There is a subject that we have started to hear recently and that automobile owners are following with curiosity. This subject is car ceramic coating, also known as ceramic paint protection. In this blog post we are going to examine the answers to the questions such as “What is Ceramic Coating?”, “What is the Purpose of Ceramic Coating?”, “How to Apply Ceramic Coating?” and “Is Ceramic Coating Harmful?".
What is Ceramic Coating?
As the name suggests, the ceramic coating is a layer that protects your vehicle. It is applied on the original paint of your vehicle. It is aimed to protect the original paint of your vehicle by making a second layer on your vehicle. It acts like a shield. Do not be confused that the name is ceramic coating, there is no ceramic in the material. The reason why it is named as ceramic coating is because it is created with the combination of many different materials. Just like ceramic. At the same time, the fact that one of the first things that comes to mind in terms of hardness is ceramic.
What is the Purpose of Ceramic Coating?
Ceramic coating is actually very useful, and the main purpose of the material is to protect your vehicle. This application protects the surface of your vehicle more than an ordinary paint and is more durable. However, this does not mean that your vehicle is prevented from being scratched. Small pieces such as stones and gravel will still cause damage to your vehicle. Therefore, you must be careful. If we take a closer look at the structure of the ceramic coating, the chemical structure of the material is hydrophobic. This means that the material has the ability to repel water. Thanks to this feature, water or other liquids are prevented from remaining on the surface of the vehicle. Thus, there is no water or mud stain on your car. Accordingly, the ceramic coating increases the paint life of your vehicle. In addition, the ceramic coating also provides protection against UV rays from the sun, oxidation, and rust. It prevents the matting of your vehicle's paint over time.
How to Apply Ceramic Coating?
Ceramic coating is prepared and applied with paint coating on the vehicle. These two processes complement each other. The paint coating process helps prepare your vehicle for ceramic coating application. It removes surface defects such as resin, tar, or scratches. If the roughness on the vehicle surface are not eliminated without the ceramic coating process, the expected efficiency cannot be obtained. As a result, the desired appearance and adequate protection may not be provided. For this, the car is washed before all operations are started. After washing, the car is cleaned with clay. With this method, you can remove deep roughness on your vehicle that cannot be removed with a standard wash. Thus, the surface of your vehicle becomes completely smooth. Then, wax polish is applied to your vehicle. Wax polish is a liquid sanding process to remove micro smoothness on the surface and restore your vehicle to its old appearance. Hair scratches are removed and most of the work on your vehicle is completed. In a closed environment, under high light, the polishing process is carried out with microfiber cloths for approximately 40 minutes. In this way, your vehicle is aimed to reach its original brightness. On the other hand, the coating stage is carried out in a bright environment with vertical movements to the surface where the ambient temperature is between 10-25 degrees. The ceramic coating dries within 20 minutes and your vehicle is ready for use after a day.
Is Ceramic Coating Harmful?
Ceramic coating does not cause any harm to the vehicle. However, you need to consider some factors before applying a ceramic coating. If you cover your vehicle with a film, it may be difficult for the coating material to adhere to the surface of the vehicle. Apart from this, as we mentioned before, your vehicle does not become scratch-proof. Therefore, you should not be disappointed by making such an expectation.