If you’re in the market for a new car, ceramic coat a car is a great way to improve the resale value of your ride. It’s also an easy DIY project that anyone can do at home. Here are five steps you should take before applying ceramic coating:
Washing is crucial
- Washing is crucial to getting the best results. Use high-quality soap and a soft wash mitt to protect your car. Please do not use a brush or sponge for this step, as it will scratch your car’s paint finish and cause chipping where you’re trying to avoid scratching.
- Wash in the shade, as direct sunlight can cause discoloration on cars’ finishes if they are left in direct sunlight while being washed; also, make sure that you rinse thoroughly after each wash before drying off with clean towels or rags, so any excess moisture is removed from within their interiors (as well as outside).
Do a clay bar treatment.
The clay bar treatment is a way to remove contaminants from the surface of your car. It’s essential to do this before applying any paint sealant because it will help keep your paint from getting scratched or damaged when you finish polishing.
Before starting this process, ensure all bristles are clean and free of debris by washing them in warm soapy water for about 15 minutes. Then dip them into an alkaline cleaner (such as Dawn Dishwashing Detergent) and let them sit for 5 minutes before rinsing off thoroughly.
Next, apply some liquid clay lubricant over the area you’ll be working on with your buffer equipment (see below). This will help loosen up any dirt or gunk that might have been stuck behind layers of wax or polish previously applied overtop one another during another round of car detailing work done by someone else at some point before this current session began today!
Polish & paint correction (if necessary)
Using a Ceramic coating, ensure your car is clean, dry, and free of any wax or sealant. If there are still traces of the old wax on the surface, you may need to polish the paint before applying your new ceramic coating.
You will also want to use a polishing machine with a fine pad for this step. Some people prefer using an abrasive compound instead of just their regular polish because it adds more shine and depth to their cars’ finishes and removes swirl marks from previous paint jobs done by others (or even themselves).
Take off all the trim around the car.
First, take off all the trim around your car. This includes any door handles, mirrors, and other exterior parts like door handles and mirrors. You can use a plastic scraper and heat gun to remove any wax from these areas. If there is silicone sealant on them, use a plastic scraper to remove it, so you don’t scratch up your paint when cleaning those areas later on in this process.
Next, start removing all paint correction products (if applicable) with some rubbing compound on an orbital sander first before going over them again with steel wool or fine sandpaper if needed – this will help smooth out some scratches left behind by previous repairs made by professional artists who specialize in automotive repair work.
Apply the sealant or ceramic coating
Once you have removed the old sealant and wax, apply the new product.
- Apply the product with a clean, lint-free rag or cloth soaked in water for 15 minutes before use. This will help prevent any dirt from getting into your car’s paint, which could cause permanent damage to it over time. When applying this type of coating or sealing agent on your vehicle’s exterior surface:
- Use a gentle hand when applying it so as not to scratch off any existing paint job; if there are scratches already present, then they will be sealed by applying more coats instead of trying again using different methods like sanding down first before starting over again.
Allow the product to cure
Once you have applied the coating, allow it to cure for 24 hours. The longer you leave it, the more robust and durable your finish will be. If your car is exposed to high temperatures or direct sunlight, your ceramic coating may take longer than average to cure fully. In these instances, use a heat gun or other method of raising the temperature around where you are working so that the product has enough time to continue curing correctly.
Have your car professionally ceramic coated
Ceramic coatings are a great way to protect your car from the elements. Whether you’ve just bought a new vehicle or have been around the block a few times, the ceramic coating will help keep your car looking good for years to come.
The most important thing to consider when purchasing a ceramic coating is whether professionals or DIYers do it. If you’re planning on doing it yourself, some factors can make it more difficult than if someone else does it for you:
- Professional ceramic coatings tend not to yellow over time like DIY coatings do (though they may become darker as time goes on). They also have better durability and resistance against scratches and swirls, making them worth investing in if money is tight. They want something durable enough to look good and last long after being installed by an experienced professional installer who knows what they are doing.”
So, if you want to know how to coat a car, it’s best to call a professional. You may want to pay a little extra for the job because of the extra precautions and techniques required by professionals. Also, they will use technology not available at home or in many auto shops, so don’t be afraid of what may come up when it comes time to treat your car with a ceramic coating!