Amazing gloss and durable protection for your car!

As accredited Coating Farm detailers we can offer you a range of ceramic coating packages. 

Below is our range of available coatings, with different options to meet your needs and budget. 

Whether we come to you for a mobile service, or if you'd like to arrange for your vehicle to be worked on indoors we can make the right arrangements with you. 

CFC Accredited Ceramic Car Coating Detailer in Bournemouth, Poole & Christchurch
CFC Accredited Ceramic Car Coating Detailer in Bournemouth, Poole & Christchurch

What is a Ceramic Coating?

A ceramic coating forms a semi-permanent bond with a vehicle’s surface, resulting in a ‘sacrificial’ layer that will not wash away under cleaning or rain, or break down over a short period of time. Ceramic coatings repel dirt and water like nothing else, which makes them easier to clean. Their hardness helps to prevent swirl marks and marring from washing.

Another feature of a ceramic coating is that it is hydrophobic (otherwise known as being very water repellent). This basically means that water will be repelled instantaneously. When your car is ceramic coated, the incredible hydrophobic effect of the coating will cause water to bead up and roll off the surface along with most dirt, grime, or mud (as it has all been unable to bond to your vehicle’s paint). 

Finally, if you're looking for a comprehensive defence against the elements, leaving an unquestioned gloss finish, look no further than a ceramic coating for your vehicle. 

Questions & Answers

Check out our Q&A section below 

for more information. 

Mercedes SLK250 following a single stage machine polish and Coating Farm Aqua Coat Pro, 3 year ceramic coating.

Mini Cooper JCW following its treatment with Coating Farm Bodyguard Ceramic Coat, 12 month ceramic coating to paint, wheels and trim. 

Questions & Answers

What are some of the benefits of a ceramic coating?

  • No need to wax or seal the vehicle for the life of the coating
  • Ceramic coatings create a barrier that is significantly harder, more chemical resistant and longer lasting than any wax or sealant
  • Adding any products “on top” of a coating other than maintenance products sold by the coating manufacturer can impede a coatings protective abilities
  • Reduce the amount of cleaning needed, makes cleaning the vehicle easier. Dirt releases easier, faster, and the resulting effect is much less time and effort needed to make your vehicle look like it has been freshly detailed
  • Marring resistance. While NOTHING is “scratch proof” some professional grade coatings do make the surface harder than original clear coat, thus greatly reducing the amount of swirl marks accumulated over time vs. a non-ceramic coated vehicle with proper washing and drying techniques
  • Excellent gloss and aesthetic appeal. Clients have told us that after having their vehicle ceramic coated, they still get compliments about the car having a “just detailed look” after a simple wash
  • UV and chemical protection. Ceramic coatings provide protection against harmful UV rays and chemicals far beyond any wax or sealant. Most professional grade coatings are very chemical resistant and can only be damaged or removed by extremely high or low PH products.

What are some of the downsides of a ceramic coating?

  • Up front cost. While a coating may provide many benefits, the upfront cost is prohibitive to some. However, when calculating a prospective clients time, energy, product expense, or the cost of having a detailer wax or seal a vehicle 2-4 times per year, the cost of a ceramic coating can be significantly less over the life of a vehicle
  • Ceramic Coatings, like any other surface on a car, are susceptible to water spotting from hard minerals from many water sources. Only washing the vehicle in the shade, early mornings, or late in the evenings in hot climates helps. Using good quality microfiber towels, a leaf blower or air compressor to help dry the vehicle quickly can help as well. Water spotting can be removed safely from most coatings but are not covered under any known coating warranty or guarantee as they are preventable
  • Ceramic coatings can still be scratched and chipped. While some coatings do provide a measurable degree of hardness vs. factory clear coat, no coating is scratch or chip proof. This is a common misconception that is regularly spread by many dealerships and even some detailers looking to make a quick sale.

What if I get into a car accident? Will insurance cover the cost of having the coating re-applied?

  • In our experience we have found that with full coverage insurance the cost of coating re-application is covered under most policies. Make sure to inform your detailer as soon as possible after an accident occur so he or she can provide an estimate for re-coating the damaged sections of vehicle so that you can submit the information to your insurance company.

My car is brand new. Will I still need to have the paint clayed and polished prior to coating?

  • Ideally, yes. We always clay the vehicle prior to application, and whilst a machine polish is not always essential it does help to ensure the paint is in good condition, glossy and ready to accept the ceramic coating.  

There is a huge variance in pricing from one detailer to the next, or even from the dealership on the cost of a ceramic coating. Why?

Many factors affect the pricing of a ceramic coating, including but not limited to:

  • The experience, knowledge, and skills of the detailer applying the coating
  • The type of coating being applied, all products are different
  • The level of preparation needed prior to applying the coating. Some dealerships or detailers will skip steps altogether in order to offer a lower price
  • The size, colour, and manufacturer of the vehicle can also affect pricing. Some vehicles have much softer clear coats that are harder to prepare for coating application than others.