Similar to wax, the best ceramic coating for cars is meant to protect the exterior of any vehicle—in particular, the paint finish. What it offers, above all, is UV protection, chemical stain protection, and a hydrophobic film to fend off moisture and inclement weather. The better brands are easy to apply, and offer a multitude of protections, albeit at a reasonable price. We rounded up the best ceramic coating for cars in 2021 for you.
Shine Armor’s full-featured ceramic spray is a 3-in-1 formula that washes, coats, and shines a vehicle surface. It doesn’t leave any streaks or smears and uses a simple spray-wipe application method.
While a car should still be washed before applying the Shine Armor spray, it offers a waterless wash to help remove anything that’s missed. It also shines up any surface and adds a protective hydrophobic coating, which lasts for about two to three months. It just needs to be sprayed onto a surface and then wiped off. It works great for exterior paint, glass, wheels, rims, and even interiors.
Meguiar’s spray is one of the easiest to use, and requires no wiping, rubbing, curing, or buffing. Just spray it on and rinse it off. It provides long-lasting protection against water beading and UV.
Available in a large, 32-ounce bottle, Meguiar’s ceramic wax coating works wonderfully and applies effortlessly. Just a quick spray and a rinse leave a strong, hydrophobic coating on the surface of any vehicle for quite some time. It protects against water beading and UV, and its effects last longer than conventional wax solutions.
With one of the cheapest prices on the list, Mother’s ceramic coating is easy to use—just spray it on and wipe off. It’s also suitable for standalone and additive applications.
For those that want to use the Mother ceramic coating as a standalone product that’s fine, but it can also be used as a booster over-the-top of existing sealants or waxes. It’s applied simply by spraying the bottle contents evenly on a surface and then wiping them off. The coating provides long-term protection from continuous water beading, UV, and more. It’s made with a blend of Silicon Dioxide (SiO2) and Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) and comes in a 24-ounce bottle.
By Melissa Bartholomew
Melissa is a clinical pharmacist licensed for practice in multiple US states. Her expertise stems from her near-decade long experience in the industry. Melissa began her pharmacy journey with her undergraduate biology and chemistry degrees, and later went on to earn her doctorate in pharmaceutical and health sciences. When she is not working, she is spending time with her children and furthering her passion for wellness.