Kavaca Ceramic IR Window Tint

Kavaca Ceramic IR Window Tint

Almost any novelty is destined to combat stereotypes. Window tint, as a detailing and car styling product, though, can be hardly called a novelty on the market since it’s there for approximately 30 years already. Yet, the first tints, those bubbling pale-purple films, familiar to us from the 90s, have evolved into technology, that has nothing in common with that questionable “aesthetic upgrade” of a shady (literally and metaphorically!) character. Kavaca Ceramic IR window tint, the latest thing in the product range of the innovative Kavaca films, successfully dispels that typical misperception, becoming strong evidence that modern window tints are now synonymous with safety and comfort.

First window tints appeared in the late 60s, and they were those dyed laminates that are notorious for their short life cycle, color fading, and easy peeling off the car windows. If you think that the poor performance of dyed films in the past banished them into oblivion, you are mistaken. Modern manufacturers experiment with their structure, materials, pigments, and shades, so contemporary dyed window tints can be luxurious and impeccably looking films with excellent endurance and resistance to color fading. Today’s dyed window tints are an entry-level styling solution available at an affordable rate. But still, their functionality is generally limited to enhancing appearance, though some modern color stable dyed films can also block glare from lights and UV-rays.

In pursuit of multifunctionality and fueled by the applied approach, the manufacturers of the 90s came up with the idea to use metals in one of the inner tint film layers. A thicker – compared to dyed films – metalized window tint has metallic particles embedded in the material. This metalized layer both reflects heat and UV-rays and darkens the glass. There is also other, more advanced technology for metalized window tint production, and it’s called sputtering which means bombarding the film by ions of metals in a vacuum chamber. It’s a complex method which logically augments the cost of the film and improves its performance. Though metalized tints also strengthen the window and make it more shutter-resistant, there is one noticeable drawback for any modern and tech-savvy customer – they can interfere with mobile phone signal, GPS, and reception of the radio waves. Also, metalized and sputter films have the mirror-like gloss and metallic sheen that might not go well with the car’s clear coat texture or, what’s more important, be approved by road traffic safety authorities.

Ceramic films, the latest addition to the window tint product range, do not have the limitations and flaws of dyed and metalized analogs. Instead of metal particles, these tints have nonconductive nanoceramics introduced in one or even several layers of such laminates. Nanoceramic materials are the cutting-edge technology that paved the way for Nanoshine Group Corp’s development in the world of protective coatings Ceramic Pro and Kavaca films. The modified ceramic particles have already proven to be an efficient means for protection against harmful ultraviolet radiation, while their possibility to reflect infrared light, just as dielectric mirrors do, is impressive. This knowledge has encouraged the manufacturer of Kavaca Ceramic IR tints to use the nanoceramic particles both on film’s hard coat and laminate adhesive, ensuring long-term color stability and providing the customers with a choice from the range of tint intensity types, each offering a certain level of protection.

But before we proceed to terms and technical characteristics of Kavaca Ceramic IR tints, let us thoroughly discuss, why would a car and its owner need window tinting. Almost every reason for window tinting can be generalized with one word: safety. High-quality window tint is an excellent solution for owners of cars that do not have fabric tint or so-called privacy glass by default, or if they want to have them in a darker shade. Tinting hides the interior of your car from nosy passer-by and thieves, so you can leave your bags and other belongings in the car without worrying that it might draw the attention of sticky-fingered unsubs. If they anyways try to break the window, it wouldn’t be a sure thing as the Kavaca Ceramic IR film strengthens the car glass.

Car is the means of transport associated with high-risks of traffic accidents and injury. Yet, there are hidden and less obvious health menaces linked to driving: if you have ever met a professional truck driver, you should know what we are talking about. It’s exposure to the sun and harmful UVA/UVB radiation that can cause anything from premature skin aging and the dry-eye symptom to melanoma and other skin cancers. Ultraviolet at certain wavelengths passes through factory car glass meaning a car driver and passengers are rather defenseless during daily rides behind the windshield. UV is harmful to interior materials as well, it speeds up the wear and tear process of the inside surfaces, causing plastics to degrade, leather to crack and textiles to lose color.

UV-exposure isn’t the only invisible threat, infrared radiation (IR) is a driver’s foe as well. The infrared light that we sense as warmth, can be baneful in summer months and hot climates. Overheating causes the driver’s loss of concentration and dehydration, not to mention quicker odor diffusion and germ growth in a hot environment of the car’s interior. Sure, air conditioning is there to help with the temperature inside the car, but we all know how A/C affects fuel consumption and general car power behavior (negatively, indeed). If money is not the factor convincing enough, then try to calculate, how many minutes you waste at a street parking, trying to create a draft with the car’s doors open, just to release the sauna steam inside the vehicle that was left for an hour under the sun.

Kavaca Ceramic IR window tints are created to defend you from these negative sun radiation factors. Unlike sunscreen or polarized sunglasses, window tint won’t expire and go out of fashion, providing impressive protection from harmful UV and annoying IR to car driver and passengers’ health, and vehicle’s inside. Also, in wintertime, such window tints help to accumulate warmth inside the car, so the heating system will reach a comfortable temperature quicker and, due to effective heat exchange, the warmth will last longer. So, Kavaca Ceramic IR is a win-win for both winter and summer!

UV and IR aren’t perceptible by a human eye, but with no doubt, visible light can be a disturbance in the traffic. Sunlight, glare from the headlights, reflections, and flashing, especially during a rainy day, can divert a driver’s attention from the road and influence his or her decision-making in the quickly evolving traffic situations. A high-quality tint has to suppress such glare and should not sacrifice clarity for the desired level of glass dimming. Score another one for tinting your windows with Kavaca Ceramic IR and its safety benefits!

And last but not least, the reason for having a window tint is the look it creates. Let’s agree, that a tinted vehicle, if the intensity and shade of the film match this particular car well, looks better than a vehicle with the “factory-default-transparent” glass. Black is the color associated with class and luxury, no wonder the darkest window tint is also called the “limo-tint”. Is there a car more expensive and high-ranking than a limousine? The tint is no more the means to hide. On the contrary, it’s there to highlight the beauty and style of your “best friend” and your taste.

What are the most important technical characteristics of window tints and the criteria for a customer’s choice? When looking for a film, you should be paying attention to 5 aspects: VLT, IR, UVR, TSER, and Glare Reduction. Sounds worse than it is, truly. VLT stands for Visible Light Transmittance – it’s the percentage of visible light that passes through the film. The less light is transmitted – the smaller percentage is and the darker films are. So, the VLT of a limo-tint is 5%, and the clearest film would have a VLT of 70% or more. VLT is the most important parameter when it comes to the country’s window tint regulations. It’s very different worldwide, so make sure you research the allowed VLT scores in your region. IR is the indicator of Infrared reflectance, the amount of heat that is rejected by the surface. UVR, accordingly, is the amount of ultraviolet radiation reflected and rejected by the tint. TSER – the Total Solar Energy Rejected – is a more comprehensive formula to measure film’s ability to block the effects of a) UV light, b) infrared radiation, and c) visible light, all together. The TSER value increases with the film’s ability to reject the three above mentioned aspects of solar energy. Glare Reduction – the total amount of visible light that is rejected by a surface. So, in general, you want a film to reach the highest scores in all parameters except for VLT – it’s more of a matter of your personal choice and/or complying with regulations.

Kavaca Ceramic IR window tint is available in 6 options, all differing in VLT and, the way we see it, in the intensity of black color: 05%, 15%, 25%, 35%, 55%, 70%. Once again, 5% is the darkest tint and 70%-option is almost clear and suitable for a windshield. As you see, other parameters in the majority of cases vary proportionally to the VLT percentage except for UVR that reaches maximum performance no matter the color intensity of the tint.

With various VLTs available, you can choose the exact Kavaca Ceramic IR type that matches your personal and law requirements and even create a unique gradient with the tint getting darker from front to rear windows. Of course, we wouldn’t advise you to create it by yourself – window tinting is a very complex process that requires a dozen tools, cleanliness in the premises compared to a hospital’s O.R., and a steady hand of an experienced tinting professional. Kavaca Ceramic IR window tint is only available to the certified and trained installers working in authorized detailing shops with a controlled environment. The car and the glass itself should be cleaned to perfection before tinting, and the detailing studio should be dust-free – otherwise, dirt particles or fingerprints will be “sealed” under the film. With the years of experience in the Ceramic Pro and Kavaca business, Kavaca Ceramic IR installers can ensure perfect installation and offer a limited lifetime warranty for the tint – it will provide you enhanced protection for years, without tint’s color fading and bubbling.

Kavaca Ceramic IR is not only an upgrade of your car’s look. It’s a long-term investment for your well-being that protects you and your family members from the negative effects of UV and IR exposure. With no signal interference, Kavaca Ceramic IR contributes to a safe and comfortable ride day by day. Think smart and take care of yourself with the help of the Kavaca Ceramic IR window tint. Because safety is the number one priority.

The Eternal Question: PPF, Vinyl Or Nano-Ceramic Coating

The Eternal Question: PPF, Vinyl Or Nano-Ceramic Coating

Having a car is no longer a privilege: a rare sight on roads a century ago, vehicles are now counted “per capita” resulting in an impressive average of 2 cars per household in numerous countries worldwide. Cars are becoming more affordable, thanks to leasing contracts, trade-in deals, and a large selection on the used-cars market. This availability, on the other hand, has led to a perception of cars as consumable goods: some people don’t care enough about their private vehicle, let alone a company car. Luckily, we, as a new generation of consumers and entrepreneurs, care more about the environmental impact of our purchases, looking for a long-term solution for our needs, and respect the earned money trying to give it the maximum value. This conscious consumption brings a new philosophy of choosing a car: Is it a smart investment? Will the vehicle last long? What can I do to make it last long? The answer for the latter is good care of the “stuffing” underneath the hood and adequate protection of the car’s exterior and interior surfaces.

When it comes to protecting materials and surface types that constitute a vehicle, the methods and products available could be divided into several groups: do-it-yourself vs. professional, conventional vs. modern, ineffective vs. high performance. Let’s speak about the “better half” from these binaries, meaning the most advanced and effective protection your car can get in a certified and highly professional center: nano-ceramic coatings and PPF.

Though being present on the market for quite a while, ceramic coatings and paint protection films remain a major topic of debate between car lovers. With the growing popularity of vinyl wraps, this issue is getting even more confusing: what product should be on your car? Of course, a visit to a trustworthy detailing center for an inspection and initial consultation could settle the question, but first, let’s sort the things out: what are PPFs, wraps, and nanoceramics?

