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 of sticking. For Capitol Shine’s Ceramic Pro, not only does this protective coating help to repel water and avoid water marks, but it also helps protect your paint and wheels from sun damage, dirt, rocks, scratches, corrosion and more.

Here’s what hydrophobic properties look like in action – no windshield wipers needed!

In science, this is known as the “Lotus Effect.”

“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)

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See the connection?

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In addition to our Ceramic Pro product, we also offer Xpel Paint Protection Films which are extremely durable, can be removed and replaced, provide excellent rock chip protection and have self-healing effects.

Why mention the film? The majority of our customers who receive Xpel Ultimate paint protection film also have a protective coating of Ceramic Pro 9H applied on top of the film for even greater protection. Read more on that and see examples here.

Back to Ceramic Pro:


Our formula helps water to bead up on your windshield, which makes for a clearer view of the road and safer driving. What separates Capitol Shine’s Ceramic Pro formula from similar products, like Rain-X, is the durability and hydrophobic characteristics. Once applied, this product lasts up to a year! Our Ceramic Pro formula:

  • Keeps glass cleaner
  • Is super hydrophobic – up to 110 degrees
  • Allows water to roll off glass
  • Has excellent wear resistance

The video above shows just how Capitol Shine’s Ceramic Pro formula works for windshields – no wipers were needed! Explore all of our protective coatings for windshields, paint, wheels and more here, then schedule your appointment online. Please schedule your appointment at least 24 hours in advance to ensure time and date.