How long do Ceramic Coatings last?
The automotive market for ceramic coatings has expanded exponentially, allowing for many different coating options from professional grade ceramics to sprays that just about anyone can use.
Understandably the cost for these coatings can vary considerably. Most professional grade ceramic coatings can last anywhere from 1 year – 10 years. Spray on applications can last 30 days to 3-4 months. These vary because of 3 things; the coatings hardness and thickness, the expertise of the person applying the coating, and the care and maintenance of the coating after application.
The hardness of a ceramic coating will define how long a ceramic coating will last, while the thicker the coating the more the paint will have that deep gloss shine
There are many different people who apply ceramic coatings. Some have little to no experience and are learning as they go. While others have many years of training and experience. It is important that the person applying your coating knows what they’re doing because when not done well a coating can make your car look worse than before and can be time consuming and costly to remove.
Finally, how the vehicle is maintained after application will determine how long the coating will last. If you’re using harsh cleaning products and automatic car washes the coating will wear out faster. You can extend the life of your ceramic coating if you limit the wear on the coating itself. You can do this by using ph neutral cleaning products, microfiber cleaning towels, wash mitts, and products designed to limit the wear and tear on your vehicle. We recommend these products, we also carry these products in shop for your convenience.