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What Are the Benefits and Drawbacks of Ceramic Vehicle Coating?

Ceramic Coating is creating a lot of buzz right now when it comes to vehicle protection.

These coatings are used in place of traditional sealants and wax to provide long term protection and more paint gloss. Technically, a vehicle that has been ceramic coated does not need to be waxed for up to two years; depending on the brand.

Vehicle owners will easily spend over a $1500 to protect their vehicles with ceramic coating, but is it worth it? Why spend $1500 for two-five years of protection when you can wax your car for a considerably less amount ($50-$100) every 2-3 months.

A sealant, which is also much less than cermaic coating ($100-$200 ) lasts up to 6 months. So to some that my be a better option

Take a look a this write up by Theresa Houghton to determine if cermaic coatings are right for you.

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What Are the Benefits and Drawbacks of Ceramic Vehicle Coating?

Ceramic coating can cut down on the amount of maintenance required to keep your car’s exterior looking great, but does it provide enough protection to make it worth the extra cost? Take a look at the pros and cons of ceramic coating products as you consider whether or not to invest.

Smoother and Less Prone to Damage

To protect paint from harm, ceramic coating makes use of nanotechnology. It might sound like science fiction, but it’s really just a description of the molecules involved and how they work. In fact, ceramic coatings are sometimes called “nano coatingsdue to the tiny size of the molecules. When the coating is applied, these molecules infuse into the clear coat on top of the car

Easier to Keep Clean

The simple act of driving turn your car into a total mess in a matter of days, but coating the paint with ceramic can make things like splattered bugs and bird droppings easier to clean off. You don’t have to worry as much about stains sticking around and leaving permanent marks, and because the coating repels water, you’re less likely to see spotting after wet weather. Plus, ceramic has a glossy sheen to it, which keeps your car looking like new for a lot longer!

Extended Paint Protection

When applied properly, a ceramic coating can provide up to five years of protection. That’s five years of worrying less about dings, stains and scratches and five years of enjoying eye-catching shine. Should the coating become damaged, it’s easier to fix than direct damage to paint. You don’t even need to have a professional apply the ceramic for you. DIY ceramic coating kits are available if you prefer to handle the process yourself.

Not All Ceramic Coatings Are High-Quality

Going DIY does have its potential drawbacks, even if you consider yourself an expert in all things related to vehicle detailing. You have to be sure you’re getting a good quality kit if you want professional results without paying professional prices. Research the top-selling kits and check out reviews before you buy, and take the time to read all the instructions prior to application. If for any reason you feel like you’re not equipped for the project, let a skilled expert apply the coating for you.

You Still Have to Wash it Right

No coating or paint protection product is a substitute for proper long-term car care. You can’t get ceramic coating and use it as an excuse to be lazy or skip proper washing. You’re still responsible for keeping your vehicle clean and free of dirt and debris. On the upside, it doesn’t take as much elbow grease to wipe away obvious messes, and you should spend a lot less on paint touch-ups as long as you avoid automatic car washes. Choose touch-free to prevent scratches and swirls from forming on the surface of the coating and ruining the shine.

Your budget and driving style are the two biggest factors in determining whether ceramic coating is right for your vehicle. It should protect the paint from potential damage on your daily commute, but if you’re a more adventurous driver, you might need to go for a greater degree of protection.


About the Author Theresa “Sam” Houghton is a writer, speaker and health coach from Troy, NY. She’s a regular contributor to, and her work has appeared in the Honest Weight Food Co-Op Coop Scoop, Natural Awakenings Magazine and the 2017 Daily Dozen calendar. She has been a featured guest on Focus on Albany, WMAC’s Food Friday and the Just Ask David podcast. When she's not writing or cooking, Sam likes to read and study the Bible, cook tasty plant-based food and knit socks. You can find out more about Sam at


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