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Ceramic Coating

Ceramic coating, also called nano-coating, is a liquid polymer which bonds to the surface of your car, creating a long-term protective layer on top of your paint. It is hard, thick, and transparent, similar to the appearance of glass, that semi-permanently attaches to your car’s paint.

Introduction

Protecting your cars paint

SB3 Coatings has a full range of Ceramic coatings that will meet needs and help protect against sun damage and oxidation. Unlike traditional waxes and sealants, our coatings last for years of protection. Often measured in years, we have coatings that last from one year to 7 years. An often-overlooked benefit of ceramic coating your car is the way it repels dirt and other substances. A ceramic coating makes your car’s surface very smooth, filling in the imperfections of the clear coat beneath it, making it difficult for dirt to stick to the surface. This means you won’t have to wash your car as frequently. Also making your car easier to clean while maintaining a deep, glossy appearance.

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Protects against sun damage and oxidation
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Prevents minute blemishes on the paint surface
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Longer Lasting Aesthetic
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Keeps your car cleaner for longer
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Ease of Maintenance
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Deep Glossy Appearance
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Our ceramic coating process

Our extensive process and preparation is what sets us apart when it comes to Ceramic Coating. Protecting your investment is our #1 focus, achieving extreme gloss levels and super hydrophobic properties is just a bonus!

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How it works

Car ceramic coating chemically bonds with the paint, creating a long-lasting protective layer. A ceramic coating protects the clear coat layer beneath it. The clear coat layer protects the color layer of your car, but your clear coat can become damaged and scratched pretty easily. Even light abrasion with the clear coat can cause visible damage, therefore having a protective layer on top of it is very important. Ceramic coatings protect against UV rays from the sun. Without protection, UV rays can eat away at your car’s paint, causing oxidation and fade.

Uncoated
Bare paint surface exposed to damage
Dirt and pollutants stick in paint pores
Ceramic Coated
Coated paint surface protected from damage
Dirt and pollutants repel off coating

trinity 7 year coating

SB3 Trinity system combines state-of-the-art technology, unmatched precision, and a deep understanding of automotive dynamics. Whether you're seeking enhanced horsepower, improved fuel efficiency, or optimized driving dynamics, SB3 Trinity offers a comprehensive solution that caters to the unique needs of your vehicle. With its seamless integration and user-friendly interface, SB3 Trinity empowers drivers to unlock the full potential of their vehicles and experience a new level of driving excellence.

SB3 Trinity is our Flagship coating. Named after its 3 layer process, Trinity is only installed by those who take an additional day of training. Trinity is only available in select markets. Trinity blends a 3 part coating process. Each layer offering a unique feature that when combined, it the hardest, most durable coating we have to offer. Seven years of durability is to be expected with Trinity. The gloss is mind blowing with Trinity. If you're looking for the best SB3 offers, Trinity is it. Trinity is also reported to carfax.

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motorcycle 3 Year coating
1 Layer

Duration: 1 day
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Moto Coating is a high solid 3 year coating and only available to exclusive installers. This proprietary formula promotes extreme durability with unsurpassed hydrophobic self cleaning capabilities. With a superior hardness, its protective barrier will aide against everyday harsh environmental contaminants that deteriorates your Motorcycle. Moto was designed with a temperature rating. It is applied to all surfaces of the motorcycle.

  • Gentle Hand Wash with Foam Pre-Soak
    Clay Bar Decontamination Process
    Iron Removal Exfoliation
    De-ionized Water Rinse
    Wheel & Tires Thoroughly Cleaned
    Pneumatic Air Dry
    Digital Paint Inspection
    Paint Enhancement
    Prep Paint Surface for Coating
    Apply Moto 1 layer Coating
    Polish Exhaust Tips
    Glass cleaned with no streaks
Starts at $999
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1 Year Coating
1 layer

Duration: 4 Hours
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Most popular amongst our surface coatings.  Solo Delivers amazing gloss and incredible water beading. It can be used on Paint, Glass, Plastic and wheels. Virtually any surface on the exterior of a vehicle. Its a stand-alone, one-year coating, yet works well as a topper for any of our coatings. Solo is a great entry-level addition for protection.

