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How to Spot a Ceramic Coating Scam

Updated: Jul 11

Immaculate Paint Protection helps new car owners protect their future classic cars, so they look awesome and stay looking new for years to come.

Car enthusiasts are a passionate bunch. They love their vehicles, and they are eager to preserve and protect them. Unfortunately this can make the prey to some unscrupulous members of the car-care community.

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Car club member doing his research about the benefits of paint protection from Immaculate Paint Protection

Ceramic coating is a product applied to your car to make it easier to wash, keep it cleaner longer, and protect it from UV fading and chemical damage. It might make the paint harder, and it can even hide some minor imperfections.

But that said, some shops out there will offer you the moon—and deliver something far less appealing. Here’s how to spot a ceramic coating scam.

· Fear-based selling, such as listing your vehicle’s paint defects (Instead, look for a shop that respects your vehicle.)

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Inspecting the Ceramic Coating Installation at Immaculate Paint Protection

· Focus on hardness (Instead, listen for realistic expectations of CC benefits.)

· Suggesting ceramic coating prevents rock chips (Instead, if you want paint protection, choose paint protection film not ceramic coating.)

· Sells you multiple layers of coating, which is a clue they are using old technology (Instead, look for a shop that uses the newest one-step application.)

A ceramic coating will keep this Lexus looking great and make it easy to clean
Ceramic Coating being installed by Immaculate Paint Protection on Lexus

· Quick installation, such as half day or same-day service (Instead, work with a shop that will work on your vehicle for 2 to 3 days.)

· Warranty “strings,” such as requiring you to come back for yearly inspections to maintain the warranty (Instead, find a shop with a no-strings attached warranty.)

· Super high or super low pricing (Instead, look for just-right pricing, Goldilocks!)

If you follow these tips, you’ll set yourself up for success in finding a reputable shop, and your vehicle will look cleaner than 95 percent of other vehicles on the road.

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About the author: Bill Fetter’s passion for cars started at an early age, as he loved anything with wheels. Through his childhood, Bill observed his dad’s work as a mechanical engineer turned marketing manager and proud lifelong employee of General Motors. During high school, Bill honed his passion for cars by hand-washing and detailing his neighbors’ vehicles. Knowing he wanted to be in the automotive industry, Bill earned a degree in Industrial Engineering from Kettering University in Flint, Michigan. He’s worked as an engineer in the automotive manufacturing, medical device, steel industry, and pharmaceutical manufacturing fields.

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