How do you wash a ceramic coated car?

I have ceramic coating on the outside of my car to protect the paint. I want to start washing it at home, but I’m not sure where to begin. How do you wash a ceramic coated car?

Find out if you’re getting ripped off on your car insurance in less than two minutes.
No spam · No long forms · No fees
Find savings (100% Free)
rating white
3.5k Ratings
Answer provided by
Payton Ternus
Answered on Apr 15, 2022
Just like car insurance, your car washing method and materials should be customized to your car.
Since your car has a ceramic coating, you have two at-home methods to choose from when you wash your car: the two-bucket method and the pressure washer method. Here’s how:
Two-bucket method:
  • Pre-rinse your car with pressure washer or hose
  • Wash the car using a wash mitt, a bucket for soap, and a bucket for water
  • Rinse the car the same way as you pre-rinsed
  • Dry the car with compressed air, a leaf blower, or a microfiber towel
  • Use a ceramic coating maintenance spray
Pressure washer method:
  • Pre-rinse the car
  • Pour snow foam shampoo and water (as instructed by shampoo instructions) into the foam cannon
  • Attach the foam cannon to your pressure washer and spray shampoo on your car
  • Rinse the foam from the car after letting it sit for around 5 minutes
  • Dry the car with compressed air, a leaf blower, or a microfiber towel
  • Use a ceramic coating maintenance spray
Remember—park out of the sun before you begin washing your car to avoid water spots or streaks!
You can wash your car at home in a few easy steps, and it’s just as easy to save money on car insurance with Jerry. The comparison app finds the best savings on the market, takes care of the paperwork, and can even help you cancel your old policy. On average, Jerry users save $887 per year on car insurance!

Here to save on car and home insurance? Great, you do that. We’ll do everything else.

Sign up in under a minute.
No need to fill out forms or shop around. Sign up in 45 seconds to start saving. Jerry does the rest.
Jerry collects and analyzes your current coverage.
Say hello to Jerry, your new insurance agent. We’ll contact your insurance company, review your current plan, then find the coverage that fits your needs and saves you money.
Get the best options before your renewal.
Jerry does all the picky, busy work by comparing prices and coverage from more than 50+ insurance companies. We compare what we find to your current policy and offer you the three best options before every renewal.

Easiest way to compare and buy car insurance

No long forms
No spam or unwanted phone calls
Quotes from top insurance companies
Find insurance savings — it's 100% free