Ceramic coatings are a form of paint protection, like carnauba waxes and paint sealants, but they have better durability. Consumer level ceramic coatings last 1 to 2 years if well maintained. Professional grade coatings can last upwards of 2 years, all the way up to 7 years.
Ceramic coatings are highly hydrophobic, meaning they repel water extremely well. Ceramic coatings also have self-cleaning properties, meaning your paint will keep itself clean of dirt, much more than traditional waxes or sealants. They also add a lot of gloss to your car’s paint.
Here's a recap of the main advantages of ceramic coatings: - extreme durability (1 to 2 years for commercial versions) - amazing gloss - extremely hydrophobic, so water beads and sheets off the paint - self-cleaning properties make the car easier to wash - UV protection
Ceramic coatings are also known as glass coatings and nano coatings. They pretty much are mean the same thing, as the main active component in them is silica (SiO2) which forms a glass layer on your car's paint, giving it protection and gloss.
For the purposes of this video, I will apply what I believe to be one of the best ceramic coatings (one of the best glass coatings) available to the public, the CarPro CQuartz UK Edition on my own BMW 435i xDrive Gran Coupe M Sport. Gyeon Quartz also make a great ceramic coating in the form of their Mohs coating. Both products are easy to apply, easy to remove.
If you follow the steps in this video carefully, you'll learn how to apply a ceramic coating to your car and you'll protect your paint with ceramic coatings.
►Here are some links to the products used in this video, as well as my recommendations to high quality user friendly ceramic coatings: