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Are there any independent, reputable studies that show ceramic coating does anything significant to justify all the work and expense that has to be repeated every few years?
 

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Are there any independent, reputable studies that show ceramic coating does anything significant to justify all the work and expense that has to be repeated every few years?
What exactly are you looking for as far as a study? A professional prep of a vehicle normally includes thorough exterior wash, mechanical and chemical decontamination followed by a light polish at the minimum to improve paint condition. Then another wash and IPA wipe to ensure oils are removed from the paint and it is naked.

As the coating is applied it fills I. The pores of the paint giving it a smoother and more glossy/reflective appearance. Higher end coatings cure to a hardness higher than standard clearcoat making it more durable. This layer also enhances uva/uvb protection. The coating also acts as a sacrificial layer to protect your Jeep's paint against etching from acid rain, birs bombs, etc.

The coating will only last so long before needing to be polished and a fresh coating reapplied. Proper maintenance and care of your exterior will extend the life.
 

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What exactly are you looking for as far as a study? A professional prep of a vehicle normally includes thorough exterior wash, mechanical and chemical decontamination followed by a light polish at the minimum to improve paint condition. Then another wash and IPA wipe to ensure oils are removed from the paint and it is naked.

As the coating is applied it fills I. The pores of the paint giving it a smoother and more glossy/reflective appearance. Higher end coatings cure to a hardness higher than standard clearcoat making it more durable. This layer also enhances uva/uvb protection. The coating also acts as a sacrificial layer to protect your Jeep's paint against etching from acid rain, birs bombs, etc.

The coating will only last so long before needing to be polished and a fresh coating reapplied. Proper maintenance and care of your exterior will extend the life.
Meaning someone that makes and sells the product and professional installers can say what it takes to prep and install but what independent proof is there that any of this is any better than waxing a couple of times a year? I don't waste my money on fads, and they are because just a few years ago the big thing was high tech water coatings that promised the same thing. If you want to do it fine, I was asking for independent research showing significant benefit before I believe in it.
 

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Meaning someone that makes and sells the product and professional installers can say what it takes to prep and install but what independent proof is there that any of this is any better than waxing a couple of times a year? I don't waste my money on fads, and they are because just a few years ago the big thing was high tech water coatings that promised the same thing. If you want to do it fine, I was asking for independent research showing significant benefit before I believe in it.
I would say ask online for people who have their vehicle coated. They will be your best reference.
 

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