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  1. Hi everyone, need some advice on a 9-hour DIY ceramic coating project with Adams UV graphene ceramic coating. I am a a complete novice when it comes to ceramic coating! I did research on Amazon on YouTube and found out Adams UV Graphene Ceramic coating is the best coating I could do as a beginner, so here is my experience and some questions... My Pearl White color Tesla Model Y had 'Car guys sealant wax' on which was beading water. So prepared the car with Adams strip wash (washed twice), Adams iron remover and a clay cloth. The car was always garage kept with sealant on and had no swirls or defects. Still went ahead with Meguiars M205 finishing polish with a white finishing pad using DA polisher. Used IPA- Adams surface prep after polishing and before ceramic coating. However this is where my lack of expertise created issues. 1. After applying ceramic coating, I was too nervous about leaving "high spots" so removed the coating just when the rainbow effect went away in "majority" of treated area. It is a very practical point that coating cannot be applied perfectly evenly, so while buffing away, there were some small points(a few millimeters out of a 3x3 foot treated area) which were not perfectly "dry" at time of buffing ... Hope that was okay? [Waiting for minute "wetter" points to dry would definitely cause high spots at the areas that would have been dry for a longer time...] 2. I mistakenly used plush towel instead of suede towel, this should not be an issue in my opinion 3. Since the car was pearl white in color, after the buffing, there was no good way to see a treated versus non-treated area even with UV light. At least I was having a very difficult time making out if there was a layer of ceramic immediately after the buffing was done, very difficult to see. Not sure if this meant that the coat I applied was way too thin or everything just buffed away? 4. As per point #3 above, I panicked that I would lose my day's effort. After 3 hours of initial coating, I used an extra bottle of purchased (same) ceramic coating to apply another layer and buffed it off with the suede towel that was provided. 5. About 18 hours later, I used the UV lamp and observed that there is an extra coating layer that appears thicker (see blue streaks in UV pictures attached)... Note that the car DOES have at least some layer whether thick or thin. When observed with a flashlight or in the sun, there are no high spots. Entire car is shining real nice! Without the UV lamp, there would be no way to tell that some areas have a thicker coating. (In some YouTube videos, I did see that even single treated coating layers are never "perfectly" evenly coated) Hope my effort was okay and I did not mess up? If I did anything wrong, what could be corrective steps? Thanks so much!
  2. Adam's Ceramic Trim Coating | Darkens and Protects Exterior Trim Adam's Trim Coating is a durable ceramic barrier that darkens and keeps trim looking new for a minimum of one year. Use it on plastic side mirrors, wiper cowls, bumper inserts, and even rubber trim around windows, leaving a nice satin, semi-gloss appearance. Once cured, the coating provides excellent hydrophobic properties that bead and repel water. FAQ's Q: How is this product used? A: Like all ceramic coatings, preparation and application technique are very important. Read and follow the printed instructions, and watch the product video, prior to trying this product for the first time. Since this coating cures when exposed to air, the initial application needs to be correct. Q: How is Trim Coating different than VRT? A: The Trim Coating is a product that contains ceramics. It soaks into and bonds with the plastic trim, creating a very durable layer of protection that can last up to one year, while also darkening faded trim. VRT is a water-based trim dressing that temporarily improves the appearance of trim while providing some temporary protection. Since VRT is water-based, subsequent washing or rain will remove the dressing, requiring frequent re-application. Q: Do I really need to do both cleaning steps? A: YES! The visible results and longevity of the protection from the coating require that the trim be cleaned thoroughly, first with Tire & Rubber Cleaner, and then with the Coating Prep solution. Even trim on brand new vehicles needs to be clean thoroughly, since new plastics off-gas after manufacturing and leave a residue that would impede the trim coating. Q: If the trim is really faded and needs two coats, do I wait for the first coat to cure? A: No, a second coat can be applied after letting the first coat dry for an hour. However, you are not likely