PAINT SEALANT AND CERAMIC PAINT PROTECTION FAQ

What is the difference between PP Protect Ceramic and Diamond Hardcoat?

PP Protect Ceramic provides a high gloss, this is our most popular coating. Diamond Hardcoat does not provide as much gloss, but will last longer than PRO and is easily layered. Diamond Hardcoat is great for marine applications, around aircraft exhaust ports, and bare metal applications like stainless steel. If you desire both the added protection of Diamond Hardcoat and the high gloss of PRO you can apply Diamond Hardcoat as a basecoat first, then after 30 minutes of drying apply a layer of PRO. Both these products provide outstanding protection .

Is the coating really permanent?

Yes, PP Protect Ceramic Resin should be thought of as adding another clear coat to the paints surface. This new clear coat is glossier, chemical resistant, and harder than the original clear coat. PP Protect Ceramic is a permanent coating in the same sense that the clear coat on your car is permanent. Eventually the clear coat will wear away over the years; its overall longevity depends on conditions .

What areas can be treated with the PP Protect Ceramic?

All exterior surfaces including paint, metal, stainless steel, chrome, gel coat, plastic composites, exhaust and Alloy wheels. PP Protect Ceramic does not go on rubber or soft plastics. PP Protect GLASS is formulated for windshields, windscreens, windows, mirrors, and glass headlamps.

What is the advantage of PP Protect Ceramic over polyurethane clear coats that already provide significant gloss and color retention of the base topcoat?

PP Protect Ceramic provides additional gloss and protection over clear coats. The ceramic resin bonded coating helps contaminants slide off easily, which give them less time to eat into the surface. An added plus is the ease of cleaning your vehicle. An easy way to think of it would be that PP Protect Ceramic is the equivalent of another, harder and glossier clear coat layer.

Do I need a special car wash/soap to wash the vehicle after application?

No special washing, soap, or shampoo is required. Using an automated car wash is fine but may cause fine scratching to surfaces depending on dirty brushes. Using roadside hand car washes be careful of dirty water buckets and dirty wash cloths and sponges.

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Can I wax or seal over PP Protect Ceramic ?

Yes, if desired waxing and sealing over PP Protect Ceramic won’t damage the coating. Let PP Protect Ceramic coating cure for at least 3 days before applying another product.

How quickly do I need to remove bird droppings?

Remove bird waste as soon as possible. Saturate the dropping and wipe off. Avoid scraping.

Why does it seem that the water repellency has decreased over time?

This will happen over time due to eventual buildup of contaminants (like every other coating). Just clean the surface with a mild cleaner and wash off thoroughly with water and dry off with a Micro-fibre cloth. The hydrophobic effect is then reproduced.

Does PP Protect Ceramic Coat bare rubber moldings?

PP Protect Ceramic will not be used or protect rubber moldings or rubber seals.

What must be removed from the exterior paint prior to application?

Transit wrap, tape or glue lines, bug residue, road tar, and any other contaminants. All polishing must be done prior to application. Use the PP Protect Pre-Cleaner or an equivalent prep-solvent to remove these residues.

Should I apply PP Protect Ceramic to the entire exterior of the vehicle at once then allow it to dry?

Application of PP Protect Ceramic should be done on a single panel at a time (e.g.Roof, Spoilers, Bonnett) ensuring complete coverage and reducing the possibility of letting the product dry too long.

Do I need a special car wash/soap to wash the vehicle prior to application?

No special washing detergent is needed Any residue will be removed with PP Protect Pre-Clean Solution wax removing product.

Should I attempt to “level” PP Protect Ceramic while it is evaporating?

PP Protect Ceramic will level itself. No additional leveling is needed during evaporation.

What happens if I miss a spot while applying PP Protect?

Missed spots can be fixed easily. Just apply more PP ProtectCeramic to the missed area that was missed, then buff off. PP Protect Ceramic will level itself with the previously treated surface on its own.

Can PP Protect Ceramic be applied using a pneumatic spray gun?

Yes, PP Protect Ceramic can be applied using a pneumatic spray gun, however it also uses excessive amount of product. The cured PP Protect Ceramic product is thick enough to protect the paintwork when hand applied.

How can I remove PP Protect Ceramic after it has cured?

After the coating has cured, it can only be removed by polishing (compounding) or wet sanding.

Can PP Protect Ceramic be used on carbon fiber?

Yes, you may apply PP Protect Ceramic to carbon fiber shields, panels, and parts.

Is PP Protect Ceramic safe to apply to chrome pipes and mufflers?

Yes, the product is safe to apply to car, truck, and motorcycle mufflers and pipes. PP Protect Ceramic withstands temperatures over 1000 degrees.

Will PP Protect Ceramic prevent heat bluing on the exhaust?

No.

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