Coatings and Waxes

On this page i will explain a little about coating and waxes there differences. We know that all cars need protection on the paint to help keep the life of the paint strong. The general idea is to wax your vehicle every 2-3 months. That means 4-6 times a year is ideal.

Most cars have dual stage paint meaning there is the first layer of paint is the color of the car. The second is the clear coat which is what protects the paint of the car from damage. Clear coats needs washing and waxing for maintenance and longevity. Most car paint will last 2-4 years without any form of washing and waxing and be just fine. But this is neglectful and you will pay a greater price later on.

New cars should get waxed as soon as off the lot to insure protection on clean paint.  New cars are usually washed before selling the car. That is all they do is wash your car. It doesn’t come with any protection in the form of waxes or sealants.

 

Clear coats are being improved and are superior to clear coats of days past. Now in days there are actually coatings that are applied on the clear coat to protect your car anywhere from 1-7 years with no need for waxing.

For waxes to be applied it is best to decontaminate the paint but not necessary. The wax will still help enhancing the color and protection of the paint. At least once a year it is necessary to clay bar and decon the paint.

The clay bar is the starting point for silky smooth paint. This pliable clay is used by rubbing across the surface of your paint to remove airborne contaminates that bond to your paint. These bonded contaminates create the unwanted texture of paint that will remain unless removed.

Spray Wax

To extend the life of the clear coat, whether this be a carnauba wax or synthetic sealant, a spray wax is alternative to traditional waxing with much less effort. You get the best of everything in spray waxes. It does not last as long as wax. to me this is just for visual enhancement.

Polymer/ Paint Sealant

When it comes to protection, you have two basic choices; natural carnauba based products, or synthetic sealants. If durability and protection is priority one, nothing outlasts a true synthetic polymer. A synthetic polymer will last anywhere from 6-12 months depending on weather conditions, and the frequency of attention from you.

Ceramic Coatings

Ceramic Coatings are the next best thing. The detailing world is changing all the time and now the coatings are taking over. Coating come in many different ways. Application, Longevity, and composition for each one is different. Some coating need to be installed in a shop/bay to insure that there is no contamination in the process.  The only thing is the prep is intense. Paint correction goes hand in hand with the coating. It keeps the car looking show quality mirror paint.  They cost more but they are most definitely worth every penny.

 

 

Compound, Polish, Paint Correction

When you are looking for that next level shine the real way to do it is to shed a layer of the clear. Not to long ago people would not want to compound or polish their cars in fear of not having enough clear coat after compounding. Some people today are still not informed. For your car to be in show car appearance you must remove the light scratches. Washing, daily use, rocks, road litter, ect. all cause light scratches. These scratches can be removed by performing a compound stage on the paint to remove microns of the clear coat and polish to give a glass finish.

On this page i will explain a little about coating and waxes there differences. We know that all cars need protection on the paint to help keep the life of the paint strong. The general idea is to wax your vehicle every 2-3 months. That means 4-6 times a year is ideal.

Most cars have dual stage paint meaning there is the first layer of paint is the color of the car. The second is the clear coat which is what protects the paint of the car from damage. Clear coats needs washing and waxing for maintenance and longevity. Most car paint will last 2-4 years without any form of washing and waxing and be just fine. But this is neglectful and you will pay a greater price later on.

New cars should get waxed as soon as off the lot to insure protection on clean paint.  New cars are usually washed before selling the car. That is all they do is wash your car. It doesn’t come with any protection in the form of waxes or sealants.

 

Clear coats are being improved and are superior to clear coats of days past. Now in days there are actually coatings that are applied on the clear coat to protect your car anywhere from 1-7 years with no need for waxing.

For waxes to be applied it is best to decontaminate the paint but not necessary. The wax will still help enhancing the color and protection of the paint. At least once a year it is necessary to clay bar and decon the paint.

The clay bar is the starting point for silky smooth paint. This pliable clay is used by rubbing across the surface of your paint to remove airborne contaminates that bond to your paint. These bonded contaminates create the unwanted texture of paint that will remain unless removed.

Spray Wax

To extend the life of the clear coat, whether this be a carnauba wax or synthetic sealant, a spray wax is alternative to traditional waxing with much less effort. You get the best of everything in spray waxes. It does not last as long as wax. to me this is just for visual enhancement.

Polymer/ Paint Sealant

When it comes to protection, you have two basic choices; natural carnauba based products, or synthetic sealants. If durability and protection is priority one, nothing outlasts a true synthetic polymer. A synthetic polymer will last anywhere from 6-12 months depending on weather conditions, and the frequency of attention from you.

Ceramic Coatings

Ceramic Coatings are the next best thing. The detailing world is changing all the time and now the coatings are taking over. Coating come in many different ways. Application, Longevity, and composition for each one is different. Some coating need to be installed in a shop/bay to insure that there is no contamination in the process.  The only thing is the prep is intense. Paint correction goes hand in hand with the coating. It keeps the car looking show quality mirror paint.  They cost more but they are most definitely worth every penny.

 

 

Compound, Polish, Paint Correction

When you are looking for that next level shine the real way to do it is to shed a layer of the clear. Not to long ago people would not want to compound or polish their cars in fear of not having enough clear coat after compounding. Some people today are still not informed. For your car to be in show car appearance you must remove the light scratches. Washing, daily use, rocks, road litter, ect. all cause light scratches. These scratches can be removed by performing a compound stage on the paint to remove microns of the clear coat and polish to give a glass finish.