Must-read for BMW riders! Glass coating for your precious motorcycle!

Wat is the best caring for a motorcycle?

All of articles in our previous blog introduced car caring before.

Thank you for waiting for this time, all of motorcycle riders!!
This time we would like to introduce how to care for a motorcycle which is a must-read for all riders!!

Some of you who tale a ;pmg rpad trip on a motorcycle might ride longer distance than car drivers. Your affection for your motorcycle which you have been riding for long distance anytime and anywhere should be so deep.

However, cannot help avoiding from long-term deterioration even though you treat it carefully.
In addition, the more you ride a motorcycle, it gets damaged due to many reasons… for example, exhaust gas, sand, dust, rain and so on.

“I also love a motorcycle which has many scratches because I can find its distance which my motorcycle has been driven!”

Some of you might think like this, but almost all must want to keep your own motorcycle beautiful as much as possible for a long time.

“I want to ride my motorcycle a lot… but I also want to keep it beautiful…”
Caring for a motorcycle is necessary to solve your dilemma.

“What is the best care for a motorcycle?”
“Is it okay in the same way as a car? Is there anything special for a motorcycle?”

You might think like these.

Of course, they are different vehicles and their ways of caring should be changed naturally. Actually, there are many products designed for a motorcycle.

First, we would like to introduce about glass coating for a motorcycle from washing to surface treatment.

The supreme caring with glass coating!

Maybe some of you hardly hear about motorcycle glass coating as much as car glass coating.
In fact, numbers of glass coating for a motorcycle is few, however, we highly recommend glass coating for motorcycle!!

What is the reason glass coating goes well with a motorcycle?

Here are merits for applying glass coating below;

1.Improvement in the gloss

Applying glass coating makes a motorcycle glossy same as a car.
Pika Pika Rain Glass Coating can apply from wheels to mufflers and they are covered with a luxury veil of gloss such the motorcycle gets wet.
Moreover, the water repellency gets better and it makes wiping becomes easier than before, so you can save time for washing a motorcycle.

2.Improvement in raising the power of soil resistance

There are many people who ride a motorcycle even though in rainy days.
Your motorcycle should get dirty. However, if you apply glass coating, the dirt is hard to adhere and the hydrophobic power flown it away with rain.

If a motorcycle gets dirty, it can be removed by washing. Of course, Pika Pika Rain Glass Coating can apply a helmet, so caring for it can be easier.

Also the glass layer of Pika Pika Rain Glass Coating is very hard and it saves from scratches by fiction with your cloth. It can also save from a rust and degradation of plastic parts. This feature is quite valuable because car wax and polymer coating don’t have it.


The durability of Pika Pika Rain Glass Coating is 3 years.

In a motorcycle case, there are many parts which is touched with the rider, however, you don’t have to be worried about glass coating adheres to your clothes or be removed by friction easily unlike car wax.
Also the heatproof temperature of the glass layer is 1200℃, so you can apply to a muffler and you don’t have to be worried about beeing removed by heat.

DIY glass coating is the best cost-effective!!

“I understand glass coating is good, but my problem is cost… ”
We recommend DIY glass coating for you who think like above!
Incidentally, if you ask car detailers, the price goes up to below;
(It is only one of the rough estimate.)

[The price of car detailers]
Helmet … About JPY 5,000
Over 1000cc … About JPY 62,000
750cc – 999cc … About JPY 55,000
400cc – 749cc … About JPY 53,000
125cc – 399cc … About JPY 49,000
Under 124cc (Small motor vehicle) … About JPY 47,000
BMWb … About JPY 52,000 – JPY 80,000

[The price of DIY glass coating]
Pika Pika Rain for Motorcycle … JPY 4,980

Pika Pika Rain for Motorcycle can be applied all parts except rubber parts such as a tank, a front fender, a front cowling, an engine, a muffler, a front fork, a swing arm, around a handle, a flame, a seat coating, a wheel and a helmet.

