Is Ceramic Coating Worth the Cost?
Any material that meets a minimum standard of hardness and heat resistance may be called ceramic. Ceramic coatings for cars can provide a semi permanent layer of protection to the vehicle's paint. It can be a bit expensive to hire a professional to apply ceramic to your car, but it can keep your car looking new for a long time.
With proper maintenance, paint coating protects for two to five years. It can act as a water repellent on the paint surface and prevent water spots and etchings from bird droppings. Also called nano ceramic coating, it can reduce the need for frequent car washes and replace wax or sealant. Good quality SiO2 coatings can also block UV rays.
The best brands are easy to apply to the car's paint. Look for Cquartz by Car Pro, Sonax CC36 Profiline, Renny Doyle Double Black Inspiration Coating, Malco EPIC and Magna Shine.