A: Ceramic Coatings are an advanced chemical technology that molecularly bonds to your clear-coat adding an additional sacrificial barrier that stands between the surface and the harsh environmental elements such as: UV rays, oxidation, dirt, salt, sand, grime, chemicals, acid rain, insect impacts, and bird droppings . With Ceramic Coatings on your car, your car will also stay cleaner for longer and when it comes time to wash her- it'll have you feeling like you've been in auto detailing for years yourself!
A: The longevity of Ceramic Coatings depend on many factors. Although they may be rated anywhere from 1-7 years- If you don't perform a proper exterior detail and prep the paint prior to application, you may not receive the desired results, and the ceramic coating is likely to fail prior to its expected longevity. More so, if proper maintenance and care is not preformed on a regular basis, your vehicles aesthetically pleasing attributes may fade after time.
A: Wax is a product made to add gloss, shine and hydrophobic properties to your vehicle. Wax melts very easily during the day-time allowing foreign contaminates to enter into the wax eventually working its way into your vehicles clear coat. Ceramic coatings are a specially formulated liquid that molecularly bonds to your vehicles clear coat providing a sacrificial layer between your vehicles exterior and the harsh elements - also preventing those pesky foreign contaminates to enter your clear coat. Ceramic coatings are a more permanent, durable, and cost effective route to ensure your vehicle is protected from UV damage, oxidation, bug impacts, bird droppings, acid rain, dirt, grime, and dullness of color.
A: The short answer here is yes. There are consumer grade coatings available for the DIY'ers- and then there are ceramic coatings that require a certification to be eligible to install. It goes without saying that the professional grade ceramic coatings are the smarter play- for many reasons. Most professional grade coatings are backed by warranties, are applied properly (so your vehicle doesn't have "high spots"), and the products are without a doubt of better quality.
A: There are a multitude of things covered by the warranty for the specific coating that Upper Echelon installs, Tsunami Nano Ceramic Coatings. Any dullness of shine, etchings from bird droppings, bug impacts, acid rain, dirt, grime, and oxidation.
A: Warranties on ceramic coatings are good for the duration in which you decide to choose from. We offer a 1.0 (1 year), 4.0+ (4 year), and the creme de la creme the 7.0+ (7 years)
A: With Tsunami Nano Ceramic Coatings, yes- under certain criteria. If the owner of the vehicle that's been ceramic coated has at LEAST an annual checkup with the installer of the product, at the end of the original warranty period if the installer believes the coatings is still
holding strong - we are able to extend the warranty year by year free of charge.
A: With Tsunami Nano Ceramic Coatings if you decide to sell your vehicle within the original warranty period, the warranty is transferrable to the new owner.