Ceramic coating is the king of all methods to protect your vehicle. It’s far and away better than normal waxes or sealants. The benefits are incredible.
You’ve made the decision to get a ceramic coating applied to your car. Contrary to popular belief, this isn’t a set it and forget it type of thing. The coating that’s been applied to your car does require a little bit of maintenance but since it’s such a new process there isn’t much information out there on how to do it properly.
At Mod Finishes, we’re aiming to change that. We want you to be able to reap the benefits of your ceramic coating for as long as you possibly can.
The whole point of this article is to educate our customers on things such as how you should maintain your ceramic coating, how often you should perform maintenance, why it’s really important and things you might see if you aren’t maintaining properly.
How To Perform Maintenance On A Ceramic Coat
This is such an easy process. It should be implemented into how you normally would wash your car. There are an array of cleaning products out there that are specifically designed for ceramic coated surfaces. Why would you choose these products over normal wash products? Because these products are designed to reintroduce properties to the coating on your vehicle. What happens is you apply such a product to the surface and once your done it spends the next few hours curing. It actually increases the strength of the coating back to it’s original state. Essentially you’re increasing the strength of it every single time you maintain it which means you’ll reap those benefits much longer than you normally would.
How Often Should You Maintain It?
This is kind of a tough question to answer because everyone drives their vehicles differently. We suggest using some common sense when considering this question. If the vehicle is your daily driver we suggest maintaining the coating every two or three months if you want the best results possible. If this vehicle does some off-roading and it’s driven much harder you might want to consider carrying out the process every month or so. The best advice we can give is to take your own situation into consideration.
Results of Poor Maintenance
Let’s go over a couple of things you might notice if you don’t perform proper maintenance on your ceramic coating.
The first would be less gloss or shine on the paint. One of the reasons people decide to invest in a ceramic coating is for the lasting look it brings. This is because of the smooth coating that gets applied. A smooth finish is the key to letting the light in and producing a sparkle. If you don’t maintain your ceramic coating that smooth surface will turn into a rough one and this is how you lose that shine.
The second would be a loss in hydrophobic properties. This is something you might not notice right away. Once these properties are lost you’ll notice more water spots and dirt build up on the surface of your car. This is probably how you’ll notice the loss of the hydrophobic properties. At this point you’ll want to use a special ceramic coating product to try to restore some of those properties.