Issues found with ceramic paint protection

Some of the new car ceramic paint protection issues we have found during the many years of experience using a variety of different styles of paint protection coatings. One of the few question that many clients want to know but many are worried to offer the answers to.

So we are all aware of all the benefits and positives of having a car treated with a coating but what are some of the problems or negative aspects that can come with a ceramic coatings?

At Melbourne Mobile Detailing (MMD) transparency and honesty is everything, I have been in business for over 10 years now and the last 5 years have only specialised in ceramic coatings while aiming for a 5 star service from start to finish. SO are ceramic coatings an invisible force field, that is bullet proof, scratch proof and no matter what happens will never be affected? Absolutely not!!! Sadly this industry has been over exaggerated and many distributors have promised the world only to come short when it comes to warranty issues and all for a quick dollar while ruining the industry for many genuine applicators

Although what you will find is that most problems related to ceramic coatings can be rectified by having a professional authorised applicator that makes you aware of these possible issues, educates you on how to prevent them, and explains why they exist. Education is key and once explained properly then it becomes a lot easier to understand the how, what and where these issues may arise from.

I choose to use Autotriz nano ceramic paint protection for many reasons and as you continue to read this blog you will start to understand why a genuine, independently tested product that comes with a genuine warranty is beneficial for the applicator and the client


Issue #1: The upfront cost and weighing out the benefits.

Yes, ceramic coatings are expensive (Genuine coatings by a reputable brand are) and that upfront cost is difficult for many prospective clients to wrap their head around. $800 + for a 2 year coating? $1,000+ for a professional grade coating? But its a good idea to keep in mind that these prices include preparation and the cost of materails including the coating itself
I find the best way to break down this issue is with the following. How much lifetime value will the coating add to the vehicle? If the coating does what it says (and is guaranteed if you are purchasing from a certified applicator that offers a genuine warranty) and your vehicle looks very similar to the way it did when you first purchased it, the increase in overall value is going to easily surpass that up front cost of having the coating applied.

Either in resale or trade in value, simply the protection it self will cover the up front cost of the coating, not to mention the much reduced price of having a detailer or detail shop cut into your paint work, wax and seal the vehicle 2, 3, 4 times a year which in turn will minimise the paint thickness and cause more damage then good over a few years.

If you are paying $200 to have the vehicle waxed 3 times a year, in as little as two years you have recouped the cost of a professional grade coating, while receiving much better protection and not causing unecessary damage to your paint work

Issue #2: Water spotting/etching

Yes, ceramic coated vehicles can be susceptible to water spots, but so is every other type of vehicle. The key here is taking proper care to dry the vehicle, or if using automatic car washes, making sure they have a spot free rinse at the end of the wash.

Water spots occur when water is left to dry on the surface and as the water evaporates it leaves behind the minerals that were picked up in the water. These minerals are what makes up those pesky water spots and certainly ruin the look of your paint work over time

This is where I believe proper education is invaluable. If you were to perform a rinseless wash to the vehicle, the chance of water spots falls to none. Although it opens up another box of issues in itself and will leave that for another blog post

If you were to two bucket method to wash the vehicle, washing it in the morning or evening during hot months, then drying it completely, the chance of water spots is very minimal.

While this can be an issue, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Issue #3: Coating premature failure

Ouch, this is a scary one. I’m going to pay all of this money for this coating, and there is a possiblity it can fail on me? Yes, coatings can prematurely fail. That being said, in the hundreds of coatings I have applied, I have never had to reapply a professional grade coating. The only re applications I have done were on coatings that had got to the end of their life cycle (such as two year coatings).

So how does one prevent this? There are a couple of ways…

1. Use a reputable detailer that you trust, do your research online and have a look for their reviews, videos, comments and even call them as its easy to get a feel of how much passion the applicator has for his work after a few short minutes over the phone. Also be sure that your chosen applicator uses products that are trusted, independantly tested and proven over time, there have been a few shops starting to use their own in house coating making unrealistic claims and offering up to 4 or 5 layers of coating (Warning signs and many bells ring here). Most reasons people would hide the brand name they use and offer a different name would be cost cutting and not wanting the consumer to know the brand they currently use because of cost cutting methods or they use a coating that simply does not offer a warranty. The list can go on and on but its obvious why this can be a dodgy practice. A good detailer will not only stand behind his or her work, but will be completely transparent about the products and processes they use (Passionate applicators will not relabel a cheap and cheerful coating to try and rip off their customers with the unkown). There will be no mystery or subterfuge involved, you will be completely informed about what you are purchasing, the brand offered, how it works, how the process works, and your responsibilities once the product is applied.

