Safe wash procedure
Ceramic coatings are not a "bullet proof" nor major scratch resistor like some marketing videos online will try to claim. They will offer you UV protection, make your car far easier to clean (to clean in the correct manner), far less likely to inflict severe wash induced scratches/marring and looking incredible for years to come if maintained correctly. Light marring etc can't be avoided but it can be significantly reduced following the correct procedures, leaving your car looking much nicer for a much longer period of time compared to an un-coated car. Ceramic coatings do require careful maintenance so please follow our safe wash procedure.
Do not wash your vehicle for 7 days after completion. NEVER use roadside car washes or automated car washes, they will most likely destroy your coating and your paint finish. If you don't/can't wash the car yourself, find a reputable mobile detailer, studio based detailer or talk to us about a maintenance plan. Do not use brushes on your car even if they say "no scratch" or "soft" they will still damage your vehicle. Traditional sponges 🧽 are not advised either, microfiber or chenille wash mitts/pads are best.
Never allow any products to dry on the paint. Lightly & periodically mist the vehicle with water throughout the wash procedure/stages. Avoid washing in direct sunlight (early morning or later in the day is best in summer). Follow dilution ratios on product packaging. Do not use any wash & wax, anything with gloss enhancers or added ceramic, only use pure cleaning products, PH neutral where possible or mildly alkaline, never highly alkaline or highly acidic products (some fallout removers, snow foams & pre washes are very mildy acidic or alkaline, as long as its a reputable brand this will be fine, Bilt Hamber, Infinity Wax etc etc). Infinity Wax sell everything you'd need and what we'd recommend.
Regular cleaning is best for your coating, leaving flies, bird lime, road salts, traffic film & dirt on your car for weeks/months on end is not good for the coating and will effect its durability and appearance.
Always thoroughly blast under bumpers, sills and wheel arches. Blast vehicle with water, apply citrus pre wash, if its really dirty add another blast after the citrus pre waah, then snow foam and blast again. If it's not so dirty add the snow foam on top of citrus and blast off together, then use the 2 bucket method to wash (use a separate wash mitt for very lowest areas, clean wash mitts regularly), don't use a shampoo with wax, ceramic or any other additives, just use a pure shampoo. If there are lots of flies, reapply some citrus on the flies before the contact wash. Infinity Wax Powerfoam (great value) & Bilt Hamber Auto Foam (quite expensive due to dilution ratios) are great snow foams. Infinity Wax Pure Shampoo, Bilt Hamber Auto wash & Simple Wax Suds are good shampoos for your bucket. Again, Infinity Wax will sell everything you'd need and what I'd recommend using on a Synergy (Infinity Wax) coated car.
Use the same pre washing stages above on the wheels and a separate bucket and wash mitt or wheel mitt for the wheels, every 4-8 weeks or so use some iron fallout remover on the wheels, no need for very strong wheel cleaners if you keep on top of the cleaning. If very dirty you may need to use a proper wheel cleaner to save you marring the wheels (especially if they are gloss black), always follow dilution ratios, Infinity Wax do a great wheel cleaner, I also used Autosmart Smartwheels for many years. If your wheels have been coated, treat them the same as the bodywork and try avoid strong wheel cleaners, fallout removers should be used from time to time.
ALWAYS dry the vehicle to avoid water spots, dual twisted microfiber drying towels are the best. A blower can be used to blow out water traps on the car if you so wish, either a dedicated detailing blower (Blo or BigBoi are good choices) or a cheap pet dryer will also work. If you have a compressor and airline this will also work.
For a contactless wash, use the above pre wash steps, then skip the wash mitt. You can flood dry with free flowing water, mains flow from hose only, no attachments, no hose end or connector, to remove most of the water by catching the beads and making the water "sheet" off the paint and then blow dry the whole vehicle. If using the contactless method do NOT Towel dry, just blow dry.
To keep your ceramic in good order, a wash, paint decontamination (tar and iron fallout removal) and a ceramic based top up spray is advised every 6 months on daily driven cars or yearly on weekend/summer cars. These start at £125.
Essentials: Citrus Pre Wash, Powerfoam, Pure Shampoo
Advisable: Synergy Boost, Spotless + (*Spotless Plus), Synergy Refresh (use every few months).
Decontamination + ceramic maintenance details every 6 months: All of the above plus: Synergy Refresh, Liquefy Tar & Glue Remover, Liquid Fire Fallout Remover, Synergy QD. These are stronger potentially more dangerous chemicals so if you are not already well versed in using these we'd strongly recommend using us to do these for you. Vehicles MUST be brought back to us once per year at a minimum for any warranty claims to be valid.
Ceramic coatings are a type of protective coating that is applied to the exterior surfaces of cars to provide a tough, clear layer of protection that repels dirt, water, and contaminants. These coatings are made of a liquid polymer that is applied to the surface of the car, which bonds with the surface to create a layer that is "resistant" to wash marring, UV rays, and other types of environmental damage. The coating creates a hydrophobic effect, which means water beads and rolls off the surface easily, carrying away dirt and other contaminants that would otherwise adhere to the surface of the car.
Ceramic coatings provide a number of benefits, including protection against UV rays, which can cause the paint on the car to fade and dull over time. They also make the car easier to clean, as dirt, grime, and other contaminants won't adhere as easily to the surface. Additionally, the coating can provide a extremely glossy finish that makes the car look shiny and new for a long period of time.
