Prestige Car Audio and Marine in Metairie has partnered with NOLA Auto Spa to offer automotive detailing services including ceramic coatings. If you are looking for a long-lasting, incredibly hydrophobic coating to make your car, truck or SUV look amazing, then our Gtechniq protection packages are for you.
What Is a Ceramic Coating?
When it comes to giving the paint on your vehicle amazing shine and protection, automotive detailers have three options. Traditional waxes like carnauba fill the micro-pores in the paint to make it beautiful and shiny. As a naturally sourced product, waxes start to break down after a few days or weeks. The second option to make your vehicle look great is sealant. Sealants are created in a lab and offer an improvement in resistance to heat and UV exposure. This durability allows them to last longer than natural waxes with nearly the same shine.
For the ultimate protection, chemists have created an even tougher and more durable solution known as a ceramic coating. These coatings are incredibly hydrophobic, meaning water droplets bead on the surface rather than spreading out. Dirt, dust and debris are carried off the vehicle by water rather than sticking to the paint, so your car stays cleaner longer. The coatings also help block UV rays to keep your paint looking fresh and vibrant for years and years. In fact, you can choose from different coating longevity, from six months to more than five years.
What Is the Coating Process?
To ensure that your vehicle looks its best, the paint surface needs to be flawless before we apply the coating. Depending on the age and condition of your vehicle, this preparation process varies between a thorough washing and decontamination to a multi-stage paint correction regimen. We can’t overstate the importance of proper preparation. Once the coating is applied, anything underneath is locked in place and requires abrasives to be removed, which includes the coating itself.
After we’ve prepared the vehicle, we begin applying the coating. We work in small areas, letting the transport liquid (water and ethanol) flash off before we buff the surface smooth. Timing is critical during the installation as the time window for buffing is extremely short. Once cured, the coating is rock hard and requires sanding to be removed or leveled. Given these conditions, this most certainly isn’t something you want to try at home.
Keep Your Vehicle Looking Like New
Once applied and fully cured, not only will the paint surface look like new, the coating offers incredible protection. Our premium Crystal Serum Ultra has a surface hardness of 10H, making it resistant to scratches from improper washing techniques. The coating also resists stains and damage from bird droppings, tree sap and bug splatter.
The hydrophobic properties make your vehicle incredibly easy to keep clean. Our team will show you how to keep the paint pristine using the three-bucket washing method and the right pH-balanced automotive soaps.
If you are interested in the ultimate protection solution for your vehicle, drop by Prestige Car Audio and Marine near New Orleans. A member of our team will inspect your vehicle and let you know what it will take to get it looking like new, then protect it for many years. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please call our store or send us an e-mail using our contact form.