just ceramic for now need some PPF on the door sills and few other places, We did not coat the wheels yet. I will remove them wash em real good and coat them up with the product. We did treat the glass.
with proper color correction prior to ceramic coat then the application of the ceramic coat your tri-coat white will look amazing.one that sparkles and shines as well in the tri-coat white.
Does this approach make sense or am I approaching this all wrong??
48 hours is all you needCant get mine in the garage, and it rained over night, was out there with the leaf blower getting as much water off as I could, LOL It was finished Tues am so hopefully that was long enough to cure with almost 3 full days of sun/warm weather. Appreciate all the feedback on ceramic, I had never done it before, just ordered a foam cannon and special soap so I can wash it myself and avoid the car wash.
48 hours is good for dry time and yes don't wash for 2 weeks totally agree. My guy just told me today not to wax it EVER!. After one season my Jeep Rubicon looks perfect after a simple wash and dry.I was told to keep it dry as long as possible, PapaRaptor seems to have a lot of experience with ceramic and said after 2 days all good! I was just being overly cautious I guess - didn't want permanent water spots, etc
Wax won’t stick, also why you should get a ceramic detail spray To freshen it up.48 hours is good for dry time and yes don't wash for 2 weeks totally agree. My guy just told me today not to wax it EVER!. After one season my Jeep Rubicon looks perfect after a simple wash and dry.
So it keep in mind it's a time saver.
the wax will cause dulling and hazing over time on the ceramic coat. If you wax over it a lot you will get swill marks and other imperfections in the clear finish that will need to be professionally removed and a new coat of ceramic finish applied.Wax won’t stick, also why you should get a ceramic detail spray To freshen it up.
Looks awesome!!!Here for comparison is my 2014 F150 FX4. It was run through car washes of different types an average of once every 2 weeks. It sat out in the Carolina sun everyday cause it would not fit in the garage. I used Maguires synthetic wax and Maquires Gold Class Carnuba on it exclusively. It got waxed a maximum of 4 times a year. It was 5 years old when I took this pic. I traded in January for my Tremor and it still looked like this. Excluding the car washes...I spent less than forty bucks in 6 years View attachment 2077for the 2 containers of wax....that I still am using on my tremor. And yes, there are a few nicks and scratches on that F150.