Of course you have to do all works from washing a motorcycle to applying glass coating by yourself.
We recommend applying by detailers if you feel tired of DIY products, however, DIY is recommended because there are few areas which you need to apply and it’s cost-effective.
A half day is enough to finish all works from washing to applying glass coating by yourself.

Applying glass coating makes the protection and the gloss much better.
However, daily caring is very important indeed.
In the next paragraph, we’re going to talk about regular washing and caring for a motorcycle.

Regular car washing is full of nice!!

A motorcycle is getting dirty with exhaust gas, sand, dust, rain… and so on.
We recommend to wash a motorcycle regularly in the same way as a car.
Washing a motorcycle is a nice way that will be able to kill two birds with one stone: make your motorcycle beautiful and inspect the condition of the whole parts while washing.
For example,

– A bolt looseness
– Presence or absence of scratches, rusts and cracks
– Oil leakage
– Abrasion and deterioration of tires

These are difficult to find out when you just ride a motorcycle.

Speaking of washing a motorcycle, some people wash it with only cleaner on the market which is waterless, however, please always wash a motorcycle with water before you apply glass coating. It depends on which parts you want to apply glass coating, but if you apply the body which is still dirt, the dirt is shuttled in glass coating.

Therefore you intend to make your motorcycle beautiful, but it has the opposite effect to what was expected. So, please wash your motorcycle with plenty of water carefully.
It can wash the parts which is out of the reach of you and also a dirt which adheres on the back of gaps by daily drive can be removed.

Now, we would like to explain washing a motorcycle with water in order step by step!

About washing a motorcycle with water

*Cautions before you wash

The important preparation before you wash a motorcycle is taking water proof measures.
Please mask-off and protect the areas that you don’t allow to get wet. Because these parts have possibly of breakdown because these are naked a masking tape, wrapping and gammed tape. (For example, a key cylinder, a muffler exhaust port and behind of the sheet.)

1.Remove any dirt with a plenty of water

After taking water proof measures, wash off any dirt on the motorcycle body with a plenty of water. Please try to wash off the dirt which is not stubborn as much as you can.
(Ex. when you wash gaps of grooves blow it by high water pressure of a hose.)

2.Wash a motorcycle gentle with Pika Pika Rain Car shampoo

Making bubbles by Pika Pika Rain Car Shampoo (it can use for motorcycle, too!) and wash a motorcycle from above. If you scrub too much, it causes scratch, so please wash a motorcycle with microfiber cloth softly like you stroke it.
When you wash small parts where you cannot reach, using the tip of microfiber cloth or soft tooth brush.

3.Wash off with a plenty of water not to remain bubbles and dry

After you wash completely, let’s rinse with plenty of water not to remain bubbles. If you didn’t rinse all of them, the remained Pika Pika Rain Car Shampoo will damage a motorcycle. Therefore, please wash it off completely same as step (1).
After that, please wipe off and dry with microfiber cloth or microfiber chamois.
(Pika Pika Rain Microfiber Chamois which has a large water absorption area is highly recommended!)

For water gathered in the inner parts, shaking a motorcycle or using a tip of microfiber cloth and using an air spray are good.
If you need to dry it immediately, driving for a short time is one of the way.
However, please don’t forget to wipe off the water and check whether your motorcycle gets dirt after driving…
Then you might understand rough order of washing a motorcycle.

Finally, just one more caution which you must not forget!
When you wash a motorcycle with car shampoo, there is possibility to be washed off not only dirt but also oil and grease which is necessary for chain and working parts.
If you drive without filling the oil next, parts life can be shorten due to worn and the motorcycle cannot put on speed well as you think.
Therefore, please fill the oil absolutely.

Before the application of glass coating!! Get the more gloss by a little effort!!

How do you prepare for the glass coating?

The step depends on the condition and the motorcycle is new or second hand…
The application of glass coating is easy, but the preparation is surprisingly time-consuming.