  • Gentle Hand Wash with Foam Pre-Soak
  • Clay Bar Decontamination Process
    Iron Removal Exfoliation
    De-ionized Water Rinse
    Wheel & Tires Thoroughly Cleaned
    Pneumatic Air Dry
    Prep Paint Surface for Coating
    Apply Solo 1 layer Coating
    No Sling Tire Shine Applied
    Glass cleaned with no streaks
Starts at $350
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3 year coating
1 Layer

Duration: 2 days
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SB3 Thirty3 is the premier in Nanoceramic Protective Coating, boasting a 9H scratch-resistant formula and utilizing advanced nano-coating technology for automobiles. Its advanced properties and ease of use make it the best choice for durability, slickness, and overall protection. There is no better choice for your vehicle.

SB3 Thirty3 Coating forms a permanent bond to your vehicle's paint, is fully protected from highly damaging contaminants, and will not be removed by harsh chemicals once fully cured. Our Ultra Hydrophobic coating provides superior water repellency, easily exceeding any poly sealants exponentially.

Here's its benefits:

​Ultra Hydrophobic Coating
Excellent Weather & UV Resistance
Corrosion & Oxidation Resistant
High-Quality Gloss Finish
Self Cleaning Nanoceramic Formula
Micro-marring & Etching Protection

  • Gentle Hand Wash with Foam Pre-Soak
  • Clay Bar Decontamination Process
  • Iron Removal Exfoliation
  • De-ionized Water Rinse
  • Wheel & Tires Thoroughly Cleaned
  • Pneumatic Air Dry
  • Trim Masking
  • Digital Paint Inspection
  • Paint Enhancement
  • Prep Paint Surface for Coating
  • Apply Thirty3 1 Layer coating
  • No Sling Tire Shine Applied
  • Polish Exhaust Tips
  • Top Tier Exterior Glass cleaned with no streaks
Starts at $1199
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5 Year coating
1 layer

Duration: 2-3 days
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Alpha is a single layer application. This layer leaves a great layer of gloss and slickness. Alpha is a great coating for daily drivers or someone looking for long term protection. It allows for nice ease of maintenance and great protection.  Alpha is also reported to the vehicles carfax.

  • Gentle Hand Wash with Foam Pre-Soak
  • Clay Bar Decontamination Process
  • Iron Removal Exfoliation
  • De-ionized Water Rinse
  • Wheel & Tires Thoroughly Cleaned
  • Pneumatic Air Dry
  • Trim Masking
    Digital Paint Inspection
    Paint Enhancement
    Prep Paint Surface for Coating
    Apply ALPHA 1 layer coating.
    No Sling Tire Shine Applied
    Glass cleaned with no streaks
Starts at $1399
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Almega Combo COATING
2 layer coating

Duration: 2-3 days
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This popular combo has long been recognized for its amazing hydrophobics and gloss. This will be a 2 part coating combo. First up, Alpha 5 year coating is a single layer application. This layer leaves a great layer of gloss and slickness. Alpha is a great coating for daily drivers or someone looking for long term protection. It allows for nice ease of maintenance and great protection.  Next, we apply a top coat of Omega 2 year coating which will give it that extra layer of protection and boost the gloss to extreme levels. Alpha is also reported to the vehicles carfax.

  • Exterior Gentle Hand Wash with Foam Pre-Soak
  • Clay Bar Decontamination Process
  • Iron Removal Exfoliation
  • De-ionized Water Rinse
  • Wheel & Tires Thoroughly Cleaned
  • Pneumatic Air Dry
  • Trim Masking
  • Digital Paint Inspection
  • Paint Enhancement Polish
  • Prep Paint Surface for Coating
  • Alpha 1st layer Applied, Omega 2nd layer Applied
  • No Sling Tire Shine Applied
  • Polish Exhaust Tips
  • Glass cleaned with no streaks
Starts at $1499
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Trinity 7 Year Coating
3 Layer coating

Duration: 3-4 days
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Trinity blends a 3 part coating process. Each layer offering a unique feature that when combined, it the hardest, most durable coating we have to offer. Seven years of durability is to be expected with Trinity. The gloss is mind blowing with Trinity. If you're looking for the best we offer, Trinity is it! Trinity is also reported to the vehicles carfax.

