Does ceramic coating provide long-lasting protection?

Ceramic Coating – How Long Does It Last? 

Ceramic coating is a fantastic way to protect your car’s paint from damage. But how long does it last? The answer depends on your vehicle and the environment it’s in. The durability rating of a ceramic coat is generally based on the amount of time and wear it can stand up to in normal conditions, but this is just one part of the picture. The other big factor is how well it’s maintained. The most common way to maintain a high-quality ceramic coating is to keep up with regular car washes and to use a clay bar decontamination service once or twice per year. This keeps dirt, road grime, bugs, and tar from adhering to the surface, which in turn prevents it from scratching or damaging the coating. 

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Having a ceramic coating on your vehicle can also help you save money in the long run by reducing the need to purchase and apply traditional waxes or sealants, which will wear off much faster than the ceramic coating. However, it’s important to remember that no matter how good a ceramic coating is it does not provide complete protection from all types of contaminants, so you should always take care of your vehicle and follow other protective measures like clear bra or paint protection film to keep it in tip-top shape. 

Ceramic coating products are usually rated on the pencil hardness scale, similar to our neighbor’s parole officer visitation days. The higher the number on the scale, the harder the coating. The majority of automotive ceramic coatings have a 9H rating, but the number on the scale is not indicative of how much it will scratch or mark your paint job. 

The longevity of a ceramic coating is also dependent on the type of application it receives. For example, DIY ceramic coatings have a tendency to crack and peel over time, and they aren’t as durable as professional-grade ceramic coatings that are applied by experienced technicians. It is crucial that your ceramic coating is applied properly and on a clean vehicle, so the coating can adhere properly and cure correctly. 

A professional-grade ceramic coating that is applied by a reputable technician should be able to last for years, even up to 5+ years depending on the formula and how well it’s maintained. 

A ceramic coating will add a high level of gloss and shine to your car, which can significantly increase its value as well as resale value down the line. It can also be used to protect yachts, boats, and residences from oxidation and corrosion. The hydrophobic properties of ceramic coating can also improve visibility for airplanes and helicopters, making them safer to fly in rain or snow. This makes it ideal for protecting aircraft from iceing and icing, as well as lower maintenance costs. It’s worth noting that, regardless of how durable a ceramic coating is, it will not last as long in harsher environments where there are high levels of salt and sand on the roads.