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What are the Benefits of a Ceramic Coating?

Updated: Oct 5, 2021

Hank Woodward

Global Mobile Detailing



By now most people have heard the words "Ceramic Coating," but a lot are still confused on what it is exactly, and why it is the best thing to happen in car protection in the last 30 years. As a professional detailer I get to explain the process and the value of a Ceramic Coating to people all the time, and what I have found is most people have heard of it or seen products with the words "Ceramic Coating" on them, but have no real sense of what it is.

From the drive-through car wash to the detailing section of your local AutoZone down the road, "Ceramic Coatings" are everywhere. I got a phone call the other day from my grandma out in Indiana and she said "The drive-through car wash down the street is offering Ceramic Coating's for $7 on top of your normal car wash, is that real?" Unfortunately, it is not, these products that are claiming to be Ceramic Coatings, but are almost always an Si02 or Silica based spray protection that has a "Ceramic" based chemical makeup but is not a Ceramic Coating in the professional sense. Most of these "Ceramic Coatings" will last 2