Here in Washington, we can have some harsh winters and the ceramic we applied to your vehicle will help keep your paint clean and swirl free for years to come with proper care. We recommend NOT going through any type of automatic car washes. Even the touchless ones can still rub dirt from your car onto your paint and create scratches. The good news though is the ceramic creates a barrier that should make washing easier for you! Following is a list of supplies we recommend for specifically ceramic coated vehicles.
We suggest starting with the wheels. You can use the same shift soap in the wheel bucket and use your brushes to clean the wheels. Give the wheels a good rinse down first to clear any loose debris. Work on one wheel at a time.
Next rinse the whole car down with water to clear any dirt and debris before washing. If using a foam cannon, you can spray the whole car down with soap. If not, dip your mitt into the soapy water bucket and wash car top to bottom. Same if spraying the foam cannon, wash the car top to bottom. Each time you’ve made some passes rinse the mitt into the water only bucket and wring out. Then dip into the soapy water again and proceed with washing the car.
After the car has been washed and fully rinsed from all soap you can begin drying. Again, work from top to bottom and in small sections. Lightly mist a small section of the car with the ignition detail spray and then dry that area. Repeat until car is fully dry. You may need to use both drying towels if one gets too wet. Use the Costco yellow microfiber towels (or something similar) for drying the wheels and rims. If wheels are still dirty you can spray Tarminator onto a yellow towel and wipe the wheels.
- If washing by yourself, don’t wash in direct sunlight. Wash early morning or later evening. Otherwise, the car can start to dry in spots before you’re able to wash it fully.
- Wash your towels and mitts separate from other personal items and dry on a delicate setting.
- Call us if you have questions about products or the process!