Top 10 Ceramic Coating FAQs

Are you considering a ceramic coating but not sure how it will affect your vehicle? The team at Sigma Kore frequently receives inquiries about the process and is available to address any concerns you may have. Or, give us a call today to schedule your appointment and get started on your vehicle protection care.

What Is a Ceramic Coating?

A ceramic coating creates a thin, highly durable layer of protection on your vehicle. We apply the ceramic polymer solution to the exterior of your vehicle to safeguard its original paint. It goes on as a liquid but cures into a hard layer of durability. Ceramic coatings can also enhance the depth and richness of your car's paint and keep it looking its best.

Why Use a Ceramic Coating for Your Car or Truck?

Ceramic coatings are a powerful way to protect your car's paint from the elements. Its hydrophobic properties repel water and cause droplets and beads to slide off, which can ultimately prevent water spots and stains. Because water often contains dirt and grime, the ceramic coating also helps repel it. You'll also have more protection against environmental contaminants, UV rays, fading, oxidation, and chemical stains.

How Long Does a Ceramic Coating Last?

A professionally applied ceramic coating can last anywhere from five to ten years. The answer depends on several factors, including the type of car you have, the ceramic coating's quality, and how it was applied. Call the technicians at Sigma Kore to discuss your options, and we'll let you know how long your ceramic coating should last.

Are Ceramic Coatings as Good as Dealership Applied Sealants?

Ceramic coatings are far superior and more durable than dealership-applied sealants. Dealership-applied sealants may only last a few months and require regular reapplication. You can easily spend more on sealants than a ceramic coating because of how often you need to reapply it.

How Often Do I Need to Wash My Vehicle After a Ceramic Coating?

As with any vehicle protection care, a ceramic coating isn't a set-it and forget-it solution. You will need to wash your car regularly to maximize the benefits of your ceramic coating. As a general rule, you should hand wash your car about every two to three weeks with the correct products and a non-abrasive wash. 

What Shouldn't I Do After a Ceramic Coating?

It's important to avoid automatic car washes after your ceramic coating. The harsh chemicals and brushes can damage your coating and break down the appearance and quality of your car's paint. Always use the two-bucket method, which includes one for soaking your wash mitts and the other to rinse them out. You should also avoid washing your car in direct sunlight because it heats up the ceramic coating. Instead, wash your vehicle in the early morning or evening or in the shade. You'll also notice that it avoids water spots and streaking. 

How Long Does a Ceramic Coating Need to Cure?

Set aside at least 24 hours to allow your ceramic coating to rapidly harden and continue to cure. It can actually take quite some time to fully harden and cure, but you can still drive it after 24 hours. 

How Much Does a Ceramic Coating Cost?

Ceramic coatings can vary depending on your vehicle and what kind of service you want. In addition to applying a ceramic coating to your car's paint, we can also apply it to your wheels and windshield as an additional layer of protection. If you want an even more durable level of protection, we can also combine your ceramic coating with a paint protection film.

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Can I Apply a Ceramic Coating Myself?

Although there are products on the market that allow you to apply a ceramic coating yourself, it's not a good idea to do it yourself. Before applying your ceramic coating, thoroughly clean, sanitize, and prep your vehicle. Otherwise, you could trap pollutants and contaminants underneath and make your vehicle look worse than it did before. Applying it yourself could also shorten its lifespan and require more frequent applications. 

Contact Sigma Kore for Your Vehicle Protection Needs

Your car is an investment and deserves the best care possible. It's important to work with experts for vehicle protection services, including ceramic coatings. 

If you're ready to take the next steps with your vehicle protection services, we can help. Sigma Kore offers professional-grade products and services to make your car look incredible while providing more comfort from the glaring sun. Learn more about our vehicle protection products and services by contacting us today.

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