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Ceramic Coating FAQ

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What is a ceramic coating?

Ceramic coatings are a great way to make maintenance for your vehicle easier. It can eliminate the need to wax or polish your car, you don’t have to worry about etching from bugs, bird poop, tree sap, road salts, ocean or paint overspray. It even protects against damage from harmful UV rays. You enjoy superior gloss and slickness while also protecting your vehicle. But what is it exactly? Simply put, ceramic coatings are polymer-based liquids that we apply by hand. They’re specifically formulated to bond with the paint on your vehicle to provide a hard-wearing layer of support and protection against the elements.

In other words, ceramic coatings are the vehicle protection of the future that allow you to protect your investment.

Why do you need it?

Having a ceramic coating on your vehicle is the perfect way to enjoy an extra layer of protection. Whether your goal is to protect your vehicle from harmful UV rays, bird droppings, and chemical stains, make sure there’s a deep shine so it looks its best, or to make it easier to clean, you’re in luck. Simply put, ceramic car coatings are a great way to help keep your car looking as good as (or better than!) new while also ensuring that you have minimal maintenance to complete. It’s the ideal solution for those looking for a way to make sure their vehicles are more resilient to weather in San Diego while making the cleaning process a breeze.

How long does it last?

While some ceramic coatings require frequent reapplication, OCD utilizes SiC ceramic coatings from Owner’s Pride which do not need to be polished or refreshed. Just periodical decontamination washes to de-clog the coating. Simply put, at Official California Detailing, we are proud to provide our customers with high-quality products designed to save them time, money, and frustration while also offering an unsurpassed amount of protection for each vehicle.

How does it work?

With SiC ceramic coatings, you enjoy long-lasting protection for your vehicle. Because SiC coatings are a ceramic silica, it reacts chemically with the clear coat on your car and permanently bonds with the paint. This is why SiC coatings do not require regular reapplications to maintain their life or warranty.

Is there a warranty?

Absolutely! We’re OCD about ensuring that everything with your vehicle is absolutely perfect, and we wanted to be certain that you have maximum protection and peace of mind when you work with us. It’s one of many reasons that we have chosen to offer Owner’s Pride ceramic coatings. We’ve been in our line of work for many years, and we can truly say that Owner’s Pride products are the absolute best option on the market today. In addition to the reasons above, they’re also perfect because they come with an industry-leading warranty that is backed by a third party insurance company and reflects on Carfax. Learn more about our warranty information here.

Is ceramic coating scratch proof?

No, however, a ceramic coating is an amazing sacrificial layer that can take more abuse than factory paint and clear coat. Yes, it is a hard wearing surface that has amazing release properties. This will help reduce swirls and marring of the surface. This also adds to the depth of your factory paint system, and this will keep your factory clear coat at the same depth for years to come!

I have a ceramic coating — so I never have to wash my car again?

No, you will still need to wash your car. The more we maintain the ceramic coating with regular washes, the less contaminations will embed into and clog up the ceramic coating performance.
A ceramic coating does need to be washed, because this coating will ensure that the vehicle stays cleaner longer, is easier to maintain, and you don't have to deal with all of the extra maintenance like waxing, polishing, and worrying about harsh elements your vehicle faces day in and day out.

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If you have questions that we didn’t cover above, we want you to know that we’re here to help. Our mission is to be the go-to mobile detailing shop in San Diego and other nearby communities and we would absolutely love to chat with you to make sure that Owner’s Pride ceramic coatings are right for your vehicle. Contact us today.

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When you need to protect your vehicle from the elements, ceramic coatings are the perfect solution.

No matter your vehicle, the team at Official California Detailing provides you with the protection you deserve.

We utilize Owner’s Pride products, ensuring your total satisfaction. Better yet, they offer an incredible warranty.

Have a question for our team? Ready to schedule your appointment? We’d love to hear from you, so reach out today.

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For the team at Official California Detailing, ensuring the complete satisfaction of our clients is our top priority. From ceramic coatings to interior detailing to hand washing to polishing, we’re proud to offer a number of services designed to keep your vehicle looking its best. Our top priority is to make you fall in love with your car every time you get in and love it just as much as the day you bought it.

As a mobile car detailer, we bring our services to you. Whether you’re at home, at the office, or at the movie theater, we’ll meet you where you are to provide your care with the care it deserves. Prefer to bring your vehicle into our shop? Reach out today to schedule an appointment.

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