PPFs and wraps are basically films that are applied on top of your car paint, and actually, this might be the only thing they have in common. Paint protection films, widely known as clear bra, are made of polyurethane, an elastic and solid polymer that has a broad range of applications thanks to its resilience to force applied and extreme temperatures. PPF thickness can be somewhere from 140 microns and more, making them an effective buffer between car paint and an aggressive environment. The first function of polyurethane films is to protect the original car’s coating integrity and prevent it from getting chipped by stones and gravel or scratched by tree branches or other immovable objects. Due to the film’s elasticity and softness, it “absorbs” the impulse of flying debris or grit, taking all the hit instead of fragile car paint. This quality also allows stretching PPF to a large extent, meaning it fits for installation on cars with complex shapes in a seamless technique. New generation paint protection films Kavaca are “infused” with innovative properties, such as proved long-term UV-resistance and non-yellowing feature, easy-to-clean effect and high hydrophobicity, superior clarity and transparency. Kavaca’s upper layer demonstrates high contact angle, so liquid contaminants shed off the surface and simply cannot penetrate the pores of the polymer, so the film is resistant to staining, remains clean for longer, and only requires a quick wash and minor maintenance from time to time. This unique performance is now possible thanks to the technical advance and extensive expertise of the manufacturer, Nanoshine Group Corp, in the field of nanotechnologies. Kavaca can also be considered as a cosmetic fix, as it enhances the gloss or matt texture of the paint and makes the color of the car paint deeper and more intense. The film has an adhesive layer that, within reasonable limits, fills in minor imperfections on the surface of a car, so Kavaca is indeed the optimal protective solution for new vehicles.

Vinyl wraps, on the other hand, are in general a restyling product that somewhat incidentally provides a certain level of protection, covering the original car paint underneath. The primary function of vinyl wraps and tints is vehicle customization hence countless types of vinyl colors, textures, gloss types, and price ranges. Vinyl films are usually 2-3 times thinner compared to PPFs, starting from 50 microns, and much less elastic and stretchable, which means they cannot protect car paint from chips and hits. The soft spot of vinyl is quick photodestruction after some exposure to ultraviolet, leading to the discoloration and cracking of the material. The material’s pores are big enough for contaminants to enter and deposit within, so vinyl is prone to staining and requires frequent washing. For a 2-3-year lifespan, a vinyl wrap needs a protective coating for itself (we will come to that part later), so you cannot expect it to last as long as PPF does. Yet, if you want to personalize your private vehicle or have your company car branded, vinyl wraps are a cheaper and quicker option in comparison to repainting the car.

PPF variety, though, is expanding, and Kavaca selection provides any customer a choice of films that are as decorative as vinyl, including Kavaca Black (glossy and Matt types), colorless Matt, and Kavaca Shades – colored films for head and tail lights. This range lets you create classy combinations of colors and textures on your car for an impressive panoramic roof or highlighting particular body components of your means of transport. If PPF is as good-looking as wraps but provides a way better protection, then why choose less?

From a financial perspective, vinyl wraps might be considered as a whim as its functionality, at the end of the day, comes down to embellishing car appearance. Paint protection films, in contrast, are an investment as it enhances a car’s look and protects the paint, therefore increasing the value of the vehicle during the resale. The cost of PPF installation depends on the current state of your ride and how much preparatory work it requires, and the surface area to be wrapped. As full-body wrap might be pricey, it is a better option for exotic, exclusive, and brand-new automobiles. Despite the prevailing views, almost any customer can afford Kavaca installation in so-called car risk-zones (front bumper, hood, fenders, and mirrors) while other body parts and interior surfaces can be protected by nanoceramics.

Ceramic Pro is a product line of liquid glass-like coatings, the superior protection and efficiency of which build on nanotechnology. Nano-ceramic coatings of first generations consisted of modified SiO2 and TiO2 particles that formed a chemical bond with the original material. Today’s Ceramic Pro formula is improved by the use of advanced polymer compounds instead of SiO, bringing the efficiency of these Diamond-like coatings to another level. Ceramic Pro cannot be easily removed from the protected surface, unlike wraps and PPFs, as it can only be managed by polishing. Upon application on car paint, plastics, metal, rubber, and other materials, this DLC-system forms a powerful and permanent protective barrier that is impeccably glossy, easy to clean and maintain, UV-resistant, and resilient to strong chemicals. The flagship product, Ceramic Pro 9H, is a professional solution that can be applied in multiple layers, with the protective properties growing accordingly. Is it as effective against chips and scratched as PPF? Probably not, especially if a minor number of Ceramic Pro 9H layers applied. Yet, this ceramic coating prevents the appearance of swirl marks and microscopic scratches caused by dust and dirt particles hitting the car during daily rides. Ceramic Pro protection, based on the package, is less expensive than PPF installation and can be used on the car parts that suffer less from physical impact.

To maximize the performance of the coatings, Ceramic Pro has a variety of products for particular surfaces, for example, two formulas, Ceramic Pro PPF & Vinyl Base Coat and Ceramic Pro PPF & Vinyl Top Coat designed to protect, prolong the lifespan, and improve the appearance of vinyl wraps and PPFs. Being the products of the same manufacturer, Ceramic Pro and Kavaca PPFs are compatible, and the nanoceramics can be applied above and underneath the film. An unmatched combo in the world of car surface protection!

To summarize, the choice between wraps, PPFs, and ceramic coatings depends on your requirements or, in other words, what you are trying to achieve. If you are more of a visual perception type of person, we strived to concise this article into a comparative table for all three options available on the detailing market.

The human factor is 50% of the success of any undertaking, and this also refers to paint protection and car detailing services. Now, when you have probably learned a bit more about the three pillars of vehicle customization, one crucial question remains unanswered: where do I get these services? Kavaca PPF and Ceramic Pro products are only available within the network of professional and certified installers whose expertise and premises condition are beyond questioning. You can inquire about the closest installer location via the contact form on https://ceramicpro.co.in/contact-us/ and afterward enjoy the benefits of integral protection of Kavaca PPF and Ceramic Pro!



There is no debating the effectiveness of a professional-grade ceramic coating. The nano technology and advanced formulations in Ceramic Pro 9H coatings are customized for specific materials, applications, and customer use. When it’s applied by a professional auto salon, it provides a sacrificial layer of protection that can last for years. The questions many people often ask is what is the best ceramic coating on new cars? Should it be done immediately – or should you wait a while?

Like any other protective coating, optimal results occur when the surface or substrate is clean and free of contaminants or debris. So – it kind of makes sense that applying a nano ceramic coating when the vehicle rolls off the dealership lot is the best time to complete this task – right?

Well – yes and no. Make no mistake, the choice to have a professional auto salon protect your ride with a high-grade nano coating is a smart one. But it is important to consider all the options available to you, before setting up that appointment. That’s what we’ll help you with today.

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What Are the Benefits of Ceramic Coating on New Cars?

A ceramic coating elevates protection to your new paint job the highest level. This ultra-concentrated quartz coating uses advanced nano technology to penetrate microscopic imperfections found in all porous surfaces including the vehicle’s paint clear coat, headlight covers, glass, carbon fiber, and more.

When the car’s paint and other surfaces are clean and free of tiny contaminants, the microscopic nanoparticles will fill those peaks and valleys, leaving the surface exceptionally flat. With every additional layer or ceramic coat, the protective shield will expand, and the level of protection against minor scratches and exposure to harmful elements increases.Applying ceramic coating on vinyl chrome wrap

A growing trend in the import performance market is installing chrome vinyl wraps to new cars. Proactive car owners add a professional-grade nano ceramic coating on top of that wrap to enhance their protective efforts.

Ceramic coatings for cars deliver a plethora of benefits including:

Helps to Repel Mud, Rain, and Dirt

Most cars arrive to the dealership with a protective coating of wax or a thin paint sealant. It’s mainly a spray on product that is applied at the factory to help protect the surface during transit. But these coatings are not strong or durable. In fact, they can be removed by using a decontamination car shampoo and clay bar treatment in most cases.

When you apply the nano-ceramic coating when the car is new and that paint sealant is removed, it will help improve protection against mud, rain, and dirt. This is due to the super hydrophobic properties caused by the flat, 9H hard surface that is created once the coat has cured. The super slippery surface also makes it less likely for bird droppings, tree sap, pollen, and other stuff from sticking.

Protection Against Oxidation, Corrosion, and Rust

Even a new car is prone to UV exposure and damage produced by UVA and UVB rays. Constant exposure to ultraviolet rays eventually breakdown the clear coat. This will introduce oxygen, water, and salt or other road grime to metal, which leads to oxidation and corrosion. The ceramic coat is so strong that it blocks UV rays from touching the clear coat, which eliminates the potential of corrosion and the development of rust on the vehicle’s exterior.

Enhanced Shine and Paint Depth

A common misconception of a car ceramic coating like Ceramic Pro 9H is that is makes paint glossy. That’s not entirely accurate. If your paint is a gloss finish, the applied coating will increase the depth and richness of that glossy paint. On the reverse, if the paint is a matte finish, it will make the matte stand out, without producing a gloss effect.red car with ceramic coating

There are some colors that are more prone to fading than others. One of them is red. By applying a professional ceramic coating when the vehicle is new, you’ll protect that brilliant color – and enhance it at the same time.

This introduces our first KEY TIP for applying a professional coating when you have a new car. A new car is less likely to have any paint damage, like swirl marks, marring, or scratches. The ceramic coating needs a clean and damage-free surface to enhance the vehicles appearance. This is accomplished through paint correction or polishing the vehicle. If there is damage or small scratches on the car’s paintwork, the ceramic car coating will enhance those imperfections.

KEY TIP #1 – Have your car coated as soon as possible after purchasing from the dealership, as you’ll require less paint correction or prep work – which can save you money and time.

What Are the Different Types of Ceramic Coating for Cars?

Did you know that not all ceramic coatings are identical? In fact, it’s one of the most saturated protect categories in the paint protection world – filled with some coatings that simply resemble a nanocoating – but don’t offer the same protection. There are generally three types of ceramic paint coating products for cars.

Spray-On Ceramic Wax

The first category is the easier to apply, is the cheapest, but offers the worst protection. This is your range of spray-on ceramic coatings or ceramic wax products. There are several different formulations, with some infused with polymers, others using Teflon or Silicon Dioxide (SiO2). They are usually very hydrophobic, but not hard, and as such, only last for about six months.

DIY Nano Coatings

The quickest growing ceramic coating product type is the expanding line of do-it-yourself nano coatings. Essentially, these products are watered-down versions of professional grade coatings, that have fewer carrier solvents, which makes it easier for the average car enthusiast to apply. There are some great quality DIY kits – but, there are some less-than reliable ones also. The tradeoff is you can’t apply extra layers or coats – so it’s a one and done solution that will only hold up for 2 years at most.

If you’re going to apply a ceramic coating to a new car, and are not an experienced DIY detailer – opt for a professional auto salon near you. This will ensure a superior installation and longer-lasting, high-quality protection you expect.

