Ceramic Coating Prep in Wilmington, NC

Iron Decontamination, Ceramic Coating & Tint – 2024 Rivian R1S

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The 2024 Rivian R1S – a groundbreaking electric SUV that seamlessly blends luxury, performance, and sustainability. As Rivian’s flagship model, the R1S promises to redefine the driving experience. With its cutting-edge technology, impressive range, and off-road capabilities how can you not like this vehicle? Unfortunately, this client discovered upon delivery, there was a hidden culprit taking aim at their new vehicles paint: rail dust and iron deposits. In this article we will dive into this project which consisted of: iron decontamination, polishing, ceramic coating and window tint.

The Project Details:

  1. Remove all iron deposits and rail dust from this new Rivian R1s
  2. Perform our gloss enhancement polish to improve gloss and remove minor paint defects.
  3. Apply IGL Elixir Ceramic Coating for 3 years of protection and shine.
  4. Tint all windows with SunTek Films CIR (Ceramic) and CoolSight (Nano-Ceramic) window film.

Iron Decontamination:

Rail dust, is produced from the tiny iron particles that are released into the air during the braking of trains. These particles can land on your vehicle’s paint, and if left untreated, they can cause spots and a rough texture on the surface. Iron deposits, on the other hand, can come from various sources like industrial fallout and brake dust Both have a similar effect on your car’s paint. Removing these are typically a fairly straight forward job. With a mixture of various chemicals, clay bars and polishing these harmful contaminates can be safely removed.

In conclusion, while rail dust and iron deposits may seem like minor annoyances, they can cause significant damage to your new vehicle’s paint if left unchecked. By taking proactive measures to protect and maintain your vehicle’s finish, you can ensure that it looks great for years to come.

Polishing & Ceramic Coating:

Once removed, we highly suggest a polishing and ceramic coating to help guard your vehicle’s paint from future harmful deposits. This protective layer forms a strong bond with your vehicle’s paint, providing a durable barrier against rail dust, iron deposits, UV rays, and other environmental contaminants. Ceramic coatings not only help maintain the beauty of your vehicle but also make it easier to clean.

IGL Elixir Ceramic Coating is a high-performance solution engineered to provide unparalleled protection for your vehicle’s paintwork. Its advanced formula forms a strong, durable barrier that shields against a wide range of environmental contaminants. This protective coating also offers exceptional resistance to swirl marks, and other minor abrasions, ensuring that your vehicle’s paint stays in pristine condition for an extended period. Additionally, IGL Elixir enhances the surface’s hydrophobic properties, causing water and dirt to bead up and roll off. Maintenance becomes almost effortless while preserving the glossy finish of your vehicle with IGL Elixir.

Window Tint:

This client opted for SunTek CIR and CoolSight window film to further enhance the appearance and comfort of their Rivian.

Suntek CIR window tint is a premium automotive window film known for its exceptional heat rejection and infrared protection properties. It is designed to keep your car’s interior cool and comfortable even in the hottest weather. Additionally CIR provides protection for your skin and upholstery from harmful UV rays. Suntek CIR’s advanced ceramic technology provides a non-metallic appearance that won’t interfere with your vehicle’s electronic signals. With its durability and performance, Suntek CIR window tint is a popular choice among clients looking to enhance both the look and comfort of their vehicles.

SunTek® CoolSight™ Series delivers the heat-blocking protection you demand from an advanced nano-ceramic tint—without the tint. Virtually clear once installed, you’ll experience cooling benefits like many other tints—but without the dyes that may reduce visible light. Its non-metal, nano-ceramic construction also helps provide clear, easy connectivity for GPS, satellite radio, and mobile phones. These features make CoolSight clear window tint a sensible option for windshield coverage, provided it meets visible light transmission requirements where states and provinces allow.

Final Conclusion and Photos:

This client made the ultimate decision to repair and protect his new vehicles paint. Iron decontamination & ceramic coating go hand-in-hand and the last thing you want on your new vehicle is iron deposits and rail dust damaging your paint. Are you interested in repairing and protecting your vehicles paint? If you would like more information about the products or services we offer, click HERE. Have questions about automotive window tint, PPF or coatings? Would you like a quote or to schedule an appointment, contact us by calling (910) 742-0579. You can also email us HERE. We service the entire greater Wilmington, North Carolina area and look forward to serving you!



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