How to Apply Modesta BC 05
September 17, 2018
Modesta BC 05 is one of the most popular car sealants nowadays, owing to the superb technology behind it and the long-term results it provides. Although on the pricey side, users prefer it over other sealants. It can last anywhere from 3-10 years, has a heat resistance of 1000°C, gives cars that thick, candy-like gloss, and is highly resistant to water. The question is, how do you apply it on your vehicle? Below is a step-by-step guide.
Modesta BC 05: How to Apply
- Step 1: Park your car in a garage or an enclosed area
Doing your glass coating under a shady area with no enclosure is out of the question. It’s because any contaminant present in the environment can get caught in the glass coating and harden with it. Imagine if a grain of sand gets trapped in the sealant. Over time, it (grain of sand) will scratch the paint underneath, diminishing not only the appearance of the glass coating but the overall look of your car.
- Step 2: Give your car a total cleaning
Wash your car thoroughly with shampoo and water. Leave no area untouched. Better yet, use a steam cleaner for this purpose. Steam has the ability to lift up dirt and grime from surfaces, so there’s no need for stiff brushes. Dry completely with a microfiber towel. It’s also recommended to clay bar your vehicle’s paint.
- Step 3: Polish
Polishing resolves paint imperfections and scratches from automatic car washes; etching from bird droppings or acid rain; salt from snowy roads; and so on. You can do it by hand or mechanically. For the second option, you’ll need an orbital polisher, buffing pads, and most importantly, some experience in polishing car paint. Be very careful if this will be your first time to polish a car because you might damage the paint. This can lead to costly repairs later on.
- Step 4: Compound
Compounding permanently removes paint defects and evens out the damaged area by filling up minute crevices. It prepares your car’s paint for the glass coating application.
- Step 5: Apply P-01A Primer
Applying car sealants like BC-05 on a car’s surface can be quite tricky. This is why you’ll need the P-01A Primer. It contains a substance that bonds with car paint, and therefore acts like a base coating. It also repairs light scratches. After application, let it cure for 3 hours.
- Step 6: Apply Modest BC 05
Application time for BC 05 can last anywhere from 4-6 hours. You have to be very careful because an uneven application can look unsightly once it dries. Work with one panel at a time. From time to time, check if all panels are evenly coated.
- Step 7: Use IR light
After applying BC-05, allow your car to cure under an infrared lamp. Doing so will make the glass coating stronger, more resistant, and more durable. The Modesta BC 05 user’s manual states this as an optional step.
Do you feel that applying Modesta BC 05 is a tough and time-consuming job for a DIY project? Then schedule an appointment with us. We have the right tools and skilled manpower to give your car that candy-like gloss you have been wishing for.
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