Teflon Coating, which is also popularly known as Paint Protection Coating, is basically a treatment that is recommended by many dealerships and car detailing shops to ensure the longevity of the paint. Basically, these coatings form a protective layer over the paint along with giving it more gloss and shine. Teflon is a chemical form of synthetic fluoropolymer that is non-sticky in nature and reduces friction on which it is applied. It also enhances the paint’s ability to prevent corrosion or wear and tear in extreme temperature conditions.
Teflon Coating Process
Following is the process of applying Teflon coating on the exterior of a car-
- The entire car surface is washed and clean thoroughly to get rid of any dust particles
- The car body is wiped properly and dried completely
- Teflon coating is applied over the entire car body in a lubricated form
- After the applied coating is dried completely in, say, 15-20 minutes, the car is polished by a car buffing machine to an immaculate glossy finish
- The process of buffing takes more than 30 minutes and it even removes minor scratches if done properly
Teflon Coating for cars: What are the pros and cons?
Before deciding to apply Teflon coating, there are a couple of things you should take into consideration. Teflon coating can come with both advantages and disadvantages. On the bright side, the Teflon coating is highly effective in protecting and enhance the look of the car finish.
Stretch protection: After applied with Teflon, the car finish will become more slippery, protecting the car surface from getting swill marks or minor scratches.
Gloss enhancement: The Teflon coating will fill all the cracks and scratches on the surface and provide an even finish for the car, which will make the car look glossier from a different angle.
Anti-rusting surface: The paint surface is mostly exposed to external harms, especially under the humid weather which can cause the underbody parts to be worn out and rusted.
Even though the use of Teflon is undeniably an effective treatment that enhances the overall look of the car, there are some minor drawbacks.
Short durability: Even the Teflon coating provides an effective protective layer to the car paint finish. The coating itself shows little resistance. In fact, the Teflon coating tends to wear out easily. On average, after six months, the Teflon coating will wear off and need to be redone.
High-cost: Teflon coating is considerably costlier than other paint-protecting treatment especially if you go to car dealers and car service centre for this service. Moreover, as mentioned above, the Teflon coating tends to wear off quickly, meaning that you will have to reapply Teflon regularly. Teflon coating’s short durability will make it even more expensive.
Advantage of Teflon Coating
- Applying a coat of Teflon on the car body has multiple advantages, which are as follows-
- The most apparent advantage that applying of Teflon coating has is that the paint of your car will have a highly attractive shine as soon the process of applying it is completed.
- Also, unless the coating of Teflon isn’t applied properly, even the minor scratches in the paint will disappear.
- Teflon coating also acts as a paint protection film by forming a layer over the car’s paint that prevents minor scratches. While most new-age cars come with a high gloss paint finish, applying of a coat of Teflon should further make the car look pristine for longer.
- Finally, applying a coat of Teflon will even increase the life of the paint, provided the application is repeated every few months.