Can You Wax Over Ceramic Coatings?

Can You Wax Over Ceramic Coatings?

Every year, automotive enthusiasts and daily commuters alike spend billions of dollars on car washes, car wax applications, and a broad array of other exterior detailing and surface protection products.

While reducing exposure to UV rays and airborne crap may be a core cause for much of this detailing mania, a lot of people are more concerned about their vehicle’s appearances than its overall health. This invested interest in aesthetics, as well as a general dislike for washing and detailing, has caused car owners to pursue fresh application options.

One of the more recent entries in the “shield & shine” exterior detailing game, are DIY ceramic coatings, which due to their affordability and availability, have become an ideal way to save time, money, energy, and resources.

That being said, here at AvalonKing, we do occasionally get a customer who wants to know if they can apply car wax on top of their freshly ceramic coated car, to which we respond…

Below, you will find a list of reasons why waxing over a ceramic coating is pointless, pricey, and potentially harmful, along with some explanation as to why a nano ceramic coating doesn’t require waxing in the first place. You’ll also find a handful of tips for keeping a ceramic coat, like Armor Shield IX, in ship-shape, thus negating the need for this discussion in the first place.

 

The Problem With Nano Ceramic Coatings

To this day, Armor Shield IX by AvalonKing wears the crown for being the highest rated consumer-grade DIY nano ceramic coating on the planet.
To this day, Armor Shield IX by AvalonKing wears the crown for being the highest rated consumer-grade DIY nano ceramic coating on the planet.

Those who are new to nano ceramic coatings, or who are unfamiliar with their various forms and functions, often assume that once the product has fully cured, any detailing product on the shelf can be slapped atop its hardened surface. This is about as incorrect as it gets, and here’s why…

Nano ceramic coatings are hydrophobic by design, which means that they repel pretty much anything that comes into contact with them. Rain water, road salt, tree resin, bug guts, an incoming albatross with irritable bowel syndrome… it all gets kung-fu kicked to the curb by nano ceramic coatings, leaving nary a trace of contaminant behind.

So while a high-end ceramic coating booster/topper will play well with a previously applied nano ceramic coating, slapping a layer of carnauba palm wax on top is only going to generate more heartache than help.

Quick Nerd Note: In the scientific community, hydrophobic properties are occasionally referred to as the lotus effect. The reason for this unusual namesake, is that out of all of the vegetation on our planet, the leaves and petals of the lotus flower are the most resistant to moisture and airborne debris, thus earning it a “superhydrophobic” title.

The Risk of a Poorly Maintained Ceramic Coating

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While nano ceramic coatings are indeed ultra resilient, they are by no means invincible, nor are they immune to things like water spots and dirt build-up.

Some shadier ceramic coating companies will brag that their products offer “outstanding self-cleaning attributes,” which is not entirely true. Although contaminants and liquids may struggle to stick to a ceramic coated surface, it is by no means “self cleaning.”

Despite all of their kick-ass repelling properties, nano coatings still require routine maintenance in order to function properly. A bi-weekly wash with a ceramic coating maintenance car shampoo and an ultra-plush microfiber chenille wash mitt is typically all that is needed in order to keep this futuristic protectant in top form.

Failing to wash a routinely driven ceramic coated vehicle every two weeks or so will eventually lead to a layer of filth forming on top of the coating. This can lead to the development of swirl marks while washing, as well as things like the acids found within bug splatter and bird crap slowly eat into the ceramic coating itself.

So do yourself and your vehicle a favor, and stick with a routine cleaning regiment.

Quick Nerd Note: In order to properly install a nano ceramic coating, you will likely need to spend around $100 on detailing materials and tools, and set aside a full eight-hours for the ceramic coating prep and installation process. While that may sound steep, it’s a hell of a lot better than coughing-up hundreds of dollars every year on car wax, and dedicating numerous hours every few weeks on its removal and reapplication.

What Happens When You Apply Car Wax to a Ceramic Coated Surface?

