If you want to give someone the gift of DIY-ing, this is absolutely perfect. It comes with all the tools that you need to do ceramic coating with and the receiver will instantly fall in love with it. Although it might not last as long as the manufacturers claim, it still beats many counterparts in this matter.
Color N Drive 9H Ceramic Coating Review
The Color N Drive is a care package for your car and it looks like it. The kit includes a bottle with a spray nozzle and an extra vial in case you need more. Both can cover up to 2 cars and you’ll be able to give at least 2 coatings to each.
The instruction manual that comes with it is like a “Thank You” note. They do express their gratitude before giving you the details. It is just so refreshing, you can’t throw it away!
The indentations include the spray bottle and the additional bottle containing the product along with 2 circular sponge applicators. They look quite dainty, almost like a powder puff. The sponge applicators are infused with particles that help in burnishing the product in the paint effectively.
The package is complete with the happy addition of a spreading microfiber towel, a shining microfiber towel, and a pair of gloves. This makes it the perfect kit for users just learning to apply a wax sealant to their own vehicles. The added convenience means more time saved, making it a great value pack.
The use of nanotechnology has been well displayed in this substance. Slimmer than human hair, the nanoparticles that are contained in this flask proves their credibility brilliantly. Because they are so small, or “Nano”, they fit in well with the paint particles to cure into a hard exterior used at an industrial level.
This is their 9H technology in all its glory. However, the nanoparticles do not cease to amaze here. The Nano wax specks fit in so well that they give off a deep shine. It makes the paint look like it is a glossy concoction extracted from the heart of the shiniest stars in the galaxy. No, this is not an exaggeration.
The 3D paint is extremely reflective, like a reflection on a pond. Light bounces off so brilliantly that it is difficult to ignore the car. Speaking of which, the waxy brew wards off harmful UV rays that are otherwise responsible for damage inflicted on your paint.
It repels water like it is frightened of being anywhere near it. Water does not adhere to the surface planes at all and it simply rolls off the surface like a bunch of loose marbles along an elevated plank. It is like how you wish your daily frustration would roll off you.
Because the coating has hydrophobic properties, it contributes to the car’s self-cleaning mechanism. This means that dirt, snow, mud, etc. will not be able to accumulate on the car surface.
Cleaning water spots and bird droppings will be an effortless breeze. Cuts and abrasions are kept at bay as it takes them a lot more energy to break through the coating.
The application of Color N Drive 9H Ceramic Coating is slightly different from the standard method. Luckily, we have outlined a step by step guide for you that is easily comprehensible, regardless of whether you are a rookie or an expert.
This is a crucial step. If you do not properly wash down your vehicle, contaminants will not only disrupt the sealant from bringing forth that shine but also remain trapped with the paint, eating away at it. Do a thorough cleaning with a non-wax soap to get the ball rolling.
If you have tar or mud or any sort of slime cemented in the nooks and crannies of your vehicle, use an iron or tar remover spray to get rid of them. This is a deep level cleaning that is required in case it is difficult to get around tight corners.
- Clay Bar:
Use a clay bar to scrape off any pollutants that may be seeking refuge on the glass planes, tire rims, rubber, and of course, your paint. This should be able to give a smooth surface for the coating to settle in.
Use a few drops on the coated sponge and start buffing it in. Tackle the coating in sections to ensure even distribution. Make use of the cross-hatching technique to get proper coating. You will notice that it looks a little cloudy at first but that just means it is working.
The application process is a lengthy one. It takes hours to finish the task and you may need to use up an entire day. But hey, that is just the fun of DIY-ing.
If held at gunpoint, there are probably far better ceramic coatings that are a better value for money and gives a fantastic performance. But this does not mean in any way that the Color N Drive 9H Ceramic Coating is a poor choice of product.
It does exactly what it is supposed to – provide protection against deterrents and give off a nice gloss.
However, the gloss does not stay as long as it is advertised, which is 5 years. If you think about it, that should not be a problem because wax sealants are durable for up to two years anyway. It would probably still be effective but would lose its shine gradually.
Conduct thorough research before purchasing this product. Watch YouTube reviews, read articles and blogs to clear up any confusion. All in all, this is a great purchase if you are a beginner in ceramic coating. The only downside is, you cannot stop people from stopping by your car and checking themselves out.