We here at Tesla North are always on the lookout for products that enhance the Tesla ownership experience. Fortunately for us, we stumbled upon the Turtle Wax Hybrid Solutions Ceramic Spray Coating, which has quite the passionate following from car fans.
It’s touted as a high shine protective coating that repels water for up to 12 months if done correctly. Being located in the Pacific Northwest (British Columbia, Canada), we get an abundance of rain and we were very excited to see if it lives up to its promises.
My Tesla Model 3 received a careful wash and we dried it accordingly. Once satisfied with the prep, we left the vehicle sitting in the sun in 23C (73F) for the first coating.
Armed with two microfibre cloths, we attacked the vehicle panel by panel. Our technique was 2-3 sprays onto each panel and then wiping the solution into the panel, as per the instructions.
After wiping, we buffed the panel with the second cloth until it was smooth and glossy. We covered all the body panels, lights, trims, and windows. Nothing on the car was missed, including the rims.
For maximum protection, Turtle Wax recommends allowing the first coat to cure for 24 hours before applying the second coat. The next day, we applied the second coat using the same technique. Yes, we got a slight workout from applying Turtle Wax’s ceramic spray coating.
Once we finished, we were impressed with the shine on the car. More importantly, the ceramic spray left the surface extremely slick for water-repelling purposes.
Check out some after pictures below of our 2021 Tesla Model 3:
As luck would have it, the next day it rained which allowed us to test the water-repelling promises of the Turtle Wax Hybrid Solutions Ceramic Spray Coating. We expected to see beads of water and that’s what we got in spades!
The rain formed beads on all the panels and as we kept driving, it would roll off the panels and glass. It sheds the water with ease and by the time the rain let up and we found our way back home to the garage, the rain on the car was gone. It’s almost like the car wasn’t even wet and we didn’t see the usual dirt water spots on the rear bumper.
Time will tell if this pattern holds up for 12 months but for $20 CAD ($15 USD on Amazon!) from Walmart Canada and roughly two hours of application time, it’s an inexpensive and easy way to keep your car looking at its best, and is much cheaper than dropping hundreds to thousands for a ceramic application from detailers if your budget doesn’t allow for it.
Not only that, the two applications barely touched the bottle and this should last us quite some time. Highly recommended for anyone to shine up their Tesla, as this was dead easy!
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