When looking at our 3 different offerings of coatings, it’s best to think of them in terms of thickness/ overall durability. Our Spray Coating and Paint Coating are thinner coatings, Paint being the thicker of the two, but designed especially to let the gloss beneath the surface truly shine to its full potential. With Adam’s UV Ceramic Wheel Coating, it’s the thickest of the formulations to hold up against brake dust, road salt, higher heat elements, and a variety of other elements. As with all of Adam’s Ceramic formulations, these products are tested to the harshest alkaline and acid conditions prior to any real-life testing, meaning you’re getting a durable, versatile, and long-lasting coating!
Adam’s UV Ceramic Wheel Coating is a simple, ready to use system that combines versatility with ease of use. Throughout the time that we have offered a Ceramic Wheel coating, we currently have offered single soft towels or borderless grey towels depending on the kit, but we’ve learned the plusher the towel the more oils are taken away during the process.
Adam’s Ceramic Wheel Coating with UV removes the risks of missed sections and improper application. Upon application, you will use the same process as usual except now you have the ability to shine a UV light and indicate where you’ve applied the product, uneven areas, and a final wipe down inspection. This technology and unique chemistry were developed to make the process of ceramic coatings easier for the everyday user, and more thorough for the professional to ensure a thorough application is utilized. Not only will you be saving time during your ceramic coating process, but this technology will help you to master your skills and assurance in your craft.
The process still remains the same as this product looks completely invisible in your everyday environment! During the application process, the longer the coating rainbows and is exposed to more oxygen the more this coating will glow under UV light. This product goes on clear and under the radar, however, under 395 NM UV Light your unveiling the presence of the coating. With that being said, your regular maintenance washes have the ability to showcase your coating’s prominence on the surface and letting you know if a “re-up” of our ceramic maintenance items are needed!
Adam’s UV Ceramic Wheel Coating can be used on powder coated, satin finish, clear coated, and factory painted wheels without any significant change to the texture, sheen, or integrity of the wheels. This product should be applied in temperatures above 50 degrees and allowed to cure for 12-24 hours at a minimum. This kit is designed to be user-friendly and allows any consumer to apply a durable Ceramic Wheel Coating with ease.
“Can I layer this product to make it last longer?”Yes, of course, but that doesn’t mean layering this product 10 times will make it 10x longer— any application after 3 rounds will render the product redundant and still provide the same hydrophobic effects.
“What is Ceramic Glow Technology?”Ceramic Glow Technology is Adam’s Polishes Patent-Pending chemistry. It’s a crystalline form of an optical brightener that absorbs energy and emits light as it relaxes back down to a lower energy state.
“What’s the difference between fluorescence and phosphorescence?”Length of time that the light is emitted. Said another way, the amount of time it takes for the electrons to relax and quit releasing energy in the form of photons or light.
“Does the UV Coating act as a durability indicator?” No, it doesn’t. It’s currently offered as an application aid and utility for visualizing the coating. Lack of glow does not indicate lack of coating.
“Why does the product glow more intensely on some substrates than others?”Differences in porosity and the ability of the coating to penetrate and bond to different surfaces will cause different levels of film thickness. The thicker the film, the more intense the glow typically.
“Will my car glow blue in the sunlight?”No, because this coating is completely invisible and clear under standard light, the coating will only glow a bluish hue under the 395 NM UV light.
“Will this coating glow after being “charged” with the UV light?”No, since this coating is fluorescent and not phosphorescent, it will excite and glow only when the light is shone. Contrarily, “glow in the dark” items have a yellow/greenish hue from phosphorescent dyes-- these slowly become excited under any light and will diminish over the course of a few minutes.
“What can I use this on? Can I just use this on the whole car?”Adam’s UV Ceramic Wheel Coating provides protection to an extreme range of wheel finishes. Chrome, Painted, Powder Coated, Anodized, Polished, and Raw Aluminum wheels are all safe for this product.
