Getting your car ceramic coated for paint protection is a job half done. The other half is to keep the coating in tip-top condition, which will keep the paint looking new for years to come. Generally, regular car wash as recommended by the manufacturer is enough to protect the coating; however, routine maintenance has its own place, which you can’t afford to overlook. Failure to do so will reduce the lifespan of the ceramic coats and may leave your car’s paint susceptible to damage from dirt, debris, and sunlight.Here are a few tips to help you maintain your car’s ceramic coating:
Don’t visit an automated car wash
While automated car washing machines are great for cars with either no coating or a different type of coating, they may not be suitable for ceramic coated cars. This is because these machines have hard brushes or curtain-types mops that may take only a few seconds to wreck the ceramic coat. Besides, the detergent they use is pH aggressive, which is as hard as an industrial detergent.
Use a pH-neutral detergent with no added wax
A pH-neutral car shampoo tends to harden the strength of the ceramic coating, which also helps block UV rays. When you use it to wash your ceramic coated car, the result is a hydrophobic surface. This means that you have fewer contaminants sticking to the surface of the car, making it easier for you to keep the car clean.
Wash the car in low sunlight conditions
When washing your car, it’s best to do it in low sunlight conditions, either in the morning or at the end of the day or on a cloudy day. This is because the sunlight will dry the soap quickly, leaving spots on the surface and leading to steaks. It’s also a great idea to wash your car under a canopy.
Maintaining your car’s ceramic coating is as important as getting it. Plus, this simple step can keep the coating, as well as the paint, unscathed for years to come. If you struggle to do it, consider visiting a professional car washing and detailing professional.
And if you want to get your car ceramic coated, get in touch with us today.