Car Paint Correction Services, Ceramic & Graphene Coating In NZ

The ultimate car ceramic coating services and paint correction care package for your car in Auckland.

This protective coating service is suitable for all and any automotive application. Cars, motorcycles, vans, utes, trucks, motorhomes, caravans – even boats and aircraft.

WHAT ARE CERAMIC AND GRAPHENE PROTECTIVE COATINGS?

Ceramic and graphene coatings (jointly referred to as “polymer coatings”) are high-gloss hydrophobic coatings that provide a physical protective barrier between your vehicle’s paintwork and the environment.

Ceramic and graphene protective coatings repel dirt and stains and cause water and other liquids to bead off paintwork and glass. These coatings are also UV resistant, protecting the paintwork from UV damage and deterioration. In addition, the highly slick surface improves aerodynamics and increases fuel efficiency – especially on aircrafts.

CERAMIC & GRAPHENE COATINGS: DOES IT WORK?

There is a lot of contradictory information online about these coatings, making it difficult to make an informed decision when considering getting one applied to your vehicle. For example, does it protect or preserve paintwork? Against stone chips, contaminants such as rain spots, bird droppings, tree sap or even fading due to UV exposure? Is it easier to clean your vehicle? How does it compare to paint protection film (PPF)? Are they worth the money compared to washing, polishing, and waxing your vehicle? What’s the difference between ceramic and graphene coatings?

We’re sure you’ve probably sought answers to at least some of these, only to end up more confused than before you started reaching the best solution to your needs.

Let us try and answer your questions in the paragraphs below.

PROTECTIVE COATING BASICS

You’re proud of your vehicle, and it is probably among your most costly assets. You want it to look its best whenever possible, ideally for as long as possible.

You have tried all the basic stuff like regular washing, polishing, and waxing to eliminate those scratches, stain marks, dirt, grime, and more. But, unfortunately, most come back in no time, with the inevitable additional swirl marks caused by all the washing.

You need an effective solution that has long-term results maintained with regular care. One-time treatments help protect your pride and joy against the menace of chemical etching and oxidation: something you can apply and forget about for years to come.

Ceramic and graphene coatings are applied in liquid form. These coatings link together and covalently bond to paint (and other) surfaces. Additionally, they seal on a molecular level and create a hydrophobic and highly self-cleaning barrier between the paint and the environment.

Due to this chemical bonding and the introducing of a new layer, the car’s paint job is sealed off from damaging environmental effects.

While many car enthusiasts and even detailers believe them to be an alternative to paint protection film (PPF), ceramic and graphene coatings are a practical alternative to waxing. Their main purpose is to prevent build-up and marks from appearing on the paint job and ruining the clear coat.

BENEFITS OF CERAMIC AND GRAPHENE COATINGS

  • Protection from Harmful UV Rays: These coatings will protect your car’s paint from oxidising, preventing it from fading and wearing a dull look. This is critical if you park your car outside.
  • Protection from Chemical Stains: Chemical stains from acidic contaminants in the air are a major cause of damage to vehicle paint and even glass. The same can be said for contaminants such as bird droppings, artillery fungus and tree sap. A coating will prevent these contaminants from reaching and damaging paint and glass.
  • Hydrophobic Nature, Ease of Cleaning: These coatings are highly hydrophobic – they repel water. All water-based dirt and grime will bead on the surface and eventually slide off. After a quick jet wash, you have a spotless, ageless car.
  • Highly durable: Unlike waxes (and even paint), you don’t have to worry about the polymer coatings wearing off easily due to repetitive washing. (Incidentally, removing a ceramic or graphene coating requires wet sanding, cutting and polishing).
  • Gloss, Gloss and more Gloss: This is the feature of these coatings that car enthusiasts appreciate the most. They add depth and a hi-gloss finish to your car’s paintwork, bringing the best out of the original paint job.

CERAMIC VS GRAPHENE COATINGS – WHY IS A GRAPHENE COATING BETTER?

Ceramic, nano-ceramic, glass or quartz coatings all refer to the same type of coating, a silicon dioxide (SiO2) based protective coating applied as a liquid to form a thin, transparent layer over the underlying surface.

Where ceramic coatings are silicon-based, graphene coatings are derived from carbon – graphene is a single layer of carbon atoms bonded together in a hexagonal lattice. It is the thinnest and strongest material on earth and has many unique properties that make it perfect for coating vehicles.

There are several reasons why graphene is the better choice over traditional ceramic coating.

