The Essential Knowledge of your Car Clear Coat

Felix Lin

What is a clear coat? Clear coat is simply a layer of clear resin that is applied over colored resin. Almost 95 percent of all vehicles manufactured today have a clear coat finish. Here, we’ll have a cross sectional diagram to explain the different layers.

Contrary to popular belief, car detailing is required periodically, even if a car has been painted with clear coat, in order to keep it in a pristine condition. It is easy to spot the difference between cars that has been detailed regularly against one that isn’t although both have a clear coat finish.

After introducing a layer of car coat on your car, it not only makes it look shinier and more glamorous, it also creates a wetter and deeper color on the car. However, there are other functional advantages that are of greater importance. One major advantage is that this coat provides protection from the sun and ultraviolet ray that causes the car paint to fade. Therefore, your car paint appears new and bright for a longer period of time. In addition, shallow surface defects and spotting caused by acid rain can be buffed out without damaging the paint.

Maintenance of Clear Coat

Clear coat finishes are harder and more resistant to oxidation. However, our auto artisans are very careful not to use abrasive rubbing or polishing compounds on them.

Since the clear coat has no color, it can’t fade or lose brightness, but depending on the environment to which the car is exposed, the clear coat can become dull. This fading occurs slowly and you might not notice any change on a day-to-day basis.

Surface contaminants such as acid rain, rain dust, airborne pollutants, bird droppings, bug splatter and industrial fallout can cause clear coat finishes to look faded. This is because as these contaminants accumulate on the surface of the car, the reflective quality of the finish gets reduced. Which in turn causes the gloss to diminish and the paint to look dull. You can prevent this by removing the fresh contaminants and by washing your car periodically with a premium car wash solution.

You can also eliminate built up contaminants by waxing your car and restore your car’s smooth-as-glass surface. At EA Detailer, we ensure that quality products such as Sonax Brilliant Shine Detailer, Glass Polish Professional and our latest product, Sonax CC36 Ceramic Coating are used on the car and your car’s outlook will be looking new.

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