Yes, install is very easy and some people have even called it fun. We suggest inviting a child to help. (It's that easy)
Yes, RWP can be used over ceramic coating. With Ceramic coating you will notice it will try to bead, we suggest adding an additional coat for more even coverage to help fill in the beads.
Yes. Be sure to clean the car’s surfaces that will be protected before installing. A good coat of quality wax is not necessary but will enable RWP to be applied with a more even coat, and will aid in removal later.
The thicker you apply it, the easier it is to peel off Protect ‘n Peel, so we recommend 2-3. THICK coats are essential! You shouldn't be able to see your paint underneath the white product if you do it right - it should be opaque. This is critical to make it easy to peel. If it's too thin when it dries, it will peel off in small chunks. If you put 3 thick coats on, it will peel easily as long as your paint is completely cool and in the shade. You do not need to let it completely dry in between coats – just give it about 10 minutes of dry time before starting the new coat.
Using 2-3 coats per track event, 1 bottle should take care of about 3 events.
A clear bra is great – but it doesn’t make clean-up any easier, and rocks and debris can still penetrate it and damage your paint. Putting Road Warrior Plus over a clear bra gives you extra protection and makes clean-up a breeze.
You can, but it is not necessary. If you decide to use it, be sure to remove the tape before RWP dries, otherwise you may pull up RWP when you remove it.
It’s easier to remove the dried RWP when there are thicker edges around the protected areas. This can be accomplished by applying pressure to the side of the roller that aligns with the outer edge of the coatings. (Something that you try to avoid when painting walls in a home but encouraged for RWP application)
It's best to apply it in the shade - about 60+ degrees Fahrenheit.
The only downside is the product will not peel off in one sheet. More than likely you will have to power wash off the thin coat. A little RWP goes a long way and do not be afraid to put it on thick.
Once cured RWP dries with a textured matte finish. Looking at it from 5 feet away you can see it installed. From a distance you only see the color of the paint.
On vehicles with darker finishes RWP is more noticeable.
Cure time will depend on the temperature and humidity. On a cool, cloudy, wet day, say 55 degrees out, you will want to apply under roof, and need to increase the surface temperature of a fresh coat to approximately 120 degrees. This can be achieved with a standard blow dryer, heat gun, or infrared heat. On a sunny day say 70 degrees, park your vehicle in the sun, and allow the surface to absorb the heat. Apply RWP, and with in minutes it will dry and the adhesive will cross over to the surface. If your taking a trip, and anticipate rainy conditions, apply RWP the night before you leave, Applying RWP in your cool garage, without heating the surface and material, will result in potential product failure.
Some of our customers leave RWP on for just a day trip and others leave it on for months at a time. The product is water based so if soaked long enough it will wash off with water. With that being said we have run it through car washes and exposed it to brief rain showers without issue. It can last a winter but it will start to look pretty dirty and removal is tricky in low temperatures.
Yes, RWP dries and forms a clear, flexible film that acts as a barrier. We recommend two coats to protect against smaller particles like sand, bugs, tar or small pebbles. The more coats you apply, the more protection you can expect. Adding additional coats will also make removal easier. Keep in mind RWP will not protect against large objects, or collisions.
If cured properly, RWP can withstand a quick car wash or short rain shower. Long term exposure will result in it turning white and soft. We do not suggest removing RWP in temperatures below 50 degrees.
2 thick coats provides you with 10mils of protection.
It all depends on how you apply it and at what temperature you peel it. This is THE MOST IMPORTANT SECTION. 1) Apply 2-3 very thick coats. Be generous. It should be white, opaque when wet. Thicker is better. Try it on a small section of your hood to test. 2) ONLY peel it when your vehicle is completely cool and in the shade, no hotter than 70 degrees F. If it's too hot, it won't peel. It will stretch and be too elastic. If you applied it too thinly, it can tear in small pieces. If you apply it THICK and remove in the shade, it works great.
Yep! For one, avoid the “seams” – like the gap between the hood and the body of the car. One of our users recommended taping them off. Also, when you paint it on, try to create a “raised” or “beaded” outline on the perimeter of your protected area. This will give you a better way to grab an edge and peel it up.
Sure! You can use a high-pressure hose or just any ol' hose and sponge it off if you prefer that to peeling.
We recommend using a tip size of 1.7.
With the vehicle out of direct sunlight, wet the coating with water, lift an edge, and pull up from one side.
For faster removal use a high pressure wash (power washer)
For removal in temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit we suggest parking the vehicle in a warm garage.