Ceramic Coating

Ceramic Coating

The Best Ceramic Car Coating Service in Honolulu, Hawaii!

Ceramic car coating is the newest paint protection solution in Honolulu & Hawaii to help you keep your vehicle cleaner, shinier and looking brand new for years to come without the need of time-consuming tasks such as waxing or polishing. Looking for even tougher protection? Check out our Paint Protection Films solutions.

In the first place, what exactly is a ceramic car coating?

No matter what they’re called, most ceramic coatings such as Gtechniq, Ceramic Pro and CQuartz contain silicon dioxide which is more commonly known as silica and if you don’t know anything about silica, we have a little secret for you…it’s also found in Quartz which has a Mohs scale of hardness rating of about 7 out of 10. Now that’s hard!

It’s the incredible hardness that enables coatings to resist swirl-marks and scratches that would otherwise ruin your finish. 

Every coating manufacturer including Ceramic Pro, Gtechniq, Cquartz and Opti-Coat have their own proprietary mix but essentially they mix liquid ceramic with silicon dioxide and sometimes even titanium dioxide to create a clear flexible barrier between the environment and your car’s paint.

Ceramic coatings then bond chemically to your clear-coat via a covalent bond which ends up being the strongest type of bond in nature which allows coating to last for many years. Waxes on the other hand, don’t bond to your paint, they just sit on top of it which requires car owners to constantly reapply wax to keep their paint protected.

What benefits do ceramic car coatings provide to car owners?

Coatings keep your paint cleaner, longer and make washing your paint easier.

Because of their hydrophobic and self-cleaning properties, coatings makes harder for dirt, dust and other contaminants to stick to your paint. As a result, your paint stays cleaner in between washes, meaning you will need to wash your vehicle less frequently.

This will also make washing your vehicle much easier as the anti-stick surface will do most of the work.

A barrier against staining and chemical etching.

Acid rain, bird drops and chemical fallouts have a corrosive effect on your paint and can easily leave stains. Coatings with their incredible hardness and chemical resistance provide superior protection against staining and etching over traditional wax and sealants.

Even with a coating, it is still important to remove bird drops and other corrosive contaminants as soon as possible. But your coating will allow you drastically more time to remove contaminants before they start staining your clear-coat.

UV and oxidation protection.

Over time, UV rays cause clear-coat oxidation and discoloration. This cause your paint to “fade” over the years. Coatings provide total protection against UV rays, meaning your paint will not fade once installed. This is a great benefit for Honolulu and Hawaii’s car owners.

Durability measured in years not months.

As mentioned above, coating use a covalent bond to stick to your paint, this bond is extremely durable and hard to seperate. Depending on the coating you choose to opt for, they will last in general for 2 to 10 years.

On the other hand, waxes last anywhere from 2 to 4 months and polymer paint sealant can last from 6 to 9 months.

Ridiculous gloss and shine.

Once cured, coatings create a flat and hyper-reflective surface. This causes light bounce of your paint to create a permanent wet look that will make head turns. And that gloss doesn’t fade, after each wash you will have the impression that your paint was freshly waxed!

Helps reduce swirl-marks and light-scratches.

There’s a myth that ceramic car coating protect against scratches, this is false, if you put a key against a coating, it will leave a mark. However, because of the improved hardness of a coating over clear-coat, it will help minimize some of the lighter scratches such as swirl-marks.

Why Choose Big Kid’s Candy Shop to install your ceramic coating in Honolulu, HI?

With the proliferation of ceramic car coatings near you, it can be challenging for you to choose which company for the installation process. At Big Kid’s Candy Shop we are proud to have been trained and certified to install the 3 best ceramic coatings for cars: Ceramic Pro, Gtechniq & Gloss-It.

Those 3 certifications ensure that we have been properly trained in the procedures to apply in order to successfully install a coating and guarantee its full potential.

You see, because coating bond chemically to the paint, it is paramount that the clear-coat be fully decontaminated to ensure nothing can interfere with the bonding process.

To do so, our trained technician uses an alkaline wash to strip your paint of any oil or old wax that could have a detrimental impact on the coating installation. We then use a clay bra to remove physically embedded contaminants such as brake dust and tar.

