Proper car washing and ceramic coating for your BMW IX
The Importance of Proper Car Washing for Your IX
When it comes to maintaining the pristine condition of your newly acquired IX, proper car washing is essential. With a vehicle as valuable and well-crafted as this one, you may be hesitant to let anyone else handle the cleaning process unless they're highly skilled in doing so. In this blog post, we'll discuss some tips specific to caring for your IX and offer recommendations on finding the best car wash services in West London or mobile washers.
Firstly, it's important to avoid automatic car washes that use brushes or hanging rags. These can cause damage to the black side trim between the windows and over the rear quarter panel (with the iX logo), which are made from BMW's "recycled" material. This deep maroon, not black, trim is prone to scratching even with minimal contact. Instead, opt for a touchless (spray) car wash or hand washing to preserve the integrity of these delicate areas.
Ceramic Coating - A Long-Term Solution for Easy Maintenance
One option worth considering for your IX is investing in a ceramic coating treatment. Many owners have found that having their vehicles machine polished and ceramic coated (inside and out) immediately after picking them up from the dealership results in easier maintenance down the line. This process helps protect your car's paintwork from scratches and other imperfections that often occur during factory production. In fact, most brands (excluding Bentley) usually require some form of paint correction after leaving the factory to achieve an optimal appearance.
The benefits of ceramic coating extend beyond just protecting your paintwork. It also makes it more difficult for dirt to adhere to your vehicle, meaning less frequent cleanings are necessary. Even elements such as side glass and mirrors tend to stay cleaner for longer periods when treated with ceramic coating. Additionally, water spots are virtually eliminated after rainstorms, leaving your car looking fresh and clean without any extra effort.
To get your IX ceramic coated, it's essential to find a reputable detailer who can assess the condition of your paintwork and determine the necessary steps for proper treatment. One highly recommended option in North London is EV Bodyshops. Although your vehicle may have already been washed once, this should not pose an issue for applying a ceramic coating. A skilled detailer will be able to evaluate the state of your paint and make any necessary corrections before proceeding with the ceramic coating process.
In conclusion, maintaining the pristine appearance of your IX requires careful consideration when it comes to washing and detailing. Avoiding automatic washes that use brushes or rags, opting for touchless or hand washing methods, and investing in a high-quality ceramic coating treatment can all contribute to preserving your vehicle's beauty and value for years to come.