Does Ceramic Coating Take A Long Time To Cure? - Detailing World

Does Ceramic Coating Take A Long Time To Cure?

Does Ceramic Coating Take A Long Time To Cure Detailing World

When you apply a ceramic coating to your vehicle’s surface, it will be protected against damage from acid rain, insect splatters, UV rays, and other potential road hazards. Due to its hydrophobic properties, a ceramic coating will protect your vehicle from rain and other harmful liquids, making liquids bead up and roll off the surface. But did you know that a ceramic coating can fail, if you do not give it enough time to cure? Does ceramic coating require a lengthy curing time? What are the best preparation and maintenance products for ceramic coatings? Read this article from Detailing World to find out the answers to all these questions and more!

The Curing Time Of Ceramic Coating

Following the application of a ceramic coating to the entire vehicle, the following points should be considered in order to allow for effective curing and optimum protection.

  • The solution will dry up during the curing stage and become more solid. The wind, humidity, and temperature of the surrounding environment affect how long the curing process takes.
  • Most manufacturers will provide you with a time range for the coating to cure before being driven. In most cases, you will be required to wait between 24 and 48 hours, however, the curing period may take as long as three weeks, depending on the characteristics of the surrounding environment.
  • During this time, you should ensure that no liquids come into contact with your car. It’s best to park your vehicle in the garage while it is curing.
  • You must have environmental control and the ability to prevent contamination from airborne particles while the coating is curing.

The best pre and post-care products for ceramic coatings

3D Ceramic Coating Kit - 30ml.

3D Ceramic Coating Kit - 30ml

Wrap the3D Suede Applicatoraround the 3D foam block and apply enough coating to cover the flat surface of the suede.

Spread the coat evenly using a cross-hatch pattern (side-to-side and then up-and-down strokes). Work in sections.

The weather will determine the size of the section you want to work with. Temperature and humidity can affect how quickly the product dries.

Apply more product if the suede dries up.

Wait 30 seconds, and buff the product with a clean, soft microfiber towel.

If the surface feels oily after buffing, wait a few more seconds and wipe it off again.

Carpro Eraser 16.9oz

Carpro Eraser 16.9oz

CARPRO Eraser was specifically designed to remove polishing oils for inspection and before applying CQUARTZ or any other coating, wax, or sealant.  

Until now, IPA (isopropyl alcohol) and water mixtures have been used by the majority of the industry to remove polish residue and fillers from auto paint before a wax or paint sealant is applied. This step allows you to check your work following compounding, which ensures a clean paint surface on which the LSP (last step product) can bond. IPA loosens oil, but that oil can be spread around or redeposited as you wipe the paint. That's where CARPRO Eraser goes a step further...

The Eraser utilizes a unique blend of surfactants to dissolve oils and pull them into the microfiber towel. The Eraser breaks down polish residue and removes polishing dust as you wipe. Due to its patented formula, it has the added bonus of cleaning better than an ordinary IPA. The Eraser allows everyone to get a clean surface before applying CQUARTZ. Furthermore, with this unique blend from CARPRO, you will not find even a hint of that nasty IPA smell when using Eraser.


  • Panel wipe and cleanser designed to dissolve oil particles and remove polish residue to prepare the paintwork for ceramic coatings, sealants, and waxes.
  • It contains anti-static components to resist dust after wiping. The paint will stay dust-free while you're in the process of applying CQUARTZ.
  • It has no silicone and is completely safe for use in paint shops and body shops.
  • Pleasing scent.
  • Prepare your vehicle for the best results with CQUARTZ by erasing oil and polish residue.
  • pH 7

HydroSilex Surface Prep Spray

Hydrosilex Surface Prep Gallon

HydroSilex Surface Prep Spray ( Rewind ) is a wax and grease remover that is ideal to use prior to installing HydroSilex ceramic coatings. For the ceramic coating to bond properly, the surface needs to be clean from any wax residue.

Americana Ceramic Aftercare Soap 16 oz

Americana Ceramic Aftercare Soap 16oz

Americana Global Ceramic Aftercare Soap is the ultimate 2-in-1 automotive shampoo. Infused with advanced technology, the Americana Global Ceramic Maintenance Shampoo is a multipurpose car soap used by professional detailers and DIY enthusiasts worldwide. It has been formulated to work with professional-grade nano ceramic coatings offered by Ceramic Pro and other coating companies that provide DIY ceramic coatings.

This luxury car shampoo is a pH-neutral formulation with aggressive surfactants that remove contaminants that bond to ceramic coatings, leaving a crisp and clean surface. This makes it perfect for eliminating caked-on debris or sticky substances and allows the ceramic coating to maintain and showcase its hydrophobic and protective qualities.

Our highly concentrated ceramic soap can be used as a prepping shampoo or decontamination car wash – before applying a paint protection coating, pre-wash in foam guns or foam cannons or maintenance with your two-bucket method car wash. The di