Just to set the record straight, yes, you can apply car wax to a ceramic coated surface. But it’s going to cause far more issues than solutions. Routine cleaning, garage storage, and applying a high-grade SiO2 ceramic booster spray on top of your coating has proven time and time again to be the best form of protection.

When you apply a paste or liquid wax on top of a ceramic coating, you’re hindering its ability to fully function. In fact, traditional car wax is notorious for being quite the debris collector, primarily due to the oils and lubricants found in natural carnauba wax, which remain present even once fully hardened.

As the wax slowly soaks-up all the crap in the air, the ceramic coating underneath is left with little to do but wait, its hydrophobic repelling capabilities rendered useless by the waxy media spread atop it.

“I wouldn’t stop failures if I could. In all honesty we learn far more from our failures than success.”

-Dale Pearl

Synthetic waxes aren’t much better either, as they too tend to absorb contaminants, and are unable to create the glossy sheen that carnauba waxes naturally generate. Sure, they have some hydrophobic water repelling attributes, but the hardness levels of most synthetic waxes are crap compared to a 9H-rated nano ceramic coating.

The result? A dull, hazy-looking wax job with a metric ton of airborne crud embedded into it, that is unable to cling to the surface in places due to being rejected by the nano ceramic coating’s superior hydrophobic properties.

Hell, even if you were able to get a wax to evenly cure atop a ceramic coating, you would still need to strip it away in its entirety a few weeks later with chemicals and clay decontamination media. This process would more than likely remove the ceramic coating right along with the wax, and therefore require a full reapplication once all necessary prep work and paint correction had been completed.

Applying something like a quality carnauba wax to a ceramic coated surface can be time-consuming as all hell too, for it requires additional buffing in order to remove all those waxy dingleberries that tend to form. (You heard it here first folks. Wax residue is officially being referred to as “waxy dingleberries” from this moment forth.)

How to Maintain a Ceramic Coating Without Wax

Car wax can create some frustrating issues if left neglected, and has a large margin of error during the application process.
Car wax can create some frustrating issues if left neglected, and has a large margin of error during the application process.

Ultra-strong, fully transparent quartz crystal defense shield of ceramic coating armor applied, and the your dream of waxing over it officially deflated, the thought of prolonging longevity surfaces once again.

Do certain maintenance methods and products work better with 9H-rated nano ceramic coatings than others? Wax definitely won’t do diddly-squat, so what’s a deflated-feeling DIYer supposed to do?

The answer is threefold, and surprisingly simple:

  • Wash the vehicle every other week, using a ceramic coating approved car shampoo, and the two-bucket hand wash technique.
  • Use a ceramic coat SiO2 boost spray as directed to retain surface shine and reinvigorate the coating.
  • Keep a multi-pack of microfiber cloths on hand for when a quick wipe-down is deemed necessary.

Parting Shots

A well maintained 9H-rated nano ceramic coating will last for years and will provide both easy aftercare and a rich, glossy finish.
A well maintained 9H-rated nano ceramic coating will last for years and will provide both easy aftercare and a rich, glossy finish.

Regardless of what brand or grade of ceramic coating you choose, it is important to remember that you should always follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for coating aftercare. Extending the lifespan of the ceramic coating is the name of the game here folks, not shortening it.

That’s why here at AvalonKing, we try not to over-complicate things, which is why we formulated Armor Shield IX to last anywhere from two to five years when properly cared for and boosted with the right products. Car wax would not be one of these products.

 

43 comments

Landon Tunney

Landon Tunney

Love the product guys! Quick question, I detail cars and used your product on a few cars I’ve done. My friend wants it done again and it’s been a little over a year. It still beaded up really good! Can I just reapply Armor Shield after a good wash and looking over? Just so I know for future reference. Thanks!!

Love the product guys! Quick question, I detail cars and used your product on a few cars I’ve done. My friend wants it done again and it’s been a little over a year. It still beaded up really good! Can I just reapply Armor Shield after a good wash and looking over? Just so I know for future reference. Thanks!!

Dale Pearl

Dale Pearl

Hello Steve!
That would be a big no. You need to apply either in a garage or in a covered area out of direct sunlight. Applying in direct sunlight is going to lead to streaking and leveling issues.

