- How to apply Pika Pika Rain glass coating [ ceramic coating ]
- How to apply Nano Pika Pika Rain Type-H & S
- How to apply Nano Pika Pika Rain Type-K
- How to use Pika Pika Rain Car Shampoo
- How to double coating / 2 layers coating of Pika Pika Rain
- Can we apply glass coating [ ceramic coating ] to brand new car?
- Where can we apply glass coating [ ceramic coating ]?
How to apply Pika Pika Rain glass coating [ ceramic coating ]
For the best results, please follow the recommended steps for applying Pika Pika Rain glass coating [ ceramic coating ] to your car.
Please check before application…
Pika Pika Rain’s glass coating [ ceramic coating ] liquid cures quickly, and the process is different from waxing.
Therefore, you should apply the product liquid to the car surface area by area, as in the picture below:
Please work in bright lighting conditions so you can see the product liquid has been evenly applied to the car surface areas.
Pika Pika Rain’s application sponge
The application sponge is professionally designed with input from car detailers to easily fit with all parts of the car. The small-size 2 layer sponge is designed to cover all areas of the car surface including smaller areas such the wheels, door handles, or backside of knobs.
Where to apply Pika Pika Rain
Pika Pika Rain’s glass coating [ ceramic coating ] liquid can cover metallic parts like iron, steel, or copper as well as plastic parts like headlights, taillights, or turning signals.
Tricks and tips for application
The basic method for application is to apply the product liquid thinly and evenly. Pika Pika Rain can spread very well with just 3-5 drops to start. If the sponge becomes squeaky and doesn’t move smoothly, just add a few more drops. After you start the application with a few drops, you can then apply the liquid line by line in the same direction inside the area. Please check the whole area is covered and looks wet from the liquid.
2. Wipe off
Tricks and tips for wiping
Soon after applying the liquid, wipe the area evenly and quickly using the microfiber cloth. Just move the microfiber cloth lightly across the surface to catch and wipe-off the liquid. It is very important to check the area after wiping, for any residual particles, foggy streaks, or dust. If needed, please wipe the area again with the dry part of the microfibre cloth to ensure the area is completely clean.
*Caution: if there are any streaks or foggy areas after wiping, it may affect the appearance of the final glass coating [ ceramic coating ] after curing. Please check the area twice, and wipe until it is clean.
Pika Pika Rain’s microfiber cloth
We designed a finely woven microfiber cloth to work well with the liquid. Always use the recommended Pika Pika Rain Microfiber Cloth for wiping off the product liquid or for washing your glass-coated car. The microfiber cloth will hard to damage the glass coating [ ceramic coating ] or the paint surface.
After wiping, please check the car surface from various angles for any foggy or uneven surface appearance. If you find any uneven surface appearances (for example, from a finger print), then just wipe the area again. After 12 hours of curing, any unevenness may be hard to remove, so please check twice!
If you find any unevenness or surface inconsistencies which you cannot easily wipe off, then just apply another drop of liquid with the sponge, and then wipe off the area again with the microfiber cloth. Please be aware this may have an effect on the appearance if the surface has not cured completely yet.
Please be careful not to get the surface wet during 12 hours, as the surface is curing.
After coating, wiping, and checking water sometimes drops from the side mirrors, or gaps between the doors. If water runs over the coating, the area may cure unevenly. Please check the car surface again a few hours after the application. We also recommend working in the morning to prevent frost and night dew especially during winter.
2 weeks for complete curing
After the surface has cured from 12 hours to 2 weeks, the car can get wet when driving, however as the surface has just cured, it’s in a sensitive condition. Please wipe the surface very gently if it rains or if you wash the car. Please don’t let any water stay too long on the surface of the car.
After 2 weeks, you can apply the Nano Pika Pika Rain quick detailing spray to improve the condition of gloss and water repellency.
- Do not allow your car get wet for 12 hours after application.
- Do not use Pika Pika Rain glass coating [ ceramic coating ] liquid on windows or glass surfaces or tires.
- Do not re-use the sponges or the microfiber cloths.
- It takes 2 weeks for full hardening of the coating. Do not use a car-wash machine during this period. (Washing by hand, using a soft microfiber cloth is recommended to avoid scratches from car wash even after 2 weeks from application).
How to double coating /
2 layers coating of Pika Pika Rain
Pika Pika Rain glass coating [ ceramic coating ] spreads very smoothly and evenly, and you can feel it’s high quality compared with other coating products. Depending on the type of car you have, you may just need 2-3 drops to cover 1/3 of the car hood. Some customers may still have half of the liquid leftover after finishing the application. We receive many inquiries about doing a “double coating” from these customers.
Yes, you can definitely try a double coating!
However, there are some important points to review before a second application.
1. Set a schedule
A second application should only be done after 2 weeks to 1 month from the first application, as the first layer has to be completely cured.
2. Store the bottle appropriately
If you plan to use the leftover Pika Pika Rain liquid from the bottle you have already opened, wipe off the mouth of the bottle, then place the cap back on tightly. Please store the bottle in a dark and cool place, like in a fridge.
