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Automotive protective coatings were originally used on super cars like Ferrari and McLaren.  These vehicles came out of the factory with super-thin clear coat in an attempt to reduce weight as much as possible.  Ceramic coatings allowed these vehicles to be driven without the concern for damaging that ultra-thin factory clear coat.   Now ceramic coating and even Graphene coating have come down in price.  This means much needed paint and glass protection is available for cars and trucks driven every day.

At A-List Detail we have several ceramic coating packages that are available.  Our basic package is a super-strong dual coating 10H ceramic that is rated to last 3-5 years.  From there we have packages that include self-correcting ceramic coatings as well as the industry leading strongest coating on the market, Borophene.

Most exotic and super-car owners are pretty knowledgeable about ceramic coating.  However, more and more conventional car owners are coming to the understanding that protective coatings are crucial to increasing the longevity of their vehicle’s paint.  If you are very new to the concept of protective ceramic coatings, here are the basic things you need to understand.

There are three things that protective coatings do for you.  First, coatings are stronger than clear coat so they can resist most scratches.  Second, coatings create a protective layer between the elements and your paint and make it easier to wash and keep clean.  Finally, coatings offer a level of protection that enhances the value of your car.


Ceramic Coating Provides the Following Benefits

  1. Protects Against Dirt, and Environmental Contaminants
  2. Protects Against UV Oxidation
  3. Protects Against Scratches
  4. Simplifies Cleaning and Maintenance
  5. Improves Value Especially with Carfax Documentation
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Automotive protective coatings includes a lot of different products.  The industry was actually started by a college kid.  That’s right, a student at Oregon State University developed a type of acrylic he could apply to an automotive paint finish.  When fully hardened, the acrylic (ceramic) coating created a super-strong barrier over the paint.  9H Ceramic coating became a staple of the auto detailing industry.

Most Detail Shops that provide ceramic and protective coating services get married to one product provider.  What this means is that they often find a ceramic coating they like and get coerced into buying the whole family of products from them.  We do not do that and here’s why.  Most of these “ceramic coating producers” that offer a “family of products” have one good core product that they manufacture, and then they buy the other products from Chinese manufacturers and repackage them.   So you will get there ceramic for painted surfaces, and then a bunch of stuff for windows, leather, wheels they had nothing to do with making.

In contrast we use the best products we can get in every category to ensure our customers are getting the best overall ceramic experience.  For example, we use Glassparency on the windows which is the best glass protection on the market and we use ColourLocke on leather which is the best leather protection in the world.

Ceramic Coating Evolution

Today consumers can get even stronger coatings like Graphene.  Award winning products like Glassparency help to protect your car’s windows.  It’s easier than ever to protect every exterior component of your car.  We have ceramic coating that is designed to be permanent (like Borophene) and ceramic coatings that is self-correcting (Revivify) and can eliminate scratches just by sitting in the sun.

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For those clients interested in the increased protection that paint protection films can provide we are proud to announce our alliance with Sharp Auto Shields.  Based in Grand Prairie but servicing all of Fort Worth, Sharp Auto Shields is our pick for the best clear bra installation service in DFW.

Call them today 469-999-0652 or use this link to check out their website.
Make sure your paint is in perfect condition before considering ceramic coating it.  Check out our paint correction services before hand.