“What happens if I forget a spot or end up with a high-spot?”If you forget a spot and you catch it in time (10-20 minutes after removal) simply reapply to that area and wipe off after 1-2 minutes. Reactivating the product will allow for easier removal. If left on for longer, we recommend Brilliant Glaze and a microfiber applicator, or machine polishing with Correcting Polish to fully remove the imperfection.
In addition the towels, we have completely revamped the Surface Prep used in the process. In each of our ceramic coating kits, we have previously supplied our Coating Prep with a 12% IPA mixture and an effective tool for the coating process. As we have furthered our ceramics offering and deeply invested ourselves into perfecting ceramics for both the professional and the consumer, we have realized that our previous Coating Prep had a tendency to slightly grab and wasn’t as slick as we wanted during our final wipe downs. We have worked diligently through countless iterations of our Surface Prep to perfect the formula for both easy application, fast evaporation, and effective removal for pre-protection applications.
In the detailing world, it’s become testament that preparation is key. Caring for your towels properly, polishing paint to perfection before ceramic coatings, claying the surface before applying wax… Detailing is a combination of compounding steps to ensure a perfect finish is achieved and properly maintained. The highest achievable rank of protection we have to offer is our state-of-the-art ceramic coatings, which require multiple steps to ensure a flawless application. The last step before the ceramic coating process is a thorough wipe with an IPA (Isopropyl Alcohol) based solution to remove any existing residues or surface contaminants left behind during the polishing process. If this step isn’t executed properly, all the hard work and efforts you’ve previously performed can all go to waste.
In the kit you’ll find:
1- 50ml UV Wheel Coating Bottle
1- 4oz Ceramic Boost
1- 4oz Surface Prep
2- Surface Prep Towels
2- Removal Towels
2- Micro Silk Applicators
1- Pair of Gloves
For Use on Wheels:
Step 1: Remove the 4oz bottle of Adam’s Surface Prep and supplied Surface Prep Towel and fold towel into fourths. Prepare your wheels and use the supplied 4oz bottle of Adam’s Surface Prep and Surface Prep towel to clean and degrease the surface of any existing protection or residual films. Spritz each surface with a direct spray and once into the towel to optimally clean the surface. For heavily contaminated wheels, we recommend a thorough cleaning with Adam’s Eco Wheel or standard Wheel Cleaner. In addition, a Fine Grade Clay bar and Detail Spray will help to remove any stubborn contamination from the barrels and/or faces.
Step 2: Remove the supplied UV Ceramic Wheel Coating bottle from the packaging and the pair of supplied gloves. With the gloves on, open and begin to dispense the coating onto the supplied Micro Silk applicator and begin the coating process. Begin to work the product into the surface, ensuring full coverage over the desired area. Cross hatching motions are favored during this process and overlapping your previous pass by 50%. During your time between passes, utilize Adam’s UV Handheld light for inspections. Take note of behind the spokes, in between the crevices of the wheel design, and around the valve stem and center cap areas. To ensure a thorough application, the light should shine and reveal an even and consistent bluish hue of light. If you notice streaking in the surfaces, level out with additional product and the used Micro Silk applicator. Since the product is being applied to a clear coated or finished surface, you will notice the product start to flash or “rainbow” after about 30 seconds to a minute depending on climate. For application on Matte/Satin wheels, you will not notice a rainbow, but still need to wipe away the excess after the allotted time. After 1-2 minutes, you are ready for removal of the coating.
Step 3: To begin the removal process, remove 1 of the supplied coating removal towels from the packaging and fold the towel into fourths. Begin wiping the coating and applying minimal pressure to the towel. Once fully removed, allow the coating to fully cure for 24 hours, free from elements or weathering. Not allowing optimal time will force the coating to cure with whatever elements touches it during the curing process. Once cured, you’re free to enjoy the open road and have coated, perfected wheels no matter how harsh the conditions.
Step 4 (Optional): To give your wheel coating that extra pop after application, spray Adam’s Ceramic Boost to the coating to top the coating with an added layer of silica enhancement. Apply as needed.