FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS CERAMIC COATING FOR CARS?
The short answer? If you’re looking for a way to protect your paint from all that the outside world has to throw at it, ceramic coating is for you. It’s a shield for your paint. The technical answer, ceramic coating is a long-term nanoscopic exterior paint treatment and protectant that is applied in a liquid form and cures to form a hard layer on top of the clear coat of your vehicle. This durable barrier is designed to protect the surface of your vehicle from dirt and other materials, while preserving your paint job, keeping your paint looking new longer.
HOW LONG DOES CERAMIC COATING LAST?
They are different types of ceramic coating. You have options to apply a one, two, five, and seven year coating.
HOW MUCH DOES CERAMIC COATING COST?
The cost of ceramic coating varies depending on the type of vehicle and, color and current condition of your vehicle. Please feel free to contact us for a free estimate.
CAN I GET CERAMIC COATING ON THE INTERIOR OF MY VEHICLE?
Absolutely! Interior ceramic coating is the best way to protect the inside of your car, truck van or SUV! We’re able to treat your leather seats, dash, door panels and more of the inside of your vehicle. Especially in Phoenix, with the hot Arizona sun beaming down at your car for months at a time, protecting your interior is just as important as protecting the exterior. I’m sure you’ve all seen the effects the sun can have on your leather or plastic. Interior ceramic coating protects against these aging factors.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO DO CERAMIC COATING ON MY VEHICLE?
The average time for ceramic coating on a vehicle is about 2 days. So, plan to drop your vehicle off at Polish-It Garage and leave it overnight. Of course, it does depend on the size of your ride. If you’ve got a larger vehicle, ceramic coating could take a bit longer. At Polish-It Garage, we always work our absolute hardest to get the job done as quickly as possible, without compromising on the integrity or the quality of our work.
DOES CERAMIC COATING APPLY TO MY GLASS?
Definitely, we recommend ceramic coating the exterior glass of your vehicle to prevent water spots, scratches and even dings from blowing sand or rocks. Ceramic on the glass usually lasts as long as ceramic coat for the paint and can be applied to your windshield, passenger side windows and rear windshield. It extends the life of your glass, improves your visibility and makes it easier to clean. Glass ceramic coating is another major advantage especially here in the desert of Phoenix with our harsh weather. If you’ve lived here for any amount of time, you know that windshield replacements are pretty routine. While ceramic coating can’t stop a rock from dinging your windshield at 65 mph while you’re driving down the freeway, it can protect against most other things Phoenix has to throw at it (literally).
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CERAMIC COATING AND WAX?
Ceramic coatings provide a much higher durability than wax alone. Ceramic coating resists heat, UV rays, environmental contaminants & harsh detergents much better than wax. Wax on the other hand simply sits on top of the paint's surface. It does not create the chemical bond like we find with ceramic coatings. Where ceramic coating lasts years, waxes lasts months.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO AFTER I HAVE CERAMIC COATING ON MY VEHICLE?
Once we’ve treated your vehicle with ceramic coating, your next step is to drive away and enjoy all the attention you’re going to get for your shiny new ride. As far as maintenance, you’ll find your paint job is much easier to keep clean. We do offer maintenance washes. We use a ceramic shampoo that helps to safely remove dirt while maintaining the protection to your paint. This product is concentrated, extremely high performance, pH neutral soap that’s designed to protect, shine and enhance your current coated vehicle. Our formula is handcrafted and adjusted to optimize results on ceramic coated vehicles with simple wash procedures.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I HAVE CERAMIC COATING DONE ON MY VEHICLE?
This all depends on your initial ceramic coating option and the price that fits your budget. You’re able to select from a one, two, five and seven year coating.
WHAT IS PAINT CORRECTION?
Paint correction is not a simple task. The removal of paint swirl marks, blemishes, light scratches in the clear coat requires time, patience, specialty equipment, and a detailing and preparation process that rivals professional custom paint jobs. But if you take the time, make the investment, donate some blood, sweat, and tears; the final product is worth it and much easier than getting a new paint job on your vehicle. The Arizona desert is no friend to any car, truck, van or SUV’s paint. So, if you find yourself stressing over another random scratch or swirl mark on your baby, bring it on in to Polish-It Garage and we’ll have it looking flawless before you know it.
DOES MY VEHICLE NEED PAINT CORRECTION?
Well, we do live in Phoenix and vehicles these days are getting more and more costly. So, we would never discourage you from protecting your investment and making sure you have the best looking vehicle on the road. Having said that, we do offer free estimates. So, if you’re on the fence, don’t hesitate to reach out.
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