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Detailing experts have a lot of opinions on ceramics. Not the kind you use to serve afternoon tea; these ceramics serve a different purpose.
Some professional detailers advise against ceramic coatings; others say they’re one of the best forms of protection for your car. So, should you get a ceramic coating for your car? What are some of the pros and cons? Let’s talk about it.
Simply put, ceramic coatings are a blend of polymers, including silicone dioxide, that combine to form a protective barrier between your car’s paint and the outside world. Picture thin, lightweight, but incredibly durable, armor for your vehicle. Ceramics, while they may not be indestructible, are especially good at preventing mild-to-moderate damage to the clear coat, such as light scratches, paint transfer and oxidation.
A ceramic coating even makes the surface of your car hydrophobic, meaning that it repels water to prevent streaking and mineral deposits that can dull the clear coat. We call this water beading, because instead of rainwater sitting idly on your car, it beads up and runs off the surface to promote faster drying time and a spotless finish.
Much like car wax, a ceramic coating creates a sacrificial layer of protection for your vehicle’s paint job. But while carnauba wax needs to be reapplied once every 2-3 months, ceramic coatings can last for up to six months or even a year with routine maintenance and touch-ups. And, ceramics offer a lot of additional protections, like UV and chemical resistance, to name a few.
Right, you might be thinking ceramics sound amazing! So then, why are there so many detailing enthusiasts who prefer wax?
Ceramic coatings were invented about 20 years ago, offering a robust—and some might even say superior—car wax alternative. But the problem with old-fashioned ceramic coatings is that they require professional application, making their many benefits rather costly to enjoy.
But since then, we’ve discovered a way to solve this dilemma—and it comes in the form of ceramic car wax.
We’ve discovered that silicone dioxide, along with being hydrophobic and durable, makes an incredible performance enhancer. Ceramics don’t just add their own, amazing benefits to a formula; they also heighten the benefits of other active ingredients. This means stronger protection, improved durability and, of course, maximum shine.
We set off to develop the perfect formulation of ceramic car wax. The result? A new kind of ceramic coating, one that anyone, from DIY beginners to seasoned enthusiasts, can apply to get the same level of protection as a professional coating—plus the most beautiful, cloud-reflecting shine.
This formula became the cornerstone for our whole Hybrid Solutions collection, a series of detailing products that gives you the power to get the same amazing, showroom results as the pros, right in your drive. Our Hybrid Solutions Ceramic Spray Coating is a detailing essential, providing up to a year of protection, chemical and UV resistance and a deep, glossy shine.
Or, if you prefer a liquid solution, Hybrid Solutions Ceramic Wet Wax goes on after the final rinse of your regular car wash to wax and dry your car all at once! Simply use an all-purpose microfiber towel to buff in Ceramic Wet Wax while removing excess moisture to create a smooth, spotless finish.
And Hybrid Solutions Polish & Wax is great for removing old layers of wax, polishing light imperfections and adding a new layer of ceramic protection! All you need is a foam applicator pad and a premium microfiber detailing cloth to polish and shine your paintwork to perfection.
Think those ceramic coatings are impressive? Well, there’s more where that came from, because we’ve discovered a way to enhance the hardest substance in the world.
We’re talking about graphene, of course, an incredibly durable compound whose strength surpasses even that of diamonds! Genuine graphene, when combined with ceramics and carnauba wax, bonds directly to the clear coat to offer unmatched scratch and heat resistance, locking that beautiful, showroom look into place for up to a year with routine touch-ups and maintenance.
If that sounds too good to be true, think again! These products are already available as brand-new additions to our Hybrid Solutions PRO Collection. Pick up Hybrid Solutions PRO Flex Wax and Hybrid Solutions PRO To The Max Wax to discover the latest detailing innovation for yourself and protect your vehicle all year long!
So, are there benefits to ceramic coatings? Absolutely. And, when you combine ceramics with carnauba wax and other powerful ingredients, they offer some of the most impressive, long-lasting protection and shine for your vehicle!
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