Ceramic Coating – What It Is, and How It Can Help

What It Is

Let’s start at the beginning; what exactly is a ceramic coating? Well, dear reader, I’m glad you asked. A ceramic coating is a liquid polymer and high-caliber wax alternative. It bonds with a vehicle or boat’s paint to give added protection to it’s surface area. A ceramic coating creates a permanent or semi-permanent bond with a vehicle’s paint, meaning that it does not wash away or break down and can last anywhere from 18-36 months.

Ceramic coatings also bring out a beautiful gloss.

How It Helps

Ceramic coatings have hydrophobic properties, which simply means they repel water more easily. What this means for your vehicle is that mud, dirt, and grime will have a much more difficult time sticking to your paint; that means less scratches and easier cleaning for you.

Ceramic coatings are NOT fully scratch-immune, but they do provide a greater measure of scratch-resistance compared to normal wax coatings. They also provide better resistance against different environmental factors such as dust and dirt blown by winds or kicked up off the pavement, but again, they DO NOT provide 100% protection.

Our technicians are automotive experts and are trained to coat all vehicles, including imports.

Long Story Short

If you’re tired of spending hours and hours every month detailing your vehicle, or sick of using waxes that don’t seem to actually bring out that “better-than-new” shine and gloss, you should check us out Ceramic Coat Texas or click here to receive a free, no-obligations quote for your vehicle!

How To Properly Polish Your Boat

by boatbeautiful

“Andrew Hayslip, with Boat Beautiful and Ceramic Coat Texas; working on this 2015 Super Air Nautique G21. We just got done fixing some scratches that were along the side from rubbing up against the dock. We want to kind of show you what we did, without sanding, in order to get these out. So we’ll kind of walk you guys through the list of products that we used, and the pads and polisher combinations. We started off with a high-speed rotary polisher (Rupes), a wool pad, and we used Hula Boat Care™ Liquid Compound, Crush. Crush is a diminishing abrasive that gets a great, deep cut into it. After that we went back over [the area] with a high-speed rotary polisher, another wool pad, and we used 400 this time -f rom Menzerna. 400 has a great cut to it, and finishes really well. After that we went back over it with the Rupes 15 and a Lake Country microfiber pad along with 400 as well and we finished it off! I think you guys can see we got some great results, not 100% perfect but we diminished the swirls and didn’t have to go in and wet-sand it all.”

Does your boat’s hull have deep and heavy scratches? Pretty intense swirl marks? In this video we demonstrate the process that we use for gel coat correction in regards to scratches, swirls, and oxidation.

When we were working on this Nautique G21 we encountered an awful case of dock rash. This happens when the boat rubs up against the dock too many times and leaves some heavy scratches in the gel coat.

Andrew shows you how he tackled this issue. He demonstrates the tools he’s using, the compounds (including our favorite Hula Boat Care), the types of machine pads and the order that he went in to get these incredible results. What do you think?