Ceramic coatings form the high-end of our car finishing services. Incorporating all aspects of an enhancement detail, this service adds hard-wearing ceramic protection to your vehicle. The final result is a beautifully finished car that looks as if it has just rolled out of the showroom. Not only does it look magnificent, but the selection of ceramic coatings we employ ensures long-lasting protection to the bodywork.
Because of the time required to complete a full ceramic coating service we do not offer a mobile service. All ceramic coatings are applied at our main detailing centre in Horley, Surrey. Our team of professional car detailers will ensure a high standard of workmanship, delivered to a flawless finish.
As the leading vehicle valeting service in the Redhill area, we have much to offer our customers across Surrey. Here is what you can expect from our bespoke vehicle valeting solutions.
Wash and rinse
We start our ceramic coating process as with all our finishing services, with a thorough washing of the vehicle’s exterior. This is the first stage of cleaning the car, removing various surface contaminants such as loose dirt, soot, and debris. In addition to cleaning the bodywork, we also wash and rinse the car’s wheels, arches, and engine bay.
Drying, decontamination, and dressing
After washing the car, we air dry it completely to get rid of any excess water. We then any embedded dirt and contaminants from the paintwork using a range of techniques. This includes both a chemical decontamination spray and manual decontamination using a clay bar. Then we protect your engine bay and arches, dressing them with a specially-formulated sealant.
Wheels, doors, windscreen, and windows
After surface cleaning the body of your vehicle, we pay attention to the rest of the car. This includes applying a protective hydrophobic coating to the car’s wheels, followed by wiping down all door shuts. The next step is to clean the windscreen and any other vehicle glass. We then apply a coating of Gtechniq’s G1 ClearVision Smart Glass sealant.
Deep polish of the paintwork
Before we can apply the protective ceramic coatings, we need to polish the paintwork to a deep and lustrous finish. We cover any non-polishable surfaces first, before getting to work with our specialised, multi-stage polishing machine. This eliminates and light scratches and swirls on the bodywork over the course of several passes.
Once we are satisfied with the level of polish and lustre, the next step is to apply the ceramic coatings. This includes wiping down and degreasing the panels to remove any compounds and polishes. We apply a 9H base layer ceramic coating to start, followed by a hydrophobic top coat. Both products come from either Gtechniq or Kamikaze Collection.
There’s little point in achieving such an impressive finish without paying similar attention to the inside of the car. At SMC Detailing, we finish all our ceramic coating services with a thorough interior valeting. This includes vacuuming and cleaning the upholstery, as well as wiping down surfaces. All this is topped off with a new air freshener.
Cost-effective ceramic coatings
A ceramic coating solution represents the high-end of our car finishing services. To get such a beautiful finish takes considerable time and effort. To achieve the full effect requires two to three days preparing your vehicle and apply the coatings. Pricing depends on individual circumstances, with our full service starting at £850.
Our ceramic coating service delivers an immaculate and long-lasting finish to your vehicle. In addition, we offer an extensive range of optional extras – further coating processes for the rest of your car. These include