Can Coatings Change the Color of My Vehicle?

November 24, 2021

There are many different types of car coating. From paint protection film (PPF) to ceramic coating to wraps. Each is a very different product, with related pros and cons. In answer to the above question, if you want to change the color of your vehicle with a coating, then yes—this is absolutely possible. But if you only want to protect your precious paintwork and make day-to-day maintenance easier, then other coatings will be more advantageous.

Once you understand the different types of coatings available then it’s much easier to choose which type is best for you.

Read on to discover everything you need to know about paint protection and what coating can change the color of your vehicle.

Everything You Need to Know about Vehicle Color Changing and Paint Protection 

  • The different types of car wraps 

The different types of car wraps

Car coatings come in different guises, with each falling into one of three basic categories. These are: 

  • A color change or pattern vinyl car wrap
  • Paint protection coating (PPF) – often referred to as a ‘clear bra’.
  • Ceramic coating

If you want to change the color of your vehicle then the first one is what you need. Such a wrap can coat the whole vehicle and can be a single color or any pattern to suit advertising needs, racing teams, or anything else your heart desires.

PPF, on the other hand, is a clear wrap that protects the paintwork beneath. It doesn’t change the color of the vehicle.  

Similarly, a ceramic coating also doesn’t alter the shade of the car. However, it is a completely different product from PPF, as explained below.  

The 3 Types of Car Coating: Change Color to Paint Protection 

  • The makeover coating: change color completely
  • The protective coating: PPF
  • The ultimate protection coating: ceramic

The makeover coating: change color completely 

Let’s first talk about color car wraps. These are tough, vinyl coatings of any color/pattern you choose (you can go for off-the-rack or bespoke). They have great longevity, with top-quality wraps lasting for 5-7 years minimum. They can be professionally removed when required and replaced if you chose. 

The protective coating: PPF 

PPF, or clear bra, is an invisible transparent wrap that protects the paintwork beneath and lets it shine through. The best PPF is hydrophobic (repels water), reduces color fade from environmental elements, such as UV rays, and protects from light damage.

Many PPF coatings have what are known as self-healing properties. This means that if a minor scratch or damage is sustained, the application of a little heat will see it meld back into the original perfect form.

Good quality PPF lasts for 5+ years.

The ultimate protective coating: ceramic

Ceramic coating is another paint protection option that doesn’t change the color of the car. This uses nano-ceramic technology to coat the vehicle in a super-thin, super-hard top coating. It brings an unbeatable gleam to the vehicle and will help protect from light scratches. Ceramic coating is excellent at preventing UV ray color fade, makes the car easier to keep clean, and provides a shine like nothing else. 

With good maintenance, ceramic coating can last for up to 5 or so years.

Want Paint Protection and/or a Vehicle Color Change? Contact Auto SuperShield Today

If you care enough about your ride to want to protect the paintwork or get a whole new color vibe, then it makes sense to use the best service possible. Make no mistake about it, applying PPF, ceramic coating, or a color-changing car wrap is an art best done by the experts. 

At Auto SuperShield, that’s all we do! We’re passionate about beautiful vehicles and it’s a matter of professional pride to deliver the ultimate result. If you’re seeking out the best supplier for a coating to change the color of your vehicle or any other type of PPF or ceramic application, then visit to find out more and get in touch today for a no-obligation quote.


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