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TEVO Frequently Asked Questions

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An indoor and closed area with room temperature and minimal air flow would be ideal for the installation. Please do not point the air conditioner vent at newly applied coating before the buffing.

Standard preparations such as wash, clay, polish with non-oil based compound, BodyScrub, rinse the car again and dry the surface.

First, you should drip 6 drops of the coating onto the application sponge, start from drawing the frame, apply it horizontally for once, and then apply it vertically for once. You may always top up the coating if the application sponge starts to get dry.

This is the most common mistake made by new user because they only wait 1 minute or direct buff it after the application. In this case, there is barely any coating left on the surface by the time he finishes buffing it because the coating is still wet and most of it get absorbed away by the microfiber cloth. The wait time before buffing is the key to durability and performance of coating.

Generally, we would advise clients to wait from minimum 5 to 15 minutes depending on their surroundings. Humidity, air flow, and temperature are the main factors that affecting the waiting time. Beginner should always start from 5 minutes and adjust accordingly based on the mentioned factors. For an instance, they may wait 7 minutes if the coating is still “wet” by the time they start to buff it after 5 minutes.

A hint for all the new users: you may always use your finger tip to touch the coating before buff it and determine whether it is still too fast to buff.

Buff the coating in circular motion by using clean and dry microfiber cloth without adding any pressure or force. Excessive force or pressure might remove the coating and leads to poor result. You will need to buff 2 or 3 times to remove all of streak lines.

We advise client to apply minimum 2 layers and maximum 3 layers for car body. Anything more than 4 layers would be too thick for car body, it minimizes the elongation and leads to cracking issue. However, 1 layer of coating is sufficient for glass surface, plastic surface, and metal/chrome surface.

Minimum of 2 to 4 hours are required before applying the second or third layer of coating. It takes a few hours for the surface to cure and form a solid layer before we can apply the next layer.

Yes, you may use infrared curing light to speed by up the surface curing by 40 to 50% and shorten the waiting time for next layer of coating. Anyhow, a full cure still requires 7 days no matter how.

Quartz based coating takes 7 days for full cure. Products like LeatherGard and UniGard-S06 take 24 hours for full cure.

Advisable to wait for 7 days before the first car wash and no water contact within 24 hours after the coating is applied.

A coated car should be washed regularly. Tree resin or bird poo must be removed as soonest as you could. All the coating serves as extra layer of protection to the car paint but not bullet proof.

Not recommended as TEVO Glass Coating is applied by using application sponge. The other brand applies 9 layers of coating because they install it by using High Press Low Volume Spray Gun, as a result, the output is extremely fine, like fog, and minimal of volume. Each layer of applied TEVO Glass Coating is equivalent to 2 to 4 layers of those applied by using High Press Low Volume Spray Gun.

Each product comes with different elongation and hardness. TEVO chemists adjust the ratio of ingredients in every formula to achieve the optimal level and to match with different type of surface. Kindly refer to product catalogue for more info on hardness of each product. In general, the hardness of TEVO Glass Coatings ranging from 6H to 9H pencil scale hardness. Yes, our BodyGard 9H is certified by SGS.

Every product has different durability and you may refer to product catalogue for specific info of each product.

Yes, you may use other application sponge/pad and cloth if it is free from dust, free from contaminated particles, and dry.

Highly recommended to store in closed area with no direct sunlight and room temperature.

glass surface (Pre-cleaning )

You should clean the surface by using Glass Degreaser or Ultra Watermark Remover. Pour the solution onto TEVO Application Sponge and gently rub the glass surface. Rinse with water after that and dry the surface.

No advisable as there are many contaminated particles adhered to the glass surface and will affect the bonding between glass surface and GlassGard.

You can but Glass Degreaser or Ultra Watermark Remover are strongly recommended as normal shampoo might not able to remove all the adhered contaminated particles.

TEVO Glass Degreaser or Ultra Watermark Remover is specifically formulated for glass surface, pH neutral and contains micro powder. It will not damage the glass surface like acidic glass cleaner which is common in the car wash market.

Acidic Glass Cleaner may be effective in removing the waterspot but it will damage the glass surface and causes the micro pores to become bigger. In the end, it leads to more and severe waterspot issue in the future. In most of the cases, it happens more quickly than the first time.

Glass Degreaser is focusing on removing grease and mild waterspot on glass surface while Ultra Watermark Remover is better at removing severe waterspot issue.

You should be using Ultra Watermark Remover to remove serious watermark.

Yes, you may use polishing machine if the coverage is huge.

