As a fleet owner, your fleet is exposed to harsh weather elements that can damage its paintwork. With the paint fading, the vehicles will start appearing dull with time. Air pollutants can also wear away the exterior of the fleet, resulting in rust formation.

That is why you need to apply glass coating to the fleet. Glass coating is a coating of liquid glass or silica that hardens when in contact with air. The coating provides excellent gloss, shine, and protection to vehicle paint. The glass coating application process consists of some steps that are described in this article.

Step 1 – Vehicle Washing

Before the application of glass coating, the fleet is washed to remove dirt, grime and other contaminants. This is an important step; otherwise, the glass coating won’t adhere to the surface of the vehicle. Every part of the vehicle is washed to ensure proper application of the coating.

Step 2 – Drying

The next step is to let the vehicle completely dry after washing. There should be no water droplets on the body of the vehicle. Our professionals dry the vehicle using a microfiber cloth. They use the cloth to remove microscopic containments that may be present even after washing the vehicle.

Removing dust and contaminants is critical before the application of the glass coating. If the contaminants are not removed, they will create problems during the application of the coating.

Step 3 – Polishing

Polishing is not required for a brand new vehicle. Instead, this step is for older vehicles that accumulate paint swirls due to inappropriate cleaning methods. Polishing the vehicles helps remove the paint swirls. It is important to polish vehicles before applying the coating to get the best results.

Step 4 –Glass Coating Application

Once the vehicles are washed, dried, and polished, the coating is applied. The glass coating must be applied by a professional. This is critical as mistakes in applying the coating can be costly to fix. Our experienced professionals apply glass coating in sections to ensure proper application.

They apply the coating on the surface of the fleet and spread it evenly using a microfiber cloth. Once the liquid comes into contact with the air, it turns into a layer of glass and bonds with the paint at a molecular level.

You should always contact a professional car detailing company for the application of glass coating. The cost may be a bit higher but you will have peace of mind knowing the end result will be perfect and provide lasting value. Your fleet will look its best for years after the professional application of glass coating.

What Happens After the Application of Glass Coating?

Glass coating is a durable and invisible coating of silica that protects the vehicle paintwork. The coating is antistatic, hydrophobic, and protects the car’s surface from pollutants, including chemicals, UV rays, and bird droppings.

Distinctive Shine to the Car

Glass coating gives a distinctive shine to cars. The shine will last for a long time. It will also increase the resistance to scratching. Moreover, cleaning vehicles also becomes easier since dirt and grime won’t stick to their surface.

Protection from Contaminants

Liquid-based solutions won’t stick to the vehicle’s surface. It will bead on the surface of the car and slide away.  As a result, the pollutants will not stick to the surface. This will make it easy to keep the fleet in good condition.

No Need for a Car Wax

Glass coating is a permanent film of glass or silica. Once it is applied, there is no need for a weekly fleet waxing job. As a result, your fleet will appear glossy and shiny for years.

What Glass Coating Won’t Do

While glass coating does provide excellent protection and shine, there are some myths or incorrect assumptions regarding it.

The coating does not provide protection against rock chips and swirl marks. It blends with the vehicle paint without changing the structure of the paint. The paint will experience a certain degree of wear and tear over time. Therefore, you can expect some damage to occur due to exposure to weather elements. But it will be less severe as compared to using other car detailing options.

An advanced paint protection film is required for extra protection of the paint. The protective layer will protect the paint from chipping and scratches.

Lastly, the application of glass coating doesn’t mean that your fleet won’t require cleaning. The coating doesn’t give your fleet the ability to auto-wash. You will still have to take the vehicle to the car wash company for regular washes.


The application of glass coating is definitely worth the time and cost. Your fleet will look shiny and glossy for years with it. Your fleet will be protected from weather elements that could do major damage to its paintwork.

Wax and sealants are good only for up to 4 months. On the other hand, ceramic coatings last a bit longer. For an extra cost, you can get longer-lasting protection and superior protection with a glass coating. That’s why Mobile Turtle Fleet & Auto Detailing recommends glass coating for fleets.

We offer full-service mobile vehicle detailing in Beaumont, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, and Rancho Mirage in CA. Our professional car detailers can help you select the best detailing option for your fleet. We charge only $1 for the first wash. Most of our customers are highly satisfied, repeat  clients due to our highly specialized and customized fleet washing services.