Many car owners often face this confusion when it comes to ceramic paint protection, whether to opt for a Professional ceramic coating for cars or the DIY ceramic coating kit. What is the difference between these two? The basic difference between the two is that professional-grade ceramic coating is only applied by certified technicians, whereas some paint protections are available online for personal application.

Ceramic Coating is not a DIY product and hence, it is a must to get it applied by a trained professional. Here is why –

Prep Work

The application of the ceramic coating asks for tedious and time-consuming prep work to be done prior to the application. As you all know that Ceramic Paint Australia is not scratch-resistant, so it is important to get the repairs and fixtures done.

Being the best paint protection for cars, ceramic coating is highly durable. It lasts for a very long time. Hence, if the impurities on the car paint surface are not removed completely before the application, either the impurities will be permanently locked under the ceramic paint protection or the particular area might not be coated properly creating the risk of damage.

 Hence the prep work is important. It involves –

1.     Wash – A thorough hand wash using a degreaser is very important to remove the residues. For such a wash wax-free, gloss-free soap is used. Removing the barriers for the ceramic coating to bond with the paint, a thorough wash is required.

2.     Clay – The second step in the prep work of ceramic coating for cars is to clay the vehicle entirely while it’s still wet to remove the paint contaminations. The claying is done to achieve a surface as smooth as a glass, giving a rich look and bringing back the brilliant shine.

3.     Dry – The Ceramic coating is hydrophobic, but your car paint is not. Hence it’s a must to wipe off the water and dry the surface completely before application of the ceramic coating.

DIY prep work has plenty of chances of missing the thoroughness in this detailing and it consumes a lot of time. On the other hand, the professionals follow the ideal steps and have the upper hand of experience.


DIY ceramic coating claims to be an all-in-one product i.e. it can be used as a protectant for not just car paint surfaces but, vinyl, glass and even wheels. There can’t be an all-in-one protectant when there is a difference in material. Ceramic paint protection can be used for window tinting but there are special vinyl protectants.

The formulation of the best ceramic coating for cars uses nano-technology and includes Silicon dioxide (SiO2) sourced from quartz or sand and Titanium dioxide (TiO2) for additional hardening. Here at Diamond Plate, we use the different 9H products as exterior protectants and interior protectants. Even the interior protectants vary for vinyl, fabric and leather.

More layers with professional coating

The professional ceramic coating for cars has the option of adding multiple layers. Indeed, one can add multiple layers of DIY ceramic coatings by overlapping. However, the overlapped layers will lack the bounding property. How?

Professional Ceramic Coatings are the best paint protection for cars for a reason. They can stack up and bound due to the carrier solvents that are to be removed after application. This process of removal is delicate and requires experienced hands. The amount of these carrier solvents is reduced in the DIY Ceramic Paint Australia for easy application by an average car enthusiast.

Stacking up the DIY ceramic coats will be a complete waste of time, money, resources and efforts. Yet, it is important to add multiple layers of the nano-ceramic coating for cars to acquire depth. Hence, it’s better to opt for professional-grade ceramic paint protection. 


Relying on the excuse of DIY applications, the DIY products do not offer any warranty on the DIY ceramic paint Australia, despite the 10 years of the average life of this best paint protection for cars.

On the other hand, Diamond Plate offers the best ceramic coating for cars with 5 years of warranty on interior and external surface paint protection without any requirement of yearly inspection on new vehicles and 6 to 9 years of warranty on used vehicles.

Quantity of SiO2

As mentioned above, the ceramic paint protection is made of Silicon dioxide (SiO2) sourced from quartz or sand and Titanium dioxide (TiO2) for additional hardening. However, some DIY ceramic coating brands promote the excess percentage of SiO2 in the formulation to assure the strength and durability of the coating. However, SiO2 gives a smooth surface to the coating and creates a great hydrophobic effect. It is the TiO2 that acts as the hardening agent here.

Also, the increased amount of SiO2 in the formulation might change the water behavior on the surface of the glass coat. There are two types of water behavior. Beads and sheets. Water beads are the waterdrops left on the car paint protection surface and the sheet is a spread-out water appearance on the coating. The water drops on the ceramic-coated surface act as a magnifying glass in the sunlight causing the burning of the layer elements underneath and allowing the water to penetrate the car paint resulting in the problem of watermarks even after the installation of the ceramic coating.

Make sure you do not fall for such false promotions.

Consistency in result

Professional dealers of ceramic paint protection often come across cases of fixing the DIY coating gone wrong. No one is to blame here as said earlier, Ceramic coating for cars is not a DIY product.

Here at Diamond Plate, we’ve been successfully delivering the best paint protection for cars with the best professional services. Diamond Plate’s nano-ceramic paint coating is the best ceramic paint in Australia as it is designed to chemically react to your vehicle’s paint, creating a permanent protective shield for your vehicle’s surface.

Opt for this best ceramic coating for cars today. Reach us now!