Hello Steve!
That would be a big no. You need to apply either in a garage or in a covered area out of direct sunlight. Applying in direct sunlight is going to lead to streaking and leveling issues.

Steve

Steve

Question: can I apply Armor Shield IX in direct sunlight, or is it best to apply in the shade?

Question: can I apply Armor Shield IX in direct sunlight, or is it best to apply in the shade?

Steve

Steve

you recommend cleaning a coated car every two weeks. In a Canadian winter, that is not possible. I guess we have to just suffer the consequences and understand our coatings will not last as long?

you recommend cleaning a coated car every two weeks. In a Canadian winter, that is not possible. I guess we have to just suffer the consequences and understand our coatings will not last as long?

Rajveer Singh Rathore

Rajveer Singh Rathore

Nice blog very useful and informative to me. I had some question in my mind regarding this blog but after scrawling the comment section my whole doubt get cleared. thank you so much for providing this type of valuable post.

Nice blog very useful and informative to me. I had some question in my mind regarding this blog but after scrawling the comment section my whole doubt get cleared. thank you so much for providing this type of valuable post.

Dale Pearl

Dale Pearl

Hi Chris!

Wax isn’t going to damage a coating but we don’t recommend using them either. At the very least wax is going to mask whatever sits below it and one would see the attributes of the wax instead of the coating. Aside from that Carnauba waxes are a huge factor that’s needing to deforestation of the Amazon rain forest. None of us want to be a part of that!

Hi Chris!

Wax isn’t going to damage a coating but we don’t recommend using them either. At the very least wax is going to mask whatever sits below it and one would see the attributes of the wax instead of the coating. Aside from that Carnauba waxes are a huge factor that’s needing to deforestation of the Amazon rain forest. None of us want to be a part of that!

Dale Pearl

Dale Pearl

Hi Chris!

There are several water spot remover products out on the market designed specifically for ceramic coatings. We prefer to recommend products designed for specific purposes over suggesting a customer mix ingredients at home. We can’t control the mixing process nor the environment in which they are mixed. There is more than one way to skin a cat as they say but we do recommend sticking to ready-made products that will serve the customer.

Hi Chris!

There are several water spot remover products out on the market designed specifically for ceramic coatings. We prefer to recommend products designed for specific purposes over suggesting a customer mix ingredients at home. We can’t control the mixing process nor the environment in which they are mixed. There is more than one way to skin a cat as they say but we do recommend sticking to ready-made products that will serve the customer.

Chris

Chris

You’re recommending a waterspout remover to a coated vehicle!!?? Almost all waterspout remover are acid based and would deteriorate if not completely remove the coating in the areas it’s applied to. Do you have any experience with ceramics or detailing at all? Half the comments I see from you on here are not only false but terrible advise

You’re recommending a waterspout remover to a coated vehicle!!?? Almost all waterspout remover are acid based and would deteriorate if not completely remove the coating in the areas it’s applied to. Do you have any experience with ceramics or detailing at all? Half the comments I see from you on here are not only false but terrible advise

Chris

Chris

Not sure what trash coating you’re using that you can apply wax to it. Trying to apply wax to a quality professional grade 9h ceramic coating would leave nothing more than a smeared mess and a headache. Wax needs a surface to bond to and because the surface of the vehicle is so slick with the coating applied the wax has no way to bond and ends up just streaking and smearing everywhere. It’s also very difficult to remove without harming the coating itself. As a award winning paint correction specialist and certified, sponsored professional grade coating installer I advise that NO ONE tries this.

Not sure what trash coating you’re using that you can apply wax to it. Trying to apply wax to a quality professional grade 9h ceramic coating would leave nothing more than a smeared mess and a headache. Wax needs a surface to bond to and because the surface of the vehicle is so slick with the coating applied the wax has no way to bond and ends up just streaking and smearing everywhere. It’s also very difficult to remove without harming the coating itself. As a award winning paint correction specialist and certified, sponsored professional grade coating installer I advise that NO ONE tries this.

Dale Pearl

Dale Pearl

Hello Martin!

