Whether you’ve recently bought a new car or you’re restoring a vintage beauty, you want to protect your car inside and out and keep it looking good. That means keeping your paint job free from stone chips, sun damage, and superficial scratches while retaining that showroom shine.
Car paint protection technology has made leaps and bounds in recent years. Today the industry standard in high end automotive paint protection is ceramic coating that bonds to your paint on an atomic level. Sounds pretty intense, right? The great part about ceramic coating for cars is that it doesn’t cost a fortune – the protection factor and value for money make ceramic coatings the best choice for luxury cars and everyday drivers alike.
What is ceramic paint protection?
Alright, let’s get technical for a minute. Ceramic paint protection is an inorganic clear polymer that, when applied (by hand) to your vehicle, creates a semi-permanent bond with the particles in your paint. Coatings like nano-ceramic and glass coatings add a strong protective layer to your paint that doesn’t degrade because they are fully bonded instead of sitting on top of your paint like wax.
Ceramic and Glass Protection vs Wax
If you’ve ever waxed your car after a wash you would know how quickly the coating disappears. Depending on the weather conditions and wax you’d be lucky to get a couple of months before needing to reapply. That’s not the case with glass and ceramic coating for cars.
Here are some of the main differences between wax and proper protective coatings:
· Surface scratches
Wax is thin and viscous, so it won’t stand up to superficial scratches from keys and trees. Ceramic coatings are tough and scratch resistant so it’s likely that if a key comes in to contact with your car the worst you will do is graze the protective layer while the paint stays scratch free.
It’s not invincible though; unless you drive a tank, you still need to watch for car park scratches and serious stone chips.
· Protection from the elements
Oxidation, the sun’s UV rays, and Perth’s salty air: without the right automotive protective coating these things can wreak havoc on your paint. Adding a tough outer shell with glass or ceramic coatings actively repels dirt, dust, salt, UV rays and pretty much anything else Perth’s roads can throw at you.
· Less maintenance
Wax needs reapplying every few months, more often if you leave the car outside or live near the ocean. Ceramic automotive protection won’t need to be reapplied for years and in the meantime the hydrophobic coatings reduce the amount of time you spend cleaning the car.
Water droplets, mud, and dirt have a hard time sticking to strong coatings so you can easily clean your car with minimal effort. Avoid cheap automated car washes though because the rough process could leave swirl marks on any coating.
Why you should choose Innomotive for ceramic paint protection
When you want to protect your car with a long term protective coating, Innomotive have got you covered – literally. We exclusively use the Japanese-engineered Camui coatings because they are some of the best in the business. You can read more about Camui coatings here, then contact us to get a quote on ceramic coating that really lasts.