What is a nano ceramic coating?
Essentially, nano technology in the detailing industry utilizes a 9th century Mesopotamian trick. A trick in which pottery-makers created a metallic nano glaze made from copper, silver salts, and oxides that created a glittering effect on pottery that up through the Renaissance, made it distinctive for its ancient, shimmering luster.
The term “coating” is nothing more than a new term to identify these incredibly durable polymers. Because that’s all these nano coatings are, polymers. A study shows that in 1995, “surface engineering”, the study of the surface of hard matter, was a $17 billion market in the UK with 50% of that, dedicated to coatings that protect automotive surfaces against wear and corrosion. Known as “Surface Science”, products now allow the transfer of particles from one surface to the other so that the nano coating becomes inseparable from the car’s paint surface. Automotive coating manufacturers claim their formulas “bond” chemically and physically to the paint surface, however, their bond loosens over time! On the other hand, some of these nano coatings claim they never loosen their bond to the paint meaning that they need to be buffed off which involves taking off part of your clear coat with it.
what is the benefit of nano ceramic coating?
A nano-coating basically provides a strong, protective surface to the car’s body that can block all manner of foreign matter and prevent them from causing damage to the car. On any given day, a car has to endure a variety of attacks to its body, from accidental scratches to mud, dirt and other contaminants that are an inescapable part of the road. The nano-coating ensures that the original coating of the car is encased in a protective layer that can withstand a great deal of damage without showing any ill-effects on the body of the car.
A ceramic paint coating goes much further than an ordinary paint job for protecting the surface of the vehicle. The new coating is fused to the surface of the automobile and is not dislodged by vibrations or external force. Whereas traditional vehicle coatings, such as wax, wear off over time when exposed to the weather, acidic components of the atmosphere and bird droppings, nano-coatings last for years.
The more pitted a surface, the easier it is for dirt to find tiny pockets to sink into. As the name suggest, nano-coating works at the molecular level to ensure that the coating provided is extremely smooth and even. This means that even when the dirt comes in contact with the coating, it finds no place to stick to, and simply rolls off the surface. Because of this property of ceramic coatings, most of the contaminants that they encounter on the road will be unable to stick to the surface of the car and will fall away, leaving the surface in its initial pristine state.
Getting a car waxed was the older equivalent of getting a special coating for your car to protect its surface. The problem, of course, is that the wax sealant provides less protection, and eventually wears off, which means a fresh coat needs to be reapplied several times a year. On the other hand, a single coating of either Ceramic Pro or Opti-Coat Pro+ ensures that you never need another wax job – ever!