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Difference between Ceramic coating and Graphene Coating

The debate continues on picking the winner between Ceramic Coating and Graphene. Which is better? Are they really that different? What is a better choice for me? In this blog we are trying to answer some of those questions.

Ceramic Coating was first introduced in the 2010‘s with a lot of buzz and grew in popularity. It wasn’t long ago that ceramic-infused coatings, waxes, sealants, and spray coatings were premium add-ons at detailing shops and car dealerships. Over the last few years a lot of options from DIY kits to ceramic sprays have flooded the market encouraging everyone to try this proven detailing technology.

Come 2020 a new player entered the car detailing arena. Graphene coatings blasted their way into the detailing industry with a lot of buzz and speculation. With one more premium option came a lot of questions and comparisons to answer.

What are Ceramic Coatings?

Ceramic Coatings were designed to be a semi-permanent wax replacement technology to provide UV and environmental protection to automotive surfaces. These coatings when installed properly would create a cross link and covalently bond to paint surfaces, bonding at a molecular level and creating a hydrophobic later between the surface and the environment.

These coatings are mainly made form variations of Silicon, Silicon Dioxide or other forms of Silicates, commonly known as Sio2. This ingredient provides an excellent form of protection and are better at resisting corrosion or degradation when compared to normal polymer sealants or carnauba waxes. This was a huge step for the car detailing industry and provided car enthusiasts with a substantial option to improve their car protection.

Ceramic Coating - sio2
Subunit of Silicon Dioxide

What is Graphene Coatings?

A graphene coating is an evolution of ceramic coating technology. Utilizing carbon based matrix to make a stronger and more durable coating that is easier to apply. In addition since Graphene is a less reactive allotrope it has been found that Graphene based coatings are less prone to water spotting or etching when compared to ceramic based chemistries.

There is still speculation that many products that are marketed today are simply ceramic coatings with graphene powder added. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. One atoM for example uses a silazane backbone to bond graphene atoms at a molecular level. This is simply the glue that bonds it to the surface, adding graphene powder to ceramic coating would not add any benefit.

Compared to Ceramic Coatings, Graphene Matrix performs extremely well in many areas, such as water spot resistance, ability to reject water on contact, and surface hardness.

Graphene is graphite (Carbon) that has been processed to construct a one atom thick layer. This one atom thick layer is made up of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb lattice pattern that forms a nearly transparent sheet  with some incredible properties. At a molecular level, it is 200 times stronger than steel, yet six times lighter and flexible.

How does graphene differ from conventional ceramic coatings?

There are a few similarities with ceramic coatings. For example, graphene also uses nanotechnology to bond to your vehicle’s paint thus ensuring molecular level sealing and protection. Both coatings protect against UV rays, water, dirt and some contaminants, but graphene has an advantage of being the strongest material on Earth! While also being the thinnest material due to its one atom structure. THINNER YET STRONGER!

Graphene is a wonder material that the car care industry finally has access to. It’s physical superiority allow it to outperform any other coatings in the market.

How much do Graphene or Ceramic Coatings costs?

Pricing for these coatings can range depending upon the brand and the volume of coating you purchase. On an average expect to pay a little more for graphene coating as compared to ceramic coating.


The bottom line is that both types of coatings have their own advantages and disadvantages. It is up to you to decide which one is better for your needs. But if you are looking for the best coverage and protection, graphene is the way to go.

We hope this blog has helped you understand the difference between graphene and ceramic coatings.

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