Ceramic Coating Maintenance
Keeping up with your ceramic coating’s maintenance is important if you want your vehicle to look its best. Here are some tips for your Sensha-World coating from our professionals at Bob Moses Ceramic Coating.
Caring for Your Ceramic Coating in its First Week
One of the reasons people love getting their car ceramic coated by Bob Moses Ceramic Coating is because of the glow it gives the exterior of your vehicle. When people see their newly ceramic coated car, they typically want to touch the car which is the first way to damage your ceramic coating. You will want to allow your car to fully cure before you touch it.
On average, it takes one to two weeks for the SiO2 coating to level and harden therefore you will want to refrain from washing your vehicle for a full seven days. The new coating on your vehicle can be exposed to water within 12 hours of it being applied but you will want to avoid all chemicals and soaps for those seven days.
What to Do if You Acquire Bugs on the Bumper on the Way Home?
The best thing to do if you acquire bugs on your front bumper while driving your car home from our shop is to take a clean microfiber towel and dampen it with lukewarm water. Take the towel and gently wipe the bugs away from the front bumper. Then you will take another clean dry microfiber towel and dry off your bumper to avoid leaving any hard water stains.
Ceramic Coating Long-Term Care Checklist
1. Wash Your Vehicle. If you want your ceramic coating to last a long time, you should be washing your vehicle about once every two weeks.
Washing your vehicle helps prevent the buildup of dirt, dust, and contaminants that can damage the molecular structure of the SiO2 coating, and the paint job beneath that. Even if your vehicle sits in a garage or you use a car cover, you should still wash it at least once every two weeks to remove dirt and dust from the surface.
2. Don’t Wash in Direct Sunlight. As tempting as it might be to wash your car on a hot summer day, that’s not the best time to wash a ceramic coated vehicle.
Direct sunlight can cause soap and water to quickly begin drying on your car before you have had a chance to wipe and buff them away. This can lead to water spots, streaks, and contaminants sitting on your Sensha-World coating.
Instead, try washing your car in the morning, during days with cloud coverage, or during the evening when temperatures are lower and there’s no direct sunlight. Realistically, this is a rule that all vehicle owners should be following, whether they have a Bob Moses ceramic coating or not.
3. Use Two Buckets When You Wash. If you’ve been washing your vehicle using a single bucket to soak your mitts and rinse them after washing part of the vehicle, you could be unintentionally creating streaks and water spots. The two-bucket method is the preferred method for washing cars because it reduces the occurrence of streaks.
Simply use one bucket to soap up your mitt to wash a section of the car, then use a separate bucket to rinse the mitt off before soaking it again and moving on. You should also make sure you choose a rinse bucket with grit guards that help keep dirt and debris out of the water.
4. Choose the Right Soap. One of the most important things you can do to properly maintain your ceramic coating is choose the right soap. Some soaps on the market contain harsh chemicals that can damage your vehicle’s paint and the SiO2 coating that we apply to protect it.
Purchase soaps that are made specifically for vehicle washing, as these soaps are made using fewer chemicals to avoid damaging your vehicle. You can also ask your tech during the application process for their recommendations. They will be able to show you the best soaps and solutions available in your area that are created to clean SiO2 coatings without damaging them.
Get the Best Ceramic Coating with Bob Moses Ceramic Coating
It’s easier to maintain a ceramic coating on your boat, RV, car or truck when it’s done right. The team of professionals at Bob Moses Ceramic Coating is one of the best in the business when it comes to ceramic coating application. Not only do we provide you with a beautiful new coating for your vehicle, but we can help you know the best way to maintain that coating.
Give us a call today and schedule an appointment or get a quote online.