Protective Coatings

DIY Nano Ceramic Coating at Home

Looking after your car will pay dividends in terms of the enjoyment you get from it and the pride you take in its appearance. It will also make the car more saleable and will earn you a better price when you come to get rid of it.

The most noticeable part of a car is its bodywork and so you need to take particular care of its condition and appearance. This means more than just the occasional wash and, to be done properly, requires the application of a ceramic coating that will protect it, enhance the shine and make regular washing much easier. Read More

How to Ceramic Coat Metal at Home

Paint protection was at one time only applied professionally, generally when buying a new car. Now, however, you can apply ceramic coating at home and obtain all the same benefits but at much less cost. To be effective, however, you need to do it properly and that involves thorough preparation and application over a number of steps:

Choose a suitable day. Warm sunshine will dry the coating too quickly as well as the water when washing the car. It’s best to do the job on a dry day that’s calm and overcast, which means there will be less glare so you can assess the finish more easily.

Wash the surface thoroughly

Wash the car thoroughly. All cars accumulate dirt and grit, especially in adverse conditions. You mustn’t apply the ceramic coating on top of dirt, which needs to be removed using warm water, a quality car shampoo and a washing mitt or sponge. Have a separate bucket of clean water to rinse the mitt and use an old toothbrush or similar to get into gaps. Rinse the car thoroughly with clean water and dry with an absorbent cloth.

Use a clay bar

Use a clay bar to remove particles of brake dust and grit that give the paintwork a rough feel. A medium grade may be needed for older cars; otherwise, a fine grade will do. Work small sections at a time, first applying lubricating spray and then wiping across the paintwork with the clay, which has been worked into a soft and disc-like shape. Add more lubricant if the surface dries out and the clay starts to stick. Remove any remaining lubricant with a microfibre cloth.

Apply polish

Apply a good quality water-based polish to the now smooth surface and buff by hand or with an electric polisher.

Apply ceramic coating

Apply the ceramic coating at home, making sure you follow the manufacturer’s instructions and ensure a strong bond. Apply the coating sparingly, a small area at a time, working vertically then horizontally. Ensure you don’t miss anywhere and buff with a clean microfibre cloth. Allow the product to cure for the recommended time.

Caring for your Car — how to Ceramic Coat Paint at Home

The best finish and the longest-lasting effect will be ensured by following each step correctly and taking your time. This is something you do once and then won’t repeat for a long time so it’s vital you do everything properly. It will save you time in the long-term because washing the car will be much easier since dirt will be less likely to stick and further polishing will not be necessary.

The length of time the treatment will last will depend on several factors including miles driven and the harshness of the conditions encountered. As well as thorough preparation and proper application, quality products are essential so always choose Mr Nano for best results.

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