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How Do You Apply a Ceramic Coating Like Armor Shield IX?

Applying Armor Shield IX is a super simple procedure. Sure, the required prep work is a tad on the time-consuming side, but once that’s knocked out, the ceramic application process is smoother than a lubed-up slip-and-slide. Here are some main points

How Many Layers of Armor Shield IX Ceramic Coating Should I Apply?

We formulated Armor Shield IX so that it can bond with virtually any porous surface that is solid in structure and repel all manner of foreign matter, including other surface protectants. That's why only 1–2 layers of Armor Shield IX are all that is

How do I Reapply a Ceramic Coating?

Eventually, even the best ceramic coating product will begin to wear thin, with high-quality DIY nano ceramic coatings, like Armor Shield IX, lasting anywhere from 2–5 years on average. While the reapplication of the ceramic coating itself is the exa

Can I Apply Ceramic Coating on Plastic Trim?

Indubitably! Applying a ceramic coating to plastic trim is a great way to restore faded plastic trim pieces and unpainted fender flares to showroom condition. In fact, you can apply Armor Shield IX to any surface that is porous and solid, including t

Can Armor Shield IX Be Applied to Decals, Paint Protection Films, Fiberglass, Carbon Fiber, and Vinyl Wraps?

Damn, skippy! Armor Shield IX is proven to provide protection to vinyl decals and wraps, paint striping, carbon fiber components, paint protection films (PPF), fiberglass, and much more. If it’s solid and porous, Armor Shield IX will bond with it and

Can I Drive My Car While a Ceramic Coat is Drying?

While drying time only takes about 5–minutes, Armor Shield IX requires a full 48–hours of cure time before it is deemed safe for outdoor usage. While some people claim that it is fine to drive a vehicle while its ceramic coat is curing, there’s a lot

Can I Ceramic Coat My Wheels?

Nano ceramic coatings, like Armor Shield IX, bond beautifully with aluminum alloy wheels, regardless of whether they are powder coated, dripping with chrome, or constructed from carbon fiber. Just make sure that you are applying the coating to wheels

Can I Apply Armor Shield IX on Windows and Glass?

Last we checked, automotive glass was still solid, so damn right, you can protect it with Armor Shield IX. Mirrors, windows, windshields, headlights, and more can all be ceramic coated. The key to a successful ceramic coating application on a glass s

Does Humidity Impact the Ceramic Coating Application Process?

Humid air slows the curing process to a crawl. If prolonged for too long, the humidity will leave you with an oily-looking, uneven ceramic coating. A good rule of wrenching is to avoid applying Armor Shield IX if humidity levels are anywhere above 70

Can Armor Shield IX Be Used On Chrome?

Yes, Armor Shield IX has the ability to protect most chrome-coated and chrome-treated surfaces. Chrome is porous, which allows the nano-coating to seep into its microscopic imperfections and pockets, thus producing an extremely flat and strong layer

Can Armor Shield IX Work on Convertible Soft Cloth Tops?

Unfortunately, no. While there are some ceramic coating products out there that can temporarily bond with soft surfaces, Armor Shield IX is not one of them. Armor Shield IX is a nano-ceramic coating, therefore it is designed to only work with solid s

Can You Use Armor Shield IX On Motorcycles?

Absolutely. Armor Shield IX works great on multiple motorcycle surfaces, including windscreens, fuel tanks, body panels, cylinder heads, forks, and much more. Just remember to NEVER apply a ceramic coating to tires, rubberized or silicone grips, seat