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At the Lupo Auto Salon, you can have the peace of mind that your vehicle is in the hands of the best in Idaho.

Our team is built with professionals who are masters at their craft, likewise, they truly care about their work when it comes to ceramic coatings.

Learn more about ceramic coatings below and see which car coating is best for you!

Frequently Asked Questions

First of, a ceramic (or glass) coating is a sealant and protectant which serves as a sacrificial layer to protect your vehicle’s paint. To begin, ceramic coatings are relatively new to the automotive industry and have taken the market by storm. Also, these 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 sacrificial layer that can absorb damage and better protect the paint underneath. Furthermore, most coatings will easily give years of protection when properly applied.

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!

To start, each vehicle gets a thorough decontamination wash and clay bar. This step removes the majority of contaminants on the surface of the vehicle, to make the second step much more effective. Next, our team of detailers professionally compound and polish the paint to a brilliant shine. Third, the surface is treated with an isopropyl alcohol wipe down to ensure any residues or unwanted debris are on the surface before applying the ceramic coating. Finally, the ceramic coating is expertly applied, as evenly and gently as possible, to create a smooth finish.

A ceramic coating provides an extremely durable layer over the top of your vehicle’s soft and susceptible clear coat. Likewise, this layer is meant to resist chemicals such as bug acids, bird droppings and other environmental fallout that could otherwise eat away at your vehicle’s paint.

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. Finally, our paint correction process also prepares the paint to allow the coating to bond as best as possible.

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. In addition, 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. 

Likewise, 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.

Gtechniq Coatings

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.
Cars:  $1,400
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.
Cars:  $1,000
Trucks & SUVs:  $1,200

Exo

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
Cars:  $600
Trucks & SUVs:  $800

HALO

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. 
Cars:  $600
Trucks & SUVs:  $800

Marine Coatings

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.
Please Call for Pricing

Interior Coatings

Gtechniq’s I1 Smart Fabric AB protects all kinds of fabrics from water and oil based stains. It is breathable, extremely durable, and fluorocarbon free.
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.
Please Call for Pricing

Modesta Coatings

We Are Idaho’s Only Modesta Certified Installers.  If You Want The Best, Modesta Is For You.

Private Label

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.
Please Call for Pricing

BC-04

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.
Cars:  $1,800
Trucks & SUVs:  $2,000

Wheel Coating

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

Please Call To Schedule Your Vehicle’s Appointment

(208) 996-8166

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