Matrix Blue Ceramic Coating - Ford RS
Here's another car, this one has had a three year ceramic sealant. This time it's Matrix Blue, it's super glossy, easier to clean, and as it creates a hard ceramic glass-like protective coating over the car, it makes it hard to scratch.
Ceramic coatings are harder than the paint which makes it resilient to swirl marks. It's also super hydrophobic so water rolls straight off taking the dirt with it. You will find you only have to clean your car half as often with a ceramic coating because it stays cleaner for longer. And you get the benefit of having a super shiny car. Matrix Blue 3-Year Ceramic Coating is an excellent choice.
We know! Ceramic Sealants seem like magic, they sound too good to be true. We were sceptical too and did a lot of research on the subject because, it isn't enough to know they work, we wanted to know how they worked, and of course, we wanted to be able to answer our customer's questions honestly. So we got all the information together and wrote what we think is the definitive guide to ceramic sealants.
We detailed the car, polishing it before we apply the protective paint sealant to remove any wash marks, swirl marks and micro scratches because the ceramic coating will seal in the finish you have, which is why we polish even new cars. Basic preparation work and machine polishing is included in the price. For used cars that come to us with excessive paint marring or damage, we can carry out paintwork correction.
Can I apply ceramic coating myself?
We wouldn't recommend it -- we would advise against it, rather strongly!
We aren't kidding when we say it's like coating your car in glass, that it's tough, and it doesn't come off. So if you do it wrong, it will get pretty ugly. It isn't all that hard to apply, but it is procedural and unforgiving. If you don't get it quite right, miss a step, take too long, then you might find your mistake is permanent.
There are many products touted to be ceramic coatings which barely deserve that description, you can buy them online, and we can't speak for the results, but they are easy to use. The products we use are not on sale to the public for good reason. They are usually only supplied to companies that have shown they have the appropriate facilities, skill level and passed a training course.
There are photos and videos online of people who have managed to get hold of a ceramic coating and done it themselves... and messed it up. We have even messed up a couple ourselves in the early days. (No, we didn't take any pictures, we were too busy panicking).
Can We Help You?
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When bringing your car to New Again, we often ask you to explain exactly the reason for having your car Protected, Valeted or Repaired. Once we understand exactly what it is you are trying to achieve, we will appraise your vehicle using our detailed appraisal check-sheet allowing us to identify areas of concern and tailor specific services that match your requirements and budget.
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