The difference between waxing, sealing, and ceramic coating

Trust Immaculate Auto Detail, local Prescott auto detailer, to apply a durable ceramic finish to your vehicle and help preserve the value of your car or truck.
Ceramic coatings are the optimum form of protection against UV rays and the harsh elements in the environment. Think of coatings as a layer of clear coat applied on the clear coat of your vehicle, only stronger and harder, for a more durable finish. Immaculate Auto Detail, your local Prescott auto detailer, discusses the difference between waxing, sealing, and having a ceramic coating applied to your vehicle.

Wax adds a natural and beautiful shine to paint, but its UV protective properties can be less than effective unless it is pure carnauba wax. Even with genuine carnauba wax, your vehicle’s surface will only be protected for a few months. Wax as a sealant is not solid, meaning as you drive your vehicle, small particles of dirt and debris can attach to the wax, penetrate the surface, and be lodged there.

Synthetic sealants are polymer-based which adhere and bind to clear-coat. They are purposely designed for longevity and protection against UV Rays and the harsh elements of our environment. They can last anywhere from two months up to nearly a year, depending on the product you use. Sealants add a deep shine in addition to protection and water repelling properties.

Ceramic Coating
Coatings offer the highest level of protection and shine when compared to waxes and sealants. At a minimum, coatings should last six months. Higher quality coatings can actually outlast your vehicle with proper maintenance. The extremely durable properties of the coating make bird droppings, sap, and bugs all easy to remove, and minimize the damaging effects these elements can produce. Another amazing characteristic of coatings is their scratch-resistant properties. With a ceramic coating, the surface of your vehicle will stay cleaner longer. After a wash, your vehicle will still have the same new car shine it did when your coating was applied.

Let us help you protect your vehicle’s exterior – and its value – by applying a ceramic coating. Immaculate Auto Detail is your local Prescott detailer providing detailing services for your automobile, truck, motorcycle, RV, boat, or airplane. Our mission is perfection with every job! For a free estimate on a ceramic coating for your vehicle, contact us today at (928) 299-0060.

Benefits of ceramic coatings

Prescott weather can be brutal to your vehicle’s exterior, whether from excessive sun exposure, dust storms, or driving through salt and cinders spread on the roads to melt snow. Immaculate Auto Detail shares how to protect your vehicle and describes the benefits of ceramic coatings.

What are ceramic coatings?
Ceramic coatings are the latest and most innovative products on the market today to protect the paint on your vehicle. These coatings create a bond with the surface creating an extremely tough protective layer, shielding your vehicle’s surfaces from the harsh elements of the environment.

How do coatings work?
At the microscopic level, every surface has “peaks and valleys”. Coatings have very short peaks and valleys so that when they are applied to your vehicle’s paint, they adhere and form a protective layer, leaving the top of the surface with a durable layer that is highly resistant to the elements. After the coating application, the surface will have the ability to repel water and will feel smooth to the touch.

How long do coatings last?
The longevity of glass and ceramic coatings depends in part on the type of coating you choose. There are single application coatings as well as multi-level applications which give better hardness and durability. Another factor that impacts longevity is how well you maintain your vehicle after the coating is applied. We recommend once a coating is applied, you bring your vehicle to us for washing maintenance, or on a quarterly or bi-annual basis to maintain the coating and apply an extra layer of protection to keep your paint in the best possible condition.

The biggest consideration after a coating is applied is how your vehicle is maintained. If your vehicle is sent through a tunnel car wash or a hand wash service that uses harsh soaps, abrasive detergents or brushes, this can compromise the coating’s lifespan as well as increase the risk of scratching the vehicle.

Whether your car is coated, waxed, or sealed, proper maintenance is the key to maximizing the longevity of the protection.

Immaculate Auto Detail, your local Prescott auto detailer, wants you to be aware of the benefits of ceramic coating to protect your paint job from the elements and help maintain the value of your vehicle. To schedule an appointment for a free estimate for automobile, motorcycle, RV, boat or airplane detailing, call Immaculate Auto Detail today at (928) 299-0060.

Benefits of auto detailing

Immaculate Auto Detail offers top quality detailing services in Prescott for your car, truck, motorcycle, boat or RV.
While many people assume that using an auto detailing service is only for those with the most expensive vehicles, detailing should be considered as regular maintenance to keep your car, truck, or motorcycle in great shape. Immaculate Auto Detail, your local Prescott detailing service, talks about some of the benefits of auto detailing.

Many people tend to overlook the importance of interior and exterior detailing of their car, truck or RV. Here are some benefits of maintaining the exterior of your vehicle with the professional staff of Immaculate Auto Detail:

Customized and personalized detailing service.
Immaculate Auto Detail offers VIP, personalized and customized care that is suited to your individual specifications and requirements. Limit or add services to get the most out of your car, truck, RV, motorcycle, or plane detailing and stay within your budget.

