Graphene vs Ceramic Coatings: Are they the same?

Graphene vs Ceramic Coatings: Are they the same?

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In recent times, graphene coating has stolen the spotlight in Singapore’s car detailing industry, which makes it comparable to ceramic coating. And some of us might confuse graphene coating for ceramic coating car in Singapore or vice versa.

This is where we come in – to let you in on all things coating, especially graphene and ceramic. In this article, you will learn about their benefits and strengths, the cost of each coating, and which one you should choose for your car.

What is Graphene Coating?

Graphene is a 2D material that is only one atom thick. It is made up of carbon atoms that are densely packed in a hexagonal pattern. It has a number of uses because of its unique properties – one of which makes it an ideal coating for ceramic surfaces.

As such, this coating can be applied on any type of ceramic surface including cooking pots, plates, and cups. This graphene coating is not only durable but also scratch-resistant and provides an easy to clean surface.

Graphene coatings can also be used to make buildings more sustainable and reduce their environmental impact by making them more energy efficient. Since it is a less reactive ingredient, graphene coatings are less prone to water spotting or etching.

Benefits and Strengths of Graphene Coating

Graphene has many benefits as a coating material. It is the thinnest and strongest material ever known to exist. Some of the benefits and strengths of graphene coating are as follows:

It is durable, flexible, and lightweight – Because it’s only one atom thick, graphene coating is durable, flexible, and lightweight.

It is cheaper than other materials – Graphene has the potential to be cheaper than other materials because it can be made from carbon which is abundant in the Earth’s atmosphere.

It is easy to apply – Car detailers will use nanotechnology to bond graphene coating to your car’s paint to ensure molecular level sealing and protection.

Some of the relative strengths graphene coating has over ceramic coatings are:

Less prone to water spotting

Reduction in heat absorption on treated surfaces

Longer durability

What is Ceramic Coating?

Ceramic coating is deemed the undisputed leader when it comes to car paint protection, offering superior resistance against heat, abrasion, chemicals, water, and impact. This is due to its silica base which is derived from quartz crystals and sand.

When a ceramic coating is applied to a car’s paintwork, the inorganic compounds will bond with the car paint to form a crystal-clear shell, which becomes a semi-permanent paint sealant that lasts longer than most car paint protection.

It can also create a permanent hydrophobic surface on the car, making it easier to wash the car and at the same time, difficult for dirt, mud, and grime to stick onto the car paint.

Benefits and Strengths of Ceramic Coating

Due to its chemical properties, the ceramic coating is considered permanent as it allows for easier cleaning once applied to the car. Some of the benefits and strengths of ceramic coating include:

It protects from harmful UV rays – Parking your car under the hot sun can damage your car’s paintwork over time. Ceramic coating car in Singapore will protect the paint from oxidising, preventing the colour from fading.

It protects against chemical stains – Acidic contaminants like bird droppings can damage the car’s paint. Ceramic coating your car will prevent the contaminants from bonding to the paint.

It is easy to clean – Washing your car can be a headache. Ceramic coating your car will help to repel water-based dirt thanks to its hydrophobic nature.

It adds gloss and depth – Ceramic coating your car will add some gloss and depth to your car’s paintwork, bringing out the best of your car’s original colour.

How Long Do They Last?

Oftentimes, we make our choices based on the durability and lifespan of an item. In this case, the durability of a car coating can have a great impact on many car owners’ decisions. Besides, you don’t want to spend money only to repeat that cost a little while later. Here’s how the two coatings differ.

Ceramic coating, once applied to the car, can be considered a permanent paint sealant, which protects the exterior surfaces from extreme heat, abrasion, chemicals, water, and impact.

If you opt for a professional ceramic coating, you can expect the coating to last between 6-10 years, provided that the car is cleaned and maintained regularly. That said, the durability will also depend on the quality of the ceramic coating.

Graphene coating, on the other hand, is relatively new to the car detailing industry. Thus, its durability is still questionable. However, there are claims that graphene coating can last up to 10 years.

Graphene vs Ceramic Coating: Which one should you choose?

Deciding between graphene and ceramic coatings can be tricky but they offer similar benefits in terms of protecting your car paint from environmental and man-made damages. However, Graphene coating service is usually more costly than Ceramic Coating and it is sometimes dismissed as a marketing gimmick as it essentially offers the same benefits as a ceramic coating.

This is why you should choose a ceramic coating for your car as it can protect your car from the sun’s UV rays. This can come in handy if and when you need to park your car under the hot sun given the weather in Singapore.

Get your car professionally groomed at Lambency Detailing

Coating the exterior of your car with ceramic will be your best bet at maintaining that factory sheen 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 comprehensive car grooming services that use only 100% genuine SONAX products from Germany to ensure the quality of your car’s surface.

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

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