(585) 637-6909

Brockport, NY

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"Go Fast or Go Home"

(585) 637-6909

Brockport, NY

"Go Fast or Go Home"

Repair, Restore, or Transform

Custom Paint and Graphics

Find a perfect color match for your vehicle, or pick a custom paint job to stand out.

Roll Cages and Suspension

Reinforce the structure of your vehicle or modify any part of the suspension to your liking.​
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Custom Paint

Automotive Restoration and Modification

Restore the car of your childhood or create a unique restomod.

Metal Fabrication and Welding

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Paint Correction

To remove surface imperfections, paint can be polished thoroughly. This can remove eye-sores like swirl marks.

Ceramic Coating

Apply the ultimate protective layer to the paint of your project with Ardex Tungsten Ceramic coating.​

NYS Registered Repair Shop

CMJ Customs is registered with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles to complete body repair and mechanical repairs.
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Tungsten Ceramic

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Ram 1500 Tungsten Ceramic

What is it?

Ardex Tungsten Ceramic is a nano-ceramic coating designed to increase the durability and enhance the appearance of automotive paint. It is applied professionally at CMJ Customs along with the necessary paint correction that should precede the application process. It is applied in liquid form and must cure on the surface. As it cures, it undergoes chemical reactions that form extremely strong polymers. The coating bonds to the painted surface, providing a layer of protection that will not wash away or break down. When the process is complete and the vehicle is ready for pick-up, it will be shinier, more resistant to the elements, and easier to clean.

TUNGSTEN CERAMIC MUST BE APPLIED BY AN ARDEX CERTIFIED TECHNICIAN AT A REGISTERED FACILITY

Why Should I Consider Ardex Tungsten Ceramic?

GMC Terrain

Ardex Tungsten Ceramic adds a superior layer of protection when it is applied. It’s the ultimate protection against:

  • Minor scratches
  • Bird droppings
  • Acid rain
  • Salt
  • Bug spatter
  • Paint fade

A ceramic coating will make paint shiny, and it will show more depth and color.

With a ceramic coating, it will be more difficult for contaminants and everyday debris like dirt to bond to the surface.

Application Process

GMC Terrain

Step 1: Receive and clean

When paint has imperfections or a dirty surface, it must be cleaned before it is polished. Any debris like dirt or bugs must be removed before any corrective work is done to the paint.

Masking Vehicle GMC Terrain

Step 2: Mask non-glossy areas

Matte finishes or plastics that are not meant to be shiny are masked because the coating will shine anything it covers.

Paint Correction Ram 1500

Step 3: Paint Correction

The paint is polished to remove imperfections and ensure that the paint looks as good as it possibly can. A ceramic coating essentially “locks in” the condition of the paint, so it must be well-conditioned. This is an important step because good preparation yields good final results.

Applying Tungsten Ceramic Ram 1500

Step 4: Apply Tungsten Ceramic

Tungsten Ceramic is applied in liquid form to small sections of the vehicle in a climate-controlled area that keeps the paint surface temperature between 55°F and 80°F.

Ram 1500

Step 5: Wait, then re-apply

After the first coat has been applied, it needs 1-2 hours to dry before applying another layer. Up to five layers can be applied.

GMC Terrain

Step 6: Cure

After the final layer is finished, the vehicle must be parked inside a warm, low-humidity area to cure. The vehicle can be left overnight and be ready to hit the road the next day. The paint must not be treated with any chemicals, including soap, for at least two weeks.

GMC Terrain

Step 1: Receive and clean

When paint has imperfections or a dirty surface, it must be cleaned before it is polished. Any debris like dirt or bugs must be removed before any corrective work is done to the paint.

Masking Vehicle GMC Terrain

Step 2: Mask non-glossy areas

Matte finishes or plastics that are not meant to be shiny are masked because the coating will shine anything it covers.

Paint Correction Ram 1500

Step 3: Paint Correction

The paint is polished to remove imperfections and ensure that the paint looks as good as it possibly can. A ceramic coating essentially “locks in” the condition of the paint, so it must be well-conditioned. This is an important step because good preparation yields good final results.

Applying Tungsten Ceramic Ram 1500

Step 4: Apply Tungsten Ceramic

Tungsten Ceramic is applied in liquid form to small sections of the vehicle in a climate-controlled area that keeps the paint surface temperature between 55°F and 80°F.

Ram 1500

Step 5: Wait, then re-apply

After the first coat has been applied, it needs 1-2 hours to dry before applying another layer. Up to five layers can be applied.

GMC Terrain

Step 6: Cure

After the final layer is finished, the vehicle must be parked inside a warm, low-humidity area to cure. The vehicle can be left overnight and be ready to hit the road the next day. The paint must not be treated with any chemicals, including soap, for at least two weeks.

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Common Questions

Does a ceramic coating void my car's warranty?

No. There have been no documented cases of voided warranties because of this non-mechanical treatment.

Do I have to wash my car if it gets ceramic coated?

Yes. While a coated vehicle may stay cleaner because of its hydrophobic properties, it can still get dirty. Water should roll off the surface easier with a ceramic coating, making it easier to wash.

Can I still wax my car?

Yes. It is not necessary, but can make the finish shinier and smoother. You need to wait at least two weeks after the application of Tungsten Ceramic to use anything on the paint. After that, waxing may be the best way to achieve the ultimate clean. It will not have any effect on the extremely hard ceramic coating.

Can I get my car painted and ceramic coated?

You should wait at least 30 days after repainting to apply a ceramic coating to avoid disturbing the new paint. After you have waited to be absolutley sure the paint has cured well, you can proceed with a ceramic coating.

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