Car coatings: Improve the protection and looks of your vehicle
A clear protective car coating is applied to every car manufactured in the automotive industry. Manufacturers aim to protect the cars for long term use. However, this does not immediately mean that your car has reached its full potential on protection and looks. The car coating products available today can enhance the protection and looks even more. This article will inform you about the variety of car coatings and what their purposes are.
Exterior car coating can be divided in three types. Namely:
- Automotive paints
- Vehicle refinishes
- Protection coatings
Choosing and changing your car coating paint
Automotive paints are referred to the coatings applied on cars during the production processes. There are many colors to choose from when buying a vehicle and the standard colors can often be adjusted to your wishes. This can be realized due to the mixture of different pigments in the car paint. Besides that, you also need to decide on the car paint finish. Some of the finishes are;
- Solid paint; the basic paint, often available in white, black, blue & red. Often no added costs;
- Metallic car paint; a solid paint where powdered metal is added to;
- Pearlescent paint; a solid paint where instead of powdered metal, ceramic crystals are added. Also called “Mica’;
- Matt finishes; some vehicles are available in matt finishes. Usually in black or grey;
- Special paints; created by a combination of effects by layering paints on top of eachother
In addition to the car paint that defines the color and finish, each car receives a clear coating that seals the paint and provides additional protection. Many manufacturers use what is called a “two-pack” nowadays. This is a combination of paint with a hardening substance and removes the need for a separate clear coat.
Keep in mind that any other paint besides the standard solid paint is likely to add on costs.
Enhancing car protection with coatings
As mentioned before, a clear protective coat is applied on the cars during the production process. However, there are coatings available that enhance the protection even more and improve the shine of the car at the same time. A traditional wax or sealant can do the job, but you can also choose the newest sensation of the car industry! Namely, ceramic coating.
Major advantages of Ceramic Coating
These coatings are often based on nano technology and enhance the protection and looks of your car. But, there are many more advantages when it comes to ceramic coating:
- It ensures that the original coating is protected
- The surface of the car stays cleaner
- No need for car wax
- Applying the coating will be cost effective after a few years
- Protection from UV damage
- More resistant to staining and etching from natural chemicals
- The shine of the exterior will be more glossy
- The effect is permanent (with some guidelines such us periodically washing)
- Protection from rust and minor scratches
Glass coating is also an option to protect your car. The advantages of glass coating are very similar compared to ceramic coating. However, glass coating is likely to last longer and leaves a “wet look” when applied on the exterior of your car.
Advantages of Teflon car coating
Besides these nano technology based coatings, Teflon coating is also an option for car protection. These are the advantages of Teflon coating;
- Minor scratch protection
- Protects the paint layer
- Enhances the shine
- Durable up to 2-6 months
- Increases the lifetime of the paint when applied on regular basis
- Less expensive compared to ceramic coating
Ceramic Coating vs. Teflon Coating
So the true question is, of course, which coating is better for your car? Ceramic or Teflon? Both have their similarities. Such as, the protection of the paint layer, enhancement of the shine and protection against minor scratches. Compared to Teflon, ceramic coating will give you more benefits. Whereas Teflon needs to be reapplied after a few months, ceramic coating is everlasting when treated properly. Besides that, ceramic coating will eliminate the necessity of waxing your car and provides resistance to the damage of natural chemicals. So if you have the financial resources and are willing to invest in your car. The ceramic coating, when done by a specialist, will be worth your investment.
Car coating specialists in India
As mentioned above, it is important to outsource the application of the protective car coating to a specialist. Therefore, we provide you with a list of specialized applicators in India below. If you are in need of any further support, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are happy to help you!
|Car Coating Specialist||Address|
|T&R Auto Works||D 88, Chattarpur Enclave, 100 Feet Road, New Delhi, 110074, India|
|Always Dry India||Plot #2, Near Bal Bharti Public School, Parwana Road, Pitampura, Delhi – 110034, India|
|Saboo Automotive Pvt Ltd.||Road Number 92, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500096, India|
|Veelog Nano Ceramics Pvt Ltd.||East coast road, Injambakkam, Chennai 600115, India|
|Florence Car Care||Sankar Rd, Althara Nagar, Sasthamangalam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695010, India|
|Saboo/DRM Motors||DRM compound, Opp Star Bazar, New Link Road, Andheri (west), Mumbai – 400053, India|
|Rungta Automotive Pvt. Ltd.||41, Sitabari, Tonk Road, Jaipur, 302011 (opp. Morani Hyundai), India|
|Always Dry India||Plot #37/38, Sbi colony, 80 ft. Road Koramangala 3rd Block, Bangalore – 560034, India|
|GreenZ Car Care India||#412, T.C. Palya Main Road, Ramamaurthy Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560016, India|