We then usually follow with a paint correction which consists of mechanically polishing the paint to remove any imperfection such as swirls and scratches. This step ensures that the ceramic coating is install on a flawless paint since we wouldn’t want to have scratches and swirls noticeable under the coating.

Contact us today to get a free custom quote. Or call us with any question!

A warranty you can count on!

Gtechniq’s professional only coating – Crystal Serum Ultra is backed by an industry leading 9 years guarantee. In the event that your paint either loses its gloss or your paints color starts to fade, we will properly restore the impacted areas and reinstall Gtechniq Crystal Serum.

More About Gtechniq Crystal Serum Ultra

Quick Overview:

    • 10h paint protection

 

    • 9 year guarantee

 

  • Matchless levels of gloss, surface slickness, swirl and chemical resistance

More About Ceramic Pro

Quick Overview:

    • 9H ceramic coatings

 

    • Different packages available (Gold, Silver, Bronze)

 

    • 2 year to Lifetime warranty

 

  • Stunning gloss, anti-stick & self-cleaning effect, scratch resistant properties

A Message From The Owner

We offer ceramic coatings from top manufacturers in the industry offering professional-grade products, including Gloss-It, Ceramic Pro, and GTechniq.  After going through extensive training with each of these manufacturers, the highly trained staff at the Candy Shop has been certified to install their professional products, available only to trained and approved applicators.This sets us apart from our competition, being able to assure our valued customers that we have the knowledge and training necessary to safely maintain, clean, and coat your investment. Because we have gone through this extensive training and certification process, our valued customers know that each of the manufacturers stand behind us and support us, including offering warranties ranging from 2 years all the way up to lifetime.  

Our philosophy with ceramic coatings and paint correction is that there is no “one size fits all” solution. That’s why we take the time to meet one-on-one with our customers to discuss their goals, the vehicle condition, and establish realistic budgets. The process begins with a free consultation and thorough evaluation of your vehicle where we take the time to discuss each of the coating options available, review the condition of the vehicle, and educate our customers on the best option available to achieve the results they are looking for while maintaining their budget.  From there we will take the vehicle and begin the thorough process of cleaning and preparing the surface to receive the coating.

This process can take anywhere from 2 days to a week depending on the vehicle condition, amount of  prep work, and the ceramic coating solution. During the entire process we are in constant communication with our clients giving them updates on how their vehicle is transforming as we clean, polish, perform paint correction, and protect their vehicle. 

 

Why choose ceramic coating for your car? 

Here are some Q&A to help you make the best decision possible:

Q&A

Q: Does my car need paint correction before my ceramic coating?

A: Most cars we see need at least a minor one step paint correction, mostly when they are darker color finishes or not polished or detailed in the last 1 to 2 years. We recommend you visit the detail studio for a Free paint evaluation to determine the best plan of action for your vehicle.

Q: How do I know which ceramic coating to apply?

A: We recommend you choose a coating based on how long you plan on keeping the vehicle. Also do you store the car outside or inside. Depending on where you live, how much driving annually and or if your track / race the car. Please our shop and talk with one of our trained specialists to help assess your car’s needs for the right ceramic coating for you.

Q: How Do I maintain my ceramic coating after application?

A: Ceramic coated vehicles are much easier to maintain than traditionally waxes or sealed vehicles.  We recommend using a mild car shampoo with high lubricity to regularly wash your vehicle.  Because of the performance properties of ceramic coatings, you can even use a detail spray or waterless car wash to clean mild dirt, dust, and grime from the vehicle’s surface safely and easily. 

Q: Will my ceramic coating prevent all types of scratches and swirl-mark damage to my paint finish?

A: No coatings are completely scratchproof or protect 100% from all damages despite the claims many companies make. However, they are better at protecting the surface than a stand-alone clear coat, wax, or sealant.   Ceramic Coatings become a glass-like shell on top of the factory clear coat / single stage paint to help strengthen the paint surface, making the paint much more resistant to damage. The level of protection and scratch resistance depends on the type of coating, hence the numerical rating of the coatings. Additionally, since the coating is providing a super strong layer on top of the vehicle’s factory paint, it will be much easier to correct any damage that may occur to the coating than if it were just the clear coat or single stage paint by itself.

