Ceramic vs Nano Coating: Finding the Best for Your Car Paint

Ceramic vs Nano Coating: Finding the Best for Your Car Paint

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Owning a brand-new car in Singapore has its perks; you get to travel around the island at your pace without being pressed for time. But it also has drawbacks because you’re exposing it to elements that can damage the paintwork while driving.

Plus, maintaining the paintwork is no easy feat. It will require your utmost dedication as your car’s paintwork plays a significant role in reflecting your personality and the amount of effort you spend on maintaining it.

This may have led you to consider car paint protection like SONAX ceramic coating and nano coating. However, you might be wondering which of the two works best to protect your car’s paintwork.

Well, you’re in luck because this article focuses on ceramic and nano coatings and their suitability for your car’s paintwork.

What is SONAX Ceramic Coating?

SONAX ceramic coating is the latest ceramic coat from SONAX GmbH, a leading German chemical manufacturing company that is known globally for its car paint protection. The coating is easy to apply and highly hydrophobic, offering optimum paint protection.

It consists of a polymer network of various liquid resins based on silicon/carbon and binding agents suspended in the solvent. In the air, the ingredients react independently with each other and combine to form a solid and chemical-resistant film.

As a result, you get a coating that’s capable of protecting your car’s paintwork against harmful biological influences such as bird droppings, tree resin stains, and insect pollution. It also has a self-cleaning effect, meaning dirt can be removed easily.

What is Nano Coating?

Nano coating is another type of coating available for car paint protection. It is inspired by pottery makers to produce a lustre on a given surface. When applied to your car’s surface, the coating will fuse to form a glossy, durable barrier that protects the paintwork.

Like ceramic coating, nano coating consists of polymers that crosslink to form a nanostructure that makes up the coat. Through the transfer of these nanoparticles, the coating bonds with the paint’s clear coat, becoming part of the surface.

As a result, you get a coating that’s so durable that it needs to be machine-buffed to be removed. On the other hand, other types of coatings can be removed with a strong solvent.

Ceramic Coating vs Nano Coating

In terms of the polymer formula, both ceramic and nano coatings can have the same composition, but there are several differences between the two. Here’s how they differ.

Structural Differences

The silica-based ceramic coating offers superior resistance against heat, abrasion, chemicals, water, and impact. This is thanks to its atomic structure that is arranged dynamically to form a strong barrier with your car’s paintwork.

Meanwhile, the microscopic particles of nano coating are so small that the structure of the coating can be changed. This means the coating can close porous surfaces, resulting in a smooth surface.


On the mineral hardness scale, the SONAX ceramic coating can go up to 9H, similar to corundum – a rock-forming mineral known for its extreme hardness and sometimes found as beautiful transparent crystals in many colours.

On the other hand, Nano coating is lower on the mineral hardness scale as the nanostructure is less dense, allowing any pressure from a scratch to spread out more evenly.


The SONAX ceramic coating undergoes a plethora of tests as a testament to its durability. Hence, they can last longer and protect your car’s paintwork from naturally-acidic contaminants, oxidation, UV damage, etching, and micro-marring.

Similarly, nano coating is equally durable and can prevent dust from accumulating on the surface. Water will not bead easily, preventing streaks from forming on the surface. Depending on how you store your car, the coating can also last a long time.

Which Coating is Best for Your Car?

When choosing between these two coatings, we suggest you go with SONAX ceramic coating. Not because we offer it as part of our paint protection solutions but because they last longer than nano coating.

On average, this coating can last from 3 to 5 years – that’s 1 or 2 years more than what nano coating can offer. Plus, the coating product is manufactured by a reputable global brand, which means the outcome is guaranteed for you.

Get Your Car Paint Protection at Lambency Detailing

Choosing between two types of car coating will always be challenging, but you can consider your options with the help of a professional car grooming centre in Singapore like Lambency Detailing.

As a one-stop automotive centre for all your car needs, we offer a comprehensive car paint protection solutions that use only 100% genuine SONAX products from Germany to ensure the quality of your car’s paintwork.

Find out more about Lambency Detailing’s different products and services here. Book an appointment with us to get your car paint protected now! WhatsApp: (65) 9658 5808 Email: lambency@quantum-globe.com

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  • Reply Robert Wong August 30, 2023 at 4:12 pm

    Please quote for ceramic coating for Honda Vezel. Car brand new. Only 2 weeks old. Thank you.

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