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What is Ceramic Coating?

Ceramic coating is the latest technology in the detailing industry. The easiest way is to understand Ceramic Coatings are to think of them as a second layer of skin, or a sacrificial layer of protection over your car’s clearcoat.





They utilize nanotechnology, which are essentially tiny particles that form a very fine, thin layer completely invisible to the eye. Because these particles are so small, when applied to a surface, they seal all the pores making the surface hydrophobic (water-repellent), but also resistant to UV, scratches, chemicals, extreme heat and even anti-graffiti. This layer is completely transparent.

The ceramic coating forms a semi-permanent bond with a vehicle’s surface, resulting in a ‘sacrificial’ layer that will not wash away under cleaning or rain, or break down over a short period of time. In fact, usually, it lasts years.

They repel dirt and water like nothing else, which makes them easier to clean. Their hardness helps to prevent swirl marks and marring from washing.
















Application of a ceramic coating is labor intensive as well as time sensitive. Detailers need to carefully inspect that there are no high spots during application and this inspection is only limited to a very short window. Once the coating has cured and there are high spots only a polishing step would remove this as it has semi permanently bonded to the paint.

At TDS, we pride ourselves for offering value for money ceramic coating to Kalamazoo and Portage!

Learn more about ceramic coating here.

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