Maximizing GOAT Coat™: Tips for Proper Application

You've made a smart choice by opting for GOAT Coat™ Ceramic Coating Spray to protect and enhance your vehicle's appearance. Now, to ensure you get the best results, it's important to follow proper application techniques. In this blog post, we'll share some valuable tips and tricks for applying GOAT Coat™ to achieve a flawless finish and long-lasting protection.

Cleanliness Is Key

Before applying GOAT Coat™, your vehicle's surfaces must be spotless. Even tiny particles of dust, dirt, or contaminants can affect the coating's adhesion and overall performance. Here's how to prepare your vehicle:

  • Wash Thoroughly: Start with a thorough car wash using a high-quality car wash soap. Make sure to remove all dirt, grease, and residues.

  • Decontaminate: Use a clay bar or clay mitt to remove embedded contaminants like tar, tree sap, or industrial fallout. This step ensures a smooth surface for the coating.

  • Polish (If Necessary): If your vehicle has swirl marks, light scratches, or oxidation, consider using a fine automotive polish. This will help restore the paint's clarity and prepare it for the coating.

The Right Tools

Having the proper tools on hand will make the application process smoother and more effective. Here's what you'll need:

  • Microfiber Towels: High-quality microfiber towels are essential. They are gentle on your vehicle's surfaces and won't leave lint behind.

  • Applicator Pad: A soft foam applicator pad is ideal for applying GOAT Coat™. It allows for even distribution and a smooth finish.

  • Masking Tape: Use masking tape to protect areas you don't want to coat, such as rubber seals and plastic trim.

  • Gloves: Wear nitrile gloves to protect your hands and prevent oils from your skin from affecting the coating.

Proper Application Technique

Now that your vehicle is clean and you have your tools ready, it's time to apply GOAT Coat™. Follow these steps:

  1. Work in Sections: Divide your vehicle into manageable sections, like the hood, roof, or doors. This ensures you can focus on each area and prevent the coating from drying too quickly.

  2. Shake Well: Before application, shake the bottle of GOAT Coat™ thoroughly to mix the product.

  3. Apply Sparingly: You don't need to drench your vehicle in GOAT Coat™. Apply a few drops onto the applicator pad and start spreading it evenly in straight lines or crosshatch patterns.

  4. Overlap Strokes: As you work, overlap your strokes slightly to ensure complete coverage. Make sure you don't miss any spots.

  5. Check for High Spots: After applying GOAT Coat™ to a section, check for high spots or excess product. High spots may appear as streaks or smears. If you find any, use a clean, dry microfiber towel to gently buff them away.

  6. Wait for Curing: Allow GOAT Coat™ to cure for the recommended time, typically 1-2 minutes. This may vary depending on environmental conditions, so refer to the product instructions.

  7. Buff to Shine: Once the coating has cured, use a separate, clean microfiber towel to buff the surface to a high shine.

  8. Repeat as Necessary: Depending on your preferences and the conditions your vehicle faces, you may want to apply multiple coats. Allow each coat to cure before applying the next.

Maintenance Matters

To maximize the longevity of your GOAT Coat™ application, practice proper maintenance:

  • Use Recommended Products: Wash your coated vehicle with a pH-neutral car wash soap, and avoid harsh chemicals or abrasive wash mitts.

  • Top-Up as Needed: Depending on your vehicle's exposure to environmental factors, you may want to apply a maintenance spray or additional coats of GOAT Coat™ every few months.

  • Regularly Wash: Keeping your car clean prevents contaminants from adhering to the coating. Regular washing also ensures the coating maintains its hydrophobic properties.

By following these tips and techniques, you can ensure that your application of GOAT Coat™ is effective and long-lasting. This will keep your vehicle looking its best while benefiting from the protection this exceptional ceramic coating spray provides.

Back to blog