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Frequently Asked Questions About Ceramic Coatings
My Car Currently Has A Clear Coat. Why Would I Need A Ceramic Coating?
The clear coat currently on your vehicle is hardened coating meant to protect the paint’s colored layer. This clear layer is bound to become damaged from a lot of factors like bird droppings, bugs, marks, and automatic car wash among other things. This leads to nasty marks that will hamper clarity, and thus obstruct your colored paint layer’s view. To get rid of these nasty marks, we use the paint correction process and it removes small quantities of your clear coat to reach the extent of defect. There is just a limited amount of clear coat on the vehicle which you can’t polish so many times. It’s here that Ceramic Coating comes in handy. Upon being applied, it adds the vehicle a harder layer of ceramic coating. The layer contains a more highly rated hardness level than your factory clear coat. This makes it much more resistant to etchings, scratches and marring. The ceramic coating changes the surface tension, giving it the capability to repel liquids, makeing the surface much more easy to maintain with almost zero damage. The layer also doubles up as a sacrificial layer, which means that should it get damaged, you’ll just remove it and still remain with factory clear coat on your car.
I Have A Brand New Vehicle, Does It Still Need To Be Polished Before Installing Ceramic Coating?
Yes. Even a brand new vehicle must be prepared thoroughly before applying ceramic coatings. Factory defects like sanding marks, swirls from transportation prep and handler marring can be visible even after inspection. New vehicles get transported on open trailers, or even railroad cars. These vehicles cover hundreds or even thousands of miles, often through changing weather, rail dirt, grime and leaking cars above it. Most dealerships will wash their cars using improper methods. This will result to light scratches and washing mars. All these will need to be properly corrected before any ceramic products can be installed.
Does Ceramic Coating Crack, Fade, Yellow or Peel?
No. Ceramic Coating with proper preparation and application won’t peel, yellow or crack. Our products have been put through stringent LAB & real-life testing in the world’s toughest environments, and they’ve passed with flying colors!
Is It Safe To Use Ceramic Coatings For Other Vehicle Surfaces Than Clear Coat?
Yes. One of the outstanding Ceramic Coating properties is that they are highly versatile and can protect almost any surface they are applied to including Ceramic Coating for Glass, Plastics, Rubber, Leather, Vinyl & Wheels.
Can Ceramic Coating Use As Wax Alternative?
Yes. After you’ve applied ceramic coating, it won’t be necessary to wax again. It’s very easy to clean your vehicle’s paint. It’s much like maintaining your windshield or glass. There is no need for waxes/sealants or abrasive washes.
Does Ceramic Coating Protect From Rock Chips?
Being silica-based product, ceramic coating is basically quartz coating. NANOPRO Ceramic Coating adds a little bit of rock chip resistance, but it can still get the rock chips from high speeds or larger rocks. Your will get some rock chips, although much less compared to your clearcoat.
What Is The Application Process And How Long Will It Take?
Installation of Ceramic Coating takes anywhere from 1 hour to 2 days and depends on several factors like the package you choose, the size of the vehicle and your paint condition. Firstly, you need to wash and have the vehicle prepped. Secondly, you need to embark on correcting all the imperfections contained in the paint like scratches and swirls. After properly prepping the vehicle, a surface preparation material is applied to the whole vehicle to have bare paint. The coating process thus begins at this stage. Each panel of the car is applied with NANOPRO Ceramic Coating, leveled and then stacked to come up with the package selected.
Can Ceramic Coating Be Applied To My Vehicle By Myself (DIY)?
It is not recommended to apply ceramic coating with no experience, proper training and the right conditions. It requires a keen attention to detail and a thorough knowledge of how ceramic coatings work.
Does My Vehicle Still Need Waxing After Installing Ceramic Coating?
No! Ceramic Coating products are permanent replacement to sealants and wax. Those products won’t have use anymore!
How Safe Is Ceramic Coating For My Paint Or Clear Coat?
It’s very safe. Ceramic coating products have been designed to be safe for your paint / clear coat. with proper preparation and application, ceramic coating won’t damage your paint or clearcoat.
How Durable Is Ceramic Coating?
At NANOPRO, we provide various levels of protection to cars. We have 1 year, 3-year and 5-year packages. With these packages, you can be sure of the best in terms of long-term protection, and are backed with for these timeframes. The warranty ensures that our coatings perform properly for the time period desired. However, for long term protection, proper maintenance is paramount.
Do I Still Need To Wash My Vehicle?
Certainly yes. There isn’t any product that can guarantee to keep your vehicle completely free of debris and dirt! However, by installing a ceramic coating, you will spend much less time and effort on your wash process.
Will Ceramic Coating Provide Protection To Chrome / Polished Surfaces?
Yes, Ceramic Coating does a fantastic job on protecting your polished / chrome finishes from corrosion, discoloration and oxidation. Thanks to the self-cleaning property of Ceramic Coating, maintenance is quite effortless. There is no need to continuously polish the chrome or polished finishes to maintain its original luster.
Does Ceramic Coating Prevent Water Spots?
No. However, it allows those nasty water spots to be removed easily without causing damage to the surface. Because Ceramic Coating forms a protective over the substrate, it won’t allow minerals etch or corrode the surface being protected by NANOPRO Ceramic Coating. This will in turn prolong the life cycle of your paints, metals, plastics, vinyl and gelcoat among other things. Ceramic Coating refers to a silica- or glass-based product and the windshield glass can still have water spots. However, it has a much higher level of resistance to water spots than the clearcoat.
Can Ceramic Coating Provide Protection To My Vinyl / Wrap?
Yes. Ceramic coating protects your vinyl from any accidental spills, oil/grime, UV rays and stains. NANOPRO is entirely flexible and won’t crack or even peel from the vinyl. As is the case with all surfaces, NANOPRO Ceramic Coating provides self-cleaning effect which allows your vinyl to be cleaned easily. Bid bye to countless vinyl cleaning agents.
My Car Shows Scratches And Other Damage. Can Ceramic Coating Be Installed Over This?
Certainly not! We have within our ranks certified professionals and trainers who are specialists in surface correction. Your vehicle will be restored by our professionals so that it returns to its absolute best condition.
Is It Easy To Remove Ceramic Coating From My Car?
No. You can’t just wash away ceramic coating like you do to a sealant or wax. This gives it durable results. You have to use abrasion to remove the coating.
Does Ceramic Coating Require Yearly Servicing?
Yes. For your warranty not to be voided, it’s important that you attend a yearly service. This way, you can be sure the ceramic coating works properly for the whole period of warranty. If you miss an annual inspection and maintenance for any reason, the warranty defaults to lesser package at the time that you miss the annual inspection. In other words, Gold warranty becomes Silver warranty every time you miss an annual service.
How Do I Maintain My Car’s Ceramic Coating?
Maintenance is in fact the great thing when it comes to ceramic coating products. You just need water and gentle soap and you are good to go. You don’t need to use harsh chemicals or clay bars. You can even use a No Rinse material to easily and quickly maintain your coating.
Will Ceramic Coating Protect My Vehicle From Scratches?
Depends on the material that touches the surface and its weight.
Ceramic Coating makes the surface super mechanically strong and resistant, but there are many types of scratches that can penetrate the coating.