Ceramic car coating Canada

ceramic car coating has made the surface easy to clean

Ceramic car coating does wonders for protection & shine

Trying to keep a car looking brand-new can be expensive, and end up feeling like endless work. All that washing and waxing feels futile when a bird finds its target ten minutes after you are done. And it is not just the birds; UV radiation, chips, stains, road salt, dirt, swirl marks, all of these mean that the glossy newness of your car paint starts to fade and wear. This is where ceramic coating (also known as glass coating) comes into the picture. Ceramic car coating is based on nanotechnology, which allows it to provide a layer of protection over your vehicle’s paint work. The coating forms bonds with the substrate at the nanomolecular level, and will not wash off or break down like a wax. This protection keeps your car cleaner and shinier for longer than any other paint protection coating.

In this article we will describe the benefits of a ceramic car coating, how they are applied, and where you can find suitable products and professional applicators in Canada.

The 4 unbeatable benefits of ceramic car coating

Glass coating, ceramic coating, liquid glass, nano ceramic coating, ceramic glass, car paint protection coating, is there a difference between all these products? Well, no, not really. All these terms are used to describe a nano coating based on silica/silicon dioxide. These nano coatings are hydrophobic, hard, temperature resistant and weatherproof, and this is what makes them so perfect for your vehicle. A ceramic car coating makes your car paint more resilient, and easier to keep clean. This is because they are:

  1. UV resistant
    When your vehicle is exposed to the sun, the paint will begin to oxidise and fade. A ceramic coating provides a barrier which protects from this effect.
  2. Chemical-proof
    Acidic fluids and salt will stain and etch a paint job (including bird droppings and dead bugs), but with a ceramic coating the hydrophobic property will prevent these destructive elements from affecting the paint.
  3. ceramic coating for cars wet look black ceramic car coating

    Ceramic car coating also lets the surface shine bright

    They repel water, so water will bead on the surface and slide off. It is also more difficult for mud and grime to adhere to the surface, making washing easier and less frequent.

  4. Glossy
    A ceramic coating coats your car in a slick, self-cleaning surface which makes your car glossy and shiny, like it just came out of the shop. Also an often desired wet-look can be achieved.

Ceramic & glass coating VS waxing & hard-waxing

Ceramic and glass coatings are a relatively new solution for protecting car paint; despite the two terms, their compositions are very similar: both are car paint protection coatings. They are slowly replacing the more traditional waxing and hard waxing, which is no wonder. In the table below you can see how ceramic car coating compares to waxing and hard waxing in price and durability.

Car paint protection coatingDurabilityPrice from
Waxing4-6 months$70.00
Hard waxingup to a year$190.00
Ceramic coatingfrom 1 to 5 years depending on the product$520.00

The prices are merely indications and include application costs. Note that glass and ceramic coating for car cost range is wider than the one of more traditional paint protection methods.

Applying ceramic coating for cars in your own garage

Applying a ceramic coating is an intensive operation and, like other automotive coating options, requires an experienced and qualified professional to apply them. The process is delicate and hiring an authorised detailer will, for most people, mean a better and more effective coating application. There are, however, ceramic coating kits available which can be applied at home, if you wish to do so.

A word of warning: ceramic coating application requires absolutely contaminant-free environment which is hardly possible to reach in a private garage. Dust and dirt may ruin the coating, therefore, no warranty can be given to home applied ceramic coatings.

Though each individual product may have slightly different application requirements (always follow the specific instructions), the basic procedure is as follows:

  1. After washing and buffing the car, wipe it down again with a low percentage (15%) IPA solution and a microfibre cloth, to make sure there is as little contaminants and oils as possible left on the car surface.
  2. Take the applicator pad/cloth and apply the coating in an X pattern across it. Only a very little of the coating will be needed.
  3. Using a circular or back and forth motion, wipe the coating onto a panel, applying to one panel at a time.
  4. After 5 minutes, check the application for irregularities or high points. If they are present, gently wipe over the surface with a microfibre cloth to smooth out the surface.
  5. Allow to cure. This step is especially important as this is when the nano coating forms crosslinks and becomes the protective coating you need.

Remember that, no coating can be guaranteed durability unless maintained appropriately: a ceramic or glass coating for cars will degrade if not looked after, and will need reapplication every year to five years depending on the coating.

Canadian applicators specialised in ceramic car coating

If you take your vehicle into a shop for a professionally-applied ceramic coating, it will of course be more expensive than if you had applied it at home. You are paying for the work hours, but also the security of a trained and experienced professional, and usually a warranty for the coating and the job. A coating would be an investment for the serious car lover. Where waxing is a quarterly expense, ceramic coating is a one-off. A professional ceramic detail can cost anywhere from $520 up to $2,700 depending on the size of your car,  number of coats and surface treatment required. There are trained professional applicators across Canada.

Glass coating for car supplierAddress
Inception Automotive detailing 345 Wyecroft Road Unit 2 Oakville, ON, L6K 2H2
Get Detailed 50 Doncaster Ave. #9 Thornhill, ON
Elegance Auto Detailing2776 J. T. Rathwell Lachine, QC, Canada H8S 1K7
RS Auto Detailing1100 Finch Ave W #11b, Toronto, Ontario M3J 2E2

If you are looking for information about a large scale project or industrial ceramic car coating, our experts are here to help. Just get in touch through the “Request a quote” button and we will help you find the right coating solution & service.

Looking for a competitive quote? We are here to help!

Make use of our free coating quote service. Are you looking for coatings, paints, products or services? We connect you with the right coating partner.

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *