As you may already know, Ceramic Coating is one of the best Paint protectors for your car, RV, boats or even planes.
Depending on the brand of ceramic that you purchase, it will last for up to ten years with brands like: Gtechniq, CeramicPro, Cquartz, Gyeon, etc. Although manufacturers only sell these types of ceramic to accredited auto detailer installers, you could still get your hands on one of their shelf brands online. If you are a detailer or if you are someone whom is looking to ceramic coat your own vehicle, just be aware to take the important paint correction and polishing steps before committing on doing this service yourself. Feel free to contact our team at Wings Mobile Detailing if you have any questions about this treatment.
So let's jump right into the steps of applying the Coating to your vehicle step-by-step.
1st Step - Hand wash your vehicle -
Start off by hand washing your vehicle fully, if necessary using a degreaser to remove any paint surface grime before claying. Then Rinse the vehicle. (learn how to properly wash your vehicle)
2nd Step - Spray Iron Remover (IronX) -
While the vehicle is still wet, spray Iron Decon to the whole car, including Glass, Paint, and rims. Avoid spraying directly to plastics as it can discolor. Wait about 5 minute. The product will reach to the iron, making it change colors to purple. If the water did not turn purple, it means that there were no Iron contamination on the surface. After 5 minutes, Rinse your vehicle fully, leaving no Iron X product on the car.
3rd Step - Clay bar -
While the vehicle is still wet, Clay it entirely to restore the paint to a smooth-as-glass surface, removing any contamination from its surface. Then rinse off vehicle completely.
4th Step - Super Dry -
Dry vehicle off completely using a clean microfiber towel or if you have a blow-dryer use it for all crevices. Make sure the vehicle is completely dry so it's easier to polish for the next step.
5th Step - Machine Polish -
Time to level out your paint and remove any light surface paint imperfections. Using a dual action buffer, Polish your brand new vehicle entirely to remove any light defects and level out the clear-coat. You may use a light polishing pad with a finishing polishing product without fillers. No waxes nor sealants.
If you are coating an used vehicle with more swirl marks or scratches, make sure to to a full paint correction with multiple polishing stages. Since the coating will be there in your vehicle for many years, it's recommended to make sure you are coating a near-perfect paint.
6th Step - IsoProp Alcohol (Oil & Polish Eraser) -
In order to remove any polishing oil residue from the surface of your vehicle, use an automotive Oil remover (isoprop alcohol). First, Park your vehicle in a clean garage, spray the Eraser directly to a brand new microfiber towel and wipe on the entire vehicle. OBS: For this step you must use a brand new microfiber towel as the paint must be free from any contamination after this last step.
7th Step - Ceramic Coating application -
Inspect your vehicle fully to make sure there are no water or contamination on the surface.
Grab your ceramic coating bottle, a brand new (Low GSM) microfiber towel, and the applicator pad. first, prime your applicator pad by applying 8 drops of ceramic.
Work the product in the paint using either circular motion or in a cross hatch pattern. Work in a 3x3 area without repeating the passes more than twice.
wait about 45 seconds, or until you see the product sweat on the paint (little drops), then remove the ceramic using your new microfiber towel. analyze the paint with a LED light to make sure there are no left over residue.
Move to the next section repeating the same steps.
Apply to all painted surfaces as well as plastics, chrome, headlights and rims. (you may also apply ceramic on glass)
Curing time: After the whole car has been coated, leave your vehicle parked indoors for at least 48 hours. No water contact for at least 72 hours. No washing for longer than 2 full weeks.
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