Ceramic Coatings are the latest generation of paint sealants for your car. This coating is a liquid polymer that is applied by hand to the exterior of a vehicle. The coating chemically bonds with the vehicle’s surface, creating a layer of protection that increases both the hardness and self cleaning ability your paint work, PPF or vinyl finish.
A Ceramic Coating for your car is something you might be interested in if you’re keen to keep your car looking great and avoid costly damage to your paintwork. Ceramic Coatings do however require a little more preparation, and can be harder to apply than a traditional car wax or paintwork sealant so always best to have this installed by a certified detailer.
Durability is one of most salient merits of these products, they offer incredible hydrophobic properties that can last on the surface of your vehicle for years, thus being a guarantor of optimum car protection against environmental factors and exploitation conditions.
Here at The Vehicle Wrapping Ctr we hold certification for industry leading Gyeon-Quartz detailing products and ceramic coatings which we professionally install at our vehicle detailing facility in Leeds.
Exceptional. GYEON has always been unique and constantly strives to be a step ahead of the car care market, willing to win in every aspect of its business. Years of development, testing and searching for the best materials lead to the debut of GYEON Quartz in 2012, quickly establishing their position as the market leader in top-notch Ceramic Coatings.
As a GYEON Certified Detailer we have access and the know how to install some of the hardest automotive Ceramic Coatings available on the market to date. Along side this, GYEON have also developed a range of innovative maintenance products to help ensure your vehicle is easily maintained to the highest standard.
WHAT IS CERAMIC COATING?
Ceramic coating, sometimes called nano ceramic coating, is an extra surface finish that bonds to the clear coat of your car’s paintwork to create a semi-permanent barrier against dirt, water, chemicals, ultraviolet light, and minor scuffs and scratches.
It’s applied as a liquid polymer that works like a premium alternative to wax, but lasts for much longer without repeated application as it does not wash away or break down throughout your cleaning process. The coating helps keep it looking like-new with comparatively minimal maintenance, achieving this result by making your vehicle more resilient and easier to clean.
There are a range of coatings for all types of exterior & interior finishes including paint, trims, glass, rims, leather, fabric and even coatings designed for paint protection films and vinyl wraps meaning you can literally protect every inch of your vehicle with or without a vehicle wrap.
WATCH HOW ITS DONE.
BMW M4 Competition complete with new car detail & GYEON Quartz Dura Flex, Rim, View & Leather Shield Ceramic Coatings.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CERAMIC COATINGs?
There are a number of main benefits of ceramic coating for vehicle exteriors which include:
Ceramic Coatings enhance surface finishes by adding a harder outer-shell, this finish offers enhanced reflective properties making even the most refined paint work pop with a supreme clarity and high-gloss finish that lasts up to several years with minimal maintenance. There are also Ceramic Coatings designed for matte finishes to also give an enhanced, deeper colour.
Ceramic Coated vehicles are more resistant to light scratches and marring from such things as improper washing and typical day-to-day abrasion or dirt build up that comes from driving on dirty roads which in time can dull your vehicles paintwork.
As a Ceramic Coating creates a chemically resistant surface it also provides resistance from naturally acidic contaminants and prevents chemical staining and etching – provided the contaminant is removed in a timely manner.
That’s the technical way to say that a ceramic coated vehicle repels water, therefore raindrops and water splashes slide off more easily, so there’s less risk from acid rain or other harmful fluids on the road. This also means that mud and grime struggles to bond to the surfaces of your vehicle and in turn means when you wash your car, contaminants can be removed with less effort.
Over time your vehicles paintwork or surface finish may begin to fade, this is a result of oxidization from strong sunlight. A layer of Ceramic Coating protects your vehicle’s finish from the sun’s ultraviolet rays by adding an extra layer of very hard protection which will help prolong the finish and depth of colour to your paintwork.
Ceramic coated cars are typically much easier to clean and as it’s a permanent bonded surface finish, you don’t need to wax or polish your vehicle every few months – or in fact, at all.
A Ceramic Coated finish reduces the need for contact washing your vehicle, improper or incorrect washing is the main cause for surface scratches and defects in your vehicles paintwork, the hydrophobic properties gained from a ceramic coating reduces the need for contact with the bodywork of your vehicle, regular maintenance is still required to keep your vehicle looking its best with suitable car care products which are available from our online shop.
WHAT DOES CERAMIC COATING NOT DO?
As you have read above there are a many benefits of Ceramic Coating your vehicle in order to preserve your vehicles exterior finish and reduce on-going maintenance. However there are many claims and miss-conceptions that simply are not true so its important you understand the limitations of a Ceramic Coating – although it might reduce your risk of each of the following:
Eliminate Water spotting
Water spotting occurs when a drop of dirty water dries on your car’s bodywork, leaving a dot of dry visible residue on the paintwork. The hydrophobic properties of a Ceramic Coating means that most of the moisture will bead and slide off the vehicles surface however it cannot completely eliminate this as some water droplets may remain on the vehicle creating the opportunity for water-spotting.
