Protecting your car with a ceramic coating seems to be all the craze lately, these coatings have actually been on the market for over a decade however have only become more popular as older technology such as synthetic sealants and waxes become obselete and car dealerships start to move with the times and offer ceramic coatings on new cars.
What is a Ceramic Coating?
Simply put, a ceramic coating contains SiO2 (Silicon Dioxide) or SIC (Silicon Carbide) as the active ingredient, also known as nano-ceramic, this technology protects your paint and is far superior than older technology such as synthetic sealants or waxes.
What does a Ceramic Coating Protect against?
In short, a ceramic coating adds protect to your paint whilst minimising maintenance to keep it looking new, here are some of the main benefits:
Long Term Protection They form a permanent adhesion to your paint work due to the matrix structure that makes [...]
Since 2010 we have worked closely with Ceramic Pro after having used other Paint Protection products on the market, we truly find Ceramic Pro to be a leader in Automotive Paint Protection, with coatings suited to Paint, Wheels, Glass and Interior Leather and Fabric.
Ceramic Pro have a long running reputation across many industries world wide, not just specialising in Automotive – making them a true leader in surface protection. Their advanced research and development centre allows them to progressively find new protection technology for many surfaces, specialising in Automotive, Marine, Aviation and Industrial Industries.
Unlike many Paint Protection and Ceramic Coatings on the market such as those sold at car dealerships that are relabelled and not actually manufactured by the brand they are sold as.
The Ceramic Pro range of coatings are a complex composition of nano-ceramic formulas designed with maximum durability, protection and strength to protect the surface from damaging environmental fallout, UV, [...]
Here at Superior Shine we enjoy working on all types of cars, but when something special comes along like this Lamborghini Superleggera we feel very grateful that our customers know that we have the expertise to work on such high end automobiles! Only 16 Superleggeras came to Australia, 2 in this particular colour and this one even has the big ceramic brake upgrade!
With only 11,000km on the clock the car was already in pristine condition this Superleggera is a fine example of Automobili Lamborghini, however no car is complete without our Ceramic Pro Paint Protection.
Utilising the latest equipment and products and having a strong knowledge of all paint finishes we have the expertise to work on some of the world’s most exotic supercars.
What is Ceramic Pro?
Ceramic Pro is a Nano-Ceramic Coatings that forms a permanent adhesion to the paint work of your vehicle, because of [...]
This stunning Ferrari 458 was just purchased second hand and was in desperate need of a detail and paint correction to restore and enhance the paint work back to its former glory!
The previous owner hadn’t taken much care of the paint work with some heavy swirl marks and scratches all over the vehicle, more noticeably on the black roof which was really letting this stunning supercar down when looking at it in the sun! The interior was detailed and the paint work received a Stage Two Paint Correction where needed and a Stage One Paint Correction overall, utilizing premium polishes from HD Car Care in the USA to produce a flawless finish. It was then coated with Ceramic Pro Permanent Paint Protection to protect the paint work from damaging environmental fallout, help keep it cleaner for longer and overall give it even more gloss!
This immaculate Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale was in need of a thorough Detail and Paint Correction to restore heavy swirl marks and imperfections in the paint work, overall the vehicle was in exceptional condition however the paint work was really letting it down and needed some serious attention to make this car stand out even more then it already does!
The racing stripes were removed as requested by the customer (to be replaced), and the whole vehicle received a thorough clean and paint decontamination, once this process was complete we were able to assess the paint work to determine what level of correction would be suitable.
A Stage Two Paint Correction was performed, this process involves using an abrasive polish with the correct polishing pad to remove the heavy defects in the paint work, once this stage is complete we then went on to the second stage which consist of a fine finishing polish and [...]
Ceramic Pro once again returned to the Top Gear Festival Sydney on the 8th-9th March 2014 following the success from the first Top Gear Festival in 2013 where they displayed a stunning Lamborghini Performante at the Ceramic Pro marquee.
Not only was the Ceramic Pro Paint Protection Ferrari 360 F1 Challenge Stradale looking stunning and received a lot of compliments but there was a plethora of exotic supercars on display from Rolls Royce’s, Ferrari’s, McLaren’s, Lamborghini’s, Pagani and even a stunning Koenigsegg!
The Ceramic Pro Ferrari 360 F1 Challenge Stradale was prepared by Superior Shine, this wasn’t the only car at the Top Gear Festival that was detailed by Superior Shine or coated with Ceramic Pro, there was also a stunning Lamborghini Murcielago (BATM4N) and a unique Honda NSX at the Supercar Display and also a highly tuned Holden Grange from our good friends at Oztrack Tuning!
There is no doubt that this Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano is one stunning piece of machinery, designed with several objectives in mind, to increase driving pleasure, guarantee performance and to ensure comfort and safety. Named the 599 after its engine displacement and GTB short for Gran Turismo Berlinetta, and Fiorano after the famous private track Ferrari uses to hone its F1 and road cars.
This stunning red paint on this Ferrari unfortunately was full of swirl marks and contamination, a total of 14 man hours was spent on just the exterior alone of this vehicle, decontaminating the paint and removing heavy tar deposits, once the paint work was free of contamination multiple paint correction stages were used to correct the paint work to produce a stunning imperfection free finish.
Once the paint work was gleaming and exceeding what you would expect a Ferrari of this calibre to look like it was then coated and protected [...]
When buying a new car the car dealership will try to sell you their Paint Protection, which will no doubt be overpriced and promise to protect your car from what sounds like the impossible, from our first hand experience of seeing hundreds of customers cars every year we have seen nearly every type of paint protection system out there and know exactly which one’s don’t perform all that well or live up to their hype!
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Recently we were called down to Melbourne to work on this brand new Maserati Granturismo MC Shift to give it a Stage One Machine Polish to remove minor swirl marks and to enhance the paint work, the paint correction was performed over 6 hours, once this was complete the paint work was thoroughly prepared with a alcohol based cleaner to remove any residue and then an application of Ceramic Pro Permanent Paint Protection was applied.
Ceramic Pro Paint Protection is a high gloss permanent nano-ceramic coating that features Super Hydrophobic Effect, UV & Thermal Resistance, Anti-Graffiti, Chemical Resistance, Anti-Scratch, Oxidation and Corrosion Resistance to protect your paint work from Bird Droppings, Tree Sap, Pollution, Industrial Fallout, Fading / Oxidization, Ultraviolet Rays & Corrosion.
Ceramic Pro are proud “Official Partners” of ecurie25 the World’s Largest Supercar Club – Trusted to protect Australia’s most Exotic Supercars!
Superior Shine had the pleasure of working on this stunning brand new $660,000 Lamborghini Performante which was put on display for Ceramic Pro at the 2013 Top Gear Festival event at the Sydney Motorsport Park.
Over 22 hours was spent meticulously Detailing and performing a multi-stage Paint Correction on this stunning exotic supercar before it was coated with Ceramic Pro Paint Protection. The solid black paint work on this Performante was extremely soft, whilst the paint work is completely flat which gives off a mirror image on the solid black it can be easily ruined though with marring and scratches which were easily induced due to the soft paint.
Now that it is protected with Ceramic Pro it now features a hard protective coating that is rated at “Above 9H” hardness which will help reduce marring and light scratching, and protect it from damaging contaminants whilst adding even further gloss to the paint work.