Not a few people think “It’s too much bothersome for me…”
However, there is a big difference between you do the preparation and you don’t.

Importance and merits of the preparation

Please imagine a dirty car…

Surely you will wash it first, won’ you?

However, there are still some dirt and water spots which cannot be removed by washing.
Then let’s assume we move forward on application of glass coating and then the dirt is coated, too. In this situation, glass coating doesn’t work enough.

If some adheres on the car body, the degree of adhesion with glass is weaken and the capacity of glass coating may go down.

Moreover, sometimes dust and sand on the car body though it looks beautiful after washing.
Then, the preparation below can make glass coating effect fully.

How to do the preparation


First step is basic washing a motorcycle.

Let’s making bubbles with soft, microfiber cloth.
In this time, you should use natural car shampoo which is not contained a polishing material. Also Pika Pika Rain Car Shampoo is natural, so please consider using it if you haven’t.

[View details about Pika Pika Rain Car Shampoo]

[View details about Pika Pika Rain Microfiber Cloth]
STEP2:Removing iron filings

Next, let’s remove iron filing which is stuck in the car body.
When you touch the car body after washing, but you feel it isn’t smooth though it looks beautiful.

This identify is iron filings.
If you leave it, iron filings get oxidized and harm your precious motorcycle. Therefore, please deal with it. Iron filing can be removed with clay and an iron fillings remover.
After removing them, please don’t forget to wash a motorcycle with water again.

STEP3:Removing water spots

Let’s remove strong water spots which cannot be removed Pika Pika Rain Ion Deposit (Water Spot) Remover.

Please make sure that once you apply glass coating even though there are water spots on the car body, you cannot remove them easily!

[View details about Pika Pika Rain Water Spot Remover]
STEP4:Applying compound

Polishing with compound makes a motorcycle beautiful. It can solve almost all problems like scratches, water spots and so on.

Pika Pika Rain Water spot Remover is for water spots which doesn’t cover a widespread areas. On the other hand, if you want to remove both of scratches and water spots, Pika Pika Rain Liquid Compound should be good.

Sometimes a brand new motorcycle has already been applied wax when you take delivery it.
In this case, you must remove everything with Pika Pika Rain Liquid Compound.
This preparation is necessary process to make a motorcycle without any wax and coating.

[View details about Pika Pika Rain Liquid Compound]
STEP5:Applying oil remover (degreaser)

This is also very important. This work is a process to remove oil which adheres on the car paint and it makes the degree of adhesion between the car body and glass coating much better.
We recommend to do it even though a motorcycle is brand new.
The point of choosing an oil remover is the main ingredient which is matched with the glass coating.

There are two types of them, one is alcohol and the other is oil and when you apply Pika Pika Rain Glass Coating, we recommend to use the alcohol type.

[View details about Pika Pika Rain Oil Remover]

Now, almost all preparation is finished.
The finishing will be changed dramatically by a little effort, so let’s do the preparation without stint of effort before applying glass coating!

By the way, if you need to apply compound for a large area, the work should be hard and time-consuming, so, please use a polishing machine as much as you can.

It doesn’t mean that you must do all of them, however, the more you stick to the preparation, the more the finishing is beautiful. Therefore it might be good you will challenge from them as much as possible.

This is perfect!! How to apply glass coating for a motorcycle!!

After you finished the preparation, finally let’s go to the application of glass coating!
It is very important to understand well about all of the works before you start.
Please don’t do that in a blind way, let’s do that after you prepare necessary tools and appropriate situation.

First, here are necessary tools below;

Pika Pika Rain for Motorcycle
– Several pieces of Microfiber cloth (for washing and drying)
– A bucket
Pika Pika Rain Car Shampoo (or a natural shampoo on the market)
Pika Pika Rain Oil Remover (if you have)
– A masking tape
– Industrial tools ( if you want to take apart motorcycle parts)

We will move forward with the next stage!

