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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
Process

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

Exclusive Trinity Package

WE ARE ONE OF THE FEW AROUND THE WORLD TO BE SELECTED AND CERTIFIED IN THE APPLICATION OF TRINITY. 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 mindblowing with Trinity. If you're looking for the best we offer, Trinity is it. Trinity is backed by our 3rd party warranty and is also covered by Carfax.

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Browse through our curated packages and see which ones may suit you best. Once you find one you'd like to enquire about, click the button and we can schedule a call.

motorcycle 3 Year coating
1 Layer

Duration: 1 day
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Moto Coating is a high solid 3 year coating backed by a third party warranty 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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Solo 1 Year Coating
1 layer

Duration: 8 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
    Polish Exhaust Tips
    Glass cleaned with no streaks
Starts at $499
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Thirty3 year coating
1 Layer

Duration: 2-3 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. Backed by a 3-year third-party warranty, 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 $999
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Alpha 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 backed by 3rd party warranty and is also covered by 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 $1199
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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 backed by 3rd party warranty and is also covered by 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
  • 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 $1399
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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 backed by our 3rd party warranty and is also covered by 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 the 3 part Coating
    No Sling Tire Shine Applied
    Polish Exhaust Tips
    Glass cleaned with no streaks
Starts at $1499
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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!

"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

"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

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

Priscilla Valentin

"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

"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

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

Anup Aryal

"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

"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

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

Jamie Sample

"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

"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

"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

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

Jacob Comer

"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

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

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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

How long should I wait before washing my car with soap?
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Your vehicle will be ready for its first wash 7 days after application. We advise all of our customers not to wash their car on their own on the first wash, we recommend letting us perform the first wash to make sure the coating was installed and cured correctly.

Can I still use the touchless/automatic car washes?
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It is not recommended to use these car washes. This type of car wash scratches the car, and can degrade your coating over time, due to, most if not all, of those car washes do not use pH balanced soaps or deionized water.

How to remove ceramic coating?
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Removing a ceramic coating requires labor intensive cutting and polishing with a machine polisher, pads, and abrasive compounds. You must be very careful to not go past the clear coat. Only a trained surface specialist should perform this.

What’s the difference between ceramic coating vs wax?
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1. Wax simply doesn’t last as long and does not hold up like a proper ceramic coat. Common waxes used such as bee, mineral, paraffin, synthetic and carnauba are not nearly as effective at water repellency as ceramic. 2. Car wax can further agitate the finish of your vehicle. It can actually grind in microscopic particles that you may have missed during the prepping process; meaning that everything has to be just perfect. 3. Ceramic coatings are much stronger, because they literally bond with your vehicle’s paint and are capable of becoming liquified or solidified; meaning that a ceramic coat becomes “one with your car”. 4. Ceramic coating vs wax is also stronger against UV exposure and even though a car wax can make your vehicle look like it just rolled off the lot; this appearance will not last. Whereas a ceramic coating will last many years, with minimal upkeep. 5. Ceramic coating products are also extremely hydrophobic, meaning that your vehicle will clean up nicer. Forget water spots! Wax is not nearly this advantageous

Will you remove my wheels to coat?
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Wheels-Off Service includes the removal of wheels. Suspension components, brake calipers and wheel wells will receive thorough steam cleaning and decontamination. The wheels will be deep cleaned inside and out. This package also includes a second layer of ceramic coating for enhanced protection and durability.

What is paint iron remover exfoliation?
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An acid-free, pH-balanced iron remover process that decontaminates exterior paint work and wheels while preventing the spread of iron related damage to protect against paint system failure. The paints pores are opened to exfoliate airborne elements and iron particles.

What is trim masking and digital paint inspection?
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This is the most crucial step prior to a multi-stage paint correction. Without proper techniques while using high speed tools, one can easily cause harm to parts of the vehicle. While this commonly happens at most dealerships and inexperienced detail shops, here at Chavez & Sons Auto Detailing, it is our number one priority to produce the most striking result without creating further damage by incorporating next generation equipment. The vehicle is thoroughly inspected using multiple light sources including high powered LEDs, direct sunlight to reveal all imperfections. The next step is to measure the paint’s clear coat using an ultrasonic paint depth meter to make sure there is enough clear coat to work with. This is a very important process and commonly overlooked by most detailing shops. It determines the thickness of the paint and the possibility of burning through the clear coat. All panel edges, plastics and sensitive areas will be protected using body safe masking tapes. Another step most detailing shops will ignore. Masking these areas will prevent the buffer from burning through the clear coat, since the paint is always the thinnest towards the edge of the panels.

What will ceramic coating do for my vehicle?
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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.