  • Graphene coatings are much thinner and stronger than ceramic coatings, providing longer (years longer) protection against scratches and environmental damage.
  •  Graphene is more durable and less prone to water spotting and etching than ceramic coatings.
  • Graphene is a much more environmentally friendly material than ceramic coating.
  • Graphene is better at electricity and heat absorption than ceramic coating, making it ideal for protecting vehicles from rust and corrosion.

A graphene coating is essentially a ceramic coating on steroids!

THE MYTHS ABOUT CERAMIC AND GRAPHENE COATINGS

Despite their remarkable properties and benefits, some myths and untruths are commonly spread about these coatings. Everything has limitations. Here are some of the common misconceptions about these coatings:

  • Protection from stone chips and scratches: Whilst undoubtedly more durable than paint and even glass, polymer coatings will not protect your car from stone chips, serious scratches, and swirl marks. If protection from scratches and chipping is your primary concern, you should opt for the much more costly Paint Protection Film (PPF).
  • Total protection from Water Spotting – as previously mentioned, polymer coatings are highly hydrophobic. Once one is applied, water-based contaminants will bead on your car’s surface and eventually slide off. But water inevitably contains natural minerals and soluble particles, some of which will stay on the surface after the water has run off or evaporated. Polymer coatings cannot completely prevent water spots from being produced. As a result, only reduce the number and severity.
  • Stop the Need for Washing: You will still need to wash your vehicle regularly. A polymer coating layer does not give your car superpowers to auto-clean itself. What it does do is make the cleaning much easier.

OPTION 1: CERAMIC (NANO-CERAMIC) COATING

We will need your car for approximately 2-3 days.

Includes everything in our VIP Detail service PLUS:

EXTERIOR:

  • Full clay bar if required, followed by 2-stage cut and polish.
  • Headlight restoration if required.
  • Two layers of 9H ceramic coating were applied to:
    • All exterior paint surfaces.
    • Wheels (not spare); outer face only.
    • Headlights.
    • Windows.
    • Wing mirrors.
    •  Camera lenses.
    • Exterior plastic trims.

INTERIOR

  • Dash and hard surfaces protected with ceramic coating
  • Seats treated and protected
  • Windows treated with anti-fog coating

Notes:

  1. This service includes a free follow-up Express Detail within 28 days of coating. VIP Car Care recommends that you return your vehicle for a free check-up and follow-up wash within 28 days of completing the job. Care instructions are provided with each job.
  2. Additional surcharge may apply for excessively dirty vehicles.
  3. The price does not include pet hair removal (see Optional Extras).
  4.  The price does not include washing car seat covers (see Optional Extras).

Prices range from $1,299 depending on vehicle size and type. Please see our bookings page for details 

OPTION 2: GRAPHENE COATING

We will need your car for approximately 3-4 days.

Includes everything in our VIP Detail service PLUS: 

EXTERIOR:

  • Full clay bar if required, followed by 2-stage cut and polish. Wet sand is included if required.
  • Headlight restoration if required.
  • Wheels removed (not spare), and interior and exterior surfaces cleaned.
  • Brake callipers cleaned.
  • Two layers of graphene coating were applied to:
    • All exterior paint surfaces.
    •  Wheels (not spare); both inner and outer surfaces.
    • Headlights.
    • Brake callipers.
    • Windows.
    • Wing mirrors.
    • Camera lenses.
    • Exterior plastic trims.

Notes:

  1. This service includes a free follow-up Express Detail within 28 days of coating. VIP Car Care recommends that you return your vehicle for a free check-up and follow-up wash within 28 days of completing the job. Care instructions are provided with each job.
  2. Additional surcharge may apply for excessively dirty vehicles.
  3. The price does not include pet hair removal (see Optional Extras).
  4.  The price does not include washing car seat covers (see Optional Extras). 

Prices range from $1,799 depending on vehicle size and type. Please see our bookings page for details.

VIP CERAMIC COATING PACKAGES

EXTRAS

Customise our service to suit your needs. We offer an extensive range of add-on services; please refer to our booking section for details of what additional services are available. Don’t hesitate to message us for all your needs related to car graphene and ceramic coating in Auckland.

Too much pet-hair? Not a problem.
Need your roof lining replaced?
We've got it covered.

Funky smell in your car?
We'll get rid of it.

Wheels have been curbed? Sorted.
Not on the list below? Just ask us.