Professional Nano Ceramic Coatings

Ceramic Pro 9H is a prime example of a professional-grade 9H ceramic coating. This solution is highly concentrated, is difficult to apply, and is only installed by certified and trained professional detailers in a controlled environment. A pro-grade coating is the only glass coating that comes with a warranty. The packages range from two years to a lifetime of protection.

If you wait to apply a car wax or automotive ceramic coating to your new factory paint, its likely going to become damaged. At that point, your car paint will require paint correction which can be costly depending on the car’s finish.

Do Ceramic Coats Void Manufacturer’s Warranty?

That’s a tricky question to answer – as it depends on the ceramic coating used – and the manufacture warranty on paint. For the most part, a professional-grade nano ceramic coating installation on your new car will not void a manufacturer warranty. This is amplified and supported when the pro-grade coating is backed by a reliable company like Carfax.

However, the jury is out when you take the initiative to apply a DIY ceramic coating. There are multiple variables that can cause damage, such as applying too much, leaving the coating on too long before removal, or trying to remove mistakes with chemicals or cutting compounds.

If you’re going to complete a ceramic coating application to your new car, truck, or SUV, ALWAYS opt for a professional installation of a high-quality ceramic coating – to ensure your factory warranties will stay active. Which transition nicely to our second TIP.

KEY TIP #2 – If you have a matte finish or custom paint job applied by the factory, ALWAYS consider your paint protection options. With a matte finish, you’ll want to use a professional-grade nano ceramic coating, a clear bra, or a combination of both. If rocks or road debris causes minor scratches on a matte finish, you’re pretty much S.O.L.

What Factors Are Important When Comparing Ceramic Coatings for New Cars?

Anytime you’re going to apply a long-lasting product on your vehicle’s paint surface, it’s crucial to do some research. There are some important factors or product qualities that a good ceramic coating should possess before you pull the trigger.

Long Lasting

If you’re going to spend the money on a ceramic coating, it’s gotta last – right? Funny enough, many car owners don’t factor how longevity effects the overall cost of installing a nano ceramic coating. It’s really a simple concept when you break it down. The longer the coat holds up with 100% effectiveness, the less money you’ll spend on maintenance, upkeep and having to replace the old coating.

If you have a choice, always opt for a package that offers the longest protection – as you’ll find the price differences between mid-grade and top-shelf nano coatings is not a lot. Do yourself and your car a favor and spend the extra cheddar for superior protection. Not only will it provide superior UV protection, but a smooth ceramic coating will give you the durability across your vehicle’s exterior.

In fact, professional-grade silica dioxide coatings are often formulated for specific materials. This means you can apply a customized coating to glass surfaces, which is what Ceramic Pro rain offers car owners. A DIY coating is a generic formulation that can be applied on multiple substrates but is not amazingly effective.

Annual Inspections

When you have a ceramic coated car – it is important to have that coat and the vehicle inspected once per year at the minimum by the individual completing the installation. This permits them to treat any imperfections or signs of premature degradation before major problems occur. The annual inspection is also a requirement of most professional-grade ceramic coating warranty packages, so always take them up on the offer.

Consider Extra Paint Protection Options

A nano coating is indeed a great paint protection solution. However, they aren’t bulletproof. It’s still possible to experience paint damage due to small rocks, road debris, and hard objects striking high visibility areas of your ride.

If you’re serious about protecting the outside of your new car, consider adding a paint protection film – either to the front end or the entire vehicle. PPF as its commonly known is a high-durable, ultra-thin, and exceptionally strong polymer-based protective film. It’s transparent and can enhance the gloss or matte finish on your vehicle, based on the type of PPF you choose.

A new leader in PPF technology is Ceramic Pro – who launched their new paint protection film Kavaca in 2019. While other PPF’s can self-heal if scratched via heat gun or exposure to directly sunlight for a certain period, Kavaca is infused with nano-technology and instantly heals in a matter of seconds.

KEY TIP #3 – If you want the ultimate shield of paint protection, add Ceramic Pro 9H coating on top of the Kavaca PPF – which will give you a lifetime warranty for protection against light scratches, paint fading, oxidation and other common paint damage.

If you’re considering a new car, truck, or SUV purchase and want to keep it as protected as possible, click the button below to request a free consultation and estimate for applying Ceramic Pro 9H, Kavaca PPF or both by an auto salon near you.



From professional grade interior and exterior products to cheap DIY all-in-one miracle coatings, the slew of car care solutions available to you can be flat out frustrating and confusion to choose. Fortunately, there are some companies like Ceramic Pro who offer a range of customized formulations that can offer a lifetime of protection – much more affordable than you’d think.

Ceramic Pro is a global leader in automotive and industrial surface protection solutions. From our flagship Ceramic Pro 9H nano ceramic coatings, to Kavaca Instant Healing paint protection film, if there is a surface that needs to be covered to reduce exposure to weather, environmental damage, or those pesky spills, we’ve got a solution.

So – if you’re looking for a proven paint protection or interior surface shield – it’s hard to beat the success rate of Ceramic Pro’s range of products. Let’s explore 5 reasons you need Ceramic Pro for your car, whether you’re a business looking to protect your investment, or an average Joe or Jane looking to keep your vehicle clean and shiny.

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#1 – Ceramic Pro Formulas Are Customized for Specific Materials

Contrary to what you might see in a YouTube.com video, or read on a third-party “independent” blog, there is no such thing as an effective all-in-one surface protection solution. Some less than ethical online businesses are starting to pop up, advertising that their spray on coating provides the “ultimate layer of protection on all vehicle surfaces.”

The problem is that scientifically – that’s just not possible. You see, different substrates or vehicle surfaces are designed with specific materials. Let’s take a cars interior for example. You can visit your local Lexus dealership and choose the same year, make, and model of vehicle with multiple trim levels. With each elevation in trim comes different interior materials such as cloth, leatherette, and genuine leather.

Each of these surfaces or substrates has a unique formulation. The surface protectant designed for these materials must be just as customized. For example, Ceramic Pro offers multiple formulations for interior protection. The leather coating is engineered to bond on top of this material, while the cloth or carpet coating bonds specifically to these substances.

The same thing applies to exterior products – but the margin or bonding to the surface is not as crucial as interior coatings. A ceramic coating like Ceramic Pro 9H works by filling microscopic imperfections that are found in all porous materials.

Whether it’s glass, clear coat of paint, plastic trim, headlight covers, chrome, or polished aluminum, every solid part on your vehicle has tiny peaks and valleys on the microscopic level. The ceramic coating uses nanotechnology to fill those imperfections, then leave a flat yet exceptionally durable and strong layer of protection.

The best ceramic coatings like Ceramic Pro 9H are customized for specific materials that are more/less porous than others. For example, glass is more porous than clear coating on paint. As such, to bond correction, the percentage of carrier solvents, SiO2 and TiO2 must be different for optimal protection.

This is the biggest difference between a professional-grade coating and DIY products. The DIY path might be able to “work” on multiple surfaces, but the quality or longevity of those products are less than desirable.

#2 – Ceramic Pro Produces a Superior Barrier of Protection

Since each formula is specifically engineered for unique substrates, the professionally-applied Ceramic Pro coatings produce a superior barrier of protection. On the outside of your ride, a Ceramic Pro protected vehicle will cure to a 9H hardness on each material covered. What does that mean?

9H is a rating on the pencil scale of hardness. It’s traditionally used to measure the hardness or the amount of ‘graphite’ that the pencil will apply to paper. However, it also is the scale in which ceramic coatings or liquid nano coatings will harden once it’s cured.

The scale goes from 0 to 9H – which essentially means that a substance is as hard as quartz or crystal. Therefore, you often hear the term quartz or glass coating associated with a ceramic nano coating.

Anyways – when the coating cures to this hardens, if forms a permanent layer of protection that produces a barrier against:

  • Water damage: While it’s a life giver – it’s also a shine killer. When your paint, plastic trim pieces, chrome, and other materials on your ride is exposed to water, traditional waxes or other less-durable products will slowly derogate to the point they start to dull the finish. Ceramic Pro 9H offers up to a lifetime of protection, blocking water from penetrating to the bare surface area – keeping the shine enhanced forever.
  • Marring resistance: Marring or light scratching is common on unprotected vehicle surfaces. By having a professional auto salon apply Ceramic Pro 9H, the factory finish will stay as fresh and protected as the day it rolled off the showroom floor.
  • No Corrosion or Oxidation: Rust is created through a process called corrosion. It starts when water, salt, or even oxygen is introduced to raw iron. When your car is scratched, or the clear coat begins to fade, it’s more likely that the base surface will begin to rust. A Ceramic Pro 9H coating holds up against exposure to these items, protecting the base materials on your car from developing rust.
  • UV Protection: Another leading cause of paint damage – specially of the clear coat, is constant bombardment of UV radiation produced by the sun. A 9H coating blocks these harmful UV rays from penetrating any items protected. Therefore, it’s important to apply Ceramic Pro 9H on your plastics, chrome, or other plated materials, along with your headlights, brake light covers, and other materials.

#3 – Ceramic Pro Provides Enhancement – Not Gloss

A common misunderstanding of how ceramic coatings work is that they produce gloss and shine. That’s not entirely accurate. When the coating cures, it essentially acts as a magnifying glass. As such, it amplifies the surface underneath the coating.

This means, if your vehicle has surface scratches, or what we call spider-webbing, the coating will highlight those – not cover them up. This is a major reason why we always have our auto salons recommend and complete paint correction – or polishing / buffing out surface damage before applying the coating to your ride.

On a matte finish, a ceramic coating will enhance the depth of that ‘flat’ appearance – not make it appear ‘glossy or shiny’. Based on the level or amount of coatings applied (we offer our customers packages based on longevity desired) – this enhancement or depth of the surface protected will become semi-permanent or for your vehicle’s lifespan.

#4 – Superior Protection for Your Car’s Interior

You’re headed to work, stop by your local drive-thru coffee shop for your morning cup of go-go juice, and some jack-wagon ahead of you slams on the brakes as you head down the road. That former hot cup of refreshing goodness is now spilled over your seats, the dash, and even that center console as you loudly utter your favorite “colorful metaphor”.

This is when you’ll benefit from having Ceramic Pro protecting the inside of your vehicle. A strong coating of interior-specific Ceramic Pro coatings will help to repel liquid, making clean-up simple while reducing the potential of staining.

It also helps to reduce aging or fading of interior materials like dashboards, seats, and interior door appointments. Ultimately, your interior will look and feel cleaner, which can extend the lifespan, and increase resale value.

Additionally, having a Ceramic Pro auto salon decontaminate your vehicles interior with Ceramic Pro TAG helps to reduce the spread of harmful bacteria and allergens. This is a huge benefit for the 70 million Americans that live with allergies, Asthma, and COPD – or anyone looking to improve the cabin air quality of their daily drivers.

