WHY CHOOSE CERAMIC COATING ?
One of our most popular paint care services, ceramic coating provides long-term paint protection for your vehicle. If you are looking to save time spent on maintenance and keep your vehicle looking showroom new, Feynlab is our go-to brand.
Feynlab ceramic paint coating is nearly 100 times thicker than other brands (like Meguiar’s, Gtechniq or Ceramic Pro) and offers far better protection for the surface of your vehicle.
Want your car to maintain that fresh from the showroom look ?
Feynlab is the answer. It forms a permanent bond with the surface and will not wash off or break down over time. Here are some of the reasons why you need it:
Self cleaning nano-technology
High gloss finish
Experienced car bra installers
Protection that's permanent = less maintenance
UV and weather protection from the Orlando elements
Our installers are seasoned professionals
Stop by our showroom and let one
of our detailing specialists fully
inspect your vehicle.
We’ll give you recommendations and a quote for your vehicle and your needs.
We’ll prep your vehicle by removing swirl
marks, scratches, water spots and other surface inconsistencies.
We finish by polishing your paint
to a flawless finish.
Feynlab Ceramic Coating
We’ll protect your entire vehicle from the
wheels, paint, windshield and bumpers. Call us today to get started.
CERAMIC COATING FAQ’S
Are ceramic coatings worth the cost?
Generally, ceramic coating your paint job is absolutely worth it to protect your investment, especially if you own an exotic, a rare car or a high value vehicle. The process provides a long lasting layer of paint protection against environmental elements as well as nicks and scratches. Coatings aren’t for all vehicles though. Call us with any questions you may have, we’re happy to help.
How long does a ceramic coating last on a car?
If you are diligent about maintaining your car, it should last about 2 to 5 years at a minimum. Some of our Feynlab customers have never had to re-apply.
How often should you wash a ceramic coated car?
At Empire Auto, we advise that our clients stick to a routine washing schedule. We have seen the best results when our clients hand wash their car at least every two weeks. If your car is exceptionally dirty or dusty we recommend washing a bit more frequently than two weeks. Consistent paint care is important to maintain the water beading and protection qualities.
Is ceramic coating good for your car?
How to apply ceramic coating?
Step 1: Prep
The most important step to take before you do any paint correction or coating is properly prepping your vehicle.
Here’s how we do it:
• We thoroughly wash your vehicle
• We use a high-quality wax removal cleaner to make sure there is no residual wax on your paint
• Clay bar treatment. This eliminates any small particulates stuck in your clear coat and guarantees we have a clean surface to work with.
• Cover any plastic or rubber parts of your car that can’t be coated.
Step 2 – Compound
We use microfiber cutting pads with a cutting compound to prep the paint surface..
Here are the general steps for leveling the paint surface:
• We replace the pads frequently.
• We meticulously cover all parts of your vehicle that will be coated.
Step 3 – Polishing
After we have finished the leveling phase of the process, you now have a high gloss finish. To achieve that showroom new sheen, we take an additional step and apply a fine polish.
Our final polishing step:
• Fresh polishing foam pad
• Apply the polish
• Change pads frequently
Step 4 – Applying The Ceramic
Now that we have completed the paint correction process, its time to apply the ceramic. In order to achieve a head turning sheen, its important to have a professional detail shop take care of this process. We’re trained, experienced and we guarantee you’ll love the way your car looks. Why fight with the wind and elements or a dirty garage when Empire Auto Spa can deliver a perfect coating for you, with no hassles.
LONG TERM PAINT PROTECTION
Ceramic coating provides a long-lasting finish that protects against the sun and oxidation as well.
UV damage is widespread in the sunshine state, especially for cars that end up sitting in the driveway for any length of time with little to no protection. Automotive paint begins to oxidize, bubble, and peel, leaving a pretty tarnished look.
Red vehicles are particularly susceptible due to the kind of ingredients used to produce a red dye. Red paint absorbs blue, green, and UV lights which are shorter in wavelength.
These lights have greater energy and thus cause the paint to fade more quickly than other colors. Colors that are known to take longer to fade include blue, white, silver, and blue.
To protect against fading, a layer of ceramic coating will help mitigate UV damage and be a barrier between the sun and the vehicle’s paint job.
Older cars that have had more exposure to the sun will begin to turn dull and rough. Oxygen and water eventually wear down the initial layers of paint on a car which contributes to oxidation leaving it faded.
IS IT BETTER THAN WAX?
Unlike wax, it does not break down or wash off. Wax is a wonderful product for protecting a car but inevitably needs to be reapplied frequently.
Properly applied by a ceramic pro, it will provide years of paint protection to the car that allows it to look new and as good as when it drove off the lot. The time savings of ceramic coating compared to traditional wax is well worth the investment.
