Westminster Speed and Sound has added 3M Ceramic Coating solutions to our vehicle care and protection options. If you aren’t familiar with ceramic coatings, they are like car wax on steroids. The protective layer adds a deep, rich shine, and the exceptional hydrophobic properties make keeping your car, truck, SUV or motorcycle clean easier than you could ever imagine.
3M Ceramic Coating from Westminster Speed and Sound
Though microscopically thin, ceramic coatings are a durable protective layer that helps keep your vehicle looking like new. The treatment resists fine scratches from the regular washing and drying process to help prevent swirl marks. The coating also helps resist stains from road tar and bug splatter and damage from road salt and acid rain. Best of all, because the coating is so slick, washing and maintaining your gloss and shine is quicker and easier. The coating also helps block UV rays, so bright paint colors like red, yellow and orange will look rich and vibrant for longer.
Don’t mistake ceramic coating for paint protection film. It doesn’t prevent stone chips or guard against scratches in parking lots or from tree branches. It will make wiping off bird droppings or tree sap much easier, and a regular car wash in your driveway will take less time than ever. Where waxes last for weeks and sealants might last for months, a vehicle protected with a professional-grade ceramic coating will look great for up to five years when maintained properly. Think of it as a sacrificial layer on top of your paint.
The Coating Process
If you are interested in having our team apply a ceramic coating to your vehicle, our first step is to inspect the paint finish thoroughly. On the day of your appointment, we start the application process with a decontamination wash that removes greases, oils, dirt and debris from the paint, wheels and glass surfaces. We use paint gauges to ensure that there is enough clearcoat to correct, and multi-spectrum lights enable us to get a clear picture of how much correction is needed for establishing gloss as well as preserving the remaining factory clearcoat.
Manufacturers are putting less and less paint on vehicles today, and our goal is to help you preserve your paint for as long as you own the vehicle. All of our coating jobs include a light polish to restore the factory gloss. If there are defects that need further attention, we are prepared to remove them AND protect the remaining paint. We have professional-grade polishers, the best polishing pads and a complete array of compounds that let us refine the paint surface to a mirror-like finish. Once the paint is corrected and preserved, we decontaminate everything one last time to ensure that the coating will bond perfectly.
Ceramic coatings are not a force field or suit of armor that protects the paint on your vehicle. Our team of automotive enhancement experts can explain the cleaning and care process that will keep your vehicle looking like new. We’ll also schedule regular annual maintenance that will help the coating continue to provide effective protection for many years.
Protect and Enhance Your Vehicle with 3M Ceramic Coating
Our 3M Ceramic Coatings work marvelously on any painted surface to provide that “wet look” and deep luster of freshly polished paint. Bring your vehicle to Westminster Speed and Sound so a member of our award-winning team can inspect your vehicle and provide you with a no-surprises quote to give it the appearance and protection it deserves. For more information about our vehicle enhancement services, give us a call or send an e-mail using our contact form.