1. Wear latex gloves, eye protection, mask, and work in a well-ventilated area.
2. Prior to first coat application, wash and clay the paint if needed.
3. If needed, use isopropyl alcohol mixed 50-50 with water or an automotive grade wax and silicone remover to decontaminate surface.
4. Prime microfiber applicator and apply in overlapping motions in 2x2 sections.
5. Allow 2-3 minutes dwell time until cured (wait for the rainbow to appear).
6. Lightly remove excess with a microfiber towel.
NOTE: Best if applied on cool surfaces, out of direct wind, and no water/rain for 6 hours after application. Dependent on conditions and thickness of application, may take a week to fully set.
These product are recommended to be used with Reflex Pro
A: Yes. Coatings vary drastically, but this has a very high percentage (once cured) of SiO2 with carbon residues. This product contains polsilazines, solvents, and additives which are thermo-setting resins at room temperture. (ie do not require a UV light)Q: How do I maintain Reflex Pro?
A: Maintenance is exactly the same as a none coated car, however, abrasives will remove the coating. In other words, perform a healthy wash (when needed) with AMMO Foam or favorite car soap, dry with Hydrate, and use Reflex Pro Top Coat as often as you feel is required. The more layers of protetection (Skin, Reflex Pro Top Coat, Creme, etc...) the more protected the "base layer" of Reflex Pro will be.Q: How long does Reflex Pro take to cure?
A: Depends on humidity and ambient temps, but 30 secs to 2 minutes is the average flash time before buffing off. One layer is advised for application and minimum curing time of 6 hours in a dry environment. Reflex Pro may take up to a week to fully set and will perform optimally after 1st wash.Q: How do I prep the paint before applying Reflex Pro?
A: Wash the paint, remove the contaminants with clay (if necessary), compound and polishing (if necessary) is always the best option as the Reflex will have extra depth and shine over "leveled" paint. Light ISO wipes (spray on towel first) can be helpful if paint was recently waxed. You can layer Reflex Pro over "old" layers of Reflex Pro without removing the old layer.Q: Can I use other paint care products (wax, sealant, spray wax) after Reflex Pro is applied?
A: Yes. However, the top layer (most upper surface) will give the paint its water characteristics. Hydrophobic or Hydrophilic. I prefer to layer AMMO SKIN over it every few months as its "jacket" or sacrificial layer. I also use Reflex Pro Top Coat after every wash.Q: Is Reflex Pro safe on matte paint or vinyl wraps?
A: Yes. It will bring more depth or "richness" to the color but it will not be "shiny" afterwards. I highly recommend it on matte paint or vinyl as it is really the only type of protection for those areas without causing a deep shine (therefore defeating the matte finish).
I have several years experience correcting paint and applying protective coatings so when it came time to protect my latest investment (2016 F150) I knew a paint correction and ceramic coating were in order. I've always been a fan of Larry's method and his products so I decided to give Reflex Pro a shot, and I'm very pleased with he results! I reached out to Larry to get the lowdown on using his coating and he was incredibly helpful! I love the fact that he responds to emails and offers that personal touch to the experience. That's something hard to find these days and one of the biggest perks of supporting small businesses!!!
After purchasing all the supplies I did a thorough prep wash followed by claying the paint. After the truck was dry I did a single step correction using Rupes DA-fine polish and DA-fine yellow foam pads which resulted in a ~70% correction. I was happy with the results since this truck is my daily driver and not a show car. I used Gtechniq Panel Wipe as my panel prep spray which does a fantastic job of removing any remaining oils from the polishing process and leaves the paint in a perfect state to coat. I followed Larry's instructions working in 2x2 sections, waiting for the coating to flash, then removing with the two towel method (first towel to level, second towel to buff). The two towel method really helps reduce the likelihood of high spots. I let the coating cure indoors for 24hrs and didn't wash the truck for 5 days following the application. After the first wash I applied Reflex Pro Top Coat and the results are nuts... the gloss is crazy! My truck looks fantastic!
In the world of coatings, Reflex Pro is great since it's easy to apply, yields great results and is more forgiving to work with compared to some other brands I've used. The last thing I'll mention is the hydrophobic properties; there are two arguments regarding beading vs. sheeting and which is better. I personally think beading is more "fun" (while washing, etc) but I recognize the advantage of sheeting for removing dirt, etc. Reflex Pro is a happy medium between the two since it beads well but doesn't bead as crazy as some other coatings I've seen. 10/10 would recommend. I'm excited to apply this coating to more vehicles in the future.
Performs as advertised. Far superior than any of the spray-on ceramics. If you’re interested PLEASE try it, you’ll be more than satisfied.
I purchased Ammo Reflex and applied it on my new car shortly after taking delivery. Went on smooth, buffed of easily and all I can say is wow. It was a brand new car and it made the paint even more glossy. It’s been on the paint for 9 months and hasn’t shown any signs of degrading. The water still beads off the paint and remains glossy, which I’ve had a few people compliment on. In short - you need this stuff!