Ceramic Coatings

What is Ceramic Coatings?

Ceramic coatings (such as GTECHNIQ Crystal Serum Light and Crystal Serum Ultra) are liquid polymers that are applied by hand to the exterior of a vehicle with a microfiber applicator pad. The coating then chemically bonds with the vehicle’s factory paint creating a super hard (10H on the pencil scale, which measures hardness) level of protection.


What does ceramic coatings do?


1. Protects from UV damage and oxidation

Over time and exposure to the sun, paint will begin to oxidize and the result will become a faded or dulled looking paint job that will later be susceptible to rusting. A layer of GTECHNIQ ceramic coating protects a vehicle’s paint from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays.


2. Protection from chemical stains and bird etching

Another danger to your vehicle’s paint job is chemical staining from naturally occurring acidic contaminants, such as acid rain and more common bird droppings. By creating a chemically resistant surface, GTECHNIQ Crystal Serum Ultra can most contaminates from bonding to your vehicle’s painted surfacnes.


3. Ease of cleaning.

Probably one of the most significant features of GTECHNIQ ceramic coatings is its hydrophobic properties, meaning its ability to repel water. When a vehicles has been coating water should bead on the surface which should allow the water to slide off more easily. So the harmful contaminants that are carried in rain water such as salt, chlorine, and lead will have a more difficult time bonding to your vehicle.


4. Enhanced Gloss.

A good ceramic coating enhances the reflective properties of the vehicle’s paint and clear coat, adding to the depth and clarity of your paint. If you want your car looking its best, a ceramic coating is what you need.



Why Crystal Serum Ultra?

Crystal Serum Ultra is the best paint protection you can get, it keeps your car looking glossy and new, prolonging the life of your paintworks perfect finish.

Probably one of the most significant features of GTECHNIQ ceramic coatings is its hydrophobic properties, meaning its ability to repel water. When a vehicles has been coating water should bead on the surface which should allow the water to slide off more easily. So the harmful contaminants that are carried in rain water such as salt, chlorine, and lead will have a more difficult time bonding to your vehicle.


The hard 10h top and softer 7h base layer offer improved swirl resistance over regular 9h paint protection coatings. Compared to standard ceramic paint coatings, Crystal Serum Ultra can withstand even the strongest wash chemicals and bird droppings.


An additional benefit from having a flexible base layer and hard top layer is that Crystal Serum Ultra is very resistant to extreme heat changes, even from -40 degrees Celsius to +250 degrees Celsius.
Crystal Serum Ultra can be applied either as a stand-alone paint protection product, or for the best hydrophobic performance, it can be over coated with Gtechniq EXO or C2.
The specialist nature of this paint protection means it can only be applied by a Gtechniq Accredited Detailer, find your nearest accredited detailer.