A ceramic coating is a liquid polymer (SiO2) applied to a car's exterior. The coating chemically bonds with the vehicle's factory paint, creating a layer of protection (2 to 3 times harder then your vehicles clear coat) to add an additional level of defense against the elements.
We are an authorized System X premier application shop and Malco Automotive authorized shop.
Ceramic coatings offer a better level of protection against environmental hazards and damage from the sun's UV rays. After ceramic coatings are applied and properly cured the result is a tough, crystal clear protective layer that will keep everything from bird droppings and brake dust to environmental contamination and UV damage at bay. They also offer resistance to chemical stains and a certain degree of scratch resistance, giving the car a magnificent high-gloss finish and making it easier to clean and maintain.
Yes, The manufacturer of our product make several different formulas that vary in length of protection and surface use. We do have a bunch of variety and as such have the ability to customize your vehicle, vessel, or aircraft coating application to meet all your concerns.
A ceramic coating does provide a certain level of resistance to minor scratches. However, it's not bulletproof, and severe scratches can still penetrate the coating and damage the paint.
Strictly speaking, the coating itself doesn't necessarily require any additional maintenance than a car without a ceramic coating. While the steps to cleaning your freshly coated vehicle may differ from before, the time and effort is drastically reduced. Your vehicle will need to undercoat a leveling process once a year to maintain manufacturers warranty.
Ceramic coatings are semi-permanent, so they aren't easily removed. The process typically involves abrasion, like wet sanding or using a machine polisher. This should be done by a professional to avoid damaging the paint if you need to remove the coating.
Absolutely, As a authorized shop, your coating is entered into the CarFax system so that it will reflect in the vehicles value and allow you to recover loss in case of an accident or other Ins. claim.
On average, we charge $850 to $1,000.00 for ceramic coating a vehicle.
On average, we charge $500.00 to $650.00 for a motorcycle.
On average, we charge $120.00 a linear foot for vessels.
All of the above prices are for the material, perpetration and labor of coating application.
If any corrections are required that will be billed additionally and price will be determined once vehicle or vessel is inspected.
All prices are subject to change.
FluidFilm is the largest and one of the oldest lanolin based undercoating manufacturers in the USA. There product is non-toxic and non-hazardous lanolin-based rust and corrosion inhibitor, lubricant, and penetrant.
Besides being the areas leading innovator in high performance and protective coating application company, we are the areas ONLY AUTHORIZED FluidFilm application company from Maspeth, Queens to Montauk.
FluidFilm is a lanolin based product that contains no solvents. It will not dry or evaporate from the surface once applied. The coating will leave a wet, non-drying film, that will provide long term corrosion protection on all metals and superior lubrication for all moving parts. The manufacturer recommends that the vehicle be inspected yearly (At least) and a touch up applied if necessary. Necessity of such will be based mainly on the vehicle operators driving habits and environment.
The length of time varies based on the vehicles size and the condition of vehicle when dropped off. keeping these factors in mind, we can say that on average we are able to complete a job in about 2 to 2.5 hours while the shop is busy.
*Please note that it is recommended that you book an appointment but not necessary. Walk ins are accepted but length of wait can not be guaranteed.
Pricing for FluidFilm application is based on the size of the vehicle. Generally, most vehicles will fall into one of our 3 categories based on the size and a few other factors.
*Above is provided to simply reference the probable cost to our clients and is in no way a guarantee of what any one job will cost.