FAQ

IF THE COATING IS PERMANENT, THEN WHY DO I NEED TO RETURN FOR A “MAINTENANCE”?

Maintenance is done to maintain the hydrophobic effect. The Top Coat is applied as a final coat on initial application which is considered as a sacrificial lamb. Top Coat has a 2 year life span, but when maintained biannually, the life span will be extended to the life and beyond your warranty period.

CAN YOU COAT ON FRESHLY PAINTED VEHICLE SURFACES AND IF NOT, WHY?

No is the only answer. Ceramic Pro will not adhere to an uncured paint surface. When applying 9H, you will notice droplets occurring as the surface is rejecting the coating.

HOW LONG DO YOU WAIT AFTER A VEHICLE HAS BEEN PAINTED BEFORE COATING?

Automotive refinish paint can take up to 28 days to fully cure after painting. As Ceramic Pro can only coat cured paint surfaces, there are a few tests one can do to confirm if the surface has cured.

IF THE PRODUCT IS HYDROPHOBIC, WHY DOES IT NOT REPEL ITSELF WHEN MULTI-LAYERING?

As the word, “hydrophobic” means to repel water. Ceramic Pro is not water based, coats are applied between flash off times and not once the previous coat has been fully cured.

WHAT IS THE OPTIMUM COATING TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY FACTOR?

23 degrees Celsius and 55/60% humidity.

HOW LONG DO YOU WAIT BETWEEN 9H LAYERS AND AT WHAT TEMPERATURE?

40 Minutes at 23 degrees Celsius.

WHY DO SOME VEHICLES RETURN AFTER COATING WITH SCRATCHES?

The coating is scratch resistant, not scratch proof. Superficial will all be contained in the coated layer and not in the paintwork of the substrate.

WHAT IS THE ACTUAL CURING TIME OF THE COATING (VEHICLES)?

14 - 21 Days at 23 degrees Celsius.

WHY DO SOME VEHICLES HAVE WATER MARKS ETCHED INTO THE COATING?

When hard water is left on the vehicle to dry and not wiped off, the impurities can etch into the coating. This can easily be rectified while still maintaining the integrity of the vehicles clear coat.

WHAT IS THE CORRECT PROTOCOL FOR WASHING ETC. AFTER COATING?

Read and understand your warranty and aftercare document.

WHAT IS DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CERAMIC COATING AND PAINT PROTECTION FILM?

Paint protection film is a nonpermanent plastic vinyl film that is applied to protect a vehicle against stone chips and minor scratches. A ceramic coating is a permanent protective coating applied to protect against, UV damage, corrosion, dirt adhesion, industrial fall out, high gloss and swirl marks.