Ceramic Coating

Ceramic Coating

What is Ceramic Coating?

Ceramic coating is a hydrophobic liquid polymer applied to the exterior of a vehicle to protect its paint from harsh elements and provide a long-lasting shine. Unlike traditional wax, which wears off over time and requires reapplication, the ceramic coating forms a permanent bond with the paint, creating a protective layer that is resistant to UV rays, chemicals, and contaminants. This coating enhances the vehicle’s gloss and depth of color, making it look new for longer. Additionally, ceramic coating makes maintenance easier by repelling water, dirt, and grime, so washing the vehicle becomes a simpler and less frequent task.

Ceramic Coating Prices in Dallas Texas

Ceramic Coating Prices here in Dallas are fair. Prices range from $1000-3000 depending on the type of Ceramic Coating a shop uses and the amount of time you want the coating to last. Here are our prices:

Basic Ceramic Coating

Starting at $1095

*Provides a basic protection and lasts 1-2 years.

Premium Ceramic Coating

Starting at $1595

*Provides a premium level of protection and lasts 3-5 years.

Ultimate Ceramic Coating

Starting at $2495

*Provides the ultimate level of protection and lasts 5-9 years!

How long does Ceramic Coating last?

Ceramic coating on a vehicle is renowned for its long-lasting durability, typically providing protection for one to nine years+, depending on the product and application.

What Ceramic Coating works best?

The effectiveness of a ceramic coating depends on various factors such as the quality of the product, proper application, and the condition of the vehicle’s paint. While this might be subjective, Gyeon stands out from the rest. Their ceramic coatings are known for their durability and ability to withstand environmental elements.  Gyeon’s products create a strong bond with your vehicle’s paint lasting for up to ten years when well maintained.

Are there different levels of Ceramic Coating?

Not all ceramic coating is created equal.  Different products provide different levels of protection.  Level 1 products provide basic protection and generally last from 1 – 2 years.  Level 2 products provide a premium level of protection and generally last for 3 – 5 years.  Level 3 products provide the ultimate protection and last any from 5 years to over 9 years.

How do you apply Ceramic Coating?

Surface Prep

Approximate Time: 12 – 18 hours

To ensure ceramic coating properly adheres to the vehicle paint you must perform a full surface prep.  Prepping the vehicle involves the following:

  1. Remove any dirt and debris with a full detail.
  2. Clay bar the entire exterior of the vehicle.
  3. Complete a full iron decontamination.
  4. Use a surface prep product such as Gyeon surface prep.
  5. Complete a full paint correction to remove imperfections in the clear coat.
  6. Perform a second surface prep with the same product.

Ceramic Application

Approximate Time: 6 – 8 hours

Once the surface is prepped you are ready to apply the ceramic coating.  Application involves the following:

  1. Apply a thin layer of ceramic coating to the exterior of the vehicle.
  2. Apply a second layer of ceramic coating using a cross hatch pattern.
  3. Ensure a level coating by going over the surface with a clean, soft microfiber towel.
  4. Using a new, clean, soft microfiber towel buff surface to remove excess product.
  5. Using a new, clean, soft microfiber towel perform a final (or guarantee) wipe to ensure all residual product is removed.


Allow the product to soft cure for 24 hours before driving the vehicle. Full/hard cure will occur after about 2 weeks.

You are ready for Ceramic. What next?

Given the time investment and experience required, Argus recommends visiting a specialized ceramic coating shop with skilled technicians. It’s crucial to choose a reputable detailer with experience and quality products to ensure proper paint preparation and coating application.

If you’re in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and considering Ceramic Coating, contact Argus Professional Detailing or visit the Charge Mods shop for a consultation on available packages and services tailored to your needs. Our team will guide you through the process and ensure you receive the best solution for protecting your vehicle’s paint.

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