Ceramic coatings are for car and truck owners that care about preserving their vehicle's paint and are dissatisfied with the protection waxes offer or the effort it takes to constantly reapply them.
Ceramic Coatings are a flexible glass film that is permanently or semi-permanently bonded to you car's paint providing incredible protection, gloss, and makes the paint slick and easy to clean like a non-stick pan.
Unlike waxes, it's a one-time professional application that lasts up to a lifetime rather than mere weeks and protects against a much larger array of elements!
After extensive testing and use of nearly every professional grade coating brand on the market, as well as becoming trained and certified on many of them, the wisdom taken away is that not every coating solution is right for every vehicle or client. A consultation will help determine which solution is right for your vehicle, your maintenance habits and your paint system to give you the best results.
Ceramic Pro offers two lines of ceramic coatings that we feel answer problems for 2 kinds of clients. Ceramic Pro Sport, is an entry level, low resin coating, allowing you to enjoy many of the features of a premium coating without a large upfront investment and still get better results than a DIY solution.
Ceramic Pro 9H when layered and matched with a car show level detail, is our solution for long term protection of show cars, collectibles and garage kept vehicles and vehicles you want to spare no expense protecting.
IGL Kenzo is our premium, high resin ceramic coating solution for most vehicles. After extensive testing, the results of application are unrivaled in clarity and gloss and it has a durability that significantly over-delivers.
Kenzo coating matches well with IGL's eco friendly aftercare, making it easy to care for.
Kenzo is a revolutionary paint protection coating that contains 100% silica providing the highest level of gloss and protection and is backed by an official warranty provided by IGL Coatings and supported by certified IGL Coatings Master Applicator. It forms a layer of thick coating that radiates a rich and natural glow reminiscence of a bespoke wax while providing unmatched protection. Running your hands across a Kenzo coated car is like touching the soft luxurious silk. It will never be the same again.
100% active material content and 0% solvent creating a thick film build
Crosslinks and full cures to hardness of up to 10H (pencil scale)
Surface stays clean for a longer period thanks to the anti-fouling effect
First coating to provide a texture similar to soft luxurious silk that rivals bespoke wax
Improved formulation to increase the resistance of water spotting on coated vehicles
Water contact angle that surpasses 120° and retaining close to this angle for a long period
Ceramic Coatings are a replacement for traditional waxes and sealants. They offer a superior level of protection, a more durable bond to the surface, and depending on the formula can add advanced properties such as improved hydrophobics, gloss, self cleaning effects and scratch resistance.
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So how do I wash my car now?
This simplest answer to this question is to wash it, then dry it completely, and take it to your detailer as needed for decontamination or maintenance. Maintenance from a detailer may consist of a high pH washing to deep clean the coating, chemical decontamination with iron removal chemicals, clay bar treatment, maintenance products meant to reinvigorate or increase slickness, or even spot polishing and recoating of small sections in case of damage. Ask your detailer if he or she provides maintenance services prior to having them apply a coating for you.
What does the warranty from the coating company cover?
Most ceramic coating company guarantees or warranties cover re-application of the product if there is premature failure. It is best to get the details of what is needed to maintain your warranty from your detailer prior to coating application, as most companies’ warranties vary slightly. Our product has warranty info here:
My car is brand new. Will I still need to have the paint clayed and polished prior to coating application?
Yes. Any quality detailer will see these steps as the foundation necessary for a quality ceramic coating application. Any detailer that does not follow these steps prior to applying a ceramic coating are likely improperly applying the coating. Even for a brand-new vehicle “off the truck” thorough wash, clay bar treatment, and light polishing are the absolute minimum before coating application. Often times much more polishing and compounding is needed even on a brand-new vehicle to make sure the surface is as flawless as possible before the ceramic coating is applied.
There is a huge variance in pricing from one detailer to the next, or even from the dealership on the cost of a ceramic coating. What gives?
Many factors affect the pricing of a ceramic coating, including but not limited to:
Pricing is going to be determined in a consultation as we discover the right level of prep work, coating, and condition of the vehicle. The link below will take you to some of our common packages and give you an idea of what to expect.