Ceramic Coatings make your vehicle easy to clean, stay clean longer, and look freshly detailed after a simple wash.
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.
What are some of the benefits of a ceramic coating?
The truth about coatings
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, Ceramic Pro, has warranty information provided here: https://ceramicpro.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/CP-AfterCare-Warranty-Digital.pdf
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:
Every Legendary Sport Detail includes an application of Ceramic Pro Sport as we want everyone to be able to experience the benefits of ceramic coatings. However many clients will choose to upgrade to a more durable package. Ceramic Pro is a layerable Ceramic Coating. So as we add layers, it increases depth, protection and benefits and in turn we also extend the warranty of the coating.
Includes - 2 Year Coating Warranty on painted surfaces and Carfax Registration
Includes - 5 Year Coating Warranty on painted surfaces and Carfax Registration
Includes - Lifetime Coating Warranty on painted surfaces and Carfax Registration
Notes on Coating: In addition to an increased level of gloss and shine, coatings also add a deepening and richening of colors. Blacks will be blacker, reds will be a deeper red, etc. Also on colored or satin wheels, coatings will have the same effect. It will not turn satin wheels glossy, but it will add a darkening and richening effect.
Ceramic Pro 9H forms a permanent bond with the surface and will not wash off or break down. Ceramic Pro 9H can only be removed by abrasion. It is a highly durable protective coating that protects your paintwork from damaging contaminants. 9H can be applied in multiple layers which means the thickness of the coating can be increased with additional layers allowing a thicker/harder coating with improved scratch resistance.
Light allows the surface to stay cleaner longer as dirt and grime will not stick to it. The super hydrophobic effect of the coating will cause water to bead up and roll of the surface along with any dirt and grime. Light is usually applied over 9H in the layering process. Though not as durable as 9H, it can also be applied on its own. Light also enhances gloss depth further on all painted surfaces for that wet look that is often hard to attain with synthetic waxes.
Commonly used on surfaces previously treated with CP 9H or CP Light in order to refresh their hydrophobic and UV resistant properties but can also be used as a 6-12 months stand-alone coating.
Ceramic Pro Rain is a coating specifically designed for glass. It has excellent durability with a Super hydrophobic effect that allows water to simply bead up and flow off the glass while you are driving. Ceramic Pro Rain lasts for up to 12 month in automotive use
Ceramic Pro Plastic is a unique coating for plastic and rubber surfaces suitable for both interior and exterior use. Plastic and rubber surfaces coated with Ceramic Pro Plastic will feature a super hydrophobic effect with excellent wear resistance. The coating will add a moderate sheen to the surface making it a great permanent finish for both exterior and interior plastics no matter if they are new or need restoration.