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10Dec/18

What Is A “Hydrophobic” Surface? – Capitol Shine’s Ceramic Pro and PPF

Applying Capitol Shine’s Ceramic Pro formula to the surface of your car’s paint, glass, wheels and interior creates a “hydrophobic” surface, meaning the surface literally repels liquids – water rolls off instead ofRead More…

06Aug/18

Doesn’t My Car Already Have a Clear Coat?

Paint Protection In addition to paint correction services (think fixing scratches and swirl marks), Capitol Shine also offers a variety of paint protection options to meet the needs of each vehicle. Doesn’tRead More…

23Apr/18

The Lotus Effect and Hydrophobic Surfaces – Capitol Shine’s Ceramic Pro

“The lotus effect refers to self-cleaning properties that are a result of ultrahydrophobicity as exhibited by the leaves of Nelumbo or ‘lotus flower.’” (source) Why are we talking about the hydrophobic properties of a plant? Because it’sRead More…

23Nov/15

Happy Thanksgiving from Capitol Shine!

Closed Thanksgiving Day Just a friendly reminder that all Capitol Shine locations will be closed on Thursday, November 26 in observance of Thanksgiving. We will be open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.Read More…

05Oct/15

Capitol Shine’s Ceramic Pro RAIN for Windshields

With the recent onslaught of rain in the DC Metro area, there’s no better time to think about making your vehicle safer. You may have heard about our protective coating products like American-made Opti-Coat Pro, or the hardest paint protectionRead More…