You can pour 6 drops on the sponge and start to rub the surface. Top up with 3 drops if the solution is getting dryer or sprinkle water onto the glass surface.

Yes but make sure the quality is fine and clean.

The water will sheet in hydrophilic like waterfall when the surface is ready for GlassGard.

glass surface (coating)

An indoor and closed area with room temperature and minimal air flow would be ideal for the installation. Please do not point the air conditioner vent at newly applied coating before the buffing.

First, you should drip 6 drops of the coating onto the application sponge, start from drawing the frame, apply it horizontally for once, and then apply it vertically for once. You may always top up the coating if the application sponge starts to get dry.

This is the most common mistake made by new user because they only wait 1 minute or direct buff it after the application. In this case, there is barely any coating left on the surface by the time he finishes buffing it because the coating is still wet and most of it get absorbed away by the microfiber cloth. The wait time before buffing is the key to durability and performance of coating.

 

Generally, we would advise clients to wait from minimum 10 to 20 minutes depending on their surroundings. Humidity, air flow, and temperature are the main factors that affecting the waiting time. Beginner should always start from 5 minutes and adjust accordingly based on the mentioned factors. For an instance, they may wait 13 minutes if the coating is still “wet” by the time they start to buff it after 10 minutes.

 

A hint for all the new users: you may always use your finger tip to touch the coating before buff it and determine whether it is still too fast to buff.

Buff the coating in circular motion by using clean and dry microfiber cloth without adding any pressure or force. Excessive force or pressure might remove the coating and leads to poor result. You will need to buff 2 or 3 times to remove all of streak lines.

You may but do let the previous layer to cure for at least 2 to 4 hours before apply the next layer.

Advisable to wait for 7 days before the first car wash and no water contact within 24 hours after the coating is applied.

Metal surface ( Pre-cleaning )

You may use MetalScrub to clean the wheel and chrome surface. Rinse the surface with water for once to wash off the tiny sand and dust, pour MetalScrub on TEVO Sponge and gently rub the surface. You may add a little of force if the stain is too stubborn. Lastly, do not forget to rinse the surface with plenty of water to remove all the residue.

MetalScrub is able to restore the surface by removing certain level of oxidized and rusty spot but not all of it.

No, MetalScrub is not allowed to be used car body because it contains micro powder which might the damage the coating or clear coat.

Optional but you are advised to use a polisher if the coverage is big.

Metal Surface ( Coating )

An indoor and closed area with room temperature and minimal air flow would be ideal for the installation. The most important thing to take note is make sure the surface is completely dry and clean before applying the MetalGard.

Kindly wait in between 5 to 10 minutes before buff off the coating. You may adjust the waiting time based on your coating room’s temperature, air flow, and humidity. TEVO would advise new user to start from 5 minutes.

No, MetalGard cannot be used on car body due to lack of flexibility.

Yes. In most of the case, one layer is sufficient but you may apply two layers too.

Make sure there is no water contact within the first 24 hours and you may wash it after a week

Plastic Surface ( Pre-cleaning )

Kindly clean it by using UniClean and clean micro fibre cloth. Spray UniClean onto the surface and gently rub it by using micro fibre cloth. You may switch to brush with soft hair if the stain is too stubborn to be removed by using micro fibre cloth..

Optional. UniClean is a universal, biodegradable, pH neutral, and waterless cleaner specifically formulated for car interior.

The surface is ready for coating whenever there is no grease, stain, dust, or any contaminated particle at on top of the plastic surface. However, kindly make sure the surface is completely dry.

Optional but highly recommended to remove the damaged, faded, and oxidized part before apply the coating.

PlusGard is not able to bond well with damaged, faded, oxidized, and contaminated surface. Thus, it might shorten the durability and impact the performance.

You can coat it with PlusGard after the surface is completely dry.

Plastic surface ( Coating )

An indoor and closed area with room temperature and minimal air flow would be ideal for the installation. The most important thing to take note is make sure the surface is completely dry and clean before applying the PlusGard

Buffing for PlusGard is optional. You only need to buff when you notice the coating is uneven.

It is the same as the rest of coating. Use a clean and dry cloth to buff it in circular motion without adding any pressure.

Yes. Normally you only need one layer but you may apply the second layer if you want to.

PlusGard is classified as the most sensitive coating among so many types of coating. Make sure there is no water contact within the first 24 hours and do not apply it at exterior part if you are unsure if the weather is going to rain or not.

It is highly possible that PlusGard will react with water, white stain will start to appear on the coated surface and it is impossible to remove it unless you strip off the coating.

No. The crystallised coating will crack and break into tiny powder if someone sits on it.

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