Bicycles

Why Detail & Ceramic Coat a Bicycle?

  • Protection and preservation of an expensive asset
    • Bicycles today is not cheap. Like cars, people tend to upgrade often as well.
    • Maintaining that like new look to preserve your bicycles value is a wise move.
  • Ease of cleaning
    • If dirt comes off easier the less chance of scratching and wearing on the finish!
  • Water Repellancy a.k.a Hydrophobicity
    • Repels water and other dirt like mud keeping the bike cleaner
  • UV Resistance
    • Exposure to the sun causes fading of paintwork
  • Chemical bleaching or staining
  • Hygienic
    • Its not just the elements you go through on the road or trail, it’s your sweat as well.
    • You may put your bike in your vehicle and store it at home spreading bacteria or germs
  • Improves scratch resistance by 3x
    • Ceramic coatings improves the surface its applied to, in terms of hardness, by up to 3 times.

What Ceramic Coating do we use?

We are the first professional and exclusive authorized applicators for the Proteam Bicycle ceramic coating in Cape Town! Proteam was the first dedicated bicycle coating on the market to specifically address the needs of a cyclist.

Alot of our clients has requested us to clean and protect their bicycles. This has motivated us to start the first professional detailing and coating service of its kind in Cape Town.

We researched the market and found that the Proteam bicycle coating was available in South Africa.

The main reason we opted to stock Proteam is that due to the fact that its purpose formulated for the variety of different materials found on a bike namely:

  • Matte and gloss paint or varnish / clear coat
  • Gloss or Matte Carbon
  • Anodised Aluminium
  • Vinyl decals or PPF (Paint Protection Film)

Normal vehicle ceramic coatings requires seperate different coatings for the above surfaces and the method of application is by hand. Proteam is applied either by hand or an airbrush and coats all surfaces including wheel spokes with ease.

We have an option using a normal car Ceramic Coating which is cheaper as we always have stock. However we will only apply to a gloss / painted / varnished bike. Materials such as metals and raw carbon is either not compatible, seperate coatings is needed or the longevity is comprimised.

Matte finish restored and protected using Proteam Ceramic Coating

The first and original bicycle specific coating on the market

Pricing

Pricing depends on size and condition of your bicycle and what needs to be done.

By monitoring the queries and needs of our clients, I have broken up our service offerings in terms of wash / cleaning, polishing and then protection instead of multiple different packages and packages containing services not needed.

For Example:

… if you bike is brand new from the shop … or your bike is kept clinically clean … or you prepared to clean it yourself to save money, then just bring it in for a coating!

If you have scratches then add our polishing etc

The reason for this approach is to make it as affordable and customizable to your needs.

Bicycle Wash & Detail R250

  • Cover chain if required
  • Degrease bicycle
  • High pressure rinse off
  • Hot steam clean where necessary
  • Hand Wash
  • Post rinse
  • Hot Air blow dry
  • Microfibre towel dry for any resulting drips
    • If the bicycle is coming in just for a wash then we use a ceramic infused detailer, which is the minimum

Polishing per hour R350

  • Only if required!
  • If you have scratches or swirls or if you want more shine

Proteam Bicycle Ceramic Coating From R900

Features & Benefits
  • Our Best Option
  • A purpose designed bicycle ceramic coating compatible on all bicycle surfaces
  • Full bicycle and wheels etc is included
  • Longevity: 2 Years
Process
  • Cover chain and brake system
  • Wipe down with pre coat cleaner
  • Apply Ceramic Coating

NOTE: If you are bringing your bicycle to us and we are not washing it. It needs to have been washed and in absolutely pristine condition for us to apply a coating to it. As above we would wipe down the bicycle with a pre coat cleaner. This is designed to remove oil residue not dust or dirt!

Ceramic Coating From R750

Features & Benefits
  • Normal automotive grade / Universal application ceramic coating
  • Full bicycle and wheels etc is included
  • Longevity: 1-2 Years dependent on exposure and care
Process
  • Cover chain and brake system
  • Wipe down with pre coat cleaner
  • Apply Ceramic Coating

NOTE: If you are bringing your bicycle to us and we are not washing it. It needs to have been washed and in absolutely pristine condition for us to apply a coating to it. As above we would wipe down the bicycle with a pre coat cleaner. This is designed to remove oil residue not dust or dirt!

Ceramic Sealant from R150

Features & Benefits
  • Normal automotive grade ceramic based sealant.
  • Fractional UV protection as can be compared to a full blown coating.
  • Good water repellancy
  • Longevity: Max 6 months
Process
  • Cover chain and brake system
  • Wipe down with pre coat cleaner
  • Apply Ceramic Sealant

Paint Protection Film – P.O.A

Paint Protection Film aka PPF, is a thick clear vinyl applied to painted surfaces for the best in protection. Due to its high cost of material and labour intensity, we can apply to a full frame or partially protect high impact areas.

It is also a good consideration for your vehicles back bumper if you load your bike in and out of a vehicle.

It may not be suitable for all bicycle surfaces due to paint type etc. Price on inspection.

Optional Extra:

  1. Wheel Set Coating From R500
    • This Is A Great Option If We Have Already Coated Your Bike Or You Dont Want It Coated And You Are Changing Wheels
    • Standard From R500
    • Extra: Downhill / Half / Deep Dish / Enduro Rims From R750
  2. Helmet Clean & Coat From R100
    • Helps Hold The Colour Of The Top Painted Section

After care

Proteam Clean & Protect Shampoo R225

  1. This is for a DIY product not a service.
  2. It will allow you to safely clean all bicycle surfaces and it repairs ceramic coatings
  3. For non coated bikes it will slowly build up a coating!
  4. Super Concentrated product
  5. Highly Economical: 1 Cap goes into 5lt!

Resources

Proteam Ceramic Coating Videos

Please Note:
Protouch Car Care did not create these videos.
This is a link to Proteam play list. There is 4 videos

Frequently Asked Questions: 

1: I’ve had my bike for years, is it still appropriate to use this product? 

Answer: Irrespective of the age of your bicycle, the coating is an absolute added value. The gloss of gloss-lacquered surfaces will increase and, in the case of a matt lacquer, the coating will restore the color depth and then protect it. 

2. Do you apply the coating on all surfaces? 

Answer: For both the Proteam and automotive grade ceramic coatings: No. The “Soft” parts of the bicycle, saddle, handles, tires cannot be treated. Also we do not treat wearing parts like the chain, driveline, cartridge, jockey and disc brakes of the bicycle. But besides those parts, we apply coating to everything. 

Proteam can be applied to more surfaces than conventional automotive ceramic.

3: Can you confirm that it is also suitable for matt carbon? 

Answer: Only the Proteam product can be applied to even matte or gloss carbon. Carbon always has a form of varnish or resin to protect it against UV rays, the Proteam coating can be applied without problems. 

4: How long will the coating last?

Answer: After applying any of our coating options, the bike is protected for a very long period of time, with proper application and maintenance with a ceramic coating compatible shampoo like Proteam Foam and Fix shampoo, an expected life of 2 years is achievable.   

5: How do you apply the coating? 

Answer: We apply by hand applicator and airbrush for the most complete coverage

6: Can I simply wash and rinse the bike with a high-pressure cleaner? 

Answer: Yes, a high-pressure cleaner will not have a negative effect on the coating and if a proper  maintenance shampoo is used during washing, it will support the operation of the coating. 

Cleaners like Sunlight , Clean Green (in fact no home, garden and kitchen cleaners!) and even normal car shampoo ( anything with wax) is not recommended!