Car Graphene and Ceramic Paint Protection Coatings in Sydney

Paint Protection

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PAINT PROTECTION, what is it? And is it really needed?

Find out what it actually means, whether it is necessary for your car’s paintwork, and what it involves.

By the end of this read, we hope you will be able to understand this subject better and make a well informed decision.

Of course, in case of any further questions, feel free to give us call at A Buff & Beyond Sydney.

 

Car Paint Protection

What is it?

Paint Protection is a transparent coating that is applied over the car’s paintwork to protect the paint from damage caused by the sunlight, chemicals, light scratches and more whilst also having the added benefit of keeping your car looking cleaner for much longer and making it much easier to clean thanks to its hydrophobic/water repellant properties. The most durable forms of paint protection are Ceramic Coatings and Graphene Coatings.

But

Why would this be needed? Is the topcoat not already designed to protect the vehicle’s colour and shine?

Yes, that is true, but…

Does my car need paint protection?

What you may want to consider

BLOG Cross section for automotive paint (1) Your cars paintwork has an extremely thin transparent clear coat on top of your cars paint colour. The job of your car’s clear topcoat is to protect the colour coat underneath and add shine. However, a car’s condition declines over time due to its constant exposure to a wide range of environmental factors, such as acid rain, sunlight, tree sap, bird poo, abrasive washing methods and more. Additionally, in the Australian climate, your car’s paintwork needs regular maintenance if you want it to last, otherwise your clear topcoat will fail and the only way to repair it is to respray the car which will cost tens of thousands of dollars, not to mention the quality assurance issues that come with respray work. But for a fraction of that cost, paint protection is the prevention – which is better than a cure.

Paint Protection is specifically designed to protect the clear coat and base colour of your car from the constant expsoure of the sun, chemicals, bird poo and more by adding the extra layer of protection. The top coat of your car is very thin (about 0.076mm thin!) and new cars are even less! Without this added layer of protection, all those environmental contaminations would be directly damaging and wearing into your paint or clear coat rather than attacking that protective layer designed to take the hits. It is also noteworthy that with each wash, you will unavoidably introduce ever so small scratches and swirl marks to the top coat which will leave the paint gradually looking dull and aged.

In summary, the benefits of paint protection are:

These benefits don’t mean you have a bulletproof shield around your car so that you can abuse it or not maintain it at all, but it means your car is better protected. Some paint protection products will need to be reapplied after 3 years, others after many more – this depends on the life of the vehicle as in Australia harsh conditions are just about anywhere the sun shines as the high levels of UV light does huge damage to modern paint products.

Different types of Paint Protection

Ceramic coatings vs. graphene coatings

Both the terms “Ceramic Coating” and “Graphene Coating” are only names for identification and simple recognition. In fact, most of the coating products in the market are made from silicone polymers. Ceramic Coatings are named because of the addition of Silicone Dioxide (SiO2, the major composition of sand, glass, quartz) in a silicone polymer coating while Graphene Coatings are named due to the use of reduced Graphene Oxide (rGO). In the case of Artdeshine Nano Graphene Coating, both SiO2 and rGO are used.

Ceramic Coatings

Ceramic Coatings are primarily silica-based products that create a hard, glass-like coating on top of the existing clear coat which adds a protective layer, depth and gloss. This additional layer is hydrophobic (water-repellent) which is also resilient to UV, chemicals, contaminants such as bird droppings and extreme heat (great for Australia!). It repels dust and dirt and helps to prevent minor scratches, swirls and other unwanted marks. 

Visit our ceramic coating page for more information.

Pros

  • Lasts a minimum of 2-3 years – can be longer when correctly maintained
  • Strong protection against: dirt, dust and grime, UV, water, heat and chemicals
  • Helps to slow down environmental damage such as oxidation and rusting
  • Prevents minor damage like scratches, swirls and marring
  • Gives depth and gloss to the paintwork
  • Easier to clean and maintain

Graphene Coatings

Graphene Coatings are a polymer-based product (as most of the Ceramic Coatings are) which has added reduced Graphene Oxide (rGO) in it due to its protection properties. 

