How To Apply R1 Coatings™

R1 Coatings™ application is quick, simple, and can be applied right from your own home. Just follow our 6-step process and watch this video to see how it's done.

Any polishing or paint correction should be completed before applying R1 Coatings™. If you're happy with the condition of your finish, make sure your vehicle has been thoroughly washed and dried. When applying a coating, wear protective gloves. Your vehicle should be out of direct sunlight and in a well-ventilated area with good lighting.

  1. Clean the vehicle surface with R1 Coatings™ Prep to remove any remaining polish, wax, and surface contaminants. Mist on and wipe off with a clean microfiber towel.
  2. Starting with a small section or body panel, drip product along the length of the applicator block and apply in a cross-hatching pattern.
  3. Depending on conditions such as temperature and humidity, wait 1 to 3 minutes for product to cure or until there is a visible rainbow haze.
  4. Using 2 microfiber towels, use one to remove excess product and the second to polish to a clean shine. Be sure that all excess product is removed as any remaining product will be permanent.
  5. Repeat process, panel by panel, until entire vehicle is complete.
  6. Vehicle must be kept dry for at least 24 hours to allow product to fully cure and harden.


For added protection, a second coat can be applied. Wait at least 1 hour between coats.

To enhance protection, apply R1 Coatings™ Revive after 45 to 60 minutes of application or at any time after curing. Application is quick, simple, and recommended to use 2-4 times a year after washing.

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