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CERAMIC COATING

We apply ceramic coatings for vehicles in Bristol and the South West.
Ceramic coatings will help protect your paintwork from daily exposure to the elements.
We are Bristol's only accredited Gtechniq ceramic coating installer, which allows us to offer professional level ceramic coatings only available from accredited installers.

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PROFESSIONAL LEVEL CERAMIC COATINGS

WE ARE AN ACCREDITED GTECHNIQ INSTALLER

As an accredited installer for Gtechniq (leading manufacturer of ceramic coatings), we are proud to represent the pinnacle of Gtechniq's pyramid of excellence. Our accreditation places us at the forefront of the car detailing industry, uniquely qualifying us to offer Gtechniq's most elite product, Crystal Serum Ultra, which is accompanied by a remarkable nine-year guarantee. This level of accreditation is a testament to the exceptional standard of service and expertise that we provide and are very proud to have achieved.

Being at the top of Gtechniq's accredited detailers, we are authorised to extend guarantees on all Gtechniq ceramic coatings, including the reputable Crystal Serum Light with its five-year assurance. We are also responsible for registering these guarantees directly with Gtechniq, ensuring a seamless and professional service for our clients.

Moreover, we take pride in offering a complimentary annual inspection for our clients. It's an integral part of our commitment to ensuring the enduring effectiveness and resilience of the ceramic coatings we apply.

While there are other levels within the Gtechniq network, such as the Platinum tier offered through dealerships, they do not match the superior durability and effectiveness of the accredited ceramic coatings we provide. At the base of the pyramid are companies that sell Gtechniq products but without the capability to offer any warranty or the same level of expertise and training that we possess.

In summary, as an accredited installer for Gtechniq, we stand as a beacon of excellence in the detailing and ceramic coating industry, offering unmatched quality and assurance in every aspect.

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CERAMIC COATING

IS CERAMIC COATING GOOD FOR YOUR CAR?

Ceramic Coatings are a state of the art protection for your car’s paintwork which offers excellent resistance to light scratches & swirl marks.  The best ceramic coating also grants a layer of protection from contaminants such as bird droppings or tree sap.

By comparison, paint protection film offers a more comprehensive layer of protection & has the added benefit of being self healing.

The ceramic coating that we use is very hydrophobic (repels water) which helps ensure water beading and a superior gloss finish. Unlike many sealant packages, once applied no more waxing will be required.

When it comes to car cleaning, ceramic coating also makes it much easier to clean your car. Especially if you’re using snow foam or car shampoo!

 

So yes, ceramic coatings are definitely good for your car.

HOW MUCH DOES CERAMIC COATING COST?

At Autotrilogy, we offer customised ceramic coating solutions tailored to your specific car care needs. We’d be happy to discuss your options and provide you with a quote that fits within your budget.

Ceramic coating is a protective layer that’s applied to the exterior of your car. It helps to prevent scratches, swirl marks (from poor washing technique) and provides a barrier against contaminants.

The price of ceramic coating can vary depending on a few factors such as the size of your car (larger cars generally require more ceramic coating), the level of ceramic coating (we offer a range of them) and your own unique requirements.

Please note we also carry out a careful polishing of the vehicles paint surface to enhance the finished look. This is completed prior to application of the ceramic coating & is included within our prices.

So, feel free to get in touch with us to learn more about our services and pricing.

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CERAMIC COATING FROM £300

  • Ceramic Coating application – up to 18mths - 9yrs Protection
    (depending on level of ceramic coating chosen)

