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Deciding which ceramic coating to apply is an important process as not all ceramic coating products are made of the same quality. While some will protect and enhance against water-borne contaminants and the transfer of, the higher end and better quality ceramic coating products will also protect against oil-based contaminants such as bug fluids, bird droppings, tar, grease, minor grease and gasoline contact, etc. The second group is much more harsh on your vehicle’s finish than the first group (rain dust, and other microscopic particles that may cause abrasion and degradation of your vehicle’s paint finish).
When your vehicle is assembled in the factory, one of the processes undergoing is for it to be painted. The paint process of your vehicle is not the simple paint and dry process but a bit of the science. The surface to be cleaned is first primed with the undercoat or primer. After the primer has dried the vehicle is sanded so that the surface left behind is clear, but still with the degree of porosity needed for the main paint coat to bond together. The primer coat may need to be as thick as 3 or more coats to prevent the rust formation underneath it as well as avoid exposing the bare metal in case of a small scratch or a minor damage.
Once the primer is sanded to buff it and remove the powdery coat, the top coat is applied to the primed surface. This gives your vehicle the color you see. As a final step, the lacquer (also referred to as a clear coat) is applied. This gives your vehicle the gloss and shine you fall in love with when you see that new car for the first time.