What is a Ceramic Coating?

A ceramic coating is a hard, micro- thin glass-like coating that forms a chemical bond with the surface to which it is applied to, rather than just sitting on top of it like a wax. They are now the industry standard for vehicle protection products, especially when it comes to paint. These highly durable and hydrophobic coatings shield the vehicle's paint and act as a sacrificial barrier between the elements. They effectively lessen the ​chances of new swirl marks and marring from forming and seal the paint from numerous forms of contamination and damage, like bird droppings,  environmental fallout and harsh chemicals. They leave the paint surface ultra slick and give the vehicle that freshly waxed, glossy appearance that lasts for years, not weeks as with traditional car waxes and sealants. Coatings can also be applied to wheels , calipers, glass, fabrics, leather and plastics to preserve and protect them from grime, brake dust buildup, stains, spills and abrasion, as well as many other contaminants. Vehicles with Paint Protection Film can also be over-coated with a ceramic coating for the absolute best duo for shielding your paint.

See below for our full host of Ceramic and protective coating services.

*All ceramic coating packages require a non- refundable deposit of $300 before scheduling.*


What Does A Ceramic Coating Cost?

We dive into the specifics of what a coating costs for your vehicle, and why.

How A Ceramic Coating Is Applied

Ever wondered how a ceramic coating is applied to a vehicle? Here's an in depth look at how we properly polish, prep and apply a professional ceramic coating.

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Gtechniq Crystal Serum ULTRA

w/ EXO v4

The most advanced and durable 10h hardness ceramic coating currently available.

Matchless gloss, surface slickness, chemical and swirl resistance and hydrophobic function. So hard that if improperly applied, only wet sanding will remove. If you're looking for the absolute best for your paint, look no further. Only available through Gtechniq Accredited Installers.

Estimated durability 3+ years

*Please see care + guarantee requirements below


Starting at $1599

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Explore Crystal Serum Ultra

Take a look at why CSU might be the best ​coating for your vehicle.

Gtechniq Crystal Serum Light

w/ EXO v4

The "prosumer" version of CSU, Crystal Serum Light offers great chemical and swirl mark resistance, amazing gloss and exceptional water beading. Washing your car has never been this enjoyable or easy!

Estimated durability 2+ years


Starting at $1199

see FAQs and Gtechniq pages for more info and a video of CSU.

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Gtechniq EXO v4

Extremely hydrophobic entry level surface coating with outstanding results. Incredible gloss, slickness and water beading.  Say goodbye to wax.

Estimated durability 1-2 years.



Starting at $699

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Gtechniq HALO Coating

Flexible Film Coating for Paint Protection Film, Vinyl and Wraps

Beautifully enhances the performance and finish of paint protection film (PPF) and vinyl vehicle wraps, while adding durable protection. Amazing hydrophobic properties, helps prevent dirt accumulation and staining and reduces yellowing from UV rays. Tested to perform on most brands and types of vehicle wraps/ films including gloss, matte, satin and self- healing films and vinyl.

Estimated durability 1-2 years


Starting at $499

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Gtechniq Halo Victoria BC PPF Vinyl ceramic Coating

Discover Halo

When it comes to protecting Paint Protection Film (PPF) or vinyl surfaces, Halo has got you covered, literally!

Gtechniq Total Surface Protection Package

Every surface coated inside and out with dedicated products. Can be added to any Paint Coating Package.

Includes:

-C5 Wheel Armour to all wheels and calipers

-G1 Glass coating to all glass

-C4 coatings to all exterior plastic trim

-C6 Matte Dash coating to all dash and interior plastics

-L1 Leather Guard AB applied to all leather

-i1 Smart Fabric applied to all textiles/ fabrics


Starting at $1000. In addition to paint coating.

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Benefits of a Ceramic Coating:

  • No need to wax or seal for the lifespan of the coating.
  • Easier to clean and maintain. Less dirt accumulation on paint due to self cleaning effect.
  • Superior gloss and UV protection, incomparable to traditional wax.
  • Ultra hydrophobic;  water will shed easily and quickly with tight beading.
  • Reduced brake dust and dirt build up on wheels if coated.
  • Great resistance to most bird droppings, chemicals, bug etching, colour fading, oxidation and industrial fallout.
  • Scratch resistance. Ceramic coatings are NOT "scratch proof" but do provide visible resistance to normal washing and wear induced damage such as swirl marks and marring.
  • Long term protection. You are preserving that just detailed appearance for years to come, thus maintaining your vehicle's overall value.
  • Guarantee - We offer an in- house guarantee our coatings will leave you smiling for years, or we will make it right.


Ceramic Coating Packages Include

  • Exterior Deep Clean and paint decontamination process including clay bar as well as a minimum single stage polish to remove the majority of swirl marks and light defects to enhance the paintwork. More correction may be necessary depending on condition and coating applied.
  • Comprehensive package covering care, advice and maintenance.
  • Endless Support!  We are here to answer all your questions and ensure your investment is well taken care of!
  • Maintenance wash kits are available separately for purchase. These have everything needed to safely wash your newly coated vehicle.

