CERAMIC COATING

Ceramic Coatings, also called Glass Coatings or Quartz Coatings, are the most capable form of protection from UV and Chemical Damage we can utilize. The bonding molecule that provides the protection is SiO2, or Silicon Dioxide. A solvent carrier is used to apply the SiO2 to the paint and other surfaces. The solvent evaporates out and leaves the SiO2 behind to cure and bond to the surface.

The chemical makeup of Ceramic Coatings does three very important things differently than that of a wax or sealant. Firstly, it is capable of bonding to the surface underneath for a matter of years where we see a few months out of most waxes or sealants. Secondly, the chemical makeup of the Ceramic Coating is able to withstand penetration of UV and harmful environmental contaminants to keep your paints finish from degrading over time due to exposure. Thirdly, the Coating produces a highly repellent surface, where dirt and contaminant is rejected instead of absorbed in to the surface. This keeps the surfaces cleaner longer and makes regular wash maintenance very easy and safe.

Unfortunately there is a bit of irresponsible marketing in the Coating world. Coatings are not thick enough nor hard enough to withstand scratches from say a dirty wash mitt, a key, or a rock chip. They do produce a slightly harder surface than the paint itself, but not enough to withstand this type of damage. The 9h Hardness measure that is used describes the Coating’s “vertical hardness”, or its ability to withstand penetration from UV and chemical damage and keep it from reaching the paints finish. That is what we are asking Coatings to do. We coat cars so that they still look good years down the road, and do not suffer from the slow roll of UV and environmental contamination that degrades the finish. Where a Coating can play in to scratch resistance is by producing and extremely repellent and slick surface, so that the surface lets go of loose dirt that you would otherwise move across the paint when washing and minimize the friction between the dirt, your wash mitt, and the paint.

The durability of any Ceramic Coating is directly related to two things. First, how and where the vehicle in question lives its life. Is it a California car that sees perfect weather or a Colorado car that will see all four seasons? Is it a weekend toy or is it a daily driver? Where the car lives and the environment it is exposed to plays heavily in to any Coatings durability. The more intense the environment it is exposed to the less durability we can expect. The kinder the environment the more durability we can expect. Secondly, is the maintenance program the car enjoys. All Ceramic Paint Coatings require a bit of maintenance. If the car is kept clean where dirt and contaminant is not able to build up on the surface over several weeks or months and the Coating is kept healthy then we will see extended durability. There is no one size fits all and there are no permanent coatings.

CERAMIC COATING OPTIONS

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Gyeon CanCoat Pro

Gyeon Q² CanCoat Pro is a perfect entry level coating product only available through a Gyeon Certified Detailer. One simple layer will provide as much as one year of protection, providing the gloss and hydrophobic paint behavior that have made ceramic coatings so popular among serious automotive enthusiasts.

Durability - Up to 1 Year

Coupes - $200

Sedans - $225

Small/Mid SUV - $275

Large SUV/Truck - $300

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Gyeon Pure

Gyeon Q² Pure brings the appearance of the paintwork to a new level.  While offering durable and highly chemical resistant protection against all types of environmental contaminants, fantastic depth and pure candy gloss are the key strengths of the coating.

Durability - >18 Months

Coupes - $400

Sedans - $425

Small/Mid SUV - $475

Large SUV/Truck - $500

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Gyeon  Flash

Gyeon Q² Flash is a coating only available through Gyeon Certified Detailers.  While offering durable and highly chemical resistant protection against all types of environmental contaminants, fantastic depth and pure candy gloss are the key strengths of the coating.

Durability - Up to 3 Years

Coupes - $450

Sedans - $500

Small/Mid SUV - $550

Large SUV/Truck - $600

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IGL Kenzo - Graphene Reinforced

Kenzo is a revolutionary, eco-friendly coating that contains the latest nanotechnology and graphene platelets, providing the highest level of gloss and protection, backed by an official warranty provided by IGL Coatings, and supported by a certified IGL Coatings Master Applicator. It forms a layer of thick coating that radiates a rich and natural glow reminiscent of a bespoke wax while providing unmatched protection.

Durability - Up to 4 Years

Coupes - $700

Sedans - $800

Small/Mid SUV - $900

Large SUV/Truck - $1000

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Gyeon Mohs+

Q² Mohs+ is one of the most superb forms of automotive paint protection available on the market. It is a unique 2-stage coating system that provides both increased surface resistance and self-cleaning properties. The upgraded pure silazane Q² Base coating is the hardest automotive coating ever developed. The topcoat helps prevent watermarks and stains and prolongs the total durability of the new Q² Base coating.

Durability - Up to 5 Years

Coupes - $750

Sedans - $900

Small/Mid SUV - $1000

Large SUV/Truck - $1150

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Gyeon DuraFlex

Q² DuraFlex is an advanced, two-ingredient and double-layer ceramic coating. As in Mohs+, Q² Base coating is the hardest automotive coating ever developed. Q² Flexi is the slickest of all Gyeon coatings and provides highly durable repellency with supreme self-cleaning abilities. This coating creates a spectacular, candy-like look.

Durability - Up to 5 Years

Coupes - $750

Sedans - $900

Small/Mid SUV - $1000

Large SUV/Truck - $1150