If you see white marks over your paint after ceramic coating, there is no need to panic because this is a common issue that occurs when ceramic coating a vehicle. Improper buffing of the coating after applying it is the most common cause, so when applying ceramic coating, you need to work on small sections of the car and should spend time on that specific area to make sure the coating is levelled. You should also make sure that any residue is removed before you proceed to the next section, and you can do this by buffing it with a microfiber cloth.
Appropriate lighting is a must, which is why it is recommended that you use a flashlight to complete your inspection after the coating has been applied. Lack of light will cause you to miss spots, so make sure you are working with suitable lighting. It is also recommended that you inspect your coating on a cloudy day because the coating may appear to be levelled up on a sunny day due to the different lighting sources; however, this would not happen during cloudy conditions. A normal sunny day can trick you into thinking that the coating is perfect but you may end up finding high spots or dark patches if you check it on a cloudy day.
There are things you can do to avoid high spots, including applying the coating evenly by placing the right amount of pressure on the applicator. It’s important not to get too much ceramic coating on the applicator and not to squeeze it out. You must also overlap each wipe ever so slightly and must apply even strokes. A lot of people work in large sections because they find this to be easier but this will actually make the levelling process harder, and you will likely experience high spots, so work on smaller sections instead and apply the coating responsibly.
If you do find a high spot, there are several techniques you can use to get rid of them, and the first is to use a microfiber cloth to level the coating. This is very effective if you detect a high spot early on or right after the coating has been applied, so look for high spots using a flashlight soon after your coat because once it cures, it will become hard, and after a certain point, it can no longer be levelled with a microfiber cloth. You can also try applying a small layer of coating over the area, which will make the high spot invisible. Lastly, you can try using a coating remover to level or flatten the high spot.
If you prefer to have the coating professionally applied, the experts at SRS Tinting Solutions can help. We specialize in ceramic coating and will provide you with perfect results, so if you are in Vaughan, contact us today!