*Important Care

Although ceramic coatings are very durable and functional, they are not bulletproof. They require regular maintenance for them to keep doing their job. Proper hand washing must be done regularly, about every 2-3 weeks minimum or as needed, to keep the coating clean and able to perform as intended. Automatic car washes are not suitable for a proper clean and will void the guarantee. Wash technique is important; if done incorrectly damage can occur to the coating, such as swirl marks or marring. We are happy to instruct you on proper technique to ensure you can safely care for your coated vehicle; it's easier than you think! Periodic visits to your detailer are crucial to the coatings lasting their longest. We are able to deep clean them beyond what a regular wash can do, and also apply products designed to renew and enhance their performance over time. This should be done every 12 months at minimum.  For more info on coatings, see our FAQ page.

*Guarantee Terms

In order to continue coverage of the coating guarantee (manufacturer or in-house), we must annually inspect the vehicle to verify the coating is still performing as intended. You are required to have at least one Ceramic Maintenance Detail annually. This full deep clean maintenance wash and paint decontamination process along with silica based topper sealant adds additional longevity and protection, restoring lost performance and ensuring the coating will last as long as possible. This service costs $175 and is designed to keep your investment looking great.  

 

All Crystal Serum Ultra coatings will require a Ceramic Maintenance Detail every 6 months in order to continue with the guarantee coverage and attain expected durability. This service is to ensure these coatings last as long as possible and your investment in your vehicle is preserved. CSU is a premium coating, and must be kept in great condition to reach full durability projections. If this schedule is not observed, we reserve the right to terminate the guarantee.



How To Wash A Coated Vehicle

Step by step tutorial of how we wash a coated vehicle safely.

Benefits Of Hand Washing

We show you why hand washing is better for a coated car than a touchless automatic wash.

Wheel Coating

We can apply a wheel specific ceramic coating to your vehicle's wheels and painted brake calipers to reduce the build up of corrosive brake dust and road film, which can start to etch and discolour the surface if left untreated. Compatible with any type of wheel including painted, plated or bare metal. These coatings are specific for wheels as they are highly heat resistant and very durable. Complete "wheels off" dismount packages including inside the barrels, back of spokes, and calipers- or just the face applications to suit your individual needs and budget. See the article in FAQ​s or ask us for more details.

Gtechniq C5 Wheel Armour

Wheel Faces only :

$250

Full Coverage incl. calipers (dismounting wheel required):

$500

*prices based on set of 4 wheels

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C5 Wheel Armour in Action

Your wheels will thank you, trust us!

Gtechniq G1 Clear Vision Smart Glass Coating

20,000 miles/ 1-2 year durability. Extremely repellent glass coating for windshields and other glass. Water blows off even at normal driving speeds. Use your wipers less, and increase your wet weather driving visibility. Easy cleaning of bird droppings, bugs, sap and other contamination from glass. Makes ice removal incredibly easy.

$200 for all exterior glass. Glass roofs will incur additional cost.

See Gtechniq page for more details.

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G1 in Action

See how your vehicle can benefit from this great glass coating.

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Interior Coating Package

Long lasting protection for your leather, carpets, fabric upholstery and interior plastics. Anti- Bacterial, abrasion, stain and mould resistant surface coatings help keep your interior cleaner and looking great for longer. Added UV inhibitors protect leather and plastics from sun damage, while the anti- static properties keep dust off. Extreme liquid repellency for the carpets and fabrics makes accidents easy to clean. Lasts up to 12 months.

Starting at $300

*any detailing needed prior to application will be an additional charge.

See Gtechniq page and below for more details

Interior Protective Coatings

Spotless, clean and protected where it matters most. 

Gtechniq C4 Permanent Trim Restorer

Restore your faded, chalky and unsightly plastic trim to like new condition. Brings the black back to life and protects from further UV damage. This product doesn't just sit on top like cheap "miracle" coatings with electrostatic bonds that wash off quickly. It actually forms a covalent bond with the substrate; swapping it's molecules with the surface and actually becoming part of it, which gives it a durability of up to 2 years. Non- greasy natural look.

Call for pricing. Starting at $150

See Gtechniq page for more details.


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Convertible Top Treatment

If your convertible soft top has seen better days, we can get it back in action. We perform a full cleanse to remove any contaminants. Then mask off surrounding panels to protect from over spray, and finally apply a durable water repellent treatment to the fabric, restoring it's factory water beading and performance.


Convertible Tops $200

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Ceramic Coating Maintenance

Talk to us today about how to best maintain your newly coated vehicle, or have us maintain it for you. We can offer a custom tailored detail package that keeps your vehicle looking it's best on a schedule that works for you and your budget. 

Ceramic coating disclaimer.

While we strive to offer the absolute best products and service for your vehicle, we cannot guarantee that each ceramic coating will perform perfectly for the specified lifespan. Many factors can contribute to premature coating failure or diminished or less than desirable performance. These include bird droppings, sap and bug spatter, which are notoriously acidic and when left for long periods can etch the coating itself.  Always be sure to carefully remove all contaminants from the paint as soon as possible. We include a small detail spray bottle and cloth for your glove box with each coating job to look after moments like these. Water spotting is also common on ceramic coated cars, as the tight beading contributes to these after the water has evaporated if not dried beforehand when washing. This can be minimized by drying the vehicle after washing and avoiding direct sunlight when doing so. One must remember these coatings are sacrificial barriers between the elements and the paint of your vehicle, and although extremely functional and durable, they do have a lifespan and weaknesses, much like anything. The will, however, bring years of amazing performance and peace of mind, and will add great value to your investment if maintained properly. If you would like to speak to us about our coatings in more detail, please don't hesitate to contact us. We are here to be as transparent as possible and answer any questions!

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