Headlights polished
and Ceramic Coated
$50.00

1 Year Ceramic Coating
$200.00

Wheels-off clean
$299.00

Anti-fog Protection
for interior windows
$159.00

Interior Detail Only
Vacuum, dash and hard surfaces detailed, leather or cloth seats treated
POA

Car Odour Eliminator
$159.00

Roof Lining Replacement
$459.00

Carpets and Mats
Shampooed and deep cleaned
$179.00

Window Watermark Removal
$49.00 per window

Pet Hair and Sand Removal
$109.00

Wheels-off clean
(Ceramic Coating)

$399.00

Wheel Repair Curbing
(incl Painting)
$199.00 per wheel

**You can select these optional extras from our booking system**

We have courtesy cars available to keep you on the road when you use our valet car wash, detailing or ceramic protective coating services.

Courtesy Car

"Thanks for the cut and polish my car looks like brand new, I have used other groomers in the past and now I will of use VIP they got all my swirl marks out and left me with a mirror finish."

Nathan Parker - Facebook

 

"Super friendly team. Top quality workmanship. Can’t recommend enough. 5 star service."

Edward Swan - Facebook

"Fantastic service, quality clean and all at a superb price. Could not recommend these guys (and girls) highly enough. Stop looking...just book your car in for a clean. You won’t regret it."

Jacques Marnewick - Facebook

"Highly Recommended!!👌🏻
Great work done by team and Stephen. Car turned out to be way beyond my expectations. These guys go the extra mile for customers!!"

Bobby Singh - Facebook

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Reviews from across Facebook and Google 

 

 

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"Thanks for the cut and polish my car looks like brand new, I have used other groomers in the past and now I will of use VIP they got all my swirl marks out and left me with a mirror finish."

Nathan Parker

Facebook

"Thank you Jenny Julian for the great job. So much hard work and dedication and i saw it all first hand. These guys really do love your car more than you do."

Bevan Phaat

Facebook

"Super friendly team. Top quality workmanship. Can’t recommend enough.
5 star service."

Edward Swan

Facebook

"Great team you have mate. Even when your sick you took the time to tidy up the few scratches I had done and made the paint pop even more than ever. Best service I’ve encountered in a long time so well done guys you run a tight ship"

Owen Finer

Facebook

"Fantastic service, quality clean and all at a superb price. Could not recommend these guys (and girls) highly enough. Stop looking...just book your car in for a clean. You won’t regret it."

Jacques Marnewick

Facebook

"My car has come up like brand new inside and out..what an incredible job..I wouldn’t go anywhere else now!!!👍😎"

Dave Tetro

Facebook and Google

"Highly Recommended!!👌🏻
Great work done by team and Stephen. Car turned out to be way beyond my expectations. These guys go the extra mile for customers!!"

Bobby Singh

Facebook

"Great job Stephen Julian and Jenny Julian👌👌👌
Highly recommend VIP Car Care!! #Professionalsbeyondexcellence"

Aseem Joshi

Facebook

"Thanks guys for an awesome job! Car looks and smells amazing."

Gary Patterson

Facebook

"My 2018 Kia Sportage turned out mint as if it left the factory.

friendly people, hard to beat prices."

Zainal Khan

Facebook

"Unbelievable job done on my Black E500 Merc... looks better than it did when it rolled off the production line in 2012! Get the Full service Nano treatment done and you WONT Regret it! PM me if you want more photos/details on mine.. cheers!"

Peter Tuki

Facebook

"Great service, great price, fantastic job! Nice to meet you guys today. Thank so much! My car's like new again 👍"

Sue Aston

Facebook

"Awesome clean and service by the team at VIP CAR CARE. strongly recommend for anyone looking for a professional clean and care!"

Hubert Cheng

Facebook

"Can only say Stephen is a genius with the paintwork and Jenny knows how to make car interiors look better than new. By far the most professional car detailers in Auckland, I hardly recognized my car it looked better than when I brought it brand new."

Timothy Jenks

Facebook and Google

"Great attention to detail. Fast, friendly service and prepared to go the extra mile. Highly recommended."

John Kubiak

Google

"I have never had service like this before, Stephen booked my Ferrari in for a Saturday night booking, I got the 10h Nano ceramic coating applied. My car looks Flawless, absolute mirror finish, every inch of the car is better than what it was brand new. Stephen is an absolute Master of his domain. Vip car care is the only place I will ever use."

Dr Ryan Mozark

Google

"I just got my car yesterday after a total cut and polish and interior clean, I am not joking I has heaps of swirl marks and paint oxidizing and now it looks like a mirror. I can't believe the result, I am so so happy. The interior also looks like new, I went to a cheaper groomer first time but now I know the difference between car grooming and car detailing. Totally recommend VIP CAR CARE, Stephen is super passionate and takes photos each step of the way."

