Top 5 - Best Ceramic Coating?


So, you have decided to get into Ceramic Coatings and the next thing you want to do is to learn a bit about them, to perhaps find the best one. But none of the people you know and trust work in the Car Detailing industry. The next best thing is to look for an answer online.


 

You went online to check which Ceramic Coating to use and were ambushed by tons of products that promise hills and valleys, and all claim to be 'The best Ceramic Coating on the market'.

 

And you are overwhelmed and frankly, a little confused. Well, who can blame you?



You will see numerous lists like 'Top best Ceramic Coatings', 'Best Ceramic Coatings', 'Top Ceramic Coatings 2021', 'Top Ceramic Coatings 2022', and all those crazy titles. But who to trust? Can you even trust what we are writing here? Again, who can blame you? No one.



A little about us


We are in the automotive exterior detailing business and we focus mainly on paint protection for cars - namely Ceramic Coatings. We've been working in the detailing for about 15 years now and we have seen and used it all. Some to great success, some not so much. We find that it is always best to test a product before applying any judgment to it.


red ceramic coated supercar

Prejudice and brand likeness or dislike can be powerful things and it sometimes clouds our view of how things are. That is why it is very important to do those tests properly and as scientific as the situation allows. It is important to us because we want to leave a good impression on our customers and we want to build up our reputation in a good way. To do that, when it comes to Ceramic Coatings, we need to be 100% sure what a specific Ceramic Coating does and how it does it.


You can click here if you would like to know how we test, review and grade Ceramic Coating products.



applying ceramic coating

Today we will make a list of the five Ceramic Coatings we have worked with and made a review on. We have ranked them based on our own experience and opinion of those listed products. Since we aren't sponsored by anyone we are free to rate those products as they really are and based on how they perform in the real world - good or bad. Some of these we have made a review on because they were interesting, different in some way or simply it was marketed as the best and we just had to know.


We have sorted all the Ceramic Coatings we have done a review on into one nice Top List so you can see for yourself what is what quickly. So, let us see what this top 5 list looks like.



Top 5 Best Ceramic Coatings ranked by Ceramic Coat Expert:

 

1. CarPro CQuartz UK 3.0 Kit with Reload


carpro best ceramic coating

We have been using this product for a very long time now and we know its ins and outs. We use this specific product for our customers because we want to give them the best product that we can stand behind. And currently, that is CarPro CQuartz UK 3.0. CarPro, you might have heard about them if you are into Ceramic Coatings already! We aren't sponsored by them to say this, but still, we have decided to use this product because when compared to other contenders this one just simply performed better in a way that works for us. Some of these products might excel in certain categories compared to CarPro but this one is just an all-around winner, we feel. This Ceramic Coating also promotes its 9H hardness level.


How we have graded this product:

  • product lifetime when applied: A

  • resistance to elements: A

  • resistance to damage: B

  • resistance to chemicals: A

  • application difficulty: C

  • hydrophobic properties: A

  • gloss / shine: B

Average grade: B


Cost: 47.33$ / 1 fl oz

1.60$ / 1 ml


Taking into account how much this product costs compared to what it offers, we simply had to put it in the first place. It was a no-brainer really. If we find a product that surpasses this one we will surely update this list to keep you informed with fresh data.



If you would like to see our full review of CarPro CQuartz UK 3.0 Kit with Reload, then click here.


If you wish to buy CarPro CQuartz UK 3.0 Kit with Reload - click here!


 

2. Gtechniq Crystal Serum Light Ceramic Coating


gtechniq ceramic coating

GTechniq CSL is definitely where it should be according to our opinion. It not being the top product doesn't mean it is not amazing, because it surely is. It was a tight battle for the top with this one. There are a couple of things that separate it from being at the top, and those are - gloss, price, and utility. It is just a bit more expensive than our number one while it provides you with the Ceramic Coating only, whereas with CQuartz UK 3.0 you get much much more for your money. Other than that, placing those two products next to each other, you would hardly notice a difference. An overall amazing product nonetheless!


How we have graded this product:

  • product life time when applied: A

  • resistance to elements: A

  • resistance to damage: B

  • resistance to chemicals: A

  • application difficulty: C

  • hydrophobic properties: A

  • gloss / shine: C

Average grade: B


Cost: 65.06$ / 1 fl oz

2.20$ / 1 ml


The price tag on this puppy isn't the highest there is and it surely thanks you for every penny spent on it with its amazing performance. If it weren't for a few hiccups, this product could have easily made 1st place.



If you would like to see our full review of Gtechniq Crystal Serum Light Ceramic Coating, then click here.


If you wish to buy Gtechniq Crystal Serum Light Ceramic Coating - click here!