We choose to use Autotriz nano ceramic paint protection in Melbourne

2. Use a detailer that offers a warranty or guarantee on the coatings they sell. Not only a workmanship guarantee but also a fully backed warranty by the manufacturer of the coating they choose to use. While there are often requirements in order to keep or uphold a warranty, it does provide peace of mind to the consumer that is something goes wrong with the product or service provided, they will not be responsible for paying to fix it later on. While warranties are not always 100% guaranteed protection against risk, they do offer you a “second layer” of defense when combined with a professional detailer that conducts him or herself with the highest level of integrity.

Hopefully this article will shine some light onto you about the issues that can come with ceramic coatings. In my opinion as a professional, the long term benefits to your vehicle far outweigh the risks, especially considering a majority of the risk comes from the detailer hired to apply the coating, not the product brand itself.

Paint protection frequently asked questions

George Bayios
Melbourne Mobile Detailing
0421 943 227
Melbourne mobile detailing and paint protection

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Who is Melbourne mobile detailing?

Why choose Melbourne mobile detailing and paint protection?

Allow me to introduce myself, my name is George and I am small part of the group we are widely known as MMD (Melbourne Mobile Detailing), I have been a car detailer for approximately 15 years and the last 10 years have personally dedicated myself to specialize in aftermarket new car nano ceramic paint protection while my associates help out with generalized detailing and I offer training and support for multiple dealerships across Melbourne

Melbourne Mobile Detailing and paint protection enjoys touching base with our readers and always keep them up to date with what we can offer and what the future holds regarding advancements in coatings and especially any great news for nano ceramic paint protection and films. The paint protection we choose to use is a thermoplastic urethane base widely used on vulnerable painted automotive surfaces and other areas we prefer to use film such as front bumpers, hoods, side mirrors, door handle cavities and door edges. This method can offer superior protection of the car paint from stone chips, bug splatters, and minor abrasions.

Believe it or not we have many of our friends who ask us virtually every second day if we can coat their jet skies, boats, RV’s, cell phones, TV screens, and other various electronics… The answer is YES!!!  We can 🙂

Majority of the western world, America and Europe have been conventionally the largest consumers of nano ceramic paint protection films. However, rapid expansion economic development, particularly in China, has shifted the balance, thus Asia Pacific is anticipated to emerge as the leading market over the forecast period. The shift of automotive manufacturing to countries such as China, India, and Thailand has contributed towards the regional industry’s growth and Australia seems to be at the forefront of this movement. Who better to use when you need such services then the best in the industry dealing with the very best products by Autotriz – innovative surface creation

Paint protection can offer protection to car paint from sand, road debris, bug acids and other harsh conditions that may damage your new car finish. These protective methods are made tough, transparent and conformable for long-term durability and extreme gloss while offering the advantage that it can treat any painted surface.

A great benefit of such products is it enables your vehicles lines and colour brilliance to show through without compromising the appearance, increasing pride of ownership and overall getting the very best return when its time to trade in for a newer model. The high-performance and extreme durability of these products ensures excellent adhesion to paint, yet is removable if required by specialist tools. Paint protection features are similar to a clear coat although is far more harder, glossier and offers the added bonus of ultraviolet (UV) protection that counteracts harmful UV rays and resists oxidization/aging.

You can be assured that paint protection maintains your car’s high-gloss look with minimal care, while helping to keep it’s looking better for longer time.​ ​

How is the paint protection market growing?​

The global paint protection market is expected to reach USD 1.49 billion by 2022 (This information was based on a quick google search and a few guestimates from others in online forums). The growth of the automotive industry coupled with rising consumer awareness regarding car protection is expected to remain key factors driving the market growth for this specific industry

Global paint protection market size was valued at USD 863.8 million in 2014. Rapidly expanding automotive industry particularly in emerging economies of Asia Pacific and Latin America is expected to remain a key driving factor for the global paint protection market.

 Why Melbourne mobile detailing and paint protection?​

MMD offers the very best options from Autotriz paint protection film. Not only are Autotriz products made in Germany but they are the pack leader in chemical advancements offering the very best combination for durability and clarity not previously available in the market.

