We will be honest, there are a lot of Ceramic Spray Coatings on the market. Much more than we can handle in a short amount of time. If you want a full and honest review, then you need to put in the hours and give each one of the products a chance. That is why we decided to please our readers and make a review on all the most requested Ceramic Spray Coatings that we managed to get our hands-on. We have plans for more, but some of the products were temporarily out of stock. Whether they were region locked or there was a shortage of materials to manufacture them - we simply don't know. We are, however, keeping a tab on what you guys want and as soon as we are able, we will commit to giving you more!
Today on our hands we have a perhaps lesser-known ceramic coating spray made by System X. And with the 'Renew' in its name we first thought it was one of those products that help existing ceramic coatings last longer, but - no! While it can be used as a topper, that seems not to be the case here as it can be used as a standalone product. We will test it as such.
System X Renew Ceramic Spray Coating is a stand-alone product that is meant to be used on its own.
Is it good? Is it bad? Well, we do not know, but we sure are eager to find out! Spoiler alert, we had heard some good things about it from some friends that had the chance to use this one. But, we are here to see what a product is all about with our own eyes so we can write about it as it is!
Just to clarify - we are not sponsored by System X, or any other manufacturer of Paint Protection products, and we will test and review the product as it is in real-world conditions. We will follow the manufacturer's instructions during the application process and we will prepare the surface to ensure the best finish and best adhesion possible. We are leaving an affiliate link to all our review products but in case the product turns out to be of low quality or not as all as advertised we leave a warning to all our readers and the quality of the product will always be reflected in the grade we assign to it at the end of every review. So if you do not want to sit through all of this text, you can scroll down to the Average Grade and read our Final Thoughts to get a general idea of what the product is all about.
Get your System X Renew Ceramic Spray Coating on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/36PPHL2
Let's have a look at some of the claims and features that this product has to offer:
bottle size 16.9 fl oz
ultra hydrophobic coating
long-lasting protection: 9+ months
true SiO2 coating
made in the USA
You guys know that we get immediately nervous as soon as we start seeing all these big words and complex text. It immediately seems like a politician is trying to sell me something or that it is supposed to distract me from the fact that it blows.
Well, we do have a lot of big words here and we will do our best to ignore them and let the results speak for the product instead.
We do like the fact that while an 8 oz bottle is available, the flagship is the 16.9 oz packaging. Perhaps they went for the usual 16 or wanted to get to 17 somehow but got confused in the production process and ended up just short of 17. Means nothing really, but we thought it was interesting and fun!
We may hypothesize about what something is or how it should or could operate, but to be honest, the best thing to do is to put it to the test in real-world situations and see for ourselves.
We will apply the product according to the manufacturer's instructions, as you should always do. Some items may fall into the same category as others you've used before, but they may have an entirely distinct application strategy that determines how effectively they operate. So, to be sure and get the best results, we'll always use a product that follows the instructions to the letter.
Ok so before we do anything, we need to prepare the car's surface. To learn what this process looks like and learn all the juicy tips and tricks click here.
Once the car's surface is clean and ready to be coated, we'll need a microfiber applicator (or a folded-down microfiber towel if you don't have one) and System X Renew Ceramic Spray. Pre-separate the car into smaller sections so you can apply the product more easily and avoid accidentally missing a place. Apply the product to the working area, making sure it is well covered.
Do not rub the product; simply apply it. You should apply the product and then wait for it to dry. After you've completely covered the area you're working on, let it sit for around 2 minutes until it hits its flashing time. You'll need to buff the area with a clean, dry microfiber towel at this stage. When buffing, never use the same application towel.
Whether you're not sure whether a product is ready to buff, hold it up to the light and check if it has rainbow hues on it. This indicates that it has reached its flashing point and should be rubbed off.
It's worth noting that the two minutes of waiting time will provide you with enough leverage to cover an entire panel, if not an entire side of a car. Keep in mind that once the two minutes have passed, you must exit the program. Keep in mind where you left off. Begin buffing the product until it has a great deep shine. You can only continue with the application once you've completed buffing all of the places you've already coated. If you're a newbie, take your time and work on one panel at a time (for example, the hood or the door) until you get the hang of it.
According to the directions, only one coat of his product is required, but for testing purposes, we will apply two applications on half of the hood panel to assess the differences afterward. After around 30 minutes, we'll apply the second coat.
You must wait a few hours after spraying the entire vehicle with System X Renew Ceramic Spray Coating for the coating to dry and be ready to be tested. Unless instructed differently by the manufacturer, we wait the usual 4 hours. It is recommended that the vehicle not be used for that period of time to ensure that the coating has developed a firm and durable surface everywhere, since adding water or foreign particles such as dirt or dust before the curing process is complete might harm the coating.
