Ceramic Coatings on Vinyl Wraps?

Ceramic Coatings on Vinyl Wraps?

Vinyl wraps are gaining popularity in both commercial and private markets. The branding possibilities of a vinyl wrap are endless, and people are seeing wraps as a way to protect their vehicle’s paint jobs while adding an amazing custom aesthetic. Many people like vinyl wraps because they can be removed and replaced whenever you want a new look, but more and more drivers are intending on using their wraps for a semi-permanent finish.

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The answer to get ultimate longevity and usability from your vinyl wrap is to pair it with a ceramic coating. Ceramic coatings are the pinnacle of vehicle protection, but many people aren’t aware that they can be used on vinyl wraps as well as glossy paint.

Combining the strengths of vinyl wraps and ceramic coatings is a true powerhouse of vehicle customization

Combining the strengths of vinyl wraps and ceramic coatings is a true powerhouse of vehicle customization – but it must be done properly, or you won’t be happy with the results. Here’s how to make sure you get a successful finish.

Proper Preparation

You can’t just slap a ceramic coating onto a vinyl wrap and expect perfection. In order to accept the ceramic coating, the vinyl must be properly prepared. This is a 3-step process. First, we go over the wrap to make sure there aren’t any defects; ceramic coatings “lock-in” what’s underneath, so we want to make sure we are dealing with perfection. Second, we will give the vinyl a serious clean and a light polish. Finally, we use a specific degreaser to remove any traces of grease, oil, or polish residue.

Choose the Right Product

This one is critical – a coating developed for use on glossy smooth clear coat will not perform adequately on the porous surface of a vinyl wrap. Not only will the incorrect coating underperform, but it could ruin the look of your wrap. Choosing a proper coating, like this one, will ensure than you get the properties you desire and also maintain the finish of your vinyl wrap. That’s right, you CAN coat a matte wrap without changing the matte finish.

Choose the Right Shop

You want to make sure you trust leaders in the industry. CJ’s Autobling has coated thousands of cars, and our thousands of happy customers have given us a bulletproof reputation. Get in touch, or check out some of our work – we can’t wait to start helping you on your next big project.