Henry Roberts

Google

"What an amazing experience, the team at VIP CAR CARE got my swirl marks out that another groomer i took my car to caused, the mirror finish on my paint is unbelievable. Very very professional I totally recommend to bring your car here. Thanks Stephen you delivered well beyond my expectations."

Paul Kensington

Google

"Down to earth and super friendly team 🙌
Got my car done over a week ago and couldn’t believe the outcome. With the state of my car i thought this was never going to work but check my photos out for the incredible work done. I must say it’s always a pleasure going somewhere knowing that the team are so welcoming and friendly and VIP Car Care this is all you, you deserve everything beyond for the work and just being the kind hearted people you all are 🤘I didn’t get to meet everyone but thanks once again Jenny, Steven and Nick keep up the good work.

See you all soon for the next vehicle to come through 😂

You’ll be amazed at the price i got for this work😎"

Junior N Ann

Facebook

"Superb owners , amazing cars and too good work

Keep it up Guyz"

Sandeep Singh Kadian

Facebook

"These guys are the best!! They are so hard working and always make sure everything is finished to such a high standard.... they treat your car like it was their own. Their customer service can’t be beaten "

Louise Moore

Facebook

"Best car care in the community. I highly recommend this company"

Sharon Barnett

Facebook

"A delightful experience in availing the services of Stephen and Jenny. very friendly and honest people. Never thought possible how my wheels can be super clean! can't thank enough for the cut and polish they have done to my bonnet so quickly, for which I failed to remove some oxidation/ stains after trying my luck numerous days to DIY. truly PRO in what they do best and highly recommended! will definitely be back."

Ric Gillego

Facebook

"These guys are the bomb! Service and product knowledge is second to none. You will seriously notice the difference.......... before and after."

Andrew Kingstone

Facebook

"Recently had my car nano coated by a car detailer that treated me like I was stupid, the result was also less than average to say the least.

My friend introduced me to Stephen and his team, he is an absolute master, he managed to get my scratches out the the other detailer couldn't, he made my car so beautiful the shine is amazing, the interior is better than new.

I can say that VIP car care is the best in New Zealand hands down. 10/10

Sally"

Sally Henry

Google

"I took car back to grooming with Stephen yesterday my BMW is look like new and smelling like new. Thanks everything I am so happy you make my car looks amazing. No one better than you to groom cars to make new looking. 🙂 thanks for free coffee ;)"

Kelly Zhang

Google

"had the pleasure of meeting the amazing team at VIP CAR CARE part of 007cars today. what an amazing place, superstars and European performance cars everywhere. I took my F10 M5 in black covered in swirl marks and holograms. I was sceptical as I tried to cut it out myself previously, I turned up and was shocked to get a Brand new looking car no marks, the car looks like a giant mirror. Thanks team it's the best $499.00 I could have ever spent, no more cheap groomers for me."

David Little

Google

"Unbelievable results better than what I expected I have been to car retailers before but not like VIP CAR CARE. Stephen is super honest and professional, my car looks better than new. Their car yard is also amazing and great value, I highly recommend VIP CAR CARE"

Jane Chan

Google

"absolutely blown away I took my car here today hadn't wash my car in a long time, the wheels were terrible and paint all damage. I got back a Brand new car 10 out of 10 thank you so much."

Alvin Chen

Google

"I take my car to Stephen to fix another groomer mistake. his skill is amazing he take off all the marks and make the paint like new, he have all the new equipment and products to make the paint really good, Please take your car here if you need to groom it because they are the best I have ever used, I always clean my car but only use VIP CAR CARE."

Eric Wu

Google

"I don’t review many places but these guys deserve it.

Best price best service make there customer feel valued.

Well done guys 👌"

Raina Saransh

Facebook

"I had my SUV cleaned inside and out as well as the leather seats. VIP did an awesome job. Great service and really helpful friendly staff. My car looked fantastic! Will definitely be back. Thank you 👍"

Angela Tobin

Facebook

"Thanks Nik Butler and Stephen Julian..VIP did an absolutely brilliant job on my 10yr old Maserati ..the car looks brand new inside and out..Stephen is absolutely meticulous"

Dave Tetro

Facebook

"Best service, awesome customer service and extremely fast. Wouldn’t expect the result to be this good. Highly recommend as no where could do a better and cheaper cost!"

Tri Huynh

Facebook

"Amazing job. Thanks team, owned our car 5 years and it's never looked this good."

