the ceramic coating
CarPro CQuartz UK3.0 is my go to, ceramic coating of choice. It is a silica-based liquid polymer that bonds to the paint at the molecular level that can last up to 2 years (with maintenance).
- Immense gloss
- Resistant to light scratching
- Hydrophobicity – Water will repel off paint creating a “self cleaning effect”
- Self-Cleaning Properties – Dirt, dust and other contaminants are naturally repelled, making it easier to wash/maintain the vehicle
- UV Protection – Reduces the likelihood of clear coat oxidation
- Durability – Lasts up to 2 years
Before a ceramic coating can be applied, the paint must be prepared to accept the coating, therefore a paint decontamination and paint correction will be included in the package.
The paint must be bare and naked before we can perform paint correction polish. Overtime, iron fallout and contaminants will accumulate and embed on the paint, leaving a “rough & textured” surface. This is not a desirable as the surface should be smooth like glass so that the ceramic coat or any paint protection can adhere to. Iron fallout remover and a clay bar is used to achieve the smooth mirror like surface and to remove contaminants.
Paint Correction is the process of removing paint defects such as swirls, scratches, oxidation, etching, and marring by levelling out your vehicle’s clear coat. The results will leave your vehicle’s paint restored with gloss, depth and clarity. Depending on your vehicle’s paint condition, it is sometimes necessary for it to go through a major correction to remove heavier defects.
After the paint correction process, the paint is now suitable to apply the ceramic coating.
prices (includes gst)
All ceramic coating service will include:
- Paint Decontamination to remove surface-bonded contaminants (iron fallout, bugs & tar, road grime)
- Minor Correction (Single Stage Paint Correction)
A single pass of polish to boost clarity and gloss. Removes light defects only.
- Major Correction (Two/Three Stage Paint Correction)
A multi-step polish consisting of compounds and polishes to remove as much defect as possible. The major correction is intended for vehicles with poor paint condition or want to remove as much defect as possible.
Small Vehicles (hatches, sedans etc.)
e.g. VW Golf, Audi RS3, Toyota Camry
Medium Vehicles (medium SUVs etc.)
e.g. Audi Q3, Toyota RAV4 etc.
Large Vehicles (large SUVs, 4x4 etc.)
e.g. Toyota Kluger, Hilux, Ford Ranger
- Window Water Repellent Coating +$40
- Black Plastic Trim Restoration +$60
- Engine Bay Detail +$80
- Headlight Restoration +$80
- Wheel Ceramic Coat (wheel face) $+$180
- Wheel Ceramic Coat (wheel face + inner barrel +$350
Minor Correction (Single Stage Paint Correction)
A single pass of polish to boost clarity and gloss. Perfect for vehicle’s with light defects.
Major Correction (Two Stage Paint Correction)
A multi-step polish consisting of compounds and polishes to remove as much defect as possible. The major correction is perfect for anyone who is after a close-to-perfection finish (depending on condition) or if your vehicle’s paint is in a poor condition.
Three Stage Paint Correction
Utilises wet sanding, compounding and polishing to get the mirror finish. Suitable for car’s with orange peel or if you want a flawless finish. Prices is dependent on your vehicle’s condition.
With proper care and maintenance. Frequent coating top-up spray will help keep the ceramic coat be in its optimal condition and maintenance washes to minimise contaminant build up on the ceramic coat.
Unfortunately the answer is no. A ceramic coat is not a magic, impenetrable armour to your vehicle’s paintwork. Fortunately, it is more scratch RESISTANT than your car’s clear coat which minimises scratches/swirls, etchings etc.
The answer is no. It takes at least 48 hours for the coating to completely cure on your car. During this time, no washing or any water contact is recommended to allow the coating to fully cure.