Teflon Coating For Car or Bike – Waste of money

When I bought my new car, I had a question in mind:

Should I Get Teflon Coating On My Car?

To find the answer I read through many car forums and blogs, user reviews on Teflon coating. The conclusion of my research was that its a waste of money. Yes it gives your car a sparkling shine, but you might know the reality behind the so-called Teflon coating. Let me share my experience of the teflon coating and my research with you.


When I say Teflon coating for Car or bike is a waste of money, many of you might be thinking why waste when it gives a sparkling look to the car or the bike. Well let me tell you the reason for the same.

The very reason for not going for teflon coating is they do not use teflon for teflon coating!

Teflon is a non-sticking chemical also called PTFE (ploy-tetra-fluro-ethylene). The coating which is done on cars and bikes is not actually teflon coating, its just a good or medium quality wax polish with some other chemical compounds.

I got teflon-coating done on my bike some months back. They applied a paste kind of chemical and rubbed it on bike with a cloth. They dried it, and then buffed using a hand roller which had cloths rubbing against the bike body. After that, it was shiny and good, but that shine lasted for 2 weeks and then there was nothing un-usual. No special scratch-resistance, nothing!

The so-called-teflon gives a shine to your car which may last from a week to a few months depending on how good is the polish they use, and also depends on the way you use and your car.

If you drive in less dusty place and park your car or bike in shade, the coating may last longer.

What is the point in paying for what you are not getting?

In the name of teflon-coating, most dealers are doing a good quality of wax polish with buffing. So next time, you want your car to out-shine all the cars around, go to the dealer and ask him for good quality wax polish and buffing, and pay him for polish and buffing, and not teflon coating which they any ways don’t use.

Also, I would recommend you to buy a good quality polish or wax and do it once in a while yourself for your car if you like, its very easy and fun!