Thank you for applying Ceramic Coating with Car Spa Orlando. We applied two coats of CQ.UK 3.0 Ceramic Coating by CARPRO. We recommend Ceramic Coating because it fuses with the paint, which results in a stronger coating. That means you are less likely to see scratches or damages in the future. The coating will also make it difficult for dirt and other debris to stick to the surface, making washes less demanding.
THE CURING PROCESS
During the curing process the coating is still soft and can be weakened. It requires 2-3 weeks to cure depending on environmental factors such as humidity and temperature. During this time, if you notice contaminants on the car such as tree sap, bird doo, water, etc., remove them promptly. The following are one of the few to be avoided.
– Washing, raining, sprinklers.
– Parking outdoor or under a tree.
– Allowing bird droppings, sap or pollen to sit on the car and bake in the sun.
– Mechanically or chemically abrading the paint.
PRINCIPLES SPECIFIC TO THE CARE CERAMIC COATING
WASH & DRY
Use premium microfiber towels, non-abrasive chemicals or materials, and eco-friendly car soap. Follow the two-bucket method to better maintain the integrity of the coating. At Car Spa Orlando we can take care of your vehicle on a monthly or bi-weekly basis and will maintain your ceramic coating with a special shampoo, and a coat conditioning application to make it last longer for the same price regular customers pay for a normal regular wash.
DON’T GO TO AN AUTOMATED CAR WASH.
Automatic car washes can inflict swirl marks or deep scratches on your car. Also, if there’s chemical failure in their lines they can result in chemical stains to your finish.
If you’re following the basic car-washing principles we’ve outlined above, you’ll be well on your way to maintaining your long-term paint protection. But here are some additional principles that are specific to the care of a Ceramic Coating.
DO NOT WASH YOUR VEHICLE WITHIN 7 DAYS OF APPLICATION.
You need to give Ceramic Coating time to fully cure on your vehicle. If you wash or otherwise agitate the surface, that can inhibit the curing process.
IMMEDIATELY REMOVE ANY BIRD-DROPPING, BUG-SPLATTER, OR TREE-SAP.
Ceramic Coatings are not indestructible. Natural acidic contaminants can damage them and reduce their life-span. That means you should still remove any bird-dropping, bug-splatter, or tree-sap immediately. You might want to keep in your car some kind of quick detailer, and remember to blot as opposed to wipe, to minimize swirls and scratching in your finish.
DON’T WIPE YOUR FILM OR COATING WHEN IT IS DRY.
Make sure that the surface is hydrated in the process of wiping.
DO NOT USE AGGRESSIVE FORCE OR AGGRESSIVE CHEMICALS.
Always be gentle with coatings, just like you’d be gentle with factory paint. Furthermore, be sure to keep aggressive chemicals like bug and tar removers off your coating. These can cause damage and shorten the lifespan of the product.
A few basic maintenance steps to maximize coating performance and to ensure your investment is long lasting.
DO’S & DON’TS
Paid Wash Service
100% Hand Wash
Automotive Brush Wash
PH neutral car wash soap.
Avoid wash in sun to avoid streaking
and water spotting.
Avoid abrasive products such as
cleanser wax or polish.
350 gsm microfiber wash and dry
Avoid use abrasive towels or
rubbing/ aggressive wiping
Wash in shade.
LEATHER AND FABRIC MAINTENANCE
Your Leather is protected by CARPRO c.quartz and your carpets by Scotchgard Auto Fabric & Carpet Protector.
– Avoid contaminant build-up.
– Clean bi-weekly or monthly with the leather protectant by CARPRO that will be provided to you.
– Vacuum carpets regularly and use carpet and fabric cleaners when necessary.
– Immediately wipe off spills.
If you choose to have your vehicle washed regularly with Car Spa Orlando we will also apply carpet or leather protection every time we see that the protection is getting weak.