Updated: Nov 11, 2020
🔰 What is a ceramic coating?
Primarily composed of silica and titanium dioxide, these two substances together form a covalent bond that is hydrophobic in nature and forms a nano-ceramic shield above the vehicle’s clear coat.
Durability: up to 2 years Shine type: Deep wet, High Reflection
🔰 What is Wax?
Car wax or automotive wax is a natural or synthetic product that is designed to provide a thin layer of protection on the body of a vehicle. The majority of car waxes on the market today are comprised of a blend of carnauba wax mixed with natural oils, beeswax, and petroleum distillates.
Durability: 1 month Shine type: Glossy
🔰 What's the difference between WAX and Ceramic coating?
Ceramic protectants (coatings) provide a much higher durability/shield qualities than WAX. They resist heat, UV rays, environmental contaminants & harsh detergents much better than wax. Wax on the other hand simply sits on top of the paint's surface. It does not create the chemical bond like we find with ceramic coatings.
🔰 When and how often should I apply a wax or ceramic?
Waxes & sealants are protectants - they should always be the last thing you apply to your vehicle's paint. How often really depends on the type of driving you do and the punishment your car’s paint endures. With wax, a good rule of thumb is once every 4-6 weeks for general-use cars that are parked in a garage or covered. You’ll want to step up the frequency if you live in an area with overly-harsh weather conditions, or if the vehicle spends a majority of time parked out in the elements.
Durability and length of protection are really where ceramics shine. It can depend on the type of coating you choose & the conditions your car or truck lives in, but I typically see