A ceramic coating is a chemical polymer solution that’s applied to the exterior of a vehicle to protect the paint from any damage. It’s a very handy protective coating that offers many benefits: it’s extremely strong, it looks great, and it’s great at protecting the layer of paint underneath. Unfortunately, one downside to ceramic coatings is that they don’t last forever. If a client rolls into your shop and their car has a ceramic coating on it, there could be a chance that that coating needs to be removed and replaced.
So, how do you remove a ceramic coating? The removal process can be performed using several different methods, two of which are presented here. Continue reading to find out what they are!
Put Your Polishing Mastery to the Test
Throughout your professional career in auto body work, you’ll notice that machine polishing is one effective method to use for ceramic coating removal. Polishing requires you to use a good amount of lubricant and sandpaper on the vehicle’s exterior surface. Start polishing away, until you see that ceramic coating starts to wear off from the high spots. You’ll then proceed by bringing the heavy-duty stuff in to get your polishing finished up. You can use a padded orbital polisher with a polishing compound to apply the compound and spread it around the surface of the vehicle. This will help to manually scrape away the ceramic coating.