#5 – Less Time Needed for Car Detailing

Arguably the best attribute of a nano ceramic coating like Ceramic Pro 9H is the user-friendly nature when it comes to washing, and detailing. When you have a professional auto salon apply this coating to your car, truck, SUV, motorcycle, or commercial / off road equipment, it helps to keep dust, sticky debris like bird droppings, bug splatters, tar, and tree sap from embedding onto your surface.

Water repels due to the super hydrophobic effects, which is extremely helpful during heavy rainstorms when Ceramic Pro Rain is applied to your windows and front windshield. You’ll simply use your wiper blades less – which can extend their life-expectancy as well.

After a ceramic coating has been applied – the days of waxing your car are done. You’ll save time – as washing the coated vehicle is quick, simple, and effective. You’ll no longer need to invest in car wax, paint sealants, or special cleaners to get those bug guts off the front end.

Taking the extra step to apply Ceramic Pro Kavaca Paint Protection Film will block small rocks, tree branches and other hard road debris from striking your paint – which reduces damage to expensive paint jobs like a matte finish for example. Adding a layer of Ceramic Pro 9H on top of Kavaca gives you the Ultimate Shield of Protection.

Breaking it All Down

As you can clearly see – Ceramic Pro offers a protection solution for nearly every exterior and interior part on your vehicle. From protecting your cars paint from UV exposure, to providing an ultra-strong coating for windshields, vinyl and PPF, or your interior seats and other surfaces, Ceramic Pro offers the ultimate protection against daily contaminants and damaging substances.

If you’re looking for a honest one-stop-shop using customized solutions to protect your valued ride from damage, maintain it’s factory paint job, or make those annoying early morning coffee spills simple to clean-up, click the button below to locate a Ceramic Pro auto salon near you.



Whether they own a classic 32 Ford Coupe or 2020 Tesla Model S, millions of car, truck, and SUV owners are obsessed with finding the best protection solutions that can keep the original finish looking clean, rich, and opulent. And for the past decade, many proactive car owners have opted for ceramic coatings to accomplish this lofty task. On top of this advanced paint protection segment is Ceramic Pro 9H.

A simple Google search will identify a litany of “ceramic coatings” available – ranging from spray-on ‘hybrids’ to professionally applied Ceramic Pro 9H coatings. Each is designed for different users, based on their skill, needs, and level or protection desired.

But what makes a ceramic pro coating good? What are the qualities that the best nano coatings possess? Why does it produce a super hydrophobic effect, and why is paint correction needed before application? And most importantly, is applying a 9H ceramic coat safe for your ride? Ultimately, what is Ceramic Pro 9H and why should you get it?

Let’s answer these questions below. But first, take some time to watch this video by Adam Cote – which explains some of the attributes about Ceramic Pro’s line of coatings that makes them the best and longest-lasting products available.https://www.youtube.com/embed/4_-Ic7N-g5k?feature=oembed

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Is a Ceramic Coating Safe for Cars?

If you watched the video above, it’s quite possible you already know the answer to this question. However, to put it down on paper, yes – a nano ceramic coating like Ceramic Pro 9H is completely safe for your vehicle. It’s formulated with special carrier solvents and a customized blend of SiO2 and TiO2 to provide a semi-permanent layer of protection – or a quartz coating.

Now, it’s important to explain and clarify that there are several grades or levels of ceramic coatings on the market today. Each of them is uniquely formulated for a specific type of application, general use, or a certain amount of longevity or strength.

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What are the Different Types of Ceramic Coatings?

The ceramic coating world falls into three main categories:

Spray Coatings

This is the one you typically see at 3:00am in the morning during an informercial on TV. It’s essentially a supercharged spray-on coating that is mainly comprised of Teflon, or SiO2 less than 20 percent. It’s applied just like a spray-on wax – where you simply spray it on a clean surface, wipe away with a microfiber cloth, and presto – you’ve got a ‘ceramic coating’ that might last a couple of months.

Many of these spray on coatings are higher in TiO2 or titanium dioxide than SiO2 or Silicon Dioxide. The ceramic coating rule of thumb is that when the TiO2 percent is high – the coating is stronger and more durable – thus, the protection level is enhanced. When the SiO2 percentage is higher, the coating is ‘slippery’ – or is hydrophobic. This is what makes water sheet off the surface, like you see in those 3am infomercials.

DIY Nano Ceramic Coatings

The biggest growing segment is the DIY nano ceramic coating. This is closer to the level of protection produced by Ceramic Pro 9H, but not quite the same. Most of these DIY coatings are engineered for easier application by the average car owner. This is accomplished by reducing the amount or strength of carrier solvents which permits a coating to bond to the surface, and layer on top of each coat.

With a DIY coating, you can’t layer each coating – so the maximum protection you’re going to get is a 1 layer coat. In longevity terms, the strongest DIY ceramic coating is only expected to last about 2 to 3 years maximum on the vehicle’s paint.

Another detail about DIY coatings is they are usually ‘all-inclusive’ formulas. So, they can bond to paint clear coating, windows, wheels, plastic trim, and other substrates. The only problem is they are “just OK” and not formulated specifically for these substances.

Professional Ceramic Coatings

The final line of ceramic coatings is those that started the industry – the professional-grade coating like Ceramic Pro Products. This type of paint protection product utilizes ceramic nanoparticles which penetrates microscopic imperfections found in all porous materials.

It’s formulated for specific material types, for individual applications such as marine, industrial, commercial, or direct automotive consumers. It’s not made to fill minor scratches but does deliver a protective coating that provides superior UV resistance.

Introducing Ceramic Pro Coating Products

Ceramic Pro 9H line of coatings is highly diverse. It begins with Ceramic Pro Sport – or what we like to call “The Wax Killer”. It’s a spray on coating that provides a solid base-coating of SiO2 and TiO2 to the coated surface of your car, truck, SUV, motorcycle, or off-road vehicle. It is applied by our team of certified auto salons across North and South America, can be done in (1) day, and offers six months of CarFax verified guarantee and protection. This is also part of our Ceramic Pro Bronze Package.

Ceramic Pro 9H – Providing the Base of Paint Protection

The next level on the Ceramic Pro chain is our flagship coating – Ceramic Pro 9H. This nano coating is formulated with special solvents that allows the coating to be applied up to five layers. Ceramic Pro offers its customers two package options – mainly based on the warranty you’re looking to achieve.

With 2 layers of Ceramic Pro 9H, or a Ceramic Pro Silver Package your vehicle will be protected for up to 5 years from bird droppings, bug splatters, UV protection, chemical exposure, acid rain, and other harmful contaminants. The second option is a 5-layer coating – or Ceramic Pro Gold Package, which offers an exceptional lifetime warranty.

Ceramic Pro Top Coat – Putting the Hydrophobic Properties Into Ceramic Coatings

The Ceramic Pro Top Coat is the cherry on the ceramic coating sundae. It’s infused with high-levels of SiO2, to produce an ultra-slippery finish, which makes water, dust, dirt, pollen, and other light debris nearly impossible to stick. This is the benefit or attribute that most consumers associate with a ceramic coating. It all started with Ceramic Pro 9H and has stimulated a slew of imitators.

What Materials are Customized with Ceramic Pro 9H?

Arguably the biggest difference between Ceramic Pro 9H and other coatings on the market is the customizable factor. We simply don’t believe in the one-size-fits-all solution. In fact, its products made like that which typically give the Ceramic Coating industry a bad name.

Ceramic Pro 9H includes more than a dozen individual formulations for specific materials and applications. Some examples of customized formulas of ceramic coatings include:

Ceramic Coating for Wheels

Wheels are very tricky to coat correctly – especially if they’ve been used in the past. In a perfect world, a new set of custom rims would be brought to a Ceramic Pro wheel auto salon, prepped, and applied before mounting tires, balancing them, and slapping on your ride.

The formulation is the highest concentration of coating we offer – more than 70% of solid nanoparticles that provide an ultra-tight bond onto the wheel. This helps to protect it from road grime, brake dust, and other common contaminants. It can also improve scratch resistance with up to 4 layers of protection for superior hardness.

Ceramic Coatings for Car Interiors

We also offer a line of Ceramic Pro 9H coatings for leather and plastic materials inside your daily driver or collectible. As leathers are completely different than hard plastic, the formulations for these two ceramic coats are night and day.

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The Ceramic Pro leather coating protects by providing an invisible shield on top of the material, without impacting the comfort and flexibility of the material. Plastic interior coatings like Ceramic Pro 9H’s formula is meant to bond to those harder surfaces – again with a proprietary blend of ingredients made specifically for those substrates.

There are also ceramic pro glass formulas that provide a 9H glass shield over a windshield, sideview mirrors, and rear windows.

Is a Ceramic Pro 9H Coating Worth It?

Ultimately, the biggest concern of potential Ceramic Pro 9H customers is the cost. Unfortunately, there is no black and white answer to this question – as cost is always subjective to the individual. We tend to look at the value associated with a professional-grade coating.

When you make the investment with Ceramic Pro 9H, you’re not simply getting a strong protectant, but also gaining multiple benefits including reducing orange peel, prevents color fading on PPF or vinyl wraps, extends the lifespan of PPF and vinyl wrap, makes cleaning your ride simple and easier, and produces an exceptional shine, luster, and deep finish you can be proud to showcase daily.

A professional grade ceramic coating is only applied by expert installers, in a controlled environment, with precision and advanced techniques for a smooth and exceptionally flat finish. Each package is backed by a CarFax verified warranty, which increases the resale value of your vehicle and peace of mind.



The potency and protection produced by Ceramic Pro 9H is phenomenal (whew – that’s a lot of “P’s”). In the global ceramic coat industry, Ceramic Pro eclipses the competition. While it produces amazing hydrophobic properties, some clients may be confused as to which car washing methods after a ceramic coat has been completed.

Ceramic Pro 9H is a professional-grade SiO2 and TiO2 infused nano ceramic coating that bonds to solid and porous materials ranging from automotive glass to vinyl and paint protection film. However, whether you’ve had one of our excellent installation centers apply this coating, or you’ve selected a DIY ceramic coating, there are some washing techniques that reduce damage, extend lifespan, and allow the coating to shine.

Let’s go over the three recommended car washing methods for ceramic coatings – specifically, those we suggest for Ceramic Pro 9H coatings. But first – watch this cool video from our buddy Adam Cote.https://www.youtube.com/embed/VpzZRJSPUNg?feature=oembed

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The Two Bucket Method of Car Washing

If you coated an older vehicle that had swirl marks or spider webbing, you likely had a professional detailer complete paint correction to fix those imperfections. But, did you know that the leading root source of this type of damage is improper car washing?

