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Every electric car has a paint-like a normal gasoline car. So even though there are other huge benefits to electric cars, you’ll still have to take care of the paint job on your car.
This means protecting and cleaning it with waxes and sealants or even give it a protective film, or as I’ll explain in this article; a ceramic coating.
Ceramic coating is a long term protective option for your car. You can think is it as a semi-permanent wax or sealant. A car’s paint is made up of several layers; metal/body layer, a primer layer, base coat and a clear coat layer.
The ceramic coating is sitting on top of the clear coat layer, which is the layer that makes the paint shine and glossy. A ceramic coding can last several years instead of the approximately 6 weeks for a wax.
Depending on the brand of ceramic coating you chose, some are sold as DIY kits and some are sold as professional instalment only. There are several reasons for this, here are some.
If the ceramic coating is applied correctly it should end up with a very smooth and even surface.
You’ll quickly be able to see if the process as failed because it’ll leave small grain-like spots all over and the sad part is, you’ll probably not be able to get totally rid of it again.
Ceramic coating is very tough to get off your car when it is first applied. In some extreme cases, the paint has to be wet sanded.
Yes, it absolutely is a good idea. But you just have to keep in mind what the product actually delivers and of course the price, so a ceramic coating will not be for everyone.
I actually have decided not to get a ceramic coating because I’m leasing my car and therefore it’s rather expensive when I’ll not even be owning it in a couple of years. I think you have to consider that, if you are going to sell or otherwise get rid of your car in the next 3 years, don’t get it.
If you don’t care about a crazy beautiful finish and your car is just an object to get you from A-B, which is fine, don’t get it.
Your car can actually do without a ceramic coating, there are other ways of taking proper care of it, like keeping the wax good and thick.
But if you have the money, care just a little about how it looks and stand out, and you are going to have to for a good long period, then yes get a ceramic coating as soon as possible, it’ll have great value.
Morten has been working with technology, IoT and electronics for over a decade. His passion for technology is reflected into this blog to give you relevant and correct information.Read more...