Do you know ways to Preserve Ceramic Coating? I’ll show you.
Having just invested in protecting your new or used car and want to maximize the performance of your ceramic coating and ensure its longevity so it can continue to perform for years to come. It is essential to maintain a ceramic coating, and the good news is that it is simple.
Beneath, we will go through some tips and guides on the best way to look after your newly protected car.
So, here we got 5 Pointers for maintaining your Ceramic Coating. Let’s begin!!!
The first pointer is: Wash Your Car Regularly
Whether you drive your car daily or it’s a bit of a garage queen and only drives on weekends, it is best to wash it regularly to help avoid the build-up of excessive contaminants.
This doesn’t mean you need to be out there every weekend detailing your car. Depending on how often you drive it and how dirty it gets, all it generally needs is a quick wash with the correct techniques.
Moving on, the second pointer is: Always Wash In The Shade.
The heat from the sun can cause water to dry very fast; something you want to prevent when washing your car is that tap water that could contain damaging calcium and mineral deposits doesn’t dry on the paintwork.
Soaking in the shade and out of direct sunlight makes it easier and more enjoyable.
Also, the third pointer is: Use the Two Bucket Method
The two bucket method of washing a car reduces swirl marks and scratches and keeps your vehicle looking its best. For those unfamiliar with the two bucket wash method, it is a method of using one bucket filled with soapy water and another with clean water.
Once you have washed one panel with a sponge or wash mitt from the soapy water, you then rinse it in the bucket of clean water, so you are not cross-contaminating and putting dirt and grit back in your wash water.
Subsequently, the fourth pointer is: Use Car Wash specific Shampoo
It is always best to use a quality car wash shampoo such as one that is pH neutral, and this will ensure it lubricates the surface and lifts any dirt and grime away from the paintwork to prevent scratching.
And lastly, the fifth pointer is: Use Quality Drying Towels
Throw away those old leather and synthetic chamois. They do no favors for your paintwork and can be pretty abrasive. A quality microfibre drying towel is much softer on the paintwork and will prevent any abrasion to the ceramic coating.
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Why the need to maintain a Ceramic Coating?
Unfortunately, everything in this world has a lifespan. Like servicing your car, the correct maintenance is required to ensure you get the most out of your paint protection coating.
Dirt, grime, and debris can build up on the surface that needs to be cleaned up, ensuring the ceramic coating is exposed. Its hydrophobic (water beading) properties can occur, which will help keep your car cleaner for longer and easier to clean.
HOWEVER, WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF THE PAINT PROTECTION COATING IS NOT MAINTAINED?
The best ceramic coatings are not bulletproof. Some people even say you never have to rewash your car, which is false (if you want your car to look good and maintain the coating!); what can happen if it is not appropriately maintained?
Loss Of Shine: The build-up of dirt and grime will decrease the shine and gloss of your paintwork.
Reduced Hydrophobic Effect: Everyone loves seeing the water bead up on their paintwork and fly off the paintwork as you drive along; with a build-up of dirt and grime, this isn’t going to happen as the water will be sitting on top of that dirt and grime and the hydrophobic layer of the coating won’t be exposed.
It is also important to mention that you should not cause any abrasion to the surface. This means staying away from automatic car washes and brush washes; and they will do nothing but scratch your paintwork and wear out a ceramic coating.
Now that you have learned how to maintain ceramic coatings on your car, it’s deemed fit to get out there and wash your car and see the benefits of clean freak detailing on your automobile. Yeah, I mean your car!!!
Source – Chicago Auto Pros ( YouTube)