Swirl marks happen when you wash a car with materials (or medium) that can scratch. While special microfiber materials are less likely to cause marring and scratching, they are useless if they are dirty when you wash the vehicle. This happens too frequently when you dip your wash mitt in dirty soapy water.

The two-bucket method of car washing was designed to eliminate this common problem. And believe it or not, a freshly coated vehicle is still prone to swirl marks if you use improper washing techniques.

The first wash method we’re going to go over is the two bucket system using your standard garden hose. You can also use a pressure washer if you’d like. To complete the two-bucket method of car washing, you need to retain the following supplies:

  • (2) 5-Gallon Wash Buckets – (1) filled with clean water and (1) with car shampoo w/water
  • (1) Grit Guard – This will be used in your freshwater bucket. For pressure washing use (2) grit guards – one in each bucket.
  • (1) Wash Mitt / Wash Media of Choice. Our Pink Towel works quite well as a wash ‘cloth’ when using the two-bucket method.
  • Car Shampoo – It’s recommended to use a pH neutral, high-suds producing car soap that does not contain wax.

You can use the two-bucket method with a regular garden hose and/or attach a foam gun to use as a pre-washing technique. You can also use a high-pressure washer along with a foam cannon to ‘snow foam’ the car for either a touchless wash or pre-wash.

  1. Pre-Rinse the Car: Spray the entire vehicle with water to remove any standing debris, dirt, bird droppings, bug splatters, and more.
  2. Dip your wash media in the soap bucket. Fully saturate your wash mitt or cloth then wash one section or panel of your vehicle in a top to bottom, left to right pattern.
  3. Once you’re done with that panel, dip the wash mitt in the fresh water and agitate it against the grit guard at the bottom of the freshwater bucket. This will remove any dirt on the media.
  4. Wring out any excess water from the wash media and then dip in the soap bucket. Before starting on the next panel, rinse the previous one off with fresh water to reduce soap drying on the surface.

Continue with this process until you’re complete with the car wash. Dry with a high-quality microfiber towel.

*Tip – If you’d like a quick way of completing that fourth step of removing standing water, consider using a wash bucket like this as your freshwater bucket.

It’s got a container you place the media inside, and a foot pedal to spin it. It’ll remove any standing water and save you a ton of time – and put the water back in the bucket. PS – You don’t need to buy the mop with it. 

Rinseless Car Washing

If you’re not familiar with the rinseless car washing method, you probably don’t live in Southern California or other areas with strict water restrictions. This includes using a specially formulated rinseless car wash formula, that is mixed with freshwater at a specific ratio (as directed by the soap manufacturer).

With this method, you basically spray on the rinseless solution (using a large pump sprayer), wipe the wet area with a clean microfiber towel to remove debris, then use a secondary microfiber towel to dry the surface. The video will explain how this process is completed.

Touchless Car Wash

The final recommended car washing technique for a car that has a ceramic coat is last on our list for a reason. If you’re unable to complete the first or second method on this list, this should be your last resort.

Touchless car washes are basically the manually-operated public car wash that uses high pressure hoses to spray off the vehicle. The other type of touchless wash is one where you drive in, and the machines use high-pressure water and soap to wash the vehicle. The problem with these facilities is the soaps used. They are cheap, generic shampoos that typically are pH high or degreasing agents.

If this is your only option, consider these tips:

Bring Your Own Buckets, Media, and Shampoo: If you visit a touchless car wash where you drive into a wash bay, bring your own supplies. Use the high-pressure washer to pre-rinse and final-rinse the vehicle only. Don’t use their soap, never use the old brush, and by all means – don’t use the spray on wax option.

Dry the Vehicle Immediately After Washing: Once you’re complete with the washing, bring your own microfiber drying towels and immediately dry the car before heading home. While Ceramic Pro 9H produces a slippery surface, with exceptional hydrophobic properties, drying the vehicle via acceleration is never a good idea.

Protect Your Ceramic Coated Car with Ceramic Pro CARE

Once your car is clean, smooth, and shiny, and that Ceramic Pro 9H coating is fully cured, the time to protect it is right. Ceramic Pro CARE is a water based, easy to use coating enhancement that is designed to be user friendly that anybody can use to protect their own ceramic coating.

While it’s formulated specifically for Ceramic Pro 9H and our line of ceramic coating solutions, it’s a great ceramic boost spray for DIY ceramic coatings. It can be applied when the water is wet, dry, or used as a quick detail spray if desired.

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Whether you own a new Vette or completed a frame-off restoration, keeping it clean and free of scratches is every car owner’s objective. In the paint protection world, there are multiple ways of keeping the finish from damage. But, in the end, the two powerhouse contenders are the titanic match-up between paint protection film vs ceramic coatings.

When is the best time to protect my car paint? What products should I use to protect my car’s finish? How often should I wax my car? Or should I toss those cheaper, outdated paint protection products and step up to a PPF or Ceramic Pro coating? There are just a few of the questions we’ll answer in the information below.

First, take some time to watch the video by our buddy Adam Cote to provide a broad overview of the differences between paint protection film vs ceramic coating.

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When is the Best Time to Protect my Car Paint?

Let’s answer this question with one of our own to you. If you buy a new home, new car, or any major purchase, would you wait a while to purchase insurance or a warranty for the vehicle? Most of us would quickly say, “no, you buy insurance or a warranty at the point of purchase.” And they’d be correct in this case too.

The decision on paint protection is essentially the same concept. The best time to protect your vehicle from exposure to UV rays, bird droppings, bug splatters, rock chips and more is as soon as that new ride becomes yours.

It’s at this point that it’s best to protect your car’s paint job. When the car is new, the paint is clean, free of damage, and is in top condition. This is when you’ll want to apply a paint protection film or ceramic coating – or at least, is the best time to do so.

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What Type of Paint Protection Products Are Available?

There are several ways of protecting your daily driver or prized collectible. Car wax is the old-school and easy to apply go to solution. It’s basically made up of natural carnauba wax, that is derived from a palm tree from Brazil that protects those big leaves in a tropical rain forest. The problem is they only last a few months.

A paint sealant is a car wax on steroids. It’s a lab-created synthetic wax that provides great UV protection for up to a year in some cases. Then there are new hybrid spray-on formulations, which promote themselves as ceramic coatings, but really are blends of paint sealants, Teflon, and some small percentages of SiO2 or silica dioxide (remember that name – we’ll get to that soon).

However, the top-shelf paint protection products are professional-grade nano ceramic coatings and a paint protection film.

What is a Ceramic Coating?

Think of a ceramic coat as a semi-permanent layer of protection that can be bonded to your paint, glass, chrome, wheels, and even plastic trim. Ceramic coatings are primarily comprised of two main ingredients – Silica Dioxide and Titanium Dioxide. But what they are made of is likely less important to you than what they do.

Coating a Car Wrap with Ceramic Pro

To simplify, a coating is wiped on to the paint surface and leveled to create a brilliant shine that lasts years not months. It acts by filling the tiny pores of the paint and leveling any microscopic jaggedness of the paint to produce and gloss and slickness not previously available by using wax or sealant technology.

Once applied the paint appears deeper and richer, which produces a better shine. The paint will also have new characteristics, most notably it will be hydrophobic. Hydrophobic essentially means fear of water. A hydrophilic car produces amazing water beading behavior which helps it say cleaner longer and makes keeping it clean extremely easy.

Many coatings if applied by a professional come with a warranty. Ceramic Pro 9H offers CarFax verified warranties that range from 6 months, 2 years, 5 years and even a lifetime warranty. Coating warranties safeguard you and your car paint from environmental issues such as staining on the paint from things like bird droppings, tar, oxidation and more.

Although the coating does improve hardness and thus help prevent minor scratching and marring most do not warranty against scratches. It is important to clarify that there are some DIY ceramic coatings on the market. However, these products vary significantly in product quality, and are rather difficult to prep for and apply correctly.

What is Paint Protection Film or a PPF?

Paint protection film is also known as PPF and Clear Bra. The name clear bra although somewhat comical is a spinoff of a product that had its day in the past. Do you remember cars in the ’90s with a black leather bra on the front? In the past paint protection film was relatively thick by today’s standards which limited its ability to be conformed to intricate areas.

Wrapped Ferrari 458 Italia

Today’s paint protection film is extremely mailable and can be stretched and conformed to fit extremely complex curves and in most cases, edges and curves can be wrapped and tucked making the film virtually invisible.

The biggest benefits that clear bra has over ceramic coatings are that PPF will prevent damage from flying debris and rocks, and clear bra in most cases has a self-healing top coat so minor scratching and marring will heal over time or by adding heat.

There are several levels of paint protection film or PPF. Some are better at reflecting rocks and other debris, and some that last longer, produce better hydrophobic properties like KAVACA.

Kavaca instant healing paint protection film is PPF with superhydrophobic and non-yellowing properties. It has been developed for automotive industry for paint protection, but due to its outstanding quality can be used in any sphere that requires PPF installation.

What’s Best – Paint Protection Film or Ceramic Coating?

Well, to be honest, if you’re looking for the best solution – both would be the definitive shield of protection. Ceramic Pro 9H nano ceramic coating can be applied on top of a paint protection film like Kavaca. When you combine the two, you receive the rock chip and debris protection attributes of a PPF with the longevity, strength, and hydrophobic properties of a ceramic coating.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/n4Um6WWIEAo?enablejsapi=1&autoplay=0&cc_load_policy=0&cc_lang_pref=&iv_load_policy=1&loop=0&modestbranding=1&rel=0&fs=1&playsinline=0&autohide=2&theme=dark&color=red&controls=1&Plus, when you work with a certified Kavaca and Ceramic Pro 9H auto salons, each can be applied during the same visit, and provide you with up to a lifetime warranty for paint protection. This makes the combination a perfect solution for those looking for the ultimate shield of protection for their vehicle.

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It’s not every day that a brand defines an industry. Such is the case with Ceramic Pro, a global leader in nanoceramic surface protection technology. Ceramic Pro is a household name in the paint protection world. And we’ve worked hard over the years to provide our valued clients with superior solutions to keep their equipment protected.

Whether it’s our flagship 9H coating, introducing the world’s first instant healing paint protection film (KAVACA), or serving the industrial and marine industry with custom ceramic coats, the Ceramic Pro brand is synonymous with quality in every aspect of our business.

So, let’s introduce you to the company, brand, products, and customer service standards that have helped to elevate a clever business concept to a global leader in surface protection.https://www.youtube.com/embed/2G7Gu9KJEmo?feature=oembed

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Who is Ceramic Pro?

Since 2010, Ceramic Pro has strived to create revolutionary surface protective products that serve multiple industries, both commercial and consumer. The brand was introduced by Nanoshine Ltd in 2010 and featured a line-up of professional-grade produces serving aerospace, marine, and automotive industries.

