Adam's Ceramic Paint Coating | Protects Paint and Adds Incredible Shine
Adam's Paint Coating is a super durable barrier to protect paint from dirt and bonded contaminants, with outstanding water beading that makes water almost jump off the surface! This coating is safe on clear coat, single stage, and lacquer paint finishes and can minimize the chances of creating swirl marks and scratches while washing and drying.
Q: How is this product new?
A. Over the past year and a half, we have analyzed and assessed our customer’s concerns with how the current coating acted and performed. You asked, we answered! This updated coating not only lasts significantly longer, but it is also much more user friendly to apply and get optimum performance. When dealing with Ceramic coatings, you’ll find that the surface begins to “tack” up during application and display the signs of the curing process, meaning your working window is closing! The most notable features of our new coating are how easy they are to apply, and the increased working time before removal that we’ve granted both professionals and weekend hobbyists!
Q: How is this product used?
A: Like all ceramic coatings, preparation and application technique are very important. Read and follow the printed instructions, and watch the product video, prior to applying this product for the first time. Since this coating begins to cure when exposed to air, the initial application needs to be correct.
Q: How is Adam’s Paint Coating different than a sealant or wax?
A: Adam’s Paint Coating is a product that contains ceramics. It forms a semi-permanent bond with the painted surfaces of your vehicle, creating a very durable layer of protection that can last one to two years, while providing incredible shine. Products like our Americana Paste Wax, Buttery Wax, H2O Guard & Gloss, and Paint Sealant provide excellent protection and shine for your vehicle typically for 6 months or less. They are relatively forgiving when it comes to application or removal of the products with a strip wash or clay bar to start fresh, whereas with Adam’s Paint Coating, it must be removed by machine polishing due to it forming a much stronger bond with the painted surface of the vehicle.
Q: Why should I choose Adam’s Paint Coating?
A: Adam’s Paint Coating is not a product for everyone. It’s more expensive than our other wax and sealant products due to the cost of the chemicals, and does require much more care and technique to apply and remove. This is a product for the perfectionist that wants to keep their vehicle finish looking as perfect as possible for the longest amount of time in between detailing sessions, that may not have time to do a full detail 3 or 4 times per year. For your daily driver, you will love how water seems to dance off the car after a rainstorm, making cleanup afterward a breeze. Or for you show car that has a soft clear coat that scratches easily, you will have a little more reassurance when washing the vehicle or wiping it down at a show.
Q: Do I really need to do all cleaning steps?
A: We strongly encourage that you do every preparation step but it is not a nessecity! The visible results and longevity of the protection from the coating require that the paint be as bare and perfect as possible, first by claying with Adam’s Visco Clay Bar and Detail Spray to remove bonded contamination, then machine polishing with the appropriate pads and polishes to remove or reduce the appearance of scratches, imperfections, and swirl marks, and then finally with the Coating Prep solution to remove any polish residue, pad dust, etc. Even brand new vehicles should be cleaned thoroughly, as they could still have contamination from being transported, swirl marks and so on. Once the coating is applied, any imperfections on the surface underneath the coating will remain there, so you will want the bare paint to look its absolute best before coating it.
Q: Is there a need to apply two coats of Adam’s Paint Coating?
A: No, a second coat is not necessary. There is no benefit to layering an additional coat of Paint Coating, as it will not change the hardness factor, but you can apply Adam’s Ceramic Boost once the coating has properly cured for 24-48 hours. Ceramic Boost will leave the surface even more slick and enhance the hydrophobic, water-repelling nature of the coating. Save the remaining coating in the bottle for any repair work later if you would have to machine polish a panel out to correct any new scratches or swirls or imperfections you may have accidentally missed when initially applying the coating.
Q: What happens if I get this on the trim next to the paint?
A: Avoid applying Adam’s Paint Coating to any trim surface. Plastic and rubber trim need to be very thoroughly cleaned before a ceramic coating like Adam’s Trim Coating is applied, for the trim to have a uniform appearance. If Paint Coating is accidentally applied to small portions of trim, it may leave an unpleasant appearance to the trim. It would be best to protect trim with Adam’s Trim Coating prior to applying Paint Coating to any panels, or alternatively tape off the trim areas with detailing tape or painter’s tape.
