Ceramic Coatings Explained
What is a Ceramic Coating and why do I need to have it put on my car? The short answer is because it will protect your car longer and much better than normal waxes and sealants. There is actually a huge list of the benefits and varieties of ceramic coatings. As of September 2020 there several variations of Ceramic coatings on the market. These are Silicon Dioxide (SiO2) Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) and Silicone Carbide (SiC). All of them are phenomenal compared to old school waxes and sealants. The easiest way to breakdown the differences is to give comparisons of each. Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) is titanium which in its raw form is metal. Silicon Dioxide (SiO2) is essentially Liquid Quartz. Silicon Carbide (SiC) is essentially Industrial Diamond which is the hardest substance known to man.
Why Silicon Carbide
Silicon Carbide actually will cross-link with the surface and become an actual extension of your vehicles paint. What that means is when your vehicle twists and flexes going over the road, Silicon Carbide based ceramic flexes with your vehicle’s surface. Silicon dioxide based coatings in essence sit on top of the surface of your vehicles paint. They don’t actually bond or cross link with the paint. This is why an SiO2 based coating company will tell you that a booster will be required once a year at an additional cost. This is because their coating is just sitting on top of your vehicles paint and not bonded with it. However, when a booster is added it makes more layers and over time the coating becomes brittle and eventually cracks.
Owners Pride Ceramic
Owners Pride Ceramic uses an advanced technology called “silicon carbide” or SiC, better known as industrial diamond. Most other coatings are silicon dioxide or SiO2 and are essentially Liquid Quartz.
The Most Advanced Ceramic Coating on the market