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On a dry body panel, spray a few spots and then work the product in with a microfiber towel. You can also spray directly into your towel and apply this to the surface.
Make sure to use conservative amounts of ceramic spray. A little will go a long way, and too much can cause a bad finish.
When applying with your towel, use a cross-hatch pattern - up and down and then left to right, overlapping your motions and carefully covering the entire panel.
After you’ve covered the entire surface, give it some time to flash out and wipe the excess with a clean towel.
Depending on the product, it can take a few seconds or a couple of minutes. You’ll recognize it’s ready when you see streaking or a rainbow effect. Be sure to wipe off all the extra spray before it has time to adhere and set.
Most products will need to cure for a few hours before exposing them to the environment.
With proper application, your vehicle should gain a high-gloss shine with glass-like reflectivity. It will be incredibly smooth to the touch, water will bead up and sheet off, and contaminants will slide off easily without leaving a mark.
Once fully set, you can only remove a ceramic coating with a polishing machine and a fairly aggressive compound.