Edmonton Luxury Auto Salon installing Gyeon Ceramic Coating on a Camaro

Ceramic Coating in Edmonton is changing the car detailing game. Here in Alberta, the less than ideal weather makes it hard to keep your car clean. We’ve all taken our car to the wash bay, put it tons of effort, or paid someone to take care of it for us, only for it to rain or snow the next day. It feels like you’ve just wasted time, energy and money detailing your vehicle. What if we told you there’s a way to make your car wash experience easier?

Maybe you simply take great pride in your vehicle’s cleanliness and appearance (you’re our people). Did you know you don’t have to carve out a Sunday once a month to reapply carnauba wax to keep that candy-like gloss?

In the realm of automotive protection, ceramic coating has emerged as a revolutionary solution, providing long-lasting shine and shielding against various elements. If you’re curious about ceramic coating and its pros and cons, you’ve come to the right place. In this blog post, we’ll explore the ins and outs of ceramic coating, its benefits, drawbacks, and everything you need to know to make an informed decision about protecting your vehicle. Let’s dive in!

Liberty Autoworx installing Gyeon Ceramic Coating on a car

Understanding Ceramic Coating

Ceramic coating is a liquid polymer that bonds with a vehicle’s paint, creating a protective layer that enhances durability and appearance. This clear coating contains nano-ceramic particles that form a semi-permanent bond with the paint surface, offering resistance against UV rays, chemicals, and light scratches. Its hydrophobic properties repel water and contaminants, making maintenance easier.

We only use the brands that we trust to give our customer’s the best results at Liberty Autoworx: Gyeon and XPEL. However, there are many other great brands out there, such as Revivify and Ceramic Pro. Check out our ceramic coating packages here.

BMW M240i with Ceramic Coating in Edmonton applied by Liberty Autoworx

Pros of Ceramic Coating

Unmatched Protection and Durability

Ceramic coating provides exceptional protection against UV rays, oxidation, and environmental contaminants such as bird droppings and tree sap. It acts as a barrier, minimizing the risk of paint damage and corrosion, ultimately extending the life of your vehicle’s paintwork.

Hydrophobic Effect and Easy Maintenance

Thanks to its hydrophobic properties, ceramic coating repels water, dirt, and grime, making it easier to maintain a clean and shiny vehicle. The coating’s smooth surface prevents dirt from adhering to the paint, allowing for effortless washing and reducing the frequency of car detailing. This means less time spent putting in elbow grease while detailing your car, or even less money spent paying someone else to detail your car.

Enhanced Gloss and Appearance

One of the main advantages of ceramic coating is its ability to enhance the gloss and depth of your vehicle’s paint. The coating provides a mirror-like finish that intensifies the color and shine, elevating the overall aesthetic appeal of your car.

Incredibly Long-Lasting

Depending on the type that is determined to be best for your needs, you can rest assured that it won’t wear away in a few washes, unlike some car wax or paint sealant. If maintained properly, it’ll far exceed the guaranteed life of the coating. To give you an example, Raymark applied a coating in 2018 and it’s gloss and hydrophobicity is still going strong to this day, despite living in Edmonton, 5 years later. This didn’t require any reapplications, only regular washes, which we can teach you how to do properly.

Employee at Liberty Autoworx wiping ceramic coating off a windshield in Edmonton, AB

Cons of Ceramic Coating

Professional Application and Cost

While ceramic coating offers numerous benefits, it requires professional application to achieve optimal results. DIY application is possible but may not yield the same level of effectiveness. Additionally, the cost of professional installation can be higher compared to traditional car wax or paint sealant options. This is due to the knowledge required on how the coating bonds with the paint. An improper installation can lead to low and high spots in the coating, ineffective or short lived effects and more. When ceramic coating is applied improperly, DIY style or even when a pro makes a mistake, it can’t be wiped off. It has to be power polished to remove once it’s bonded. It’s definitely worth getting it done right the first time.

Not a Substitute for Paint Correction

It’s important to note that ceramic coating is not a solution for paint correction. If your vehicle has existing imperfections such as swirl marks or scratches, it’s advisable to address them before applying the ceramic coating. The coating will provide protection but won’t eliminate existing paint defects. Don’t worry, we offer professional paint correction services too.

Limited Scratch Resistance

Although ceramic coatings offer decent protection against light scratches, they are not scratch-proof. Deep scratches from keying or sharp objects can still penetrate the coating and reach the paint surface. If you’re looking for scratch resistance, we highly recommend looking at our 3M XPEL Paint Protection Film packages. Also, you may be asking if ceramic coating can be applied on top of PPF, and the answer is YES. You don’t need to pick one or the other.


Ceramic coating in Edmonton is a game-changer in the world of vehicle protection, offering unmatched durability, hydrophobic properties, and enhanced appearance. With its ability to resist UV rays, environmental contaminants, and provide a glossy finish.

It may not be for everyone, but if you decide it’s right for you, you won’t be disappointed.

Give us a call or schedule to stop by our studio to get more information on if it’s right for you and your vehicle’s needs.



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