One of the best things you can do to keep your car looking great is to have ceramic coating installed. But what does that process entail? We break it all down below to ensure that you have all of the facts to make the best possible decision for your vehicle.

At Official California Detailing, we’re OCD about taking the best care of your car. Whether you call us to take advantage of our interior car detailing services or to ask about ceramic coating, you can rest assured that you’re in good hands. We can even come to you to get the job done, saving you valuable time!

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Paint systems on vehicles are one of the most, if not one of the most, expensive items on your new car — but the paint is also easily the most neglected.

The clear coat layer on today’s paint systems were invented to protect the paint underneath for a longer period of time. Waxes and sealants were invented to help protect that clear coat layer from failing.

Waxing or sealing regularly will help protect your paint for an average of 3-6 months depending on the product and how often you wash and maintain your paint. However, this can end up being very time consuming and costly. Waxes and sealants are only a thin, temporary layer that sits on top of your paint. Even with the best waxes and sealants on the market, it can still leave your paint very susceptible to the harsh elements vehicles face day in and day out.

Ceramic coatings are polymer-based liquids that are installed by hand. These liquids have a chemical reaction and bond with the paint. Ceramic coatings are a hard-wearing layer (9h) that are resistant to UV rays, chemicals, swirls, and water spotting. Best of all, ceramic coatings have amazing release properties to sap, tar, and etching from enzymes and acids that can come from bird poop and bugs.

This will eliminate the need for waxing, polishing, and a lot less stress to keep your vehicle in that “showroom” condition.

Ceramic coatings are here to save you time, money, and your vehicle’s paint system from failing before your car does, without having to detail your car every weekend. In other words, it’s the perfect insurance for your vehicle against everyday use.

Here at OCD, we have been authorized installers of ceramic coatings for over 6 years now. Our customers turn to us time and time again for a few reasons: performance, warranty, customer service, and being the only U.S. manufactured and distributed ceramic coating company. The biggest reason we chose ceramic coatings over other big name coatings on the market is the science behind the chemicals, and we are proud to offer Owner’s Pride products to help keep your vehicle looking its best.

2018 Porsche GT3 Opti-Coat Pro
2018 Porsche GT3 Ceramic Coating

Most ceramic coating companies use a silicone dioxide ceramic coating (sio2). The ceramic coating we use is a silicone carbide ceramic coating (siC). The difference from those two chemicals is that siC is a ceramic silica that chemically reacts with your clear coat and permanently becomes part of your paint, while sio2 is a ceramic liquid that hardens in a suspended resin that sits on top of your paint. SiC ceramic coatings only need to be applied in one or two layers, and only one time. SiC ceramic coatings don’t need to be polished or “refreshed” to maintain its life and warranty.

Sio2 coatings need to be polished and reapplied again and again to maintain their performance and their warranties.

Ceramic coatings are the protection of the future! Protect your investments with a permanent ceramic coating from Official California Detailing for your vehicles. As your go-to mobile detailing service in San Diego, you can count on us to get the job done right.