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Ceramic Coating Service Columbia, SC • Lexington, SC • Irmo, SC, And Midlands Of SC

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Ceramic Coating Your Car Can Make It Look NEW For YEARS!

It’s like putting a screen protector on your phone, but instead of shielding your screen, the ceramic coating preserves the SHINY PAINT on your new car.

How Does It Work?

  • Protection From Minor Scratches, Swirls and Abrasion: Ceramic Pro ION is up to 5X harder than your cars paint. This makes it less prone to swirls and scratches from normal use.
  • Prevent Haziness, Fading and Oxidation From The Sun: Ceramic Pro coatings provide extreme protection from UV rays.
  • Stain Resistance: Protects from bug splatter, bird poop, and tree sap.
  • Repels Dirt: Dirt wont cling to your paint as easily. Your car will stay cleaner for longer.
  • Deeper Gloss: A shinier finish that turns heads.
  • Permanent Bond: Creates a permanent bond with your cars paint that wont wear away.

We Also Make Older Cars Look New Again!

Our technicians can polish your cars paint back to it’s former glory!

ION Exchange Technology For EXTREME TOUGHNESS

Ceramic Pro ION coatings possess REMARKABLE strength and hydrophobic properties that protect your vehicle’s paint, and simplify the cleaning process.

By utilizing ion exchange technology these coatings establish a permanent bond with your vehicle’s clear coat.

As more layers are added, they fuse together with each other, providing an UNMATCHED LEVEL OF PROTECTION for your car, or truck.

It’s the same technology used to manufacture smartphone screens.

Ceramic Pro ION: Lock in that SHOWROOM SHINE!

Ceramic Pro Coatings To Protect Your - Paint Windshield Wheels Leather Fabric Plastic PPF Vinyl Wrap

Ceramic Pro SPORT

1-Year Warranty. Complete Exterior Package
Chemical Resistance | UV Resistance | Helps Prevent Water Spotting | High Gloss Finish
Sport Package and Pricing

Ceramic Pro BRONZE

2-Year Warranty. Complete Exterior Package
Super Hydrophobic Effect | Weather & UV Resistance | High Gloss Finish | Anti-Graffiti | Advanced Chemical Resistance | Oxidation & Corrosion Resistance
Bronze Package and Pricing

Ceramic Pro ION

7-Year Warranty. Complete Exterior Package
Advanced Abrasion Resistance | Super Hydrophobic Effect | Weather & UV Resistance | High Gloss Finish | Anti-Graffiti | Advanced Chemical Resistance | Oxidation & Corrosion Resistance
ION Package and Pricing


Lifetime Warranty. Complete Exterior Package
Advanced Abrasion Resistance | Super Hydrophobic Effect | Weather & UV Resistance | High Gloss Finish | Anti-Graffiti | Advanced Chemical Resistance | Oxidation & Corrosion Resistance
Ultimate ION Package and Pricing

Windshield And Glass Protection

Helps to significantly improve visibility and makes driving more comfortable and secure. Repels liquids. Promotes De-Icing. Resists Dirt and Contaminants.

Wheel And Caliper Protection

Specifically designed to protect wheels and brake calipers. It makes your wheels and calipers easy to keep clean, and protects them from brake dust build up and corrosion.
Wheels & Calipers

Leather Protection

Repels dirt, drinks, and food. It also helps prevent color fading and leather cracking, from UV rays, extreme temperatures, and harsh chemicals.

Protection For Cloth Seats And Carpet

This coating creates a hydrophobic barrier on fabrics, so spills can be easily wiped away before they have a chance to penetrate the fabric. It also acts as a layer of UV protection to help prevent fading.
Cloth & Carpet

Protection For Paint Protection Film

This one-of-a-kind coating will enhance the look and performance of your PPF. It provides protection against weathering and stains, and makes cleaning super easy.
Paint Protection Film

Protection For Vinyl Wraps

This innovative coating creates a strong, flexible glass-like layer on the surface, providing unparalleled protection against contamination, stains, and weathering. Makes washing extremely easy.
Vinyl Wraps

Interior And Exterior Plastic Protection

Excellent protection from fading and discoloring caused by harsh UV rays.  This product is an excellent choice for either exterior plastic or interior plastic.

Ceramic Detailing - Columbia, SC • Lexington, SC • Irmo, SC

Ceramic Pro coatings forever changed the automotive detailing and paint protection industry in 2011 with the release of the FIRST layerable nano-ceramic coating (9H). 

