The Ins and Outs of Nano-Ceramic Coating Explained for Professionals in an Auto Detailing Career

Buying a new car in the United States has never been more expensive, with prices seemingly climbing to record highs every month. With ownership costs way up, consumers will need to spend at least $900 monthly for a new ride. Given those rates, it’s safe to say that more consumers are taking better care of their cars. That’s why the demand for paint protection film and ceramic coating services is also rising. If you want to attract more customers to your auto shop, adding ceramic coating services can help. Here’s what you need to know.

Ceramic Coating: How It Starts

To perform the service, your crew must undergo ceramic coating training. The training will cover every step in the process, from the level and quality of prep work required for the application of the polymer to the surface of your car. That is only the beginning, though. Once the coating is complete over the surface of the car, it’s time for the next step: bringing the vehicle out under the sun.

Dry with the Sun

You may think you’re saving time and energy by having the car under the sun while you apply the ceramic coat. That way, your crew won’t have to move it under the sunshine when you’re done. But that’s a mistake. When you layer the vehicle, ensure you are doing it out of the sun’s reach. That is because direct sunlight can compromise the curing process of the coating. Also, you need to wait until the layer is done before you let the car be exposed. The aim of that sun exposure is to help speed up the drying process for the coating.

No Car Washes

Once the nano-ceramic coating is done, remind your customers to keep the car away from water for at least 48 hours. They should also avoid car washes for about two to three weeks. That should be enough time for the curing to finalize, so they won’t have to worry about the wash compromising their car’s coating.

Aftercare Advice

A ceramic coating helps reduce the impact of the nicks or scratches on a car’s exterior. Reducing the impact protects the paint job underneath. Your crew must also learn how to provide aftercare advice to customers. That advice includes talking about proper washing techniques. A non-abrasive microfiber towel is the best for wiping the surface. That towel must be rinsed in a separate bucket of water, so it won’t mix with soapy water, preventing trapped dirt from creating swirl marks that may derail the coating or get past its defenses.

Enroll in Training

Look for schools that offer auto protection services, including nano-ceramic coating. Consider the length of the training. Some require two days while others complete the training in three days. It depends on the topics that will be covered. Will it offer practical step-by-step instructions and guides? Look at reviews and feedback for more insights. Call the company to learn more about the training they provide for car protection services.

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