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Ceramic Coating for Vehicles Without Clear Coat


At Team Nutz, we pride ourselves on staying at the forefront of vehicle detailing technology. One question we often get is whether ceramic coating can be applied to vehicles that lack a clear coat. We’re here to tell you that the answer is yes!

Understanding Ceramic Coating

Ceramic coating is a liquid polymer applied to the exterior of a vehicle. It creates a protective layer that bonds with the paint. Traditionally, ceramic coatings are designed to work best with a vehicle’s clear coat, providing protection against UV rays, chemical stains, and minor scratches. Team Nutz uses graphene which provides better paint protection than traditional ceramic coatings. But what about vehicles without a clear coat?

Can You Apply Ceramic Coating to a Vehicle Without Clear Coat?

What the Internet Says

According to discussions on Reddit, users have shared valuable insights on this topic. One user mentioned that ceramic coating can indeed be applied to single-stage paint, which is common in older cars lacking a clear coat1. The key to success lies in the preparation of the surface before applying the coating.

Preparation is Key

Prepping the surface correctly is crucial to ensure effective bonding of the ceramic coating to the paint underneath. Users recommend rejuvenating the paint before applying the ceramic coating. We couldn’t agree more. This step helps to improve the adhesion of the coating, ensuring maximum protection and shine, and make sure to even out the color so damaged paint doesn’t show through the ceramic coating.

Recommendations for Application

Some users on the reddit suggest using a ceramic all-in-one wax for cars without a clear coat. We disagree and recommend graphene. It is more durable and provides next level shine. Over the counter products though some may be better than others, often aren’t mixed as well or are a cheaper, less effective formula to match the desired price point. Additionally, when you are looking to have ceramic coating applied on your vehicle, hiring a professional like Team Nutz is best since experience goes a long way to ensure an effective coating.

Why Choose Team Nutz?

At Team Nutz, we have extensive experience in vehicle customization and detailing. Our team is well-versed in the latest techniques and products, ensuring your vehicle receives the best care possible. Whether your car has a clear coat or not, we can help protect and enhance its appearance with our professional-grade ceramic coatings.

Benefits of Ceramic Coating:

Protection Against UV Rays: Prevents fading and oxidation.
Chemical Resistance: Protects against bird droppings, tree sap, and road salt.
Ease of Cleaning: Reduces dirt and grime accumulation.
Enhanced Gloss: Provides a deep, glossy finish.

Learn more benefits here: Benefits of Ceramic Coating

Visit Us Today

Don’t let the absence of a clear coat stop you from giving your vehicle the best protection available. At Team Nutz, we’re ready to help you achieve a stunning, long-lasting finish with our ceramic coating services. Visit our website or contact us today to learn more about how we can protect and enhance your vehicle.



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