Using cutting-edge technology that infused ceramic molecular compounds or nanoceramics suited for plastics, rubber, leather, fabric, glass, paint, alloy, and more. This patented formulation took 10 years of research and development and is continually enhanced and optimized to better serve our customers growing needs.

In 2019, we launched KAVACA – the world’s first Instant Healing Paint Protection Film. This revolutionary PPF is stronger, more durable, easier to apply, and exhibits phenomenal anti-yellowing and hydrophobic properties.

Ceramic Pro Americas is the exclusive distributor of Nanoshine Ltd or Ceramic Pro products in North and South America. Our network of more than 3,000 authorized auto spas and installation centers prepare vehicles, apply our ceramic coats, paint protection film, and other products.

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What is Ceramic Pro 9H

There are many ceramic coats on the market today – but none of them stand up to the quality, effectiveness, and superiority of Ceramic Pro 9H. This is our flagship service offering, a nanoceramic coating that is comprised of SiO2, TiO2, and a proprietary blend of solvents that provide 9H hardness based on the pencil scale of measuring graphite.

Essentially, it’s an invisible shield of protection that can be applied to your car’s paint, carbon fiber, vinyl, paint protection film, glass, wheels, chrome, alloy, fiberglass, and more. Unlike other generic formulations,  9H offers customized solutions for different material types, and consumer or industrial grade applications.

A major reason why this 9H nano coating is an exceptional option for cars is it’s ability to layer on top of each application. Most nanoceramic coatings are engineered for easier application – such as the growing line of DIY ceramic coats on the market.

While they contain SiO2 percentages close to pro-grade options, they reduce the percentage and strength of application solvents. It’s these solvents and nanoceramic technology infused in the Ceramic Pro 9H formulation that allow it to penetrate microscopic imperfections found on a porous surface, cure exceptionally flat on top of the finish, and layer on top of the initial ceramic coat.

With every layer of 9H ceramic coating applied to a vehicle, the protection gains strength, which extends lifespan, and keeps the raw materials underneath in mint condition for years.

To ensure 1 coat bonds with the vehicle’s paint, our certified network of installers will complete paint correction, or ensure the paintwork is 100 percent free of wax, swirl marks, minor scratches, any sealant, and possess a surface tension that ensures a strong bond.

Several nano coatings are a 1 layer application, meaning you place the liquid on an applicator cloth, and apply and buff off. Ceramic Pro 9H includes a proprietary top coat, which amplifies the hydrophobic properties – keeping your vehicle’s paint super slippery, beading water, and reducing the stick-ability of bird droppings, bug splatters, tree sap, brake dust, industrial fallout, and more.

Ceramic Pro 9H serves multiple industries including:

Our 9H Ceramic Coating Benefits

Ceramic Pro 9H forms a permanent bond with the surface of your vehicle and will not wash off or break down. It is a highly-durable protective coating that protects your paint and can be applied in multiple layers. This 9H hardness ceramic coat is:

  • Scratch Resistance (Above 9H)
  • Super Hydrophobic Effect
  • UV Resistance & Weather Benefits
  • Thermal Resistance (up to 1200°C)
  • Anti-Graffiti Resistance
  • Advanced Chemical Resistance
  • Corrosion & Oxidation Resistant
  • Produces a High Gloss Finish

Ceramic Pro Top Coat 

We mentioned the Top Coat product above. It’s essentially the whipped cream, nuts, and the cherry on top of the Ceramic Pro 9H sundae. It’s a scientifically formulated liquid that amplifies the hydrophobic effect within Ceramic Pro 9H.

It’s the final step in the application of our 9H nano coating, that allows water to bead, reduces bug guts and bird crap from sticking, and keeps the vehicle finish cleaner – for longer periods. While Top Coat can be applied as a stand-alone product, it’s recommended and designed for use with 9H ceramic coating.

Ceramic Pro Rain

Protection for your windshield and side glass is provided through Ceramic Pro Rain, a special blend of SiO2 and TiO2 designed specifically for ultra-smooth, yet porous automotive glass. It’s included with all three Ceramic Pro 9H packages, the Gold, Silver, and Bronze.

This ceramic pro glass shield repels rain, which improves visibility during severe weather. It’s a specially formulated glass coating, which lasts and performs better than all-in-one solutions.

Ceramic Pro Sport

Maintenance is a crucial component that extends the lifespan of any protective coating. This is the task of Ceramic Pro Sport, a spray on solution designed to refresh and enhance the existing coated surface to restore UV resistance and hydrophobic properties. Like Top Coat, it can be used as a standalone coating, that can hold up for six to 12 months.

Ceramic Pro Strong

Our industrial partners require a ceramic coat solution that is stronger and can withstand higher temperature up to 2200-degrees F and exposure to severe elements. Ceramic Pro strong is the industrial solution that’s designed for painted surfaces.

It’s formulated for superior protective qualities vs amplifying the finish. This not only protects metallic products for exposure to harsh elements, but extends the lifespan of the industrial product, which saves corporations to small commercial businesses money and resources.

Ceramic Pro CARE

When you’ve invested in a professional ceramic coating for cars, you want to protect that shield of protection. This is the job of Ceramic Pro CARE, a water-activated Ceramic Boost Spray that can be applied to any material using our nano ceramic coatings. It can be used as a drying aid, quick detail spray, or protective enhancement.

What is KAVACA Paint Protection Film?

How up to date are you with translating ancient Sanskrit? Well, for those perhaps not majoring in ancient dead languages, the word KAVACA translates as Armor in the primary liturgical language of Hinduism. And quite frankly, it truly describes the power of this revolutionary PPF.

Kavaca is an instant healing paint protection film. It is superhydrophobic and non-yellowing properties. It has been developed for automotive industry for paint protection, but due to its outstanding quality can be used in any sphere that requires PPF installation.

The our nano coating applied to the Kavaca PPF increases overall surface protection and aids in keeping the film clean and stain-free.

How Do Ceramic Pro Coatings Compare with DIY Ceramic Coatings?

Comparing a professional grade ceramic coat vs a DIY product simply isn’t fair. One is formulated for superior and long-lasting protection, that are only applied by experienced detailers in a controlled environment. The other (DIY coatings) are essentially watered-down coatings that are easier for the average car enthusiast to apply themselves.

Another important difference between Ceramic Pro 9H coatings and DIY coats of ceramic are warranties or guarantees provided to customers. Each package is customized for clients based on the warranty or years of protection they seek for their individual vehicle. This flexibility allows a car owner to choose a package that fits their budget and needs.

For example, let’s say you’ve just purchased a new Tesla, and plan on keeping the vehicle for three years before trading it in for Elon’s latest creation. Our installers offers a Silver Package, that provides you with five years of protection, coatings on the paint clear coat, the windshield and front side windows, along with plastic trim and wheels.

As a consumer segment, DIY coatings do not offer warranties. Some will offer vague ‘expected longevity guarantees’ for a few years but trying to collect on those refunds can be tricky.

A professional nano coating simply lasts longer, provides a better return on investment, and the peace of mind with a documented warranty, exceptional support, and routine inspections to keep the coating strong.

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Improving the customer experience is a crucial objective of our company. As a team, we strive to ensure all current and potential clients are educated on our company, our products, and the technology we use to protect their valued rides.

Our 1 layer 9H ceramic paint coating is exceptional at protecting the exterior of your valued car, truck, SUV, or off-road vehicle. Our ceramic nanoparticles penetrate the smallest pores. It’s a stronger and additional clear coat, that blocks UV rays.

Whether you opt for our Ceramic Pro Gold Package (which offers 4 layers of coating and a lifetime warranty), Ceramic Pro Silver Package, or Ceramic Pro Bronze Package, you’ll keep your cars painted surface protected from dirt, improve UV protection,

If you’re in the market for a Ceramic Pro 9H coating, a self-healing Kavaca paint protection film, or industrial and marine ceramic coatings to protect your assets, we offer a high-quality and affordable solution. Click the button below to receive a fee estimate for our line of Ceramic Pro Products. We look forward to serving you soon.



In an industry filled with generic copycats – Kavaca stands alone. The world of paint protection film has been elevated, thanks to the recent launch of Kavaca, a revolutionary instant healing paint protection film, created by the global leaders in paint protection and nano ceramic coating, Ceramic Pro.

Using nano-technology and a proprietary blend of advanced materials, Kavaca Paint Protection film delivers INSTANT HEALING. This feature quickly repairs minor scratches without the need for heat guns or visits to the installation center. Instant healing is a new surface technology that has never been seen in the paint protection film industry.

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How Did Paint Protection Film Start?

Paint Protection Film was initially launched by the 3M corporation for the sole purpose of protecting helicopter rotor blades from damaged during the Vietnam War. Since those early days, the product has been fine-tuned and enhanced for consumer and automotive applications.

The introduction of Kavaca provides enhanced UV protection, while reducing damage to the vehicle’s paint surface from oxidation, corrosion, and rock chips. You can learn more about Paint Protection Film in our blog:  “The Truth About Paint Protection Film”


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What is Instant Healing Paint Protection Film Technology?

One of the biggest benefits of paint protection film or PPF as it’s also known is the ability to absorb the impact of small rocks, tree branches, and gravel. However, when the topcoat layer of PPF is damaged, applying direct heat can repair minor imperfections. This is typically completed at the same facility where the PPF was installed.

The ability to deflect road debris makes it a better protection solution than a ceramic coating. A PPF is commonly known as a clear bra, that is designed to protect the car’s paint on the front end. Kavaca can be applied to any portion of your vehicle’s paint and other surfaces – including the front bumper, rocker panel, hood, and bumper.

When these sections of the vehicle are protected with protective paint film, paint damage from stone chips, tree sap, bug splatter, other contaminants are significantly reduced. However, when damaged, a product like 3M paint protection film, Xpel paint protection film, or Xpel clear bra will require physical application of heat to ‘self-heal’.

The new Instant Healing technology infused into Kavaca by Ceramic Pro permits these scratches on the surface to heal under one second. This is almost too fast for the naked eye to see but mind-blowing when you see it in person. Combined with these properties: unmatched gloss, clarity, and hydrophobicity, Kavaca is the most advanced and best Paint Protection Film or clear bra film on the market.

Not only does the preexisting top coat and appearance of Kavaca films far surpass every other protective film on the market, but also it has Nanotechnology infused in the adhesive that fills swirls and imperfections in the paint.

What is Kavaca Paint Protection Film and What does Kavaca Mean?

So, what does the name Kavaca mean? Kavaca translates as “Armor” in Sanskrit. Meaning that this paint protection film is the ultimate shield of armor for your vehicle. Kavaca Instant Healing Film is also easier to install than most other films on the market. In the end, to the consumer, this translates to a more secure and longer-lasting installation.

The stretch and elasticity are 50 percent greater than other protection films. This attribute along with the nanotechnology in the adhesive allows the film to be easily positioned while providing the perfect amount of tac/anchor point to cover hard shapes on a vehicle’s painted surface.