The ceramic coating will create a semi-bond with the paint job that will also enhance the glossy look of a vehicle. It adds aesthetic value as well as protection and durability. It’s also an awesome compliment to your tinted windows to ensure your vehicle is completely protected.
Day in and day out, your vehicle will stay cleaner and require less washing that an untreated vehicle.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS ?
It’s extremely gratifying to give your vehicle a good cleaning. Keeping your vehicle in showroom new condition is much easier with ceramic coating.
The thin liquid polymer that makes up a ceramic coating is hydrophobic, water repellant. The coat is so thin and uses nano-technology to seal up the area where it is applied completely.
Water will form beads and run off the surface of a vehicle that has paint protection better than those without. This means cleaning times will be shortened and the car will be easier to keep clean.
This is particularly useful in areas with lots of water, grime, bird droppings or mud found on the roads. Think about the daily afternoon summer showers that hit Orlando.
Florida rain can carry all sorts of acid rain, and leave the roads muddy and wet. Drive with more peace of mind in a vehicle that has an invisible layer of repellant.
HOW MUCH DOES CERAMIC COATING COST ?
At Empire Auto Spa, we get a lot of questions about the cost and value of ceramic coating. The reality is the prices have a range depending on the condition of the vehicle.
We often hear customers ask:
“How much should I expect to spend to coat my automobile?”
This one is a bit tricky to answer because everybody wants to do something different. If you bring us an automobile and it needs paint correction, the correction process to be easily 15 to 30 hours depending on your expectations as a client.
Some things we take into consideration are things like the age of your car, and the condition of the paint. Prices can balloon upwards of $3,000 or more depending on your situation. Some automobiles come in and they’re really in okay condition. For these cases where the customer wants pro level ceramic coating applied, Empire Auto can usually be done in 5 to 6 hours.
Ultimately product prices are going to range from somewhere between $500 all the way up to a few thousand dollars based on what you’re looking for. Each vehicle is unique and different. We treat each car on an individual basis. Call us today to schedule an appointment.
We welcome your calls with any questions. We are your south central Florida automotive pros in paint care.
WHAT IS THE BEST BRAND OF CERAMIC COATING ?
Choosing a brand is like picking a pro sports team; they’re all really good. If you’re looking at a ceramic coating make sure you pick one of the more commonly installed brands. Don’t pick a product that you bought from a website where most of it is in Chinese.
As ceramic pros, we install Feynlab.
Feynlab in our opinion is hands-down the best available. Not only is it thicker than most, they offer fully self healing ceramic coating. Feynlab offers great customer service and they honor their warranties. The takeaway is this: when you’re trying to decide what the best ceramic coating is for you the answer is really whichever one best suits your needs . We invite you to call the professionals at Empire Auto Spa.
Some things to take into account :
1. Which one meets your needs ?
2. Which one has the best customer service and honors their warranty?
3. And finally, thickness is extremely important
If you can follow these guidelines, chances are you’ll find the perfect solution for you.
Empire Auto Spa® proudly serves the following cities, and the surrounding areas:
Orlando, Altamonte Springs, Lake Mary, Sanford, Winter Springs, Maitland, Apopka, Oviedo, Winter Park
More Services We Offer
Empire Auto Spa provides a wide offering of services including:
detailing, paint correction, paint protection film, window tinting, customization and more.
Let us take care of your ride.
At Empire Auto spa our techs have invested countless hours staying up to date on the latest and greatest techniques. Our passion is paint correction, and improving your vehicle’s appearance. Allow us to exceed your expectations and restore your vehicle back to showroom quality for years to come.
“The Five Star rating scale is not high enough for Empire Auto Spa. I brought my Black SUV that was factory black, to Empire Auto Spa to have them evaluate the damage to my paint. My SUV is a family vehicle. Every inch of my SUV was covered in light blue paint over spray. The light blue on my SUV was an industrial paint used to paint metal. Before I brought my SUV into Empire Auto Spa I was considering selling it because the paint was so damaged. Dottie, Jerry and the entire Team at Empire Auto Spa gave me the best customer service that I have ever experienced. After getting my SUV back I will be an Empire Auto Spa Client for life. So glad I chose to go with ceramic to help protect my clear coat. These guys are ceramic pros! “
I had my truck 2017 Dodge RAM Sport ceramic coated. SO much better than the stock clear coat! With the 5 year warranty. I’m very pleased on how it came out. I did the rims inside and out too! Looks absolutely beautiful. They also went through the entire interior of my truck and cleaned and coated all the leather, vinyl, and sprayed a protective water proofing on the carpets. The staff is knowledgeable and polite. A definite 5 star staff. I really appreciate the owner Shawn and his team for taking such good care of my truck. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to protect your car from the elements and making it shine in the sun everyday! Well worth the drive from Orlando !