Car owners add coatings to their vehicles to protect their car’s paint. Paint coatings can last anywhere from one to three years depending on the brand. High-quality ceramic paint coatings can protect your paint for up to five years before needing replacement, and might even come with a warranty. Wax and sealants only last a few months at the most.
While a ceramic coating provides the longest-lasting shine, it does require the most time to apply. The application process involves a thorough cleaning of the car’s surface of any dirt, debris or even swirl marks, and then an easy application of the glaze.
A ceramic coating causes debris, liquids, and chemicals to bounce off the exterior more easily instead of damaging it. The car seems cleaner because dirt has a harder time sticking to the surface.
This doesn’t mean your car never needs washing. You won’t have to wash your car as frequently, but roads still contain dust and grime that will build up over time. Additionally, the car wash will not require a ton of effort on your part — dirt should come off without much resistance.
A ceramic coating provides paint protection by acting as a shell against a variety of paint-damaging sources: