Ceramic Coatings San Antonio Texas 

Ceramic Coatings San Antonio Texas | What Do They Cost?

How much money should you spend on a ceramic coating, and how much do coatings cost? I like simple answers, so here are average ceramic coating prices

Sedan: $1200

Small SUV: $1200 - 1500

Large Vehicles: $1500+

It's important to keep in mind... these are AVERAGE ceramic coating prices, and like we said, one of our favorite parts of the job is working with customers 1 on 1 to find exactly what works for them.

Now let's answer the burning question: Why are ceramic coatings so expensive? 

Well there are 3 reasons:

  1. ​First and foremost, ceramic coating application takes TIME. the average coating installation takes about 10 hours...Crazy right?

  2. Automotive ceramic coatings are the hardest, most durable, and advanced form of paint protection that exists! We're talking YEARS of protection...not months!

  3. And finally, in order to install ceramic coatings properly we put ourselves through some serious training. in fact we spent about 90 days going through the most reputable online paint correction and ceramic coating there is! Not to mention all of the practice that followerd...so at the end of the day, we are also charging for our expertise (and we think we're pretty good. :-)

What is A Ceramic Coating?

Because we are detailers, we're tempted to get into the nitty gritty of what a ceramic coating is, why its the 9th wonder of our San Antonio auto detailing business, but we don't want to bore you!

 

A ceramic coating is like a the helmet and protection pads you put on your kids before they go play football, or we could also say its like a thick winter coat you put on your kids before they go sledding in the winter! It's a hyper durable, and extremely hard layer of Silicon Dioxide (glass) that cures to the exterior of your vehicles paint, glass, and other surfaces.

Not only do ceramic coatings give a rich, glossy appearance to the car paint that is absolutely unmatched, but a nano ceramic coating is designed to last somewhere between 3 and 7+ years depending on the coating you choose. Ceramic coatings have 2 jobs:

  1.  Long term Paint Protection

  2.  Beautiful gloss and shine (and we mean BEAUTIFUL)

 

 

After the ceramic coating is applied to the paint, it is as if your vehicle has an extra layer of ultra durable, scratch resistant, and hydrophobic skin. Ceramics are designed to protect against everything that touches the paint from the outside world: bird droppings, bugs, rain, pollen, surface scratches, and much more. While normal auto detailing services can help clean and protect the paint temporarily, ceramic coatings form a sort

of shield that protect your investment until the day it's traded in which means more money in your pocket!

 

Washing and maintaining your car is inconvenient and tiresome… So after we spend $50,000 on a vehicle we slowly watch it degrade more and more oder time because we just don't want to keep up with it. We think it's crazy to pay thousands of dollars for a car, drive it unprotected, and trade it in for pennies years later.

 

After the paint has been completely cleaned, decontaminated, and we've created a smooth surface through paint correction, a thin layer of the liquid ceramic coating is applied to the paint, left to cure, then carefully buffed off until all that remains is a thin ceramic layer that is left for 24 hours in order to cure. It's that simple.

How Does A Ceramic Coating Work?

Ceramic Coating FAQ

Do you have a shop?

Unfortunately ! We offer all our paint correction and ceramic coating services at our customers home garages. This allows the customer to move on with life without the hassle . Depending on the level of work, it can take 6 to 17hrs to complete the service (since it has to be paired with our paint correction or paint polishing service). 

Can I wash my car after the coating is installed?

Once the coating is applied, the vehicle should not get wet for the first 48 hours so it can fully cure. After that, we advise our customers to not wash their vehicle for the first two weeks. The first wash after we apply the ceramic coating is free to you so we can check how the coating is holding up.

Can the ceramic coating replace my clear coat?

If your paint is chipping and fading due to clear coat failure, the only option to fix that is a repaint. A ceramic coating will not be able to help.

Can I just get the coating installed without the prep work or paint correction?

We do not apply coatings to vehicles that have not gone through the proper prep and correction as you will not reap the benefits of a coating without it.