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.