Can you pressure wash your car after getting a ceramic coating?

August 31, 2022

Ceramic coating offers a layer of protection that is see-through and resistant to the harmful effects of salt and other chemicals. However, can a ceramic coating be cleaned with a pressure wash? In this article, we will explore the impact of pressure washing on ceramic coatings, specifically looking at whether or not this kind of cleaning might cause damage to the coating as well as the paintwork that lies below. Let's learn more with Legendary Auto Salon in Queensbury, New York.

Will high-pressure washing cause damage to a ceramic coated vehicle?

A car with a ceramic coating can be washed with a pressure washer without concerns. You may take advantage of the coating's capacity to clean itself with the help of a pressure washer, which removes the vast majority of surface contaminants.

Using a foam cannon with a pressure washer is another benefit for several reasons. You apply more soap to the car, which increases the lubricity of the surface and decreases the risk that the surface will get scratched. A pre-wash is applied to a surface to emulsify grime, which then draws the dirt away from the paint before any harm can occur. 

Can we use an automatic car wash on a ceramic coated vehicle?

It is possible to wash a vehicle with a ceramic coating, but you should remember that not all car washes are the same. We do not utilize automatic car washes since they often have rough brushes that might scratch your car's paint. These abrasive brushes might damage your paint and finish. Automatic car washes are NOT advisable.

Make use of an effective car washing method.

Method of using two buckets

When we wash a car using improper methods, we risk causing scratches, swirl marks, and other undesirable outcomes. When used to wash an automobile, specialized microfiber materials are less likely to damage or scrape the surface, but they are worthless if they are already unclean before usage. Washing a car using a wash mitt dipped in filthy soapy water can soil the mitt, making it less efficient at cleaning your vehicle. Instead, you should use the industry standard, ‘two bucket method’ which uses two separate buckets, one for clean water, and one for dirty water. 

Rinseless car wash

Apply the rinseless solution with a large pump sprayer, remove any debris from the surface with a clean microfiber towel, and then use a second microfiber towel to dry the surface.

Touchless car wash 

Touchless car washes are public car washes that are operated manually and have high-pressure hoses that spray the vehicle clean instead of washing it. The second touchless car wash is a drive-through facility that uses high-pressure water and soap to clean the vehicle. These facilities are also known as "touchless" car washes. The soaps used in these facilities are not high quality and have the potential to create problems for your car. These shampoos are low-cost and generic, with a high pH or chemicals that remove grease from the hair.

Ceramic coating at Legendary Auto Salon in Queensbury, NY. 

Utilizing the appropriate procedures to clean your car will not only increase the value of your vehicle when it comes time to sell it, but it will also lengthen the lifetime of the ceramic coating! Ceramic coating, available at Legendary Auto Salon, is a coating of the highest quality that protects your vehicle's paint! In addition to this, we provide a variety of ceramic coating packages that are tailored to meet the requirements of our clients! Call Legendary Auto Salon at 1(518)932-5867 to schedule an appointment for ceramic coating, or visit us at 75 Carey Rd, Suite 3, in Queensbury, New York, 12804! Make your reservation for the appointment right now!