Frequently asked questions
I purchased the paint protection, can I wax my vehicle?
Ceramiseal's Environmental Paint protection has been scientifically tested to provide continuous protection for years to come. It virtually eliminates the need for monthly tiresome waxing. Further, many over the counter waxes contain harmful abrasives and chemical cleaners, which can ruin your vehicle’s appearance.
What does Ceramiseal's products do to my vehicle to protect it?
Ceramiseal provides a professionally applied multi-step system to protect a vehicle for years to come.
What is the best way to restore shine to a dulled exterior painted surface?
Three factors can cause lack of gloss or shine:
– No protection
Oxidation occurs when the sun’s ultraviolet rays deplete the paint’s natural oils and resins. Scratches prevent light from reflecting uniformly from the painted surface, which limits gloss. In order to restore gloss, oxidation and scratches must be removed. Once the surface is free of oxidation and scratches (see “Question How to safely remove oxidation and scratches from exterior painted surfaces?”) and any swirl marks caused during buffing are removed (see Question “How do I remove swirl marks on painted exterior surfaces?”), a Wax and/or Surface Protector should be applied to protect the surface against further oxidation, and to improve the shine.
How often should I wax my vehicle?
Waxing frequency depends on the type of wax and surface protectors you use as well as personal preference. The climate which you live in and how you maintain your vehicle, will all determine how often you will need to wax.
Like polishes, waxes and surface protectors contain resins which bond to the painted surface forming a protective layer against sunlight and the elements. The strength of the bond will vary depending on the number and type of resins present and the preparation of the painted surface.
Chemically-bonding silicones can last up to six months, while physically- bonding silicones, mineral oil, glycerin and natural or synthetic waxes last one to four months. It is critical to ensure that the paint is free of dirt, tar, grease, and other surface contaminants before applying your final finish product. Neither wax nor surface protectors will adhere to a dirty surface.
Climate affects the durability of waxes and paint sealants, as well. Harsh weather conditions such as rain, wind, snow (and the accompanying road salts) will break the bond between the resin and the painted surface much more quickly than will dry, mild conditions. Constant exposure to bright sunlight will also accelerate wax and sealant deterioration.
When washing a freshly-waxed surface, be sure to use a pH neutral car soap instead of a highly alkaline dish soap or household cleaner. The alkalis will strip the resins from the painted surface, lessening gloss and exposing the surface to the elements.