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The Benefits of a Ceramic Coating


There are a lot of coating companies that make some pretty big claims of what it can do. Although there’s some truth to the claims, I don’t like to oversell the capabilities of it. 


So here are some benefits you actually get with our coating:

  • Produces the most durable protection that lasts between 2-3 years 

  • You only need to apply it once (and not every 3 months like other forms of protection)

  • Creates a deep level of gloss that’s incomparable to other forms of protection like wax or sealant 

  • Provides unmatched hydrophobic properties that keeps your car cleaner and makes it easier to wash


Common Myths About Ceramic Coatings ​


Yes, coatings are long-lasting and durable, but that doesn’t mean you can do whatever you want with your vehicle and think the coating will protect it.


It has its limitations and it’s important to understand the limitations of what the ceramic coating can handle. Too many times we see customers overthink the protection aspect of the coating and are then disappointed when they see swirls or etchings in the paintwork.


What’s a Ceramic Coating?


At one point in time, a paste wax was the top shelf choice to enhance your vehicle’s shine while also protecting your paint from external elements like rain, bird poo, dirt, etc…


Fast forward 20 years, a bunch of scientists work their magic in a lab, and we now have a far more durable and superior form of protection: ceramic coatings.

Unlike Mr. Miyagi, this is not a “wax-on-wax-off” application. The ceramic coating is a semi-permanent liquid layer that bonds to the vehicles surface. It is commonly referred to as a “sacrificial” layer of protection as it’ll absorb the weather elements like rain, dirt, and snow to better protect the paint underneath.


As an analogy: The wax is like a tent protecting you in a forest. The ceramic coating is like a brick house in the forest. Both offer protection from rain and dust, but one is nothing like the other.


Before the coating is installed, your vehicle must first be properly prepped and corrected with our Paint Correction or Paint Enhancement service. If you apply the coating without the proper prep work, you’re not able to get all the benefits from the coating. In this instance we include a 1-2 step correction or paint enhancement with our coatings, this will remove about 50-90% of swirls and scratches.


That’s the difference of a professional ceramic coating installer. Additionally, if it’s not properly installed, you won’t get the actual benefits and you’ll see a ton of smudges across your vehicle.


This is what we consider “high spots”. You’ll see this when the coating was not properly applied and it was left to dry for too long without wiping off.


As a general rule of thumb, the more durable the coating, for instance, a 1 year versus a 9 year coating, the harder it is to install. You have to understand the weather variables as that can play a major factor in the installation process.

The coating will not make your paint scratch-proof. When we say the coating will resist light swirls and scratches, we genuinely mean very light swirls and scratches that might be induced when properly washing or drying the vehicle.


If you drag a dry and dirty wash mitt across the paint, you will scratch the paint. If you drag your hand or leg across the paint, you will scratch it.


The coating will not protect your paint from rock chips. The only real option that can protect your paint from rock chips will be paint protection film (PPF).


No matter how many layers you apply of any protection, whether it’s wax or ceramic coating, it cannot stop the impact of a rock hitting your vehicle.


The coating requires maintenance to prolong the durability. Just like many other things in life, if you don’t care for the coating, it will degrade overtime and not last it’s intended lifespan.


You have to properly wash, dry, and boost the coating for maximum durability. A coating that was meant to last for 5 years can start to break down at year 2 if not cared for properly.

Our Process


Clean inner wheels, tires and fenders thoroughly


Decontaminate Paint Using Clay Bar And Iron Remover To Leave Paint As Bare As Possible


We Will Carefully Polish Your Paint To Remove 50-90% of Defects While Leaving A Layer Of Sealant Over Paint (Lasts About 6-8 Months)


Carefully Apply Coating To All Paint Surfaces Even Bumpers, Do Some Final Touch Ups And Shine Your Tires


Thorough hand wash of vehicle including cleaning the door jambs, gas cap, and remove bugs, Tar and bird poo


Tape Off Sensitive Areas To Prevent Damage, Prep Panels


We Will Constantly Check Our Progress By Wiping Polish Off And Checking With A Light.

Real Feedback From Our Satisfied Ceramic Coating Clients 

Rachelle S.

Solis Auto Detailing knocked it out of the park! Norberto is very knowledgeable, respectful, and professional. He took his time explaining the detailing process and options. He kept me informed during my detail and took extra care and attention to any concerns I had. He's an awesome and trustworthy detailer. I'm very impressed with my vehicles refreshed new look! Norberto did a fantastic job with the ceramic coating! My car SHINES, paint is beautifully smooth, protected, and has a mirror like finish.  I can't recommend Solis Auto Detailing enough! If you need any auto detailing, call Solis!
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Ceramic Coatings FAQs

Can I wash my car after the coating is installed?


Once the coating is applied, the vehicle should not get wet for the first 24-48 hours so it can fully cure. After that, we advise our customers to not wash their vehicle for the first two weeks. The first wash after we apply the ceramic coating is free to you so we can check how the coating is holding up.

Can the ceramic coating replace my clear coat?

If your paint is chipping and fading due to clear coat failure, the only option to fix that is a repaint. A ceramic coating will not be able to help.


Can I just get the coating installed without the prep work or paint correction?


We do not apply coatings to vehicles that have not gone through the proper prep as you will not reap the benefits of a coating without it.

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