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Understanding Ceramic Coating

Fobbu ONe Ceramic Coating

Ceramic coating has been around for a long time, however there is some mystery when it comes to deciding if you should get your car coated. This blog is an attempt to provide some basic information about ceramic coating including why one should opt for getting their cars protected.
How well your car looks from the outside typically represents the overall health. Of course, while this is not necessarily the case, how it looks certainly matters. If you want to keep your car in a good condition overall, you must ensure you account for protecting the car’s paint.
You should always make sure that your vehicle is well maintained both from inside and outside, but the fact is that your car’s exterior is more prone to damage from a variety of exterior elements hence requires extra care. Ceramic Coating is a legitimate option for this.

What is Ceramic Coating?

To understand ceramic coatings, let’s first look at the most common paint-protection products. 

Wax is organic and the most widely used option, available in various forms ranging from an old-school paste to a quick-and-easy spray. For decades, “waxing” a car has been synonymous with keeping it looking shiny and new. Unfortunately, wax isn’t very durable and, therefore, has to be applied multiple times per year. Some companies claim otherwise but environmental contaminants and even a harsh soap can easily break through that thin wax barrier. 

Sealants, on the other hand, are synthetic and developed to last several months. They are easily applied, though typically don’t offer the same deep shine one gets from a quality wax.

Both are outmatched by a ceramic coating. This silica-based liquid polymer is applied by hand and cures to form a protective layer that, when properly maintained, can be effective for several years. The coating chemically bonds with the car’s paint, creating a layer of protection. Think of it as a second layer of skin to provide additional protection for your car’s paint.

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What Does a Ceramic Coating Do?

That long-lasting protection is the main reason car owners choose a ceramic coating over the other options. Essentially a hard shell, a ceramic coating will prevent water stains, road grime, bird droppings, and other substances from reaching and harming the paint. With a quick rinse, they’ll simply slide right off.

And that brings us to an interesting word: hydrophobic. Typically, anything related to “phobic” has a negative connotation, but in this case it’s all positive. A ceramic coating will create a hydrophobic layer that essentially repels water, meaning mineral deposits and dirt have less opportunity to damage the paint surface. The additional protection to your car’s exterior helps keep it looking like-new with comparatively minimal maintenance.

Here are the main benefits:

Protection from UV Damage / Oxidization

If a car is often exposed to the sun, it’s paint will begin to fade. A layer of Fobbu 10H Ceramic Coating protects a car’s paint from the sun’s ultraviolet rays, thereby reducing the amount of oxidization.

Protection from acidic contaminants

Another danger for your car is chemical degradation from naturally acidic residue. By creating a hardened layer, a Ceramic Coat can keep some contaminants from bonding to your car’s paint. The result is that your vehicle will be more resistant to staining and etching, provided the contaminant is removed in a timely manner.

Ease of Cleaning

One of the most significant features of a Ceramic Coating is that it is water repellent. When a car has a Ceramic Coat, water will slide off more easily. This means that mud and grime will have a more difficult time bonding to your car’s paint, and when you wash your car, contaminants can be removed with less effort.

Enhanced Shine

If you want your car’s paint to shine, you will want to add Ceramic Coating. A good Ceramic Coating enhances the reflective properties of your car’s paint and clear coat, adding to the depth and clarity of your paint.

As we said at the outset, a Ceramic Coating will add value to your car.

Common paint protection methods

Protective QualitiesFobbu One tenHTraditional WaxPolymer Sealants
UV Protection★ ★ ★ ★ ★★ ★ ★
Oxidation Resistance★ ★ ★ ★ ★★ ★
Corrosion Resistance★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Chemical Resistance★ ★ ★ ★ ★
All Surface Protection★ ★ ★ ★ ★★ ★ ★
Durability★ ★ ★ ★ ★★ ★ ★
Gloss★ ★ ★ ★ ★★ ★ ★★ ★ ★
Quick comparison between Fobbu One ceramic coating and other popular options.

About Fobbu One

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If you are looking for a ceramic coating specialist to apply ceramic coating on your car book an appointment with Fobbu Car Care, a reputed detailer for quality work.