What Goes into a Xpel Coating Application?

What Goes into a Xpel Coating Application?

We are hearing from more and more people looking to shake up their automotive maintenance routine, and nothing changes the game more than a ceramic coating. At CJ’s Autobling, we are passionate about automotive care, so this has made us very happy! We love nothing more than seeing people take charge of the health of their vehicles.

As people start to care more and more about their vehicles, the question of ceramic coatings comes up more often. There’s no getting around the fact that getting a ceramic coating is a sizeable investment, and people want to know everything about it before committing – and rightfully so!

“Experience goes a long way here – so it’s good that we have 15 years of experience in the industry.”

After learning what ceramic coatings are and what they can do for you, people are curious about what actually goes into the process. Down below, we’ve created an explanation of what goes into ceramic coatings, so you can better understand what your money is going towards.


The bulk of the expense is going towards labour. Besides the actual application of the coating (that is the easy part!) technicians put an incredible amount of time into preparing your vehicle.

A typical application takes 2-3 days, during which we spend anywhere between 12 and over 24 hours of hands-on time working on your car. Some vehicles require more attention from us, especially if there is lots of paint correction to be done. This is something that we will be able to discuss with you before beginning the process.


Before we even think about opening a bottle of coating, we need to prepare your car. This typically involves some paint correction, a full wash and dry, paint decontamination, and pre-coating wipe-down. All this must be done within a controlled environment to make sure that no specks of dust or debris interfere with the application.

Once the vehicle is prepped, we can apply the coating. Ceramic coatings are meant to be incredibly thin, so it’s important that the technician has a gentle touch to make sure there are no areas of overly thick coating. Experience goes a long way here – so it’s good that we have 15 years of experience in the industry.