Frequently Asked Questions

Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers.

For professional detailers, DuraSlic coatings are easy to install and maintain. However, we want to make sure you achieve the best results. Here is our frequently asked questions page. If you have a question that you don’t see here, feel free to reach out!

General

Q: How do I become a DuraSlic certified installer?

A: Our certification process begins with a phone call with one of our Master Detailers. We go over how much paint correction and coating experience you have. If you’re a seasoned vet, we’ll briefly audit your paint preparation process and you’ll be ready to install DuraSlic coatings. If you’re new to the trade, we’ll recommend you attend our trainings in order to achieve certification.

Q: Where can I find dates for ceramic coating certification? 

A: All upcoming dates and locations for training can be found here.  

Q: There isn’t a DuraSlic installer anywhere near me. What should I do?

A: DuraSlic’s network of certified installers is always growing – however, if there is no installer near you, please contact us directly.

Q: How do I purchase DuraSlic products?

A: DuraSlic products are available on the website for certified professionals or from our distributor network.

Q: How long does shipping usually take?

A: Due to the chemical nature of DuraSlic products, we recommend shipping by ground. This typically takes 3-5 business days from our lab in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Q: Where can I purchase products?

A: All of our products can be purchased here.

Application

Q: Is paint correction and preparation really necessary?

A: Yes. In order to achieve proper coating adhesion, please correct and prepare your vehicle’s paint. The surface should be professionally cleaned, decontaminated, and wiped dry to maximize coating performance. If you cannot achieve proper surface preparation, please seek professional help.

Q: How long does it take to apply one coating on to a vehicle?

A: Depending on the size of the vehicle, most cars can be coated in about an hour. Trucks around an hour and a half.

Q: Should I use an applicator pad or a microfiber towel?

A: Either can be used to apply DuraSlic, but we highly recommend using an applicator pad for optimal results

Q: What happens if I apply the coating wrong?

A: DuraSlic is easy to apply with a wide processing window. However, if the coating is applied wrong, please fill out our reach out form as soon as possible.

Coating

Q: How long does the coating take to bond?

A: 24 hours after initial coating, the surface will be rain-ready but we recommend up to 3 days to allow coating to fully cure.

Q: How long should I expect my coating to last?

A: DS 1500 can last anywhere from 3-5 years with proper care and maintenance, and DS Xtreme can last up to 7 years with proper care and maintenance. Other factors that impact coating lifespan include: garage-kept, environment, original paint condition, etc.

Q: Can I wash my car the same way I did before?

A: We highly recommend returning to your DuraSlic certified installer for maintenance washes and coating toppers to maximize the coating’s performance. However, your certified installer can educate you on the best techniques for getting the most out of your coating.

Q: How can I boost the performance of the coating? 

A: DuraSlic offers a topper spray (Speedcoat) that is compatible with DS 1500 coated surfaces. As for DS Xtreme, its unique oleophobic properties do not allow for bonding with toppers. We are currently in deep development of a topper for Xtreme. Note: Please do not use “water-based” toppers.

Q: When should I add a topper to the coating?

A: We recommend topping with Speedcoat 2 weeks after initial coating and during maintenance wash 8-12 months after initial coating. Note: DuraSlic coatings do not require a topper. However, DuraSlic offers Speedcoat for those who want an extra boost.

Q:Can I make paint modifications after coating?

A: DuraSlic coatings are designed to be permanent and are bonded to the painted surface. Therefore, we do not recommend attempting paint modifications unless the coating is completely removed.