Benefits of a Ceramic Coating

  • Ease of Maintenance
  • No More Waxing Or Polishing
  • No More Staining From Chemicals
  • No More Etching From Bugs & Bird Poop
  • Superior Gloss & Slickness
  • Protect The Value Of Your Vehicle


What is a ceramic coating?

Ceramic coatings offer a thick hard-wearing  layer  of protection that bonds to your vehicle’s clear coat to provide superior levels of gloss, dirt repellency, abrasion resistance, UV protection, and can help to preserve your vehicle’s paint system for years to come.  Ceramic coatings are not a wax or sealant that will wash away or break down over a short period of time.  Instead, the coating bonds to the factory paint system to become a sacrificial layer that will not delaminate or discolor. A single layer of ceramic coating is about 100 times thicker than a typical wax or sealant and is much like putting a layer of glass over your paint.  The coating  bonding process will also strengthen the vehicle’s paint system to provide higher surface tension and superior durability on the existing surface. The coating will then effectively prevent damage that would otherwise affect the factory paint layers from contamination like tree sap, bird lime and insect etching. Unlike traditional waxes or sealants that must be reapplied within weeks or months, ceramic coating durability can be measured in years depending on the product you choose.  The durability of a ceramic coating will deliver the best coating paint protection the market has to offer and give you peace of mind that your pride and joy will look beautiful for years to come.  

How is a ceramic coating installed?

To perform a professional installation of a ceramic coating, I start with an intensive wash process to completely decontaminate the paint and prepare it for polishing.  Some customers might not think this is necessary if, for example, the customer’s vehicle is new. However, every car that will be coated must be completely decontaminated or the ceramic coating will not properly adhere to the paint and you won’t get the protection you paid for with your hard earned money.  Although new cars look clean, they are generally not as even a brand new car can have embedded metal filings (i.e. rail dust from transportation) in the paint as well as other contamination that you can’t see with the naked eye.  After an intensive decontamination, the paint should be carefully polished to remove surface defects like wash marring and light scratches so the paint looks the best it can before it is protected.  Also, some coatings require a specific polish to be used in the preparation process as the polish may have a catalyst which helps the coating bond to the factory paint system.  After polishing, the paint is wiped with an alcohol-based solution to ensure it is completely clean and ready for protection.  The coating is then carefully applied to the surface, allowed to cure for the appropriate time period and then leveled to ensure it covers all exterior painted surfaces and that all the coating transfer solution is removed.  Proper leveling of the coating is critical to avoid high spots and ensure a professional installation that will last for years to come.

Why should I choose Fox Valley Detailing for a coating?

I have been  been professionally trained and certified by the International Detailer’s Association.  I am certified to install a professional coating from Owner’s Pride Car Care and will make sure it’s done in a professional manner as described above.  While you could choose to try and select a good coating for your vehicle on your own, I have spent a lot of time researching what is available on the market and I’ve chosen products that I use on my vehicles and thus I’m confident they will perform as advertised on your vehicle.   

7-Year Coating

Sedan price starts at $1375

The 7-year coating is simply the best coating in the industry and is backed by fully compliant warranty.  This coating provides superior gloss, chemical resistance, hydrophobics, and abrasion resistance.  It is impervious to cleaning chemicals and provides the best protection from bird lime, acid etching and other corrosive substances. The coating will keep your vehicle paint looking like new for YEARS to come and is a great option for a new vehicle as it will protect your investment.

3-Year Coating

Sedan price starts at $950

The 3-year coating option is a silcone carbide ceramic coating that provides extremely durable protection and adds fantastic gloss and shine to your vehicle’s paint.  When applied on top of the factory clear coat, it bonds to the paint and forms a hard wearing, ceramic clear coat for superior resistance to scratching and protection from chemical etching due to environmental impacts.  This is a great option if your vehicle is more than 3 years old.

1-year coating

Sedan price starts at $675

The 1-year coating provides gloss, slickness and resistance to chemicals. It will make it much easier to keep you vehicle clean between annual details.   


“My truck looks better than new”

WOW!! After reading the reviews I decided to give Fox Valley Detailing a go, I took in my 2015 RAM 1500 and had the outside detailed and Ceramic Coating applied. I am the second owner of the truck and for a 4 year old pick up I thought it looked darn good before taking it to Dave but I have to agree with the other reviewers this is hands down the best detailing service I’ve ever had done, my truck looks better than new... and I have to say what a great guy! Dave was responsive, super professional, not pushy, and you could tell he genuinely loves what he does and knows what he is doing. I would rate this service a ten if the scale went that high. Highly recommend Fox Valley Detailing, I am sure you will not be disappointed.
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