A ceramic coating is a durable, micro thin coating that is hand applied to the surface(s) of a vehicle. In order to prepare for the actual coating application itself, the vehicle must first be extensively washed, totally dried, decontaminated to remove all embedded debris, polished to enhance the paintwork to which it is applied (which can be in excess of 8hrs), and then surgically cleaned to remove any polishing/ wash residue. Once that is done, the coating can be properly applied by hand, panel by panel, and levelled by hand so as to eliminate the chances of high spots and smears. Once the vehicle is completely coated, it must be kept dry and clean for a minimum of 12 hours to allow the coating to cure to its initial hardness, and fully bond to the paint. The coating will continue to bond for 7 days after install too, finally reaching peak hardness.
As you can see, this process is extremely labour intensive and time consuming. Achieving great results with a ceramic coating cannot be done by rushing or cutting corners, this will only ever lead to mistakes and a poor quality coating job. So, to answer the question of what a ceramic coating costs, one must evaluate the condition and size of vehicle and type of product being installed. A small sports car will cost less than a large SUV or pick-up truck, simply because of the size and associated product costs and time spent. A brand new off the lot white car will cost less than an aged black car with major paint defects. Our ceramic coating packages require an in person consultation to evaluate your desires for what the paint should look like, and also assess the way in which the vehicle is used to determine the proper coating.
Please contact us to get an estimate of the overall cost of your ceramic coating.