YOu can use a typical water spot remover agent. Just follow their directions. After treatment flush the area with a pure water source and dry off.

Hello Martin!

YOu can use a typical water spot remover agent. Just follow their directions. After treatment flush the area with a pure water source and dry off.

Martin

Martin

I applied Avalon King to my Type R and it looks great but I made a mistake and washed my car in the sun and now I have these nasty water spots that will not come off what do you recommend?

I applied Avalon King to my Type R and it looks great but I made a mistake and washed my car in the sun and now I have these nasty water spots that will not come off what do you recommend?

HEATHER V.

HEATHER V.

What is the benefit of a second coat of Armor Shield? Does it increase the water beading properties or extend the length of time is lasts on the surface? Also, I failed to wait the full hour before applying my second coat (total dork move). But I did apply it in a higher heat, high humidity environment (75 degrees with 80% humidity) so it cured very quickly. The car looks fine, any issues or steps I should I take to ensure the coating is good to go? Thanks!

What is the benefit of a second coat of Armor Shield? Does it increase the water beading properties or extend the length of time is lasts on the surface? Also, I failed to wait the full hour before applying my second coat (total dork move). But I did apply it in a higher heat, high humidity environment (75 degrees with 80% humidity) so it cured very quickly. The car looks fine, any issues or steps I should I take to ensure the coating is good to go? Thanks!

Dale Pearl

Dale Pearl

Hello Trevor!
Not an ideal situation but technically you could do it. In the detailing world there exists what we call the rule of stacking. You want to put the longest lasting product on as close to the paint as possible. The products with the shortest life you’ll want on top. When a product fails with age or otherwise everything above it is going to fail as well.

Hello Trevor!
Not an ideal situation but technically you could do it. In the detailing world there exists what we call the rule of stacking. You want to put the longest lasting product on as close to the paint as possible. The products with the shortest life you’ll want on top. When a product fails with age or otherwise everything above it is going to fail as well.

Trevor

Trevor

Can your ceramic coating be applied on top of a different brands hybrid ceramic coating? If the vehicle was stripped, clay bared, washed then a hybrid ceramic coating was applied THEN could I apply your ceramic coating?

Can your ceramic coating be applied on top of a different brands hybrid ceramic coating? If the vehicle was stripped, clay bared, washed then a hybrid ceramic coating was applied THEN could I apply your ceramic coating?

don reston

don reston

just used this on my mint jag s type 2006 WOW FANTASTIC product best ever and iv used a few highly recommended worth every penny

just used this on my mint jag s type 2006 WOW FANTASTIC product best ever and iv used a few highly recommended worth every penny

Dale Pearl

Dale Pearl

Oh definitely think if it was my car I would go with Armor Shield. There isn’t anything in Armor Shield that can hurt your paint. Safe for old and new paint.

Oh definitely think if it was my car I would go with Armor Shield. There isn’t anything in Armor Shield that can hurt your paint. Safe for old and new paint.

Jules

Jules

Ok Gotcha.
Whilst I understand you are obliged to recommend Armor shield , in you unbias opinion which do you think would be best For my car which is 15 years old, on original black paint that isn’t in the best condition ..?

Ok Gotcha.
Whilst I understand you are obliged to recommend Armor shield , in you unbias opinion which do you think would be best For my car which is 15 years old, on original black paint that isn’t in the best condition ..?

Dale Pearl

Dale Pearl

Hi Jules!
Though you can do that we don’t recommend it. If there is an issue or a failure it would be difficult to appraise what caused it. The diamond coating will not extend the life of the Armor Shield bond. When the initial coating fails so will everything applied above it.

Hi Jules!
Though you can do that we don’t recommend it. If there is an issue or a failure it would be difficult to appraise what caused it. The diamond coating will not extend the life of the Armor Shield bond. When the initial coating fails so will everything applied above it.

Jules

Jules

Hi guys, thanks for explaining the difference between 9H ceramic coating and 10H diamond coating .
Can you apply a diamond coating on top of a ceramic coating..?