Holden SS with Autotriz paint protection

 Holden SS LS3, the final chapter with Autotriz paint protection

Photos were taken after the application of Autotriz ceramic coating by Melbourne Mobile Detailing

The commitment to keep this iconic car exciting and relevant with its 304kW 6.2-litre V8 taking centre stage in its VF Series II range Autotriz paint protection

Get it done right the first time. Why choose an inferior product?


This is the Holden SS LS3 dressed in white wearing a coat of arms like no other – The best new car paint protection of choice. The Aussie made commodore goes out with a high powered BANG and now protected against the elements using the most refined paint protection available

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Holden has saved its best for last going out with its very last build offering a more powerful 6.2-litre LS3 V8 engine

Never before has a Commodore been so aware of its surroundings; and so in tune with the driver. This is a whole new world for both the Holden consumer and Holden manufacturing

With a new 6.2L LS3 engine, complete with BiModal exhaust and Mechanical Sound Enhancer, this powerful engine offers exceptional performance and towing capabilities churning out 304kW of raw power and 570Nm of torque.

The final chapter in the Holden Commodore story is more than just the fastest and most powerful its 37 year history

When choosing the very best new car paint protection for your vehicle be sure to do your research and trust your applicator as preparation is key and required to be done right

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Mercedes C250 with the application of Cquartz Finest paint protection in Melbourne

Mercedes C250 with CQuartz Finest Paint Protection – This changes everything

The best knows no alternative and this is the best in every format… Welcome to the Mercedes C250

The Mercedes C250 is even more refined with the application of Cquartz Finest paint protection in Melbourne

Get it done right the first time – Choose Cquartz Finest

Work and photos was performed and taken by George from Melbourne Mobile Detailing and Paint Protection Melbourne

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A saloon which embodies refined sportiness with its design idiom, with its flowing, precise lines and generosity new scope, which offers your wishes more freedom. Set new standards, experience inimitable refinement.

The C-Class, this is the C250 … Welcome to a whole new level of refinement

The best knows no alternative and this is the best in every format

The C-Class Sedan has grown appreciably elegant in every way all while its organic styling clearly setting itself apart from its predecessor. The varied interplay between lines, edges, convex and concave surfaces creates vibrant and exciting contrasts across the entire vehicle.

The best knows no alternative and this is the best in every aspect… The Mercedes C250 requires no introduction
Stunning German engineering even more refined wearing a coat of arms by Cquartz Finest – When passion, meeets perfection

Cquartz Finest paint protection was applied by George from Melbourne Mobile Detailing, where passion meets perfection

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Mercedes AMG A45 with Autotriz paint protection

This is the Mercedes AMG A45 – One man, One engine – Autotriz

Now even more refined while wearing a coat of arms by Autotriz paint protection and Melbourne Mobile Detailing

The world’s most powerful compact performance car. This is the Mercedes AMG A45 – One man, One engine Autotriz ceramic coating

The Mercedes AMG A45 opens up a new dimension in vehicle dynamics. With a stunning power output of 280kW and 475Nm of torque all from a handcrafted Mercedes 2Ltr AMG engine

Mercedes A45

The following photos were taken by George from Melbourne Mobile Detailing after the application of  ceramic paint protection

With the application of the finest paint protection – The worlds most exclusive paint protection and only available by a selected handful of applicators…

Features – This is what makes Autotriz a cut above the rest:
Stays clean and glossy for longer than other products because of how the product cross links and offers such an extreme water contact angle
Harder surface: Resistance to fine swirls and marring
Self-cleaning effect – Low sliding angle ensure fewer droplets left on surface
Resistance to break dust and iron contaminants
Resistance to bugs, tar, and bird bombs
Resistance to UV and other environmental contaminants

Autotriz is the only coating to offer the following specifications:
Water contact angle: 100~110°
Sliding angle: 15~25°
Thickness: 2~3µm
Heat resistance: Beyond 575° F
Increased hardness: up to 2 (mohs scale) beyond original surface

It has developed a reputation among professionals as the richest, deepest, highest gloss coating available anywhere.

Stays Cleaner:
Anyone with a dark colored car has seen first hand the dust collect in a matter of minutes and stick to the traditional wax or sealant they have on the surface. Finest does away with this issue. While dust may still land on the surface over time it will literally blow right off the paint next time you go for a spin or a night out on the town.

