After applying a ceramic coating to your car, a key maintenance practice, you can expect protection for years to come.
The coating will guard against chemical contaminants, wear, and surface fractures. It also makes cleaning much easier thanks to the newly smooth finish that discourages dirt and pollutants from sticking to it. However, the problem is that most people apply their coating and forget all about it, expecting their vehicle to be protected without any upkeep. This is a mistake, as your ceramic coating requires your care and attention to stay effective.
The protective layer provided by a ceramic coating weakens over time as a result of exposure to the elements, but its lifespan can be extended. By sticking to the following tips, your car will look new for longer with a wonderfully glossy shine.
When you apply the coating, it will be soft and take around 48 hours to harden. However, during the first three to four weeks, the coating won’t be fully cured, making it particularly vulnerable to environmental factors such as temperature, humidity, and pollutants. You’ll need to make sure you remove all contaminants from the surface of your car, which can include tree sap, bird droppings, and other dirt and debris. It’s best you avoid parking outdoors entirely.
It’s best to avoid washing your car in direct sunlight, instead opting for early morning and evening cleans. Make sure you’re using cleaners specially formulated for ceramic coatings that have the correct pH balance. It’s crucial that you avoid soaps containing wax and sealants. As for drying, a microfibre cloth works best, as it won’t leave behind any fibres or cause any scratches. For an even gentler treatment, use an air blaster to blow dry your vehicle and get to those hard to reach areas. Once dry, a silicon dioxide spray is recommended for maintenance.
If you have any more questions or concerns about how best to prolong the life of your ceramic coating, get in touch with our team of experts here at FAW Customs. We’ll be more than happy to help and are proud to offer high quality ceramic coating London vehicle owners can rely upon.