Ceramic Coatings

What is a ceramic coating?

Ceramic coatings are a type of protective coating applied to various surfaces, such as automotive paint, metal, glass, and even some types of fabrics, to provide enhanced protection and durability. These coatings are typically made from a combination of silica, titanium dioxide, and other ceramic nanoparticles suspended in a liquid solvent. The exact composition of ceramic coatings can vary depending on the manufacturer and the intended application.

The primary components of ceramic coatings include silica (SiO2) and titanium dioxide (TiO2), which are mixed together to create a stable suspension in a liquid carrier or solvent. These nanoparticles provide the coating with its hardness, durability, and heat resistance.

Ceramic coatings are known for their ability to provide long-lasting protection against environmental factors, UV radiation, chemicals, and physical abrasion. They also offer hydrophobic properties, making it easier to clean and maintain surfaces. However, it's essential to follow the manufacturer's instructions for proper application and maintenance to get the best results from ceramic coatings.
The simple fact is that ceramic coatings are designed to bond to the paintwork, adding a sacrificial layer that is tough and shines. It will generally wear away over a period dictated by the longevity of the specific coating.

Many companies buy from the same sources from China, India, etc and re-label and sell at inflated prices. Most of these ceramics tend to be low quality and use a very basic formula. These tend not to have strong bonding agents and have very low Si02 (Silicon Dioxide), which is the main ingredient that gives the durability and strength to the coatings.

You may also be aware of the "lifetime" protection packages main dealerships offer, these products are often of the same quality as above and are poor in quality or poorly applied, in some cases not even applied at all!

Here at Bay Detailing we are a accredited Garage Therapy professional centre, this enables us to apply their ceramic coatings which are proven and have been tested to the hardest standards, these ceramic coatings give extreme levels of gloss and durability.

A ceramic coating forms an extremely strong bond to your cars paint, which last years rather than months as a normal wax or sealant would. They can only be removed by abrasion, such as sanding or machine polishing. The coating becomes the new outside layer of your paint, meaning the glossy paint underneath is sealed in, while the coating protects your car from the elements. This means that once applied your cars paint looks just as beautiful and glossy after each wash for years to come. It's worth bearing in mind that any defects in the paint such as fine scratches (swirls) will be sealed in after the coating has been applied, so before application, all the vehicles we work on are given at least a single stage machine polish prior to a ceramic coating.
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extra Coatings

Alongside the professional paint coatings we can apply, we also have a range of extra coatings for various areas of your vehicle.

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