A ceramic coating is a liquid polymer applied to a vehicle’s exterior. The layer creates a chemical bond with the paint and becomes hard after it cures. The result is a durable, long-lasting shine that protects your vehicle’s paint from UV rays, oxidation, bird droppings, and more. 

Although ceramic coatings are incredibly durable, they will eventually break down and must be removed. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to remove the ceramic coating from your vehicle so you can prepare it for a new one.

Supplies You’ll Need:

-Lacquer thinner or stripper

– Plastic scraper

– Clean rags or towels

– Abrasive pads (optional)

– Pressure washer (optional)

Step 1: Pour the lacquer thinner or stripper onto a rag. If you’re working on a large area, pour it into a bucket first. 

Step 2: Rub the saturated rag onto the surface of the ceramic coating. You may need to apply some elbow grease to get it started. 

Step 3: Continue rubbing until the coating starts to break down and lift off the surface. 

Step 4: Once most of the coating has been removed, use a plastic scraper to remove any stubborn bits. 

Step 5: Wipe the surface with clean rags or towels to remove any residue. 

Step 6: If any stubborn areas remain, you can use abrasive pads or a pressure washer on a low setting to remove them. 

Step 7: Once the surface is immaculate, you can apply a new ceramic coating

Ceramic coatings are an excellent way to protect your vehicle’s paint from the elements. However, they will eventually need to be removed so you can apply for a new one. We showed you how to remove the ceramic coating from your vehicle using a lacquer thinner or stripper, a plastic scraper, and some elbow grease.