  • Gentle Hand Wash with Foam Pre-Soak
    Clay Bar Decontamination Process
    Iron Removal Exfoliation
    De-ionized Water Rinse
    Wheel & Tires Thoroughly Cleaned
    Pneumatic Air Dry
    Trim Masking
    Digital Paint Inspection
    Paint Enhancement Polish
    Prep Paint Surface for Coating
    Apply the 3 part Coating
    No Sling Tire Shine Applied
    Polish Exhaust Tips
    Glass cleaned with no streaks
Starts at $1799
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Available Add ons

Trim Coating

Not only is it plastic protectant, but it will restore faded trim as well to its natural appearance.  Even after 12 months, the effect of color darkening does not diminish.

$199
All Glass Coating

Best coverage for the most optimal protection and visibility all the way around your vehicle.

$299
Windshield Coating

Windshield wipers no more! Now all the rain will completely bead right off improving your visibility drastically all the way around when you need it the most.

$150
Pickup & Delivery Service starts at $75
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We focus on quality and the care of your vehicle. Attention to Detail and Premium Quality is what our clients receive every time! Check out our Reviews below, to see what our clients say about us!

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"This is my second car I’ve had detailed with Chavez and Sons. They did the ceramic coating on both cars and it’s worth every cent! Absolutely fantastic job on both! They are very professional and easy to work with. I recommend this company to everyone who wants their vehicles to look brand new and stay that way! They go above and beyond!"

Christy Bond

"I have a three year old black SUV that was ceramic coated by the dealership when I purchased it. I had a paint correction and ceramic coating applied, and my car looked 1000% better when these guys were done with it than the day I bought it. Amazing work and attention to detail. Communication during the process was outstanding and clear expectations of what could and could not be accomplished were laid out from the start. Would absolutely recommend to anyone looking for a knowledgeable shop to care for and protect their vehicle!"

Christine Conrad

"Raul from Chavez Auto Detailing did an amazing job with my 2023 BMW X5. The vehicle was attended to with attention, love and care. The PPF applied was amazing and on point. Raul took his time to carefully laid each piece with precision. He also coated the film with two layers of ceramic coating and along with the wheels. The results were outstanding! He explained the entire process and was super attentive to my questions and needs. You definitely won’t be disappointed! Top notch professionalism! And top notch workmanship. Definitely will come back with my next car."

Jay Ch

"Absolutely love the work that Chavez and Sons do. Took my 21 4 Runner in for a ceramic coat, and the vehicle looked better than initially purchasing the vehicle."

Derek Hobbs

"Phenomenal service! Attention to detail in PPF & ceramic coating brought this Range Rover Sport back to life."

Carl Batiste

"Incredibly professional, great customer care, and and got my car to 100!! Highly recommend! Veteran doing it right!"

Priscilla Valentin

"I tried this shop since it was the only authorized Stek PPF installer within a reasonable distance and the reviews looked good. I already had a full body PPF from another installer but needed my lip rewrapped. Raul was courteous, professional and was fair on his pricing. He took care of my lip rewrap and really showed his professionalism when some minor but noticeable imperfections came up on it a few weeks later. If you've had a wrap, you know these things happen...just comes with the territory. It's how the installer deals with them that is more important. Raul excelled here and took care of the problems until we were both satisfied with the results. Oh, and he is very communicative as well. If you need something before or during your service, give him a shout! Highly recommend!"

Zach McNair

"Chavez & Sons are top notch. Raul went above and beyond to accommodate my detailing and PPF needs. They do fantastic work and stand behind it 100%. Thank you Raul, you did an amazing job on my buggy."

Scott Gardner

"After searching all over the Hampton Roads area I came upon Chavez Auto Detailing and I’m extremely glad I did! I was looking for a highly rated and very professional detailing service in order to trade in my 2016 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon for ultimate negotiating power. Let me tell you, I strongly believe that by choosing the Sapphire Package and Pet Hair Removal option, I was able to negotiate and receive MUCH more than what was previously appraised by multiple sources! You absolutely won’t regret taking your vehicle here!"

