Preparing is the key to a successful application and it’s crucial to do it properly, otherwise, you may be in serious trouble mate.

And by trouble I mean, seriously negative results.

Don’t worry though, in this article we will break down all the reasons why should you prepare before applying a ceramic coating and what will happen if you don’t.

What Will Happen If You Skip Preparation

What Will Happen If You Skip Preparation

Look, guys, it’s guaranteed. If you do proper preparation before application, you’ll have the best possible results. This involves washing the car, clay bar, IPA, polish, and some other steps the provide a smoother, better surface for you to work on.

This all sounds easy peasy right?

See, many people find this process extremely hard and some of them even skip this part, thus, the outcome is bad, they make bad reviews about the ceramic coating and so on.

And you know what’s the worst part of the story? You’ll have to go buy another nanoceramic coating, remove the old one and apply it from scratch, so ask yourself, does a small prep step worth the fuss?

The chances to save the failed ceramic coating are close to 0.

In short, don’t skip the preparation man. Now, some of the negatives of skipping the prep are:

  • Reduced Luster
    Although many ceramic coating products are easily applied, the shine they offer will truly amaze you. However, if you don’t do the necessary preparation the outcome will just no be supreme.
    A nanoceramic coating is made from SiO2, meaning that it’s a really thin hard layer of glass. This enhances the shine, but if you haven’t removed any contaminants it’ll happen the exact opposite.
  • Reduced Hydrophobic Properties
    Normally, a ceramic coating offers complete hydrophobic protection, but in some cases, this doesn’t happen. The reason behind hydrophobic failure is due to the weak bond, caused by poor preparation.
  • It Wears Off
    Failing to prepare the surfaces properly will truly waste your time and money. If the ceramic coating doesn’t correctly bond with a clean and smooth surface, your nano coating will wear off pretty fast because contaminants will not let the coating penetrate the pores.


If you are going to spend money on your vehicle, you should make it worth it. Don’t just do whatever it comes in your mind or you’ll spend all the ceramic coating and have a negative outcome. If you are not sure how to do it you can always hire a professional installer to do the job for you.

In short, if you want to protect your car from UV rays, oxidation, scratches, and more, you should consider doing the preparation correctly and without skipping any part.

There is no middle in nanotechnology, either you go hard or you go home.

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Constantine Stephan

Constantine Stephan is the Founder and Chief Editor of Nanex.

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