How to Use Ceramic Coat
In this video John completes paint correction & ceramic coats this two-year-old high end car.
What is Ceramic Coating and Why Do I Need It?
Your vehicle's paint is constantly under attack.
Factory pollutants in the air, acid rain, UV rays, dust, dirt, bird droppings, harsh chemicals found in automatic car washes, abrasive cleaners, road salts and much more can cause severe damage to your car’s exterior.
Two-year-old high-end paint damaged by automatic car washes & lack of protection.
Traditional car waxes and paint sealants add shine, depth and gloss but offer limited protection compared to Wizards high solids ceramic technology, which is far superior to protect your cars exterior paint, headlight plastics and more.
Today’s high solid paints are easy to scratch - but it’s also extremely difficult to remove those scratches, thereby reducing shine and hydrophobic qualities needed to repel what harms your finish. Wizards ceramic coat applies easily to all types of paint from original lacquer, acrylics or the newest high solid and custom urethanes, plus most any hard surfaces including moldings, lenses, trim and wheels.
Professional detailers can charge up to $2,000 or more to paint correct and apply a ceramic coating. Ceramic coat applications will not hide scratches, so proper paint correction to remove scratches is a must for the best shine and depth.
The same car after paint correction using Wizards 21 HD Big Throw Polisher with Wizards SSR kit and Wizards Ceramic Coat application.
If you just want the fast application and super hydrophobic action on your paint you do not have to remove all scratches and hazing but know that you will now have that finish sandwiched under your coating.
The following application process follows proper preparation for the best-looking results.
If you prefer to save money and learn to detail and protect your own cars, trucks, and motorcycles then this video is for you. With the use of our Wizards 21HD Big Throw polisher anyone can easily follow our user guide to direct you to the fastest and safest way to correct your paint, with results like a pro - without the risk of damaging your finish. The Big Throw is an orbital DA so it doesn’t have the rotary action like a grinder, which gets hot and can burn paint. We have also taken out all the guess work by using our Mystic Cut and/or Mystic Polish with our custom microfiber and foam pads.
What is a ceramic coating? The technical name is High Solids SiO2 Quartz. In layman’s terms it’s a layer of “glass like” clear for all of your car’s exterior surfaces.
Why is this “glass like” layer better at protecting your car? Wizards Ceramic Coating is Antioxidant – Antistatic, UV, Acid, Salt, Chemical and Scratch Resistant above the 9H test level; it Repels Dirt and Water so your vehicle is much easier to clean.
We use nanotechnology to form a very thin protective layer, totally invisible to the eye. These particles are so small they seal all pores when applied to a surface. This makes the surface extremely hydrophobic and water-repellent. This layer will diffuse ultraviolet light, repel chemicals, limit scratches, and guard from extreme heat and paint transfer marring.
The most obvious and immediate characteristic of our ceramic coating is the extreme “wet” look after it cures. It literally looks like a freshly painted clear coat in the spray booth.
The "wet" look of Wizards ceramic protection.
Now you want to make your car look its very best, so let’s get started.
To purchase the Wizards Ceramic Coat Kit go to wizardsproducts.com. There you can buy directly from us or through our link to Amazon and other online stores.
Purchase Ceramic Coat Kit or individual pieces at WizardsProducts.com
The kit contains the following products.
- 4 Edgeless Microfiber Cloths
- 50 ml Ceramic Coat for Paint Nano Ceramic 9H+
- Nitrile Gloves
You need a location with adequate ventilation. It's best to apply the finish with the least exposure to the elements as possible.
The process takes several hours and is sensitive to any kind of dust.
There is a step-by-step ceramic coat guide below.
For our demonstration we use a luxury car that is only two-years-old. Providing a great opportunity to see just how improved your car could look after being ceramic coated.
2018 Mercedes C63s AMG Sedan.
Water spots & scratches take the beauty out of this car.
There is cobwebbing present on all painted surfaces. We will check those again after washing the car.
The first step is to give your vehicle a complete washing.
Begin by cleaning the vehicle in the shade with Wizards Wash using soft water if available.
Make sure you start with a clean car free of all dirt and debris & dry the vehicle before it spots. Water spots are corrosive deposits from the minerals in the water.
When it's clean this Mercedes looks better from a distance. But up close we still see the damage.
CERAMIC COAT STEP-BY-STEP PROCESS
1. Begin with a Clean Vehicle
2. Scratch & Swirl Removal
Polishing with Wizards 21 HD Big Throw Polisher
Carefully inspect to Ensure There are No Remaining Scratches or Swirls
Your Car Will Look Noticeably Better after Paint Correction
3. Surface Preparation.
Once you finish the last panel, do a general wash and dry to remove residues from polishing. There is no need to apply waxes or paint sealants at this stage.
Use Wizards Precoat Cleaner to completely remove all oil, wax and dust residues. Pay special attention to emblems and plastic parts like headlight and taillight lenses, mirrors and panel gaps - all the places oils and residue can hide.
Once you have gone over the car with Precoat Cleaner, it is completely prepared for ceramic coat application.
4. Ceramic Coat Application.
Using Wizards custom applicator pads provided in the kit, apply Wizards Ceramic Coat for Paint in panel sections just as we did for our surface preparation step. Apply about 10 drops of Wizards Ceramic Coat along the leading edge of the custom applicator pad. Apply the coating evenly in one direction then another in a cross hatch pattern - east, west, then north, south - to assure full coating. Look carefully from different angles to make sure you are getting full coverage.
Depending on temperature and humidity, wait about 2-4 minutes - it’s time to level the coating once it flashes or shows a rainbow affect. You want the coating to have time to start to cure but not totally dry.
** DO NOT Apply and Walk Away to Dry on its Own.
Using a clean microfiber cloth, wipe to level the surface; smoothing out the coating and leveling it to a uniform thickness. You may want to feather edges to make sure there is a uniform look.
You can blend in by wiping in a circular motion. If you wait too long and it becomes difficult to blend in the drying coating, use a dampened, folded microfiber cloth to wipe the area. Then follow immediately with a clean dry folded microfiber cloth. This will remove the dull spots and leave the finish glossy and uniform.
5. Apply a Second Coat.
Apply a second coat using the same procedures as the first.
When you are done with the second coat your car will look super glossy and wet. This is the supreme properties of Wizards Ceramic Coat bringing out the best in your vehicle’s surfaces.
6. Allow to Cure.
Now our Mercedes looks like it was just painted. No more cobwebbing or scratches. Just a beautiful shine.