Ceramic Coatings Pittsford & Rochester, NY

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Ceramic Coatings

What is Ceramic Coating? Industry-grade ceramic coating is a chemical polymer solution that is applied to the exterior of a vehicle to protect it from external paint damage. Simply put, ceramic coating your vehicle involves adding a chemical polymer solution layer on your vehicle exterior. Hydrophobic properties, self-cleaning, and chemical resistance are just a few of the key benefits of a ceramic coating.

Typically applied by hand, a ceramic coating blends with the paint of your vehicle and creates an additional hydrophobic layer of protection. This means your vehicle gets to maintain its original look at all times. Additionally, adding the ceramic coating layer to your vehicle can make cleaning it a lot easier as it tends to repel dirt, mud, and other debris.

Looking to get a ceramic coating on your vehicle in the Rochester, NY area? Contact the Detail Dude!


How Are Ceramic Coatings Installed?

Installing a ceramic coating is an extremely tedious process. Below is a breakdown of how ceramic coatings are installed.

  • 100% Hand Car Wash
    Using PH neutral soap and a clean wash mitt and safe towel to dry.
  • Paint Decontamination
    Clay bar treatment to mechanically decontaminate the paint followed by a chemical decontamination with iron removers.
  • Labor intensive Machine Paint Correction
    We must make your car’s paint as close to perfect as possible so that we don’t seal those defects under the coating.
  • Surface Cleansing Coating Prep
    We apply an alcohol-based cleansing solution to give the coating a proper surface to bond too. Unlike wax coatings bond to your clear coat.
  • Tedious Panel by Panel Installation
    We apply the coating panel-by-panel with an applicator and special soft towels to prevent further damage.


A ceramic coating bonds to your clear coat and a wax does not. A wax also diminishes with heat and chemicals ceramic coatings are chemically and UV resistant.

The installation of a ceramic coating can take anywhere from 6-15 hours depending on the condition of your vehicles paint since most of the time is spent in paint correction pre-install.

Ceramic coatings last anywhere from 6-7+ years depending on the formula.



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