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Nano Ceramic Car Coatings Cambridgeshire

Updated: Mar 22

Everything you need to know about Nano Ceramic Car Coatings & Best Ceramic Sealants.

What is car ceramic paint protection, new car paint protection and is it worth it?

Ultimate Valet & Ultimate Detail is Cambridge's vehicle enhancement and paint protection specialist. As a Nanolex & OptiCoat Pro+ Accredited detailer, I can apply Nanolex SI3D Cerabide, SI3DHD, SI3D Max & OptiCoat Pro+

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You may be offered paint protection when you’re buying a new car. STOP! REFUSE! and email me any questions on here. I'll explain what it is and if it’s worth buying...

Automotive ceramic paint protection treatment is a common optional extra offered by dealers to people buying a new car, at highly inflated prices, and the coatings are generally low grade coatings. Certainly not the more durable coatings offered by car detailers and valeters.

It’s essentially an invisible coating applied over the top of the car’s paintwork and serves as a protective layer. It shields the paint from the likes of tree sap, bird droppings and uv fading from the sun, all of which are common and damaging to untreated cars. It doesn’t protect against heavier damage such as parking scuffs and dents, as sometimes claimed. You'll also need to clean and maintain the vehicle to... another bold claim by car sales.

There are several different types of paint protection: it can be a physical film or a liquid serum that is applied by hand and chemically bonds to the paint.

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Car Dealerships are often keen to sell such treatments to buyers who want to keep their new car looking as good as possible. The cost can be anything from a few hundred pounds for a basic coating on a small car to four figures for more involved protection on large, luxury models. Either way, dealers make good money from optional extras and it’s safe to assume that they’re generating a big profit. I am not against dealerships making profit, they have to... like me. We're in business to make profit. I'm against dealerships mis-selling inferior coatings at high price and the client not actually getting what they think they're getting.

Professional ceramic car paint protection, is definitely a good, low-maintenance way of keeping your car’s exterior in top condition. It means it will be easier to clean and you won’t have to worry so much about polishing it, in the conventional/traditional way.

Before you decide whether or not to pay for it, you should consider where your car will spend most of its time when you’re not driving it. If you park it outside overnight, near trees or overhead cables where birds roost, paint protection is probably a good investment.

It’s also worth considering if you cover a lot of miles, because the paintwork is more likely to pick up small bits of damage, such as stone chips.

However, if the car is usually garaged overnight, rarely spends an evening outside or doesn’t cover many miles, there’s probably less need for a protective coating. Then opt for Ultimate Valet's VIP Membership, offering regular discounted valeting.

Equally, if you’re prepared to clean your car regularly and look after the paintwork, or get a professional detailer to polish it and remove any blemishes, there’s little argument for protection products. This approach might also work out cheaper, depending on how frequently you clean the car.

Ultimately, it’s down to you, and you should make the decision based on how you use your car and your requirements, rather than the salesman’s smooth talk. Perhaps, ask the salesman how long the process will take at the dealership, compared to approx 8 hours as a minimum with Ultimate Valet & Detail.

Ceramic Coating Maintenance.

How long does the nano ceramic coating last on my car? Most ceramic coatings that are available to the public will last 2-5 years. Professional applied ceramic coatings can last even longer than that. It all depends on how they were applied and how the car is cared for afterward. A coating rated to last 5 years might only last 3 if it isn’t cared for properly.

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