 

3. Drexler Ceramic Coating Kit 30ml + 50ml


drexler ceramic coating

Drexler Ceramic Coating Kit 30ml + 50ml can be an amazing product if you go for the 2 base layers and 1 top coat layer strategy but it can also limit the usage of the coating. If you have a large vehicle, then you just might have to rely on only 1 base coating because of the limited amount you get. It can be tricky if you are a novice when it comes to Ceramic Coatings in general. Drexler provides its customers with everything they need to do the job right. It is great value for a solid price. We were very impressed by its resistance to chemicals, making it one of the most resistant and durable Ceramic Coatings we have tested so far.


How we have graded this product:

  • product lifetime when applied: B

  • resistance to elements: B

  • resistance to damage: B

  • resistance to chemicals: A

  • application difficulty: D

  • hydrophobic properties: B

  • gloss / shine: B

Average grade: B


Cost: 66.96$ / 1 fl oz

2.26$ / 1 ml


The only obvious downside to this coating is its requirement to apply a base coating followed by a top coating. That can cause complications as it prolongs the application process by a lot compared to some other products. If you aren't organized, prepared, and quick, you might get in trouble with crystalized coating solution on the applicators or buffing microfiber towels. We recommend this product for advanced or expert users. If you are one, this product will do you just fine and you will be very pleased with the results!



If you would like to see our full review of the Drexler Ceramic Coating Kit 30ml + 50ml, then click here.


If you wish to buy Drexler Ceramic Coating Kit 30ml + 50ml - click here!


 

4. GYEON quartz MOHS Ceramic Coating


gyeon ceramic coating

When using quality Ceramic Coating on your car you want, above all else, for the coating to last a long time. With all the preparation work that goes before you apply the coating on your car, you really want to make sure that the product lasts for as long as possible. Now that time is extendable with proper maintenance, but you do not want to really on that. That should be an extra bonus, not the base stat. GYEON quartz MOHS Ceramic Coating is good or at least very decent across all the categories except the lifetime of the coating itself. That is the only reason it ranked so low compared to its competitors.


How we have graded this product:

  • product life time when applied: C

  • resistance to elements: B

  • resistance to damage: B

  • resistance to chemicals: B

  • application difficulty: D

  • hydrophobic properties: A

  • gloss / shine: A

Average grade: B


Cost: 45.98$ / 1 fl oz

2.59$ / 1 ml


What separates this product from others is also its price point. And it is by no means cheap, but at least GYEON provides you with Q2M Cure as a way to refresh or regenerate the Ceramic Coating after each wash. This way they have managed to fix its biggest flaw, making it an overall good Ceramic Coating if you cannot get your hands on any of the above.



If you would like to see our full review of GYEON quartz MOHS Ceramic Coating, then click here.


If you wish to buy GYEON quartz MOHS Ceramic Coating - click here!


 

5. Weiruixin 10H Ceramic Coating 3.0


weiruixin 10h ceramic coating

Last place... Weiruixin 10H Ceramic Coating 3.0 catches your eye very easily with its low price tag, and the 50ml bottle as opposed to the usual 30ml that you usually get with other Ceramic Coating products. It also promotes 10H toughness as opposed to the 9H that you get with other coatings. Well, what could go wrong here? Turns out, a lot. It just didn't deliver what it promised. The overall lifetime of the product isn't satisfactory and it easily erodes on a small number of washes. The toughness rating isn't 10H, well we found it less tough than 9H even. That one isn't a huge deal when it comes to Ceramic Coatings, but the false advertising just makes you question everything about it.


How we have graded this product:

  • product life time when applied: C

  • resistance to elements: C

  • resistance to damage: D

  • resistance to chemicals: C

  • application difficulty: C

  • hydrophobic properties: C

  • gloss / shine: B

Average grade: C


Cost: 14.79$ / 1 fl oz

0.50$ / 1 ml


The price point really explains what this product is. It could be more, it could be better, but it simply isn't. What we find this product to be good at is when it's being used as a training or entry-level Ceramic Coating for absolute beginners. That way you are able to learn the coating paint protection process and work on your technique while not spending a hefty amount of money.



If you would like to see our full review of Weiruixin 10H Ceramic Coating 3.0, then click here.


If you wish to buy Weiruixin 10H Ceramic Coating 3.0 - click here!


 

where to watch tnf

Well, there you have it. All our reviewed Ceramic Coatings are in one place for you to see. We felt that this list was needed so our readers do not have to go through each and every review to see where a certain product stands compared to the rest. You always have the option to read a full review should you want to anyway. UPDATE: We've worked on a number of articles after we tested a couple of new ceramic coating products! The latest is CarPro CQUARTZ Lite, Nano Bond Ceramic Coating PRO, Adam's Advanced Graphene Coating, and there are more coming soon!


water beading on dark grey surface

We are looking to make a top 10, or a top 15 list in the future. Since we have worked with many more other brands, perhaps more popular ones even and we have a fairly good amount of experience with those as well.


It would be neat to see a big list of coatings so you can see what the market looks like when it comes to Ceramic Coatings, you educate yourself and you even have a bit of fun reading all of it!



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