While a typical car wax or paint sealant wears off after a couple months, a paint coating forms a much stronger, harder bond that can withstand the elements to a much greater degree. Paint coatings are resistant to alkaline cleaners, road salts and other harsh chemicals that can find their way from the road to your vehicle’s delicate finish.
The secret to these high-tech paint, glass, trim and wheel coatings lies within advanced chemistry. Most paint coatings are resin or quartz based. When compared to a traditional car wax or paint sealant, a paint coating forms a much harder, thicker layer of protection, enabling them to last considerably longer. Most paint coatings last a minimum of one year while others are semi-permanent and only need to be re-applied every couple years.
What about the shine? Paint coatings, notably are not lacking in the shine department. Paint coatings provide a different type of finish; your vehicle’s paint will have a glassy, reflective shine that emits crisp, clear reflections. What’s more, paint coatings have a self-cleaning effect so dirt and debris will not stick, making washing much easier. Your vehicle will stay cleaner, longer!
The key to success with any paint, wheel, or glass coating is a properly prepped surface. Start off by claying the vehicle. This step removes above-surface contaminants including rail dust, paint overspray, industrial fallout, bugs, etc. The next step is to polish the surface, and finally all the paint is cleaned with a paint safe solvent. This step is the most important step in coating your vehicle as it removes contaminants, oils, and fillers that would otherwise prevent the coating from bonding.