Is A Ceramic Coating Good For Cold Weather?
If you have a new or like new car, you are probably looking for the best way to protect it. While paint protection film (PPF) is a great option you may be looking for another paint protection alternative. Ceramic coatings are another great option when it comes to vehicle paint protection. Ceramic Coatings enhance gloss and shine while protecting against UV exposure, and chemical stains. Their hydrophobic abilities help to repel water, dirt, and grime. However, the true test is if a ceramic coating can withstand the harsh conditions of a Midwest winter. At Tint Pros, we use ceramic coatings to enhance and protect all types of vehicles.
What Is A Ceramic Coating?
A ceramic coating is a liquid polymer applied to the outside of your vehicle that creates a protective glass-like shield. Some professional-level ceramic coating systems use two or more layers to offer better adhesion and better protection. Hydrophobic properties mean it is resistant to water, dirt, and general grime that can stick to your car during the winter. Not only does this give your car a better defense against things like snow and rain, but it also makes it easier to clean. All of this stuff can easily be washed off without removing the coating if you use the right process.
Will A Ceramic Coating Last Through The Winter?
A well-applied ceramic coating can last through the winter. It will depend on the quality of the coating process, the materials that you use, and how you maintain your car and the ceramic coating. When working with a professional ceramic coating shop, several layers of the coating are applied and cured to ensure long-lasting results. With different ceramic coating packages available you can opt for the right type of ceramic coating for your vehicle.
Can Snow and Dirt Remove the Ceramic Coating?
Yes, heavy contaminants like snow and dirt can scratch the coating away over time. However, this process usually takes a long time. Ceramic coatings are non-porous, which means they form a solid smooth layer. This layer makes it difficult for snow-melt and dirt to stick to your car and they wash away with minimal effort. Eventually, you will need to reapply the coating, but with a high-quality coating installed by an industry professional coupled with the right care and maintenance your ceramic coating should lat for the long hall.
Can Ice Stick to Ceramic Coating?
Ceramic coatings repel water and ice. Ice can form on your car if it has a ceramic coating, but it won’t stick to it very well. You should be able to easily remove ice without damaging the coating.
How Often Should I Wash my Car With A Ceramic Coating?
The one caveat to having a ceramic coating last through winter is that you have to clean your car regularly. Dirt and grime will still build up on the surface, it’s just easier to clean off. If you don’t clean it regularly, you lose many of the benefits of having a ceramic coating. Washing your car in winter can be tough, especially if you live in a place with freezing temperatures. You have to find a solution that lets you wash your car without letting it get dirt again right away or freezing. Some products let you wash your car without water. There are also car washes that specialize in cold-weather car detailing. If you have the resources, you can even clean your car inside your garage, where you have better control over the temperature. Or you can utilize the services of an experienced car detailing professional. At Tint Pro’s we also offer high-end dealing and interior car detailing services to help you maintain and protect your ceramic coating, paint protection film, and vehicle aesthetic.
Ceramic Coatings For Winter Climate Protection
Protecting your car for the winter is an important step in maintaining its value. Harsh winter weather conditions can quickly make a flawless car look dated and worn. Don’t let this happen to your car. Have a ceramic coating applied before the temperature drops to be sure that your car is ready for the harsh winter weather. Contact Tint Pros to schedule a ceramic coating to keep your vehicle looking brand new any time of year.