When talking about protection to your car, the market offers different options: waxes, sealants and ceramic coatings. Every option had a durability on how long it will protect. Waxes and sealants could last between 8 to 12 months depends on the product, maintenance conditions, driving usage and if the car stays on the garage or stays outside overnight.
Most of the basic ceramic coatings has a durability between 2-3 years. High end coatings have a durability between 5 to 10 years depending of the paint conditions. The durability of the coating also is affected due to the maintenance conditions. On poor maintenance, the ceramic coating could last between 1 - 1.5 years. For those who provide a proper maintenance to their car, could have a ceramic coating life between 2 – 2.5 years.
Take in consideration that before applying a ceramic coating, you should have done a paint correction. The correction should leave the car paint as perfect as possible. Remember that the ceramic coating would be sealing any paint marks and swirls left on the paint.
Before applying a ceramic coating on your car, follow these steps to avoid making a bad investment:
a. Decontamination of the paint
b. Scratch removal
c. Paint correction or restauration
d. Curing time of the coating
4. Follow the maintenance instructions of the technician, for maintaining the car after the
coating application. That will be the key for the durability of the coating