Everything You Need To Know About Ceramic Coatings


How Ceramic Coatings Work - What Is The Best Ceramic Coating?
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We are learning all about the world of ceramic coatings! We'll learn: What is a 9H ceramic coating? How much do ceramic coatings cost? How to apply a ceramic coating? What is a nano coating? This is all thanks to XPEL who I’ve partnered with on the video to learn about the ever popular world of coatings. They’ve recently launched their new product Fusion Plus, and what I appreciate about XPEL is that they’re very realistic about what ceramic coatings can and can’t do.
If you’ve followed the ceramic coating craze lately, you may hear claims like these coatings completely preventing scratches and rock chips, or that you’ll never need to wash your car again. Not exactly accurate, but that’s not to take away from the very real benefits that these coatings provide, like the ease of maintaining your paint’s cleanliness, protection from things like tree sap, bug guts, and bird dropping, the deep, glossy appearance, and of course the very popular hydrophobic, or water-repelling, qualities.
So let’s start with how it works, why it’s useful, and then get into some of the more common misconceptions. XPEL’s ceramic coating, fusion plus, is a silicon based product. So you have a carrier fluid containing nano-particles, and these tiny particles create an inseparable bond with your paintwork that can’t easily be washed off like a wax or sealant. Really, one of the easiest ways to think about a ceramic coating is like a semi-permanent wax or sealant.
Regarding pricing for XPEL Fusion Plus, if a car is fully wrapped in paint protective film, it will be about $800 to $1,000 depending on the size of the vehicle and local labor rates. If paint correction is required, the cost will range from about $1,200 to $2,000, depending on the level of correction required and local labor rates.
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  • Dantel Lewisham
    Dantel Lewisham13 timer siden

    So I need to respray my car. put on a film and then the ceramic coating Giddy up!

  • Marggiori Salas
    Marggiori Salas2 dager siden

    The xpell its EXXXXpensive!!!

  • Robert Walton-Sharp
    Robert Walton-Sharp8 dager siden

    That is amazing. If only I had the money to buy my cars new, with PPF and that no one had taken through a carwash.

  • dennydeckerful
    dennydeckerful9 dager siden

    Don't understand why you would put ceramic coating over the film.

  • Richard Getz
    Richard Getz28 dager siden

    You didn't list any of the myths???? So does the ceramic coating protect at all from scratches?

  • Ray Briant
    Ray Briant28 dager siden

    I had my truck ceramic coating from The Tint Company in Pompano Beach, Florida. My truck looks amazing and I got a 3 year warranty. They also did my glass and plastic trim. It took them a full day and I had to pick up my truck the next day. I recommend them. Thanks for the video.

  • shaan r
    shaan rMåned siden

    is ceramic coating heat resistant?And if so to how many degrees? If I wanted to ceramic coat my valve cover or engine parts which are painted using heat resistant paint,,,is it advisable?Will it last or will it peel off due to heat?

  • snaplash
    snaplashMåned siden

    I tried to ceramic coat my car. Covered it with a thin layer of clay, then fired it at 2000f to turn it into a ceramic. Now I have a ceramic shell with no car inside.

  • jesse bear
    jesse bearMåned siden

    Good video 👍

  • mohammed giravi
    mohammed giraviMåned siden

    Koor koor koor koor koor koor koor koor koor koor koor kooor!!

  • Timepiece Enthusiasm
    Timepiece EnthusiasmMåned siden

    so slight scratches on the car will heal themself in the sun...just like Superman...

  • Ken Cur
    Ken CurMåned siden

    The glasses! You are forgetting the glasses!

  • Ken Cur

    Ken Cur

    Måned siden

    What do I win?

  • Wachira0615947577 Nighikarn
    Wachira0615947577 Nighikarn2 måneder siden

    I love you.

  • Henry Cruz
    Henry Cruz2 måneder siden

    So about 2k to coat my Model S. Seems extreme. I'd rather wax my car twice a year. (Whole care once and just the top areas twice) The protective wrap makes sense but only to the front, hood, mirrors and partial top of car as that's what gets hit on my highway commutes and that's about 1k. I'm a car guy, waxing is part of the game. But if you do t like waxing and have 2k laying around... thats alot of tires!

  • Henry Cruz
    Henry Cruz2 måneder siden

    Thank you!

