Another alternative to Teflon coating is ceramic coating. Ceramic coating also provides a clear coating that protects the car paint from other external harms. However, unlike the Teflon, the ceramic coating is made of Carborundum, which is known as one of the hardest materials ever existed. This coat will shield the car paint from rusting or scratches. Considering the protection ability, the ceramic offers a more durable and effective treatment. In fact, the ceramic coating can last up to 3 years or even more. However, in comparison to the Teflon coating, the ceramic coating is even more expensive.
Teflon coating or Ceramic coating: Which is the best for my car?
|Properties||Teflon Coating||Ceramic Coating|
|Base Compound||Teflon or Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) based compound popularly used on non-stick cookware.||Ceramic coating is a liquid polymer clear coat that is applied over the topcoat of the car paint.|
|Thickness||0.02microns thickness with a proper Teflon coat.||2 microns of ceramic coating over the top coat of the paint.|
|Protection||The coating provides protection against rust and scratches and enhances gloss.||Ceramic coating provides protection against UV rays, rust, scratches, oxidation. Adds a hydrophobic layer|
|Durability||Teflon coating can last upto 6 to 8 months.||Ceramic coating can last up to 2-3 years, if applied correctly, could last up to the lifetime of the car.|
|Price||Teflon coating costs in the range of ₹3,000 to ₹18,000.||Ceramic coating is an expensive option with price upwards of ₹25,000.|
What is 9H Ceramic coating?
You might have heard this term associated with Ceramic coating and this isn’t just a marketing gimmick To understand what exactly is 9H, we need to know a bit about Moh’s scale of hardness.
Hardness is the capacity of a given surface to resist scratching. It can range from 1H which is the softest up to 10H which is the hardest. A fingernail is 2.5H and Diamond is 10H in the Moh’s scale of hardness.