Cruz Sepeda

"I compared many options before I finally decided to bring my new car to Chavez Auto Detailing for paint protection and ceramic coating and I could not be happier with the service I was provided. Their attention to detail sold me. You can see it for yourself in their website, their portfolio, and their videos. You can tell they're proud of the work they do on every car they touch and your car will be the next shining example of their incredible work ethic. I will recommend Chavez Auto Detailing to anyone that asks for my opinion from here on out."

Rob Lamb

"They really did an awesome job! I was very impressed at the results. The car looks actually better than when it was new! I highly recommend them. Very friendly and courteous too!"

Mark Dorsey

"My car has never been more clean. I feel like I have a whole new vehicle. Very impressed and thankful for their services!"

Terri Douglas

"A great job was done and I would definitely go back for my truck and other car. Highly recommend to others and it is worth every penny!"

David V

"Great family/veteran owned business. I had Chavez and Sons AD apply their STEK PPF to my windshield on my Toyota 4Runner. The quality and clarity of the product they use is phenomenal. They took great pride and care in their service. We WILL be returning for the other services they provide."

Cesar Atalig

"Chavez and Sons did an amazing job on my GoMango Dodge Charger! They gave me a free estimate and when I was ready they made it very easy to schedule a time and day to do a 1 year ceramic coat. My car looks immaculate now and I’m very pleased with the work they did. I will definitely be returning in the future!"

River Fiedler

"Raul detailed my Jeep Patriot that needed some serious love and he did an awesome job! I picked up my car smelling and looking great. He even got some stickers off my window that had been on there for 7+ years. Definitely recommend!"

Miranda Gollnick

"Just picked up my car today and all I can say is it looks awesome. I had level one paint correction, ceramic coating on interior, exterior and glass surfaces. I went there all the way from Virginia Beach because of the quality and the price. I highly recommend using this company and their prices are more than reasonable for the work that they do."

Ed Campbell

"Top notch service!!! Had ceramic coating done on my new truck. It looks better than when i drove it off the lot. Great experience from beginning to end. Highly recommend!!!"

Mark Janoka

"We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. They are timely, professional, and well worth the price. Our vehicle was as clean as the day we drove it off of the lot (if not cleaner). We will be returning for sure!"

Rae McDowell-Burs

"My car was ceramic coated. Dropped off on a friday and picked up on sunday . Absolutely amazing job. Done properly and on time. Also very good at replying and keeping me updated on the status of the job. I had no issues."

Evgeny Korovin

"I will start off by saying that I live in Williamsburg but heard that Chavez and Sons is best at installing paint protection film and ceramic coating. I contacted Chavez and Sons on 10/14/22 to receive a quote to install STEK full front paint protection film and apply SB3 Trinity ceramic coating to my 2023 Audi Q7. Raul sent me a detailed invoice, and I was scheduled to drop my car off on 10/24/22. At that time, Raul, the owner, also INSISTED that I come to his garage to see his work. I was able to visit his shop on 10/21/22. The shop is not only EXTREMELY clean and well-lit, but also SECURE. Raul showed me a luxury vehicle that he applied paint protection film, and I was blown away! I could not even see the film on the car. I dropped my car off on 10/24/22 to have the PPF installed, and SB3 Trinity ceramic coating applied. I received numerous updates and could also follow the work being done on social media, but Raul did not post the finished product until after I picked up my vehicle. The surprise was worth the wait. I picked up my car on 10/28/22 and could not believe my eyes! My car looks AMAZING. I was shocked. I expected it to look good, but Raul far exceeded my expectations. When my husband and I picked it up Raul proudly showed us the edges, where he made relief cuts, and everything looks perfect. My car looks better than when I picked it up from the dealership. Thank you so much, Chavez and Sons!"

Tanisha J.

"Great and professional service. Was a bit skeptical of the prices at first but Chavez and Sons are masters of their craft and I'm completely satisfied with all aspects of their service. Thank you!"

