Revolutionary Ceramic Coatings

Ceramic coatings represent a revolutionary advancement in vehicle protection. Ceramic protection enhances paintwork and ensures your vehicle always has a deep, mirror gloss.

Your car will shine brighter than it ever has, while also offering water beading properties that will repel dirt, oil, dust, and road grime to allow for easier maintenance and cleaning.

With specific ceramic coatings for paint, vinyl wraps, glass and rims, it’s never been easier to protect and keep your car looking newer and cleaner for longer. Ceramic coatings are permanent and, once applied, can only be removed through sanding or buffing.

We have multiple coatings available in store, meaning we have a coating available within almost any budget.

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Car Paint Protection

Complete Gtechniq Range

Industry leading ceramic paint protection

We are proud to announce our new partnership with Gtechniq Australia, giving us full access to the complete Gtechniq range of protective coatings. Gtechniq are global leaders in surface science and have engineered and developed protective coatings for both interior and exterior applications on vehicles since 2001.

Gtechniq became famous for their industry leading ceramic paint protection coatings, which provide unmatched performance and durability. Gtechniq guarantee their ceramic paint coatings for 3, 5 or 9 years, depending on the coating applied. Never has it been easier to give your car the best possible protection for as long as you plan on keeping your vehicle!

FAQs

Every time you buff or remove scratches from an untreated vehicle, you are removing small amounts of factory paint. Cars can generally only be buffed two or three times before too much paint is removed and you risk buffing through the paint. Once paint is buffed through, the only course of action is repainting the panel. Respraying sections of your car is never ideal and can be a very costly exercise.

Ceramic coatings blanket your paintwork with a glossy shell of protection that enhances any colour. Due to a chemical reaction, the ceramic formula permanently bonds to the original paint on your car and provides a protective layer that is much tougher than your existing paintwork.

The biggest benefit of a ceramic coating is that any light scratches or marks introduced onto the ceramic coating are repairable—without removing any of the original factory paint. Any light scratches and wash marks in the ceramic coating can easily be buffed off without the need to thin out or reduce the factory paint. Once the damaged ceramic coating is removed, a new fresh coating can be applied as often as required.

Although ceramic coatings are easy to apply yourself, it’s very important that every step is followed exactly as recommended by the manufacturer. Preparation is the most important step when coating a vehicle with a ceramic coating. An incorrectly prepared surface will alter the chemical reaction required to permanently bond the ceramic to the surface and will drastically reduce the integrity of the protection. A properly applied cheaper ceramic coating will outperform the best and most expensive product on the market, if the application process of the more expensive product isn’t followed and applied exactly as recommended by the coating’s manufacturer.

Ceramic paint coatings won’t hide any imperfections in factory paint but will instead enhance the finish underneath. Paint correction and scratch removal is a very important step when applying ceramic coatings. More detail and attention taken during the preparation stages will dramatically enhance the final finish. It’s always recommended to remove all defects and imperfections prior to any coating being applied.

Once all defects and contaminants are removed, each surface must be completely wiped down with a high quality wax and grease remover, so that any polish or chemical residue is removed. This is one of the most important steps and it should not be skipped or rushed. Multiple soft cloths must be used during this process to make sure no new scratches are introduced to the surface.

Once the surface is completely contaminant and residue free, the ceramic coating can be applied to one panel at a time. The ceramic coating is applied with a wet application pad and evenly applied to each panel or surface. Once a thick, wet layer is evenly applied, the chemical reaction begins and the product will start to self-level. This self-levelling process is the reason that ceramic coatings add so much gloss and shine—the coating will fill any low points in the paintwork. Just before the coating completely dries on the surface, while some of the ceramic is still in its liquid form, the remaining product is removed until the coating is buffed to an even shine. This process is repeated on each panel until the entire vehicle is coated.

Drying time is another very important part of the process and one that most people rush or ignore. Depending on which coating you have applied, ceramic coatings require 4–12 hours to set before the coating can be exposed to UV light and moisture. Coatings can take up to seven days to completely harden but they will be particularly fragile during that initial 4–12 hour period. If a coating is exposed to the elements before the coating has hardened, the coating will be damaged and its performance and longevity will be drastically reduced.