1.Washing a motorcycle

This is very important before applying glass coating as a car. Please wash even though a motorcycle is brand new. Washing with only microfiber cloth, not a brush nor a sponge.
Please add car shampoo liquid into the water (0.5-1?) of a bucket.

(2 or 3 caps of Pika Pika Rain Car Shampoo is appropriate.)
Making bubble with power of a hose which is a type or shower or stirring with microfiber cloth and your hands.
Next, please wash a motorcycle with a microfiber cloth carefully.

A motorcycle has many small parts and some of them are not good match with water. Therefore, please take water proof measures for parts which you don’t allow get wet such as a key cylinder, a muffler and so on.

Please have a look how to mask below;
Also please do not wash chain prats too much even though it cannot be used masking tape.
Finally, please wash off bubble well and wipe off with dry microfiber cloth completely.


“Do we need it again? We have just finished it?”
You might think like above, but, this is a very important work for applying glass coating. It causes the finishing of glass coating, so please don’t too lazy to do it.

There are many ways, but please choose the easiest way for you from below.

– Driving a little
This is the quickest to cut the water. However, on the other hand, there is possibility to adhere dust on the car body, so please wipe hole of the motorcycle after you drove.

– Leaning and shaking the car body
This is an oriental way, but it can cut most water.

– Leaving one day
It also can cat water, but please use a sheet not to pile dust which is in the air if it’s possible.

– Using an air gun
There are few people who have it, but it can blow water which is in the small prats away. Please utilize it if you have.

3.Application of Pika Pika Rain

Finally, you can star the application of Pika Pika Rain Galss Coating!!

[Cautions before the application]

– Please make note that Pika Pika Rain CANNOT apply to chain parts, around the break, shields, rubber parts such as tiers and window shields.

– We recommend to repeat applying the surface of the car body into small areas, not to apply for a spread area at one time.

1.)At first put about 5 drops on a sponge. (First time you can put more to apply it smoothly.)
After that please add a small amount when the sponge makes squeaky noise.

2.)Apply to the car body with the sponge thinly. At this time, if you apply it same direction makes finish better.

3.)Immediately wipe the area where you applied in step2 with Microfiber Cloth. Do not leave a long time as car wax.
Spread the solution and make a thin, even layer to the surface of the motorcycle.


The application is finished if you can check whether you applied evenly under the sun light. Please do not allow your motorcycle get wet for 12 hours after the application. Rain and night dew as well.
If you get wet, please wipe the water with Microfiber Cloth immediately and softly.


That is how to apply Pika Pika Rain Glass Coating for a motorcycle.
It is also introduced in our video below, so please have a look it before you apply.

On the whole, it might be time-consuming, however, your shiny motorcycle should blow away your tired away!

Let’s drive your motorcycle like brand new forever!

As we said above, if you apply glass coating, your motorcycle doesn’t get dirty easily,
However, it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t get dirty definitely.
The duration of glass coating depends on the situation of keeping and the frequency of driving.
Therefore, after all, the daily caring means a great deal in the end.

“I don’t set aside time for all things to do… for not only glass coating but also washing and preparation…”
“I want to drive my motorcycle more if I have time for doing that!”

We can understand you feel tired like these very well.
Of course, it is the best if you can do all, but, you should better to do only you can possible from those first. Still much better than when you don’t anything.

Your motorcycle can be beautiful much as you take care of it.
When you think in this way, your daily caring might become more joyful!!

Let’s keep on driving your motorcycle which like brand new forever!!

Get the ultimate gloss! Tips for making a car glossy.

A glossy car is so cool!!

Have you ever been surprised when you had seen car bodies at exhibitions?
Everyone who loves cars ought to think like this.
“Wow, that car is shiny and so cool!!”
A beautiful car catches everyone’s attention, doesn’t’ it? Because we can find the owner cares about it well and before everything that the car is very attractive.