Rick Metcalf

"Service was very thorough. Staff was very kind and professional and made for an overall pleasant experience."

Jacob Comer

"Excellent work and extremely professional. Work was done and completed in a timely manner. Very very happy with the results."

Jamie Sample

"Absolutely professional and perfect results. Raul exceeded expectations. My vehicle looks better than the day I bought it new. I got the Trinity ceramic coating, wheels coated, and glass coated. The black paint has a wet look and is a deep crisp black without any haze. The trim and wheels shine. Raul was great at communicating from the beginning with his estimate, during the service, and in accommodating some special requests. He’s flexible and responsive. I will definitely use Chavez Auto Detailing in the future for other services. I highly recommend this veteran owned and operated company. Thanks Raul, couldn’t be happier with your service."

Wilson Hopkins

"I am very pleased with the finished product of my vehicle. Raul did a great job and it shows! Vehicle looks like glass and better than it did when I received it from the showroom floor!"

Rasool Sutton

"I couldn’t be happier with the results! They paid attention to every detail and my car looks like it came off the showroom floor! Highly recommend!"

Ryan Harrell

"I entrusted Chavez with my brand new Tesla Y to provide both paint protection film and ceramic coating. They took great care with my car. The workmanship was simply outstanding and the finish is fantastic! The protection film was applied in a fashion that it is invisible, and along with the ceramic coating has significantly improved the appearance of my vehicle. I highly recommend Chavez Auto Detailing and am extremely satisfied with the work that was done."

Clyde Pray

"All around great experience. Professional, quick, and amazing results. Would happily use again!"

Lynda Kolumbia McT

"Very professional service and Raul was very accommodating with my schedule. Will definitely recommend to friends and family."

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Ceramic Coating Portfolio

Sometimes the best way to understand what's possible is to see the results. We've had decades of experience and hundreds of happy clients that have been blown away by the results when they come to pick their car up. We've worked with a wide range of cars over the years, so take a look on the main portfolio page and view by car make.

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ceramic coating FAQs

Does ceramic coating need maintenance?
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While ceramic coating is designed to be long-lasting, it does require some maintenance to ensure that it continues to perform at its best. This may include regular washing, decontamination, and the application of a maintenance product to boost the coatings hydrophobic properties.

How much does ceramic coating cost?
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The cost of ceramic coating varies depending on several factors, such as the size of the vehicle, the level of correction required, and the quality of the product used. In general, the cost can range from a few hundred dollars to over a thousand dollars.

Can I apply ceramic coating myself?
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While it is possible to apply ceramic coating yourself, it is recommended to have it done by a professional detailer. Ceramic coating requires a high level of skill and experience to apply correctly, and if applied incorrectly, it can damage the paint finish. Additionally, professional detailers have access to specialized tools and equipment that ensure the best results.

How is ceramic coating applied?
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Ceramic coating is typically applied using a microfiber applicator pad or spray gun. The vehicle's paint finish must be thoroughly cleaned and decontaminated before the ceramic coating is applied. The coating is then allowed to cure for a certain period of time before it is ready to use.

Can ceramic coating be applied to any vehicle?
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Ceramic coating can be applied to most types of vehicles, including cars, trucks, and motorcycles. However, it is important to ensure that the vehicle's paint finish is properly prepared before applying the coating.

How long does ceramic coating last?
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The longevity of ceramic coating depends on several factors, such as the quality of the product, the level of maintenance, and the driving conditions the vehicle is exposed to. In general, a well-applied ceramic coating can last anywhere from 2-5 years.

What are the benefits of ceramic coating?
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Ceramic coating offers several benefits, including protection against UV rays, acid rain, and environmental contaminants. It also makes the paint finish more resistant to scratches and swirl marks and provides a hydrophobic effect that repels water and makes cleaning the vehicle easier.

What is ceramic coating?
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Ceramic coating is a liquid polymer that is applied to the exterior surfaces of a vehicle to create a protective layer that repels water, dirt, and other contaminants. Ceramic coating provides long-lasting protection and enhances the appearance of the vehicle's paint finish.