Learning a few tips and good practices for car washing after a ceramic coating is always recommended. Cavalli Stables includes an after care kit with every ceramic coating which explains proper after-care for ceramic coated vehicles. Keep in mind that knowing how to properly wash your car after a ceramic coat is the most important part of keeping your vehicle’s paint and body protected while getting the most from your coating. In this blog, we’re going to give you some useful tips to keep your coating working to its fullest potential.
In contrast to many internet DIY coating products that advertise ceramic coating as completely“self-cleaning” or “bulletproof”, in many cases, your car still needs to be washed and properly maintained during the lifetime of your coating. Yes, it is true that the surface of a car that is treated with ceramic coating is more slick and slippery, durable, and resistant, but it still needs to be washed on a regular basis. Washing your vehicle will be much easier because dirt and grime don’t stick to the coated surface. We recommend washing your vehicle on a weekly basis, but bi-weekly and monthly are good too. Cavalli Stables can set you up with a subscription service around your schedule.
Drying your vehicle after washing is a key step in the washing process. The process of washing your car is never finished if the drying process isn’t done right. In most cases, if you’re washing your car at home or running it through a car wash, hard water is being used. If you let this water dry by itself (air dry), or even worse in direct sunlight, water spots may begin to develop upon the coated surface. The hydrophobicity of ceramic coating will help a lot to minimize the chance of water spots.
Using the right method to dry your vehicle will make the process much easier and more fun! Not every type of cloth or microfiber will properly do the job. Using the wrong one may result in scratching the surface or creating water residue. It is recommended to use a specific microfiber drying towel for automotive use. If you check your local store or detailing shop, you can find dedicated car drying towels. Just one of them can dry your entire car in a lot less time. We use Griot’s Garage Microfiber drying towel which we highly recommend as it’s plush, absorbent and well-made. We can also source this item for you. Our #1 recommended method for drying your ceramic coated vehicle is using the master blaster air blower. With an 8hp motor blowing warm, filtered air, this is the best method of drying your car. It also eliminates the risk of scratching the vehicle with it’s “touchless dry” feature.
Applying a ceramic coating infused maintenance spray is crucial to maintain the ceramic coating of your car. There are many sprays that are used for different purposes like, hybrid wax sprays, polymer’s, Teflon based sprays, and ceramic coating based sprays, but in this case, the ceramic coating based spray is what you’ll need. You should always ask a specialist at Cavalli Stables what is best for your car. With our warrantied ceramic coating packages, a yearly top coat is mandatory to maintain the warranty and keep the coating working to its fullest potential. We recommend using a clean, edgeless microfiber towel or microfiber applicator pad.
Based on the type of spray you are going to use, it is recommended to be informed on the proper way to use it. Keep in mind that you must always use them after your car is washed and dried properly.
If these ceramic enhancement sprays are used in direct sunlight, on warm to hot surfaces, it may cause damage to the surface or not give the results that you want. In some cases, a ceramic coating correction may be needed, which Cavalli Stables can help with! Ideally, to avoid this you have to apply the maintenance spray inside your garage or in a shaded area when your car’s surface is cool.
Now that you have learned some basics about maintaining and washing your car, now we are going to give you 5 exact tips in order to protect your car paint for as long as possible.
After coating your car with a ceramic coating, the job is not finished yet. Depending on the warranty of the ceramic coating and the maintenance that is done, a yearly maintenance wash and top coat are mandatory to maintain the warranty and ensure your coating is working to its full potential. Cavalli Stables can help you with your yearly maintenance.
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