  • swampboy Dray
    swampboy Dray2 måneder siden

    I wonder how much this cost

  • Mark Rozee
    Mark Rozee2 måneder siden

    Do people really care this much about there cars? My cars are both over 10 years old. I wash them about 6 times a year and just spay on wax about twice a year. They still look great 👍

  • John Judge
    John Judge2 måneder siden

    Well Sir, I've subbed. I've watched a few of your videos but this one went into extra detail to show how coatings work. It is a great video like many of your others

  • MiniBar
    MiniBar2 måneder siden

    Great video!!! You provided answers to all of my questions. I'm awaiting my new AMG GT53, that I've ordered a few weeks ago, and do want to cover the front half of the vehicle with a clear film, as an added protection from road debris and Love-bugs, since I live in Florida. I then want to apply the ceramic coating to the entire vehicle exterior, for that extra shine. Thanks again!

  • Randall cheek
    Randall cheek2 måneder siden

    Another scam produce. Suckers buy

  • Fernando Spada
    Fernando Spada2 måneder siden

    holy molly this is so cool

    GODZILLA USA3 måneder siden

    you should be doing this in Non dust positive pressure ventilation room specifically for this job.

  • Spectacular Spaghetti
    Spectacular Spaghetti3 måneder siden

    Ceramic coating seems almost to good to be true!

  • awkc 63
    awkc 633 måneder siden

    Yesterday I just added Meguiar's hybrid ceramic wax on my car

  • Steve Holt
    Steve Holt3 måneder siden

    Think of the healing as residual stresses within the material that allow it to return to its “known” form/link when excited by heat/energy. If you want more info, I can ask; a close friend got his degrees in plastics engineering, chemistry, and molecular science

  • Nofer Trunions
    Nofer Trunions3 måneder siden

    Will a ceramic coating stop chronic single stage red paint oxidation after it has been buffed back?

  • chris gress
    chris gress3 måneder siden

    4:47 White dust or smudge getting ready to be coated.

    JOEL GEORGE3 måneder siden

    Why they don't do it from factory...?!

  • Groom Lake
    Groom Lake3 måneder siden

    Ceramic coatings makes repainting a car extremely hard!!! So if your a hot rod guy or plan on painting your car in the near future stay away from ceramics until after the fresh paint is on the car

  • Brandon
    Brandon3 måneder siden

    My car needs some paint and small body work but I bet if I get those fixed this stuff would look great on it. I’m OCD about water spots. I wash and hand dry my car at least once a week. I use a squeegee type thing that does a 99% dry in 30 minutes on a big car.

  • Cliff Judge
    Cliff Judge3 måneder siden

    Its too bad this wasn't a commercial.

  • Victor Zhao
    Victor Zhao3 måneder siden

    They couldnt make the bottle anything bigger than that lube bottle ?

    SHAREEN Din3 måneder siden

    lol eee a

  • Bryan B
    Bryan B3 måneder siden

    Bye bye rain-x

  • DBS Detailing RJ
    DBS Detailing RJ4 måneder siden

    Is it true the ceramic coating bonds into the pore of the clearcoat? Actually, does the clearcoat really have pores?

  • g m
    g m4 måneder siden

    One of the BEST "info-videos" ever!! thanks!!

  • D Q Details!
    D Q Details!4 måneder siden

    Great video!! Nice product this fusion !! Keep it up!!

  • SL Travelers
    SL Travelers4 måneder siden

    After applying how long it valid ..

  • 当奴侵
    当奴侵4 måneder siden

    I thought he dumped a bucket of manure on his car lol

  • Carol C
    Carol C4 måneder siden

    How will it help with bugs, mainly love bugs? Will it help keep them from sticking?

  • O²B
    O²B4 måneder siden


  • Sirius Mobile Detailing
    Sirius Mobile Detailing4 måneder siden

    love the video and explanation... Thanks so much

  • Yo Dude
    Yo Dude4 måneder siden

    This ceramic coating does this in a week or 2 then gone wasted $$$$$

  • alexkram
    alexkram4 måneder siden

    If a ceramic coating mainly just makes it so I don't have to wax, it's not worth it to me. Turtle Wax Ice seal and shine is incredibly fast and easy to install and easily lasts 6 months, maybe a year. It takes just a few minutes and no PPE or paint correction required. It is also cheap. Try it, you won't go back to wax. Just watch any review for it on NOlocal.