Hi guys, thanks for explaining the difference between 9H ceramic coating and 10H diamond coating .
Can you apply a diamond coating on top of a ceramic coating..?

Dale Pearl

Dale Pearl

Hi Munaf!

One thing to consider is the law of stacking. Basically, the law of stacking states that the longest lasting products should be put on first. Ceramic sprays and wax products probably have a similar life span but I wouldn’t recommend combining the two. Wax on first will prevent the ceramic spray from lasting at all. A wax on top of a ceramic spray is going to attract dirt instead of repel. Does the stacking achieve protection? Well, sue but I don’t think the combination is ideal.

Most use a quick detailer in between washes or to pick up noticeable spot on the car. If you are using ceramic products avoid generic quick detailers and rather seek out one that is ceramic friendly.

Hi Munaf!

One thing to consider is the law of stacking. Basically, the law of stacking states that the longest lasting products should be put on first. Ceramic sprays and wax products probably have a similar life span but I wouldn’t recommend combining the two. Wax on first will prevent the ceramic spray from lasting at all. A wax on top of a ceramic spray is going to attract dirt instead of repel. Does the stacking achieve protection? Well, sue but I don’t think the combination is ideal.

Most use a quick detailer in between washes or to pick up noticeable spot on the car. If you are using ceramic products avoid generic quick detailers and rather seek out one that is ceramic friendly.

Munaf Siyamwala

Munaf Siyamwala

Hi, I applied CMX mother ceramic coating with two coats. Is it advisable to use mcguires spray wax on top or should I just leave it there? What about using McGuire quick detailer instead of wax? When do I use detailer? It’s really confusing. The guy at the advance auto part told me to wash the car first then apply CMX ceramic spray coating wait 24 hours for the second coat wait another 24 hours then apply mcguires spray wax and eventually detailer. I feel like I shouldn’t be using all these.

Hi, I applied CMX mother ceramic coating with two coats. Is it advisable to use mcguires spray wax on top or should I just leave it there? What about using McGuire quick detailer instead of wax? When do I use detailer? It’s really confusing. The guy at the advance auto part told me to wash the car first then apply CMX ceramic spray coating wait 24 hours for the second coat wait another 24 hours then apply mcguires spray wax and eventually detailer. I feel like I shouldn’t be using all these.

Dale Pearl

Dale Pearl

Hello Armand!

You should use a commercial car care product that is a degreaser designed at removing waxing agents from the surface of the car.

Hello Armand!

You should use a commercial car care product that is a degreaser designed at removing waxing agents from the surface of the car.

Armand Montreuil

Armand Montreuil

Luv the article. I just waxed my car about 3 weeks ago. What do I have to do to or how long to wait before I apply ceramic.

Luv the article. I just waxed my car about 3 weeks ago. What do I have to do to or how long to wait before I apply ceramic.

Tim C

Tim C

Thanks for the question.

If the coating is displaying a lot of errors like you’ve mentioned, it’s best to fully remove it – prep the vehicle correctly, and reapply. This should be done via paint correction or polishing the coating off. This will also help to remove any swirl marks and scratches under the coating – which is more likely than in the coating itself.

Thanks for the question.

If the coating is displaying a lot of errors like you’ve mentioned, it’s best to fully remove it – prep the vehicle correctly, and reapply. This should be done via paint correction or polishing the coating off. This will also help to remove any swirl marks and scratches under the coating – which is more likely than in the coating itself.

Joram

Joram

Hello Team,

I purchased Armor shield . A month ago I used someone whom I assumed heard more experience in applying ceramic coating to coat my car with Armor Shield!! He was working with other products and not Armor and I don’t think he followed the instructions of Armor Shield application and when I look at my car I see a lot is still desired to what is advertised. He used 2 bottles on coat Subaru Forester – Airbreak.

How do you improve a poorly done ceramic coating job without having to reapply the coating again? For example I see swirl/small scratch marks inside the coating as well as finger prints.

How do you remove water marks from a coating?

How do you remove scratches you get after ceramic coating the car?

