What is Ceramic Coating?

What is Ceramic Coating?


What is Ceramic Coating? Ceramic coatings, also commonly known as glass coatings or nano coatings are defined as a semi-permanent, non-metallic, inorganic protective clear coat, that is applied on several type of different surfaces. Ceramic coatings are utilized in different industries such as automotive, marine and architecture, primarily for its easy-to clean properties and protection against weathering. A Ceramic Coating creates a semi-permanent bond with a vehicle’s paint, meaning that it does not wash away or break down and does not require repeated application every few months.

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What does ceramic coating do for your vehicle?

Ceramic Coating adds additional protection to your car’s exterior and helps keep it looking like-new with comparatively minimal maintenance. The coating achieves this result by making your vehicle more resilient and easier to clean. There are many benefits to having your vehicle ceramic coated.

Protection from UV Damage / Oxidization

When a vehicle is contently exposed to the sun’s harsh elements year after year, it slowly begins to oxidize over time, which can create fading in the vehicles paint and clear coat. When the vehicle is applied with a ceramic coating, this process adds an additional layer of protection that helps protect the paint from harmful UV damage.

Protection from Satins, Oils and Contaminants

With the added layer of ceramic coating, this process also prevents satins, oils and other road contaminants from bonding to the vehicles paint. This leads us to one of the best benefits to the Ceramic Coating process, ease of cleaning.

Ease of Cleaning

One of the most significant features of a Ceramic Coating is that it is hydrophobic, which is a fancy way of saying it repels water. With normal driving, vehicles come in contact with mud and grime that can easy be removed with less effort when the vehicle is coated. No more tough scrubbing and causing paint damage when cleaning your car.

Additional Shine

Ceramic coating offers additional gloss to your vehicles exterior paint, enhancing the reflective properties to your paint and clear coat. Therefore, your vehicle shines like it did the day it rolled out of the factory, essentially adding value to your vehicle.

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Tips For Ceramic Coating

Hire A Professional Detailer

If you’re in the market to have your vehicle ceramic coated, we always recommend hiring a professional auto detailer to apply the ceramic coat. UFO Detail automotive detailers have years of experience with ceramic coating in Jacksonville, FL and have always used the best professional products on the market along with the best techniques to get the job done right the first time. Visit us at our UFO Detail office at 4656 Collins Rd. Unit 5 Jacksonville, FL 32244 or call us to come to your location for all mobile detailing services.

Apply A Deep Clean To Vehicle’s Paint

It is very important to have a perfectly clean exterior surface when applying a ceramic coating. Any dirt and elements left on the paint will negatively affect the longevity and performance of the ceramic coat.

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What To Expect From Professional Auto Detailing

UFO Detail is known for its top-rated detailing services in Jacksonville, but what is included and what can others expect from these professional detailing services? Like most auto detailers, UFO Detail has several different detailing packages that cater to all customers.


This package includes steam cleaning to the carpet areas and the removal of collected dirt, small debris, sand and even removal of stubborn pet hair (+$25). Steam cleaning of all interior surfaces such as the dash, doors and seats while deep cleaning those hard to reach areas like cupholders and air vents. Refreshing to either cloth or leather seats with the removal of dust and stains. Finally, leaving all plastic trims and vinyl with a soft shine that is not greasy, as well as UV Protection using only premium products. For full interior detailing, customers can expect to pay $125+ depending on vehicle size.


The Mini Detail Package is our most popular detailing package that consists of everything that is included in the Full Interior Package along with superior exterior detailing.

Once your vehicles interior is clean and spotless, with the mini detailing package, we offer a hard surface wipe down and apply a UV protection to all exterior plastics and rubber surfaces using only professional detailing products. Next comes a full exterior hand wash and spotless hand dry, never leaving any water spots or streaks. Also included is a tire scrub, shine and wheel cleaning, leaving your vehicles shoes shining. Final steps to our Mini Detail is to clean of all the vehicles glass and apply premium paint sealant to protect your vehicles paint. For full interior detailing, customers can expect to pay $150+ depending on vehicle size.


The Platinum Detail is one to really rave about. This package not only focuses on cleaning, but is designed to restore and protect your vehicle in many ways.

UFO Detail’s Platinum package consists of everything included in the two previous detailing packages along with an exterior clay bar treatment, which is very beneficial when needing to remove containments like over sprays, brake dust and industrial pollution from the surface of your vehicle. A deep cleaning and degreasing of the engine is also preformed, getting rid of that hard to remove engine dust. With the platinum package, the interior detailing is also taken a step further with shampoo and reconditioning to the vehicles seats and carpet. This process cleans and eliminates any odors that may be present. For full interior detailing, customers can expect to pay $250+ depending on vehicle size.

UFO detail also offers additional advanced auto detailing services such as Ceramic Coating, headlight restoration and ozone treatments.


Ceramic Coating, which includes compound & polish, is a chemical polymer solution that is applied to the exterior of a vehicle that prevents dirt, grime, and stain marks from appearing on the vehicles paint or vinyl wrap. Typical ceramic coating protects your vehicles paint or wrap for 2-5 years. Customers can expect to pay around $600+ for a professional ceramic coating.


Headlight restoration helps get rid of the yellow, sun damage to your headlights and restores them into crystal clear lenses with a sanding, buffing and sealing process. Customers can expect to pay around $60 for headlight restoration.


Ozone treatment services have become extremely popular for professional detailers over the past few years. These ozone treatments kill bacteria, viruses, mold, smoke and other fowl odors that may linger within your vehicle. Customers can expect to pay around $60 for Ozone treatments.

For a premium quality vehicle clean, there are countless reasons for hiring a professional detailer. Detailers have the tools, products and expertise to leave your vehicle spotless in record times. UFO detailing also offers fully mobile detailing services in Jacksonville, FL and is able to come to your location for services.

Contact us or visit us at: 4656 Collins Rd Unit 5, Jacksonville, FL 32244 for an “out of this world clean”.