How to Graphene Coat Your Car - Step by Step Process (2024 Guide)

How to Graphene Coat Your Car - Step by Step Process (2024 Guide)

Looking to give your ride a 2024-style glow-up? Get your mitts on Ethos Car Care's Graphene Matrix Coating! With our easy-to-follow guide, you'll have your car looking so shiny, it'll need to start wearing sunglasses.


Hey there, car enthusiasts! We all know how our beloved cars face the wrath of the environment - from bird droppings and rail dust to acid rain and tree sap. This could lead you to spend hours or more detailing the crud off your paint. But guess what? We have a solution for you - a graphene coating. It protects your car’s paint better than any wax, promising to keep your car looking spick and span for longer.

Never done it before? No worries, we've got you covered. Here's a beginner-friendly step-by-step guide on how to apply graphene coating to your car.

What You'll Need

To get the job done right, you'll need some quality products. Here's the lineup:

  1. Graphene Matrix Coating
  2. Defy Cleaner
  3. Detox Ceramic Coating Prep Spray
  4. Clay bar or clay mitt
  5. Finish Shine Ceramic Detail Spray
  6. Polisher and scratch-removing compounds
  7. Microfiber cloths
  8. Graphene coating applicator

Step 1: Prep the Exterior

This is the most time-consuming part, but it's totally worth it. The aim is to get a perfectly clean, unblemished paint job. Here's how:

  1. Clean the exterior: Start with a washed car, then spray each panel with Defy. Wipe it off with a clean microfiber cloth for a streak-free finish.
  2. Decontaminate the paint: Using a clay bar or mitt and some Pro Shine Ceramic Detail Spray as a lubricant, remove any gunk still stuck to the paint.
  3. Remove scratches (if needed): For a new car, a light polish might suffice. For a used one, a thorough cut and polish will be needed to remove swirl marks and scratches. Use a power polisher and the recommended products.
  4. Give it a final once-over: Use the Ethos Detox prep spray to strip away any remaining contaminants. Wipe it off with a clean microfiber cloth. Your car is now ready for the graphene coating.

Step 2: Apply the Graphene Coating

With your car prepped, it's time to get glossy. Shake your bottle of Graphene Matrix well, then apply a few drops to your applicator. Work in straight, slightly overlapping lines on a small area (about 3’ x 3’). Make sure the applicator glides smoothly; if it drags, add a few more drops.

You'll start to see a "rainbow effect" as the coating bonds to the paint and begins to dry. Once it turns hazy (after about 1-3 minutes), wipe the area in a circular pattern with a microfiber cloth. Use a work light to check your progress before moving to the next area. Consider applying a second coat for a longer-lasting, mirror-like finish.

Step 3: Let It Cure

Patience is key here. Your graphene coating might look dry, but it actually needs at least 48 hours to cure fully. After two days, it's safe to expose your car to the elements, but the coating will continue to harden for about a week.

Step 4: Maintain the Shine


Your car's fresh graphene coat will resist grime much better than before, but it's still going to face the elements. Regular washes with a product like Ethos Ceramic Shampoo will maintain the hydrophobic action that forces water to bead off. For spot cleaning, use DEFY Ceramic Waterless Wash to safely remove dirt and other contaminants.

In Conclusion

You've made it to the end of our step-by-step guide on how to apply a graphene coating to your car, but the journey doesn't stop here! We’ve gone through the prep work, the application, the curing, and the maintenance, but now it’s time to dive a little deeper into why you should consider choosing Graphene Matrix Coating from Ethos Car Care specifically.

Shine Like Never Before The Future in a Bottle

The Graphene Matrix Coating is not just about protection; it's about showcasing your car in the best light. Imagine the slick, wet look it'll give your car, making it look like it just rolled off the showroom floor. This graphene coating adds depth to your car's color and creates an impressive mirror-like shine that will have heads turning wherever you go.

The Future in a Bottle

Ethos's Graphene Matrix Coating uses the advanced technology of graphene, which is known for its outstanding hardness and durability. When applied to your vehicle's paint, it forms a super-strong bond that provides a resilient layer of protection against all kinds of environmental hazards like UV rays, bird droppings, tree sap, acid rain, and more. In other words, it’s like equipping your car with a futuristic shield that protects it from almost anything the world can throw at it.

Try it Today!

Let's face it: your car deserves the best. By investing in Ethos's Graphene Matrix Coating, you're not only giving it a top-tier shine and unparalleled protection, but you're also saving precious time on maintenance and ensuring your vehicle remains a sight to behold for years to come.


Most ceramic coatings on the market are comprised of Sio2 (Silicone Dioxide) which is commonly referred to as Silica, also known as sand or glass. Graphene was discovered in 2004 and won a nobel prize in 2010 due to its incredible attributes which have shown to be 100X stronger than steel while remaining flexible and not breaking.

Graphene Matrix utilizes this innovative technology to make a formula that takes ceramic coatings to the next level. Making them easier to apply while providing additional benefits and results.

Graphene Coatings are an evolution on the tried and true Ceramic Coating and are applied in a very similar manner while reducing some of the risks and potential downsides.

If you have used our original Graphene Matrix Coating, you know how easy, durable and hydrophobic it is. Graphene 2.0 Takes this to the next level and addresses further improvements in many of its categories.

-Increased durability

-Increased slickness

-Increased gloss and luster

-Increased resistance to water spotting and staining

-Higher activity resin

-Low VOC slower flash solvent for quicker application

Ethos Graphene Coatings provide a protective coating to your vehicle shielding it from UV rays, oxidation and other environmental contaminants.

Due to its incredibly strong Graphene structure, Graphene Coatings have been show to provide a very durable protective layer for any car, truck or boat.

You can expect your Graphene Matrix Coating to lastup to 5 years! Compared to Ceramic Coatings, Graphene Matrix performs extremely well in many areas, such as water spot resistance, ability to reject water on contact, and surface hardness.

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