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September 30, 2022 4 min read

How To Protect and Maintain The Exterior Of Your Car, Truck, or SUV All Year Long with TopCoat® Products

Automobiles, whether it be a car, truck, or SUV, will get dirty and often take up a lot of time and effort to get them clean and keep them clean. Fortunately, TopCoat® has products to help clean, protect, and maintain your automobile all year long inside and out to ultimately save you time and money.

When it comes to your car, truck, or SUV, there are many different surfaces apart from the typical painted and clear coated body. The issue many have had over the years is there are way too many cleaning, polishing, and protective coatings out there that only do one thing requiring you to purchase several products and consume large amounts of time to use all those products.

Use TopCoat® Products to Clean the Outside of Your Car, Truck, or SUV and Protect It from The Elements

Cleaning and Prep

Cleaning the exterior of your car, truck, or SUV can be challenging for some but can also be an enjoyable experience if you have the right cleaning products. We recommend using TopCoat® PolyWash® to perform a thorough cleaning of the exterior of your automobile.

TopCoat® PolyWash® is a water-based formula that doesn’t use any solvents or abrasive compounds making it safe for any surface, paint, plastics, rubber, glass, chrome, metal, and any other material found on a vehicle. TopCoat® PolyWash® is also in an ultra-concentrated formula allowing you to use as little as 1oz per gallon of water to cover those large areas of vehicles, especially large trucks, and SUVs. TopCoat® PolyWash® can also be used in a sprayer or foam cannon for those hard-to-reach areas or to make the application of your PolyWash® soap faster and easier.

Once you have washed and rinsed your vehicle, you can use TopCoat® Ultra-Micro Ginormous Microfiber Drying Towel to dry your vehicle quickly and safely. TopCoat® PolyWash® has an exclusive Micro-Bond coating that leaves behind a water-repellent, protected shine.

When washing your automobile with TopCoat® PolyWash®, be sure to follow our recommended process of using a two-bucket wash method to prevent damage to your vehicle’s paint and other exterior surfaces.

Pro Tip: You may use TopCoat® Uncoat® or SapErase™ to remove any road tar, grease, or sab buildup on your vehicle. TopCoat® Uncoat® is specially formulated to remove any old waxes, sealers, or other solvent based sealers without having to risk damage through buffing or wet sanding. TopCoat® SapErase™ can be used to easily remove old or new sap on the surface of your vehicle. Moreover, TopCoat® F11® can be used as the lubricant for clay bar to help remove surface contaminants. Lastely, TopCoat® Spritz® may be used as a quick detailer or waterless wash.

Protecting and Maintaining

After washing the exterior of your automobile, you will want to protect it from the elements, which will keep it cleaner longer. To keep things quick and simple, we recommend using TopCoat® F11® and TopCoat® F11PRO® provide a sealant to protect your vehicle from the outside elements, road grime, dust, and dirt that it will encounter when out on the road or parked in the garage. The hydrophobic properties of TopCoat® F11® and TopCoat® F11PRO® with their SiO2 technology will make your treated surface repel water, thus keeping the surface clean longer from the buildup of dust, dirt, and road grime. Best of all, TopCoat® F11PRO® lasts for 12+ months!

There are countless sealant products on the market that often require extensive time and multiple products to fully protect your vehicle. TopCoat® has you covered because TopCoat® F11® or TopCoat® F11PRO® is a multi-purpose sealer that coats, restores, and protects all surfaces on your automobile, not just the paint surface. TopCoat® F11® or TopCoat® F11PRO®can be used all year long and is easy to apply thanks to its Ultra Glide Technology with non-stick coating characteristics. Furthermore, TopCoat® F11® or TopCoat® F11PRO® is an eco-safe water-based formula with no solvents or abrasive compounds. Best of all, TopCoat® F11® or TopCoat® F11PRO® can be applied to just about everything on your car, truck, or SUV, including the clearcoat, base coat, paint, matte paint, plastics, rubber, vinyl, glass, fiberglass, chrome, acrylic, leather, metal, and much more.

After the application of TopCoat® F11® or TopCoat® F11PRO®, TopCoat® Spritz® can be used for quick detailing of your automobile. TopCoat® Spritz® is also safe for all surfaces and is ideal for a quick detail when you need to show off your vehicle at a local car show, or to maintain its TopCoat® F11®-treated surface to help repel dust, dirt, and road grime.

To complete the exterior cleaning and treatment of your vehicle, TopCoat® TireDress® can be used for the perfect enhancement of your tires. TopCoat® TireDress® gives your vehicle’s tires a medium sheen without leaving a thick and greasy finish that would otherwise sling onto the surfaces and paint of your car, truck, or SUV when you drive off. In addition to the TopCoat® TireDress® anti-sling technology, it lasts a long time and doesn’t wash off from rain or puddles. TopCoat® TireDress® can also be used on other rubber surfaces on your vehicle to restore plastics, rubber, rubber weatherstripping, and more for the perfect deep black look and finish. 

TopCoat® Has Do-It-Yourself Ceramic, Too!

For the ultimate in exterior protection, TopCoat® Crystaleen® can be used as a do-it-yourself 2-step application ceramic coating for your vehicle. TopCoat® Crystaleen® can be used on your car, truck, or SUV to save yourself time and money versus having it done by a “professional” costing upwards of $1500. Best of all, TopCoat® Crystaleen® is extremely durable providing 5+ years of protection and a 7H hardness that flexes and bends instead of becoming brittle after it is cured. The hydrophobic properties of TopCoat® Crystaleen® will give your RV the best protection from the outside elements and long-lasting protection from road dirt and grime that may otherwise quickly build up after traveling hundreds of miles.