to need a second coat, as even really faded trim that was tested looked great with just one coat. Unlike sealants and waxes, there is no benefit to layering additional coats of Trim Coating. Q: What happens if I get this on the paint next to the trim? A: Wipe any coating off of the paint with the plush towel within 30 seconds, so that it does not cure. If the coating is too sticky or smears when wiping off the paint, use a some Brilliant Glaze on the towel to help remove the product from the paint. Q: Why is the cure time so long? A: The time that it takes for the coating to cure depends on ambient conditions (temperature, humidity, air flow, etc.). The recommended time frame of 24-48 hours would cover the majority of the typical application conditions. However, certainly use common sense (do not apply outside during winter temps). Also be aware that simply having the coating dry to the touch does not mean it is cured. While it might feel dry in 20-30 minutes, the coating needs 24-48 hours to fully cure before getting damp/wet or getting exposed to residue from polishes or sealants that might be used on the paint. Q: Is this product only for faded trim? A: Nope. While this coating will darken faded trim, its a very durable layer of protection that will keep your trim from becoming faded in the first place. It is great for new trim, as it seals up the surface which makes cleaning easier, and it beads water! On brand new vehicles, make sure to clean the trim thoroughly, since new plastics off-gas after manufacturing and leave a residue that would impede the trim coating. Q: Can you still use VRT over the Trim Coating? A: VRT would not be applied over trim that is coated. Since the coating effectively seals the trim, then the VRT would not soak in, and you would likely see the VRT run off the trim and onto the paint when washed or rained on. Plus, the coating would provide all the protection needed. Q: Can H2O Guard & Gloss be layered over the Trim Coating? A: Layering additional protection is not needed. The durability of the coating provides all the protection. It will not be an issue when you apply H2O Guard & Gloss to your paint and it also ends up on the coated trim. Q: Can the applicator or towel be cleaned and reused? A: No. The product cures hard and cannot be cleaned from the applicator or towel, so careful application is important. While additional applicators will be available for purchase, keep in mind that each applicator can be used for more than one application/vehicle, since each has 6 total sides. Just clean and prep all the trim first, then apply the coating to all the trim at one time, so the coating does not cure in the applicator while you are cleaning the next area of trim. The plush towel that is used to wipe any coating of adjacent painted areas cannot be cleaned, so it should be discarded. Q: Can additional applicators be purchased? A: Yes. Replacement ceramic coating applicators can be purchased here: http://adamspolishes.com/adam-s-blue-ceramic-trim-applicator.html Q: Why is this product so expensive? A: Ceramic coatings are expensive, and our bottle is 50ml, which will provide enough product for multiple applications/vehicles, provide it is stored and maintained properly. Always replace the cap immediately after dispensing the product onto the applicator each time, and store the product in a cool, dark place. Q: Why is it only offered in a kit? A: Since the preparation/cleaning and application methods and techniques are important and unique for this product, we wanted the kit to have all the items needed to provide a good result. There was concern that initially selling individual bottles of coating and prep solution might result in customers that might not have the other required products, or that their existing towels might have other residues that could impede the cleaning/prep and the application of the coating. In addition, the plush towel that is used for wiping any product off of the paint will need to be discarded, since the coating will cure and cannot be cleaned out of the towel. Q: Can Trim Coating be used on headlights? A: No, this specific type of coating is not designed for application on headlights. Q: Does it make plastic surfaces like running boards slippery? A: No. The Trim Coating can be applied to plastic running board and tailgate step surfaces without leaving a slippery surface. In fact, testing on some of these surfaces actually showed that the surface had a little better grip than prior to coating. