What does a ceramic coating NOT do? 

What does a ceramic coating NOT do? 

If you are thinking about adding a ceramic coating to your vehicle, then we strongly encourage you to let the professional technicians at Pfaff Autoworks do the work. At our facility in Vaughan, ON, our valued customers can get premium-quality ceramic coating adhered to their vehicles to add a glossy look, protect your paint, and allow you to clean your vehicle easier. These are just a few of the benefits of ceramic coating. However, as essential as it is to understand all that ceramic coating can do for you and your vehicle, it is also important to learn about what it can’t do so that you can have realistic expectations. In this article by Pfaff Autoworks, we share some information about what ceramic coating can’t do. 

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Eliminate rock chips, swirl marks, or scratches

While ceramic coating can protect your car’s paint from bugs, fading from the sun, and some minor scrapes and nicks, it will not protect it from other things like stone chips, swirl marks from washing with a dirty cloth, or some deeper scratches. Though some small scratches can be repelled by a ceramic coating, a coated vehicle will not be completely resistant to the risk of rock chips or parking lot scratches. Furthermore, improper car washing techniques or automated car washes will still create swirl marks on your vehicle’s surface. It is important to know that a ceramic coating is not a substitute for more serious scratch or chip protection.

Eliminate water spotting 

The ceramic coating on your car will also not eliminate the risk of water spots on your car. A normal drop of water contains a certain amount of dirt or minerals. When water evaporates on your vehicle’s surface, the minerals are left behind, creating visible spots. Your ceramic coating may be effective to help bead up water and have it roll off your car, but other water droplets will most likely stay on your car and create water spots.

Eliminate the need to wash your car 

A ceramic coating will also not eliminate the need for you to wash your vehicle. Even with a ceramic coating, you will still need to wash your car regularly in order to maintain its look. The benefit of a ceramic coating is that the cleaning process will be easier. Moreover, having a ceramic coating means that you will no longer have to wax your vehicle every few months, eliminating a significant part of maintaining your car’s exterior.  

To learn more about what a ceramic coating will NOT do, we encourage you to get in touch with our team at Pfaff Autoworks today. 

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