5 Ways to Care for Ceramic Coating

Ceramic Coating

Ceramic coatings provide more than just a shiny finish on your vehicle – they create an impenetrable surface so dirt and oils can’t stick around. Not only will this prolong the life of your paintwork, but it also saves time spent trying to wash or buff away stubborn markings that mar your auto’s pristine surface. With ceramic coating, you get greater protection for less effort. However, it is essential to take care of this ceramic coating protection in order to reap the benefits of your investment.  Read on to learn five ways to care for your ceramic coating.

Use the Right Tools When Washing

Wash your ceramic coated vehicle with care. Choosing a PH-neutral soap is essential, as it will preserve the life of the coating – too much cleaning power from a regular soap could take its toll on this hydrophobic material. Don’t let anything come between you and that perfect shine, opt for something gentle instead! Keeping your car looking spotless isn’t just about finding the right products – it’s also important to show them some TLC. Our go-to method is using microfiber wash mitts, accompanied by two buckets with grit guards (this nifty tool sits at the bottom of your water bucket to stop dirt and grime from being transferred back onto the car when you rinse off that wash mitt. It’s an easy, effective way to ensure top-notch results every time you head out for a good scrubbing session).

Use the Proper Washing Techniques

Even the washing techniques you use matter when caring for your ceramic coating. To avoid any discoloration, wash your vehicle away from the intense rays of direct sunlight. Start at the top (the roof), scrubbing each panel thoroughly before using your rinse bucket to ensure no residue remains on the mitt – then work downwards until even the most difficult nooks and crannies are free of road debris and dirt.

Ceramic Coating

Rinse Well

Just as it is when you are soaping your vehicle, start at the top and thoroughly rinse off any soapy residue. If you’re having trouble keeping up, don’t worry – it’s easy to tackle one panel or area of the vehicle at a time for spotless results.

Dry Thoroughly

To ensure your ceramic coating looks pristine, don’t forget to give it a thorough drying. For best results (and maximum time-savings), begin by using a leaf blower to remove most of the residual water, followed by a clean, microfiber towel. These steps ensure that you avoid those pesky, unwelcome water spots!

Ask a Professional

Perhaps the best way to ensure the ceramic coating on your vehicle keeps its shiny, unblemished surface is to talk with the experts who applied it. They have years of experience and knowledge in the industry and can steer you in the right direction. Of course, you can also utilize online searches to find information about protecting your ceramic coating, but it is worth the effort in seeking advice from a professional automobile paint protection specialist.  

Automotive Elegance is the Industry Leader in Ceramic Coatings

At Automotive Elegance, we pride ourselves in providing the industry’s high-quality ceramic coatings, both in materials used and expert application. Our track record consists of over 65,000 paint protection installations in the New England area, over the course of the 20+ years.  We are here to help you keep the like-new glow of your vehicle’s paint job. Contact us today to learn more about the ceramic coating services we offer!