Advancements in nanotechnology are bridging a long-held divide between those who favor the slick, shiny gloss of carnauba wax over those who prefer the superior protective properties of ceramic coating. Conventional wax is easy to apply by hand and inexpensive but tends to break down quickly when exposed to the elements. Ceramic coating is much more durable, forming a chemically-bonded coat that resists UV rays, heat, acidic chemicals and oxidization.
Sprayway SiO2 Ceramic Wax, on the other hand, offers the best of both worlds without compromising on quality, cost, or aesthetic. The formula is as easy to apply as conventional wax, despite the silica nanoparticles that bond to form a protective coating and superior shine. Here’s all you need to know about applying ceramic wax to your car.
Ceramic wax, when applied, will form a chemical bond with the paint on your vehicle. Allowing any kind of contaminant to interfere with that chemical reaction could corrupt the protective coating, so it’s wise to make sure the surface you’ll be spraying has been cleaned. We also recommend using a clay bar on your vehicle first, this allows the Si02 to bond quicker and more effectively to the paint.
The surface of your vehicle will need to remain as dry as possible. Any residual dampness on the surface could disrupt the full potential of Sprayway SiO2 Ceramic Wax’s hydrophobic formula. Once it’s cured, the formula will force water to sheet, or repel, from your vehicle. In other words, washing the car will only get easier to clean from here on out.
Spray the ceramic wax onto manageable sections of the vehicle. Don’t spray more than you can wipe down before the residue dries and becomes a streak.
Make sure to stay out of the sunlight and only spray the ceramic wax onto cooler surfaces. Sprayway SiO2 Ceramic Wax will give your vehicle advanced protection from, and resistance against, UV rays and heat, but will need to remain cool to cure. Unless you have a temperature-controlled garage, try to pick a clear, cool day to ceramic wax your car.
Using a microfiber towel or lint-free cloth, wipe the sprayed section in a circular motion until the residue disappears and leaves behind only a high gloss finish. Waiting for the spray to dry before it has been thoroughly wiped is likely to result in streaks.
Move section by section until the entire surface of the vehicle has been sprayed and wiped. Take a step back, admire that high gloss coat, and take pride in your work.