What is Ceramic coating?

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Ceramic Coating Explained

Simply put, Ceramic coating is a clear coat which includes a liquid polymer. When ceramic coating is applied on a car's body, the polymer forms a chemical bonding with the factory paint. Once coated, it can only be removed by abrasion and not by any chemicals. If done correctly, it can even last the lifetime of the car!


Ceramic coating also lasts longer than regular paint. Since the coating is infused with the stock paint due to strong chemical bonding, the protection stays put, even under heavy shocks and vibrations.

A car with ceramic coating is also easier to clean. The body panels of a ceramic coated car will be smooth and free of abrasions. Such a surface offers no place for dirt to stick on too. Even if it does, a simple swipe with a clean cloth brings the car back to its radiant finish.


Earlier, cars were given that extra shine by waxing. However, waxing is temporary and will eventually wear off. Both waxing and ceramic coating takes a considerable amount of time to be applied. But in the long run, ceramic coating is better than waxing due to its long life and better finish.

Ceramic coating application takes time. If not done correctly or professionally, ceramic coating might look worse than the original paint finish on your car.