Today, there are coatings for nearly EVERY type of surface imaginable. 

Ceramic Pro coatings can protect EVERY surface on your car, ensuring it remains PRISTINE despite daily wear and tear.

Gallery Of Ceramic Coating Installations

Ceramic Paint Protection: Understanding Ceramic Coating For Your Car

Without a doubt, Ceramic Pro ION coatings represent the next generation of ceramic paint protection for your car. Understanding this technology is essential, especially if you are new to the world of ceramic car coatings. Ceramic Pro coatings provide world-class protection with the magic of nano-ceramic technology and ion exchange technology.

Ceramic coatings, when applied to a vehicle’s surface, act as a protective shell. The ceramic coating is applied in layers that ultimately establish a protective barrier on the surface of your vehicle’s paint. Ceramic Pro ION outperforms wax and ceramic spray alternatives by providing a longer lasting bond with your cars painted surface. With some Ceramic Pro coatings, this bond is permanent and many times harder than the factory clear coat on cars. 

This added hardness provides a higher degree of scratch resistance, stain resistance, and UV protection than waxes and ceramic sprays.

Recognized as the best ceramic coating for cars, Ceramic Pro’s products combine ion exchange technology with nano-ceramic technology, to offer unparalleled, abrasion resistance, protection, and shine. So what sets Ceramic Pro apart in the world of ceramic coating? Ceramic Pro coatings are renowned for their longevity. Unlike waxes, sealants, or ceramic sprays, Ceramic Pro offers enhanced durability and resistance, preserving your car’s exterior from fading, oxidizing, swirls, stains, and many other environmental hazards.

What Makes Ceramic Pro ION Different?

  • A Decade of happy customers: Real-world experience speaks volumes. Ceramic Pro is the ORIGINAL, layerable ceramic coating for cars. WE ARE THE OG!
  • Rigorous tests, official approvals: We meet (and exceed) industry standards.
  • Innovative R&D: Pushing nanoceramics to the limit, constantly.
  • Custom testing: Because standard protocols don’t capture our full potential.

The Abrasion Test: Ceramic Pro ION

We use an abrasion machine to test the INSANE DURABILITY of the ION coating. The machine has fine steel wool pads on the bottom of the shaft. The steel wool scratches the surface with 60 oscillating motions per minute while applying 2.2 lbs of pressure (Try THAT on your unprotected car!). This test is performed on coated mirror steel panels to detect even the slightest defects.

Seize The Opportunity To Keep Your Car Looking New With A Ceramic Coat Of Protection

When it comes to maintaining that “new car look”, more and more automotive enthusiasts are loving this new nano ceramic coating that utilizes ion exchange technology.

This advanced protective coating, also known as car ceramic coating or ceramic car coating, is a game changer in the automotive appearance protection market, offering a multitude of advantages over traditional methods of vehicle paint protection.

Among these advantages is the unparalleled hardness, thickness, and abrasion resistance achieved using ION exchange technology. It combines nano-technology with the strength of ION exchange to form a tough protective shield on your vehicle. It acts as a second skin, forming multiple layers of protection against harmful elements. This goes beyond what traditional coatings, and sealants achieve with their limited hardness and single layer protection capabilities.

ION offers a higher level of protection than the paint protection industry has seen in decades of car care innovation.

Check out recent installations of ceramic coating on our Facebook Page.


The Same Technology Used To Create Super Hard Screens For Smartphones

Due to its excellent hardness, ION ceramic coating reduces the likelihood of swirls and scratches that can occur from washing your car. The hardened shell created by Ceramic Pro ION also helps prevent chemical etching, and UV damage. The ion exchange technology used in Ceramic Pro ION coatings is the same technology used to create super hard screens for smartphones. It’s a truly impressive breakthrough in automotive paint protection technology, combining the best features of several different types of surface protection into one product. As the coating is applied, it forms a bond with the vehicle’s paint that is incredibly durable. This strong ceramic shield protects your car from fading and oxidation caused by harmful UV rays.

A High Gloss Finish That Lasts

In addition to it’s protection qualities, a Ceramic Pro ION nano ceramic coating also enhances the appearance of your car. It adds a glossy finish that makes the car look amazing. Your car will have a wet glossy look.