Every single step in the application process is just as important as any other and all steps must be followed exactly. The person you choose to apply your ceramic coating is just as important as the coating you have applied. Always make sure you do your research before having the cheapest or most convenient person apply your ceramic coating for you.

Like the factory paint on your car, your ceramic coating will last for as long as you look after it. Factory paint, if not looked after correctly, will eventually fail and breakdown—as will ceramic coatings. If your car is always correctly washed, as required, and any corrosive contaminants such as bird and bat droppings are removed when they are first noticed, your ceramic coating will last a very long time.

Incorrect washing methods are the second most detrimental practice, after not washing the surface at all. Washing a car with dirty sponges and chamois will introduce light scratches and swirl marks in the coating, which will reintroduce surface tension. Once surface tension returns, dirt and grime will have something to stick to and the vehicle will start to get dirtier faster. The car also won’t have the same hydrophobic properties as it first did. Gloss levels and shine also decrease as swirl marks and wash scratches appear on the protective ceramic layer. With every incorrect wash, the coating will slowly be broken down and the lifespan will be reduced.

So, take care of your coating and it will last much longer.

When first applied, your ceramic coating will take up to seven days to completely harden. After the initial 4-12 hour drying period, rainwater won’t damage the coating but wash chemicals will. This is why you are asked to wait seven days before you first wash your vehicle.

Almost any car wash product can be used but, to get the best results, we always recommend using a PH neutral shampoo that doesn’t have any added waxes or sealants. PH neutral washes will always give the best finish and won’t leave any uneven wax residues. Ceramic coatings already add a high level of gloss and protection to your paint, so it really isn’t necessary to add any extra waxes or polishes.

You should always use proper wash techniques—the two bucket wash method is perfect. Always use the highest quality wash mitts and micro fibre drying towels to get the best results. Washing is generally only required when the surface of your vehicle becomes loaded with contaminants. This is generally also when the surface of your vehicle stops beading when it rains. Once your vehicle is correctly washed and contaminant free, it will bead again like it should.

Waxes and polishes can still be applied and will add a layer of protection to your ceramic coating. More protection is always better than none; however, most customers like the idea of not needing to spend the extra time regularly polishing their vehicle. The best thing about your ceramic coating is that your paint already has the best form of protection available, so regularly polishing your car really isn’t required.

Ceramic paint protection
Gtechniq Crystal Serum

Application process…

Apply ceramic coatings

Applying ceramic coating.

Thick ceramic coating

A thick coating is allowed to set.

After buffing

After buffing off with a soft microfibre its easy to see the added level of gloss and depth compared to the untreated section of the bonnet.

Ceramic glass coatings

Ceramic Glass Coatings

Ceramic glass coatings protect your glass from water marks and fallout. Visibility during rain is greatly improved and this means added safety benefits during heavy downpours. Rather than water pooling on the windscreen and impairing visibility, the hydrophobic layer means that tiny beads of water will be instantly blown off your windscreen. In many cases, a ceramic coated windscreen reduces the need to even use your windscreen wipers at all!

Wheel Coatings

The rims and wheels are the hardest part of your car to keep clean. This is particularly true on performance cars with oversized brakes and intricate rim designs with hard to reach places. Brake dust is extremely corrosive and eats into even the strongest of powder coated and painted finishes.

After a wheel is coated with our ceramic wheel coating, cleaning wheels becomes a breeze and will be less frequently required. In most cases, brake dust can be removed with just a hose or pressure washer. For heavily soiled wheels, gentle agitation with a soapy solution may still be required. Once washed, the rim will be returned to its clean and smooth ceramic coated finish, ready to again repel brake dust and contaminants.

Ceramic wheel coating
Vinyl wrap

Vinyl Wrap and PPF Coatings

Vinyl wraps and PPF can’t be protected with the same ceramic coatings as painted surfaces . Special coatings for vinyl and PPF have now been developed, so wraps can also have the same level of protection as the rest of your vehicle. These wrap ceramic coatings improve dirt and water repelling and also help to prevent fading and yellowing of the wraps once applied.

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