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How to choose a Professional Car Detailer

How to choose a Professional Car Detailer

May 24, 2022 | by Onyx Coating
There are several factors any car owner should keep in mind when it comes to choosing the right car detailer that is both professional and efficient. Regular maintenance and upkeep are key to ensuring that any vehicle has a long...
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Everything you need to know about swirl marks

A guide to swirl marks

May 24, 2022 | by Onyx Coating
Today we are going to dig into the specifics of what swirl marks are, how they are caused, and the exact steps to prevent, and remove them.  As a car owner, there are various circumstances, environmental conditions, and product application...
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A woman cleaning the outside of a boat and applying a marine ceramic coating. The caption is "prepping your boat for summer," in white text on a grey background.

How to Get Your Boat Ready for Summer

May 10, 2022 | by Onyx Coating
Summer is fast approaching and, with it, comes prime boating season. But is your boat ready for you to get the most use out of it this year? From tune-ups to marine ceramic coating, this blog will give you a...
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Waxes vs. Ceramic Coatings: The Pros, Cons and Which is Best for You

May 4, 2022 | by Onyx Coating
There are countless options for detailing products on the market today. Two common products are automotive waxes and ceramic coatings. In this blog, we’ll go over the differences between these two products, the pros and cons of each and help...
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Preparing a car's paintwork for a ceramic coating couldn’t be any easier than following these three steps: wash, polish, and lastly apply a paint prep spray. So let’s get down into the details. WASH To get any ceramic coating looking its absolute best start with making sure that the surface is 100% clean and ready to work with. This means giving the exterior a deep clean. Here is our 4-step process for cleaning the exterior effectively: 1. Fill one bucket with water and soap and the other will be plain water. Place a Microfiber mitt into the bucket with soap and water. 2. Start washing from top to bottom, beginning with the hood. Most of the particles and debris will be on the bottom of the car, this is one of the motivations for using the top to bottom technique. Begin with washing one side of the car, front to back, then later move onto the second half. Grab your microfiber mitt and do not scrub or apply too much pressure. Simply use the weight of the mitt and rub lightly on the surface. 3. Flip the mitt over and begin to wash from the windshield to the roof of the car moving to the back PRO TIP: After washing a section, rinse the mitt off to remove collected dirt and debris 4. Dry the exterior We highly suggest that when drying the exterior with a microfiber towel that you lubricate it with car wax, or Ceramic Coating spray to ensure that you do not leave any swirl marks, and also give an extra layer of protection to the surface. One way to ensure that the car is completely dry is using two towels for this process. One towel is used to soak up all the excess water and the other is used to double-check, making sure the surface is perfectly dry. Onyx Coating expert TIPS: Always start from the top and work down. Some believe that the best way to wash their car is, to begin with, the toughest and dirtiest areas, however, as professionals the Onyx Coating team recommends that it's essential to start at the top and work towards the bottom using gravity to help wash the car as well. This ensures that the contaminants are not reintroduced into surfaces that are already clean. Also, avoid washing in direct sunlight to minimize streaking and water spotting. When it comes to drying the exterior without leaving watermarks or droplets is to use a leaf blower to blow dry the car. Some contaminants cannot be removed via soap. If there are contaminants on your car's exterior that you couldn't remove through handwashing make sure you take your car to a professional to help remove them as they will have the appropriate products to help remove these without damaging the exterior. Polish Even if the vehicle is brand new or almost new, this is still a crucial step to preparing the exterior for a Ceramic Coating. This is because some paint correction may be required. It is crucial to polish the paint correctly, removing all imperfections so that once the ceramic coating is applied no scratches or swirls will be locked down under it. This step is often the most meticulous of them all as often this is where swirl marks and scratches are inflicted. Check out this blog article for all our expert tips and tricks on how to polish the exterior. Apply paint prep Once the vehicle has been properly washed, cleaned and perfected, it’s time to apply the final product before applying a ceramic coating. By applying a paint prep product you ensure that all polish or wax residues, silicon, oil and contamination has been fully removed. This guarantees that the surface is completely ready to work with. Our Paint prep has a special formula that prevents swirl marks, is safe for painted surfaces, and removes all contaminants producing an exterior as smooth as glass. It contains ingredients that allow a particularly smooth finish with a microfiber cloth due to high lubricity. This prevents scratches that can arise when using e.g. pure isopropanol (isopropyl alcohol). In summary, a paint prep makes removing wax, silicone, fillers, and oil from car body paint, gel coat, metal, and wheels easy and effective. By following these three steps you are sure to obtain a clean and prepped exterior that is ready for a ceramic coating!

How to prep the paint for a ceramic coating

May 4, 2022 | by Onyx Coating
Preparing a car's paintwork for a ceramic coating couldn’t be any easier than following these three steps: wash, polish, and lastly apply a paint prep spray. So let’s get down into the details. 1. WASH To get any ceramic coating...
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Top tips to achieve the ultimate gloss

Expert tips to achieve the ultimate level of gloss

May 2, 2022 | by Onyx Coating
Achieve that ultimate level of gloss by following our expert tips and by using our simple 3-step process that includes: cleaning, polishing then adding wax or ceramic coating. As car experts, we emphasize the need for all three steps, especially...
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4 steps to protect leather interior

4 steps to protect leather interior

April 26, 2022 | by Onyx Coating
Leather interiors can be left with permanent damage and marks without proper care, and when it comes to protecting the interior of a car there are 4 easy steps to follow. In this blog article, we will unpack the four...
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Three Common Car Care Mistakes

March 30, 2022 | by Onyx Coating
Detailing is a wide topic and there are endless options for products and techniques. Similarly, there are many ways detailers can make mistakes. Here are three common detailing mistakes and how to avoid them. Using the Wrong Products When it...
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5 most common paint defects and how to fix them

5 paint defects and how to fix them

March 30, 2022 | by Onyx Coating
At one point in time or another, all car detailers have experienced the same or similar paint defects, there are 5 common paint defects in particular that they find. In this blog article, we are going to outline, examine and...
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3 obstacles in car detailing

3 obstacles in car detailing

March 29, 2022 | by Onyx Coating
Detailing involves various unique situations, challenges, and obstacles that can be hard to overcome, but not with the solutions we will provide! Detailing in itself can be challenging as each vehicle brings in a new issue along with its owner's...
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