After Care Instructions

Automotive Window Tint

WHEN CLEANING THE INSIDE OF YOUR WINDOWS, WE RECOMMEND USING A MICROFIBER TOWEL OR SQUEEGEE WITH A WINDOW CLEANER THAT DOES NOT CONTAIN AMMONIA. WE USE 'SPRAYWAY' WHICH CAN BE PURCHASED AT YOUR LOCAL AUTO PARTS STORE OR WAL MART

  • DO NOT ROLL YOUR CAR WINDOWS DOWN FOR 3-5 DAYS AFTER WINDOW FILM IS INSTALLED

  • DO NOT TOUCH, OR CLEAN THE INSIDE OF THE WINDOWS FOR THE FIRST WEEK AFTER INSTALLATION

  • PARK CAR IN SUN AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE FOR QUICKER DRYING

  • DO NOT PUSH, POKE, PRESS, OR TRY TO REMOVE BUBBLES OR WATER SPOTS WHEN FILM IS INSTALLED. THIS IS NORMAL. THEY WILL EVAPORATE AFTER A WEEK

  • DO NOT USE CLEANERS THAT CONTAIN AMMONIA OR VINEGAR (NO WINDEX PRODUCTS)

  • ALWAYS KEEP YOUR LLUMAR WARRANTY CARD GIVEN TO YOU AT INSTALLATION

Ceramic Coating

A new Ceramic Pro coating will take about 2-3 weeks to cure to its full strength. During that time, some precautions should be taken.

Curing time is 2-3 weeks depending on environmental conditions such as humidity and temperature. Take special care during time period. The coating can help prevent your clear coat from water spots as it is hydrophobic. Ceramic Pro however is not bullet proof and can still get hard water spots. The coating is less likely to etch than your factory clear, but it can especially get water spots during the curing process and can be costly to remove.

 

During the curing process avoid:

  • Parking under a trees specially if there are shedding. You don’t want tree sap on a fresh coating.

  • Allowing bird droppings, sap or pollen to sit on the car and bake in the sun.

  • Washing or abrading the paint

 

If you notice that your car gets water spots, bird droppings, bugs, tree sap or other contaminants during the first two weeks, immediately remove it following our care instructions. Keep in mind the coating is still soft. Be gentle when working on the paint.

CERAMIC PRO CARE AND MAINTENANCE AFTER CURING PROCESS IS COMPLETE

 

Washing your car at home

Ceramic Pro is extremely slick, this means most things will dissolve and be pulled off by Ceramic Pro’s self-cleaning effect. Minimizing rubbing, (especially with a dry towel) on the coating will ensure its longevity. Use Ceramic Pro Cleaner to remove bird droppings, bugs, and tree sap. Followed by wiping it off with a soft edge-less microfiber towel.

 

Washing schedule

For best results the car should be washed on a bi-weekly basis to avoid excessive contamination build-up. Use only recommended mild soaps.
Avoid high volume brush style car washes, and high PH detergent style cleaners.
Avoid washing in direct sunlight to minimize streaking and water spotting.
Wash from the top down leaving the dirtiest sections for last to avoid cross contamination.
Use separate soap.

 

Washing Methods

Standard home washing
Use a foam gun (optimal) or microfiber wash mitt to soap down the car. Rinse it off with a pressure washer (optimal) or hose. Dry with clean microfiber towels.

 

Spray ‘n wash self car washes
Select the high pressure soap. Soap the car down (never use the provided brushes especially on the paint!). Rinse car off with the high pressure rinse. Dry with clean microfiber towels.

 

Car washes
Touch-less car washes only. Never use a car wash with brushes! Never select the “spray wax” option.

 

Drying

  • Ceramic Pro Care is a great drying aid. Using Ceramic Pro Care and one damp microfiber to first dry the vehicle followed by using second microfiber to finish drying the vehicle. This process will give you the best results.

  • Always dry completely and never leave to “air” dry. Tap water contains minerals that may leave deposits creating water spots.

  • Only use quality microfiber towels for best results and avoid aggressive wiping, allowing the material to absorb the water.

Spot Removal

  • Never use aggressive products to polish the coating or remove surface contamination.

  • Never use excessive force to remove spots.

