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    Re: applying ceramic for the first time,

    Quote Originally Posted by jojokoko View Post
    dammit it seems like i will have to find another detailer then ! my car is already coated ! they need to Remove the old coat, by polishing, clay and decontaminate, then polish again after claying, use IPA, and its all up to me then to install the new coat.
    You should still do it before they polish. After years the bonded contaminants are on your coating (or whatever is left of it), not under it. So you're just removing those in order for them to polish without adding more swirls. The polish will remove whatever is left and give you a surface that is ready to accept a new coating. After a prep wipe, of course.
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    Re: applying ceramic for the first time,

    Quote Originally Posted by Coatingsarecrack View Post
    They can polish once after the other steps even if your removing a coating. Claying, Iron remover, Trix (tar remover). All are gonna remove bonded contamination which will be on top of your old coating. Once removed polish and bingo.

    Still say if your gonna spend $300 buy a g8 and do it yourself. Not hard at all just gotta be a little careful.


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    well that's good to know, so any issue if reapply trix and ironx then IPA AGAIN before i install the coating ?

    am gonna use the Lite this time and judging from the videos and what everyone says its a pretty straight forward job so not worried really,

    thanks a lot for your advises guys !...

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    Re: applying ceramic for the first time,

    If it’s already polished I’d not use Iron-X/Trix. Save it for when Lite is done and you’re getting the car ready for a new application.
    Bruno Soares


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    Re: applying ceramic for the first time,

    Quote Originally Posted by jojokoko View Post
    well that's good to know, so any issue if reapply trix and ironx then IPA AGAIN before i install the coating ?

    am gonna use the Lite this time and judging from the videos and what everyone says its a pretty straight forward job so not worried really,

    thanks a lot for your advises guys !...
    Note a pro buy any means but I parked in a holiday in parking lot for like 15 mins......

    Applying trix and iron X twice prolly over kill.

    I would:

    Pressure wash
    Foam cannon if you have
    Wash (I like to use one wash bucket with 7-8 MF mitts)
    Dry
    Iron X
    Rinse
    Trix where needed
    Rinse
    Dry.

    Then IPA. I like CP Eraser or Gyeon prep over IPA. Don’t know if it’s actually better but made for that prep.

    Also don’t remember who posted above but really all this should be done before polish. Lil overkill to do again after but a Geek’s gotta geek.... go for it and good luck

    And remember polish and oil removal most important so invest in one of the above mentioned.... actually maybe Gtechnic panel wipe.... ice heard good things...


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    Re: applying ceramic for the first time,

    Quote Originally Posted by jojokoko View Post
    well that's good to know, so any issue if reapply trix and ironx then IPA AGAIN before i install the coating ?
    Why? If it is going back home after the detail shop then it won't have time for ferrous contaminants to get on the paint.

    If anything wash it with a soap that contains no wax, prep wipe (Eraser or equivalent) and coat. IPA is ok but it won't have enough lubrication which could potentially marr the surface. Get yourself some Eraser and use that after a wash.

    No need to overthink or complicate the process.

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