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3 Reasons Why Ceramic Coatings are Better Than Ceramic Waxes

Ceramic wax and ceramic coatings may seem to be the same product, but there are significant differences between the two and the level of protection they provide. Read on to learn three reasons why ceramic coatings are more beneficial for your car than ceramic waxes.



While ceramic wax lasts longer than most other car waxes, it still cannot compete with a ceramic coating’s longevity. Ceramic coating is a permanent or semi-permanent solutionーdepending on the grade of polymer you go with.

While ceramic wax protects your clear coat anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, properly applied ceramic coatings can last years. Due to its chemical structure, the coating does not break down from environmental factors such as rain or heatーmeaning it can last longer than other sealants while also protecting your paint job from those same elements.



Both ceramic wax and ceramic coatings are designed to protect your vehicle’s paint job, but ceramic coatings are far more durable. Ceramic coatings develop a stronger molecular bond with your car’s surface and utilize nanotechnology to create a resilient protective layer. Quality ceramic coatings have a 9H hardness level—making it one of the hardest and strongest forms of protection for your clear coat.

Another way ceramic coating takes the win in strength and durability has to do with how it interacts with water. Where most ceramic waxes are hydro-resistant, ceramic coatings are hydrophobic—meaning they completely repel water. Because of this, you don’t need to worry about washing your protection away in your next car wash. In fact, once your ceramic coating has cured, it can only be removed through abrasion like wet sanding.



Many standard car waxes and exterior coating compounds are not strong enough to prevent corrosion, withstand weathering, or self-heal scratches. However, ceramic coating is in a league of its own.

The chemical formula of ceramic coatings allows for better protection from UV light by creating a barrier between your car's paint and the sun's harmful rays. A ceramic coating can also help to prevent oxidation which causes your paint to wear away and your vehicle’s colors to fade.

Not only does a ceramic coating act as a shield against UV rays, surface scratches, and weathering—it also provides protection from environmental factors such as bird droppings, tree sap, and grime from the road. These contaminants can be highly acidic and can cause permanent damage to your car’s paint. The no-bond surface and self-cleaning nature of ceramic coatings prevents these contaminants from bonding to your vehicle’s paint and even uses water to encapsulate dirt as it rolls off the surface.


When it comes to protecting your vehicle’s exterior, there are countless options available. However, none of them compare to the strength, durability, and shielding powers of ceramic coatings.

If you want a quality long-lasting solution that keeps your vehicle in showroom condition, contact your local auto detailing shop to see what ceramic coating options are available for you.

Safeguard your investment and keep your vehicle in showroom condition with ceramic coating protection!

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That's why, at Premier, you’ll get more than just exceptional service for your car.

You’ll drive away happy knowing you’re also valued and a huge part of supporting and celebrating others.

If you’re ready to restore, protect, or style your car—book an auto detailing service in Lafayette, Indiana or Kokomo, Indiana. Our professionally trained staff (and satisfaction guarantee) promise that you’ll be impressed with our attention to detail and blown away with the final results.

* There will be an additional charge of $50 for Iron Decontamination. If your vehicle has tar, overspray, or road paint on it, we will provide a custom quote for removal.

* Removing stains is an intricate service, and while we always try to do everything possible to remove stains, we cannot guarantee full stain removal. In the event a stain cannot be fully removed, we will try to attenuate it as much as possible.

* Headliners are extremely delicate. Excessive cleaning and wetting of the headliner can cause it to fail, so excessive soiling may not be able to be removed.


Ceramic Wash, Clay, and Seal

* These prices are based on a vehicle in average condition. For a more accurate quote, pictures or a detailer’s estimate may be needed to see if your vehicle qualifies for this price.


Full Detail

* These prices are based on a vehicle in average condition. For a more accurate quote, pictures or a detailer’s estimate may be needed to see if your vehicle qualifies for this price.


Interior Detail

* These prices are based on a vehicle in average condition. For a more accurate quote, pictures or a detailer’s estimate may be needed to see if your vehicle qualifies for this price.

*The paint polish is not intended to remove any deep paint defects. It is only intended to enhance gloss and deep clean the paint in preparation for the coating application. Additional paint correction services can be quoted at an additional charge.

Because we value you and your vehicle as much as you do, we recommend following a maintenance protocol after the initial curing time of your ceramic coatings application.

This maintenance plan will keep your warranty intact and allow you to enjoy a smooth, glass-like finish for years to come.

A professional hand wash—with a specialized ceramic coatings approved cleaning agent—is recommended every week to every other week. As a ceramic coatings VIP, you'll receive a $20 discount on all hand washes.

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Why is ceramic coating the most elite paint protection product on the market?

Premier ceramic coating offers nano-ceramic compounds that provide the maximum level of slickness, protection, and durability.

A normal clear coat has hardness between 2H and 4H. However, ceramic coatings have a hardness above 9H. This shield is the hardest paint coating on the market today and prevents minor scratches to your clearcoat and acts as a sacrificial layer.

Think of ceramic coatings as an additional clear coat layer, only a lot harder. All of this allows for more peace of mind and a fuller enjoyment of your vehicle, even in harsh environments.

Surface Scratches

UV Protection


No-Bond Surface


Permanent Protection

* We protect all plastics, vinyl, leather, Alcantara, carpet, and upholstery to help repel dirt, dust, and stains. We do not coat interior glass as it will cause fogging issues.

* A new tint can be applied to driver and passenger windows to match other factory-tinted windows on SUVs and trucks.