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INDIVIDUAL PARTS PRICES

Wheels & caliper coatings

  • Alloy faces only from £50

  • Full ceramic coating from £100

Glass Treatment

  • Windscreen only from £40

  • All glass panels from £80

OUR CERAMIC COATING WORK

  • Is ceramic coating good for your car.
    Absolutely, a ceramic coating can be a fantastic choice for your car. After we've taken care of any paint corrections, the application of this coating can noticeably enhance your vehicle's shine. Plus, it has the added advantage of blocking harmful UV rays. What's more, the protective layer it provides can serve you well for several years. So, all things considered, it's certainly good for your car.
  • How long do ceramic coatings last?
    The longevity of ceramic coating really depends on a couple of factors. When applied professionally, these coatings usually endure for a period of up to 5 years. This duration can fluctuate based on the quality of the coating used (we use a professional grade ceramic coating - Gtechniq) and the application technique. It also depends on how aggressively you wash the car and it's exposure to the elements. If we were pushed to give an estimate, that we would say on average the coatings last 3 - 5 years.
  • Can you wax a car with a ceramic coating?
    The short answer is yes. Yes you can. You need to install the ceramic coating first, let it cure, and then apply a wax. However we would question the need to apply a wax on top of a professional ceramic coating.
  • How long does it take to ceramic coat a car?
    The process of applying a ceramic coat needs to be done meticulously and usually spans about 2-3 days. This timeframe can vary based on factors like the size of your vehicle, the condition of the paintwork and whether the vehicle is brand new or pre-owned. The application process is a multi-step one which includes stages like preparation, paint correction, actual application, and a curing period. It's a careful procedure, but worth it for the results!
  • How much does ceramic coating cost?
    We need to start this answer off with an honest truth. There isn't a set cost for ceramic coating your car that we can give here. Simply because it depends on a wide range of factors. • Does your car need paint correction beforehand? • Is the car brand new or used? • Does it currently have wax or a ceramic coating on it already? • Are there any areas on the paintwork which are damaged? Bascially, how much work does the car require before we apply the ceramic coating? Then we need to consider the size and complexity of the panels. Given all these variables, it's not quite feasible to just assign a fixed price and say, 'That is how much it will cost'. There's a lot to consider. We'd love to discuss the options with you and take a look at your vehicle. Simply give us a call!
  • Can you apply a ceramic coating to my windscreen, wheels, calipers?
    Absolutely! That's something we've done a lot of. Alloy wheels and calipers really benefit from the ceramic coating as it makes them a lot easier to wash and maintain.
  • Ceramic coatings are hydrophobic. What's that actually mean?
    Short answer: In plain English, it means that the ceramic coating attempts to repel any water (rain or spray or hose pipe) After the ceramic coating has cured it results in a wonderfully smooth, hydrophobic surface. This means that liquids don't linger but rather slide off. Now, if there are minor damages on the car's paintwork (we're talking really tiny, microscopic-level imperfections), these areas, while still slick and smooth, aren't flawlessly even. This could result in water forming into a bead and resting in these minute depressions. If your car is stationary, these beads might stay put on the coating. But even the slightest disturbance, like a gust of wind or minor vibrations, will likely dislodge that bead from its minuscule crevice and off the car it goes. So in essence, a perfect Ceramic Coating would cause all water to sheet off the surface in mere seconds, not leaving any beads behind. This is the best scenario, as it helps to prevent water spots and ensures a dry, clean surface for the lifetime of the coating. Take this example of a Porsche 718 GTS 4.0 which we applied ceramic coating on top of PPF to. See how the rain moves off to all sides, taking dirt with it. As soon as the car is driven, the remaining water will fall off as well.
  • How do I get a quote from you for ceramic coating?
    Simply fill in our contact form or just give us a call on 01275 463 134 We're a friendly team and more than happy to help and discuss options.
  • Ceramic coating vs wax.
    So, you're caught in the classic car care conundrum: Ceramic Coating versus Car Wax.... Now, wax might initially seem more appealing - it's less money and you can apply it yourself. But let's delve a bit deeper into why you might want to consider ceramic coating instead. Firstly, let's talk about chemical resistance. Car Wax unfortunately doesn't score well here. After a couple of washes, it typically begins to deteriorate , as if it was never there. In stark contrast, Ceramic Coating is like the marathon runner of car care products - it's got stamina and stays the course, even when confronted with harsh chemicals. Now let's discuss damage protection. Car wax, to be honest, doesn't offer much. Ceramic coating though, it's a different ball game altogether. It's not some superhero shield that makes your car invincible. But it does a commendable job protecting your vehicle from everyday annoyances - think light scratches, swirl marks, and even those stone chips when you're cruising at lower speeds. At first glance, these benefits might not seem monumental, but ponder a bit more, and you'll appreciate the significance. After investing time and money to maintain your car's pristine paintwork or getting a detailed respray, you'd naturally want it to last. Despite your best efforts, over time, your car will show signs of wear like swirl marks and scratches, making it appear a bit dull. There's a myriad of factors that can harm your car's paintwork. Even something seemingly harmless like rain can eventually cause some damage. Over time, all these factors take a toll, causing your once shiny car to lose its lustre. So how do we combat this? The key lies in protecting your car's paintwork. And that's where Ceramic Coating steps in, offering this much-needed protection at a price point that's hard to beat. The only thing better, would be paint protection film.

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