Q: Will ceramic coating stop rock chip damage
A: Not 100%, but will help reduce common road rash. Again, coatings are not a miracle in a bottle but they do provide additional resistance to damage.

Q: Will Ceramic Coating work on PPF ( Paint Protection Film )
A:  Yes, and we highly recommend our customers look at investing in a ceramic coating over their PPF or vinyl wraps. The coatings will help protect the film just like the paint surface, preserving the look and performance of the film for longer periods of time and preventing degradation from UV, heat, and other environmental elements.    

 

 

GTechniq:

Why GTechniq Crystal Serum Ultra?

Crystal Serum Ultra is the best paint protection you can get, it keeps your car looking glossy and new, prolonging the life of your paint’s perfect finish. Key to Crystal Serum Ultra’s performance gain is the introduction of a revolutionary new 7nm nanoparticle alongside an existing 20nm nanoparticle, and increasing the ratio of crosslinkers which reinforce and thicken the top layer of the coating. The hard 10h top and softer 7h base layer offer improved swirl resistance over regular 9h paint protection coatings. Compared to standard ceramic paint coatings, Crystal Serum Ultra can withstand even the strongest wash chemicals and bird droppings. The molecular structure of the hard top layer is exceptionally chemical resistant. Crystal Serum Ultra can withstand even the strongest wash chemicals and bird droppings.  Crystal Serum Ultra can be applied either as a stand-alone paint protection product, or for the best hydrophobic performance, it can be over coated with GTechniq EXO or C2. GTechniq Crystal Serum Ultra comes with a 9 year guarantee.

Why GTechniq Crystal Serum Light?
 
Crystal Serum Light offers 80% of Crystal Serum Ultra’s performance, but if applied incorrectly can be machine polished from your vehicle’s paintwork. When it comes to adding gloss, resisting swirls, contaminant and dirt repellency, GTechniq Crystal Serum and Serum Light are the pinnacle in paint protection. Serum Light forms an ultra- durable, high-gloss, slick to the touch, chemically bonding inorganic layer of 9h optically clear ceramic.  Once applied, gloss levels will remain in the upper 90th percentile for significantly longer when compared to traditional paint protection products, and cleaning your car will be a breeze. Crystal Serum Light comes with a 3 to 5 year guarantee depending on whether the coating is layered with GTechniq EXO.

Gloss It Coatings:

EVO 5H, 7H, and 9H Ceramic Nano Quartz Coating Details

The EVO 5H gives your car’s perfectly polished finish a long lasting protective coating against harsh weather, marring, water spotting, and common scratches. Don’t let the tiny bottle fool you- one 50ml bottle of EVO 5H can give 2 years of solid protective coating for 2 or 3 cars! If you are in it for the long haul when it comes having an amazing glossy finish then you need to be protecting your car with our EVO Nano Ceramic Coatings. Evo Quartz Coating 7H offers amazing semi-permanent all surface protection. Featuring the latest in nano-glass coating technology. Evo Quartz 7H has a very slick feel and produces a ultra high-gloss candy-like appearance. It is safe on conventional clear coats, single-stage paints, gel coat boat finishes, chrome, and any type of metal. Evo Quartz 7H can be applied to automotive paint finishes, plastic trim pieces, glass and makes an excellent wheel protection. Evo Quartz 7H is the ultimate all surface protection. The EVO Quartz 7H coating comes with a 3 year warranty and the EVO 9H comes with a 4 year warranty.

Evo Quartz Coating is a unique 4 stage UV filtered formula using the latest nano-ceramic and hybrid materials. Implemented thermoplastic components form a hydrophobic barrier that maintains flexibility for unmatched hardness and durability. Evo Quartz Coating base consists of silica, nitrogen, hydrogen, and organic compounds. These high performance polymers are all fluorine free and provide a combination of ultra strength technology.

An important compound of automotive coatings are solvents. The liquid consistency, viscosity, and volatility of the product is highly dependent on the said used solvent. Evo Quartz Coating does not incorporate any fragrance solvents due to increased compromise of the actual solvent. Evo Quartz Coating has excellent solvent-release properties. Up to 90% of solvents evaporate during the first 24 hours, while the remaining percentage is released within 72 hours. The solvent evaporation is greatly dependent on temperature and weather conditions.