Robert Stewart

Facebook

"Fabulous job our car looks brand new thanks guys"

Carol Callie Whitmore

Facebook

"top if the line vehicle detailing for the elite"

Campbell Imlah

Facebook

"After being let down by one of Aucklands top detailers I was given the details for Vip car care from a friend, I met Stephen and he explained to me what went wrong with the Nano ceramic coating I had paid $2400 for. Stephen then gave me a lovely loan car for two days and told me it would take two days to re do my Nano ceramic coating, I picked up my car today and it's better than new, the shine is insane, the reflection is unbelievable. all this was done for only $1399 that included a loan car, stripping the poorly applied Nano ceramic coating I had done and applying their American Nano coating. I can't speak highly enough of Stephen and his team, If you want a hassle free service that delivers beyond your expectations then you need to go to Vip car care. Thanks Kyle and Linda"

Kyle Marshall

Google

"Steve and team gave our F150 the full paint correction and ceramic coating. I can honestly say the truck looks better than it came out of the factory. The shine and reflection is rediculous and it repels water beter than anything I have ever seen. The team are incredible passionate about what they do, very friendly and go the extra mile. Highly recommended !!!"

Nigel Teape

Google

"Thanks so much for fitting me in today, what an amazing job. I can only say I have been to several groomers but your service is so professional and the result is fantastic. 10 stars from me."

Krish Prasad

Google

"unbelievable result, I took my car in for Cut and polish and paint protection. Stephen is like a magician, all my swirl marks are gone, no clear coat haze. I took it to another groomer who just made it worse but now my car looks like new, interior looks bloody amazing, wheels spotless I am truly lost for words, I 100{3c8d4716b7f183ebe1939c6fb921ebdd55fc118e23e230f0c047063cf2748f27} recommend Stephen and VIP Car Care."

Kurt Davies

Google

"You guys are doing a great job for car enthusiasts. Keep it up !!"

Neil Prasad

Google

"Amazing job on my CX9! Can’t recommend these guys highly enough, amazing attention to detail 👍🏻"

Kyla Kitching

Facebook

"Thanks guys for an awesome job! Car looks and smells amazing."

Gary Patterson

Facebook

"Stephen and his team is top notch!

They spent at least 20 hours in sorting out the dozens of scratches on my wife's Lexus.

The previous owner didn't know how to wash the car and the scratches required a lot of cut and polish by Stephens team to get good.

After the nano ceramic coating applied, the car now has a mirror finish on its paint, and also the wheels are coated too.

Water flows off the paint like water off a duck's back!

Very impressed to their attention to detail! AAA+"

Gary Lin

Facebook and Google

"Went it for an Interior Clean and i haven't met anyone who loves working on car as much as Stephen does. Setting up an appointment was easy and clear instructions on what was going to be done on my car. Interior clean was done by an Extractor machine and my car has never been this clean on the inside. Will be back for the Full groom."

Anupam Singh Thakur

Facebook

"5 stars . best work I have seen on a black car. fully recommend"

Andrew Willsone

Facebook

"Thanks Stephen and his team for always making my problems disappear and making my car feel like brand new 😂🙌 Highly recommended"

Lana Nam

Facebook

"Went into Vip car care with a scratched up Ute with no shine, Jenny is super clever and knows her stuff, gave me a late model mercedes for a loan car WOW. came back at 4pm today to pick up my car and she has totally removed every scratch, got the front and back of my wheels to look like new, the finish of the paintwork can only be described as a mirror. If you are wanting to get your car looking like new then you should be talking to Jenny and her team at VIP #vipcarcare you rock."

Jason Shepard

Google

"Thanks for the fantastic work you did on my car Stephen, your work is second to none. I am totally blown away by the result, professional attitude, communication and the way the car was finished. LOAN car Awesome.... VIP ROCKS.........."

Chris Edwards

Google

"Had a Full paint and leather protection carried out at VIP car care it is totally like my car is better than new. Stephen is super professional, work is flawless. I absolutely reccommend VIP car care to everyone."

Linda Kyle

Google

"So super impressed with my car the shine is amazing and the interior smells like a brand new car. I totally recommend you guys, will definitely be back soon."

Julia Davies

Google

"Wow just got our Audi delivered it's like brand new, thanks Stephen and your team, the car is better than the photos 😉 totally reccomend buying from you, the communication is amazing and the grooming of the car makes it look like new. Thank you thank you thank you so much we are super happy."

Valerie Henderson

Google

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