Eliminate vehicle washing
A Ceramic Coating does not make your vehicle maintenance-free, you will still need to wash your vehicle regularly in order to maintain its look, however the benefit of a Ceramic Coating is that the process of cleaning your vehicle will be made much easier same time and money in future. This is due to the hydrophobic properties that prevents dirt and water from sticking to the surface making it much easier to rinse away any surface dirt and water spots as mentioned above.
As Ceramic Coatings forms a semi permanent bond, there is no need to wax your bodywork in the future eliminating a significant part of maintaining your car’s exterior.
Eliminate Scratches and swirls
Ceramic Coatings for cars protects the finish by giving a hardened out-coat – they’re not full body armour.
While they can help to prevent minor scratches, UV and chemical damage Ceramic Coatings are still susceptible to more serious surface scuffs and stone chips so it is important not to get this confused with Paint Protection Film.
Swirls are one of the biggest causes of dull paintwork, caused by automatic car washes, or wiping the bodywork in a circular motion with a gritty sponge, a Ceramic Coating helps you avoid this damage by making it easier to wash your car with less need for contact with the surface.
Our Application Process.
Ceramic Coatings can be applied to most interior and exterior surfaces but one thing remains constant for all applications – meticulous and thorough cleaning prior to applying the coating. As a Certified Vehicle Detailing company you can be sure that our process produces the best results every single time.
Here is a general outline of our application process;
Step 1: Deep clean
Using the 3 bucket grit guard safe wash system, professional chemical products and tools, this multi stage wash minimises improper contact and the risk of swirling and defect in your paintwork removing all surface dirt & contaminates
Step 2: Clay Bar Treatment
Clay bar treatments are very important for getting paintwork read for a ceramic coating. The semi-soft clay pulls microscopic dirt particles out of the the tiny troughs in your paintwork allowing the ceramic solution to bond to the surface.
Step 3: Paint Correction
This is the process of reducing or removing surface imperfections in the top layer of a car’s paintwork. This process is essential in order to achieve the best possible finish. This is done using a rotary polishing tool and cutting compounds to refine the paintwork.
Step 4: Surface Preparation
Using a degreaser each panel is this prepared, this enables the elimination of any oily residues, thus creating a smooth, antistatic surface ready for ceramic application.
This is the the first stage for a freshly wrapped vehicle.
Step 4: Ceramic Application
Using the microfibre applicator apply the solution to the pad and apply evenly to the vehicle panel by panel wiping away any excess in a time manor to prevent hard streaks forming that will nee further correctional treatment.
Step 5: Curing
Freshly applied Ceramic Coating needs time to properly cure without any external factors being allowed to effect the solution hardening. All vehicle that have a coating applied are required to stay in our controlled environment for a minimum of 24hrs.
This process can be enhanced with the use of infrared heaters.
Step 6: register your warranty
Being a GYEON Certified Detailer means that not only do we have access to the the very best ceramic coatings available but that you can enjoy generous warranties of up to 10 years depending on which product you decide to go for.
our best selling coatings.
GYEON Q2 DURA-FLEX
Q² DuraFlex is an advanced, two-ingredient and double-layer ceramic coating, designed to suit the requirements of Gyeon Certified Detailers. The Q² Base coating is the hardest automotive coating ever developed. Q² Flexi is a thick and extremely slick topcoat that has set new standards in gloss, hydrophobicity and durable self-cleaning.
DURABILITY: up to 60months
Prices start from £450+vat
GYEON Q2 matte
Unique quartz coating for matte surfaces. Enhances colour without changing the finish of your matte paintwork, wrap or PPF. It is extremely hydrophobic and designed for maximum durability on matte automotive finishes. Prevents discolouration and oxidation, protects against strong chemicals, road salt and UV rays. The coating is resistant to any chemicals with a pH value from 2 up to 11.
DURABILITY: >18 months / 30K km
Prices start from £210+vat
GYEON Q2 MOHS
Durability is one of most salient merits of the product. It is able to maintain 80% of its original hydrophobic properties and to last on the paint for a period of at least 18 months, thus being a guarantor of optimum car protection against environmental factors and driving conditions. It lasts three times longer than top performing waxes.
DURABILITY: >18months / 30K km
Prices start from £325+vat
GYEON Q2 Prime
Q2 Prime has unparalleled self-cleaning ability which significantly extend the intervals between washes, of course the coating does not remain perfectly clean after a long drive in bad weather conditions, but it does help considerably and will also make it a lot easier to remove the residual dirt. In contrast to natural waxes or polymer-based sealants which promise nearly infinite durability.
DURABILITY: 12-months / 20K km
Prices start from £195+vat
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