Improved safety and health.
Deep cleaning removes harmful germs and reduces allergy problems by disinfecting all surfaces. Your vehicle will have the fresh look and smell of a new car. Maintaining a clean and clear windscreen, mirrors, and windows by getting rid of dirt and grime helps to improve your visibility to keep you, your family, and your friends safe.

Environment protection.
When you wash your own car, you can easily use up to 50 gallons of water. Much of the water is unnecessarily wasted. You likely also use car cleaning products that are expensive and contain harmful chemicals. Instead of harming the environment, call a trusted auto detailing expert. One liter of water and products that are eco-friendly can go a long way toward getting the job done, reducing the environmental impact. Immaculate Auto Detail also offers mobile detailing services, and can come to you to clean and detail your vehicle on-site.

Immaculate Auto Detail, your local Prescott detailing service, wants you to be aware of the many benefits of auto detailing. Let us help you maintain your vehicle’s value with our high-quality detailing services. Call Immaculate Auto Detail today at (928) 299-0060.

The importance of car detailing

Trust Immaculate Auto Detail, your local Prescott detailing service, to completely restore and renew your auto, boat, motorcycle, RV or airplane back to its new condition.
Having your car detailed helps to keep up the value of your car, keep you comfortable while you’re driving, and save you from unnecessary embarrassment when you need to provide an unexpected lift to friends or neighbors. Immaculate Auto Detail, your Prescott car detailing experts offers a little more ‘detail’ in the importance of detailing your car.

A good exterior detailing is meant to ensure that your car’s outside surface is protected from the elements and protected from damage. Keeping the exterior in excellent condition requires protecting the paint – and the best way to do that is by the application of a wax or sealant. Having your car waxed or sealed at least twice a year will help protect the paint from oxidation and fading.

Interior detailing also preserves your car’s interior by thoroughly cleaning and conditioning the leather, dash, carpeting, and upholstery. Arizona’s sun is notorious for drying out and cracking a car’s interior features. Immaculate Auto Detailing’s meticulous attention to detail not only preserves the interior but also increases passenger comfort. Who wants swirling dog hair when you turn on the heat or A/C – or to lean on a filthy arm rest? And if you find you are unexpectedly picking up your boss or – yikes! future mother-in-law – the first thing you don’t want to do is apologize for the sticky residue from the vanilla shake you spilled four months ago.

No one wants to ride in or buy a dirty car. Immaculate Auto Detail is the perfect way to keep your car protected, clean, and comfortable. Whether you just want to keep your car in great shape or are getting ready to sell it, call the auto detailing experts in Prescott. Call Immaculate Auto Detail today at 928-299-0060.

Detailing vs. a car wash

Immaculate Auto Detail is Prescott’s full service auto detailing service providing a world class experience and excellent results.
There’s a tremendous difference between a general car wash and getting your car ‘detailed’ – and the name says it all. If you want your car looking its very best, Immaculate Auto Detail, your local Prescott detailing service, explains why detailing is much more than a car wash.

Car wash vs. detailing
A quick and easy car wash gets rid of most of the dirt on the outside of your car, if you don’t count the tires, bug goo and fenders, etc. and will pick up some of the mess on the inside with a fast vacuum, dusting, and window washing. Car detailing takes cleaning to a whole other level. Typical car washes take about 10 to 20 minutes from washing to drying and results in, ‘It’s better than it was’. You can expect it to take at least two hours for your car to be detailed and the results might make you think your car just came off the showroom floor.

After an exhaustive and comprehensive exterior washing including your tires, wheels, and wheel wells, your technician will move on to the paintwork to buff out any light scratches, swirl marks and oxidation. The most time-consuming aspect of detailing your car can often be polishing and waxing your paintwork. The remaining factors of your car’s exterior including rubber components and glass are meticulously cleaned to leave the entire exterior sparkling like new.

All of your car’s upholstery and carpeting is vacuumed and shampooed to remove any dirt and stains. Leather interiors are scrubbed clean to remove any ingrained dirt and then conditioned to give your interior long-lasting life. The dash, air vents, cup holders, doors, interior compartments and mats are all cleaned to their original condition. All interior glass is also cleaned and polished to a shine.

Cleaning the engine compartment can help identify engine problems easier and faster. And if you’re selling your car, a clean engine compartment can make a big impression on how well maintained your car is.

Immaculate Auto Detail understands that most people can’t spend the time it takes to keep their car in its best condition. We provide superior automotive detailing in Prescott for all makes and models. Learn more about our services, including our mobile detailing service. To restore your vehicle to its very best, call the experts at Immaculate Auto Detail at 928-299-0060.

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