4nano Ceramic Coatings
Everything you would like to know about ceramic coatings
4nano is highly specialized in ceramic paint protection coating being present on the global market for many years, protecting thousands of cars of satisfied customers both in Poland and throughout Europe. We have introduced ceramic coatings as the first company in Poland and from the very beginning we were guided by one goal – they simply have to act and make life easier for you. The range of ceramic coatings 4nano is very wide and allows you to choose the one perfectly suited to your needs.
Below you will find answers to frequently asked questions about ceramic coatings. If you still want to ask something, please contact us
Does the coating protect the paint from scratches?
Yes, but it is not a ceramic armor or armor protecting against scratches from nails or sharp bushes. The coating will protect the paint against small scratches during proper washing or drying of the car, and its main task is to reduce the adhesion of dirt and ensure a high gloss.
Does the coating have to be washed?
Yes, although the coating strongly reduces the sticking of dirt to the varnish, it will of course still get dirty, but to a much lesser extent. Protected varnish will be easy to wash and the process will take much less time. Only neutral pH shampoo and a delicate sheepskin or microfiber glove will be needed for cleaning. Hand washing will be required much less frequently, and touchless washing will be enough to maintain a clean look.
Does the ceramic coating affect the paint's original warranty?
No. The coatings bind on the top layer of varnish without intruding into its structure, have self-cleaning properties, harden the surface, boost glassiness and depth of color. In many cases, ceramic coatings have anti-corrosion properties, thus protecting and strengthening the surface.
What is the best moment to apply a ceramic coating?
Right after picking up the car from the dealer. The ceramic coating will give excellent protection to the varnish and maintain its appearance for many years. It will also save you the costs associated with polishing of a used car, as well as the time spent on preparing the area for protection.
Does the coating need to be refreshed or regenerated?
No. A good ceramic coating should work for a declared period of time without the need to add additional layers. Periodic warranty inspections are recommended (in our studies they rely only on professional detailing cleaning) to assess the condition of the coating and possible refreshing of the hydrophobic layer only.
Is the hydrophobic effect the same as the durability of the coating?
Absolutely not. The hydrophobic effect is a nice addition to the eye and help in drying the paint. A good ceramic coating will fulfill its function for a declared period of time without water splashing. The hydrophobic layer can be refreshed in a very quick and simple way, as it is on top of the coating. In our studies this treatment is most often included in the price of semi-annual washing, which are also warranty inspections.
Is it necessary to take care of the coating?
Yes, although the whole process is limited to regular cleaning with gentle detergents and periodic reviews. The user of the coating should only remember to remove insects and/or bird droppings on time. Those not removed in time may cause stains or even pitting in the coating / varnish.
How do you know if the ceramic coating is still working?
The easiest way is to inspect the varnish after ordinary washing for adhered dirt / pitch / tarnish. Only single spots of dirt are allowed. If, however, the raids appear in large numbers, please go to the point of application for inspection.
How to understand the hardness of the coating?
The hardness of ceramic coatings is expressed in a 10-degree pencil scale in H units. However, this scale should not be confused with the MOHS scale. The coating binds to the varnish and becomes part of it, modifying it, as well as taking over some of its properties, including hardness. The softer the varnish will be, the lower will be the hardness of the coating itself.
What is a hydrophobic coating?
It is a coating whose main task is pearling / dropping water from the paint coating, in other words, the coating is supposed to give the surface hydrophobic properties. As already mentioned, this effect is to please the eye as well as to facilitate the drying of the surface.
Can I wash the car on a powerwash?
As much as possible – it is even desired. Ceramic coating makes washing a car much easier, using a touchless car wash is quick, cheap and easy. Depending on your needs, we recommend cleaning with a micropowder and rinsing with the last program. We encourage you to use such car wash once every 1-2 weeks. It is forbidden to use brushes for wheels available.
Can I use a automatic car wash?
Absolutely not. Regardless of what material was used to create the cleaning brush, it is a process that will definitely draw and damage the paint and coating. Grime, dirt and constant pressure will systematically degrade surface appearance. Negative effects of the automatic car wash will be visible after the first use.
How long does the ceramic coating application last?
The application itself is not a very time-consuming process and usually takes one day. However, the preparation of the varnish for application of the coating, its refreshing or polishing, and even the thorough washing of a new car in order to ensure a proper and permanent bond may take up to several days.
Can I apply a ceramic coating to a used car?
Yes. Each varnish can be protected with a ceramic coating, although to achieve visual effects similar to a new car, in most cases, a paint correction/polishing will be required in order to achieve the best possible visual effects. In extreme cases, the varnish may not be suitable for polishing due to the degree of damage.
Does the coating make scratches more visible?
No. The coating due to its thickness (calculated in micrometers) is not able to enhance or emphasize scratches on the surface in any way. This myth most probably arose because before coating the varnish it is thoroughly cleaned, thereby eliminating any compounds filling cavities, such as coloring waxes or fillers in some polishing compounds, unveiling all the imperfections that previously were simply “hidden”.