Is Ceramic Coating Worth It? Weighing the Pros and Cons for Your Vehicle

When it comes to protecting your vehicle's appearance, it's challenging to know which option will work best to protect your ride. Ceramic coating is one option that helps enhance the color and beauty of your car. This liquid polymer is applied directly to the exterior of your vehicle to form a protective layer. It chemically bonds with the paint to create a durable and transparent shield.

Not sure if ceramic coating is right for you? Here are some of the pros and cons to consider.


Before you schedule a ceramic coating, here's what to know about the benefits.

High-Quality Protection

Ceramic coatings provide protection against environmental elements, including oxidation, bird droppings, stains, and UV rays. The goal is to create a barrier between your vehicle's paint and the elements to keep your car looking incredible. Although ceramic coatings don't protect against all scratches and dings, they do prevent exposure and damage from road salts and hail.

Long-Lasting Durability

Waxes and sealants can look pretty good for a short time but wear off over time. Ceramic vehicle coatings are designed to last for years, and their unique polymer formula increases their resistance to abrasions and harsh conditions. When you stick to waxes, you end up reapplying them regularly, driving up the cost of your vehicle's care.

Enhanced Shine

If you love the look of a shiny, reflective finish, a ceramic coating is a good choice for your vehicle. It ultimately creates a deep, reflective shine, and its hydrophobic properties help it endure for the long-haul. The coating helps your car's color take on more depth and clarity to keep it looking new. 

Feels Smooth

If you've been struggling to keep your car looking amazing, you've probably tried wax kits that leave behind sticky residues that quickly collect bird droppings, insects, and grime. Sigma Kore uses an in-house solution to keep your exterior looking vibrant.

Suitable for a Wide Range of Vehicles

It's a common misconception that only luxury cars benefit from a ceramic coating. You can also enhance the appearance of even modest cars by giving them a protective coating. Depending on the age and condition of your car, you may need more than one ceramic coating treatment.

Easy Maintenance

One of the best things about ceramic coatings is how easy it make car maintenance and care. Once a ceramic coating is applied, its hydrophobic properties will repel water and dirt, reducing the need for washing and scrubbing. You're also less likely to deal with baked-on grime that can happen from driving a dirty car around under the hot sun.


Despite all the upsides to having ceramic coatings on your vehicle, here's what you need to know about the cons.

Costs More than a Wax

Ceramic coatings are not cost-prohibitive, but they do cost more than the waxes you're accustomed to. Fortunately, ceramic coatings last longer than waxes and reduce your vehicle's aesthetic care.

Needs Professional Application

Generic DIY ceramic coating kits aren't always effective and require professional application. Hiring a skilled detailer adds to your overall cost, but it's still less expensive than trying to do it yourself and needing someone to come onboard and fix the mistake.

Won't Fix Deep Scratches and Dings

Ceramic coatings offer exceptional protection, but they aren't foolproof. They can address minor scratches and swirl marks, but they don't lift everything nor prevent all scratches. You can still end up with deeper scratches that penetrate your ceramic coating. 

Contact Sigma Kore for Ceramic Coatings

Deciding whether or not to invest in a ceramic coating largely depends on your personal preferences, budget, and how important the appearance of your vehicle is. Protect your investment in your vehicle and keep it looking as fresh and new as possible. Sigma Kore offers professional-grade ceramic coating or PPF with an unmatched 24-hour turnaround on either service. We also supply consumer-grade kits so you can keep your vehicle in top condition longer, with free shipping on orders over $40. Learn more about our vehicle protection products and services by contacting us today.


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