STEP 1 - WASH: Ultima Paint Guard Wash with the Genuine Wool Wash Mitt and Sonus Der Wunder Drying Towel - Ultima Paint Guard Wash will exceed your expectations with thick, luxurious suds that last through the entire wash. On average, a single ounce of Ultima Paint Guard Wash is all that is required to produce a 5-gallon bucket of car wash solution.
Preparation: Prior to use, the vehicle must be thoroughly washed. Failure to thoroughly rinse may lead to paint scratches from grit and other forms of hard contamination. For best results, wash the vehicle in the shade or when the sun is low in the sky. To avoid swirl marks, use a high quality wash mitt like the Genuine Wool Wash Mitt. Do not use the same wash mitt on tires and wheels. Dedicate a separate wash mitt or wash sponge for the tires, wheels, rocker panels and lower valances.
Mixing: A 5-gallon size bucket is highly recommended. Fill the bucket 2/3 full with cool water. Add 1 ounce of Ultima Paint Guard Wash to the water. Using a stiff jet of water, fill bucket to fully activate suds. As wash water is used, continue to refill the bucket and activate more suds.
Application: Always start at the top of the vehicle. As the suds run down, they will take more loose dirt and grit with them, reducing opportunity for scratching and producing swirl marks. To further reduce producing swirl marks, wash along the length of the vehicle, not in a swirl motion. Use plenty of wash solution and rinse wash mitt frequently. Do not allow suds to dry on your vehicle. Rinse frequently. To avoid water spotting, dry immediately after final rinse.
STEP 2 - CLEAN: Ultima Elastrofoam Paint Cleaning System - Revolutionary replacement for automotive detailing clay products. It removes bonded contamination from paint, glass, chrome and plastic. Vehicles in new or like-new condition can be treated 20 to 25 times with a single Elastrofoam block.
Preparation: Prior to use, you must thoroughly wash the vehicle. Failure to thoroughly wash and rinse may lead to paint scratches from grit and other forms of hard contamination. Vehicle must be clean and dry to achieve best results with the Ultima Elastrofoam Paint Cleaning System.
Application: Feel the paint to find areas of heavily bonded contamination and roughness. Work on a small area (2' by 2') at a time. Spray face of the Elastrofoam block and the area to be cleaned with Ultima Paint Cleaning Gel. Proper lubrication is essential. Never use dry. Lightly rub the Elastrofoam block over the area to be cleaned in a back and forth motion. Heavy rubbing (pressure) is not required. After several passes over the area, dry with Sonus Der Wunder Polishing Towel. Inspect by feeling for remaining contamination. The surface should feel perfectly smooth, like glass. Repeat if necessary.
Frequency of Use: The Ultima Elastrofoam Paint Cleaning System is a very gentle polish and may be used as often as needed to remove bonded contamination. Use twice a year, at a minimum, as a pre-treatment prior to polishing with Ultima Paint Prep Plus for best results. Use as needed to spot treat to remove insect remains, tar, oil and other visible contamination not removed through regular washing.
Elastrofoam Sponge Care: Keep the Elastrofoam block clean. During use, rinse frequently in a bucket of soapy water and squeeze to remove excess water. Store in a cool, dry area. Do not allow the block to sit in the hot sun.
STEP 3 - PERFECT: Ultima Paint Prep Plus - Fine, non-abrasive polish that deep cleans paint, smoothes away swirl marks, water spots and fine surface scratches, and increases over-all paint gloss. As it cleans and polishes, Ultima Paint Prep Plus leaves behind a special primer designed to promote proper bonding of Ultima Paint Guard Plus paint protection.
Use Sparingly: Ultima Paint Prep Plus can be used sparingly. About two to three ounces of product is all that is needed to polish most cars.
Preparation: Best results will be achieved with Ultima Paint Prep Plus if the vehicle is clean and completely dry. Thoroughly wash and dry all surfaces. If bonded contamination is present, deep clean the vehicle's paint with the Ultima Elastrofoam System. Park in a shaded area and allow to cool before application.
Machine Application: Dispense about 3-4 pea size dabs around the center of Ultimate Detailing Machine DAS II Orange SwirlBuster 6" x 1.25” Pad. Adjust speed to the 3-4 mid-range setting and place the pad on the vehicle's surface. Apply firm pressure then switch on the polisher. After distributing polish on the panel, ease up on the pressure and work polish in well. Run the machine until only a fine film remains. Buff off film with a Sonus Der Wunder Polishing towel to a brilliant shine.
Frequency of Use: Ultima Paint Prep Plus is a very gentle polish. For best results, use twice a year as a pre-treatment prior to applying Ultima Paint Guard Plus.
STEP 4 - PROTECT and PREVENT: Ultima Paint Guard Plus - Ultima Paint Guard Plus, containing Polycharger Wax Booster technology, is the longest lasting, clearest and easiest paint protection. This product takes less than ten minutes to apply to a clean, dry vehicle. Simply spray on and walk away. No buffing required. Ultima Paint Guard Plus is a highly concentrated paint sealant. A single ounce is enough product to wax (treat and seal) 8 to 10 vehicles, including the glass. This revolutionary protectant will not build up in the cracks or turn trim white.
Use Sparingly: Ultima Paint Guard Plus must be used very sparingly. About 1/4 ounce of product is all that's needed to treat most cars.
Preparation: Best resultswill be achieved with Ultima Guard Plus if the vehicle is clean and completely dry. Thoroughly wash and dry all surfaces. If bonded contamination is present, deep clean the vehicle's paint with the Ultima Elastrofoam System. If swirl marks, water spots or other paint defects exist, polish paint with Ultima Paint Prep Plus before sealing with Ultima Paint Guard Plus.
Application: Start at one corner of the vehicle (e.g., left front fender). Mist the Ultima Microfiber Applicator with Ultima Paint Guard Plus twice (two pumps) to prime the pad with product. Wipe the product in well and finish by wiping in a straight line direction. (This will help to see where product has been applied). When it appears that no more product is being applied to the paint, spray one more shot of product onto the applicator. Do not spray directly on your vehicle. Continue to wipe until the entire vehicle is complete. By the time you get back to where you began, the first couple of panels should already look dry. The entire process should take less than 10 minutes!
Proper Application Note: When applying, the product should not go on looking "wet". Proper application leaves what appears to be an oily film. This film will begin to dry immediately. If too much product is applied, the drying time may increase significantly.
Do Not Buff Off or Wipe! After application, you can sit back and watch as Ultima Paint Guard Plus does its job. When properly applied, the vehicle's paint finish will be very glossy and streak-free in less time than it takes to buff off a traditional car wax product (about 30 minutes). Although you may be tempted to touch and wipe your paint finish... DON'T! If you simply can't keep you hands off the amazing Ultima shine, we recommend that you wait at least a full hour or more before wiping.(why would you wipe???) The longer you wait (up to 12 hours) the better. After 1 hour, you can drive your vehicle. Driving (air friction) will accelerate the cure time.
Applicator Care: Do not use a different type of applicator with Ultima Paint Guard Plus. The large microfiber applicator provided ensures an even, streak-free coating. If the vehicle is clean, the Ultima Microfiber Applicator will not get dirty from use and it will dry soft and odor-free. Store it in a clean, dry location. If the applicator becomes soiled, wash it as you would other microfiber products.
After Care: After treatment with Ultima Paint Guard Plus, your vehicle will be easier than ever to wash and keep clean. Insects, tar, road grime, brake dust, road salt, bird dropping and other hazards are easily washed off with Ultima Paint Guard Wash. We recommend washing weekly with Ultima Paint Guard Wash. When washing is not possible, keep the exterior clean with Ultima Detail Spray.
Frequency of Use: Ultima Paint Guard Plus is the most durable paint sealant product available. While we have tested durability (shine, water beading and slickness) up to a year, proper paint care dictates that 3-4 treatments a year offers the very best protection possible.
More Shine: If your goal is the wettest-looking, deepest, clearest, most distortion-free finish you can imagine, Ultima Paint Guard Plus can be layered to produce a jaw-dropping, show car shine that will turn heads and make you the envy of every car fanatic in your neighborhood. In most cases, on a well-polished finish, 2-3 coats of Ultima Paint Guard Plus produces stunning results. To keep this shine, re-treat monthly and maintain with Ultima Detail Spray.
STEP 5 - MAINTAIN: Ultima Detail Spray Plus with the Ultima Autospa Buffing Towel - Maintain your finish by quick detailing. This step cuts down on regular washing when you keep up and don't allow your vehicle to get more than slightly dusty. The Ultima Detail Spray Plus also maintains slickness and shine.
Paint Condition: To prevent scratching and swirl marks, Ultima Detail Spray Plus should not be used to clean large areas that are heavily soiled. When heavy soil is present, wash with Ultima Paint Guard Wash.
Exterior Application: Always use the Ultima Autospa Buffing Towel. Fold the towel into quarters. Mist the surface of your vehicle with Ultima Detail Spray Plus (hold bottle 12"-15" away from surface). Wipe, flip towel and buff dry. For best results, apply to a cool surface and work on a single panel at a time.
Interior Application: Always use a soft, clean, lint-free microfiber towel, such as the Ultima Autospa Buffing Towel. Fold the towel into quarters. Lightly mist the wipe towel, not the interior surface. Use the damp towel to dust all interior surfaces. Where spills and stubborn spots are present on leather, vinyl, plastic and glass, lightly mist the surface directly and wipe. For best results, apply to a cool surface.
Foam Pad Care: We recommend washing pads by hand in cool to lukewarm water with the Sonus Der Wunder Wasche. For very dirty pads, soak for 10 minutes then rinse until water runs clear. Squeeze out the excess water and allow to air dry on a plastic drying rack with the Velcro side up so water is not draining and sitting in the Velcro backing. Some staining and wear is normal.