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Maintenance

Caring for Your Ceramic Coated Vehicle

Owning a ceramic-coated vehicle with its self-cleaning finish requires proper care to maintain its peak performance. Here are essential maintenance steps: Use soft microfiber towels and pH-neutral car wash soaps to avoid damaging the coating. Allow sufficient time for the coating to cure properly after application. Perform regular maintenance cleaning and occasional deep cleaning using methods like a foam spray cannon or the two-bucket method to preserve the coating's integrity. Additionally, we offer other tips to ensure your vehicle stays in top condition for years to come. By following these steps, you can keep your car looking stunning and maintain its vibrant shine.

Gentle Cleaning Methods

While ceramic coatings provide excellent protection, it's important to note that they are not "bulletproof." To maintain their effectiveness and longevity, it's crucial to avoid abrasive methods such as using a scrub brush or automated "brush type" car washes, as these can harm the finish and degrade the coatings over time. Instead, we highly recommend using brand new or thoroughly cleaned microfiber mitts or towels with a GSM of 300 or higher for every wash. This gentle approach helps prevent scratches or swirls, preserving the integrity of the coating and ensuring that your vehicle maintains its pristine appearance for years to come..

Post-Coating Wait Time

Following the application of a ceramic coating, we advise allowing it to cure for a full two weeks before the initial car wash. During this curing period, if your vehicle encounters bug splatters, tree sap, or bird droppings, you can safely remove these contaminants using a damp microfiber towel with a GSM of 300-500. Gently wiping the affected areas will help prevent any damage to the coating. However, if you have any concerns or encounter stubborn contaminants, we recommend contacting us immediately for the best solution. Our team is here to assist you and ensure that your vehicle remains in optimal condition, even during the curing process..

Traditional Car Wash - Two Bucket Method

Here's how it works: Fill one bucket with soap concentrate and the other with plain water for rinsing the microfiber after each wash application. Begin by rinsing the vehicle thoroughly to remove loose dirt and debris. Start washing the top sides of the vehicle, including the roof and glass, using the soapy microfiber. After washing a section, rinse the microfiber in the "rinse" bucket before reapplying soap from the "soap" bucket to wash the mid sections of the vehicle. Continue this process, ensuring to save the lowest sections of the vehicle and the wheels for last, as they typically accumulate the most contaminants during the wash.

NOTE: By following these steps, you can effectively clean your vehicle while minimizing the risk of scratching or damaging the paintwork.

Advanced Cleaning Option

For an advanced cleaning option, consider using a pressure washer, foam cannon gun, and high-power blower (like a leaf blower). Here's how: Pre-rinse the vehicle with the pressure washer to remove loose dirt and debris. Apply soapy foam using the foam cannon gun, ensuring thorough coverage of the vehicle's surface. Allow the foam to sit for a few minutes, avoiding direct sunlight. Pressure wash off the soap, starting from the top and working your way down. Use a high-power blower to blow-dry the vehicle, ensuring water droplets are minimized in size and effectively removed from all crevices and panels. Finish by gently removing any remaining droplets with a 300+ GSM microfiber cloth, ensuring a streak-free and polished finish. This advanced cleaning method ensures thorough cleaning while minimizing the risk of damaging the ceramic coating.

Proactive Measures

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    Use a no-rinse or pH-balanced mild soap bi-weekly to prevent dirt buildup.

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    Avoid washing in direct sunlight to prevent streaking and staining.

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    Start washing from the top and work your way down, leaving the dirtiest sections, like the wheels, for last.

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    Use a separate microfiber, mitt, or sponge for cleaning the wheels.

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    Do not use automated or manual "brush-type" carwashes, as they can break down the coating over time.

Protect Your Coating

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    Lawn sprinklers can cause water spots that the coating won't protect against.

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    Environmental factors like bird droppings, pollen, and tree sap should be removed promptly.

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    Be cautious with fleet trucks and commercial vehicles, as they can throw rocks and debris that may chip the coating.

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    Absolutely avoid abrasive soaps, cleaners, and scrub brushes.

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    Do not use automated or manual "brush-type" carwashes, as they can break down the coating over time.

Don't Let It Air Dry

To avoid water spotting on your coated finish, follow these steps: Do not air dry: Never let your coated finish air dry, as minerals from the water can leave hard-to-remove rings. Use a high-power blower: Instead, use a high-power blower or leaf blower to remove water from the surface. Start from the top of the vehicle and work your way down to ensure thorough drying. Finish with a clean microfiber towel: After using the blower, finish drying the surface with a clean microfiber towel. Opt for a towel with a weight of 300+ GSM (grams per square meter) for the best results. By following these steps, you can effectively prevent water spotting and keep your coated finish looking clean and pristine.

Water Spots - Handle with Care

Water spotting can mar the appearance of your coating, but it's essential to approach removal carefully. Avoid abrasive polishes and third-party professionals, as they can potentially damage the coating. Instead, refrain from using excessive force during removal attempts. Reach out to us for expert advice and solutions tailored to your needs. Our guidance ensures that your warranty remains intact, and your coating protection stays optimal. Trust us to safeguard your vehicle's integrity without compromising its quality or longevity. Additionally, it's wise to avoid washing your car in direct sunlight, as this can exacerbate water spotting issues. By following these recommendations, you can effectively address water spotting concerns and maintain the pristine appearance of your vehicle's coating.

Microfibers - Choose Wisely

Absolutely, using 300+ GSM (grams per square meter) microfiber towels for washing and maintaining vehicles is indeed a great recommendation, especially for ceramic surfaces. Microfiber towels with higher GSM have thicker piles, making them more absorbent and effective for cleaning without scratching surfaces. This is particularly crucial for ceramic coatings, as they require gentle care to maintain their appearance and integrity. Using higher GSM microfiber towels reduces the risk of scratching the surface, ensuring a safer and more effective cleaning process for your vehicle. Therefore, investing in high-quality microfiber towels with a higher GSM is a wise choice for ensuring the proper maintenance of ceramic-coated vehicles.

Invest In The Deionizer System

If hard water spots or stains are becoming a concern for your coating, investing in a deionizer system could be a beneficial solution. Washing your vehicle with clean, pure water from a deionizer system can help prevent the formation of water spots and stains, ensuring a spot-free finish. Check out the "Deionizer System" section for more information on how these systems work and their benefits in maintaining your vehicle's appearance. By utilizing a deionizer system, you can effectively mitigate water spotting issues and keep your coating looking its best for longer.

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