Myths Vs Facts About Ceramic Coatings

In the world of automotive protection, ceramic coatings have been making waves as the ultimate solution for keeping your car looking brand new. These coatings provide protection against light scratches, harmful UV rays and other types of environmental damages that can deteriorate the appearance of your vehicle over time. However, with all the hype surrounding ceramic coatings, it’s important to separate the myths from the facts in order to truly understand what these coatings can and cannot do for your prized vehicle. In this blog, we’ll look at some of the most common myths and provide the truth behind them. Let’s get started!

Myth #1 – Ceramic coatings are a one-time solution

Fact: Ceramic coatings are well-known for providing exceptional protection and long-term benefits to your vehicle. However, keep in mind that even the best things require some up-keep. While a ceramic coating is not a “set it and forget it” solution, with proper care and maintenance, you can enjoy its benefits for many years. Making annual maintenance checks with your detailer a priority will ensure that your coating remains in top condition and continues to provide the best protection for your vehicle.

Myth #2 – Ceramic coatings are scratch-proof

Fact: Ceramic coatings can protect your vehicle from light scratches, but they are certainly not scratch-proof. Yes, there’s a difference. While the coating can provide a layer of protection against shallow scratches, it is not impervious to damage. Some ceramic coatings, such as the Feynlab self-heal plus, form a highly durable protective layer that helps to heal light scratches and swirls. However, this protection layer is designed to heal light surface scratches rather than major impacts and rock chips.

Myth #3 – Ceramic coated vehicles do not require any maintenance or washes

Fact: Many people, particularly those new to the detailing world, believe that once their vehicle has been ceramic coated, it no longer requires maintenance or washing. A rookie mistake, we get it. While a ceramic coated vehicle does offer self-cleaning properties by repelling water and shedding dirt and grime more easily, which helps the vehicle stay cleaner for a little while longer, it certainly is not ‘dirt resistant’ and will still need to be washed and pampered.

Myth #4 – Ceramic coatings are chemical-resistant

Fact: Although Feynlab coatings are highly resistant to most chemicals, prolonged exposure to certain chemicals may compromise the coating’s integrity. Therefore, it is recommended to promptly wash the vehicle after contact with substances such as bird droppings or bugs to maintain your vehicle’s coating. We recommend using a high-quality mitt and a good car wash shampoo that is compatible with ceramic coated vehicles, such as the Feynlab Pure Wash.

Myth #5 – Ceramic coatings can hide blemishes

Fact: Although ceramic coatings can provide excellent protection and improve the look of your car’s paint, they are transparent and cannot conceal deep scratches or other flaws. However, some products can help to cover up minor scratches and imperfections on your car’s surface, but this is temporary. For this reason, it’s always recommended to carry out a comprehensive paint correction process before applying any ceramic coating for optimal results. You can learn more about this in our next point.

Myth #6 – New cars don’t require any prep work

Fact: It has long been assumed that just because new cars are “new” and have no harmful contaminants on their surface, they do not need any preparation prior to a detailing job. This could not be further from the truth. Even new vehicles come with their own set of invisible contaminants that can quickly and indefinitely ruin your ceramic coating. Regardless of how new the vehicle is, or how clean and shiny it may appear, all it takes is a small amount of residue or dust for a ceramic coating installation to go from flawless to disastrous. Prep work is essential for obtaining and maintaining the benefits of a ceramic coating’s performance and longevity.

Myth #7: A ceramic coating can be applied by anyone

While applying a ceramic coating yourself is possible, it is a complicated and time-consuming process that necessitates specialized knowledge and equipment. To ensure proper application, it’s best to leave the job to a professional who has worked with ceramic coatings before.
If you’re looking for a certified installer to ceramic coat your vehicle, we recommend using our installer finder section to find an experienced Feynlab certified installer in your area.

We hope that this blog has improved your understanding of ceramic coatings. The advantages of ceramic coatings are truly unparalleled, and with proper care and maintenance, your vehicle will remain in pristine condition throughout the seasons.
Though some common myths persist, knowing the difference between fact and fiction will allow you to make an informed decision about whether a ceramic coating is right for you and your vehicle.
If you have any further questions or concerns, please leave them in the comments section below. Our team is always eager to answer your questions. Until next time!

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