The car which we said above is applied some coating to the car body.
Unfortunately, it is impossible to get an attractive gloss by only washing a car.
(Of course washing a car is the most important in car caring!)

Many people who can keep their cars beautiful might spend a lot of money for polishing and applying glass coating by professional detailers to make their cars glossy.
We cannot do full-scale polishing and coating by ourselves, it is too hard to apply by ourselves, so there is the only one choice which is asking professional. However, it is too costly and time consuming you ask professional detailing every time your car is caught scratches or glass coating starts to come out.

“Nevertheless, I want to ride an extremely glossy car!!”
“I want to make my car catch the eyes of everyone its beauty!!”
For you who think above, we would like to introduce the low-cost way and tips of making your car glossy like an exhibited car on your free time.

First is the explanation about three necessary things to make a car glossy – “car wax”, “car polymer coating” and “car glass coating”.
Maybe many people have already known them, but we summarize each (gloss, features and durability), so let’s make your car glossy by the best matched way for you!
Also tips how to make a car glossy are mentioned below, so we very much hope you will read it until the end.

You can do it by yourself! How to make a car glossy

Mainly there are three kinds which can give a car gloss – Wax coating, polymer coating and glass coating.

Before solid wax was main as making gloss, however, in these days, the number of DIY glass coating and people who apply them are increasing.
Which one is the best?
To be honest, it is very difficult to say the answer because each features are so much different. Then, what is the difference between wax and glass coating?

We summarize as below.

[ About Car Wax ]

Glare insists itself strongly.

You need to wipe it off after applying due to carnauba which is the main ingredient.
Please make note not to apply it too much even though you want to make a car glossy. Because there is possibility that you cannot apply evenly now wipe it off completely. Its gloss and shine are strong due to the main ingredient.

About from 1 month to 3 months.
It depends on circumstances how to drive and keep a car. If the rainy weather continues, car wax is taken out easily. Moreover, because the oil is contained, so if you leave a car without any maintenance, it might change to stubborn dirt. Therefore you need daily washing and waxing a car.

[About Polymer Coating]

Between car wax and glass coating. It has both shine and translucent gloss.

It is a simple type of coating which is contained a mixture of a lot of silicon, resin and sometimes glass component, too. Almost of them can apply easily, it is finished only by spraying/applying and wiping off. It doesn’t have gloss like car wax, however, it can get strong and translucent gloss like glass coating.

From 1 month to a half year.
It depends on the ingredients, however it is no longer than glass coating same as car wax. If you want to keep its gloss, you need to apply it regularly.

[About Glass Coating]

Elegant. It is moist like it gets wet. It also makes your car deep color.

It doesn’t have the glare gloss like car wax because it doesn’t include fats and oils, but, the car body is coated by glass and it makes the elegant and translucent like an earthenware.

When you apply car wax, you apply it whole of the car body and wipe them after a while.
On the other hand, when you apply glass coating, the work is a repeat which applying the surface of the car body into small areas and immediately wipe there.

It is recommended if you need beautiful and natural gloss which doesn’t insist too much.
In the case of Pika Pika Rain PREIMIUM, it is crystalized by moisture in the air, so you have to wipe off water and dry the car body before you apply.

Around 3 years.

It isn’t removed easily because it forms the glass layer on the car body. The gloss will be lost by getting dirt under circumstances of driving and rainy weather, however usually it will get brilliance by careful washing with car shampoo and applying car detailing agent. In addition, the glass layer doesn’t drop off unless you polish it with a polish machine.

Can you imagine the product which may get your favorite gloss?

Also it might be good that choosing whether it is possible to take care of glass coating easily in your daily life.

Please make note that we talked above only for a new car which doesn’t have scratches and dirt much.
For a second hands car or a car which is covered with scratches and dirt, you need the preparation before application to make glass coating more beautiful.

