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OCDetail Auto Detailing in Puyallup, offers the exclusive CQUARTZ & Pro-9H, the evolution in ceramic nanotech paint coatings.

 

Many people are familiar with carnauba wax and more recently polymer sealants as a means of protecting their vehicle. These products offer some protection from UV and the environment but they are not in the same league with ceramic coatings. Unlike the durability of wax and sealants which is measured in months, ceramic durability is measured in years!

 

Hydrophobic

One of the most important features in keeping your vehicle clean is the ability of the protective layer to release water. Ceramic coating features a low sliding angle which allows water drops to release easily causing an extreme lotus affect.

Gloss

Ceramic, or glass coatings, have developed a reputation among professionals as the richest, deepest, highest gloss coating available. It is important to note that proper depth and gloss is achieved with paint correction and polishing by an experienced detailer, with a passion for what they do. However after they have invested countless hours in their craft, it is only fitting to both protect their work long term and add that extra rich depth of the finest coating available.

Protection From Bugs

They come in all shapes and sizes. Many are highly acidic and can wreak havoc on your paint! They impact the front of your vehicle at high speed and as their body’s explode the acidic contents spills out onto your paint. Within minutes it can eat through a layer of traditional wax before it dries and bonds hard to the surface in the heat of the sun. If the bug is highly acidic it will begin the process of etching into your clearcoat in a matter of hours. Each time it is exposed to moisture more acids are released and eventually you have permanent damage to your paint.

Easier Maintenance

Dust, dirt, and contaminants do not bond to your ceramic barrier in the way they do to paint with only a coat of wax or sealant applied. Any dirt or dust that does attach to the coating is MUCH more easily removed upon the next wash without having to scrub or clay the vehicle. Ceramic offers dirt and water shedding abilities beyond that of any other product available. With the self-cleaning affect provided by ceramic, most dirt slides right off during a wash.

Fine Swirl Resistance

Waxes and sealants obviously offer no swirl resistance. When you wash, dry, or touch your paint at any time you have the potential to scratch the surface. The scratches we are talking about here are very fine and referred to as “swirls” but as they build up the level of gloss you see as reflections and depth to your paint withers. These swirls refract light away from your eyes which is the cause of a dulled appearance to your paint. Ceramic has been proven to resist these fine swirls when properly maintained and cared for. It should be noted that no coating is swirl proof and it is important to use only high-quality wash mitts and drying towels or a blower.

Protection From Bird Droppings

The most dangerous enemy your paint will likely see in its life is bird droppings. They can vary in level of toxicity but it is well known by professionals that a bird dropping can dissolve wax on contact, eat deep into the paint, and leave an etching within minutes. With ceramic, you have a barrier which resists bird droppings and allows you time to discover and remove them so they cannot cause permanent damage to your paint.

Dust and Dirt Resistance

Anybody that has just waxed their car will tell you – within a couple hours they can see the dust building up on it and after a drive that dust is still there. It doesn’t blow off and it does accumulate on the carnauba wax layer. Polymer sealants are a little better and stay cleaner than waxes however they too allow dirt and dust to stick to them. Compared to wax, dust and dirt retention is lowered up to 90% with ceramic. Of course some will gather and collect over time but you will enjoy the beauty of your vehicle between washes when protected by ceramic, where as with other products the paint will look dirty faster. In the air around us and on the highways, all sorts of contaminants attack your paint. Iron particles coming off the brakes of other vehicles can lodge into your paint and allow moisture to penetrate around them. Over time the oxidation process from moisture and sun break down around these iron particles and eat microscopic holes into your paint. Ceramic puts an end to this with a thick barrier that does not allow these contaminants to reach the paint surface and are removed much more easily.

Superior Service

OCDetail uses only top tier products on your vehicle. They start with a high level auto wash followed by an extremely detailed 2-3 step decontamination process to remove all bonded contaminants from above and beneath the surface of the paint. Following the “decon” process the paint is further analyzed and the best combinations of high tech pads and polishes are tested to produce the highest gloss possible. This may include polishing the entire vehicle 2 and sometimes 3 times to reach this level.

CQuartz has a warranty that states it will not bubble, yellow, peel, oxidize, or lose more than 20% gloss over 2 years (with proper maintenance).

 

 

 

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