Protect your car’s clearcoat from the sun, scratches, and even graffiti with a layer of protection with our ceramic coating service. Ceramic Coating is a liquid polymer that is applied by hand to the exterior of a vehicle. The coating chemically bonds with the vehicle’s factory paint, creating a layer of protection. Our Ceramic Coating creates a permanent or semi-permanent bond with a vehicle’s paint, meaning that it does not wash away or break down and does not require repeated application every few months. This high gloss, invisible protection helps keep your ride looking like-new with comparatively minimal maintenance. The coating achieves this result by making your vehicle more resilient and easier to clean.
BENEFITS OF CERAMIC COATINGS
Withstand the attacks
On any given day, your car has to endure a variety of attacks on its body, from accidental scratches to mud, dirt, and other contaminants that are an inescapable part of the road. Professionally installed ceramic coating ensures the original paint of the car is encased in a protective layer capable of withstanding a great deal of damage without showing any ill-effects on the body of the vehicle.
made to LAST
Ceramic coating is fused to the surface of the automobile. It cannot be dislodged by vibrations or external forces. Unlike traditional vehicle coatings, such as wax, that wear off over time when exposed to the weather, acidic components of the atmosphere, and bird droppings, nano-coatings last for years.
ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR CAR WAX
Getting a car waxed was originally the equivalent of getting a special coating for your car to protect its surface. The problem, of course, is the wax sealant provides less protection, and eventually wears off, which means a fresh coat needs to be reapplied several times a year. On the other hand, a single application of a ceramic coating ensures that you never need another wax job – ever!
CARs STAY CLEANER
The more pitted a surface, the easier it is for dirt to find tiny pockets to sink into it. As the name suggests, ceramic coatings work at the molecular level to ensure that the coverage provided is extremely smooth and even. This smooth and even layer of protection means that even when the dirt comes in contact with the vehicle, it finds no place to stick to, and simply rolls off the surface. Because of the property of ceramic coatings, most of the contaminants encountered on the road will be unable to stick to the surface of the car. They will fall away, leaving the surface in its initial pristine state.
It may seem at first glance that having a ceramic coating installed is cost-prohibitive but take another look. Since wax lasts only 1 to 3 months, it needs to be reapplied at least quarterly. You’ll spend around $200 four times a year for a good wash and wax. That’s $800 per year. Over 5 years you would spend $4,000 for quarterly waxing. Since a professional ceramic coating is essentially permanent if maintained properly, it would require a single application over the average lifetime of vehicle ownership. If you never have to wax your car again, you would save money.
5Star’s CERAMIC COATING LINE UP
Paint & PPF Ceramic Coating
WHEEL & CALIPER CERAMIC COATING
GLASS CERAMIC COATING
UPHOLSTERY CERAMIC COATING
PLASTIC & TRIM CERAMIC COATING
WHAT IS YOUR RECOMMENDED MAINTENANCE REGIME?
We advise that every 12 months the vehicle is thoroughly decontaminated by the removal of any road tar, iron, tree sap, and industrial fallout deposits that may have accumulated. Following that, apply a SIO2 sealant to rejuvenate the ceramic coating and enhance its hydrophobic properties.
ARE CERAMIC COATINGS A MIRACLE ‘SET AND FORGET’ PRODUCT?
Absolutely not, despite being very durable they still need maintenance. Beware of the hype that comes with many car treatment systems (ceramic and dealership applied treatments) that promise ‘no polishing’ and ‘lifetime protection with no maintenance’ as part of the deal.
We have worked on countless vehicles with various coating systems applied and have yet to find any that meet the often extravagant claims made by the industry. It is simply not possible to coat a car, then treat it to the occasional wash, and for it to remain glossy and contaminant-free several years down the road.
HOW DO I KEEP THE CAR CLEAN IN THE MEANTIME?
A careful and regular washing regime using a PH neutral shampoo and/or hydrophobic spray will keep your car looking pristine. We can supply these products directly or point you in the direction of online retailers. The cost to you is the same either way. Also, avoid letting your vehicle air dry always use quality microfibre to dry.
I’VE HAD MY CAR TREATED, IS THERE ANYTHING TO AVOID?
Avoid roller brush car washes and wiping your car clean when it’s dry. Always have a lubricant and clean microfibre or wash mitt.
ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CERAMIC COATINGS?
Ceramic coatings need to cure for around 24 hours before being exposed to rain. Your car will need to be in a garage overnight unless the weather forecast is for no rain.