Nowadays many tools and applicators are sold. From the next category, we would like to explain about the way of cleaning up a dirty car as the preparation for glass coating in great detail.

What should we do if a car has already been dirty by scratches and water spots?

Although you are eager to get the ultimate gloss, some of you might be anxious it is too late due to many scratches and water spots on your car. However, it is fast to give up!
We would like to introduce about how to deal with them carefully!!

How to deal with scratches

Scratches which are got during washing and driving a car can be removed by polishing with compound. If scratches cover with a wide area, handwork is getting tough and polishing evenly get hard as well.
Therefore, we recommend polishing with a machine on the market.

The applications with compound change a little by tools, so we would like to introduce both of them.

[Hand application]
(1) Wash a car to remove any dust and dirt and dry the car completely.
(2) Put proper amount of compound on a sponge.
(3) Apply compound straight forward.
(4) Move to a next small area and apply using steps #2 and #3 to finish.
(5) Wash a car completely after polishing and wipe off with a clean microfiber cloth.

[Microfiber Cloth application]
(1) Wash a car to remove any dust and dirt and dry the car completely.
(2) Put proper amount of compound on a microfiber cloth.
(3) Apply compound straight forward.
(4) Move to next a small area and apply using steps #2 and #3 to finish.
(5) Wash a car completely after polishing and wipe off with a clean microfiber cloth.

[Machine application]
(1) Wash a car to remove any dust and dirt and dry the car completely.
(2) Put proper amount of compound on a buffing pad.
(3) Move a polishing machine horizontally and buff the area that needs attention.
(4) Move to next a small area and apply using steps #2 and #3 to finish.
(5) Wash a car completely after polishing and wipe off with a clean microfiber cloth.

When you apply compound by any ways, please be careful not to polish too much. Moreover, please also make note that the glass layer of glass coating is removed by applying compound.

Pika Pika Rain Liquid Compound has two types, Fine and Ultra-Fine. Please apply Compound Fine for scratches or swirl marks removing. On the other hand, Compound Ultra-Fine for final mirror finish. (Application order is Fine and Ultra-Fine.)

How to deal with water spots

If water spots are not so stubborn, they can be removed by daily car washing. However, if you leave water spots on car body for a long time after raining, they will change to white spots due to crystalize minerals such as calcium when the water evaporate. We call this “Ion Deposit”. It is very strong and stubborn, so it cannot be removed by daily car washing, water spots which we said above can be removed by Pika Pika Rain Water Spot Remover literally.

Here is the way of application.

(1)Wash a car in advance and remove extra dirt.
(2)Put a few drops of Pika Pika Rain Water Spot Remover on cotton, then place the cotton on strong water spots.
(3)Put off the cotton in 30 seconds (if water spots are strong, in 1 minute).
(4)Wash the car again not to remain Pika Pika Rain Water Spot Remover and wipe off with a clean microfiber cloth.

Pika Pika Rain Water Spot Remover is very strong, so if you apply in a wrong way, the glass coating is decomposed itself. Therefore, please make sure three things, “apply in a small area”, “do not leave for a long time” and “wash it off in the end”.

“There are many water spots which we cannot be covered with cotton…!”
We recommend to the machine application of compound. We want to care your car without missing before we must do a hard work, don’t we?

[Tips for making a car glossy vol.1] Re-applying of glass coating

Say frankly, one of tips to make a car glossy is double coating.

However, the amount of Pika Pika Rain Glass Coating is only 25 ml and it is same size as Zippo lighter.

“Can it apply twice with such as little amount?”
“I feel anxious using one bottle in a one time.”

There are quite a few people think like these, but don’t worry about it!
Pika Pika Rain PREMIUM spreads very well, so usually only half a bottle (12 ? 13 ml) for applying an ordinary sedan. (Of course, it depends on size of a car.)

Though it is much cheaper than applying by car detailers, we don’t want to throw away the leftover of Pika Pika Rain PREMIUM, do you?
Then we would like to introduce double glass coating in this time. It can get more gloss, deeper color and more effective water repellency, too.

