Let’s Talk About That Top Coat

Many vehicle owners if not all will probably agree that keeping your car looking like you just drove off the lot, shiny and new is high priority.  Whether you are an avid sports car collector or you just want to keep that $35,000 investment in the best shape possible, being that you will be driving around in it for a while, maintaining our cars appearance can be a tough task.  Why? First off we have all the external hazards that we are surrounded by everyday. Think debris from other vehicles, dirt, etc. Coupled with weather conditions, dings in the supermarket parking lot, your car is in constant contact with foreign items that can scratch, dent and damage your car’s exterior.  Next we have wear and tear from everyday use. Most people wash their car regularly, perhaps have it detailed from time to time and either pay to have a wax job done or spend a lengthy amount of time doing it themselves. Not anymore. The average paint job is just that, average, these days. With innovative techniques constantly being developed when it comes to the way we “paint” a car is amazing.  Think vinyl wraps and nanoceramic coating. Vinyl wraps have become popular for its customizing abilities, chrome, and matte finishes. It’s a lot more cost friendly than a normal paint job and doesn’t actually alter the original color of your car. Nanoceramic coating on the other hand is slowly gaining awareness and becoming a sought after service, but not everyone is exactly sure what it is and if it’s really cost effective and necessary.

 Hyer Quality Detail, a Tempe based company in Arizona, gave us the details of what nanoceramic coating is and what it can do for your vehicle.  Nanoceramic coating is a glass-like shield that is laid over your cars paint. Almost like a really really strong top coat. In fact nanoceramic coating is about 5 times stronger and more protective than the manufacturer’s clear coat.  Not only will it add extreme shine, gloss and intensity to your vehicles paint job it does not wear off or disintegrate over time. Certified technicians, like those at Hyer Quality Detail, use a a special skilled process to fuse the protective ceramic coating to your car’s exterior.  In return the coating offers many great benefits including:

  • Acts as a water repellent
  • Offers UV Protection
  • Cost Effective
  • Eliminates the need for wax jobs
  • Self Cleaning
  • Deflects dings & dents
  • Vehicle stays cleaner longer
  • Acts as a weather protectant

Another great aspect of having your vehicle nano ceramic coated is that you don’t have to go through the car wash as often.  Believe it or not even taking your vehicle through the car wash puts it in the way of small and faint scratches that build up over time from the car washing machines and brushes.  Wash your car by hand? It has been found that your car is at greater risk of being scratched if you wash your car by hand. Most times people use the wrong types of soap or sponges not knowing that they are inflicting small scratches as they seemingly keep their automobile clean!

One thing to point out however, is that nanoceramic coatings are not actual paint jobs.  They will preserve the original paint job to keep it looking like you just rolled off the lot but they do not offer any color change.  Let’s take it back to those vinyl wraps for a minute. Vinyl wraps have been proven to last longer and are a lot more cost effective than having a traditional paint job done on your car. It also allows for you to keep the original paint job should you tire or look to change the new one after some time.  Couple vinyl wraps with a top coat of nanoceramic coating and you have yourself one beauty of a vehicle! Although some of you may still prefer a traditional way of a paint job, it is worth looking into all of the new, improved, innovative techniques that keep coming to fruition in the automobile world. You don’t have to be a car enthusiast to appreciate it!