Resistance to Brake Dust and Iron Particles:
Without Finest, metal particles coming off the brakes of other vehicles can lodge in your paint causing damage over time. Autotriz puts an end to this with a thick barrier that does not allow these contaminants to reach the paint surface.

One of the most important features in keeping your vehicle clean is the ability of the protective layer to release water. Autotriz features a low sliding angle which allows water drops to release easily.

Fine Swirl Resistance:
Has been proven to resist fine swirls when cared for as directed.
Autotriz is one of the most exclusive coating available in the world

Unlike most coatings, Autotriz cannot be purchased on the open market and is installed by only authorized installers who have honed their skills so they may polish your paint to the highest level before protecting it with the
Finest coating.

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BMW M4 with Autotriz paint protection

BMW with Autotriz paint protection in Melbourne

One with the Machine – The BMW M4 is ready to enter the ring, in one corner the laws of physics and in the other is the impossible made possible.

Putting the brakes and bending the boundaries of physics using a combination of Carbon, Aluminium and Adrenalin – This is the BMW M4

The following photos are after the application of Autotriz paint protection – When seeing is believing !!!

A coupe with so much more, offering a record breaking light weight complete kit of under 1,500 kg, the BMW M4 Coupé makes its intentions clear, it’s here to make the impossible possible. A coupe with a reinforced carbon fibre roof, offering a minimum 5kg saving on its own, along with a liberal use of the lightweight material throughout the body.

BMW M4 Coupé – Making the impossible, possible… A driving character that unites man and machine like never before

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Equipped with the brand new 317 kW M Twin Power Turbo straight 6-cylinder engine with 7-speed M double-clutch transmission and precision tools like the M Servotronic, Active M differential and Adaptive M suspension, this vehicle is now ready to enter the ring. In one corner is the laws of physics and the other a machine that has made the impossible, possible.

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A driving character that unites man and machine like never before.

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Autotriz paint protection in Melbourne

We choose to use Autotriz ceramic coatings because they are made in Germany, offer outstanding durability and no other brand we have used in the past comes close to its high gloss feel and scratch resistance

Subaru new car paint protection

Subaru new car paint protection

What is the best new car paint protection for Subaru vehicles in Melbourne

Photos and video was taken after the application and performed by George from Melbourne Mobile Detailing

Introducing the Subaru WRX. One relentlessly performance-driven philosophy.
Raw power. Total control. Sleek sophistication. WRX raise the bar on pure driving enjoyment.

We choose to use Autotriz nano ceramic. The best paint protection for your new car

The following video was taken after the application of Autotriz nano ceramic new car paint protection in Melbourne. The reason why we choose this style of coating is we have found that it exceeds the durability of many other products on the market and offers a super glossy hydrophobic finish that is simply unmatched

Offering exhilarating performance and urban sophistication in equal measures, the Subaru WRX delivers a driving experience you won’t want to end
The Subaru WRX is a beast on 4 wheels that was recently awarded the Best Performance Car Under $100K.

Offering this high quality product on subaru is virtually a no brainer as you want to apply the very best product and have it applied by a professional detailer who is an authorised applicator

It brings together grace, control and astounding power in one iconic package. From its adrenalin pumping 221kW of power and 407Nm of torque to its gravel-gripping low centre of gravity, WRX screams performance.

Curious on what issues paint protection can have if not applied properly?

But just quietly, never before has WRX been so sophisticated.
Fans of raw power may salivate. The Subaru WRX boast their most sophisticated technology, comfort and safety features yet.

When seeing is believing – Professional ceramic coatings


BMW paint protection melbourne

BMW new car paint protection in Melbourne

The new car paint protection was applied to this BMW X1 and thus has been completely redesigned into an auto with a dynamic, energetic and capable vicinity, offering its travelers an interesting feeling of space and extravagance. Both all around, it highlights quintessential configuration components of the X extend… A class of autos made solely for those with a feeling of enterprise and a yearning for genuine quality.