Hence it provides the same benefits as ceramic coating with added protection properties due to the fact that is also contains rGO.  The addition will assist with reducing etching, spotting, staining and reinforces the polymetric structure or matrixes which results in a stronger and toucher coating.

Its high flexibility means that Graphene Coatings will cover the entire vehicle and bond with the applied surfaces cohesively for superior all-round protection. Maximal resistance against harsh weather conditions and contamination due to its super-hydrophobic properties means water, rain, dirt, dust and other environemtal fallout have a harder time latching to the paintwork, almost acting as a repellent. Also, thanks to its advanced thermal regulation, it provides excelled defensive properties over ceramic coatings in the Australian climate.

Pros

  • Lasts a minimum of 5 years
  • Strong protection against: dirt, dust and grime, UV, water, heat and chemicals
  • Easier to clean and maintain
  • Prevents minor damage like scratches, swirls and marring
  • Gives depth and gloss to the paintwork
  • Less prone to water spotting
  • Easier application process
  • Reduction in heat absorption on treated surfaces
  • Longer durability

Before we get started

Prepering your vehicle

The paintwork of your vehicle should be in ‘top’ condition before locking it in with your chosen form of protection – especially when the car will be coated with ceramic or graphene coating. This means, your car should be thoroughly inspected and may need to undergo paint correction before the application.

Before we at A Buff & Beyond apply any paint protection to the vehicles paintwork, we carry out a detailed paint inspection with you either in person or over a video call where we will inform you of any paint defects found in the paintwork and may recommend the removal of these unsightly defects before the application of a paint protection coating. Find our paint correction and paint protection service packages here for more information.

Conclusion

Is it worth it?

It is often said: Prevention is better than cure.

And this might be the case for you with the investment of paint protection. It really depends on how you view it.

As previously mentioned, the cost to respray a car’s paintwork or fix small imperfections is very expensive – much more than adding a layer of protection which has the added benefits of making it easier to maintain, clean and makes your car looks glossy.

Graphene coating or Ceramic Coating? The choice is yours! If you would like A Buff & Beyond to inspect your vehicles paintwork and provide a professional assessment, feel free to give us a call. We would be happy to answer any questions, or view our Paint Protection packages and prices via the link below

All our Car detailing Packages include a car paint correction process which permanently removes paint defects and restores gloss and shine to your vehicles paintwork. Once the paint correction process is complete, the shine is locked in with a high-gloss professional grade paint protection coating which will last for years to come. We are accredited installers of both ceramic coatings and graphene coatings.

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DURATION

1.5 days

Vehicle requires free assessment and evaluation at our workshop prior to price confirmation and booking

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DURATION

2-3 days

Vehicle requires free assessment and evaluation at our workshop prior to price confirmation and booking

INCLUDES

DURATION

2-3 days

Vehicle requires free assessment and evaluation at our workshop prior to price confirmation and booking

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DURATION

5+ days

Vehicle requires free assessment and evaluation at our workshop prior to price confirmation and booking

WHY NOT CONTACT US TO DISCUSS YOUr CAR?

Or just pop in and show us your car in person, any time we’re open.

Honest Reviews

We love to build relationships with our Clients, that is why all our services include direct contact and discussion with Fouad about your vehicle, including maintenance training, product advice and even after-hours support for years to come. 

