Wax is dead, and the new king is here! Ceramic Coatings are a semi-permanent or permanent protection for your vehicle. They are applied to your vehicle in liquid form then cured to create a rock hard barrier between your factory clear coat and the elements. Unlike wax, these coatings create a chemical bond with the paint and don’t wash away or break down over time. At FTA Detailing we offer 2 industry leading Ceramic Coatings, Ceramic Pro and Opti-Coat.
What are the Benefits of a Ceramic Coating?
YOUR VEHICLE STAYS CLEANER FOR LONGER
A professional grade ceramic coating, like Ceramic Pro or Opti-Coat Pro+, fills in the pores of the paint and creates a smooth hydrophobic surface over your vehicle’s factory clear coat. This makes it more difficult for dirt and road grime to stick to your vehicle’s finish. As a result your vehicle will stay cleaner for a longer period of time.
MAKES WASHING EASIER
The Ceramic Coating’s hydrophobic surface also means that road grime, bugs, and other contaminants will be much easier to remove. No more heavy scrubbing when it comes to cleaning your vehicle. A gentle wash will be all it takes to get your vehicle looking new again.
CHEMICAL STAIN AND ETCHING RESISTANCE
Ceramic Coatings are 100x thicker than traditional waxes and synthetic sealants. This means they provide far more protection. The nano-technology in Ceramic Coatings is chemical resistant so environmental contaminants like bird poop, tree sap, and bug splatter won’t penetrate or damage the coating. With a Ceramic Coating it is still important to remove acidic materials from your paint as quickly as possible, but you can be rest assured the layer of ceramic will minimize risk of damage to your factory paint and clear coat underneath.
PROTECTS FROM UV DAMAGE
Another potential danger for your paint is oxidation caused by UV exposure. This results in a faded look to your paint. A Ceramic Coating is UV resistant, meaning that your paint will be protected from fading.
Ceramic Coatings add a surreal glass-like gloss to your vehicle’s finish. The Paint Correction process we perform before application will remove swirls and scratches to maximize the coating performance. The coating is then applied to really make the paint pop and maximize depth and shine. After every wash you’ll be left with that freshly waxed look without having to spend all the time applying wax.
Once applied, the ceramic coating creates a permanent bond with your clear coat. It won’t wash away or break down. In fact, it can only be removed by buffing or sanding. It doesn’t need to be reapplied every few months like a wax. Basic maintenance and a once a year decontamination wash is all it takes to maintain the ultra-durable ceramic coating.
Ceramic Pro is changing the dynamics of the coating industry. What started years ago as an industrial multifunctional protective coating evolved into a layerable SiO2 based hydrophobic coating for vehicles. Ceramic Pro continuously improves their products to provide the end consumer with the best experience. What makes Ceramic Pro different is the cutting-edge technology based on ceramic molecular compounds (nanoceramics). The formula is world patented and it has taken ten years of research and testing to bring the product to where it is today.
Opti-Coat is a ceramic coating from Optimum Polymer Technologies. Developed and manufactured in the USA, this high quality coating is backed by science. Dr. David Ghodoussi graduated with a PhD in organic chemistry at our very own Oregon State University. He worked for over 12 years as an Organic Chemist overseeing research and development focused in polymers and automotive paint formulations. Opti-Coat was developed out of a need for a stronger, more durable paint protection. Dr. G used Silicon Carbide (SiC) as the base for Opti-Coat. The benefit of using SiC as a base is it has a diamond like hardness and is extremely durable. We’ve been offering Opti-Coat coatings for 3 years and have yet to see one failure. The coating has been on the market for 13 years and has stood the test of time. Opti-Coat is a product and a company you can trust.