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfcCHKSx7yY IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS: CLEAN FIRST! It is imperative to have a COMPLETELY clean and de-oxidized surface before applying Adam’s Trim Coating. For the coating to adhere to the surface, work properly, and have a uniform appearance, cleaning is a must. Applying to a dirty surface can cause some areas to look dull or discolored compared to other areas. CLEAN FIRST! 1. Move vehicle indoors. Vehicle must remain dry for 24 hours after applying Adam’s Trim Coating for proper curing time. 2. Clean all trim to be coated by spraying Adam’s Tire & Rubber Cleaner directly into an Edgeless Utility Towel or onto the plastic trim surface, then scrub the area with moderate pressure to remove all dirt and oxidation. 3. Next, continue the cleaning process by using Adam’s Coating Prep to leave the trim surface bare and free of any residue. 4. Spray Adam’s Coating Prep directly into a second, clean Edgeless Utility Towel or onto the plastic trim surface, then wipe the entire area to remove any excess residue from the Tire & Rubber Cleaner used in Step 2. 5. Put on the set of supplied rubber gloves to avoid any coating contact with your skin – Adam’s Trim Coating will make the applicator sticky. 6. Pour several drops of Trim Coating onto the supplied microfiber applicator. Immediately secure the cap back onto the bottle to avoid premature curing of the product inside of the bottle. 7. Wipe the applicator onto one trim area at a time, using even pressure across the surface. Ensure that the Trim Coating has a uniform appearance. You may need to wipe back and forth several times to level the coating properly for an even, semi-gloss shine. 8. For any excess Trim Coating accidentally applied onto painted surfaces, use a Single Soft Microfiber Towel to quickly wipe away any residue – Do not allow Trim Coating to dry on any painted surfaces! Do not apply any other products to trim areas and do not exposure the vehicle to any moisture for 24 hours. 9. Repeat for remaining trim areas. Discard the microfiber applicator afterward. It is a single-use item that will harden as it dries when used with Adam’s Trim Coating. If a Single Soft Microfiber Towel was used to wipe away excess coating from paint, it may need to be discarded as well.
  3. Has anyone else had issues with the ceramic coating since the "UV" roll out? I have had several leveling & trim coating issues with the UV Ceramic Coating. I never had the same issues with the standard Ceramic Coating. I asked an Adam's employee the other day at the store in Denver and they told me that they are phasing out the old non UV Ceramic Coating. I am worried that I am going to have to switch products because of this issue.
  4. Can the single soft polishing towels be reused and washed after using the Ceramic Spray Coating?
  5. Oh man I have never ever seen my Camaro SS 1LE look so good and I have been using patriot wax and numerous other Adam's products. The ceramic spray is freaking awesome. Thanks guys for one heck of a product. About quarter way through video you can see the results. Adam's Polishes Ceramic Spray
  6. We recently had our 2017 Toyota Highlander ceramic coated with a 9h coating by a professional. Last weekend I did the first regular wash using a ceramic coating shampoo and a ceramic boost. It looks great. I want to maintain the look and keep it clean using the waterless wash in between full washes. Is the Waterless Wash safe to use on Ceramic Coating and Ceramic Coating Boost? The opinions out there vary on what you can and can't use on ceramic coating. Any recommendations on how often a full wash should be done, or could you use waterless wash exclusively? Can you do a full correction and polish after using Waterless Wash (Non-Ceramic Coated Car)? I know this is a bunch of questions, but I live in CA and we go through phases of water restrictions, and I am trying to conserve the water I use. Aloha, Kevin
  7. I'm planning on applying the ceramic paint coating as soon as I take delivery of my new car. I live in Georgia and it can be pretty humid here sometimes. I plan on doing the process in our detached garage and wanted to know if there is an ideal humidity level? I'm going to avoid doing it with any possibility of rain during the curing process. I may also use a dehumidifier to reduce the humidity while it cures.
  8. Trying to determine if I want to ceramic coat that car or just do a full prep and top with Patriot? The reason I ask is that the car doesn't see any adverse elements. If rain comes, in the trailer it goes. I have been reading up on Adams ceramic coating and if I understand correctly, detail spray will cause it to break down over time. This car will be completely wiped down between each and every round. Any suggestions?
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