The 8 Best Ceramic Car Coatings

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This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in November of 2018. Also referred to as glass or nano coatings, ceramic treatments offer an additional level of protection beyond a vehicle's clear coat. They often consist of silicates, which are tiny, inorganic molecules that resist breakdown due to harsh conditions, like heat, ultraviolet light, and even acidic bird droppings. One of these products will keep your car's paint pristine without costing a fortune. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Gyeon Quartz Q2 Syncro

2. Gtechniq Serum

3. Migliore Strata

Editor's Notes

February 10, 2021:

To be clear, these are meant to go on top of automotive clear coat to provide extreme water, road grit, and UV protection, making it easier to maintain a perfect-looking paint job. Gyeon Quartz Q2 Syncro is widedly considered the top premium option, although it's also among the most complex to apply. Gyeon Pure Q2 is a bit simpler, and Gyeon Cancoat even more so, and they both confer similar levels of protection, but not quite as much, and they don't last quite as long. For the easiest to apply, consider Nasiol ZR53 or Color N Drive, and to achieve an impressive "wet look," Migliore Strata is hard to beat, although it's not particularly long lasting.

November 14, 2018:

First of all, as you might expect, "ceramic" doesn't really mean "ceramic" here — not even a little, as far as fire-hardened clay goes, anyhow. They're made usually with silicon dioxide, which is what glass is made of- hence the glassy coat. Gyeon has a range of effective products, and their newest ones are highly lauded. The Synchro is amazing, as long as you have the requisite skill — it's not for beginners. Cancoat, on the other hand, is very much for beginners. If you have a high-end sports car, you'll probably enjoy the practically dripping-wet Migliore Strata. And if you want to keep everything perfectly pristine, ignore much of the marketing — you'll need a re-coat every year, or every 2 at the very longest.

4. Gyeon Pure Q2

5. Gyeon Cancoat

6. Nasiol ZR53

7. Color N Drive

8. CarPro CQuartz

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