Applying Adam’s Graphene Ceramic Coating™ and Adam’s Graphene Ceramic Spray Coating™ are similar in application to what you’d expect from our other ceramic coatings, with a few key differences. The graphene offerings tend to flash and cure more rapidly, particularly in hot and humid climates, so they may be found to be a little less user friendly in this aspect; however most of our customers have commented that the overall application and removal process is fairly easy and forgiving when compared to some other coatings they have worked with. In environments with very low humidity though, we have found that the Graphene Ceramic Coating can flash on the surface longer than we would normally allow it, and it can still wipe away without too much effort.
Finding the sweet-spot when the coating has not flashed for too long or too little for your environment is one of the main keys for easy application. To explain this sweet-spot time frame, after you apply the coating evenly to the surface, it will begin to have an oily, rainbow-like appearance sometimes in as little as 20 or 30 seconds. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you
can remove it as soon as you see the rainbow though. You will want to wait until the coating has a slightly tacky feel to it, where your microfiber towel will have a small amount of tension as you wipe the flashed coating away. This could take 1 minute or 5 minutes or more depending on the temperature and humidity in your garage. A second way to tell when the coating has flashed and is ready for removal is when the rainbow coloration begins to fade and turn to a clear appearance. This is usually the point when the coating will have some tension when wiping it away, but again, temperature and humidity may not mean this is the case every time. On certain colors of paint, the rainbow effect can be very difficult to see as well, so ultimately it comes down to towel feel when wiping it away. Lastly, if you let the coating sit for too long though, it can become very difficult to remove, and can leave streaks, overlap lines, etc. which you will then have to fix, which we will explain below.
Multi-Surface and UV Glow
One special characteristic we found in development of the graphene coatings is they have a strong compatibility with almost any external automotive surface. Adam's Graphene Ceramic Coating™ and Adam’s Graphene Ceramic Spray Coating™ are defined as multi-surface coatings because they are appropriate for many different substrates - paint, wheels, plastic trim, chrome, glass, rubber, or metal. This provides additional ease of use since you are able to coat more surfaces on a vehicle using one coating. Our chemists were also able to incorporate our patent-pending UV Ceramic Glow Technology™ into the new graphene coatings. Just like our UV Paint, UV Wheel, and UV Leather & Interior coatings, this UV glow tracer when combined with the UV LED Light aids in the application of the coatings by providing visual confirmation of the coating film post-cure. Inspecting the UV glow ensures high spots are leveled properly and all surface areas are properly coated.