- THE CERAMIC CHEMISTRY MAKES THE PAINT 50% MORE SCRATCH RESISTANT
- LASTS 10 TIMES LONGER THAN TRADITIONAL WAXES
- CREATES A SLICK, MIRROR-LIKE FINISH THAT STAYS CLEANER LONGER
- ONCE APPLIED, THE PAINT SURFACE IS HARDER THAN THE FACTORY PAINT
- 50 TIMES THICKER THAN NORMAL WAX
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO KEEP MY CAR’S PAINT LOOKING NEW?
First, you make it more resistant to everyday threats that deteriorate the painted surfaces. The second is to wash the car to keep the bad stuff off. By applying a ceramic based coating, the paint will have an extra scratch resistant layer. If your paint is slick, then dirt, grime, bird poop, acid rain and whatever else is out there, will not be able to stick to the paint. Also, when you do wash the car, the dirt washes off much easier. Protection of the factory finish is the first step.
WHY DO I NEED EXTRA PROTECTION TO KEEP THE PAINT LOOKING NEW?
In recent years, the quality and resiliency of factory paint jobs has gone down in their durability. Furthermore, if you live in the Los Angeles basin, we have a problem with pollution and the marine layer that comes off the ocean. Any car that sits out at night is exposed to this toxic combination that eats away at the paint and rubber trim. It appears as harmless dew on the car in the morning. No paint job can hold up to that exposure month after month….however the ceramic based coatings can.
WHAT CERAMIC COATING IS THE BEST FOR MY PAINT JOB?
We have done some extensive testing on the performance of these products because the results seemed too optimistic. So, we did our own in-house tests and research. After half a year of experimenting and conducting tests, we found winners were the CQUARTZ and OPTI-COAT PRO. Both do what they guarantee! The CQUARTZ comes with a 2 year guarantee and the Opti-Coat has a 5 or 7 year guarantee. These ceramic based coatings take paint protection to a whole new level.
WHAT DOES THE GUARANTEE INCLUDE?
The coatings have a more permanent nature that requires compounding and polishing to remove them. They generally will not wear out and can be reapplied after the guaranteed warranty period. Visible signs the coatings are still intact would include such things as water beading up and a slick feeling surface. Abuses of the coatings will invalidate the warranty, and getting them applied does require normal vehicle care that is recommended in the owner’s manual.
WHAT DO THE CERAMIC COATING PACKAGES COST AND WHAT IS INCLUDED?
Both ceramic products can only be installed accompanying a proper preparation of a vehicles surface. We can only apply the coatings to a very clean surface. All vehicles require a decontamination process to ensure the paint is clean. *** (If the car is several years old, it will require a lot more paint correction that has separate pricing from the application package. Sometimes even new cars can require extra paint maintenance from sitting for months on the dealer lots.) ***
The process starts with a vigorous and thorough hand wash and paint decontamination. Next, every surface of the vehicle is inspected and/or treated so that it feels smooth and is ready for the final application. All painted exterior surfaces are then treated with the ceramic coating and set aside to cure. After a final inspection and light interior cleaning, the car will still require 24 hours to fully cure.
Long term ultra durable coatings section:
|CQuartz||2 Year Warranty||$395*|
|Opti-Coat Pro||5 Year Warranty||$799*|
|Opti-Coat Pro Plus||7 Year Warranty||$1,199*|
*Paint correction not included. Price is for most midsize. SUVs, Trucks and Vans are extra.
Rims are treated for $100.00 as an additional service.
WHAT IS PAINT CORRECTION AND WHY IS IT NEEDED?
Paint Correction is another term for cleaning and polishing the paint on a car. The goal and purpose of the Paint Correction process is to take the car’s paint back to as new as possible like when it first came out of the factory. If the vehicle is new, it may not need Paint Correction or just the minimal amount. However, if the car is usually 1 year or older, it takes hours of decontamination, polishing and cleaning to prepare the surface for the paint coatings.
Most vehicles need some level of paint correction. The older the paint, or the more problems, the more time is involved in restoring it. When everything is done correctly, the car will have a better than new paint job.
WHAT IS THE MOST COST EFFECTIVE WAY TO PROTECT MY PAINT?
If you want to keep your cars paint job looking great, you have to protect it and clean it. In order to protect it, it needs waxing, or better yet the ceramic paint coatings. If you wax the car at Transhine we charge around $160 for our “Paint Protector Package”. Both Transhine and your car’s manufacture suggest waxing at least two times a year. The alternative is to apply the CQUARTZ or OPTI-COAT PRO and have the upfront cost, but then be free of waxing for at least two years. That’s quite a savings over regular waxing.
Plus, the ceramic coatings are 50% more scratch resistant and because they are slicker, the car stays cleaner between washes. Also, the ceramic coating creates a harder surface than traditional waxes. One application of the CQUARTZ cost $395.00. That one application is almost what a year of 2 traditional wax jobs would cost. Conclusively, applying the CQUARTZ would be cheaper, give the paint better protection and would require less washing.
WHY DOES TRANSHINE OFFER CQUARTZ AND OPTI-COAT PRO?
The team at Transhine believes in providing our customers with the very best service and products to protect their vehicle and keep it looking like new. As cars become more expensive, paint is less durable and our lives become more hectic. We needed a product with longer durability and more scratch resistant than ever before. In the past we expected to see our customers every 6 months to re-wax their vehicles. However, we have found that over the 25 years of detailing, the logistics of doing that is too demanding for some people. So, for the person who DOES want to keep the paint looking good and wants to reduce the vehicle maintenance time, they should invest in ceramic technology for their vehicle’s paint job.
Now a customer can conceivably go for 2 to 7 years without reapplying “wax”. Sure the initial investment is not cheap, but when you add up the time and money savings, it becomes a good investment.
When you want a perfect glossy look with years of protection, choose CQuartz or Opti-Coat Pro.