The Importance Of Maintaining Ceramic Coating

Considering how much money people sink into their automobiles, it is unsurprising that the prospect of taking a “Use it, abuse it, and lose it” mindset when it comes to their cars is unfathomable. Cars are expensive investments that require frequent and consistent upkeep, from oil changes to general cleaning, and tire changes to installing wiper blades. Furthermore, as you drive your car throughout the year, it is exposed to all kinds of weather conditions. To protect the exterior of your car from the environment and keep it looking fresh, most people turn to nano-ceramic coatings. However, what not many may be aware of is that even though the ceramic coating is incredibly resilient to water and scratches, it can still be damaged by everyday weather conditions such as UV rays and acid rain. Read on to find out why it is important that you maintain the ceramic coating on your car.

What is Ceramic Coating?

When applied properly and given enough time to cure, nano ceramic coatings can become a semi-permanent transparent layer that is incredibly strong and slippery. It is ideal as a protective coat for headlights, exhaust systems, windshields, and more. The coat will be able to protect the exterior of the car from nearly anything you can encounter on the open road. Unfortunately, it is not indestructible. Large hail, acid rain, the endless march of time, and even flocks of geese can damage the coating.

What Happens When You Do Not Maintain the Ceramic Coating?

If you think installing a ceramic coat is going to cut you some slack when it comes to the maintenance of your car… you are right as your car certainly will be better protected. However, it does not mean that the ceramic coating is self-sufficient. Aside from the environmental factors that will damage your ceramic coating, it can also begin to wear down if there is a massive build-up of grime, dirt, and bird droppings. This means that you will still need to maintain a relatively clean car. So, what would happen if you are not diligent with your carwash routine?

Reduced Water Repellent Properties

The hydrophobic properties of ceramic coating are one of its defining features. This characteristic is common in higher-end coatings and is typically able to keep rain and even mud from staining your car. Furthermore, sticky grime, pollen, or dirt can also easily slip off the exterior of the car due to the slippery hydrophobic properties of the ceramic coating, meaning that your car is easier to clean due to the ceramic coating.

However, if you allow dirt to build up on your car and damage the coating, the opposite can happen, where dirt and grime begin sticking to your car instead. This would not only be a complete waste of your ceramic coating but also be entirely counterproductive to protecting your car and keeping it fresh.

Less Shine

Aside from its practical applications, nano ceramic coatings are prized for adding a high shine, high gloss layer onto your car. This ensures that your car looks almost brand-new every time you get a new ceramic coat.

Unfortunately, if you do not maintain the coating with regular washes, then it can easily become dull and lackluster. This can make your automobile look older than it is and incredibly dirty.

It Will Deteriorate Faster

On top of losing its protective qualities and aesthetic appeal, not maintaining your ceramic coating will make it deteriorate faster, meaning you will need to fork out more money to change the coat sooner. As such, it is imperative that you are diligent in maintaining your coat. Allowing it to deteriorate will eventually degrade it to the point where it completely loses its function. Ceramic coatings are certainly not cheap, so it is in your best interest to prolong the lifespan of the coating on your car.


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