However, it's important to note that ceramic coatings are not a miracle solution and cannot completely protect your car from all types of damage. You should still take care when washing and maintaining your car to ensure that you don't cause scratches or other damages to the surface. This finish can enhance the appearance of the car, giving it a sleek, polished/wet look that can make it more appealing to potential buyers. Additionally, ceramic coatings can be expensive and require professional application.
Ceramic coatings work by forming a strong, durable bond with the surface of the car. When applied, the coating chemically bonds with the surface of the car's paintwork, creating a layer that is highly resistant to wear and tear. Ceramic coatings are made up of tiny, nano-scale particles that bond with the surface of the car, creating a thin, invisible layer that provides protection without altering the appearance of the paint.
Ceramic coatings also provide protection against UV rays, which can cause the paint on the car to fade over time. The coating reflects UV rays and limits their ability to penetrate the surface of the car, protecting the paintwork from fading and other types of sun damage.
Ceramic coatings provide several benefits for cars, including:
1. Long-lasting protection: Ceramic coatings provide a durable, long-lasting layer of protection for a car's exterior surfaces. The coatings can resist scratches, UV rays, corrosion, oxidation, and other forms of damage that can cause wear and tear over time.
2. Easy maintenance: Coatings provide a smooth, hydrophobic surface that makes it easier to clean a car. They also prevent dirt and grime from sticking to the surface, which reduces the frequency of washing a car.
3. Enhance appearance: Ceramic coatings create a glossy, mirror-like finish on the surface of the car that can make it more attractive, shiny, and pristine. It enhances the richness and color depth of the paint as well.
4. Reduce fading: Coatings help to protect a car's paint from fading due to exposure to UV rays, which can maintain the paint colors and finish for a longer time.
5. Preserve resale value: A car with a ceramic coating is often considered to have higher-quality exterior protection and will maintain its appearance better over time, thus preserving its resale value.
6. Saves time and money: Because of the resistance to damage and easiness of cleaning, car owners don't need to spend too much money on car maintenance or on frequent detailing.
Overall, ceramic coatings provide an excellent return on investment, protecting a car and keeping it looking like new for a long time, which is probably the main reason why it has become highly popular among car owners.
Ceramic coatings are typically made of a liquid polymer that contains silicon dioxide, which is also known as silica. Silicon dioxide is a naturally occurring mineral that is commonly used in the production of glass and other materials.
The liquid polymer used in ceramic coatings also contains other ingredients, such as solvents, resins, and binders, that help to form a strong, protective layer on the surface of the car's paint. When the coating is applied to the surface of the car, it bonds with the paint and creates a thin, durable layer that provides protection against scratches, UV rays, and other types of damage.
Because ceramic coatings contain a high concentration of silicon dioxide, they are sometimes referred to as "nano coatings" or "nanotech coatings" since they are made up of particles that are smaller than one micrometer in size. This allows them to bond more effectively with the surface of the car, creating a smoother, more durable layer that provides better protection than other types of coatings.
Paint correction is a process of restoring the appearance of a car's paintwork by removing imperfections, such as swirl marks, scratches, and other types of damage. Over time, the surface of a car's paint can become dull or marred due to exposure to the elements, abrasion, or improper washing techniques. Paint correction helps to restore the shine and clarity of the paint, bringing it back to a like-new condition.
The process of paint correction generally involves several steps, including washing and drying the car, a thorough inspection of the paintwork, and the removal of any contaminants from the surface. Then, a professional detailer will use a combination of machine polishing and abrasive compounds to remove any imperfections in the paint. This process is done in a series of stages, starting with a more coarse abrasive and finishing with a finer one.
Paint correction is typically done by professional detailers or auto body shops, and it requires specialised equipment and expertise to achieve a high-quality result. The process can take several days, depending on the extent of the damage to the paintwork.
It's important to note that paint correction should not be confused with waxing or other forms of surface protection. While waxing can help to protect a car's paint from damage, it does not address existing imperfections in the paint. Paint correction, on the other hand, aims to restore the paint to its original condition, eliminating imperfections and restoring the shine and luster of the surface.
Professional detailing is a process of thoroughly cleaning, restoring, and protecting the exterior and interior of a car to a near-new condition. Detailing involves a wide array of different techniques and treatments, including:
1. Washing and drying the exterior of the car, including the wheels and tires.
2. Removing surface contaminants like dirt, grime, tar, iron fallout and tree sap from the car's paintwork.
3. Clay bar treatment, which removes deeply embedded contaminants from the surface of the car's paint.
4. Polishing or buffing the paintwork to remove scratches, swirl marks, and other imperfections.
5. Applying ceramic coatings or other types of sealants to protect the paintwork from damage.
6. Cleaning and restoring the car's windows and windshield.
7. Cleaning, conditioning, and protecting the car's interior surfaces, such as the dashboard, leather seats, and carpets.
8. Odor removal through deodorizing treatment or using an air purifier.
9. Engine bay cleaning to remove dirt, oil, and other grime.
All the above treatments can be done by professional detailers, who use specialised tools, equipment, and cleaning products to achieve a high-quality result. The level of detailing can vary depending on the client's needs and the condition of the car.
Professional detailing can make a car look like new and enhance its value when it is undergoing resale. The process of detailing a car can take several hours or even days, and it requires experience and expertise to achieve a beautiful, flawless result that meets or exceeds customer expectations.
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