Ceramic Coating


Ceramic coatings protect your vehicle’s surface from chemical and UV degradation as well as offering a level of scratch resistance. When paired with Paint Protection Film, we can truly say, your vehicle has the ULTIMATE protection.


SET Auto Care is an Accredited Installer for Gtechnique, a leader in Ceramic Coating solutions. We offer Gtechnique’s EXO, Crystal Serum Light, and Crystal Serum Ultra coating that not only prevents your vehicle from chemical stains, minimizes to remove swirl marks, and repels contaminants, but also adds showroom gloss and hydrophobic qualities.

Check out your options below and be sure to request a quote for your vehicle today.


Learn more about which coating would work for your vehicle. Check out the options below and then contact us when you’re ready.


18-24 Months of Durability

EXO delivers a hard film that makes water spots easy to remove, offers great resistance to all wash chemicals. and can help withstand micro-marring. It produces a high-gloss, warm-looking, and extremely hydrophobic finish.

EXO has a consistent film that is more durable and resistant to road salt and washes chemicals than its predecessors. Application is easy, with a slow flash-off time, giving more time to achieve a perfect finish.


60 Months of Durability

Crystal Serum Light is the prosumer version of the world-famous Gtechniq Accredited Detailer Crystal Serum Ultra. It offers 80% of professional Serum Ultra’s performance, but if applied incorrectly can be machine polished from your vehicle’s paintwork.

When it comes to adding gloss, resisting swirls, contaminant, and dirt repellency, Gtechniq Crystal Serum Ultra and Serum Light are the pinnacle in paint protection.


9 Years of Durability

Crystal Serum Ultra delivers the best swirl resistance of all the Gtechniq coatings. This product is a composite ceramic coating, that when applied phase separates into two layers. The first layer measures 7h on the pencil hardness scale and bonds to the paintwork, so that it cannot be washed off. The second layer is a harder 10h layer which is an aggregate of 7nm and 20nm nanoparticles that offer superior chemical resistance, weather resistance, and swirl resistance.

Compared to standard ceramic paint coatings, Crystal Serum Ultra can withstand even the strongest wash chemicals and bird droppings.



Can it really prevent rock chips? Will it warp or shrink over time? What about visibility; would it hinder my view? Check out the frequently asked questions below, if they remain unanswered, feel free to contact us

What sort of maintenance do I need after getting Ceramic Coating?

Even though, when compared to traditional waxes and sealants, ceramic coating is exceptionally durable, Gtechniq has built an entire and fully compatible maintenance line of products (here) that have been tested for 100 wash cycles on EXO, C1, Crystal Serum Ultra, and Platinum without damage to the coatings.

Does Crystal Serum Ultra really last 9 years?

Yes!  In fact due to its chemical bonding mechanism, Crystal Serum Ultra, Crystal Serum Ultra Light, and C1 become the functional surface of your vehicle’s paintwork.  In essence, they bond permanently to your vehicle’s paintwork.

Our stock answer to the question “how long does C1 or Crystal Serum Ultra last?” is that this is the wrong question.  The right question is how particular you are about your paintwork and how carefully you clean your paintwork.  If you are, like us, very fussy about swirls, etc. on your paintwork but at the same time have a poor wash technique then, even though Serum Ultra is highly and C1 is somewhat resistant to swirls, you may find that you will want your car to be repolished in a shorter period than someone who is less particular about swirls but uses a very good wash technique.

Does this coating peel or flake?

So long as you follow the post-application instructions then none of the ceramic coatings will ever peel or flake.

The water isn't beading on my vehicle anymore. Do I need to get this coating redone?

This is a common question.  The perception is that if a surface is not repelling water anymore then the protection must have failed.  This is only partly right. One of the things to note here is that the surface of what you may think is a clean car may actually be slightly contaminated with road grime.  Removing this with W5 Citrus All Purpose Cleaner will often return the hydrophobic function.

But.  It may be that the hydrophobic layer is no longer present.  Please note that Gtechniq’s guarantee does not cover this as whilst our hydrophobic products, C2 Liquid Crystal and EXO have class-leading durability, the maximum durability they have is 2 years.

So even if the hydrophobic layer has stopped working, the base coating of either C1, Crystal Serum Light, or Crystal Serum Ultra will still be present as these coatings bond permanently with your paintwork.  So this layer will still be there working to keep swirls and scratches to a minimum and helping to prevent loss of gloss through surface staining or oxidation.

With EXO, does this mean all bird droppings will slide off my vehicle?

EXO is a very hydrophobic coating designed to repel water and dirt, helping to make your car easier to maintain. While it is unlikely that a bird dropping would completely slide off the surface, EXO would certainly make the mark easier to remove.


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