Q: Why is the cure time so long?
A: The time that it takes for the coating to cure depends on ambient conditions (temperature, humidity, air flow, etc.). The recommended time frame of 24-48 hours covers most typical application conditions. However, certainly use common sense (do not apply outside during winter temps). Also, be aware that simply wiping away the coating residue with a microfiber towel does not mean it is cured. The coated surface needs 24-48 hours to fully cure before getting damp/wet or getting exposed to residue from additional products that might be used on the paint.
Q: What is the hardness rating of this coating?
Adam’s Paint Coating has a hardness rating of 7H on the Pencil Hardness Test. This test determines resistance to scratches on a coated surface by using pencils and other materials of specific hardness ratings. A 9H rated coating would be slightly more durable, but may also require more effort to remove later when you wish to polish a vehicle again. What this means is that Adam’s Paint Coating is a very durable coating but it still has a reduced possibility of being scratched while still allowing it to be removed with a machine polisher and not resorting to wet sanding to remove the coating.
Q: Can I remove Adam’s Paint Coating after it cures?
A: Yes. Adam’s Paint Coating can be removed by machine polishing. It must be removed by machine due to it forming a much stronger bond with the painted surface of the vehicle than our other wax and sealant products. Adam’s Correcting Polish with an Orange Foam Pad or Microfiber Cutting Pad should be enough to remove the coating for any follow-up polishing work, or to repair improper application/curing of the coating.
Q: Will Adam’s Strip Wash, Visco Clay Bar, or Revive Hand Polish remove this coating?
A: No. Chemicals and hand polishing will not remove the coating. Only wear and tear over time or machine polishing with the appropriate cutting pad and polish will remove the coating.
Q: Is this product safe for all paint types?
A: Yes for the most part. Adam’s Paint Coating can be applied to single stage, base coat/clear coat, and lacquer finishes, but it is imperative to follow all preparation steps and directions for best results. This coating can be used on matte and satin paint finishes as well, but it may add unwanted levels of shine to the surface.
Q: Can you still use other waxes over Adam’s Paint Coating?
A: Yes, you can apply Americana Paste Wax or Buttery Wax over Adam’s Paint Coating after it has fully cured; however, they are not totally necessary and they may lessen the effect of the water-repelling properties of the ceramic coating. Add more shine, protection, and a slick surface to this coating with Adam’s Ceramic Boost instead, developed specifically to work with ceramic coatings.
Q: Can Liquid Paint Sealant or H2O Guard & Gloss be layered over the Paint Coating?
A: Adding a sealant like Adam’s Paint Sealant or Adam’s H2O Guard & Gloss on top of Adam’s Paint Coating after it has fully cured is an option to have an additional layer of protection, but they are not necessary either and could lessen the hydrophobic effect of the coating as well. Add more shine, protection, and a slick surface to this coating with Adam’s Ceramic Boost instead, developed specifically to work with ceramic coatings.
Q: Can the applicator or towel be cleaned and reused?
A: No. The product cures hard and cannot be cleaned from the applicator or towel, so careful application is important. While additional applicators will be available for purchase, keep in mind that each applicator can be used for more than one application/vehicle, since each has 6 total sides. Just clean, clay, polish, and prep all paint first, then over the course of one morning/afternoon/evening, apply the Paint Coating to all each body panel one at a time, so the coating does not cure in the applicator while you would be polishing the next body panel. The plush towel that is used to wipe the coating from the painted areas cannot be cleaned, so it should be discarded afterward.
Q: Why is this product so expensive?
A: Ceramic coatings are expensive, and our bottle is 50ml, which will provide enough product for one or two normal size sedans, provided it is stored and maintained properly. Always replace the cap immediately after dispensing the product onto the applicator each time, and store the product in a cool, dark place.
Q: Why is it only offered in a kit?
A: Since the preparation/cleaning and application methods and techniques are important and unique for this product, we wanted the kit to have all the items needed to provide a good result. There was concern that initially selling individual bottles of Paint Coating and Coating Prep solution might result in customers that might not have the other required products, or that their existing towels might have other residues that could impede the cleaning/prep and the application of the coating. In addition, the plush towel that is used for wiping the coating from the paint will need to be discarded, since the coating will cure and cannot be cleaned out of the towel.
