You recently had a ceramic coating applied, but you aren’t sure how to maintain it, are you?
Congrats! You’ve just had a professional apply a ceramic coating to your vehicle, and now you’re looking up information on how to keep it looking as good as new! Yay! We are delighted for you since we are familiar with the beautiful sensation of driving a fresh new car with a ceramic coating.
The following is a guide that will help you get the most out of your ceramic coating:
- After applying the coating, let it air dry for at least a day. Some coatings require a curing time of between two and four days. If you can, keep it inside where it is safe from animals that could leave their paw prints on the surface.
- You should refrain from using any chemical wash on your car for at least a week after applying the coating.
- On ceramic coatings, you should avoid using powerful degreasers and instead use safe chemicals for ceramics.
- Always remember to keep your vehicle clean. Washing with very little or without water once every two weeks or whenever necessary.
- You should avoid letting dirt and grime build up on your vehicle.
- After washing or rinsing your car, you should always dry it off.
We will give you the greatest guide possible for your ceramic coating, so your automobile will always seem brand new!
The Recommended practice:
- We highly recommend using two-bucket washing methods.
- Utilize pH-neutral soaps devoid of waxes or snow foam that is safe for ceramic coatings.
- Using microfiber cloths or mitts and a gentle drying towel is an excellent option for removing extra water. To avoid micro-marrings and swirls, you should avoid using chamois, magic sponges, and other abrasive sponges.
- When you’re done washing your vehicle, get it dried off immediately to avoid leaving water streaks.
- When your car gets dirty, wash it (including after a light rain or dry spells). There are large levels of minerals in rainwater, road water, and tap water, which will cause water spots to appear on your surface. If only a few areas require washing, you might not want to clean the whole car. Simply Spray, Wipe, and Move On! In confined spaces, it performs admirably as a waterless washing alternative.
- Always be sure you immediately rinse and wash off any bird poop or bug splatter. Because of its acidic nature, the surface corrodes quite quickly. Even though a quality ceramic coating may lessen the damage done to the clear coat, it must be removed as soon as possible.
Things To Avoid:
- Tree Sap: trees may, on occasion, bestow their sap upon you; you should wash it off or remove it as soon as you can once it has been bestowed upon you. In preparation for such situations, you should always maintain a Motor Headz Tar Remover bottle in your vehicle’s glove box.
- Automatic car washes
- Free washes and communal washes are available. Donate to the charity, but don’t let it come at the expense of your comfort!
- It is important to avoid washing in direct heat and sun to prevent water spots, watermarks, and sun-dried products. If this occurs, just spray, wipe, and move on! For more difficult Watersports (If you’ve let it sit for a longer period), you will need to bring in the major guns.
- Cleaning the car using clay, wax, or polish if it has a coating on it