Paint Correction is included with all our ION ceramic coating packages to help ensure a beautiful, high gloss finish that’s sure to turn heads!

The extreme slickness of the surface makes cleaning easy too, as contaminants like bird droppings or tree sap can be easily removed without harming the paint. So, your car looks amazing for longer and is easier to clean.

Permanent Paint Protection - Ceramic Pro ION Does Not Break Down Or Wear Away

One of the key benefits our clients love about Ceramic Pro ION is the longevity it provides. This investment offers protection for  longer periods compared to other coating options. With Ceramic Pro coatings, you won’t have to consider reapplying the ceramic shield every few months as opposed to wax, ceramic sprays, or other coatings which require frequent reapplication and lack the hardened protective qualities of Ceramic Pro ION.

Ceramic-Pro ION: The Ultimate Ceramic Coating Solution For Columbia, SC • Lexington, SC • Irmo, SC

When it comes to ceramic coatings for cars, South Carolina has never seen a ceramic coating like this! Ceramic Pro ION is a giant leap forward in the evolution of nanoceramic paint protection coatings. 
By using the time-proven superior qualities of Ceramic Pro 9H and combining it with ION exchange technology Ceramic Pro’s new ION surface coating surpasses every other ceramic coating in every way.   
When ION exchange is applied to Ceramic Pro, it causes the chemical tempering of the glass-like nanoceramic coating. The end result is a stronger, high-density, and longer-lasting bond. This is the same process used in creating ultra-hard screens for smartphones.
Not only does this ceramic coating surpass all the benefits of every top-tier paint protection coating, but it also surpasses them in virtually every aspect, and has a quality that was considered impossible for a nanoceramic coating: It’s outstanding resistance to abrasion takes ION to a league of its own in terms of protection from wear and tear. Ceramic Pro ION is the future of automotive paint protection and the perfect way to protect your car or truck from the harsh elements that are common in The Midlands of South Carolina.


Nationwide Ceramic Coating Warranty, Carfax Verification, & Personal Guarantee

At Vivid Finish And Films, all of our Ceramic Pro products and services are warrantied and Carfax documented. If one of our coatings doesn’t perform as described, we’ll reinstall it at no cost.

We stand behind every job we do and we guarantee your satisfaction.

See why we’re the leading ceramic coating installer in South Carolina.

When you’re ready to protect your new car with a ceramic coating, bring it to Vivid Finish And Films. We’re centrally located and we’re a Ceramic Pro Elite Dealer, and have exclusive access to the highest rated ceramic coating available.

All coatings are installed by highly trained, experienced,  professionals who use quality genuine Ceramic Pro Coatings.

We’re constantly adding new pictures and reels of ceramic coating to our Instagram page.

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I bought a used SUV from a dealer. Unfortunately the previous owner had let hard water spots etch into the paint and glass. After being let down by another car service with promises of the water spots being removed (it didn't work), I came across Vivid. Tye was thorough in his explanation of how the hard water spot removal, and was honest about the fact that it might not be possible to get all the water spots 100% gone. We chose to have them attempt the water spot removal, as well as tint the SUV. The SUV came out looking wonderful, with almost all the water spots gone. He took the time when we came to pick up the SUV to show us how water spots had etched into the paint as well, and gave us his suggestion of ceramic coating with paint correction. The water spot job and tint job was so well done that we decided to do the ceramic coating as well, and I'm very glad I did! The car's paint looks impeccable, and again, the explanation provided for ceramic coating options and care was thorough. Also, Tye, Greg, and everyone at the shop (I apologize for forgetting names!) was courteous and a pleasure to speak with. I cannot recommend them enough.
M Murphy
M Murphy
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The most amazing tint job we've had on a vehicle in twenty years! Tye and his crew did a phenomenal job on the lifetime ceramic coating and PPF. The car looks better than it did when we drove it off the showroom floor. They can also make a used car look brand new! If you have any questions, Greg and Tye are very patient in answering any questions and will explain in detail the process of the work they do. The online pictures are great, but do not do it justice. We highly recommend Vivid Finish and Films!
Michael Brown
Michael Brown
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Awesome service. Ty is the man, tinted my front windows as well as ceramic coated my entire vehicle. I am totally satisfied with the products and services they provide.
Justin Glossner
Justin Glossner
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Used Vivid to install ceramic tint, PPF, and ceramic coating. They did a fantastic job. Highly recommend!
Looking For Ceramic Coating In Columbia, SC • Lexington, SC • Irmo, SC?