Ja T
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I normally do not like to review any businesses but I think I need to for this one, because I did owe previous reviews that made me make decision to contact Fouad. Even tho I am living 150kms from his business workshop. All car lovers if you are thinking of minor paint corrections and paint coating. You would be thinking which types would suit you best, price would come into consideration as well. And for sure we all would love to get the best product and services with the cheapest price. I am the same. The price for Ceramic or Graphene coating is surely much higher than normal waxing. But im thinking of timing to do the coating and the durability of these products per days. Ceramic/Graphene is clearly a better choice for me. Why doing it with the buff and beyond? Please ask Fouad about products he uses and how he would treat your car and compare with other quotes you have before making your decision. It’s like everything. Quality and service versus price. If you love your car and take pride of it. No better place to do car coating than with him. From the start. Quoting was quick it came with explanation of each types of product. Made it easy to choose what suited you most. Scheduling was easy, actually booking my car into service with the Porsche took longer. So all work out well. His workshop is super clean and professional . Everything was delivered on time as promised no delay. The result is amazing. Like I did a new paint on my car. And also coating on windscreen was a cherry on the cake. No more dirty water marks. Communicate with Fouad was easy and professional. Every questions were answered with patient and willingness to make you understand. He is a gentleman absolute pleasure to deal with. Hope my review would help anyone who is thinking of doing coating and thank you Fouad for your amazing job 🙏
Neil Rahill
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A Buff & Beyond done an amazing job on my 24 year old black Toyota Starlet GT Turbo this week. The car had a dodgy respray done at some point in its life and the paint work was far from perfect. To add to this, the roof was very badly sun damaged, with white blotches all over it. I brought the car to Fouad for an initial consultation and after taking some paint thickness measurements, he was confident that he could get the roof back to black and tidy up the majority of the rest of the body. We agreed that the silver package was the way forward for this car. I could not be happier with the outcome! The roof is as close to perfect as could be achieved, as are all of the other panels given the age of the car & the previous botched paint job. He was so careful around some of the existing paint defects to ensure no further damage occurred. Fouad takes great pride in his work and the proof is undoubtedly in the outcome! Highly recommend the work that this company do & I will certainly be back with other vehicles. Thanks Fouad & team.
Maya Yamada
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It's very hard to find honest people in this business. I’m so happy found him! Fouad has shown nothing but professionalism and honesty to me with my car. He told me what and what was not recommended for my car. I have recommended him to friends who have also come back with nothing but positive comments about his work. Don't fall for the dealership paint protection package, let Fouad show you what REAL paint protection is!
Chris Sharp
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We had a new BMW paint protected with a buff and beyond, great service and a great result. They are very helpful and knowledgeable about what your car needs. Thanks guys
Shane ONeill
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I recently got my new car graphene coated along with the bronze new car package at A Buff & Beyond. I am delighted with the outcome. Significantly better than what I could have got at the dealer. Dealing with Fouad was a pleasure. He provided great insights into the process and the products used as well as providing extremely helpful suggestions regarding maintenance in order to keep the car looking its best. His attention to detail and quality workmanship is exemplary and I would have no hesitation in recommending A Buff & Beyond.
Yuriy Aleksanyan
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A Buff & Beyond is the place to take you car in no matter of the size, to get it professionally coated it at the most efficient time. I have taken my Ford Ranger in for a Bronze pack to get it coated as the car was completely new. The car was already nice and shiny but seeing it after it has been coated, it has completely transferred the look, where the colour has started to pop more and it also became very smooth and even more shiny. Fouad knows what he is doing and you can trust him with your car. Fouad has an exceptional customer service where he would point out any defects on the paint and explain to you what exactly needs to be done to have it treated well. Fouad did a really good job with my car and I couldn’t be happier with the results - definitely recommend A Buff & Beyond!!!
Yoni Gozman
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Fouad did a stage one paint correction and applied a ceramic coating to my BMW E90 M3. The car was picked up and returned to me looking amazing, I also received an update call half way through the process updating me on progress. The end result is a glossy and smooth looking car paint, coated and protected for the next couple of years. A huge thank you to Fouad for the excellent work, I highly recommend his services to anyone that wants their car to shine.
Juliette Young
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Absolutely fantastic results! A buff & Beyond pay attention to detail, and have knowledge of their ceramic coatings so they know exactly what you need. Excellent service, would highly recommend!
Lynette Malcom
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Incredible service and the best result I have had on a black car... Fouad is the best in the business in my opinion. I wouldn't trust anyone else with my car.
