Applying ceramic coating to your car is a great way to improve the look of your vehicle and protect it from damage. The process of applying ceramic coating is not that difficult, but there are some steps you need to take before hand in order for the application process to be successful. We have put together 12 easy steps on how you can apply Ceramic Coating yourself in order to enjoy all the benefits!
Step 1: Choose The Right Ceramic Coating For Your Needs.
There are many different types of ceramic coating products that you can use, but not all of them will do what you want them to. For example, some coatings are not meant to be used in the sun. It is best if you know what type of coating and application process will work for your needs before starting this project!
Step 2: Ensure you have a good place to apply it
You will need a garage or outdoor space that is well ventilated and dry. Make sure you are working in an area with good ventilation because fumes can be harmful when inhaled over long periods of time. Also make sure it is a place where you wouldn’t mind leaving it over the next few days while it cures.
Step 3: Clean Your Car Thoroughly
This sounds like an obvious step, but making sure you car is clean before you start is important. You don’t want any dirt or dust on the car to interfere with the sealant process, so washing it off will be helpful for your long-term results.
Step 4: Apply the Ceramic Coating
Now it’s time to apply the ceramic coating. Apply a thin, even coat of sealant to the paint surface in one direction. Do not apply too much or it will drip and pool in certain places on your car. You want the coating to spread evenly over the entire area you are covering with no drips or pools of material left behind.
Step 5: The Curing Process
The process of curing the sealant is important, and it can be done in just a few hours. We recommend waiting at least 3 days before washing your car to prevent any premature peeling or chipping that may occur due to water exposure. The best way to cure your coatings is by parking your vehicle in sunlight for two hours on each side of the paint surface (top, sides, etc). This will allow natural UV rays from the sun break down and harden the coating so you get long-lasting results without having to wait around all day.
Step 6: Ongoing care
You should also keep up with regular maintenance like waxing every other week as needed while driving during bad weather conditions only if necessary (like rain), while the ceramic coating makes maintenance easier, it does not remove the need to protect your paint.
Some other things you should know about ceramic coating:
It is a solvent-based product that contains organic solvents, which means it can emit strong odors as it cures and this may inconvenience those with sensitivities or allergies so be sure to do any work in well ventilated areas. It also needs at least 4 hours of curing time before getting wet, so keep that in mind; otherwise there’s a chance that the moisture will reduce the ceramic coating effectiveness.