Paint Coatings

At Signature Blue Auto Care, we offer our clients various protective coating options with different levels of protection and value. Each of these options provides something a bit different, but they all produce one significant result: durable protection with excellent shine. We offer coating applications for cars, motorcycles and any other vehicles or individual parts, such as wheels, headlights, and engine components. More information on paint coatings and options we offer is available on our Protective Car Coatings page.
Below you’ll find a list of service options we offer to utilize Long-Term Protective Coatings with descriptions and expected prices.

Protecting the paint is our main objective with the paint protection coatings and one for which they were initially created. To ensure a nice finish and proper bonding, we require the Paint Enhancement Detail before a coating application in order to fully decontaminate the paint and greatly improve surface defects. Most used vehicles will require two or more stages of Paint Correction, depending on the overall condition and owner’s expectations. The polishing will not only make the paint more aesthetically pleasing before the coating is applied, but extends the overall durability of the installed coating.

Application of a premium paint coating to all painted panels and headlights (Including our Paint Enhancement)
Note: Additional paint correction may be recommended and required for vehicles with moderate paint defects.

  • Prices starting at $975 for cars and $1125 for SUVs (22PLE ZX Mistico Elemento, Gtechniq Crystral Serum Light)
  • Prices starting at $875 for cars and $1025 for SUVs (22ple VX Pro2, Gtechniq C1 Crystal Laquer)
  • Prices starting at $750 for cars and $900 for SUVs (C-Quartz, GTechniq Exo V2, 22ple VX3)

Protecting wheels are just as important as protecting the paint on a vehicle, especially when it comes to some extremely expensive wheels on today’s sports cars and exotics. We can protect only the wheel faces after the wheels are washed, or we can perform a full wheel off detail and coating in which case we also clean and coat painted brake calipers. Full wheel detailing is preferred before an initial application of a protective coating because the wheels get a thorough cleaning and are protected inside and out. For more info on the wheel detailing service, please visit our Additional Services page.
Prices starting at $100 for wheel faces and $250 for full wheel detailing and coating

While we normally apply protective coatings to paint or wheels, many clients request custom applications to protect other parts of their vehicle or completely different vehicles. We are more than happy to tailor the protection packages for your specific needs. Some of our typical custom applications include:

  • Glass
  • Interior Leather and Upholstery
  • Exhausts and muffler tips
  • Brake calipers
  • Plastic trim
  • Headlights
  • Engine components and carbon fiber parts
  • Motorcycles

Please contact us for a quote on a specific service

22PLE (Read About It Here) 5+ Years Protection

22PLE ZX Mistico Elemento was conceived with a singular goal in mind — to be the highest performance paint protection coating available. To achieve this and to get this absolutely right, 22ple have continuously developed this over the course of 5 years before being satisfied to call this… the Ultimate Paint Protection Glass Coat!

Gtechniq Crystal Serum Light (Read About It Here) 3+ Years 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.

CarPro Cquartz Coating: 1-2 Years Protection

Cquartz offers an extremely durable hard glass coat which can help protect against minor scratches, acid rain, bird droppings, corrosive traffic film, tar and harmful UV rays for more than 2 years.
As well as protecting it also offers a deep, rich gloss with self-cleaning properties, making future washing of your vehicle, faster and easier. Cquartz can prevent 50% of light wash marring.
Ultra hard CQuartz contains ceramic nano particles found within glass, the result is a highly reflective, transparent layer offering incredible durability
The average thickness of Cquartz layer is between 1 µm ~2 µm.
Once applied, Cquartz forms a strong chemical bond, cross-linking during the curing process. This offers excellent durability, with a high level of gloss & reflectivity.
Cquartz active ingredients form a precise and uniformed level layer, giving strong water and oil repellence. Thus preventing stains on the paints surface.
Resists extremely high temperatures. Feel free to coat engine components, etc that correspond to the materials shown.

What are glass/crystal coatings?
Glass and crystal coatings are the latest and most revolutionary way to protect the paint on your vehicle or aircraft on the market today. Using nanotechnology, these coatings bind to the surface creating an extremely durable and protective layer; separating your vehicles paint and interior surfaces from the harsh elements of the environment.

What is nanotechnology?
Nanotechnology is engineering, science, and technology conducted at the molecular and atomic level. In the case of coatings, this is beneficial because characteristics such as hardness, lightness, smoothness, and heat resistance can be manipulated to be greatly enhanced.

What are the differences between waxes, synthetic sealants, and coatings?
When faced with the options of what you want to protect your vehicle with, we find that educating you on the difference between coatings, waxes, and sealants can aid you in choosing the protection that best suits your needs.

