How to Choose a Ceramic Coating: Pro vs. At Home

Updated: Nov 20, 2021

So, you’ve done your research about the benefits of ceramic coatings —how they offer UV ray protection, prevent colour fading, and protect from acid rain. You’re well-versed in the self-cleaning, antifouling, and anti-vandalizing properties in ceramic coats. You’re ready to bring back that glass-like “showroom” shine!

With the recent increase in demand for ceramic coatings, there are many new options available on the market, from professional-level ceramic coatings to at-home; entry-level DIY’s.

But! The last thing you want is for your vehicle to become one of those “ceramic coating gone wrong” horror stories floating around on the internet.

DIY disaster: ceramic coating gone wrong! | How to Choose a Ceramic Coating: Pro vs. At Home
DIY disaster: ceramic coating gone wrong! | How to Choose a Ceramic Coating: Pro vs. At Home

So, is DIY ceramic coating worth it? What are the best ceramic coating products for cars in 2020?

Wetwerks Auto Spa has created a simple “How to Choose a Ceramic Coating” guide for you. In this article, we’ll be covering all the benefits of professional ceramic coatings vs. DIY ceramic coating methods used at home.

Top 3 Things to Consider for Car Ceramic Coatings

To begin, let’s consider the most important question of all: How do you find the best ceramic coating for your vehicle that’s fit for you?

Here are three crucial things to consider when choosing a ceramic coating for your vehicle:

  1. Cost Efficiency

  2. Ease of Installation

  3. Product Quality

1. Which Is The Most Cost Efficient?

Ceramic coatings are an investment, but using the wrong coating or applying the coating incorrectly could actually end up costing you more in the future.

How so?

If applied poorly -- your car’s coating will need to be stripped via a polish, and/or a wet sanding procedure. This means your vehicle now requires a multi-stage polish, which is both timely and costly, and then it will need to be re-coated, all of which can incur a hefty invoice for you.

On the other hand, if a ceramic coating is applied correctly, with the right tools and products, ceramic coatings can last a lifetime and offer long-lasting protection. You’ll need a professional auto detailing shop that can ensure the standard of ceramic coating which will help you save time and money in the long run.