However, it is suitable for advanced people because you should set a schedule and judge if the letover liquid is able to use to apply coating. Just one more thing, please make note if you fail to apply, it is your responsible.
Then in this paragraph, we would like to explain how to apply double coating in detail to reduce mistakes as much as you can.

[STEP1] The first application of Pika Pila Rain PREMIUM

Just read an instruction and apply it normally.

[STEP2] Storing the bottle appropriately

After the first applying, please close a cup tightly on the bottle and store it in a cool, dark place such as a refrigerator. The air makes crystalizing fast, so don’t forget to close a cup tightly.

[Step3] Wait the first layer to be completed

Pika Pika Rain PREMIUM needs two weeks to be completed, so please apply after 2 weeks when you applied it first time.
If you apply again before completed, there are possibility that wiping and using sponge hurt the first layer. Accordingly please set a suitable schedule.

[STEP4] Check the leftover liquid in the bottle

Check the condition of leftover liquid. Here are the check points.

・Whether something powdery white(it is crystal) on the top of the bottle when you open the cap
・Whether liquid in the bottle becomes cloudy

Above are signs which has already started to crystalize, so please hold back applying in these situation.
Rarely, the liquid is usable but some crystals are on neck of the bottle.
In this case, please wipe off the crystals on the bottle with microfiber cloth before you use.

[STEP5] The second application

After checking the liquid and if it is possible to apply, let’s apply it immediately. Because the hardening is still keep going. Moreover, your car might get dirty during this period, so please wash your car with soft cloth like microfiber cloth, same as the first application.

There is possibility to damage the applied glass layer if you wash a car with sponge. Please be careful not to damage a car as much as you can. After washing a car, please apply the second coating on a car which is dried completely.

Please apply by following in the instruction again. However, please apply it thoroughly without any carelessness. Also please don’t forget to check whether you apply evenly. Also please DO NOT allow your car get wet for 12 hours after application and approx. 2 weeks to cure completely.

[STEP6] Finish re-applying of glass coating!

After 2 weeks to cure completely, finally double coating is done!!
Enjoy the ultimate gloss!!

How was it?

You need a lot of time from the preparation to the first application finished.
Additionally, you need to set the schedule with consideration of the weather, too. So we think that it might be hard a little if you do the second application.

By the way, the storage period is around 1 month after you opened the bottle. Though you close the cap tightly, the crystallization goes on little by little. That’s why applying quickly is important.

You must pay attention about other cases such as when you leave the cap of the bottle opened a long time and some water and liquid in the bottle are mixed together during the application for some reasons. Because the glass coating liquid crystalize faster than as usual in these cases.

It seems like that it will take a long time to do the second application when you read how to apply. However, understanding only a few points and you can get the ultimate gloss with the leftover liquid.

This article should be helpful for you who think that you don’t waste the glass coating liquid of it and you’re thinking about the double coating.

[Tips for making a car glossy vol.2] Combination with Pika Pika Rain PREMIUM & Pika Pika Rain 2

We’ve introduced the tips above, however, there is more other tips for experts!
This is a secret information which is known by only few people in our customers and our staffs. Some of you who have been reading our blog for a long time might understand it.

The answer is… applying Pika Pika Rain 2 on Pika Pika Rain PREMIUM!!

To be honest, this is not so cost-effective.

The total cost goes up to JPY 178,300 (Pika Pika Rain PREMIUM JPY 9,850 + Pika Pika Rain 2 JPY 7,980) and it is very gorgeous in DIY glass coating. (Of course it is much cheaper than detailers…)

However, its finishing become the very “ultimate gloss”!!
Now, we would like to introduce about required information and the way of applying.