  • Bird droppings, tar, sap, etc. should be removed as soon as possible to avoid temporary staining or hardening on the coating. Any staining left behind from bird droppings will break down over a few days without affecting the coating.

 

After Washing

Do not wax the coating. It is unnecessary and the wax will not bond to the coating. Ceramic Pro Care is the recommended maintenance and aftercare product. Ask your local installer about purchasing Ceramic Pro Care during your visit.

 

Automated Washing

Always go to a touch free wash! Using an automated car wash with brushes will void the warranty and dull the coating. Ceramic Pro 9H takes up to 2 weeks to achieve full hardness. Please handle with care and do not wash the vehicle for the first 2 weeks.

 

Leather and Fabric Maintenance Program

  • For best results, all leather/vinyl surfaces should be cleaned bi- weekly with a leather protectant to avoid contaminant build-up and replenish the natural oils.

  • Vacuum carpets regularly and use carpet & fabric cleaners when necessary.

  • Immediately wipe off spills on leather, vinyl, or fabric.

Annual Inspections

Annual Inspections are the recommended process for ensuring the coating is maintained and care for the vehicle is properly executed. Annual inspections should be carried out by an approved applicator within 30 days before the anniversary date of the last service to ensure peak performance. Although durable and long lasting, annual inspections ensure maximum gloss and protection from Ceramic Pro coating.

Paint Protection Film/Clear Bra

Paint Protection Film should be cared for in the same way you would care for the paint on your vehicle. The product can be washed and waxed along with the rest of the vehicle. If any wax residue remains at the edge of the film it can be removed with a lint-free cloth. If you use a high pressure wash to clean your vehicle, you should keep the high pressure nozzle at least 12 inches from the edge of the film to prevent lifting of the edge.

 

To keep your film looking great, follow a few simple guidelines:

  • Wait 72 hours after installation to wash your car.

  • Frequent washings are recommended.

  • REMEMBER: Your new film takes 30 days to fully cure. You may see some hazing or condensation during this period.

  • Use only soft terry cloth or microfiber towels on the film.

  • Do NOT wipe or scrub the film in direct sunlight or when the film is hot.

  • Do NOT use abrasive cleaners on the film.

  • Do NOT use dyed or colored car waxes on the film.

  • Do NOT use solvent based digressers.

  • Remove any wax build-up along film edges with a lint-free cloth.

 

What to Expect Immediately After Installation:

Immediately after installation there may be a small amount of setting solution under the film. This is normal and will dissipate in a short time (up to a week depending on climate conditions). Do not press on the area with the solution. The look is very similar to the temporary blemishes found with window film application. It looks like streaking or watery bubbles. This is part of the curing process and these visual annoyances will clear up.

Minor variations in the material itself will also clear up after time and exposure to the elements. Some cosmetic imperfections, often referred as “disturbed adhesive” are unavoidable and can make themselves evident as a result of the installation technique necessary to apply the film.

 

Waxing the Film

Contamination from road oils, diesel smoke, pollen, and pollution can cause discoloration and de-glossing of the film. Traditional automotive waxes can provide a small level of protection against contamination. Waxes that contain dyes and other chemicals such as naphtha or kerosene may discolor or de-gloss the film over time and should be avoided. When waxing/polishing the film, it’s recommended to overlap the film edge with ¼ inch painter’s masking tape. This will prevent any wax build-up along the film edge. If tape is not available use a soft cloth dipped in isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol to clean the edge.

Residential/Commercial Window Tint

Film normally takes about 4 – 7 days to appear clear. Depending on the specific product used, how much pressure was put on the squeegee during application, and how much direct solar energy it receives, the complete cure time is 30 – 60 days.

During the curing process the excess moisture left under the film pools into little pockets first; then evaporates. 

Sometimes the film appears hazy or blotchy during cure time. You will know the film has cured when the film looks crystal clear again.

NEVER USE ANY PRODUCT THAT CONTAINS AMMONIA OR VINEGAR TO CLEAN YOUR FILM. OVER TIME THESE CHEMICALS WILL BREAK DOWN THE ADHESIVE ON THE FILM. DO NOT USE WINDEX, AS IT IS THE MOST COMMON USED.

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