How To Apply Mothers CMX Ceramic Coating

Mothers CMX automotive ceramic coating is a super-hydrophobic protective coating designed to repel water and dirt from the paint surface. It’s also referred to as nano, quarts or SiO2 (Silicon Dioxide) technology; it is used by professional automotive detailers and hard-core car enthusiasts to give a deep glossy shine with ultra long-lasting durability. In the past, applying a Ceramic coating has been expensive and out of reach for domestic home use. Now they’ve made it simple, just spray on and wipe off with a game-changing SiO2 and TiO2 (Titanium Dioxide) blend. We’ve written up a quick how to apply guide to get the best results for a glossy finish and a long lasting shine.

The following steps are listed to give the best result possible for most vehicles. If your paintwork is new or in great condition, you may not need to clay or correct your paintwork before applying.

Using Mothers Car Wash, wash your vehicle to ensure all dirt and grime is removed.

Recommend using two bucket method with clean water and suds in one bucket and fresh water in the second bucket to rinse dirty sponge/mitt.

Step 1 – Wash Car

Using Mothers Car Wash, wash your vehicle to ensure all dirt and grime is removed.

Recommend using two bucket method with clean water and suds in one bucket and fresh water in the second bucket to rinse dirty sponge/mitt.

Step 2 – Paint Preparation

Next, we need to remove any stubborn contaminants using a Mothers Clay Bar or Mothers Speed Clay

Using half a bar of Clay, knead it with your fingers into a nice flat working surface.

Lubricate an area around half a metre square with either the lubricant that came with your Mothers Clay Kit and then rub the clay over the panel in long linear motions. If using Mothers Speed Clay, use either the Mothers Instant Detailer or suds from the Mothers Car Wash as the lubricant.

Don’t press too hard as you should feel the clay begin to pick up and remove contaminants as you work.

Fold your clay into itself, and knead it back into shape between each section, and dispose of it if you drop it on the ground in order to prevent any grit or other particles from scratching your paint.

Once you complete a section, and the clay glides over your paintwork with no resistance, wipe away any excess detailer or lubricant with a clean microfibre towel and move on until the whole car is complete.

Step 3 – Paint Correction

Now the surface has been deep cleaned from dirt, grime and contaminants, we can now look at scratches, swirls and faded paint.

We’re looking to correct the paint to a smooth surface for the ceramic coating to bond with and give that deep glass-like finish.

Mothers Rubbing Compound, Mothers Scratch Remover or Mothers Pure Polish are all high quality paint correction products ideal for use prior to applying CMX Ceramic Spray Coating.  Mothers Rubbing Compound will remove coarser swirls, scratches and imperfections, Mothers Scratch Remover and Pure Polish will restore flaws from everyday use.

A defect free finish with a deep gloss and shine will give you the best long term results, ensuring that you remove all polish residue once CMX is applied.

 

Step 4 – CMX Ceramic Coating

Ensure the panel is cool to touch and clear of dust. Working in small sections, lightly spray the Mothers CMX Ceramic Coating onto  a suitable MLH Microfibre Applicator or Microfibre Towel.

Spread out the product evenly across the surface until it starts to disappear. Wait a few minutes for the ceramic coating to bond with the surface.

Once cured lightly buff the surface with a soft clean dry MLH Microfibre Towel. If the product dries on the surface reapply a little CMX onto the affected area to redistribute the coating and allow to cure without letting it dry.  Repeat process around the vehicle.

Step 5 -ENJOY!

Your vehicle should now have a liquidity glass like appearance with a show car shine, time to get out and enjoy your ride!