How to Care for Your Ceramic Coating

detailing a car with ceramic coating by hand

Ceramic coatings are a great way to protect your car’s paint job from scratches and other damage. However, it’s important to know how to care for them properly. If not cared for, ceramic coatings can wear away prematurely, and that means it will be more difficult to keep your paint looking good! In this blog post from @ the Car Wash, we’ll discuss a few tips on how to get the most out of your ceramic coating and make sure it lasts as long as possible.
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Be Aware of the Curing Time

After your car gets a ceramic coating, it takes anywhere from two to three weeks to cure. This means that during this time, you should take special precautions, such as avoiding parking under trees or preventing bird droppings or other dirt or debris from sitting on your car. Be gentle when cleaning anything off your car for the first few weeks when the coating is not yet at its full strength.

hand washing a car with ceramic coating

Understand Proper Car Washing Techniques

After the curing process is over, you can begin washing your car again on a regular basis. You’ll want to wash your car by hand rather than at a drive-through car wash or self-service car wash station equipped with high-pressure water. When washing, avoid any abrasive or harsh cleaning chemicals and use only mild soaps and soft sponges or microfiber towels. When it’s time to dry your car, use a soft detailing towel or a blower that is gentle enough to not damage your ceramic coating. If you’re not confident in the process, or don’t have the time to wash and dry your car by hand, bring it by @ the Car Wash for our professional detailing services.

hand washing a car with car shampoo

Use the Proper Car Wash Solutions

Once you’ve invested in a ceramic coating for your car, you want to take the proper precautions to extend its life as much as possible. One way you can do this is by sticking to car shampoo that’s designed specifically for cars with ceramic coatings. These shampoos can prolong the life and performance of the coating.

detailing a car with ceramic coating

Be Consistent About Keeping Your Car Clean

Cars with a ceramic coating should be washed about every two weeks. In between washes, you should be careful to remove any obvious dirt or debris to prevent build up. If you are going to use any other products on your car to spot clean, remember to make sure that you choose ones that are made especially for cars with ceramic coatings.

Schedule Your Ceramic Coating at @ the Car Wash

Are you ready to restore your car’s gloss and shine? If so, it’s time to invest in a ceramic coating from @ the Car Wash in Fredericksburg. Give us a call today to learn more or book your appointment online.