If you wish to apply additional protection to your coating, it is important to note that any added chemical sealer will mask some of the properties of the ceramic coating, so proceed with caution and look for products that use silica-based compounds, as their properties are the most similar to those of ceramic coatings and will be chemically compatible. When applied to a surface, the ceramic coating cures to form a chemical bond with the underlying coating (your car's paint). If you're looking for everything you could possibly need to ceramic coat your car for a virtually professional result, you can't go wrong with Adam's complete kit. It's expensive, but included in the total cost is a 50-millilitre bottle, surface preparation, ceramic enhancer (for enhanced protection), towels for application and removal, applicators and gloves.
Ceramic coatings, usually applied by spray or with a gel and applicator, are easy to use and follow many of the same procedures as wax. Ceramic coating is also known as paint protection based on ceramics, quartz, silica and silicon dioxide. The trade-off with the Nasiol kit compared to the Adam kit is that you only have to apply one coat for some of the longest lasting protection on the market, but you will find the applicators to be of lower quality despite the overall cost of the kit. Last Coat Black Ice ceramic coating is another easy-to-apply option that is spray-applied for a glossy finish.
Now that you have put all that effort into applying your ceramic coating, it is important to put in a little extra effort from time to time to maintain that protective, glossy finish. This product comes with an applicator in which you apply the tile and spread it over each panel in a crosshatch pattern. Conventional wisdom holds that you should always wax the car after washing to protect its clear coat. Black Ice is in the middle of the price spectrum, but requires two to three coats to adequately cover the car, as well as intensive polishing and up to 24 hours to cure (although it can be driven after 1 hour).
Both the ceramic coating and the wax act as an intermediate layer between these contaminants and your car's paint. Ceramic coating will most likely come in a spray bottle, but if it is a gel and applicator combination, the same procedure can be followed from panel to panel with a little more effort. This will help to avoid water and mineral stains, which the coating helps prevent but loses effectiveness over time. Ceramic coating, on the other hand, can last between 2 and 5 years and offers much better protection against paint damage.