Ceramic ProCeramic Pro, once cured, has a hardness of over 9H. The normal clear coat has a hardness between 2H and 4H. The increase in hardness of the coated surface is enormous. This makes it the hardest paint coating on the market today.
Creative descriptions such as "diamond hardness" are not too far from conveying what the ceramic coating really offers. Professionals and amateurs are increasingly turning to ceramic coating as a substitute for car wax for a multitude of reasons. Simply put, the protective coating they provide is not as permanent as a true ceramic coating, and will not protect surfaces from things like scratches and hawk droppings. As with any new product that comes on the market, there is a lot of hype about ceramic car coatings, and a quick internet search reinforces this claim.
The average life of a ceramic coating is six months to three years, depending on the quality of the product. From wheel hubs and undercarriages, to engine compartments and interiors, this clear ceramic spray coating is virtually everywhere. Applying a high quality SiO2 ceramic booster spray to your freshly washed machine every couple of months will go a long way to increasing the longevity of that ceramic coating. Epoxy or polymer is a widely used type of ceramic coating that bonds to the car's factory paint layer.
When properly applied and cared for, this semi-permanent ceramic shield will last for years, requiring little more than a quick rinse when it becomes dirty. Non-ceramic coatings like Armor Shield IX are not a form of snake oil, or black magic in a bottle, we'll leave that business to Ozzy Osbourne and his homemade liquor. In addition to its relatively low price, it provides a sleek, glossy finish that combines the two worlds of ceramic coating and wax in one easy-to-use package. Depending on driving conditions, an application can last up to a year with regular maintenance, a shorter lifespan than other non-hybrid ceramic products.
But aside from the shielding, which last time we checked was tremendously expensive and heavy, nano-ceramic coatings offer an impressive range of protection.