Ceramic Coating vs. Wax

Ceramic Coating vs. Wax

Ceramic Coating vs. Wax

By now, you may have heard of Limitless Car Care's ceramic coating options like Guard, Forged, and Valor. A question that many vehicle owners ask is, “What’s the difference between a ceramic coating and traditional auto wax?” Not to worry, we will explain!

Paste Wax

Luxury paste wax such as Vast Wax protect your vehicle’s paint as well as bring out it’s true shining potential. Depending on color, model, paint type, and condition of your vehicle, paste wax will promote your vehicles potential. The general rule of thumb is to hard wax your vehicle every three months while using spray wax in-between to maintain, protect, and shine. If you drive your vehicle in harsh conditions (heavy rain, snow, ice, hot days, etc.) it is also common practice to hard wax around every 3 months. Wax has been a staple in the automotive community for many years to protect paint and reveal a brighter shine.


Ceramic Coatings

A newer and improved option for paint protection has now become available in the form of ceramic coatings. Limitless Car Care offers three different ceramic coatings: Guard, Forged, and Valor

Over time, wax will break down and require more coatings (about every 3 months). Ceramic coatings are not a wax or sealant that will wash away or break down over time. Scientifically speaking, it is a nano-ceramic coating that forms a permanent adhesion to the paint and can only be removed through abrasion – NO chemical can dissolve the coating. 


With 10H hardness and the ability of 5+ years of protection, Guard (Ceramic Coating for Paint Surfaces) will keep your investment protected! The pencil test is used in the coating industry to determine a mineral’s hardness, and 10H is the highest on the scale. The coat will stay hard for a lifetime if maintained correctly. This permanent adhesion protects against scratches, UV rays, corrosion, heat, and more – not to mention the extreme gloss that Guard provides! 

Add long-lasting, extreme hydrophobic effects and protection for painted, powder coated, clear coated, and anodized wheel surfaces with Forged! Forged (Ceramic Coating for Caliper & Wheels) is the longest lasting and most durable form of protection for your wheels. Providing a 9H hardness and years of protection against the harshest elements you can imagine, it has increased longevity, but the ending result of the finished coating is significantly slicker! 

Valor (Ceramic Coating for Trim & Plastics) enhance the look of new plastics and prevents fading from long term UV exposure while protecting both the surface and color from oxidization. Valor is a single application protective coating that can be applied in multiple coats for additional durability and longevity.  This coating product is designed to easily be used on any plastic piece of the vehicle including trim. 


Now the real question, Ceramic Coating or Wax?

Wax is a great way to protect your vehicle’s paint. It has been a trusted formula that works as long as a regular schedule is maintained. In between a hard wax, spray wax can help provide additional protection and bring out a vehicle’s shine.  

If you are looking for greater protection beyond wax, our line of ceramic coatings may be for you. Protection is only one variable in the Limitless Ceramic lineup. The shine gained from these products is unreal and truly must be experienced to be believed. How? One of the answers lies in the hydrophobic potency of this product. The term “Hydrophobic” has to do with the water contact angle of the surface. The higher the angle, the less dirt or liquid will attach to the surface. Rather than a drive in the rain equaling a car with dirty water spots, it means your vehicle will look newly washed with virtually no dirt – every time it rains. What’s better is that this effect will last many years if maintained correctly!