Gtechniq: How It Protects Your Car From UV Rays in Calgary

Written by Darren Elia Created on May 3rd, 2023
Categories: Ceramic Coating

The harsh UV levels in Calgary mean this high-tech ceramic coating is essential. Maintaining the paint of your car’s appearance.

According to Top Universities, Calgary, Alberta tops the sunniest places in Canada. Here at The Auto Protectors, we know the unspoken damage that could mean for your vehicle.

Calgary’s ultraviolet (UV) rays are particularly strong due to its high altitude. The city sits at an elevation of over 1,000 meters, which means there is less atmosphere to filter out UV rays.

The reflection of UV rays off the snow and ice in the mountains also contributes to the intensity of UV rays.

It is important to protect your car from UV rays. Gtechniq ceramic coatings are a great way to do this. They provide long-lasting protection against:

  • Fading
  • Discoloration
  • Other types of damage caused by UV radiation

Today, we would like to dive some more into why we choose to use Gtechniq ceramic coatings. Let’s take a look at the benefits you will see when you get us to protect your vehicle’s paint job.

Why UV Rays Damage Auto Paint

UV rays can cause significant damage to auto paint over time. This is because UV rays have high energy levels that can penetrate the paint. This breaks down the chemical bonds that hold the pigments together.

As a result, the paint may become faded, discoloured, cracked, or chalky. To prevent UV damage to your car, it’s important to use protective coatings like Gtechniq. It provides a barrier against harmful UV radiation.

Here’s a quick list of how UV rays can damage auto paint over time:

  • Fading: UV rays can cause the pigments in paint to break down, leading to a faded, dull appearance.
  • Discoloration: In addition to fading, UV rays can cause paint to change or become blotchy.
  • Peeling and cracking: UV radiation can break down the bonds in clear coats. This leads to peeling and cracking.
  • Oxidation: When UV rays react with oxygen, they can cause oxidation. This causes a dull and chalky appearance on automotive paint.
  • Chalking: Chalking occurs when a white, powdery residue forms on the surface of the paint.

To protect car paint from UV damage, it’s important to use products like Gtechniq coatings. It provides a protective barrier against the sun’s harmful rays. These coatings can help prevent fading, discoloration, and other types of damage.

How Gtechniq Ceramic Coating Will Protect Your Vehicle’s Paint From Harmful UV Rays

These coatings create a protective layer on your car’s exterior. It helps to block UV rays and prevent damage. Here’s how:


Gtechniq coatings are formulated to be highly resistant to UV rays. They can withstand Calgary’s intense sunlight and heat.


Gtechniq coatings are reflective. This helps to bounce UV radiation away from your car’s surface. This then reduces the amount of UV energy that is absorbed by the paint.


Gtechniq coatings are also hydrophobic, which means they repel water and other liquids. This helps to prevent moisture from getting trapped on your car’s surface. Water can accelerate the damage caused by UV rays.


Gtechniq coatings are designed to last for several years. They provide long-term protection against:

  • Fading
  • Discoloration
  • and other types of damage caused by UV radiation

Gtechniq ceramic coatings provide excellent protection against sun exposure. This is achieved by creating a durable barrier on the exterior of your car.

How to Maintain Your Ceramic Coating So That it Continues to Prevent UV Damage

Maintaining your ceramic coating is essential if you want to protect your paint from the sun. Here are some tips on how to maintain your Gtechniq ceramic coating:

Regular washing: It is crucial to wash your car regularly. Cleaning the surface gently with a microfiber wash mitt and high-quality car shampoo will help.

  • Avoid harsh chemicals: Harsh chemicals and cleaners can damage your Gtechniq ceramic coating. Use gentle, pH-neutral cleaners. They are specifically formulated for use on ceramic coatings.
  • Avoid automatic car washes: The harshness of automatic car washes can cause premature wearing off of paint on ceramic coatings. It is advisable to choose hand washing or touchless car washes as an alternative.
  • Apply a maintenance product: Products exist that extend the life of your coating. These products include sprays, sealants, and waxes. They can be applied on top of your coating to help maintain its protective properties.
  • Regular inspections: Inspect your Gtechniq ceramic coating for signs of wear or damage. If you notice any issues, contact a professional detailing service for maintenance.

By following these tips, you can help to maintain your Gtechniq ceramic coating. This ensures that it protects your paint from harmful UV rays for years to come.

Common Myths About How to Protect Your Auto Paint From UV Damage

We hear lots of myths about protecting your auto paint from UV damage. They often lead to misconceptions about getting proper and professional protection. Here are some of the most popular myths debunked:


Parking in the shade is enough to protect your car from UV damage.


While shade can reduce UV exposure, it’s not enough to fully protect your car from damage.


Waxing your car regularly will prevent UV damage.


Waxing can provide some protection, but it’s not a foolproof solution against UV rays.


Using a car cover is the best way to protect your car from UV damage.


While car covers can offer protection, they may also trap moisture and dirt against the paint of your car.


All ceramic coatings provide the same level of UV protection.


Not all ceramic coatings are equal in UV protection. You will want to use a product that professional auto protection services will use.

It is Important to Get Your Ceramic Coating Applied by The Auto Protectors

It’s essential to get your ceramic coating applied professionally. This ensures that it provides the best protection against harmful environmental factors.

At The Auto Protectors, our detailers will prepare your car’s surface before applying a coating. A professional application can ensure that the coating is evenly applied. They will also make sure that all of your paint is covered.

Professional detailers often provide warranties on their work. This should give you peace of mind that your investment is protected.

Protect Your Vehicle from UV Damage Today with The Auto Protectors

The Auto Protectors is Calgary’s most trusted auto protection provider. Being in business in Calgary since 1983, we know a thing or two about the best ways to protect your car in this city. 

Contact us today to book an appointment and learn more about ceramic coatings.

Darren Elia
Auto Protectors, founded in 1983 by Emilio Elia, is a family business. Darren Elia, the current owner, carries on the legacy. We provide advanced auto solutions, like paint protection films and ceramic coatings. Our company has expanded and earned Consumer Choice awards. Passion and customer satisfaction drive their service.