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  • Writer's pictureAidan Milligan

The Pros and Cons to Ceramic Coating

Ceramic coating has become an increasingly popular option for car owners who want to protect their vehicle's exterior and maintain its appearance over time. Ceramic coatings are essentially a liquid polymer that is applied to the car's exterior and then cured to form a durable, protective layer. While ceramic coating offers several benefits, it also has some drawbacks. Follow along and we will explore the pros and cons of ceramic coating your car or truck.


  1. Long-lasting protection: Ceramic coatings can provide protection to your car's exterior for a longer time when compared to traditional wax or paint sealants. The coating is chemically bonded to the car's clear coat, making it more durable and long-lasting.

  2. Light scratch resistance: Ceramic coatings can protect your car's paint from light scratching caused by debris, bird droppings, and other environmental elements.

  3. Easy maintenance: The ceramic coating can make your car easier to clean as it repels water, dirt, and other contaminants. This means that you can spend less time cleaning your car and more time enjoying it.

  4. Enhanced appearance: The ceramic coating can provide a deep, glossy finish to your car's paint, making it look better than ever. The coating can also enhance the color of your car and make it more vibrant.


  1. Expensive: Ceramic coatings can be expensive. Professional installation by Mountainside Mobile Detailing can run between $499-1699, dependent upon the size, age, and condition of your vehicle's paint. Your coating choice also factors into pricing.

  2. Difficult to apply: Applying the ceramic coating can be a time-consuming process that requires a lot of care and attention to detail. If not applied properly, the coating can have a negative effect on the appearance of your car.

  3. No protection against physical damage: While ceramic coatings can protect your car's paint from light scratching, they offer no protection against physical damage such as dents or rock chips.

  4. Not permanent: Ceramic coatings can last for several years, but they are not permanent. Over time, the coating can wear off or become damaged, requiring reapplication.

In conclusion, ceramic coating can provide significant benefits to your car's exterior, including long-lasting protection, scratch and chip resistance, easy maintenance, and enhanced appearance. However, it is important to consider the cost, difficulty of application, lack of protection against physical damage, and the fact that the coating is not permanent. If you are willing to invest in a ceramic coating, make sure you choose a reputable installer like Mountainside Mobile Detailing, and carefully follow the maintenance instructions to maximize the benefits!

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