Detailing Basics: Chapter 3 Protection


After you've spent time and money on a paint correction, the last thing you want is for your paint to become damaged again. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to protect your paint and keep it looking its best.

Here are a few things you can do to protect your paint after paint correction:


Wax is perhaps the most common and recognized type of paint protection, leaving a glossy finish on your vehicle. Wax does protect against dirt and grime, but even a car coated in wax is still susceptible to scratches, chips, scuff marks, and chemicals. In fact, detergent quickly removes wax coatings. (suggested; KCx Hand Wax)


When sealants are applied to a car’s exterior, it generates a bond to the paint’s surface. Engineered to hold out longer than waxes, sealants last up to six months when treated with care. Protective sealants were created to improve vehicles’ glossiness while offering high-quality paint protection.  (suggested; Menzerna Power Lock)

Ceramic and Graphene Coating

Car Coating lasts longer than both wax and sealant. During the application process of this paint protection, liquid polymer is applied to your vehicle’s exterior. The coating creates a chemical bond with the paint’s surface and can last from 2-5 years, depending on the type of Coating. This type of protection works extremely well against paint damage from UV rays and road chemicals. (suggested ceramic coating; Ceramic Allround 2.0)

Paint Protection Film

Of the different types of auto paint protection, protective film lasts the longest. Composed of thermoplastic urethane, auto paint protection film is applied to the areas of the exterior that are most exposed to paint damage. It’s not usually the choice for all-over vehicle coverage, but paint protection film is great and long-lasting for your car’s target areas.


For more information on different types of coatings refer; Ceramic vs Graphene vs PPF