If you’re searching for “Ceramic Coating in Columbia, SC • Lexington, SC • Irmo, SC“, then you’ve found the leading ceramic coating installer in South Carolina.

Vivid Finish And Films specializes in ceramic coatings and automotive films. We represent the Ceramic Pro brand for the Midlands of SC.

We’re centrally located and easy to get to from anywhere in Lexington County, SC, or Richland County, SC.

Our facility is well equipped, and staffed with experienced technicians who specialize in the highest quality installations.

We have built a reputation for excellence among car enthusiasts all over South Carolina.

Our ceramic coating installations come with a transferrable warranty and Carfax verification.

If your searching for “ceramic coating near me” in South Carolina, then look no further. Take advantage of our proximity, professional installation, and excellent service.

Have a look at some videos of ceramic coating on our Youtube Channel.

Why Choose Vivid Finish And Films For Your Protective Coating?

Vivid Finish And Films is a Ceramic Pro Elite Dealer offering the best ceramic coating in South Carolina.

The Elite Dealer program was established by Ceramic Pro to provide consumers with an elevated experience, consistency, and accessibility. Today, there are more than 300 Elite Dealers across the United States who offer exclusive Ceramic Pro products and services., so you’re never far from a Ceramic Pro Elite Dealer.

Ceramic Pro became the gold standard in nanoceramic coating technology in 2011 with the release of Ceramic Pro 9H.

The 9H coating established a new standard in surface protection with a harder and thicker coating. 9H quickly became the most copied  name in the coatings industry. 

Ceramic Pro 9H is the only such coating that has been extensively tested for more than a decade. Not all ceramic coatings are the same, and no other coating will protect your car better than Ceramic Pro. 

Ceramic Pro coatings provide the best protection available in Soda City and The Midlands of South Carolina

While many coatings claim to last a certain number of years, Ceramic Pro gives you a warranty for a specified number of years. 

In fact, Ceramic Pro introduced warranties to the protective coatings industry and even went a step further by pioneering  verifications through Carfax.

Today, the Ceramic Pro Elite Dealer program gives customers access to multiple Ceramic Pro shops in every state, so you’re never far away from a Ceramic Pro shop.

We’re constantly adding new pictures and reels of ceramic coating to our Instagram page.

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In 2011 Ceramic Pro 9H was released and became the industry standard in nanoceramic coating technology. Today, the most popular term in cermaic coatings is the term “9H”.  Ceramic Pro ceramic coatings are the only coatings that have been extensively tested for over a decade. Today, Ceramic Pro ION is quickly becoming the game-changer in the world of automotive surface protection. With a hardness and scratch resistance that dwarfs other coatings.

Not all ceramic coatings are the same, and no other coating will protect your car better than a Ceramic Pro coating.  


One of the best benefits of Ceramic Pro coatings is that they create a hardened shell on your vehicle’s painted surface. This hardened shell establishes a barrier between the elements and your car’s painted surface, effectively sealing in that beautiful shiny car look that was previously difficult to maintain. This hardened shell is many times harder than the clear coat on your car. When fully cured, Ceramic Pro’s ION coating becomes an ultra-hard, tempered glass shell on the surface of your vehicle, yet it remains as flexible as the paint on your vehicle.

Ceramic Pro coatings have self-cleaning properties and lower surface tension, preventing environmental contaminants from bonding to the surface. Water easily removes dirt from the surface by encapsulating it while rolling off the surface.

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Carbon X Window Tint Spec Sheet

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Window Tint Comparison

What Is Paint Protection Film (PPF) or Clear Bra?

Kavaca paint protection film is thermoplastic urethane  ( TPU) self-healing film applied to painted surfaces of a new or used car in order to protect the paint from stone chips, bug splatters, and minor abrasions. This film can be used on airplanes, RVs, cell phones, electronics, screens, motorcycles, nearly any smooth, no-porous surface that you want to protect from nicks, scratches and chips.

Kavaca PPF (Kavaca means Armor) is specifically designed to protect painted surfaces from abrasion, corrosion, chemicals, stone chips, and other types of physical damage.

Within the Kavaca line, we offer two customizable types of paint protection film:

  1. Ceramic Coated/Self Healing PPF

  2. Matte Finish PPF