What Are Ceramic Coatings?

What Are Ceramic Coatings?

While ceramic coatings are not a type of metal or metal plating process, they still deserve some recognition. What exactly is a ceramic coating? Ceramic coatings utilize nano-ceramic technology to create a liquid polymer that is multi-layerable and forms a clear, invisible protective shield on the surface that it is applied to. Once cured it literally transforms into a durable & flexible glass-like shield. Because it acts as a permanent protective barrier it is applied to vehicle paint, glass, plastics, and wheels.

With metals & electroplating techniques being our specialty we reached out to a San Antonio certified ceramic coating expert to really understand what ceramic coatings can do. And it seems that maybe these coatings are even more incredible than what we previously thought. Not only are ceramic coatings durable and flexible they also offer UV protection, ease of vehicle maintenance, have hydrophobic capabilities & self-cleaning properties. When applied to an automobile they also enhance gloss & shine and light scratches are easily polished away. And dirt, water, and oil are also easily repelled from your vehicle’s exterior.

Nano-ceramic coatings can be found in both liquid and solid forms and are not only scratch-resistant they also improve surface hardness and are resistant to bacteria! Is there anything this type of coating can’t do!? While ceramic coatings are well known in the automotive world as a great form of paint protection they can also be utilized in a number of different ways. Check out our list of the many types of ceramic coatings:

Types of Ceramic Coatings

Anti-Corrosive: applied to metals to stop the oxidation process

Waterproof & Non-Stick: waterproof is often applied to various types of clothing & nonstick to furniture, electrical materials & glass

Antibacterial: Suitable for public transport to help help with sanitary issues & the spread of bacteria

Thermal-Barrier: very prevalent in the aviation industry & is utilized on metallic surfaces

Anti-Graffiti: a great option for the government in their efforts to clean up & prevent graffiti

Self-Healing: infused with nano-capsules that aid in the repair of light scratches and is used on automotive paint as a form of paint protection.

In the end, ceramic coatings bring to the table a remarkable and highly durable protective coating for a number of different surfaces. The benefits they provide are endless and can help to not only protect a surface or vehicle for that matter but also help to preserve it as well. Having a ceramic coating applied to your vehicle will help keep it looking its best for years to come while also improving & maintaining resale value!