Have you ever come to a halt next to a car on a bright day and noticed the way it gleams?
Truly magical. The view is just too mesmerizing that it leaves you wondering, “how do I get that for my baby?”. People have used buffing and waxing to give their cars the extra shine in the past, but both have drawbacks. Car owners are aware of the need to provide their vehicles with the finest possible maintenance.
And so you spend hours watching Youtube videos and go through hundreds of Google searches to give your car the best ‘fix’. It all boils down to one thing: COATINGS. There are at least a dozen types of coatings that create a lot of confusion in the market. And it all seems to mean the same thing, but there is a difference… is there rubs chin? The most prevalent misunderstanding is the distinction between glass and ceramic coating, because really, how are they unalike?
They seem similar but, in many aspects, they’re distinguishable- not like blackberries and grapes, more like blackberries and raspberries- but adequately close enough. The major difference between a ceramic and glass coating is at an atomic level. The structural difference or the arrangement produces different qualities.
Fun fact: Glass and ceramic coatings have the same composition. Both coatings are great at their job – protecting your car from the external environment. And don’t worry, it takes more than sweltering heat and heavy downpours to ruin your coating. So, are they different? News flash: They’re pretty much the same.
How Are They The Same? While both coatings differ in terms of their structural arrangements, they share more similarities than differences. Glass and ceramic coatings are the ultimate revolutionary ways to preserve your car’s paint. They bind to the surface via nanotechnology, forming a highly durable and protective layer. Both of the coatings ‘separate your car’s paint and surfaces from harsh environmental elements. And since the bad boys bond to your paintwork, it can’t be removed in an ordinary way, like washing your car.
So, Which Coating Is For Me? If you’re looking for bulletproof, superman like protection, you’ll be disappointed. No coating on the market will come close to this. Instead, think of a coating as the dark knight that works hard to protect you against the underworld grime of Gotham. Through exploring new technologies and a lot of hard work (and a lot of R&D!), ceramic coatings work 24/7 protecting your car against harsh weather, bird droppings, scratches. Like Batman, a ceramic coating gets beaten up from your daily drive. It is the first line of defense against the deadly “winged birds”.
Just like how Batman needs his Alfred, your ceramic coating will need some knowledge (that’s you!) and care to keep it in tip-top shape. Besides, you don’t need to go through the Squid Games to afford Ceramic coatings! No one needs to get shot. Really! With the variety and options of longevity, durability, and more, different levels of ceramic coatings are available for every budget. From introductory coatings like Gtechniq 5 Year coating to our Crystal Serum Ultra 9 Year coating, there are budgets and expectations for every level.
At the end of the day, it all depends on your preference.