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Debunking The Top 8 Myths About Ceramic Coating



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In recent years, ceramic coating has gained popularity as a revolutionary way to protect and enhance the appearance of vehicle paint. However, with its rise in popularity, several misconceptions have emerged, leading to confusion among consumers. In this blog post, we'll debunk some of the most common misconceptions about ceramic coating, providing clarity and insight into this innovative automotive technology.


Myth #1: Ceramic Coatings are Scratch-Proof

I cannot tell you how often I see/hear this when ceramic coatings are discussed. While ceramic coating does offer a degree of scratch resistance, it does not render your car impervious to scratches. It can help minimize the appearance of light scratches, but deep or forceful scratches can still penetrate the coating and reach the paint beneath.


Myth #2: You'll Never Have To Wash Your Car Again

 While ceramic coating does make cleaning easier and repels dirt and contaminants, regular washing is still necessary to maintain the coating's effectiveness. Neglecting proper maintenance can lead to a diminished lifespan of the coating and compromise its protective properties.


Myth #3: Ceramic Coating Replaces Paint Protection Film (PPF)

 Ceramic coating and PPF serve different purposes and offer unique benefits. PPF is a thicker, self-healing film designed to provide superior protection against rock chips and scratches, while ceramic coating enhances the paint's appearance and offers chemical and UV resistance. Ceramic Coatings will not stop rock chips, or scratches like a paint protection film.


Myth #4: Ceramic Coatings Are Permanant

Ceramic coating can last for several years; however it is not a permanent solution. Over time, the coating will degrade due to exposure to environmental factors and may need to be reapplied to maintain its effectiveness and protective properties. Coatings are affected by the amount of care you show them. If you never wash your vehicle, leave it parked under trees, and use subpar products to wash it, it will lose its effectiveness sooner.


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Aston Martin DB11 Ceramic Coating

Myth #5: No Preparation Needed

Proper surface preparation is essential for the successful application of ceramic coating. This includes thorough cleaning, decontamination, and sometimes paint correction to ensure the coating bonds correctly and provides maximum protection.


Myth #6: All Ceramic Coatings Are The Same

A coating, is a coating, is a... Are the all the same? There are many different brands and formulations of ceramic coatings, each with its own unique properties and performance characteristics. It's essential to research and choose a high-quality coating suitable for your specific needs and preferences.


Myth #7: Ceramic Coating Fixes Paint Imperfections

While ceramic coating can enhance the appearance of your vehicle's paint and make minor imperfections less noticeable, it cannot repair or cover up significant scratches, swirls, or other paint defects.


Myth #8: Ceramic Coating Is Only For New Cars

Ceramic coating can be applied to both new and used vehicles, offering protection and enhancing the appearance of the paint. In fact, applying ceramic coating to a used car can help rejuvenate the paint and restore its shine, providing long-lasting benefits.


By debunking these common misconceptions about ceramic coating, we hope to provide clarity and insight into this innovative automotive technology. While ceramic coating offers many benefits, it's essential to understand its limitations and proper maintenance requirements to maximize its effectiveness and longevity. Whether you're looking to protect a new investment or revitalize the paint on your current vehicle, ceramic coating can be a valuable addition to your automotive care routine.

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