Evan Balafas
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I dropped off my GLE63 for a thorough and complete clean of my car. I wanted all scratches, stone chips and light marks on the car removed and that is what i got. The car came up looking brand new both inside and out and i could not have been more happier with the finished product and the service provided. I highly recommend the team @ A Buff & Beyond for a total service solution. Evan
Karatas Izci
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Words can’t describe how happy I was with the Service provided by Fouad and the Quality and finish of the product used. I am an old school spray painter by trade and have never liked any products added over the paint to my cars. When I bought my last Audi I was convinced by Audi that I needed a Ceramic coating and in the first 2 weeks it was apparent that it was a total waste of 2k. I just had my Pride and joy Ford Ranger resprayed and didn’t want it coated but after hours of discussion on all the pros by Fouad I agreed to have it done. I can now say that the ceramic coating applied to my car by B&B after 7 weeks is absolutely amazing. In the 2nd week I parked under a tree that gave out a mist of tree sap all over the bonnet and the side of the car. I was so stressed and upset that I walked away. The next day it rained so again left it alone. When it finally cleared up to my surprise the tree sap had all washed off. I can confirm 100% that from now on every car I own will have this product applied by who I now call Car Dr Fouad. The Audi is booked in to strip the old coating applied by Audi and have a new coat applied by B&B.
Ryan Valentine
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Would give more stars if I could! Only went there for a quote to fix up another detailers errors and Fouad fixed them up no questions asked. I just wish I had gone with his excellent service from the start. Next time! 💪
Mike Keane
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Fouad is very respectful and professional, my car is absolutely divine after Fouad did ceramic coating & detailing. My car is brand new he made it looks even newer than when I bought it. Job very well done, if you want your car to look amazing you need to have it done by Buff & Beyond. Can't thank you enough, I drive it with pride now.
Mehir Lewis
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Fouad was very professional in his approach for this job. He takes pride in his work which is an excellent quality. The job that he did on my car was amazing!! I would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone else.
Adam Chan-Sew
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Fouad’s obsession with cars and attention to detail is evident through his work. I left the keys of my pride and joy with him for one day and I was amazed when I returned to see a mirror finish all over with incredible colour depth. A complete transformation! Thanks Fouad. Will be recommending your services.
Leon Very
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Fouad spent 2 days completing a Stage 1 paint correction and Graphene coating to my Aston Martin. The result is incredible! The detail and professionalism shown by Fouad is second to none. He is a perfectionist and is very knowledgeable in his craft. Above all he is a great guy and very easy to deal with. Thanks very much Fouad, we are very happy!
Adam Ullman
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I can’t recommend this place enough. Amazing attention to detail and Fouad really did go above and beyond. He even sent me video updates during the process. It’s really obvious that he loves what he does and the result speaks for itself! 😍
Shareen Anthony
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Fouad is a great guy, friendly and professional and an expert is his field. He did an amazing stage 1 correction and headlight restoration on my black 370z which now looks super shiny and beautiful! Makes the whole experience of driving my sports car even more enjoyable. Fouad even gave me a after care plan on maintaining the shine and smoothness of the car with recommendations of products to buy and how to use them for best results. Definitely recommend a buff and beyond to anyone looking for a safe, friendly and professional service 🙂
Adrian Suseno
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We didn't want to leave our car with just anyone. We heard about Fouad's work ethic and attention to detail and when we saw the results, we were not disappointed. Loved the graphene coating. Highly recommend!
Castle Hill Collision Repairs
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We were more then happy with the detailing job. Very professional and courteous. A absolute gentleman who takes enormous pride in his work. Highly recommend.
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Car Detailing Information

We understand there is a lot of information out there about car detailing, paint correction,  graphene and ceramic coatings. It can be overwhelming and frustrating at times to go through all that information only to be more confused and have more questions than when you first started. That’s why we have written these accurate, comprehensive yet simple to understand articles regarding paint protection, paint correction, graphene coatings and ceramic coatings – so that you can be informed to make the right decision for your car.

CAR Paint Correction - Let us bring back the shine and the smiles

Thanks to years of extensive testing and research at A Buff & Beyond, we have refined our car paint correction methods to be effective and safe on all types of clear coats.

Paint correction by machines, despite how complicated some websites and videos will attempt to make it look, is really just ‘sanding’. The difference is in the skill, patience and understanding behind diminishing and non-diminishing compounds, pressures, machine speeds, backing plate angles, heat and temperatures, surface areas, residue control, paint thickness, tooling and more – a balancing act that becomes an art with experience.