With a little planning ahead of time, the application procedure was simple and quick to complete. It was also simple to wipe off, which meant that less elbow grease was required to accomplish the process. That's always a good thing!
How did System X Renew Ceramic Spray Coating perform?
So, after filling out the application, we parked the automobile in the garage for the night. As a result, it had plenty of time to cure.
When we completed polishing, the automobile looked like this. It was still in the garage under the same light, and you could see it was shinier and glossier than it had been before application and preparation. It was off to a terrific start, so let's see what we had planned to put the coating to the test.
The idea now was for the vehicle to be parked outside in the sun for the next two weeks and washed roughly ten times using standard car shampoo that most people would use at home or that you would find in DIY car washes or automatic car washes.
We'd also drive the car every day in town, with some mild offroad driving thrown in for good measure. We're hoping for rain this week as well, but if not, we'll try to recreate similar conditions by using tap water and letting it evaporate in the sun to observe how the coating handles water spots.
That day, we did the first wash to check whether it had any effect on the coating. Many coatings would begin to fail at this point, making this a quick and simple test to do. We used ordinary diluted vehicle shampoo as you would in any DIY application, agitated the coating using microfiber mitts, and rinsed and cleaned the microfiber gloves with the two-bucket procedure.
We didn't utilize a foam cannon because we wanted to evaluate how the coating performed in real-world situations. Then we used only water to rinse it with a power washer. The water beaded off rapidly, leaving the automobile clean but coated with water droplets that had become stuck on the car's surface due to its hydrophobic qualities in some locations.
We blew them off the truck using an air compressor. Because there were so few, you could have easily done it with a hairdryer or a leafblower.
The first test went well. We cleaned the automobile nine additional times during the next two weeks. It was a little dusty at times. And it rained once, leaving dusty streaks behind the automobile that had dried up.
We've used the same washing process each time. After a few more runs, we noted a slight decrease in its efficacy, but it still functioned well. After its last cleaning, it began to sheet water in certain parts, but the affected area was dry again after a few seconds.
Given the marketing and claims, we were pleasantly pleased by how well this product functioned. It operated admirably and was one of the best Spray-On Ceramic Coating Products we've used.
Our verdict on this product:
product life time when applied: B
resistance to elements: C
resistance to damage: E
resistance to chemicals: B
application difficulty: B
hydrophobic properties: B
gloss / shine: B
Average grade: B
Cost: 3.49$ / 1 fl oz
0.12$ / 1 ml
Final thoughts on System X Renew Ceramic Coating Spray?
Short version - wow, go and buy it! This product started off with a few grandiose claims. Hyper gloss, ultra hydrophobic coating, a long 9 months for a Ceramic Spray product, and most of all it is a true SiO2 product while some others were fake. And all that with odd packaging and a hefty price tag. In fact, it is likely the most expensive ceramic spray product we have covered to date. Well, that is certainly one was to enter the stage and leave an impression. Luckily, we put all that behind us, completely ignore it, and went to test it. And test it we did. Let us tell you, it performed admirably. 'Admirably' seems like a nice word to describe how good the product actually is.
It resisted wave after wave of punishment we threw at it. And while some ceramic coating sprays were washed of b mere rain, but most certainly by using regular car shampoo, this one endured and endured. It did lose some of its properties in the gloss slickness and hydrophobic department as we tried to destroy it. But it took a while until it finally succumbed.
Also, the fact that it can be used on any surface is of great benefit since you do not have to tape off the plastic trim for instance but instead focus on simply covering the whole vehicle. The slickness helps sheet water off due to the favorable contact angle and it amazingly leaves very few water beads on the car.
Even some of the regular ceramic coatings performed worse in certain areas.
Is this the best Ceramic Spray Coating that we have tested to date? Possibly. It certainly is worth your hard-earned cash should you go and buy one. The only downside that we could tell was that it is a tad bit more difficult to apply. When you are buffing off the product it tends to not buff off properly leaving some haziness or streaks. But you can solve that issue by just recoating that area again and giving it a good buff with a clean and dry microfiber towel. Everything else - just wow. Truly a gem among Ceramic Sprays and we are very surprised how it is not better known. Glad we stumbled upon this and that you readers for suggesting it.
Meanwhile, if you're seeking a nice quality Ceramic Coating that's not hard to work with and doesn't cost a fortune, you've found it in this product!
Get your System X Renew Ceramic Spray Coating on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/36PPHL2