How Are Wax, Epoxy, and Ceramic Car Protections Different?

Exterior protection plays an active role in extending the durability of the paint of your vehicle. You have different sealant options depending on your goals. Are you looking for longevity, aesthetics, or hydrophobic properties? This type of factor, along with the conditions in which you store your vehicle, can impact what exterior protection to choose.

Car Wax

Wax ingredients usually include natural substances, solvents, oils, and polymers, to create various combinations. One of the greatest perks of protective waxes is the glossy effect they have on your paint, giving a more vibrant appearance to your vehicle.

However, its resistance to water, heat, and other environmental factors is generally low to moderate. Protective wax also requires maintenance applications to prevent damage to your car paint.

Epoxy Coating

Epoxy offers a quality and lasting finish for your vehicle paint, although your strongest option is a ceramic coating. If you are looking for a rich shine for your car, epoxy is a more effective solution than wax thanks to its durability. This type of exterior protection also provides reliable UV protection.

If you need exterior protection for an RV or a boat, epoxy is a better option since those vehicles take more heat, wear, and tear from the elements.

Ceramic Coating

One of the key benefits of ceramic coating is how this material generates a chemical bond with the car paint. This makes ceramic coating the most durable option compared to wax and epoxy sealants.

Ceramic coating is also resistant to:

  • Water
  • Heat
  • UV rays
  • Scratches
  • Environmental pollutants
  • Soaps
  • Harsh detergents

At Pristine Auto Care, we are proud to offer Ceramic Pro to our clients to extend the lifespan of their vehicle paints, no matter whether we apply this sealant to a car or a boat.

Are you looking for a durable protecting solution for your car in Santa Clarita Valley? Contact Pristine Auto Care today at (661) 766-5774 or use our online form to request a call back!

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