Application Instructions

How To Apply Video:

Step by Step Directions:

  • Step 1:

    To ensure optimal results, mist on R1 Coatings® Prep and wipe off with a clean microfiber towel to remove any polish, wax, and surface contaminants.

  • Step 2:

    Starting with a small section (approximately 3ft x 3ft), drip coating along the length of the applicator block. Apply in a cross-hatching pattern.

  • Step 3:

    Depending on conditions such as temperature and humidity, wait about a minute for product to cure or until there is a visible rainbow haze.

  • Step 4:

    Fold a clean microfiber towel into an 8in. x 8in. square to remove excess coating. Moving in a cross-hatch pattern, lightly wipe in even strokes. It will take several light passes to level the coating. The goal is to level the coating for maximum durability while NOT removing too much of the coating.

    Switch over to a separate, clean microfiber towel. Using minimal pressure, remove any remaining product haze or residue to polish and achieve a mirror shine.

  • Step 5:

    Repeat steps 2 through 4, section by section, until the entire vehicle has been coated.

  • Step 6:

    Vehicle should be kept dry for at least 24 hours. Slickness will increase as the product continues to harden and cure during this time.

    Applying a second coat?

    Wait 1 hour before doing so. A 24-hour curing window is still required after the final coat is applied.

Additional Coating Instruction Info:

Before Application:

  • Any paint correction or polishing should be completed beforehand
  • Wash and dry vehicle thoroughly before coating
  • Work in a ventilated, well-lit area
  • Avoid direct sunlight
  • Wear protective gloves
  • Take your time and work thoroughly

After Application:

  • Inspect vehicle in full daylight and view from various angles to ensure that all excess product has been removed. Once the product is fully cured, it is difficult to remove.

Coating Tips:

  • For added protection, a second coat can be applied. Wait at least 1 hour between coats.
  • To enhance protection, apply R1 Coatings® Revive after 60 minutes of application or at any time after curing. Application is quick, simple, and can be applied after washes as desired.
  • Application blocks and towels used for coating application and removal should be disposed of after use.