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What If It Rains After Getting Ceramic Coating Applied?

Do you want to keep your car safe from the effects of the weather and any other possible damage that might cause it to look old, dull and faded? It is highly recommended that you apply a ceramic coating on your vehicle’s paintwork so that it is protected from the various environmental contaminants that it encounters on the road. 

Ceramic coatings provide an extra layer of defense for your car against rust and corrosion but also against the corrosive effects of road salt and extreme weather. Ceramic coatings are known for their durability and endurance. Take some time to read this blog article by Mirror Image Auto Detailing, if you want a better understanding of how ceramic coatings function and what happens to ceramic coatings when it rains.

When it rains after a ceramic coating has been applied, does the coating lose its protective qualities?

If a ceramic coating gets wet after it has been applied, whether with rainfall or tap water, contaminants will prevent the formation of crosslinks before the bonds have had time to develop and completely bind. The ceramic coating will likely fail under these conditions, an undesirable outcome that should be avoided wherever possible. The coating might be washed away entirely in heavy rain, leaving behind a sliver of protection at most. Only if the rain is very heavy could this occur.

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After applying the ceramic coating to your vehicle, can you safely wash it during the first week?

After applying the coating, you must wait at least a week before washing the automobile. If you wait 7 days before washing your automobile, the coating will adhere better. After the first week, you should wash your car at least twice a month to keep it clean and avoid a buildup of filth and dirt.

Cleaning the coating requires tremendous care and attention to detail. You should immediately remove debris, such as bird droppings, as soon as possible by wiping it with a clean, soft cloth.

Tips on taking care of a ceramic-coated vehicle.

  • Carefully maintaining your vehicle’s ceramic coating will ensure its longevity. Proper maintenance can increase the life of your ceramic-coated automobile.
  • It is best to avoid using automated car washes since the abrasive brushes used in them can potentially scratch the paint on your vehicle and trap dirt and debris left behind from prior washings.
  • Make sure the car is always spotless, both inside and out. Even with a ceramic coating, an automobile needs frequent cleaning to avoid becoming dirty and grimy.
  • Make use of a car wash soap that is gentle and pH-balanced, and delegate the actual cleaning to a knowledgeable professional who has experience in the field. When applied to a car, a ceramic coating can eliminate up to half of the dirt and grime that collects outside the vehicle.
  • Use the “two bucket method” to wash your car, which requires two buckets. One bucket is used to hold the shampoo wash solution, and the second is used to clean the wash mitt after the operation.

How long does ceramic coating take to cure completely?

The time required for curing may range anywhere from two weeks to three weeks, depending on factors such as the relative humidity and temperature of the environment in which the coating is being cured. During that period, you need to get into the habit of paying an extremely high level of attention to keeping the coating clean. The hydrophobic nature of the coating makes it very easy to keep the surface completely devoid of any trace of water to ensure that it will continue to be clean.

Ceramic Coatings at Mirror Image Auto Detailing. 

Mirror Image Auto Detailing is located at 42257 6th St W #305 Lancaster, CA 93534, and we provide ceramic coating services that will protect your automobile from the elements. As a result of combining our extensive knowledge with state-of-the-art technology and products, we can offer detailed services of the highest possible caliber. To schedule an appointment or if you have any questions, please call us at +1 661-264-7292.

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