Dedicated Detailing
1527 Wilden Avenue Goshen, Indiana 46526
(574) 849-9037


After Care

You just got your vehicle ceramic coated! Now what? Here are the do’s and don’t on how to properly maintain your vehicles ceramic coating.


Paint Maintenance

You want to stay away from wax based quick detailers and car shampoos. You just got it ceramic coated, while the wax wont hurt the coating. You are essentially covering up your coating! You don’t want to use any high PH soaps. Stick with PH Neutral if possible. Below is our recommended processes an products on how we’d maintain your vehicle. /p>


Wash Process

Directions:

  1. Fill wash bucket with 3 to 4 gallons) of water and add approximately 1oz. of Reset as the bucket fills to mix the shampoo solution and activate the foam.
  2. Pre-rinse vehicle with free flowing water to remove loose debris, and wash out of direct sunlight from the top down using our CarPro Merino Wool Wash Mitt or Microfiber Madness Incredisponge, rinsing the mitt/sponge periodically in a second bucket filled with clear water.
  3. Do not allow shampoo to dry on the surface! After washing, rinse the vehicle thoroughly with free flowing water to remove shampoo residue, and dry with a Dry Me Crazy Jr. or forced-air blower.
  4. If necessary, use CarPro Spotless to remove hard water spots, and apply either Reload or Hydro2 to top-up the vehicle’s protection.


Rinse-less Wash:

  1. Mix 3 gallons of water with 2-3 ounces of Ech2o in a bucket with Grit Guard
  2. Fill another 5 gallon bucket with grit guard and ONLY clean water
  3. SubmergeCrazy Pile Microfiber Towel in the solution bucket
  4. Fold Towel in half and drag slowly across surface no pressure across 1/4 of a panel
  5. Flip Towel and do a couple other passes on the next 1/4 of panel
  6. Flip Towel In side out and repeat using all 4 sides to complete one panel
  7. Use a separate clean soaked towel for final buffing wipe
  8. Use a DRY summit 800 or suitable drying towel to dry the panel completely before moving on to next panel
  9. Wash the dirty towels in your rinse bucket OR use a new towel submerged and repeat steps 3-8
  10. Wash all towels in washing machine with Micro-Restore when complete


Dilutions:

    1 Liter makes up to 4 Gallons of Waterless Spray (1:15)
    1 Liter makes up to 6.5 Gallons of Quick Detailer (1:25)
    1 Liter makes up to 10.5 Gallons of Clay Lubricant (1:40)
    1 Liter makes up to 52 Gallons of Rinse-less Wash (1:200)


Wheels

For the most part, a simple power wash will clean your ceramic coated wheels. If brake dust is heavier then usual, use CarPro Iron X to clean.

Cleaning process
Directions:

  1. Shake Bottle
  2. Wash wheels, Rinse, and remove the majority of the water with a quick towel "once-over"
  3. Spray Iron X across the contaminated area or wheel.
  4. After 2-5 minutes rinse off or wash off if dried (depending on environment and temperatures)
  5. Verify all Iron X is removed and dry vehicle
  6. Remove nozzle and replace cap after use (to avoid leakage over time)


Gloss Enhancement:


CarPro Elixir (quick detailer)
Directions:

  1. Shake well
  2. Spray half a panel sparingly
  3. Immediately spread even, buff in, and buff off
  4. Use a clean “final wipe” towel and check for perfection before moving to next section or panel


CarPro Reload (Sealant)

(This product is recommended after a year or more of your vehicle getting ceramic coated only if its losing hydrophobics)

Directions:

  1. Do not apply in direct sun
  2. Apply in good ambient lighting
  3. Shake well Spray 2-3 sprays directly onto a microfiber towel or the paint and spread out left and right and then up and down over a 2 to 2.5 sq ft area
  4. Work it into the paint evenly until almost flashed away
  5. Switch to a fresh clean towel (I prefer the Crazy Pile towel) and buff the area until no residue remains
  6. Check after each panel before moving to next



Precautions:

  • Avoid washing with hard water and parking next to sprinklers and letting the water dry on the surface.
  • Wash in shade if possible to avoid products from drying on the surface.
  • Remove confirmations as soon as possible such as bird droppings, bugs, and tar.