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 the next evolution of vehicle protection products, especially when it comes to paint. These highly durable and hydrophobic coatings shield the vehicle's clear coat and act as a sacrificial barrier between the elements and your paint. 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 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. 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.

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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.
  • Warranty - We offer a manufacturer guarantee our coatings will leave you smiling for years, or we will make it right.

Ceramic Coating Packages

All ceramic coating packages include a proper multi step hand wash, paint decontamination process as well as a single stage polish to remove the majority of swirl marks and light defects to enhance the paintwork before applying the highly durable coating. A light vacuum and interior clean is also included.

A multi-stage paint correction process can also be performed (at additional cost) to remove 95%+ of all removable paint defects prior to the coating being applied. This procedure truly enhances your vehicle's finish and allows the coating to showcase your paintwork even more.


Although ceramic coatings are very durable and functional, they are not bulletproof. They require periodic maintenance for them to keep doing their job. Proper hand washing or touchless washing in between (non- roller type) must be done regularly, about every 3 weeks, to keep the coating clean and able to perform as intended. 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.

In order to qualify for the guarantee, we must annually inspect the vehicle to verify the coating is still working as intended. If the vehicle comes to us pre- washed there is no charge. Any spots where the coating isn't performing as it should will be reapplied free of charge. One can also opt in for a full wash and paint decontamination process and silica based topper sealant to add additional longevity and protection. This service costs $175.

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

9 Year Gtechniq Crystal Serum ULTRA

w/ EXO v4

The most advanced and durable 10h ceramic coating currently available. 9 year Crystal Serum Ultra Black durability guarantee. Matchless gloss, surface slickness, chemical and swirl resistance and hydrophobic function. So hard once cured that if installed incorrectly must be wet sanded with 1500 girt sandpaper. If you're looking for the absolute best for your paint, look no further. Only available through Gtechniq Accredited Installers.

Call for pricing. Starting at $1399

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2 Year Gtechniq EXO v4

Extremely hydrophobic and durable entry level coating with outstanding results. Incredible gloss, slickness and water beading.

Call for pricing. 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 any brand or type of vehicle wrap/ film including gloss, matte, satin and self- healing films and vinyl.

Call for pricing. Starting at $699

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Gtechniq Halo Victoria BC PPF Vinyl ceramic Coating

*Note: Although not necessary, we recommend a multi-stage paint correction for all Gtechniq Crystal Serum Ultra coatings on vehicles with very worn or damaged paint. This particular coating will last up to 9 years on the vehicle if maintained properly, and because of their semi-permanent nature, we suggest the painted surface be enhanced as much as possible to truly enjoy and benefit from the coating application.

Wheel Coatings​

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 :

starting at $249

Full Coverage Dismount Wheels and Calipers (if applicable):

starting at $449

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Gtechniq G1 Smart Vision Glass Coating

20,000 miles/ 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 and other contamination from glass. Makes ice removal incredibly easy.

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Starting at $199 for Windshield and front two windows.

Starting at $275 for all glass.

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Gtechniq L1 Leather Guard

Long lasting protection for your leather. Protects from harmful UV damage, abrasion, dye transfer from fabrics onto light leathers, keeps leather supple and new feeling, non greasy, anti- bacterial, and repels stains and spills. Up to 6 months durability.

Call for Pricing. Starting at $199

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Gtechniq C4 Permanent Trim Restorer + C6 Matte Dash Treatment

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.

C6 Matte Dash with Bio Cote protects, disinfects and  enhances all interior plastics and trim such as the dash, door panels, consoles and steering wheel. 6 month durability. Anti- bacterial.

Call for pricing. Starting at $199

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Gtechniq i1 Smart Fabric

For convertible roofs, carpets, upholstery and more.

Protect your fabric upholstery, convertible top and carpets with an ultra- repellent anti- bacterial treatment to keep them looking like new. Mould and mildew resistant, liquids, oils and spills easily run right off and will not penetrate the waterproof coating. Breathable and extremely durable for long term use. Also available for home/ marine application. Call for more details

Call for pricing. Starting at $175.

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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. 

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 removing standing water, parking under cover or washing in the shade. 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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