Wax has been around since the dawn of auto detailing and probably isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. While wax adds a natural and beautiful shine to paint, its UV protective properties can be less than sub-par unless it is genuine 100% Carnauba wax. Jars of pure carnauba wax can range upwards of $400 for a single container! Even at this level, your paint will be protected only for a few months.

Synthetic Sealants
Synthetic sealants are man-made and polymer-based which adhere and bind to clear-coat. They are purposely designed for longevity and protection against UV Rays and elements of our environment. They can last anywhere from 2 months up to 8-12 months depending which you choose. Aside from protection, sealants add a deep shine, as well excellent water beading and hydrophobic properties.

Coatings have been popular in Europe for the last several years and they have been growing in popularity ever since they’ve been introduced into the United States. Coatings offer the highest level of protection and shine when pitched against waxes and sealants. At the entry level, coatings can last 6 months; and depending what level you prefer, they can outlast the life of the car under proper maintenance. Bugs, tar, sap, and bird droppings all remove with ease and the damaging effects of all of these elements are minimized by 99% due to the extremely durable properties of the coating itself. Another amazing characteristic of coatings is their scratch resistant properties

Why choose glass/crystal coatings?
This is the ten dollar question. Why choose a glass coating for your vehicle? The real question is why not? Glass coatings are the ultimate form of protection against UV rays and the harsh elements in the Earth’s environment. Think of coatings as another layer of clear-coat stacked on top of the clear-coat of your vehicle; only stronger, harder, and offer durability second to none.

We like to make this analogy: Imagine standing on a gravel road and rolling a candle down it. The candle would pick up dirt, gravel, and other debris that would be embedded in the surface. Candles are made with wax. The same properties apply to your paint. Dirt and debris attract to wax.

Now imagine the same scenario only with a glass. There is no debris or rocks that will be lodged into the surface. The same applies to your vehicle. The surfaces of your vehicle will stay cleaner, longer. After a wash, your vehicle will still have that same deep, wet looking shine as the day you picked it up from us.

How long can I expect my coating to last?
The longevity of glass and crystal coatings depends on a couple variables; the first being the type of coating you choose to have us apply. There are single application coatings as well as multi-level applications which give better hardness and durability. Another variable to longevity is how well you maintain your vehicle after the coating is applied. Many people think that by the claims of ‘no wax ever again’ that they can just wash their car indefinitely without the coating wearing off. Many coating companies claim some of their products last a lifetime or 10 years, 5 years, etc. We believe some of these companies’ claims to be true, however, they still need to be properly maintained. We recommend once a coating is applied; you should visit our Signature Blue Auto Care detailing facility on a quarterly or bi-annual basis to maintain the coating and apply an extra layer of protection to keep your paint in the best shape it possibly can. The biggest issue after a coating is applied is how your vehicle is maintained. If someone runs their car through a tunnel wash or a hand wash service that uses harsh soaps, detergents or abrasion through brushes, this can compromise the coatings lifespan by half.

The bottom line is that whether your car is coated, wax, or sealed, proper maintenance is key to maximizing longevity of your protection.

How do coatings work?
Coatings work due to nanotechnology. Since molecules and atoms are manipulated to optimize temperature resistance and hardness, this gives coatings hydrophobic properties. Hydrophobia literally means ‘fear of water.’ This property is what makes water literally fall off the surface when it makes contact. The amount of hydrophobia a surface can obtain depends on its anchor pattern.

What is an anchor pattern?
An anchor pattern is simply the profile of a surface. Every surface at the microscopic level has “peaks and valleys”. Your vehicle’s clear coat and paint have an anchor pattern that generally has long peaks and valleys. The longer they are, the more risk there is for particles in the environment to embed themselves into, and the increased chance of corrosion, both which can lead to clear coat and paint failure. Coatings have very short peaks and valleys; when applied to paint, they adhere and form a protective layer over the anchor patterns of paint, leaving the top of the surface with a durable layer and an anchor pattern that is highly resistant to the elements mentioned above. The smaller the anchor pattern, the less chance of corrosion. When peaks and valleys are shorter, the surface will feel smooth to the touch.

What preparation is needed before I have my vehicle coated?
We recommend having the paint of your vehicle as close to perfect as possible before applying a glass or crystal coating. If scratches and imperfections are not removed prior to application, they will be trapped under the surface of the coating and will not be able to be removed unless drastic measures are taken such as wet sanding to remove the coating, then removing the scratches, and then reapplying the coating after the scratches are taken out. Depending on the condition of your vehicle will determine which paint correction package of ours best suits your vehicle’s needs. Our paint correction services begin with the DELUXE “VIVID BLUE” DETAIL STAGE 1. Visit our services page at the following link.