Apologies for long message. Thanks

Hello Team,

I purchased Armor shield . A month ago I used someone whom I assumed heard more experience in applying ceramic coating to coat my car with Armor Shield!! He was working with other products and not Armor and I don’t think he followed the instructions of Armor Shield application and when I look at my car I see a lot is still desired to what is advertised. He used 2 bottles on coat Subaru Forester – Airbreak.

How do you improve a poorly done ceramic coating job without having to reapply the coating again? For example I see swirl/small scratch marks inside the coating as well as finger prints.

How do you remove water marks from a coating?

How do you remove scratches you get after ceramic coating the car?

Apologies for long message. Thanks

Tim C

Tim C

Hey John:

Thanks for the question. Bead Maker is a hybrid type of product, mainly a Teflon-based coating. This is what makes it “SUPER SLIPPERY” – as it’s the same type of “CERAMIC” you’d find on kitchen cooking pans. If you applied it, just let it wear off gradually. There is no need to REMOVE IT – as that would cause more damage than it’s worth. If you use a TOPPER for a Nano Ceramic Coating, make sure it’s an SiO2 BOOST Spray.

Hey John:

Thanks for the question. Bead Maker is a hybrid type of product, mainly a Teflon-based coating. This is what makes it “SUPER SLIPPERY” – as it’s the same type of “CERAMIC” you’d find on kitchen cooking pans. If you applied it, just let it wear off gradually. There is no need to REMOVE IT – as that would cause more damage than it’s worth. If you use a TOPPER for a Nano Ceramic Coating, make sure it’s an SiO2 BOOST Spray.

JohnD

JohnD

Ok, so I apparently screwed up & I’ve been using Beadmaker, etc. over my professionally ceramic coated car. What do I do now?

Ok, so I apparently screwed up & I’ve been using Beadmaker, etc. over my professionally ceramic coated car. What do I do now?

Tim Charlet

Tim Charlet

Hi Carlos:

Anytime you have a ceramic coating applied to your vehicle, you want a car shampoo that is pH neutral and does NOT contain wax or sealants. We’ve got one coming soon, so stay tuned to our website or Facebook page for updates when it becomes available.

Hi Carlos:

Anytime you have a ceramic coating applied to your vehicle, you want a car shampoo that is pH neutral and does NOT contain wax or sealants. We’ve got one coming soon, so stay tuned to our website or Facebook page for updates when it becomes available.

Carlos a cruz

Carlos a cruz

What shampoo not expensive I can use for maintenance the ceramic couting in my car

What shampoo not expensive I can use for maintenance the ceramic couting in my car

Joel

Joel

I was confused with the comment about finding a “pro” for applying ceramic, you said you could not think of one. I believe it’s a typo – the entire paragraph is pasted below. I think you meant to write you could not think of a pro to putting “wax over ceramic” but it doesn’t read that way.

While I’d like to provide you with some “PRO’S” of applying a ceramic coating, to be honest, I can’t think of one.

I was confused with the comment about finding a “pro” for applying ceramic, you said you could not think of one. I believe it’s a typo – the entire paragraph is pasted below. I think you meant to write you could not think of a pro to putting “wax over ceramic” but it doesn’t read that way.

While I’d like to provide you with some “PRO’S” of applying a ceramic coating, to be honest, I can’t think of one.

Dale Pearl

Dale Pearl

Hi Ivan!

Great to hear from you again! You only need to wait for 1 to 2 hours between coats! No need to wait 48 hours. Just apply the second coating as soon as 1 hour afterward and no need for additional prep work!

Hi Ivan!

Great to hear from you again! You only need to wait for 1 to 2 hours between coats! No need to wait 48 hours. Just apply the second coating as soon as 1 hour afterward and no need for additional prep work!

Ivan Thompson

Ivan Thompson

Hi guys Ivan here from the uk.
I’m waiting for 3 kits to arrive from you once I have applied the first coat after waiting 48 hours can I apply a second coat and do you recommend putting a second coat on?
Kind regards
Ivan.

Hi guys Ivan here from the uk.
I’m waiting for 3 kits to arrive from you once I have applied the first coat after waiting 48 hours can I apply a second coat and do you recommend putting a second coat on?
Kind regards
Ivan.

