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Ceramic Coatings

Why choose a Ceramic Coating? Most traditional waxes or sealants only last weeks or months, and the protection/shine is greatly reduced with each wash. When properly maintained, the level of protection & gloss ceramic paint coatings offer can be measured in YEARS! Essentially, a Ceramic Coating is a hardened (sacrificial) layer of protection over your vehicles finish. Utilizing nano technology, microscopic particles fill the pores in your vehicles paint. This results in a highly hydrophobic (water repelling) surface - with increased resistance to damaging UV rays, chemicals, heat, and contaminants. 
Aside from long-term protection & amazing gloss, one of the more popular features of coatings are their hydrophobic properties. Also known as the "self-cleaning effect", water encapsulates dust & dirt on the surface, and is then repelled from the vehicle. This results in less time & effort spent washing & drying the vehicle! 
My SB3 Alpha & Trinity coating installations are backed by a 3rd party warranty, & the installation is also registered with Carfax. SB3 Coatings can also be applied over Clear Bras or PPF (paint protection film), & most matte, satin, or vinyl finishes. Also be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page, where I discuss realistic coating expectations, warranty, & maintenance! I believe in providing you with the most upfront information possible, don't hesitate to contact me regarding the best options for your vehicle! Please visit my Quotes page & provide me the requested info to get started. For shining examples of customer vehicles, be sure to visit my Gallery page! For even more photos & detailing write-ups, visit my Furious Details page!
All Paint Coating pricing reflects charges for a car or small SUV. The following amounts will be added for larger vehicles:
+20% - Mid-Size SUV/Truck
+35% - Full-Size SUV/Truck 
*Oversize SUV/Truck subject to additional charge*

$900 - SB3 Trinity 7yr Ceramic Paint Coating
Trinity is SB3's Flagship coating, available only to specially trained installers. Trinity blends a unique 3-layer coating process, applied to painted surfaces, plastic trim, headlights, & taillights. Each layer offering a unique feature that when combined, is the hardest, most durable coating SB3 offers. Mind blowing gloss, 10H hardness, insane hydrophobics, incredible slickness, & up to 7yrs of durability is to be expected with Trinity! If you're looking for the best coating SB3 offers, Trinity is it! Trinity is backed by a 3rd party warranty and also reported to Carfax. *Requires purchase of Paint Correction Level 1,2 or 3 (not included in coating price)*

$600 - SB3 Alpha 5yr Ceramic Paint Coating
Alpha is easily SB3's most popular coating! Alpha features a contact angle of 110 degrees, allowing for increased self-cleaning & hydrophobics. Alpha is a 9H hardness single-layer application applied to painted surfaces, plastic trim, headlights, & taillights. Alpha offers up to 5 years of protection, with outstanding gloss and slickness. Alpha is a great option for daily drivers, or anyone looking for long term protection.  Alpha is backed by a 3rd party warranty and also reported to Carfax. *Requires purchase of Paint Correction Level 1,2 or 3 (not included in coating price)*

$300 - SB3 Omega 2yr Ceramic Paint Coating
Omega is SB3's entry-level 4H hardness coating.  A single-layer application is applied to painted surfaces, plastic trim, headlights, & taillights.  Omega offers up to 2 years of protection. high gloss, & ease of maintenance, at a lower price point. *Requires purchase of Paint Correction Level 1,2 or 3 (not included in coating price)*

$150-$300 - SB3 Vortex 2yr Ceramic Wheel Coating
Vortex is a 9H hardness coating designed specifically for wheels, that provides up to 2yrs of protection. Extremely durable with self-cleaning properties - makes wheel cleaning easier. Vortex forms a layer of protection between your wheels and corrosive brake dust & grime. $150 for application to all 4 wheel faces. $300 for application to wheel faces & barrels (if barrels are accessible). Due to liability concerns I do not remove/install wheels. Can be added to any of my exterior detailing services (not included in coating price).

$50-$200 - SB3 Optic 1yr Glass Coating
Glass coatings can help you see clearer and further in adverse weather. With a contact angle of 117 degrees, water rolls right off the glass. SB3 Optic is the clear choice for safety & protection, offering up to 1yr of durability!
$50 includes 2 layers applied to a standard car windshield.
$75 includes 2 layers applied to truck or SUV windshields.
$200 includes 2 layers applied to windshield, rear window, side glass, & sunroof/moonroof. 
Can be added to any of my exterior detailing services (not included in coating price).

Realistic Coating Expectations / Maintenance / Warranty
If you have been researching coatings online, you have likely seen some ridiculous marketing claims. The most popular ones include: coatings are fire-proof, scratch-proof, last a lifetime, never needing washing, or they eliminate rock chips - ALL are unrealistic claims. Compared to waxes/sealants/sprays, a true ceramic coating offers the highest levels of protection, durability, shine, & ease of maintenance. No coating can provide a "bulletproof force field of protection" around your vehicle. A coatings job is intended to act as a "sacrificial" hardened layer of protection, while preserving your original paint. 
When it comes to maintenance, I am frequently asked about the preferred way to wash a coated vehicle. The best option is always a pH neutral hand wash using swirl-free techniques. The next best option would be a "touchless" car wash, while still periodically incorporating hand washes. Definitely avoid any automatic "touch" washes with brushes, cloth strips, or anything abrasive (they will re-introduce swirls/scratches & reduce coating life).  The majority of paint corrections I do are the result of poor wash practices, or damage from a car wash. You will never need to use any wax/polymer-infused detail sprays, shampoos, or similar products. Over time they actually leave a unwanted residue/buildup on the coating, diminishing its hydrophobic properties. I provide all my customers with maintenance instructions/tips, and am always available for questions!  I typically bring an assortment of Adams/SB3 maintenance products with me on every detail job. From shampoo to towels, everything I sell is the highest quality & safe for your coating - designed to preserve your Furious Shine!
After I install the coating, the vehicle should remain dry & indoors for at least 24hrs (as it begins curing). After 24hrs, the vehicle can be driven in the rain if necessary. After the coating has cured for 7 days, you can begin washing the vehicle again. 
My SB3 Alpha & Trinity installations also include a 3rd party warranty, and are reported to Carfax. As with any coating warranty, you must reasonably maintain the vehicle, as outlined in the warranty. This includes having me perform a Ceramic Maintenance Detail once a year, which I highly recommend (regardless of warranty).  For complete terms & conditions of the SB3 warranty please click here. If you ever have any questions or concerns about properly maintaining your coating - I am here to help you!

 

 

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