What is Ceramic coating & Does it Works? If yes, how long?
Over the last few years, ceramic coatings and hybrid ceramic sprays have dominated the detailing scene as the highest level of protection. It wasn’t long ago that ceramic-infused coatings, waxes, sealants, and spray coatings were premium add-ons at dealerships and detailing shops. Today they’re widely used and in just about every DIY detailer’s shop. There are hundreds of products on the market from nearly every major car care brand. Many works as advertised, others may leave you disappointed and end up collecting dust on the shelf.
SO DO CERAMIC COATINGS WORK? ABSOLUTELY.
The silicon dioxide (SiO2) compound found in ceramic coatings provides significantly better protection than traditional waxes and sealants. Through nanotechnology, it does allows the product to bond to your paint, wheels, glass, and trim at a molecular level. It fills in microscopic pores and grooves in your paint, leaving a hydrophobic surface that is so smooth that it feels “slick” to the touch.
ARE CERAMIC COATINGS EXPENSIVE?
If you count it on several years it last, yes it is worth it. And the value of ceramic coating application on a car is just 1% of the car’s value; in many cases, it is less than one. We spend a lot on buying mobile screen guards & Body cover, although it is not exposed to the environment when we compare it with cars. So I would say it’s not expensive if you count on cars value.
HOW LONG DO CERAMIC COATINGS LAST?
Ceramic coatings are extremely durable and can last anywhere from a few months to years. Professional-grade ceramic coatings claim to last up to 5 years. It is truly remarkable considering many of us grew up applying paste wax or Teflon coating that began to lose its hydrophobic properties after just 30 days. Some never had hydrophobic and provided nowhere near the same level of protection. While true ceramic coatings are extremely durable, they are not for everyone or every budget. Spray ceramic coatings, or Ceramic Wax doesn’t last nearly as long, but they’re easy to apply and can last up to 6 months before needing to install another coat. This cost-effectiveness and moderate durability make them a good option for DIY’ers and weekend warriors on a budget.
But all over this In Indian condition, you have to maintain your cars with regular dusting. Yes, you read it right, dusting; most Indians wash their cars regularly, Which intends to damage ceramic coating & its hydrophobic nature. India is a highly dusty & muddy country; maintaining a ceramic coated vehicle in this environment is a task.