The bellow photos were taken after the application of glass paint protection This service was performed by George from Melbourne Mobile Detailing

The new BMW X1 conveys a soul of flexibility to the consistently. It gives the space and adaptability to be an essential part

of the most audacious ways of life, and the vicinity to knock some people’s socks off wherever it goes. With its wide, certain position

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also, strikingly athletic elements, it is unmistakably an individual from the “X” family – a family that leads the route in effectiveness

what’s more, has constantly set the benchmark for premium adaptability

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When seeing is believing

We choose to use German made nano ceramic paint protection for all new and used cars in Melbourne. Offering unmatched performance in durability, gloss and scratch resistance

Why choose Autotriz ceramic coatings for your new car?

Want to know more about what makes us so passionate about cars and why we dont like to cut corners while performing the best job possible then you need to read our article about paint protection in Melbourne

Feel free to click on the above video or our YouTube channel here

Mitsubishi paint protection Melbourne

Mitsubishi new car paint protection in Melbourne

It’s farewell time for one of Japan’s finest all-wheel drive turbo rockets as Mitsubishi paint protection sends its Lancer Evo off with a bang
It doesnt get any more courageous than this the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X Final Edition will close off 10 generations and 23 years of rally-bred sports sedan.

What is paint protection?

The following pictures are after the application of paint protection melbourne

Offering a unique serial number plate AU0001-AU0150
The Lancer Evolution ‘Final Edition’ embodies world leading excellence in performance street cars. It draws its inspiration from the top tier technology suppliers to world championship motorsport. These engineering conquests help define the Final Edition Evolution in a league of its own with Brembo brakes, Bilstein shocks, Eibach suspension and BBS wheels.

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With brutal performance

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution - The Final Edition by Melbourne Mobile Detailing Paint Protection Melbourne image 5
Mitsubishi paint protection

The S-AWC system is made up of 4 independent systems working together and operated via the vehicle ECU to give you handling that defies belief. The Active Centre Differential works in three modes tarmac, gravel and snow to enable quicker control response for changes in road surfaces. Active Stability Control automatically recognises under steer and over steer and applies brakes to the appropriate wheels and the Super Active Yaw Control distributes torque between the rear wheels. To give you complete confidence in all situations, the Lancer Evolution Final Edition also features Sports ABS with Electronic Brake force Distribution.

Ford Mustang Autotriz paint protection in Melbourne

Ford Mustang – New car paint protection in Melbourne

The all new Ford Mustang is in Australia and ready to exceed all expectations.

This particular mustang is in shadow black and wearing Autotriz paint protection in Melbourne

What makes a ford mustang shine even more? … Getting the right paint protection done properly the first time and within the right time

Car paint protection can be a tricky and confusing decision .. Get rid of all the headaches and confusion and go with the worlds best paint protection

Enjoy the happy snaps and youtube videos as found bellow 🙂

Welcome to a new world of refinement .. Welcome to melbourne mobile detailing and Autotriz best paint protection

Under the hood, the choice is yours from either the thrilling delivery of the renowned V8 or the Mustang-level performance EcoBoost engine. The award-winning EcoBoost delivers efficiency with real power to the Mustang powertrain.

That stance!!! They called it the Ford mustang but I see it’s real beauty. This half naked stallion is now ready to take on the world. Enjoy the happy snaps

Captured this half naked pony on my phones camera, this Ford Mustang is now ready to be delivered and shine a new light on Melbournes roads after the application of paint protection in Melbourne .. Bad quality photos but will be sure to upload HD ones in the near future

The following video is the with the application of paint protection

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Welcome to the lovely Charlize, still not sure how the owner came up with her name but when she looks this great whos to complain? This dark horse named Charlize is the long awaited Australian released Ford Mustang and ready to exceed all expectations. Photos of this show pony were taken after the application of  paint protection in Melbourne .. Get it done right the first time, choose finest paint protection ..

The cockpit is a feast for the eyes, striking a balance between analogue dials and digital feedback. With intelligence access and push-button start, you can unlock the door and start the engine while the key remains in your pocket. You can now control your world with your voice from the comfort of your poised driver’s seat. Fastback or Convertible the choice is yours. Enjoy the dilemma!

This dark horse named Charlize is the long awaited Australian released Ford Mustang and ready to exceed all expectations. Fully dipped in paint protection in Melbourne – Get it done right the first time choose finest … Enjoy the happy snaps

The Australian released Ford Mustang is here and ready to exceed all expectations. Photos of this show pony were taken after the application of Cquartz Finest paint protection in Melbourne .. Enjoy the happy snaps

Ford Mustang paint protection Melbourne