Ceramic Coating

TVP Auto was started in 2004 to help car owners protect their investments. As one of the first PPF / Clear Bra installers in the Southeast US, our experience is vast. In the last 5 years, the films have become better and more effective. Increasing use of Window Tint and Paint Protection Film, to a point that is more almost mainstream. Over the last 16 years of doing business, we have installed PPF on over 5000 vehicles. More than half of them being repeat customers that see the value in the product. We have experience installing on any and every type of vehicle, using patterns and hand cutting film for custom installations that require more or specialized coverage. Classic and Collector Cars are also one of our specialties.

Ceramic Coating

ceramic coatingAn automobile is a major investment. For many people it’s their second largest expenditure next to their home. That’s why it’s important to protect automobiles you buy inside and out. Dust, dirt, mud, stone chips, bird dropping and debris that bounces up from the roadway can put dings and scratches on your vehicle and damage your paint job and wear and tear on the interior can make your vehicle look old and worn, mar its appearance and diminish its worth and resale value. There’s a simple step you can take to protect your vehicle’s interior and exterior. Cover it with a ceramic coating.

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What Are Ceramic Coatings

Ceramic coatings are clear, industrial strength, liquid, nano-ceramic coatings several layers of which can be applied to the interior and exterior, top and bottom of an automobile to protect it from oxidation, light scratches, corrosion, UV rays and wear and tear. The ceramic coatings go on as a clear liquid and once it cures, the coating bonds to the surface of the automobile and transforms itself into a permanent, durable, flexible, clear, shield. Some describe ceramic coatings as simply an additional clear coat. However, it has self-cleaning properties and is 3 times as hard as the automobile’s factory finish.

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Exterior Ceramic Coatings

It’s possible to use ceramic coatings to provide permanent protection for a vehicle’s paint as well as its windshield, windows, wheels, rims and any other exposed areas. Ceramic coatings can also be used on plastic parts and on all painted surfaces of any vehicle. It can provide a protective top coat even on vehicles with their factory finish still intact. Not only can ceramic coatings protect the finish on new vehicles, it can also improve the look of older vehicles by adding a beautiful glossy finish over the paint. Ceramic coatings can even provide protection for and improve the look of a vehicle’s tires.

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Interior Use Of Ceramic Coatings

Using ceramic coatings on the interior of an automobile can provide protection from the wear and tear on the seats, dashboard, console, door and roof liner, carpeting and mats caused by rugged day to day use. The ceramic coatings provide effective protection for interior surfaces made of leather, textile, plastic, wood and metal. No matter what elements are used in the interior of the vehicle, even the glass in the sunroof, coating them with this specially-designed ceramic covering can make them more durable and stain resistant without taking away from their comfort and attractiveness.

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Wheel And Brakes

The wheels and brakes of automobiles can also be coated with this clear ceramic liquid. It can help to protect the tires, rims, wheels and brake calipers from the dust, dirt, detritus and brake dust that can make a vehicle look unsightly, cause the finish to begin breaking down and leave the paint job and metal parts scratched, faded and pockmarked. Ceramic coatings can be particularly helpful in high-powered cars that kick up lots of brake dust. Applying a layer of the clear ceramic liquid on the wheels’ face and barrel and the brake calipers can be very effective in protecting them from damage.

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Paint Correction

A term used to describe the specialized process that’s used to restore and rejuvenate a vehicle’s paint job, paint correction is the elimination of surface imperfections. It is the removal of dirt, scratches, oxidation and haze that can make the paint job on an automobile look dull and ugly. Polishing the vehicle helps to correct the look and feel of its paint. The process creates a more refined finish by reducing the visibility of or completely removing scuff marks from the paint’s surface layer. Once that process is done, adding a thin coating of clear ceramic can protect the paint and give the vehicle a nice gloss.

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A More Refined Finish

Correcting the imperfections in the paint job and adding a ceramic coat helps to give an automobile’s exterior a more refined finish. Often dust, oxidation, raspberries and scratches can wreak havoc on the factory finish and the protective coating and cause the paint on the vehicle to fade, crack or chip. Correcting the paint on the vehicle’s body can restore its looks, increase its trade-in or resale value and make it more attractive. Following that up with a coating of glossy, slick, self-cleaning clear liquid ceramic protects and hardens the paint job and makes it more durable.

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Outstanding Results

Correcting issues on the surface of the paint and leveling it out often requires using an abrasive polish and a polishing machine to remove a small amount of the vehicle’s clear coat paint. The process removes scratches, etching, oxidation and other defects. It’s often done by auto detailers, but body repair shops sometimes do it to avoid having to repaint the vehicle. Done properly, correcting the paint’s defects saves money and delivers outstanding results. The process involves buffing, cutting and polishing the vehicle to remove the paint surrounding the scratches or other defects. Finishing polish is used to complete the ‘correction’ and restore the paint’s clarity.

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Detailing

Auto detailing is the process of thoroughly cleaning, polishing, restoring and finishing the interior and exterior of an automobile. Getting a vehicle detailed can produce show-quality cleanliness even in older vehicles. To get the best results, specially trained, experienced, auto detailers wash and clean the vehicle by hand employing advanced techniques. Using specially designed tools, equipment, cleansers and polishes they get the dust, dirt and stains out of the upholstery, mats, carpeting and the tiniest nooks and crannies and leave the automobile looking sparkling clean and smelling fresh.

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Detailed Exterior Cleaning

When an experienced professional details the exterior of a vehicle, the process includes scrubbing the tires, rims and wheels with special soaps and brushes, rinsing them thoroughly and dressing, shining and protecting them with special oils or coating them with a clear ceramic liquid. The windows, roof, body, lights and grill are put through an intense level of cleaning using strong, but gentle detergents and degreasers. The exterior is then polished, waxed and sometimes covered with a layer of clear ceramic coating to protect the paint job, add extra glossiness and enhance the vehicle’s overall appearance.

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Having The Interior Detailed

When specially trained, experienced, professionals detail the interior of an automobile, they vacuum, carefully wipe and steam-clean the entire cabin. That includes surfaces that are made of plastic, vinyl, leather, carbon fiber and natural fibers. They use detergents, shampoos and other cleansers that are specially selected to meet the specific needs of each vehicle. Once the entire cabin has been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, top detailers often add a coating of clear, liquid ceramics to provide extra protection from dirt, spills and stains and to make the interior surfaces more durable and look more attractive.

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Hire An Experienced Professional

If you want your automobile to look great and have a protective coating that’s many times harder and more durable than the one the manufacturer put on at the factory, you should bring it to an experienced professional when it’s time to have it cleaned. We will make sure your vehicle is properly detailed, do any needed paint correction and put a ceramic coating to protect your vehicle’s finish, add a beautiful glossy sheen and make keeping it clean a lot easier.

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Protect Your Investment

We are experienced professionals. We use products designed to clean, protect and enhance your automobile’s appearance. We do much more than just auto detailing. Call us today if you want specialized care for your automobile.

Why TVP Auto?

We at TVP Auto have years of experience not only in the automotive industry, but also in providing tinting services...

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