Prepare Vehicle Before Applying Recharge Ceramic Coating - Why Not?


HydroSilex Recharge Ceramic Coating is a highly effective method for protecting the original paintwork of your vehicle from potential damage. Nonetheless, it's crucial to prepare your vehicle correctly before applying any kind of ceramic coating in order to get the best results.

In this blog post from the experts at HydroSilex, we will explain why preparing the car before applying HydroSilex Recharge Ceramic Coating is vital and what you can do to get the best results.

What is HydroSilex Recharge Ceramic Coating Used For?

HydroSilex Recharge Ceramic Coating is specially designed to provide long-lasting protection for a car's paint job. It is a ceramic-based coating that adds a layer of defense over the paint, preventing damage from outside elements including water, chemicals, and UV rays.

If you want to maintain the showroom shine of your vehicle, without costly visits to a detailing center, then HydroSilex Recharge is the perfect choice. It can help in shielding the paint from dings, swirls, and other imperfections. Moreover, the coating improves the shine and luster of the paint, making the car look like it just rolled out of the showroom.


Why Is It Essential To Prepare Your Vehicle Before Applying HydroSilex Recharge Ceramic Coating?

To achieve best results with HydroSilex Recharge Ceramic Coating, your vehicle must be properly prepped. Ceramic coatings are designed to bond to the paint of the car and form a protective layer. The coating may not adhere effectively, if the surface is not properly prepared, which could result in a dull finish, decreased durability, and potential paint damage to the car.

What Happens If You Don’t Prepare Your Vehicle Before Applying HydroSilex Recharge Ceramic Coating?

Without proper preparation of the surface, HydroSilex Recharge Ceramic Coating may not adhere correctly to your car's surface and may not deliver the level of protection and durability that it is intended to.

Not properly preparing the surface of your car could lead to a number of potential issues, including ineffective adhesion, uneven application, reduced protection and trapped imperfections under the surface which can cause problems in the long run.

It is essential to take time to properly prepare the surface of your vehicle in order to get best results from HydroSilex Recharge Ceramic Coating.

How To Prepare Your Vehicle For HydroSilex Recharge Application

Here is a step by step guide to help you prepare your vehicle before applying our flagship ceramic coating product.


Wash The Vehicle Thoroughly

The first step is to thoroughly wash your vehicle to remove any dirt, dust, or debris that may be present on the surface. This will allow you to inspect the paint for any imperfections and blemishes such as swirl marks or scratches that need to be addressed before applying HydroSilex Recharge.


Clay Bar Treatment

After washing, use a clay bar to scrub away any leftover impurities from the surface. Any dirt, debris, or other pollutants that may have been embedded in the paint will be removed by the clay bar. The surface will be made flawlessly clean and smooth during this process, giving the ceramic coating the best possible surface to bond with.

Paint Correction

Before applying HydroSilex Recharge Ceramic Coating to your car, any paint flaws like water spots, swirl marks, or scratches should be fixed. The procedure of paint correction involves employing abrasive polishes and buffing pads to eliminate these flaws. This process will not only improve the appearance of the surface, but will also create a smooth surface onto which the coating can adhere.

Apply HydroSilex Surface Prep Spray

Use HydroSilex Surface Prep to strip the surface of any wax or grease that may have been part of the wash soap. Spray Surface Prep onto the surface and use high quality, clean microfiber towels to buff free of residue. For best results, do not apply to the car in direct sunlight and always use clean microfiber towels.The surface is then prepared perfectly for a HydroSilex Recharge 

Apply HydroSilex Recharge Ceramic Coating

Finally, you're ready to apply HydroSilex Recharge Ceramic Coating. Follow the instructions provided carefully to ensure the best possible results. HydroSilex Recharge can be layered and requires no cure time between layers. For best performance, we recommend applying 2 layers.

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Where Can You Purchase HydroSilex Surface Prep Spray and HydroSilex Recharge Ceramic Coating?

If you're looking to protect and maintain your vehicle's showroom shine, without a costly visit to a professional detailing center, then there's no better option than the HydroSilex product range. 

Our full range of products is available on our website right here. To effectively prepare your vehicle before applying HydroSilex Recharge Ceramic Coating, get your hands on HydroSilex Surface Prep Spray to ensure effective adhesion and best results. For the highest quality, DIY ceramic coating on the market, HydroSilex Recharge is the best choice for an easy to apply, durable form of protection.


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