AFTER CARE?

SPS Coatings are strong enough to resist almost anything but we have a few tips to keep your finish looking great!

Congratulations on your brand new SPS graphene coating. On this page we will discuss how to care for your new coating.

SPS coatings are designed to protect your factory clear coat, to provide a protective shield against the elements, and to keep your vehicle looking new always. To maximize the effects of SPS and to ensure your investment is long-lasting, a few basic maintenance steps should be taken. With simple care, your coating will reward you for years to come.

AFTER CARE & WASHING TECHNIQUES

GRAPHENE DETAILER

SPS Graphene Detailer is designed for quick and easy application, saving you time and effort. The product gives a slick and smooth finish on all surfaces.

CAR WASHING TECHNIQUE

Car Wash

Wash on a bi-weekly basis to avoid excessive contamination build up.

Avoid washing in direct sunlight to minimize streaking and water spotting.

Wash from the top down leaving the dirtiest sections for last to avoid cross contamination.

Use the “two bucket” method – one bucket for rinsing your sponge/mitt and one for soapy water.

Use separate soap and sponge/mitt for wheels.

DRYING

Always dry completely and never leave to air-dry. Tap water contains minerals that may leave deposits creating water spots.

Use quality microfiber towels for best results and avoid aggressive wiping, allowing the material to absorb the water.

Polishing Car

What Not to Do and What to Do

DON'T

Car washes:

Automatic brush wash

Use dirty brush

Home Washing:

Don’t wash in direct sun

Don’t wax or polish

Don’t use abrasive towels

DO

Car washes:

Hand Wash

Touchless Wash

Home Washing:

Mild Car wash soap

Microfiber wash & dry

Wash in shade

A Few Last Care Tips

Removing Contaminants

SPS is extremely hydrophobic, this means most things will dissolve and be pulled off by SPS self-cleaning effect. Use SPS graphene detailer to remove bird droppings, bugs, and tree sap. Followed by wiping it off with a soft edge-less microfiber towel.

Washing schedule

For best results the car should be washed on a bi-weekly basis to avoid excessive contamination build-up. Use only recommended mild soaps. Avoid high volume brush style car washes, high PH detergent style cleaners, and bug/tar removers. Avoid washing in direct sunlight to minimize streaking and water spotting. Wash from the top down leaving the dirtiest sections for last to avoid cross-contamination. Use separate soap.

Washing methods

Standard home washing

Use a foam gun (optimal) or microfiber wash mitt to soap down the car. Rinse it off with a pressure washer (optimal) or hose. Dry with clean microfiber towels.

Spray ‘n wash self car washes

Select the high-pressure soap. Soap the car down (never use the provided brushes especially on the paint!). Rinse car off with the high-pressure rinse. Dry with clean microfiber towels.

Car washes

Touch-less car washes only. Never use a car wash with brushes! Never select the “spray wax” option.

Drying

 SPS graphene detailer is a great drying aid. Using graphene detailer and one damp microfiber to first dry the vehicle then follow by using the second microfiber to finish drying. This process will give you the best results.

Always dry completely and never leave to “air” dry. Tap water contains minerals that may leave deposits creating water spots.

Only use quality microfiber towels for best results and avoid aggressive wiping, allowing the material to absorb the water.

Spot Removal

Never use aggressive products to polish the coating or remove surface contamination.

Never use excessive force to remove spots.

Bird droppings, tar, sap, etc. should be removed as soon as possible to avoid temporary staining or hardening on the coating. Any staining left behind from bird droppings will break down over a few days without affecting the coating.

After Washing

Do not wax the coating, many products contain solvents and abrasives.  SPS graphene detailer is the recommended maintenance and aftercare product. Ask your local installer about purchasing SPS graphene detailer during your visit or order online.

Automated Washing

Always go to a touch-free wash! Using an automated car wash with brushes will void your warranty. SPS Graphene takes 2-3 days to achieve full hardness. Please handle with care and do not wash the vehicle for the first 2 weeks.

Annual Inspections

Annual Inspections are the recommended process for ensuring the coating is maintained and care for the vehicle is properly executed. Annual inspections should be carried out by an approved applicator within 30 days before the anniversary date of the last service to ensure peak performance and warranty validity. Although durable and long-lasting, annual inspections ensure maximum gloss and protection from SPS graphene coating.