When it comes to protecting your car’s paint, ceramic coatings have become an increasingly popular choice. They provide a long-lasting, durable barrier that protects against a wide range of contaminants, including UV damage, water, dirt, and bird droppings. But one question that many people have is: how long do ceramic coatings last?
The durability of a ceramic coating depends on several factors, including the quality of the product, the application process, and the level of maintenance. A high-quality ceramic coating applied by a professional such as SB3 installed by us at Veis Detailing can last for several years with proper maintenance. On the other hand, a lower-quality product or a DIY application may not last as long.
One of the key factors that affects the longevity of a ceramic coating is the quality of the product. Not all ceramic coatings are created equal, and it’s important to choose a high-quality product from a reputable manufacturer. Look for a product that has been tested and proven to provide long-term protection. We chose to work with SB3 after doing hundreds of hours of research, testing and independent reviews of the available options for us. We found SB3 came out on top of all of our tests, they have manufacturer backed with warranties and aftercare advice available.
Another important factor is the application process. A ceramic coating should be applied by a professional who is trained and experienced in the process. At Veis, we are trained by Flex Tools, SB3, UK Detailing Academy and many more. We will ensure that the coating is applied correctly and will also be able to identify and address any issues that may arise during the application process. Most ceramic coatings cannot be applied outside. This is due to the temperature and air conditions required for the coating to set effectively. Most coatings need 12-24 hours to cure, and then ideally not washed for 7-10 days to allow them to fully cure.
Proper maintenance is also crucial to the longevity of a ceramic coating. This includes regular washing and drying of the car, using a pH-neutral car shampoo, and avoiding using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials on the coating. It’s also important to avoid exposing the car to high heat or UV light for extended periods of time, as this can accelerate the breakdown of the coating. If you’re looking for a quick guide, take a look at our blog post on How to Maintain a Ceramic Coating.
In conclusion, ceramic coatings can provide long-term protection for your car’s paint, with proper maintenance. With a high-quality product applied by a professional, a ceramic coating can last for several years. Regular maintenance and proper care are crucial to maintaining the longevity of a ceramic coating, so it’s important to choose a product and application process that you can commit to maintaining.
To find out more and get booked in for a ceramic coating, head over to our Ceramic Coating Packages page and enquire now.