How to Use Ceramic Coat

No matter what you drive, Wizards Complete Ceramic Coat Kit has everything you need to protect your investment and keep it looking new. Ceramic Coat adds an ultra slick, super gloss and extremely durable protective layer that lasts three years.

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.

Wizards Ceramic Coat Kit

Purchase Ceramic Coat Kit or individual pieces at WizardsProducts.com

The kit contains the following products.

- 4 oz Precoat Cleaner

- 4 Edgeless Microfiber Cloths

-  2 Applicator Pads

- 50 ml Ceramic Coat for Paint Nano Ceramic 9H+

- 8 oz Ceramic Boost

- 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. 

car chamois water bandit
Wizards Products Water Bandit™Absorbs 3 times faster than an ordinary leather chamois.
Even when it is clean this car suffers from scratches and swirls common on a vehicle that has been through an automated car wash. See how the car’s shine is affected by cobwebbing.

 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

You need a location with adequate ventilation. It’s also best to apply a ceramic coating with the least exposure to the elements as possible. The process takes several hours and is sensitive to extreme heat, cold or dust.

1. Begin with a Clean Vehicle

Start off with a clean car free of all dirt and debris. The first step is to give your vehicle a complete and thorough washing. Begin by cleaning the vehicle in the shade with Wizards Wash using soft water if available. Make sure to dry the vehicle before it spots. Water spots are corrosive deposits from the minerals in the water.

2. Scratch & Swirl Removal

Once the car is clean, it’s time to begin the scratch removal process, also known as paint correction. This requires good lighting and inspection as the best tool is your eyes. Work in sections; only moving forward once all scratches are removed. We recommend using the Dual Action Wizards 21HD Big Throw Polisher.

Begin with Wizards Mystic Cut Compound and our microfiber cutting pad. This removes all surface scratches and prepares you for the next step. For deeper scratches and a faster cut you can also use a Wizards wool cutting pad for the first step. 

Polishing with Wizards 21 HD Big Throw Polisher

Next, polish with the orange foam polishing pad using the same Mystic Cut Compound. For most paints this process delivers excellent results. Some paints are softer and more delicate. If you see any light hazing or micro scratches at this point, use the orange foam polishing pad with Mystic Polish Machine Glaze. This is excellent for jeweling the finish to perfection. Depending on your type of paint, you can use Mystic Polish Machine Glaze with either the orange or gray foam pads. 
Be sure to carefully inspect your work by wiping the surface free of all residue before moving to the next area. Clean the area with a microfiber cloth and inspect for any swirls or scratches. At this point you should have a high gloss, smooth and scratch-free finish. Keep in mind that there is a difference between scratch removal and scratch reduction. Some deeper scratches may be better left reduced, rather than pushing too far and possibly going through the clear coat or base color by removing too much material.

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. 

Ceramic coating works on all exterior surfaces.

Once you have gone over the car with Precoat Cleaner, it is completely prepared for ceramic coat application.

4. Ceramic Coat Application.

Easy to apply using our Applicator Pad Set.
Note the time you begin coating the first panel.

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.

Coat all areas of the vehicle using the same process. Ceramic Coating protects all types of surfaces. Use it on the paint, all plastics including clear and smoked headlight lens covers, grille, mirrors and emblems. 

Let all areas of the coating dry for about an hour from the beginning of the first application (the time you noted at the beginning of step 4). 

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.

Let the vehicle cure for at least twelve hours before exposing it to rain or getting it wet. It will take approximately eight days for full cure with maximum scratch and chemical protection.

Now our Mercedes looks like it was just painted. No more cobwebbing or scratches. Just a beautiful shine.

7. Maintenance

So how do you maintain this beautiful shine? Always wash carefully by hand with heavy foam and dry completely to prevent water spots from hard water. Use Wizards Ceramic Boost after washing to extend the super hydrophobic qualities and extend the coatings’ life on your vehicle.

Wizards Products full line of automotive products. Designed to provide professional grade automotive care to everyone from discriminating owners to automotive professionals.

If you want your car to have the best protection and most beautiful shine, our new ceramic coating is perfect for you.

"You can pay thousands of dollars for a ceramic coat or you can expand your skills with the Wizards system of pads, compound, polish and big throw polisher to correct your cars paint - then use our Ceramic Coating Kit to obtain professional results yourself."

- John Schlumpberger

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