Ceramic vs Graphene – Which is the better coating?

Ceramic vs Graphene – Which is the better coating?

Are you looking for the best way to protect your paint job? Then you are in the right place. This article will compare the two most popular treatments in the market, ceramic and graphene coatings. Ready to find out which one offers the best shield against mud, grime, dirt, and rain? Let’s get started!


Ceramic Coating

Professional-grade ceramic coatings employ nanotechnology to create a fine protective layer on top of your car paint. The key benefit of this layer is the way it bonds to the vehicle surface. The nanoparticles allow ceramic-based coatings to adhere at a molecular level thus they guarantee to seal all pores.


Graphene Coating

If you look closely at Graphene coatings principles, you will discover many similarities with their ceramic coating counterparts. Graphene coatings also use nanotechnology to bond to your car paint thus ensuring molecular level sealing and protection.


What makes then so different then?


Graphene, a Game Changer Material

You can get quite different results from the same coffee maker by simply changing the grain. That’s exactly the case of nano-coatings. Both ceramic and graphene coating utilizes a similar principle but the end result is significantly different. While both treatments offer protection against UV rays, water, and dirt, graphene has the advantage of being the strongest material on Earth. Moreover, is one of the thinnest too, thanks to its “one atom” structure. Thinner and stronger means it can bond more efficiently to any surface, in our case car paint. Other interesting properties unique to graphene are its extreme flexibility, anti-static nature, and heat resiliency.


Ceramic vs Graphene Coating – Which One is Best?

The best way to settle this polemic topic is by comparing each treatment side-by-side so you can draw your own conclusions.


Graphene Coating

Ceramic Coating

Water spot resistant

Succumbs to water spots

Reduces heat on car paint

Retains heat on car paint

High water contact angle

Normal water contact angle

Its inherent properties make it anti-static

Only a few quartz-based formulas are anti-static

Highly flexible due to its one-atom composition

Not as flexible as graphene

Easy to apply due to its flexibility and other properties

Professional-grade coatings require highly-trained personnel for optimal results

Unbeatable tensile strength

Fragile when compared to graphene

Professional-grade treatments typically cost between $500 – $2,500

Professional-grade treatments typically cost between $500 – $2,000 (DIY kits cost much less, but doesn’t offer the same protection).



Undoubtedly, Graphene is an incredible material. Its physical properties make it clearly superior to any other material. The opportunity to enjoy the benefits of top-notch technologies such as graphene coating at a price similar to its closest competitor is uncommon. That makes you think, are ceramic coatings destined to disappear?

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  • Tony Ang
    Posted at 15:41h, 20 March Reply

    I have ceramic coated my car when new,can i now use a graphene coat over this?

    • GAP
      Posted at 13:02h, 10 May Reply

      Hi Tony, How old is your vehicle now? I have noticed that the ceramic coatings are not lasting

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