Before a second application, check that the bottle does NOT have any crystallized liquid or white powder on the mouth of the bottle. If there is any crystallization or white powder, then do not reuse the liquid in this bottle, otherwise it may cause scratches on the first coating. Additionally, if the liquid seems cloudy, stop the second application.
3. Second application
Follow the same process as the first application. Please use a new Pika Pika Rain Microfiber cloth and new application sponge. You will see a deep gloss and tough glass coating [ ceramic coating ] on the car in the next two weeks!
Can we apply glass coating [ ceramic coating ] to brand new car?
Would you like to cover your brand new car with the Pika Pika Rain glass coating [ ceramic coating ]? When you decide to coat a brand new car, there are some important points to review, before starting the application!
1. Confirmation with auto dealer
Please ask the auto dealer NOT to wax or coat your car before the delivery
Auto dealers sometimes do waxing / polymer coating to hide small scratches or to make the car look better before they deliver the car, even if you did not request it. In that case, as Pika Pika Rain glass coating [ ceramic coating ] has to be made as a clear coat without any wax / polymer coating, you will need to first remove any wax / polymer coating from the car. Please tell the auto dealer NOT not to wax or coat the car in advance of the delivery. We also recommend the auto dealer does NOT apply any car shampoo that has a water repellent effect.
※Caution: Please remove any wax/ polymer coating before applying Pika Pika Rain. If Pika Pika Rain is applied on top of any wax or polymer material, then washing the car may also remove the Pika Pika Rain glass coating [ ceramic coating ].
Please ask the auto dealer NOT to use a car washing machine
All auto dealers will wash your car before delivery, but there are two methods of car washing, by hand or by machine. Car washing by machine may scratch your car with tiny dust caught in the brushes. Small scratches may become difficult to see in the reflection of the Pika Pika Rain glass coating [ ceramic coating ], however scratches themselves cannot be removed. If the auto dealer cannot hand wash the car before delivery, please ask them to use a high pressure washing machine without brushes.
2. Attention car owner
Wash your car even if it looks beautiful
Many customers think the application can be started without washing the car when it’s really brand new soon after the delivery. However, tiny invisible dust particles are always on the car. Please wash the car before applying the Pika Pika Rain glass coating [ ceramic coating ].
If you are not able to use car shampoo, it’s okay to only clean the car with water. Please make sure to wash any dirt or particles away from the surface. If you apply the Pika Pika Rain glass coating [ ceramic coating ] liquid without first washing the car, the glass layer may contain dust particles inside.
Brand new car needs Pika Pika Rain glass coating [ ceramic coating ]
Before you start driving your brand new car, we strongly recommend applying the Pika Pika Rain glass coating [ ceramic coating ]. glass coating [ ceramic coating ] protects your car from direct scratches, yellowing headlights, and additionally, you will get a dramatic lustre effect enhancing the brand new look of your car.
We hope you try Pika Pika Rain glass coating [ ceramic coating ] as the preparation and application is easy!
Where can we apply glass coating [ ceramic coating ]?
A car is made up of a lot of materials including iron, steel, plastic, resin, leather, aluminum. Some customers wonder if they can apply Pika Pika Rain to the whole car body.
1. Where to apply
Iron, steel, copper parts
Car body, frame, engine room housing, radiator, and so on. Please open the hood, and don’t forget to apply to the outer frame.
It is recommended to wash away any dirt or mud splattered on the wheels before application.
Steering wheel, bumpers, radiator grill, headlights, taillights, turning signals. The glass coating [ ceramic coating ] protects plastic parts very well and provides a deep gloss. After applying the liquid, please be careful to wipe all of the area so there are no foggy parts on the plastic.
※ Some old vehicles have glass headlights, so we don’t recommend applying on the glass.
2. Caution needed
There are some material parts of the car which you need to pay attention for the application.
Please test a small spot first, before covering the whole area.
Leather, wooden material
Depending on the type of material, glass coating [ ceramic coating ] liquid may or not get absorbed by these materials.
Sticker, decal printing
A sticker may eventually fall off after the application because it has the same properties as rubber and absorbs the liquid. Some stickers are specially designed for car paint surfaces and have strong chemical bonding, such as decal printing.
The sunroof window is made of transparent plastic or glass. It is recommended to use Window Pika Pika Rain on any transparent plastic or glass parts.
3. Where NOT to apply
As glass material is transparent, it is recommended to use Window Pika Pika Rain on any transparent glass parts such as the windshield.
These materials absorb the liquid and may create an uneven surface on the material.
How to apply Nano Pika Pika Rain Type-H & S
- Use Nano Pika Pika Rain every 1 or 2 months when you wash your car.
- Nano Pika Pika Rain can be used on the whole car from wheels to windshield.
- Pika Pika Rain Microfiber Cloth that you use for the Nano Pika Pika Rain application is reusable. Please clean and dry the microfiber cloth.