In the past several years, ceramic coating has become increasingly popular. There are several benefits to using ceramic coating, but many motorists are perhaps unaware of how this coating technology works and why it is used.
When it comes to vehicle repairs and improvements, InfraTech Infrared Solutions is a popular business for body shops and garages. Many automotive businesses choose InfraTech due to the high-quality commercial paint drying lamps that they sell. These infrared lamps are extremely efficient in drying a car’s bodywork as quickly as possible, while allowing body shops and garages to focus their attention elsewhere.
InfraTech have provided this article on ceramic coating to explain a bit about what it is and why it is beneficial to add to your vehicle.
What Ceramic Coating Is & How It’s Used for Vehicles
If this is the first time you’ve heard of ceramic coating, it may sound like something that is complex and expensive. However, if you’re already accustomed to car coating techniques such as wax, then it will be much easier to understand. Like wax, ceramic coating is simply an additional layer of protection that can be applied to a car’s bodywork. In fact, there are several similarities between the two. Ceramic coating, however, is considered to be a more premium and long-lasting solution compared to that of wax.
As a liquid polymer, when ceramic coating is applied, it will chemically bond to the car’s paintwork. One of the benefits of this is an added gloss to the paintwork, making your car look that bit smarter. However, this is really only one benefit of ceramic coating and a minor benefit at that. The main benefit of ceramic coating is that it acts as additional layer of protection. With ceramic coating applied, environmental contaminates such as mud, dirt, chemical stains, etching and the sun’s ultraviolet ways will have a harder time bonding to the paintwork and causing damage. It will also make cleaning your vehicle that bit smoother as any contaminates will slide off more easily than if your car had no coating applied. Compared to wax, ceramic coating can last for several years and in the long run can increase the value of your car.
To apply ceramic coating, you can use either consumer-grade or professional-grade coating. While consumer-grade coating is easier to apply, it doesn’t last as long. Professional-grade coating also usually requires specialist equipment for a smooth application. At InfraTech, we have had several questions raised to us recently about ceramic coating. Many bodyshops and garages have come to us for assistance due to an increase in ceramic coating requests from customers. Our drying lamps are extremely efficient during the coating process as the products ensure the job is done as quickly as possible, allowing the customer to return to their vehicle swiftly, while also guaranteeing excellent results.