The latest and greatest in automotive paint protection options, ceramic coatings are a durable and slick sacrificial barrier for your paint. These coatings can be extremely tricky and complicated in installing, that’s why our team is built with professionals who have years of experience. With two incredible brands and multiple options to choose from, we can help you decide on the best ceramic coating for your vehicle’s needs.
Ceramic Coatings Frequently Asked Questions
What is a ceramic coating?
A ceramic (or glass) coating is a sealant and protectant which serves as a sacrificial layer to protect your vehicle’s paint. These coatings are relatively new to the automotive industry and have taken the market by storm. Since their popularity climb, coatings have replaced traditional waxes and other sealants, as they have proven to be much more durable when applied properly. In addition to forming a very strong bond with the clear coat finish, a coating is generally much thicker than a wax or sealant, creating a stronger layer that can absorb soft damage and better protect the paint underneath. Furthermore, most coatings can easily give years of protection when properly applied.
Why should I ceramic coat my vehicle?
A ceramic coating provides an extremely durable layer over the top of your vehicle’s soft and susceptible clear coat. This layer is meant to resist chemicals such as bug acids, bird droppings and other environmental fall-out that could otherwise eat away at your vehicle’s paint.
My car is brand new, do I really need a paint correction prior to the application of a coating?
Yes. While we like to believe that a new vehicle’s paint is perfect, unfortunately the truth is often far from that. Even the most exotic new vehicles come with imperfections from the factory, or can be damaged in transit / during dealership handling. Our paint correction process prepares the paint to allow the coating to bond as best as possible and look its absolute best.
What types of ceramic coatings are there?
There are ceramic coatings for just about every surface of your vehicle! Typically, paint coatings are the most common inquiry that we receive, however, we do carry many others. Check out the boxes below to see options for Wheels and Brake Calipers, Interiors, Leather, Marine Vehicles, and more!
What is the process to coating my vehicle?
Should I have a ceramic coating or paint protection film installed on my vehicle?
While we always recommend as much protection for your vehicle’s paint as possible, we know this is not always the most reasonable decision. Ceramic coatings and paint protection film both provide excellent benefits for your vehicle, however, can be confusing when talked about together. Ceramic coatings are great for providing a slick and easy surface to wash, while providing protection from environmental fallout, however, they do not necessarily protect from rock chips.
Paint protection film is designed to help protect your paint from impacts such as rock chips and small debris. In addition, it can also help protect from micro-scratching and swirl marks from improper washing techniques. PPF, however, does not provide the gloss and hydrophobic properties that a ceramic coating can provide.
Ceramic Coating Application | Lupo Motors
Lupo Motors is proud to offer two of the best ceramic coating brands for our clients.
Call today to schedule a consultation for your vehicle. 208-996-8166
With ceramic coating options for just about any surface and backed guarantees, Gtechniq is one of the top lines of coatings in the business.
Crystal Serum Ultra
Crystal Serum Ultra is the best that Gtechniq has to offer. These ceramic coatings offers superior gloss, slickness, resistance to swirl scratching and chemical etching, all making your vehicle easier to maintain and protect. Backed by Gtechniq’s 9 Year Guarantee, this ultra strong coating (10h) is one of the best offerings on the market for long-term paint protection.
Also, Crystal Serum Ultra can be applied either as a stand-alone paint protection product, or for the best hydrophobic performance, it can be topped with Gtechniq Exo.
Trucks & SUVs: $1,600
Crystal Serum Light
Crystal Serum Light forms an ultra-durable, high-gloss, slick to the touch, chemically bonding layer of optically clear ceramic. Backed by Gtechniq’s 5 Year Guarantee, Crystal Serum Light can make cleaning and maintaining your vehicle much easier.
This high density and strong ceramic coating (9h) makes it difficult for contaminants such as tree sap, tar and hard water spots to stick to the surface of your vehicle.
Trucks & SUVs: $1,200
Exo is Gtechniq’s most hydrophobic coating for your vehicle in the lineup. Putting Exo over the top of your paint, glass, or metal makes it that much more water and dirt repellent, meaning your vehicle is even easier to maintain. As an organic material, this coating bonds chemically with the surface it is placed on. With a durability of 18-24 months*, Exo is a great way to ensure that your vehicle is protected and easy to maintain.
*Durability based on proper care of the vehicle
Trucks & SUVs: $800
HALO enhances the performance of Paint Protection Film (PPF) and Vinyl Wrap. It is a chemically bonding, ultra-dense flexible film that becomes the permanent surface of the film, protecting it from the ellements a car faces on a daily basis.
Rigorous real-world and laboratory testing has proven HALO to be compatible with all types of gloss, matte, and satin Vinyl and PPF. Overall, HALO keeps your vehicle in a much better condition and makes it easier to keep clean.
We recommend HALO on all full Vinyl Wrap and full PPF applications.
Trucks & SUVs: $800
Gtechniq’s Marine Coating line forms a protective barrier which is extremely hard and exceptionally durable. This makes it very effective at preventing swirling and minor scratching from washing. Paired with the Ceramic Top, the surface becomes extremely glossy and slick surface that bonds directly to your boat’s gelcoat.
However, pricing is based upon overall length of each boat, please give us a call to schedule an appointment or for a quote.
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Gtechniq’s L1 Leather Guard forms a durable abrasion resistant matte finish which offers the best ever protection against abrasion damage, UV rays, dye transfer, and other discoloration. Friction protection is particularly important on seat bolsters, seat piping, and other high wear areas. In addition, the anti-stain function is most relevant for light colored leathers, which are easily stained by dark colored fabrics such as jeans.
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We Are Idaho’s Only Modesta Certified Installers. If You Want The Best, Modesta Is For You.
The very best Modesta has to offer. Private Label combines the advantages of both organic and inorganic technologies, thus delivering unprecedented shine, protection, resistance and self-cleaning effect.
Then, the Private Label consists of two parts, an extremely thick and hard inorganic base coat, and a super hydrophobic organic top coat. Both of them combine together during the application to form on durable protective layer, resistant to tar and asphalt from the roads, corrosion, oxidation, chemicals, and mechanical damage.
Modesta Private Label requires regular maintenance and yearly renewal. Likewise, it delivers protection for up to 10 years and is especially suitable for the most exclusive vehicles.
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A new formula coating that combines the best advantages of the original Pure Liquid Glass ceramic coatings and highest quality nanograde titanium. This combination creates a deeper shine and better reflections on the paint.
Also, the inorganic nature of this coating makes it fully resistant to oxidation. The hard physical barrier it creates also prevents paint from coming into contact with air and acts as an anti-scratch protectant.
Trucks & SUVs: $2,000
Coating the wheels on your vehicle makes them easy to clean, protected from many harsh chemicals and contaminants, and can help keep them looking their best. Every wheels is different in the automotive world and we offer several different options to suit your wheels best. Please give us a call to discuss the best option for your wheels!
Finally, the top level coating of Modesta’s BC-06 is an air-brushed by hand coating, that is designed to cover all edges and crevices of your wheels. With an extremely high temperature rating, the coating is strong enough to protect from burning hot brake dust.
Wheel Faces: $250
Full Wheels: $600
Not Sure Which Ceramic Coating Is Right for You?
We understand that ceramic coatings can be a bit tricky and unclear, that is why our knowledgeable team is here to help clarify and answer your questions. Click the green box here to ask us more about coatings or to schedule your vehicle today.