Mobile Car Detailing - Ceramic Coating
Wheels Pressure Water Clean
Pressure Water Body Rinse
Door Jambs Cleaning
Shampoo Body Wash
Clay Bar Treatment
Pressure Water Rinse
Machine Cut & Polish (1 or 3 stages)
Application of Ceramic Coating
Engine Bay Detail
Leather Supplement & Conditioner
Mobile Detailing Services - Paint Protection
Ceramic Coating is a chemical solution that is applied to the exterior of a vehicle to protect it from paint damage. In other words, Ceramic Coating is a thin invisible layer placed on top of your paint to prevent this paint from any contact with the exterior world. This way the paint of your car remains untouched. In most cases, this service requires a 3-stage paint correction procedure before the application of the Paint Protection Layer. It might take up to 10 hours to complete. Mobile Ceramic Coating Sydney is our specialty. Give yourself peace of mind with our industry professionals in all sorts of paint protection options available in the market.
What Is Ceramic Coating
Ceramic Coating, otherwise known as nano-ceramic, is a polymer solution designed to be applied on a car's exterior surface to protect it against natural elements. It is considered to be the advanced form of traditional paint protection solutions. The product is made mainly from Silicon Dioxide with the combination of several other ingredients depending on the manufacturer, in order to make it last as long as possible on the paint after application.
What Are The Benefits Of Paint Protection
Paint Protection can offer your paint several advantages. The most important benefit is the protection from UV Radiations and preventing the paint from fading due to sun exposure for the long run. It also protects your paint from unwanted chemicals such as strong soap & degreasers at your local car wash, bird or bat droppings, or any acidic contaminants in the air or during bad weather. Additional benefits can also be observed in the constant shiny look of your car and in the effortless wash when your car is dirty. Ceramic Coating is a repellent in its nature, so dirt & water will stick less on a car with ceramic coating on, hence becoming easier to wash. Light scratches and swirl marks can also be prevented or at least reduced when applying such products.
How Is It Applied
The application of the ceramic coating itself is not that complicated. In fact anyone can learn in just few steps how to apply it on his own vehicle. It is the preparation phase that requires the time and the experience. Before applying the protection, you need to make sure that ythe paint is well prepared and worth of protection to begin with.
In order to do that, the vehicle should be thoroughly washed and treated with a clay bar to make sure all the roughness and any contaminants are removed. The next stage is the lengthy and painful buffing procedure. The paint needs to be buffed generally 3 times to achieve desired outcome. After the buffing stage, the whole car should be wiped down with alcohol to remove any debris left by the cutting compound from the buffing stage. Last but not least, the application of the paint protection should be done one panel at a time
How Long Does It Last
There has been several theories discussing how long ceramic coating lasts on a paint, and most of them give you many years of protection, generally 5 years and above. Theoretically speaking, it should last forever since its chemical nature makes it bond with the paint. However, no manufacturer will give you a lifetime warranty on paint protection. The majority of brands give anywhere between 3 to 7 years warranty on such products. We at Hot Ride give all our customers a 9-year warranty after application in order to ensure maximum customer satisfaction, so rest assured that your car is in safe hands.
Is Paint Protection Worth The High Price
The short answer is definitely yes. UV rays can destroy your paint and make it look dull an old in just a few years if your car is constantly exposed to direct sunlight. Imagine yourself going to one of Sydney's beautiful beaches in a hot summer day without sunscreen. With car paint, it is the same concept, only sun burns on a paint will not heal with time, they will become worse. A thin coat can provide you with the protection you need to preserve your car for a longer period of time & keep it in a Car Dealer condition. Hot Ride provides you with the mobile ceramic coating Sydney needs. You take care of your business and we take care of your car.
What is the difference between car wash & car detailing?Car Wash is generally referred to the process of normal cleaning which usually includes interior vacuum & wiping, exterior soaping & drying, in addition to windows & tyres. This option also has some upgrades like interior polish, exterior polish & wax, and leather supplement. This process can take anywhere from 1 to 1.5 hours to complete. Car Detailing, and as its name indicates it, is the process of in depth "detailed" cleaning of your vehicle. The interior is generally soaped & vacuumed to ensure most of the stains are removed, and the exterior is usually thoroughly washed, treated with clay bar, and buffed with a machine to achieve smooth and gloss finish. This option also has some additions like engine bay detail & headlights restoration. The average time to complete such a service is 4 - 5 hours.
How long does it take to detail a car?It generally takes anywhere between 4 and 5 hours to fully detail a car, however, this time can vary depending on several factors such as the car's interior condition, exterior condition, colour (darker colours take more time to buff), the size of the car, the extras that might be required or requested (engine bay detail, headlights restoration, ...etc.)
Is Car Detailing cheaper if done at a local car wash?Detailing at local car washes might be a fraction cheaper since they are not adding travel time to their prices, but quality is not always up to your expectations especially when you don't know who or how your car is being detailed. You might end up having more scratches rather than fixing the old ones. It is also more time consuming to detail your vehicles at the local car wash as in most time they would ask you to drop your car in the morning and collect it by end of the day, so you have to take pick-up and drop-off time into consideration when making your decision.
Why is Ceramic Coating so expensive?The answer is simple. The ceramic coating compound is expensive, applying it requires a high degree of expertise and professionalism, and the paint needs to be properly prepared before applying the ceramic coating, which also requires expertise and a lot of time. If you are applying ceramic coating on a 5-year old black car, chances are that the paint is already full of light scratches and swirl marks, which requires a good wash, clay bar treatment, 3-stage cut & polish (2 hours for each stage), and then the application of the ceramic compound. The whole process might take up to 10 hours to complete.
How do I choose my service?Just go to the Detailing Services page in the Hot Ride's menu and you will be able to see all our services including detailed description of each service so you can be aware what exactly you are purchasing. If you are after a Ceramic Coating service, it is on a separate page of the menu. All our services are accurately priced so there will be no surprises.
What is the difference between hand polish & machine polish?Hand polish is a gel wax compound (sealant) applied to the vehicle with a soft pad and then removed using a microfiber cloth. It has the same effect as the liquid wax, but it is a bit thicker and can give better results and lasts longer than the normal wax on the car. Machine polish is a different procedure where you use a buffing machine with a cutting compound rather than wax, so you are basically cutting through the old paint to reveal the fresh layer underneath. The machine polish is a pre-requisite for ceramic coating on used cars.
How do I book a service?Hot Ride has made this process very easy and simple for all customers by providing a wide variety of ways to complete your booking. 1st Option: Book online, with very few simple steps. Go to the Book Online page, choose your service, choose your date & time from an available calendar, enter your details (name, address, phone number & email) and you are done. You will also receive an email confirming your booking. 2nd Option: Send us an email mentioning your required service, along with your contact details and desired date & time, and we will get back to you with our nearest availability. 3rd Option: Call us and inquire more about your potential service before before making a booking. You can even finalize your booking on the phone. How cool is that?
How do I pay for the service?We have 3 payment methods currently in use by Hot Ride. 1st method: Pay by credit card when you are booking a service online. 2nd method: Pay by cash upon delivery of your service. You can select this option with online booking as well by ticking the Pay In Hand selection. 3rd method: Bank transfer. Bank account details will be provided to customers by the assigned detailer in person.
Do you require water and electricity connections?At this stage, and for safety related measures, our vans are not equipped with water and electricity. This set-up might change in the future if the right model was introduced. So the answer is yes, we do require a nearby water tap and a power plug.
What areas do you cover?Hot Ride is based in Sydney, and it covers all the Sydney NSW area, including the North Sydney area, and we also go a little south towards Wollongon & Picton.