  • Borbali
    Borbali4 måneder siden

    So it is still recommended to wash the car, albeit lightly, EVERY WEEK? Doesn't sound like it saves that much time then.

  • Robin Johnson
    Robin Johnson4 måneder siden

    Shouldn't all cars just come with this? It's 2020

  • Aldo Raine
    Aldo Raine4 måneder siden

    Just got a new car... Im tired of washing it. I miss my old car which I never washed

  • Carter Hunsaker
    Carter Hunsaker4 måneder siden

    Id totally get this but it costs as much as my car

  • love bud
    love bud4 måneder siden

    Can ceramic coating apply on lexan glass?

  • RaiderMike619
    RaiderMike6195 måneder siden

    Does it have UV protection?

  • Koki Ali
    Koki Ali5 måneder siden

    It lasts for 1-3 years? No way. Where do you buy this specific Fusion coating?

  • Mack Woodcock
    Mack Woodcock5 måneder siden

    how much did this all cost both the film and the ceramic coating

  • sanjay naik
    sanjay naik5 måneder siden

    All surfaces have micro pores and nano particles go and fill them up and stick there and become one with the surface. They give a fuller and richer look .

  • Aziz KS
    Aziz KS5 måneder siden

    very informative video. Thank you

  • humprey2
    humprey25 måneder siden

    Where can I get this done in UK?

  • amasoak47
    amasoak475 måneder siden

    Got my new Taco yesterday. For $7 more added to the monthly payments, I get both both underbody and paint ceramic coatings. Salty roads here in the winter and bird droppings everywhere. 10yr warranty on both coatings. No brainer decision.

  • Paras Ahlawat
    Paras Ahlawat5 måneder siden

    I have a query. Wouldn't it help in reducing air friction as well. At least may have reduced heating problem in supersonic jets. Maybe it will help in car on a warm day.

  • mujjuman
    mujjuman5 måneder siden

    how much would xpel film cost on a F30 BMW?

  • Adnan Khan
    Adnan Khan5 måneder siden

    8:16 deeper grooves at level 7

  • HRage
    HRage5 måneder siden

    Damn, I clicked off this video when I realized I was watching the equivalent of Color Code 2000 as they showed back in the 90s

  • Steven Turner
    Steven Turner5 måneder siden

    So, aren't these horrible for the environment?

  • Midi Man
    Midi Man5 måneder siden

    Great job explanation this stuff.

    N8TVTXN5 måneder siden

    I’d buy a bridge in Brooklyn from you. 😂 Thanks for the video!

  • Max Burgess
    Max Burgess5 måneder siden

    Does the pricing you showed include both the paint protection film and the ceramic coating, or is that just the film?

  • Larry Bondar
    Larry Bondar6 måneder siden

    Cool. Who knows how I can buy this ceramic coating myself?

  • El Martillo
    El Martillo6 måneder siden

    it's "Nie-osh" not "Nee-osh" hahahahaha

  • Aon Evo
    Aon Evo6 måneder siden

    Why don't you prepare the surface by polishing the orange peel before ceramic coating?

  • David Peed
    David Peed6 måneder siden

    Wow!! They didn’t seem bothered by wearing masks to do this job!! I’m SHOCKED they could breathe through the WHOLE process!!

  • Dennis5150
    Dennis51506 måneder siden

    So, what happens when someone hits your car and you need to have the repair painted?

  • IKhan


    Måned siden

    Then that surface needs to be corrected, film put back on (if you had that) and coated with a new bottle of ceramic coat. You have to make sure you report that to the insurance company and product documents. The only crappy part is if the other party is underinsured then their insurance may not cover the cost.

  • StrokeMahEgo
    StrokeMahEgo6 måneder siden

    So what you're saying is, using the PPF and ceramic coating is a Wombo combo.

  • h82crash
    h82crash6 måneder siden

    Ceramic coatings are for exhaust systems and are fired to cure them. Don't know why this car wax stuff keeps coming up when I search for a thermal protective exhaust ceramic coating. :-(

  • Dean T
    Dean T6 måneder siden

    Is it OK to use a shemagh on ceramic coating to dry a car after washing?