Ceramic Pro:

Ceramic Pro is the number one nano-ceramic coating for paint protection. They have various formulas for specialized used when coating paint. These coatings are specially formulated depending if they are going to be used as a base coat, top gloss coat or for yearly renewal.

CERAMIC PRO 9H

Ceramic Pro 9H forms a permanent bond with the surface and will not wash off or break down. Ceramic Pro 9H can only be removed by abrasion. It is a highly durable protective coating that protects your paintwork from damaging contaminants. 9H can be applied in multiple layers which means the thickness of the coating can be increased with additional layers allowing a thicker/harder coating with improved scratch resistance.

  • Scratch Resistance (Above 9H)
  • Super Hydrophobic Effect
  • Weather & UV Resistance
  • Thermal Resistance (up to 1200°C)
  • Anti-Graffiti
  • Advanced Chemical Resistance
  • Oxidation & Corrosion Resistant
  • High Gloss Finish

CERAMIC PRO LIGHT

Light allows the surface to stay cleaner longer as dirt and grime will not stick to it. The super hydrophobic effect of the coating will cause water to bead up and roll of the surface along with any dirt and grime. Light is usually applied over 9H in the layering process. Though not as durable as 9H, it can also be applied on its own. Light also enhances gloss depth further on all painted surfaces for that wet look that is often hard to attain with synthetic waxes.

  • Super Hydrophobic Effect
  • Weather & UV Resistance
  • High Gloss Finish
  • Anti-Graffiti
  • Advanced Chemical Resistance
  • Oxidation & Corrosion Resistance

CERAMIC PRO SPORT

Commonly used on surfaces previously treated with CP 9H or CP Light in order to refresh their hydrophobic and UV resistant properties but can also be used as a 6-12 months stand-alone coating.

  • Easy to Apply
  • Super Hydrophobic Effect
  • Self-cleaning Effect
  • Chemical Resistance
  • UV Resistance
  • Prevents Water Spotting
  • High Gloss Finish

CERAMIC PRO STRONG

Strong is an industrial product and will work great on painted surfaces where protection is more important than flawless finish. Strong has similar characteristics to 9H but creates a thicker layer once applied.

  • Scratch Resistance (Above 9H)
  • Super Hydrophobic Effect
  • Weather & UV Resistance
  • Thermal Resistance (up to 2200°C)
  • Anti-Graffiti
  • Advanced Chemical Resistance
  • Oxidation & Corrosion Resistant

Gold Package -Lifetime Warranty

The Gold Package consists of 4 layers of Ceramic Pro 9H applied to the vehicle’s paint, providing permanent protection with a lifetime warranty. An additional layer of protection is added to exposed areas including windshield and wheels.

Includes

  • 4 Layers of 9H
  • 1 Extra Layer on Exposed Areas
  • 1 Layer of “Light” as a Top Coat
  • 1 Layer of 9H on Plastic, Rims
  • 1 Layer of “Rain” on Windshield and Front Side Windows

Silver Package – 5 Year Warranty

The Silver Package includes 1 layer of Ceramic Pro 9H applied over the vehicle’s paint, providing protection from the elements and a 5 year warranty. An additional protective layer is added to other areas including windshield and wheels.

  • 1 Layer of 9H
  • 1 Layer of “Light” as a Top Coat
  • 1 Layer of 9H on Plastic, Rims
  • 1 Layer of “Rain” on Windshield and Front Side Windows

Bronze Package -2 Year Warranty

The Bronze Package consists of 1 layer of Ceramic Pro Light applied over the vehicle’s paint. This coating protects against light scratching and provides a beautiful glossy finish with a 2 year warranty. An additional protective layer is added to other areas including windshield and wheels.

Includes

  • 1 Layer of Light
  • 1 Layer of Light on Plastic, Rims
  • 1 Layer of “Rain” on Windshield and Front Side Windows

 

Big Kid’s” Candy Shop

96-1185 Waihona St d4, Pearl City, HI 96782, USA

808-321-0697