For the last four months or so, one of the most common products I am asked about is “graphene coatings.” Graphene coatings is the latest product manufacturers, bloggers and YouTubers have been buzzing about. They’re being touted as the next best form of protection but, are they?
Without geeking out too much and turning this into a chemistry lesson, graphene coatings aren’t really GRAPHENE COATINGS.
I know, some of you are thinking I’ve lost my mind but read on.... These products are really regular ceramic coatings with a teeny tiny bit of graphene oxide added to them. The benefits gained from this additive, in my opinion, are TBD. The reason I say that is because number one, those that are claiming it to be the best thing since sliced bread are the ones selling the product. Those that know me know I only suggest things that I know actually work. For that reason, I’m waiting for IGL to release a graphene enhanced coating so that I can try it before installing it on your cars. Number two, these things are being marketed as basically a shortcut to something amazing. This plays to many and will sell a ton of products but in reality, there’s never a shortcut to excellence. There’s no pill that we can take to lose 20 pounds while eating cheesecake three times a day and there’s no product that we can put on our paint that will keep it clean forever, waterspot proof, fire proof, immune to bird droppings, etc. If you want excellence, you have to maintain your paint just like anything else.
So, that’s all I have to say about graphene. Once I test it for myself, I’ll update as required. If it’s good, bad or amazing, I’ll let you know.
So far this has been a great fall season, the weather is just right for making cars look great and there are no bugs or pollen to ruin a fresh detail.
Ceramic coatings are, by far, my most poplar service as folks are realizing how great they make paint look and how easy they make it to maintain the shine
One of the most underrated values in the coating realm is my wheel coating service. Having wheels protected with a ceramic coating makes them far easier to clean and eliminates the need for a dedicated, frequently harsh, wheel cleaner.
This service, on its own, is $200 for the wheel faces and $400 for the faces and inside barrels of the wheels. If you’ve received a package quote from me, it includes coating the faces.
This post is starting to get a bit long so here’s a few highlights of the last few weeks.... a 2013 Mercedes E300, a 2020 F150, and 2020 GMC Canyon, all wearing IGL Kenzo
That about it for this edition. If you’re considering having a ceramic coating applied, this is a great time. You’ll have plenty of bright, crisp days to enjoy it and your vehicle will be protected before winter comes.
To get a quote, CLICK HERE and you’ll be able to fill out the form. Once you do, I’ll get back to you within 24 hours with pricing details.
I hope you all are staying well and are able to get outside to enjoy the weather!