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Why do we suggest using a pH neutral soap from SB3 Coatings in your foam cannon/to clean your vehicle? We use pH neutral soaps as they are the safest type of soap that works on your ceramic coating and clear bra/paint protection film/PPF. However, Ceramic coatings in particular can become “clogged” over time (reducing their hydrophobic properties), but pH neutral soap is the least likely to do that. 


Every auto detail, ceramic coating, or clear bra/paint protection film/PPF job we do starts with a decontamination/wash, and potentially clay bar, iron and fallout remover, and/or paint correction/paint enhancement. We do this to ensure the paint is in the best possible condition before we start our process.


For this, we use an MTM Hydro foam cannon, and we mix 2oz (60ml) of SB3 Coatings pH neutral soap per container of water. Ensure that you fill the foam cannon with water FIRST, or else the suds will overflow out of the container, making a quick job messy and take much longer to fill.


This is a very simple process, but these are the steps we use:


  1. First, Fill the container with water and then 2oz of SB3 Coatings pH neutral soap. We have a measuring cup to measure out the soap, but you can eyeball it, or make a mark on the foam cannon container.
  1. Secondly, Shake the container to mix the SB3 Coatings pH neutral soap and water. 
  1. Then, rinse the vehicle from top to bottom, side to side.
  1. Adjust your spray pattern on your MTM Hydro foam cannon (or whatever brand you use).
  1. Foam the vehicle using SB3 Coatings pH neutral soap.
  1. Hand-wash the vehicle using an Autofiber (or similar) soft microfiber wash mitt, using the minimal amount of pressure necessary. Again, wash top to bottom, side to side, so the suds from the SB3 Coatings soap does not carry dirt from the top down to an already-cleaned area. Do not use the same mitt you use on the paint, on the wheels.
  1. Rinse the vehicle off, again going top to bottom, side to side. 
  1. Dry the vehicle using an Autofiber or similar drying towel, or let it air dry if you have an Adam’s Deionized Spotless water system like we do. 

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Want to talk about our SB3 Ceramic Coatings “Decon”? Call/text us at 254.550.4142 or click on the contact page to schedule a ceramic coating, auto detailing, paint enhancement/paint correction, or clear bra/paint protection film appointment with us in the Copperas Cove/Killeen/Fort Hood/Harker Heights areas! In Additional, feel free to follow us on Instagram/TikTok/Facebook @hhceramiccoatings, and note that our media is typically provided by @iffla_media (Instagram). 


SB3 Coatings (sb3coating.com) are great coatings, and are similar to other offerings we have had in the past. You may be more familiar with other brands’ offerings, so here is a quick reference to help you understand our transition.

 – The SB3 Coatings Solo is similar to Ceramic Pro Sport (although SB3 Solo has a one-year warranty whereas Ceramic Pro Sport has a six-month warranty)

– SB3 Coatings Omega is similar to Ceramic Pro Bronze (Ceramic Pro Top Coat) two year coating

– The SB3 Coatings Thirty3 is a three-year ceramic coating, which is a warranty period we have not had in the past.

– SB3 Coatings Alpha is a five-year coating, similar to the Ceramic Pro Silver (five-year) package, which uses Ceramic Pro 9H (one layer) and Ceramic Pro Top Coat (one layer). SB3 Coatings Alpha utilizes a single coating system which helps us get your vehicle back to you faster without sacrificing quality.

– The SB3 Coatings Trinity is a seven-year coating, which we did not offer previously with Ceramic Pro.

– SB3 Coatings Vortex is a two-year ceramic coating similar to Ceramic Pro Wheel & Caliper or Ceramic Pro 9H (when used on wheels).

– The SB3 Coatings Optic is a one-year ceramic coating similar to Ceramic Pro Glass, and is used on your windshield/glass surfaces.

We have access to many brands of ceramic coatings, and we always choose what is best for the client in their particular situation.