What is a Ceramic Coating?
A ceramic coating is a newer technology that creates a semi-permanent coating. They are very thin, and only a small amount is needed. Most ceramic coatings will last from 1-3 years, depending on maintenance and weather conditions.
How do you Apply?
Before you apply a sealant the paint needs to be fully prepped. The surface should be free of scratches, swirls and oils. The coating will not fix swirls or scratches, it is primarily a protectant. I recommend using a paint prep, or paint cleaner to ensure the paint is clean. Some paint prep products are:
Ideal conditions to apply the coating is 15 - 30 degrees Celsius. Once the paint is prepped and dry you can apply the coating. Apply to one small section at a time, using e a soft, non absorbent application pad or suede towel. Let the coating sit for 10-20 minutes.
Gently buff off the coating with a soft, clean microfiber towel. Most manufactures recommend disposing if the towels after use, to avoid micro scratches with the hardening glass or ceramic found in the coating.
Let the car sit and dry out of the elements for 3-5 hours. The coating will be fully cured 48 hours after application.
If you desire to apply a second layer for longer durability, apply with 2-4 hours after the initial application.
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