  • jrlundman
    jrlundman6 måneder siden

    Thank you so much. This video really explains what both products do and don't do. I went and had both applied to my new truck. I can't wait to see what it looks like and how it performs.

  • No name
    No name6 måneder siden

    Lol this is nothing but a gimmic for idiots. Basic Wax works alot better. Take it from a professional automotive painter.

  • mior muhammad
    mior muhammad6 måneder siden

    "everything you need to know about ceramic coatings | up to speed"

  • Igor Toebe
    Igor Toebe6 måneder siden

    that gun metal gray tesla is sexy af.

  • T
    T6 måneder siden

    I am happy with my expel ppf but definitly bug guts will stain it unless washed off right away, also rock chips are getting through but I can only hope its helping. Also my ceramic coating experience has been not favorable. It seems like waterspots ruin the ceramic coating , after 3 months my ceramic coating was failing, refreshed it at that time and 3 months later I dont think its doing anything at all.

  • PianoUniverse
    PianoUniverse6 måneder siden

    Clay bar as a prep ok?

  • Barry Maskell
    Barry Maskell7 måneder siden

    Is this a level 1 coating ?

  • Mr. Pabs
    Mr. Pabs7 måneder siden

    Owning a car is so complicated now days.

  • A Christian
    A Christian7 måneder siden

    Can you explain the difference between the "Professionally" applied ceramic coatings to those "Consumer" applied ceramic coatings.

  • Blackdog4818
    Blackdog48187 måneder siden

    Do I even need to apply that to a new car? My paint job looks great, beading well. Garage stored. Rarely driving now. Only 103 mile so far. When should I consider buying/applying it?

  • Raúl Romero
    Raúl Romero7 måneder siden


  • puck spirit
    puck spirit7 måneder siden

    You have to apply wax after you wash your car? AAhahaha. Here, in soviet russia we know only one way of washing your car - squirt it with pressurized water. usually you do it twice a year after raining seasons

  • Daniel Mcgrath
    Daniel Mcgrath7 måneder siden

    Just polish your vehicle with Nu Finish,its magic stuff.

  • jldude84
    jldude847 måneder siden

    Now I wonder how many hundreds of dollars it costs?

  • S Parker
    S Parker7 måneder siden

    How about protective film on only the areas most at risk to rock chips in the front, and ceramic coating over the entire car (not windows or headlights/tail lights) ?

  • Super Luxury Lifestyle
    Super Luxury Lifestyle7 måneder siden

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  • andrew weber
    andrew weber7 måneder siden

    I just waxed my new truck with a high end wax. Can I apply a ceramic coat on top of the 2 layers of wax I just applied?

  • Mingkit Lee
    Mingkit Lee7 måneder siden

    I applied the ceramic but accidentally didn't wipe it down 100%. Now it leaves some rainbows or chemical spots. Is there anyway to remove it? I tried the Goof Off but didn't work.

  • Bert306
    Bert3067 måneder siden

    How would it do on a hull of a boat

  • Gareth Fairclough
    Gareth Fairclough7 måneder siden

    This is the EE version of the InrangeTV mud test!

    PATRICIA BARREIRO7 måneder siden

    How much for 2018 black Sierra

  • Levi Shelley
    Levi Shelley7 måneder siden

    Am i correct to say no carwashes? Just a home wash down

  • trrrewr
    trrrewr7 måneder siden

    Oh we know the real reason why it's only allowed to be "installed by trained professionals" and its none of the reasons you listed.

  • 02powertube
    02powertube8 måneder siden

    But... Who would coat a Tesla?. Waste of product, ugly car...

  • FeelTheFear SingItAnyway
    FeelTheFear SingItAnyway8 måneder siden

    Hi guys, does this coating have any resistance to solvents like acetone?

  • Candy
    Candy8 måneder siden


  • The Unknown
    The Unknown8 måneder siden

    ceramic coatings also protect from swirl marks from bad washing not heavy scratches like the film which can handle heavy scratches

  • Jesus Nieves
    Jesus Nieves8 måneder siden

    Alligator Window Tint says this coating can be ruined by scrubbing it with your finger, so any accident will make you lose your almost $2,000 investment, I'm sorry but is not worth it unless you don't care.