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't My Car Already Have a Clear Coat?

Yes. For the most part, every consumer vehicle that have been produced since the 1980s has at least one layer of clear coat. When vehicles are being painted at the factory, a layer(s) of clear coat is applied on top of the color paint. This is done to help protect the paint to a certain level and is the reason why, many times, scratches can be buffed out without having to use touch-up paint - because the scratch is in the clear coat, not the color paint.

When the scratch is too deep, however, it scratches the actual paint and that is when touch-up paint is required. The problem with factory clear coat is that not only is it a minor layer of protection, but it also has the tendency to fade and wear out over time. This is why wax is used. Wax helps add an extra barrier of protection and while wax works great, it is only temporary which is why you need to apply it every 3-4 months.

So what is a protective coating?

What are Capitol Shine's Protective Coatings?

Advances in auto detailing has led to protective coatings. Our paint protection products are applied on top of that factory clear coat to provide greater protection for longer and also to help preserve the color. We offer two kinds of protection: coatings and film. Prices start as low as $250. Click here to schedule an estimate.

 is not a wax or sealant, but a nano ceramic coating that bonds with the paint and is only removed by abrasion such as machine polishing. This coating also never needs to be waxed and is: Scratch resistant UV resistant Anti-corrosive Self cleaning Provides extreme gloss Contains hydrophobic properties This product is available for the body, wheels, windshield and interior. We offer Ceramic Pro in a 2 year, 5 year and Lifetime warranty. Learn more about Ceramic Pro and the different packages we offer here.

 is an American made protective coating. This is a popular option for those looking for an alternative to Ceramic Pro and still provides great protection against UV rays, marring, oxidation and more. This product is available in 2 and 7 year warranties. Learn more about Opti-Coat Pro here.

Paint Protection Film is also offered for vehicles. Why would one choose film over a protective coating? Actually, the majority of our customers who receive film also have a protective coating applied on top of the film for even greater protection. The film we use actually increases the thickness of vehicle's body, which results in excellent protection against rock chips - the thicker the layer, the harder it is to penetrate the paint. Another reason our customers choose to wrap their vehicle in film is because of the variety of colors offered. Imagine changing your vehicle's color while preserving the original paint underneath. The film can be removed at a later time and return the vehicle to its factory color. We offer different packages of film wrapping for different areas of your vehicle. Find our packages on paint protection film here.

Beyond Your Vehicle | Our protective coatings are so good, their uses extend beyond just cars. They help protect boats from wear and tear from salt water, alkalis, acids, corrosion and more. We also use protective coatings for commercial properties in areas like elevator interiors and lobbies to help prevent scratches and marks. We have entered a new age in the way we detail and protect vehicles. Please browse our website and the links above to expand on our paint protection options.

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