The nanotechnology infused adhesive also helps hide certain imperfections on the surface that otherwise would prevalent or be enhanced by other films.

Why is Kavaca the Best Paint Protection Film?

Kavaca PPF is manufactured using state of the art technologies and high-quality raw materials. With the impressive visual appearance, the film acts as a self-healing protective layer preventing the paint from being damaged from abrasion, corrosion, chemicals, and other types of physical damage.

Combined with these properties: unmatched gloss, clarity, and hydrophobicity, Kavaca is the most advanced and visually appealing Paint Protection Film on the market. Many years of experience in the industry of surface protection and extensive research, formulated a perfect PPF to be used along with Ceramic Pro 9H ceramic coatings to maximize the performance of our surface protection systems.


Kavaca offers instant-healing properties without the need to heat the surface. This technology also offers non-yellowing properties, a negative side-effect of several inferior quality paint protection films that can occur due to excessive exposure to UV rays.

Kavaca has been developed for the automotive industry for paint protection, but due to its outstanding quality can be used in any sphere that requires PPF installation.

What are the Key Properties of Kavaca?

paint protection film like Kavaca simply does not compare on a level playing field with others. The nanotechnology and proprietary Instant Healing properties in Kavaca not only provides a secure bond to your vehicle, but also provides multiple properties that makes it the best PPF on the market.

Industry Leading Gloss

Paint protection film is a translucent material that does not impede the visual appeal of your paint job. However, many of them tend to produce a dull hue. This isn’t the case with Kavaca. This PPF is customized for gloss or matte finishes, amplifying the shine without producing negative appearances.

50% More Stretch Than Leading Competitors

Kavaca’s unique blend of advanced materials allows it to stretch better than other paint protection film products available. This allows the PPF to be fitted to different cars with precision application. The enhanced stretch also helps to improve the instant healing properties and extend longevity.

Reduced Orange Peel

Orange peel is a visual imperfection that makes the paint surface look wrinkled or rough. It’s a common negative attribute of several paint protection films. Kavaca produces reduced orange peel and no glue marks with PPF installation GEL.

Fills Swirls & Imperfections

Any paint protection product is designed to protect or enhance what’s underneath. This means that if the vehicle has minor scratches or swirl marks, paint correction is required – which can cost several hundred dollars extra. Kavaca is infused with nanotechnology that fills these microscopic scratches. This removes the need to complete minor paint correction, which can save money.

Ceramic Pro Hydrophobic Properties

Kavaca is also the most hydrophobic paint protection film. This is due to the advanced top coat that uses similar technology as Ceramic Pro 9H to leave a perfectly flat layer of protection. It allows water to bead off the surface. This also keeps the PPF cleaner, as dirt, pollen, and other light contaminants simply blow off as you drive.

Additionally, Kavaca offers vehicle owners other benefits simply not available with inferior products.

  • Advanced chemical and corrosion resistance
  • Instant scratch healing (No heat required)
  • Resistance to high temperatures
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • A protective barrier for high impact areas
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Kavaca Warranty & Carfax

Ceramic Pro LLC warrants Kavaca to be free of manufacturer defects for a LIFETIME from the date of purchase. The warranties for Kavaca are synced with Carfax’s database just like Ceramic Pro Coatings.

Kavaca is warrantied when installed on clean coated car panels, to be free of:

  • Manufacturer Defects
  • Protection against yellowing from dirt and chemicals Yellowing from UV and at a rate faster than ^Yi 2 per 1000 hours
  • Bubbling, staining, and cracking or any material failure.
  • The warranty excludes damage caused by normal wear and tear, misuse, accidents, or misapplication.
  • This warranty requires annual inspections and becomes a 12-year warranty from the date of the last inspection if an inspection is missed.
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The Industries Best Paint Protection Film

Kavaca Regenerating Paint Protection Film offers a level of instant self-healing never seen in the PPF industry. This is the next generation of paint protection film. Kavaca’s self-healing effect is instantaneous.

It does not require a heat source like the paint protection films of the past. The second a surface scratch occurs it immediately begins disappearing right before your eyes. There has never been anything like Kavaca – which removes many of the negative attributes of PPF, making it a longer-lasting, and providing you a better bang for your PPF buck.

The fact that Kavaca is coated with Ceramic Pro makes it even better. The enhanced hydrophobic properties, improved luster, shine, and the ability to customize for gloss or matte paint jobs gives you flexibility to enhance any color. It’s a quality not available with 3M Scotchgard or other car paint protection film solutions.

Kavaca is applied and installed by Ceramic Pro’s network of authorized auto salons and technicians. Each installation is precision fit to your vehicle. If you’d like to learn more about Kavaca – or receive a free estimate for your vehicle, simply click the button below.



Paint protection film is a modern marvel. It’s a thin but exceptionally durable polymer or polyurethane film that is the ultimate layer of protection. Not only does it keep your ride’s clear coat protected against chemicals, UV exposure, acid rain and road debris, but if the vehicle’s paint is impacted by road debris, it can save you thousands of dollars in autobody repair.

There is a lot of information on the interwebs about paint protection film. Some of it is accurate, and others are pure, 100 percent, grade A BS. Search up ceramic coating and you’ll get similar misleading information. So, let’s explore the truth about paint protection film.

In this article – we’ll weed through the myths, rumors, and flat our false information out there, to provide a definitive guide about paint protection film. Does it really protect from light scratches? Can PPF actually self-heal?

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We’ll also introduce you to Kavaca instant healing paint protection film – the most advanced PPF on the market today. Additionally, we’ll explain why it makes sense to apply a professional grade ceramic coat on top of that PPF – to create the Ultimate Shield of protection. If you’d like to compare PPF vs ceramic coating, we’ve got a great article you can review after reading this one.

Viny wrap on a jet funny car

What is Paint Protection Film?

In order to fully appreciate the power of paint protection film, it’s important to explore it’s history. Like many of today’s modern achievements, PPF was developed to solve a problem. During the Vietnam War, the United States Department of Defense was having trouble with rotor blades on several of their helicopters being damaged by shrapnel, trees, and other debris.

The folks at 3M were tasked to create a protective layer that was lightweight, yet incredibly strong. The solution was called helicopter tape or a custom urethane film that was designed for function – not style.

Today’s PPF is far cry from 3M’s helicopter tape. It’s thermoplastic urethane that is transparent, can be colored, even custom textured to enhance gloss or matte paint jobs. It is a clear paint protection film that can be purchased in different grades, thickness, and is applied by highly trained professionals with precision accuracy.

In fact, the present-day paint protection film produces multiple benefits including:

  • Resistant to acidic corrosion and contaminants (like bug guts and bird droppings)
  • Protects a painted surface against acid rain, mineral deposits, soft and hard water spots
  • Reduces oxidation on factory paint caused by UV light
  • Blocks small rocks, gravel, tree branches and other hard objects from hitting paint surface
  • A protective film can heal itself if it’s scratched or struck
  • Lasts for up to 10+ years

What are the Types of Paint Protection Film?

There are a lot of coating for cars on the market today. But paint protection film is arguably the best and most-effective solution. The 3M Corporation is the Godfather of PPF. As explained above, its primary application was to apply a tint to protect lightning-fast spinning helicopter rotor blades from being damaged. Today, more than a dozen different types, brand names, and designs are offered to car enthusiasts.

You’ve probably heard of some of the leading brands including our own Kavaca, 3M Paint Protection Film Pro Series, Llumar, Suntek, and Xpel film. However, it’s commonly misunderstood that the brand of PPF is associated with the type of product.

While sometimes this is the case, the brand is not always related to the material or its proprietary properties. This is one of the myths or misleading PPF truths that can confuse car owners. Some are applied as full wraps while others are partial hood. There are several that offer limited warranties and some that can back up their product with a 10-year warranty.

Let’s provide some clarity here.

What is Clear Bra?

Arguably the most popular ‘name’ in the paint protection films market is clear bra. This is a dual-purpose term – kind of like calling a soda pop a “Coke” – or sealable plastic bags “Zip-Lock”. Clear Bra is a brand name for a specific type of protective film. But, it’s also a specific brand as well.

It’s applied to the front end of the vehicle, covering the front bumper, car’s paint, grille, headlights, splitter, and even the front portion of the hood and front fenders. The term “bra” is used to describe the location of the application.

Kavaca PPF Protection Partial Front

Back in the day, it was common for car enthusiasts to apply a leather or hard vinyl-based material over the front of the vehicle – to serve the same purpose – protect the automotive paint.

You can see an example of this in the image above. The “Clear Bra” removed the colored and thick material and was one of the first types of PPF available to car owners.

What is the Difference Between Vinyl and PPF?

If you’ve read previous articles offering PPF buying tips, you might have read about vinyl or car wraps. Another confusion that occurs is understanding the difference between paint protection film or PPF and vinyl – or also called a vinyl wrap.

Essentially, PPF is a thicker, stronger, yet lightweight material. It provides stain resistance, protection from stone chips, light scratches, bug splatter, swirl marks, and other paint damage.

Vinyl is heavier, thinner, and typically colored. It can also be decorated with graphics. Here is a practical example. This image below a great example of a vinyl wrap. It’s a branded vinyl that is applied to the original paint of a specific vehicle. It replicates a “sticker” – but also provides protection for the paint underneath. The car is David Douthit’s Quartermaster Nostalgia Jet Funny Car. The entire car is painted, but the bottom of the car is vinyl wrapped. What’s really cool is that the words on the car light-up when the car is on.


Explaining the Science Behind Paint Protection Film

OK – let’s get technical. Most automotive paint protection film are based on the same physical construction. It’s broken down into four individual layers:

Paint Protection Film (PPF) Layers Graph

Polyester Release Liner: This is the bottom layer of PPF. It measures about 3.0 mils (or 0.076mm) in thickness. Once it’s removed, it exposes the material that provides the bond to the vehicle surface.

Acrylic Adhesive: The next layer up is the acrylic adhesive. It’ is a bit thinner – measuring 1.6 mils (or 0.040mm). This provides the durability of adhesion.

Polyurethane: The bulk of PPF is polyurethane. This provides the depth and strength of the paint protection film and measures 6.0 mils (0.152mm).

Clearcoat: The final layer is clearcoat. It measures 0.5 mils (0.0132mm) and acts as the surface layer of the PPF. It is also what helps a ceramic coating like Ceramic Pro to bond on top of the PPF. Some self-healing PPF’s are topped with an elastomeric polymer that helps the material maintain its natural shape once it has been stretched or applied.

How Can a PPF Self Heal?

Let’s be 100% clear – not all products in the paint protection film market have self-healing properties. The ones that possess this attribute are comprised of Elastomeric polymers. This introduces today’s word of the day – “Elastomeric”. So, what does this mean?

