How to Wash and Maintain a Car with Ceramic Coating

Ceramic coating is super repellent and offers waterproof protection for your vehicle. In addition to being waterproof, a ceramic coating finish offers your car’s finish protection from the weather and other minor damages (such as bird droppings, scratches, etc.). After having a professional install ceramic coating on your vehicle, it is essential to wash and maintain the coating, but how? In today’s article, we’ll look at how to maintain and wash your car to keep the ceramic coating in pristine condition.

Ceramic car paint protection

Washing a ceramic-coated car

Dust and dirt in the UAE can build up quickly on your cars, therefore washing off any debris regularly can help maintain its ceramic coating. We recommend giving your vehicle a good wash every 2 weeks for optimal cleanliness. If you are washing the car at home, we have a few recommendations which include:

  • Wash your under cover to avoid water spots and dried residue from the sun
  • If no cover is available, consider washing it in the early morning or evening hours
  • Washing by hand is best
  • Use a two-bucket method to avoid cross-contamination of clean and dirty water
  • Only use products designed and recommended for ceramic coating
  • Always use different cleaning utensils for the tires vs the body of the car
After you’ve finished washing your car, try to dry it by hand. Typically, one to two microfiber cloths will dry your entire car and will help prevent the build-up of water spots and swirls that tend to occur if it were to dry naturally.

Avoid the elements as much as possible

We’re not saying you can’t ever have fun, but if you want to keep your ceramic coating in pristine condition, we recommend avoiding driving through that mud puddle if you can. We know accidents happen, it’s a part of nature, but be sure to wash off any mud as soon as possible. Ceramic coating can slowly wear away by anything nature throws your way including UV rays, dust, sand, salt, snow, bird poop, tree sap, and more. 

What happens if the ceramic coating isn’t maintained?

If your ceramic coating isn’t properly maintained, it will lose its shine due to the breakdown of the repelling properties in the coating. In addition to a dulled look, the water-repellant properties will slowly disappear, and water and other debris may not roll off the paint as they once did. The ceramic coating typically lasts between 3-5 years, if your coating is starting to dull and lose its luster, it’s time to get it refinished again.

Maintaining Ceramic Coating with Orange Auto

As a high-end automotive service provider, the professionals at Orange Auto are fully equipped to help apply a new ceramic coat and to maintain it for years to come! Our garage offers different levels of high-quality ceramic coating, including a three-layer coating and a five-layer coating, all of which are applied by our highly qualified technicians. By investing in ceramic coating, your vehicle’s resale value will be higher as it continues to look new for years to come.

Contact a member of our team to get your next appointment scheduled today.