[Preparation for glass coating products and each instructions]

(1)Pika Pika Rain PREMIUM – Glass coating with the deep and luxurious gloss

Making the glass layer by original method (STG method) which is the highest level percentage of glass and it forms the translucent glass layer.
It produces luxuriousness with the attractive deep gloss which people cannot help touching.

(2)Pika Pika Rain 2 – Long-seller polymer coating in the radio shopping with the glare gloss

It refreshes the car gloss quickly like a mirror.
The glare gloss is its distinctive quality and it is also different from glass coating’s solid gloss.

[How to apply]

(1)Applying Pika Pika Rain PREMIUM
Please have a look about the preparation and washing a car from our blog below;

[Perfect preparation]
[Perfect application for Pika Pika Rain PREMIUM]

(2)Wait 2 weeks after applied Pika Pika Rain PREMIU

(3)2 weeks later, applying Pika Pika Rain 2
Please make note that Pika Pika Rain 2 needs to re-apply once a half year to keep its gloss for 3 years. It means that the bottle is usable five times, so please don’t use all at once!

[How to apply Pika Pika Rain2]

(4)Wait 2 hours until Pika Pika Rain2 is hardened
When you finish all of the works, there is your precious car with the ultimate gloss in front of you!! Moreover, the durability of protection layer is very nice due to applying glass coating, Pika Pika Rain PREMIUM as the base coat.

It is succeeded if the touch changes from squeak like touching a mirror to smooth touch!
Enjoy your ultimate gloss-life!!

[What should we do when the gloss gets unclear?]

You need to apply Pika Pika Rain2 once a half year to keep its gloss.
When its gloss gets unclear, please apply the leftover again on Pika Pika Rain 2 which has already you applied.

[How about the demerits?]

・It is unsuitable for people who need the solid gloss because this method is applied Pika Pika Rain2 on Pika Pika Rain PREMIUM.

・As above, you need to apply Pika Pika Rain 2 many times.
On the other hand, glass coating is just once application, so some of you might feel tired of it.

・The water repellency is overwrote with “Hydrophilic effect”. It means that “Water-sliding effect” – the one of the biggest features of Pika Pika Rain PREMIUM cannot be effected fully.

【Application example】
This picture is an example of combination with Pika Pika Rain PREMIUM and Pika Pika Rain 2 by our staffs.

“I cannot be satisfied with usual gloss anymore!”
“I want both of the durability like glass coating and the gloss like car wax!”
“I want make my car prominent for the exhibition!!”
Please try it if you think like these!!

[Extra article: Combination with Pika Pika Rain PREMIUM and Nano Pika Pika Rain Type-K]

We haven’t said it yet, but Nano Pika Pika Rain Type-K which is recommended officially is excellent with Pika Pika Rain PREMIUM of course!

Please use it after 2 weeks when you applied Pika Pika Rain PREMIUM.

Then the fresh texture of Nano Pika Pika Rain Type-K is added to the moisture gloss of the glass layer.
If you apply only Nano Pika Pika Rain Type-K every time you wash your car, it can keep the gloss and texture continuously.

From thinking about the durability and gloss, glass coating is the best.

Honestly, everyone has own preference of gloss. Some people like the glare gloss, but others like the moisture gloss. Therefore, in our opinion the “ultimate gloss” can be produced by sets of glass coating and glossy coating products.

If you can wash and wax a car frequently there is no problem with applying only car wax, but we recommend to apply glass coating for the protection of a car if you’re too busy to wash a car. Applying glass coating can make the gloss refresh with only washing a car when you’re busy in the worst case. (Of course, the gloss is lost by scratches and water spots on glass coating.)

Future more, you don’t have to worry about the bad effect on the car body by the glass layer because it becomes inorganic after crystalized. In car wax and polymer coating which is short duality, the deterioration and oxidation can be caused if you forget to care about a car. Then there is no more talk about making a car glossy anymore.
Protecting your precious car should be connected with getting the ultimate gloss.

Let’ aim at the ultimate gloss with DIY products!!