Well, the word itself is an adjective which describes the nature or action of materials that are elastomers. Elastomers are cross-linked polymers that are loosely attached. It’s a synthetic or natural rubber that can return to its natural state when the source of the damage is removed.

When a high-quality paint protection film is comprised of this material, the application of heat (either natural by the sun or a heat gun) will repair damage like scratches or even minor tears caused by an impact from a rock. If the PPF is repaired in this method, the term ‘self-healing’ is a bit inaccurate, as it requires an outside physical action.

Is There a True Self-Healing PPF?

There are a lot of people that flat out wonder how does PPF work. Well, as we explained above, the science infused in these advanced materials helps to block common road debris from damaging the vehicle’s surface. If it’s hit hard enough, the PPF may in fact scratch. This is where the self-healing properties of paint protection film comes into practical application.

However, if a product is truly self-healing, it should possess the technology and ability to fix itself without an outside source. A new, revolutionary paint protection film called Kavaca – by Ceramic Pro is a genuine Instant Healing PPF.

Watch the video below to learn how Kavaca works.

How is Paint Protection Film Installed?

Like any other paint protection solution, correct prep work, installation, and aftercare is crucial to the success or failure of a PPF. Ceramic Pro is known for their ceramic coating products, but they also manufacturer a superior clear bra material that is called Kavaca. Installing a clear bra pattern or a full coverage that

The installation process is unique for each manufacturer, but the process follows these general steps:

Step One – Prep Work for Paint Protection Film Installation

For a PPF to protect, it’s got to be bonded to a surface. This becomes possible when that surface is clean, free of debris, and any damage. However, since a paint protection film is transparent, the condition of the paint or surface underneath makes a huge difference in the brilliance of the finished product.

What is a Decontamination Car Wash? A decontaminating car wash is typically the first step of PPF prep. It involves the use of a wax-stripping car shampoo that acts as a detergent, which breaks down the oils in wax, factory paint sealant, and allows them to be washed away.

If you have a ceramic coating applied to your entire vehicle, the professional detailer that installs clear bra film will simply complete a maintenance car wash. If there are minor scratches due to rock chips – or if you have an older paint job, the auto detailing company might want to repair those issues in the next step.

What is Paint Correction? Once the surface has been cleaned and stripped of initial debris, the installer will inspect the condition of the paint. If it is faded, aged, has spider-webbing or swirl marks, or shows signs of damage, the installer will recommend paint correction to the client.

This involves polishing or using a cutting compound to remove minor scratches or imperfections in the paint. The final result is a perfectly smooth surface that allows the PPF to bond but also allows the brilliance of the finish to shine.

Final Wipe Panel Wipe Down: Using a proprietary blend of chemical agents, the authorized and certified PPF installer will remove any contaminants or excess polishes or oils on the surface.

Step Two – Pre-Cutting the Material

There are two types of methods for applying the PPF. Most professional installers of PPF use a plotter or a machine that pre-cuts the material in smaller, custom-fit sections – like a fender or door edges.

This helps to reduce waste, save the client and installer money, and of course – resources. It also is crucial to expediting the PPF installation and making it fit better in smaller sections like door jams, headlights, and grilles.

The second method is using bulk film. It’s basically used when an installer does not have a plotter – and tends to result in excess material, more time, and less precision or accuracy of the installation.

When used by an experienced installer, these problems can be mitigated. In fact, some are so good that they can hand-cut to fit rocker panels, side mirrors, the hood, deck lid, spoilers, and more.

Step Three – Fitting

To ensure accuracy, the installer will pre-fit the car protection film. The paint protection film market is filled with multiple brands and types of installation types – like a clear bra that only goes on the front of the vehicle. Fitting the clear bra to the paintwork is a tedious and precision process that verifies that the material will fit each section and connect or blend with each other with reduced gaps.

While this does add some additional time to the complete process, it’s worth it in the end – as it will protect the paintwork and other areas of the vehicle against rock chips or a light scratch, which can be fixed easily with self healing PPF.

Step Four – Spraying the Fitting Solution

The activator which permits the clear bra or PPF to bond to the surface is called a fitting solution. When sprayed to the painted surface and on top of the PPF, it activates the adhesive – which is a glue basically and bonds tightly to the surface.

Again, each brand of PPF has recommended fitting solution properties, some can range from distilled water to chemically-activated agents. This helps it bond to a car’s paintwork, helping to block UV rays, oxidation, corrosion, and eventually the development of rust.

Step Five – Application and Final Fit

This is the step that makes the magic occur. The experienced PPF installer will carefully glide the PPF into perfect fit. It’s a process of fitting, spraying solution, moving around, squeegee of bubbles, and more. When it’s in the exact position, the installer will use a squeegee to remove creases or bubbles from the PPF. Once the PPF clear bra has bonded to the paint surface, it provides exceptional sealant or surface protection on the car’s exterior – especially against a normal scratch, bird dropping, a rock chip

Step Six – Drying

The final step of the clear bra or PPF installation is drying. This can be done a few different ways – either by time or using a specific drying procedure. Most professional PPF’s are heat-activated by use of a heat gun or even placed into a heat chamber. The process essentially activates the ‘glue’ and restricts the material to create an incredibly tight fit.

How Long Does Paint Protection Film Last?

A professionally prepped and applied paint protection film has an expected longevity of five to 10 years. However, like any other paint protection solution, the durability of the PPF is impacted by several variables.

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The Prep Work

Like we stated above, the condition of the surface prior to applying the PPF is a major factor that impacts longevity of automobile protection. If the surface is clean, free of scratches, and any contaminants, the adhesive will bond better and ensure a tighter fit.

The Application

Having a certified paint protection film installer complete the entire process is another surefire way to extend the lifespan of your PPF. The material and supplies they use is just as crucial.

Most PPF brands, like Ceramic Pro PPF Kavaca partner with the best professional detailers and installers, have advanced training and certification process, to ensure their clients receive the best possible service. Working with the right PPF dealer will reduce air bubbles in the finished product, which makes the PPF look seamless.

Inferior top coat materials are common in cheap products, which leads to yellowing or potential for a stain to occur. It also provides reduced protection against bug acids.

Environmental Factors

While a PPF is intended to protect the surface from exposure to UV light, acid rain, bird droppings and other environmental factors, too much can have negative consequences.

To reduce this potential, applying a professional-grade nano ceramic coating on top of the PPF can provide an additional layer of protection – extending the life span to the lifetime of the vehicle in some cases.

What are the Pros and Cons of Paint Protection Film?

We’re not here to blow smoke – but to provide facts. And the fact remains that paint protection film is not for everyone. While it’s a great way to reduce scratching, rock chips, and other surface damage, it comes with some pros and cons to consider.

Pros of Paint Protection Film

  • Strongest material to protect against rock chips and paint damage
  • Incredible healing properties – like Wolverine – if you want Deadpool healing, an Instant Healing PPF like Kavaca is perfect
  • Prevents paint scratching, marring, or swirl marks
  • Longest lasting paint protection solution on the market – up to 10 years or more when combined with a professional-grade nano coating
  • Better engineering and technology than in years past – no more yellowing or reduced hydrophobic properties

Cons of Paint Protection Film

  • Many grades of PPF. Not all products or brands are same – so do your research to choose the best solution for your application.
  • Difference in Self Healing Property: There are some PPF’s that offer the ultimate paint protection film properties – by instantly healing scratches. But most are ‘self-healing’ that require some heat or physical repair techniques to remove the surface scratches.
  • Not a DIY solution. A paint protection film is a professional-grade clear film product that should be applied by experts. While there are DIY clear bra products, results simply don’t match professional-grade PPF
  • It’s an investment. There is no way to spin this – PPF is not cheap. It’s an investment in the quality and condition of your vehicle. It’s always best to work with a certified PPF dealership or authorized detailer.

Expanding the Life and Effectiveness of PPF

We mentioned this briefly above, but the best way to protect and enhance your paint protection film is to have a professional-grade nano-ceramic coating applied on top.

A Ceramic Pro solution is comprised of silicon dioxide or SiO2, Titanium Dioxide or TiO2, and a group of proprietary polymers and ingredients that form an exceptionally strong layer of protection on top of the PPF.

It’s basically a liquid form of quartz or glass, that penetrates the microscopic valley’s found in the PPF top layer, then hardens to create an ultra-smooth and flat surface. A ceramic coating can protect your headlight covers, glass, carbon fiber, and vinyl wrap. When it’s applied, it leaves a hydrophobic surface, which makes water, dust, debris, tree sap, bug splatters, and more less likely to stick. This is known as producing a super hydrophobic effect.

Benefits of Applying Ceramic Coating on PPF

When you apply a nano ceramic coating that is engineered to bond with the exact material of the PPF you choose, it can provide multiple benefits.

Increased Depth and Shine: When a nano ceramic coating cures, they transform into a thin layer of glass that is as strong as quartz. This amplifies the brilliance of paint found under the PPF, which increases the depth of the paint below – whether it’s gloss or matte finish.

Improves Hydrophobic Properties: Hydrophobic is a fancy term to describe a surface ability to repel water. However, beyond producing optically cool water shedding and beading, it also helps to reduce the potential of dirt, pollen, and other contaminants from sticking. For example, if you’re an enemy of pigeons – and they drop a deuce on your ride, a ceramic coated PPF makes it simple to remove their waste.

Extended Lifespan: The strength and durability of a professional-grade Ceramic Pro coating is far superior to even the best DIY nano coating. Professional grade coatings are comprised of more than 90 percent SiO2 – which is about 10% more than the leading self-applied coating. This results in a stronger and longer-lasting coating and a PPF that still maintains self-healing properties.

What’s the Verdict on PPF?

Just like there are different grades of car wax, ceramic coatings, and paint sealants, there are just as many different paint protection film products on the market. If you’re considering the investment into a high-quality PPF, consider the following.

  1. Complete Due Diligence: Before spending money on any major purchase, make sure to research the product you’re thinking about buying. This is especially true with paint protection film and those who apply it.
  2. Does the PPF Work as Advertised: As an industry, PPF is less susceptible to gimmicks and marketing buzz-terms. However, it’s important to verify through third-party reviews, and looking into the technology infused in PPF to ensure it does what the manufacturer claims.
  3. Is it a True Instant Healing PPF: Arguably the best attribute of paint protection film is it’s ability to heal when it is lightly scratched or damaged. If you need to take your ride to the installer each time you have a minor scratch, this is going to add time – and often more cost to your overall expense.

What is the Best PPF in 2020?

By investing in an Instant Healing PPF like Ceramic Pro’s Kavaca, you’ll receive an honest and genuine instant healing solution. It’s the only PPF on the market today infused with nano-technology that does not require professional help to self-heal. It’s truly the best PPF, offers you superior protection, and can hold up for 10 years or longer.


Kavaca Instant Healing Film

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