Q: Can Adam’s Paint Coating be used on headlights?
A: Yes, Adam’s Paint Coating can be used on headlights. Follow all preparation and application steps that you would use for applying the coating to a painted surface.
Q: Can Adam’s Paint Coating be used on glass?
A: No. We do not recommend using Adam’s Paint Coating on exterior glass. For best results on glass, use Adam’s Glass Sealant instead.
Q: Can Adam’s Paint Coating be used on smooth painted plastic?
A: Yes, you can use Paint Coating on smooth painted plastic like gloss black B and C-pillars on doors and so on. Follow the same prep and process as you do when applying to other painted surfaces.
Q: Can Adam’s Paint Coating be used on exterior textured plastic and rubber trim?
A: No. Due to strength and hardness of this coating, we do not recommend using it on textured plastic or rubber trim of your vehicle. For best results on exterior plastic and rubber trim, use Adam’s Trim Coating instead.
IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS: CLEAN FIRST!
It is imperative to have a completely clean surface before applying Adam’s Paint Coating to a vehicle for the product to adhere to the surface, work properly, and have a uniform appearance. Applying to a dirty surface can cause some areas to look dull or discolored compared to other areas.
1. Wash vehicle as thoroughly as possible following proper methods in our instructional videos. Dry vehicle – Do Not use any chemicals to help as a drying aid, such as Detail Spray or H2O Guard &Gloss.
2. Move vehicle indoors. Vehicle must remain indoors for 24 hours after applying Adam’s Paint Coating for proper curing time.
3. The more preparation you do to the vehicle surface before applying Adam’s Paint Coating, the easier it will be to apply and the better it will look. You want the surface as clean and bare as possible.
3a. Clay the painted surfaces if necessary using Adam’s Visco Clay Bar, with Detail Spray as a lubricant for the clay, to remove bonded contamination from the clear coat.
3b. Machine polish (or hand polish) the painted surfaces following our instructional videos to remove any imperfections.
3c. Once the coating has been applied and cured, you would have to machine polish it off if there are any imperfections underneath the coating that were not fixed prior to applying.
4. After all paint surfaces have been clayed and polished, continue the cleaning process by using Adam’s Coating Prep to leave the paint bare and free of any residue.
5. Spray Adam’s Coating Prep directly into a clean Single Soft Towel or onto the paint surface, then wipe the surface to remove any traces of polish residue.
6. Put on the set of supplied rubber gloves to avoid any coating contact with your skin – Adam’s Paint Coating will make the applicator sticky.
7. Pour several drops of Paint Coating onto the supplied microfiber applicator. Immediately secure
the cap back onto the bottle to avoid premature curing of the product inside of the bottle.
8. Wipe the applicator onto the paint in approximately a 2-foot by 2-foot area or less, in up-down or left-right movements, using even pressure across the surface. Ensure that the Paint Coating fully covers the area. You may need to wipe back and forth a few times to level the coating properly.
9. After approximately 30 seconds, coating will have a rainbow effect in appearance. Allow it to continue to haze for 2-3 minutes, then use a second clean Single Soft Towel to quickly wipe away all residue – do not allow Ceramic Paint Coating to dry on any painted surfaces! If the coating begins drying too much when wiping it from the paint, use a small amount of Adam’s Brilliant Glaze on the towel to help remove the product from the paint.
10. Move onto the next area of the paint, repeating Steps 7-9 – front fenders, doors, and so on. Do not apply any other products to the paint or expose the paint to any moisture for 24 hours.
11. Discard the microfiber applicator afterward. It is a single-use item that will harden as it dries when used with Adam’s Paint Coating. Discard the Single Soft Towel used to wipe off the coating residue as well.
12. After 24 hours, add even more protection and shine by applying a layer of Adam’s Ceramic Boost. Lightly spray Ceramic Boost onto paint surface, spread the product evenly with a premium Adam’s Microfiber Towel, and then flip the towel over or use a second towel to buff away any residue.