Dale Pearl

Dale Pearl

Hi Joseph!

You will need to remove the wax with a wax remover otherwise Armor Shield will not bond to the surface of the vehicle.

Hi Joseph!

You will need to remove the wax with a wax remover otherwise Armor Shield will not bond to the surface of the vehicle.

Joseph Franchina

Joseph Franchina

IF A CAR HAS BEEN WAXED PRIOR TO USING A CERAMIC COATING, CAN YOU JUST APPLY THE CERAMIC COATING, OR DO YOU HAVE TO PREPARE THE CAR’S SURFACE WITH SOME SORT OF WAX REMOVER?

IF A CAR HAS BEEN WAXED PRIOR TO USING A CERAMIC COATING, CAN YOU JUST APPLY THE CERAMIC COATING, OR DO YOU HAVE TO PREPARE THE CAR’S SURFACE WITH SOME SORT OF WAX REMOVER?

Dale Pearl

Dale Pearl

Hi Perry!

You can do that. It’s not optimal nor preferred but you can certainly do that! The name of the game when it comes to ceramic coatings is having a clean smooth surface area. If there are issues or failures with the existing coat it may lead you to think that there is an issue with Armor Shield as well. If you would like further information on applying a ceramic coating on top of a previous coating shoot us an email at hello@avalonking.com

Hi Perry!

You can do that. It’s not optimal nor preferred but you can certainly do that! The name of the game when it comes to ceramic coatings is having a clean smooth surface area. If there are issues or failures with the existing coat it may lead you to think that there is an issue with Armor Shield as well. If you would like further information on applying a ceramic coating on top of a previous coating shoot us an email at hello@avalonking.com

Dale Pearl

Dale Pearl

Hi Jun!

I’ll ask the team about that!

Hi Jun!

I’ll ask the team about that!

Perry B

Perry B

Hey guys. I have a truck that the dealer did a ceramic coating on. Not sure what kind they used or if they even did it because there sure isn’t any hydrophobic quality to it. My question is can your product be used on top of another ceramic coating without having to completely strip it?

Hey guys. I have a truck that the dealer did a ceramic coating on. Not sure what kind they used or if they even did it because there sure isn’t any hydrophobic quality to it. My question is can your product be used on top of another ceramic coating without having to completely strip it?

Jun

Jun

Can you make a video how to reapply ceramic coating on top of ceramic coated car

Can you make a video how to reapply ceramic coating on top of ceramic coated car

Tim Charlet

Tim Charlet

Hi Ralph.

Thanks for the question. We recommend using a SiO2 based quick detailing spray as opposed to wax/sealant hybrid product like the one you mentioned. We’re developing one and should have it available to our customers later in Spring 2020.

Hi Ralph.

Thanks for the question. We recommend using a SiO2 based quick detailing spray as opposed to wax/sealant hybrid product like the one you mentioned. We’re developing one and should have it available to our customers later in Spring 2020.

Ralph Simonelli

Ralph Simonelli

After the ceramic coating is applied: Is okay to apply mirror shine by torque, a detail spray over the ceramic coating?

After the ceramic coating is applied: Is okay to apply mirror shine by torque, a detail spray over the ceramic coating?

Eric Williams

Eric Williams

Hi Brad, Definitely need to strip the wax fully before ceramic coating a car, very important.

Hi Brad, Definitely need to strip the wax fully before ceramic coating a car, very important.

Barry Dubin

Barry Dubin

Can you apply Over a waxed car?

Can you apply Over a waxed car?

Lester Harry

Lester Harry

Thank You! Thank You!
I have been telling people for years that they are wasting & money! So many people are miss informed about ceramics coatings and the proper way to install & care for them. And all through I’m not a professional detailer I do understand what it takes to make a vehicle look good and keep it protected.

Thank You! Thank You!
I have been telling people for years that they are wasting & money! So many people are miss informed about ceramics coatings and the proper way to install & care for them. And all through I’m not a professional detailer I do understand what it takes to make a vehicle look good and keep it protected.

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