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Winter and detailing your vehicle - A complete guide from APC Auto Spa

In the pacific northwest, particularly the Seattle area, winter car care is vital due to the region's unique weather patterns. At APC Auto Spa, we specialize in services that are designed to combat the challenges of our wet, cold winters.


Exterior Detailing:

Combatting PNW Winter Conditions

Use of a Rupes polisher and Americana Global orange pad and medium cut polish is perfect combination for this vehicle's exterior detail.
Proper equipment and supplies are essential.

Our exterior detailing is crucial in removing the road salt and moisture typical in the Seattle area. The decontamination wash process involves thorough cleaning and clay bar and is topped off with a sealant to protect your paint from the damp, often corrosive conditions prevalent in the PNW winters. We can also polish your vehicle prior to adding the sealant to remove any swirls and scratches you may have gotten over the summer with our full exterior detail.




Paint Protection Film:

KAVACA's armor shield and protection

KAVACA paint protection film offers robust protection against the harsh winter elements. Its superior quality ensures a strong defense against rock chips, scratches, and corrosion common in the Seattle climate. KAVACA Ceramic Coated PPF is the only true ceramic-infused paint protection film on the market. KAVACA Ceramic Coated film arrives from the factory pre-coated with Ceramic Pro’s proprietary PPF & Vinyl formula. This allows you to have all the benefits of self-healing paint protection film with the added hydrophobic and self-cleaning action of a Ceramic Pro ceramic coating. This film helps you save money by reducing the labor-intensive step of adding Ceramic Pro after PPF is installed. We have a variety of packages available and can give you a quote to have it applied to any painted surface!


Full body paint protection film installation on this Porsche
Track day or everyday, PPF is the strongest protection


Ceramic Coatings:

Protection Amidst the rain and cold

Ceramic Pro 9H is the hardening layer of the coating, adding the sacrificial clear coat layer to your vehicle
Tukwila's shop manager, David, installing 9H

Our Ceramic Pro ceramic coatings provide a hydrophobic surface that's perfect for PNW rainy conditions, repelling water and preventing the buildup of moisture and road grime. Glossy, slick, and easier to clean ceramic coatings are essentially an additional clear coat layer, only a lot harder. This preserves the factory paint by acting as a sacrificial layer for scratches and harsh environments.


Once properly applied and cured, ceramic coatings provide an enduring shield against UV rays, oxidation, fading, and environmental contaminants. This longevity reduces the need for frequent reapplications, saving you both time and money.



Ceramic Pro ION:

Advanced Protection for Seattle Winters

Ceramic Pro ION, designed for enhanced durability, is particularly beneficial in Seattle's winter, offering a more resilient layer against the environmental contamination common to our area. Ceramic Pro ION is a two-component ceramic coating system that utilizes revolutionary ION Exchange Technology to fuse multiple coating layers into a single, durable, and robust protected surface. This coating technology increases the strength of the atomic bond between the two coatings, and the original substrate once applied. The result is a ceramic coating that produces twice the durability, integrity, and longevity of traditional nanoceramic coatings.

Ceramic Pro ION is a two-component ceramic coating system that utilizes revolutionary ION Exchange Technology to fuse multiple coating layers into a single, durable, and robust protected surface. This coating technology increases the strength of the atomic bond within the two coatings, and the original substrate once applied.  The result is a ceramic coating that produces twice the durability, integrity, and longevity of traditional nanoceramic coatings.
ION Exchange Technology to fuse multiple coating layers into a single, durable, and protected surface.

This ceramic coating technology is only available at Ceramic Pro Elite dealers and we are Ceramic Pro Seattle (Tukwila) and Ceramic Pro Snohomish (Monroe).

KAVACA Ceramic IR Window Tinting:

Perfect for short PNW days

Ceramic IR window tint is ideal for the PNW's shorter daylight hours, reducing glare while improving visibility and comfort. Ceramic Pro has spent over a decade working with the most innovative Ceramic Coatings, and we have brought the knowledge of Nano-ceramic technologies to their KAVACA Ceramic IR product line. Nano ceramic particles are transparent and do not affect the VLT, but rather are focused on blocking the Infrared heat and UV bandwidth. This enables the KAVACA Ceramic IR to block over 99% of the UV Rays and 88% of the IR Heat even at 70 VLT which is almost clear to most people.

Many companies will use metal particles to accomplish heat rejection, but metallic films reflect light and radio waves as well, which causes more glare from your windows and spotty cellular signals. Using Nano-ceramic particles in KAVACA Ceramic IR, the energy from the sun is absorbed, creating a more comfortable temperature and richer black appearance while ensuring GPS reception and reliable cellular phone service.


70% Ceramic IR gives the same great protection without having to go dark with your window tint.


Gift Certificates:

A warm gesture for Seattleites

Consider our gift certificates or APC Auto Spa bucks for a thoughtful and practical gift, especially suited for those in the Seattle area who value their appearance and protection.


Visit APC Auto Spa for winter car care tailored to the unique conditions of the Pacific Northwest. We ensure your vehicle remains protected and pristine throughout Seattle's challenging winter month's. At APC Auto Spa, we believe in the stories each journey tells. From school runs to the roar of an engine on a car show lot, we are here to ensure those stories shine brilliantly.


Come and experience the commitment, expertise, and warmth that sets us apart. APC Auto Spa, where the details matter.


The purpose of an Elite Dealer is to offer an experience that embodies luxury, expertise, and streamlined service. Whether you're interested in getting started with window tints or ceramic coatings or protecting your car with an Elite Dealer exclusive package – we are your one-stop shop for all automotive protection.
Ceramic Pro Elite dealers: Ceramic Pro Seattle and Ceramic Pro Snohomish




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