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What are the differences?

Sealants, glazes, waxes, and ceramic coatings – in the world of vehicle care there are a number of options when it comes to protection and enhancement of your vehicles exterior. Differing in longevity, durability, and gloss enhancement, all of these forms of protection serve a purpose. But what should you be using? While this question is largely preference based, or finance driven, there certainly is a right choice for you depending on how your vehicles are used, stored, and ultimately what your goals are for the finish.

How long the product lasts and how well it protects the underlying clearcoat.
The visual impact the product provides in terms of added gloss, depth, etc.
Hydrophobic Properties
The intensity of water beading and sheeting you will achieve.


Durability: Very Low
Aesthetics: High
Hydrophobics: Low to Medium


Durability: Low to Moderate
Aesthetics: High
Hydrophobics: Medium to High


Durability: Moderate to High
Aesthetics: Moderate
Hydrophobics: Medium to High

Ceramic Coatings

Durability: Very High
Aesthetics: Very High
Hydrophobics: Very High

Which protectant coating we prefer to use on your vehicle and why

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Which protectant coating we prefer to use on your vehicle and why..

We prefer to use sealants and ceramic coatings on all of our customers vehicles instead of waxes or glazes.  While glazes and waxes have a high shine appearance they are not very durable and do not last long.  We prefer coatings with high durability and longevity.  Also, sealants have advanced with their technology over the years to provide a better shine that lasts longer.  If you are looking for the best protectant for your vehicles surface we highly recommend ceramic coating.  Ceramic coating carries the best attributes when it comes to longevity, durability, and appearance.

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