Absolutely. Of course, better to have any of that light damage on the ceramic as opposed to the paint, and I plan to take mine back to the detailer once a year for a touch-up that should bring things back to new. My detailer also advised not going too long between washes if you care about light scratches and eteching, as more dirt build-up will ultimately mean more opportunity for abrasive stuff to get dragged across the car.And proof that a ceramic coating is not bullet proof.
Nice - mine will probably need the same once Taggarts in Glasgow have had their 4th go at fixing the scratches and swirlies they introduced the car to on its first day.I parted company with £650 to get mine ceramic coated. Got it back today. No more swirls for me. Shiiiiny
Another colourI don't really fancy spending £650 on a car that I'm only leasing for 2 years. And they could then charge me to remove it!
Is there any products I can buy to stop it?
What matters most is how you wash it. Don't let anybody else wash it and don't use any automatic car washes. Wash it yourself with a two bucket system. There are lots of good videos out there on how best to do this.Another colour
any black car is a high risk of showing up imperfections - but if it is only swirlies, then a good waxing will keep it at bay, you will just have to keep on top of it
I am just lazy.....
I’ve had black cars exclusively for the past 15 years, welcome to the life. Best you can do is keep the paint protected with wax or ceramic, and remove abrasive/acidic substances like droppings or sap as soon and gently as possible. Even ceramic is not full protection and can etch or swirl, but helps from damaging the paint itself. That and a good detail once a year should keep things looking generally lovely.Just noticed a huge bird shit on the front bonnet.
Wiped it with my trusty car cleaning mitt and afterwards it has already left swirl marks in the paint! How on earth am I going to avoid those?
It might have looked worse because I had a torch to it, but I didn't expect it to be quite so bad.
An alternative to the 2 bucket system, I'd recommend, is high pressure self-service contactless wash at a car wash facility. I'm quite satisfied with it and they recycle most of the runoff water, so it's good for the environment too. 🙂Wash it yourself with a two bucket system.
The one I visit charges by the second; but it only counts when I am pressing on the trigger of one of the high pressure hoses. Overall, a thorough wash of the car and mats, vacuum cleaning, underbody rinsing, drying etc. costs me about 150 NOK (12-13 GBP).Average awareness and common sense must be so much higher in Norway. There is no way that the average bod in the UK would be allowed access to that many buttons! You would have to run classes at night school and then only pass off the ones that stayed awake. Looks amazing though, what's the cost for a day out at the car wash? Sorry, your man might have mentioned it but my language skills only get me beer in warmer climates.