Ceramic coating protects your vehicle from rust, grime, and contaminants. Furthermore, ceramic coating also repels water that sticks to a car’s paint. So how can we get the most from our new ceramic coating? The answer is to apply the ceramic coating using the proper process. Follow this blog by Ceramic Pro Auto Spa in Lancaster, PA, to learn more about the procedure and proper maintenance requirements!
Ceramic Coating: How Do We Apply It?
The ceramic coating application process has multiple stages that benefit your vehicle with the best techniques and materials. Here are the steps of the process:
Wash and rinse your car using the two bucket approach to remove all dirt and grime from the paint surface.
The surface has been cleansed of filth and grime. We must eliminate obstinate impurities using a clay bar or speed clay product. Fold your clay into itself, knead it back into form between each area, and dispose of it if it falls to the ground to avoid grit and other particles from harming your paint. Once a portion is complete, and the clay slides over the paintwork with little resistance, wipe it off with a clean microfiber towel and continue until the whole vehicle is finished.
Now that the surface has been thoroughly cleansed of dirt, filth, and pollutants, we can examine scuffs, swirls, and fading paint. We want to smooth the paint’s surface so that the ceramic coating will adhere. Using rubbing compounds, scratch removers, or a good polish, work the paint until you get the desired finish.
Once the surface meets your approval and is as smooth as glass, we may prepare it for the ceramic coating. Using isopropyl alcohol and a clean microfiber towel, wipe each piece to ensure the surface is devoid of polish, waxes, oils, and other impurities.
Spray The Ceramic Coating
Ensure the panel is clean and cold to the touch. Working in tiny portions, softly spray the surface with the ceramic coating. Using a gentle, clean microfiber cloth or applicator, evenly distribute the substance around the surface until it vanishes. Ten minutes or so are required for the ceramic coating to adhere to the surface.
Using a different microfiber towel, rub the surface until it is spotless and transparent. To guarantee an evenly cleaned surface, avoid using a soaked cloth or towel.
Additional layers may be added for enhanced durability, protection, and depth. Allow 24 hours between layers to properly apply the ceramic coating. The more layers that are applied, the greater the protection and durability of the ceramic coating.
Aspects influencing the application of ceramic coating.
The best temperature range for applying ceramic coatings is ranging from 10°C to 25°C (50°F and 77°F). To prevent the panels from overheating, keeping your vehicle away from direct sunlight is vital when applying the coating.
Direct Sunlight Exposure and Humidity
When applying the ceramic coating, controlling humidity and direct sunlight exposure to the utmost degree is also crucial.
The effectiveness and uniformity of a ceramic coating’s curing period will also be significantly impacted by humidity and the sun’s UV radiation. Let ceramic coating fully dry by keeping your vehicle under direct UV sunlight for at least two days after the application.
How Long Does It Take To Apply Ceramic Coating?
Typically, the application of a ceramic coating takes two to three days. The preparatory phases usually take one to two days to complete. However, the coating itself should only take around an hour to apply.
Does Ceramic Coating Take A Long Time To Cure?
The curing time for a ceramic coating is typically between one and two weeks, depending on the temperature and humidity. During this time, do your best to prevent bird droppings, pollen, and debris from clinging to and baking onto the coating. Throughout the drying process, covered parking is recommended.
Ceramic Pro Auto Spa in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, offers top quality ceramic coating services. Our ceramic coatings are applied by highly experienced professionals using Ceramic Pro’s high quality coatings. To book an appointment for your vehicle, car owners can visit us at 1273 Manheim Pike, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17601, or by dialing +1 (717) 621-2132.