Since we came out with Triple P, there has been some confusion on how to use it properly. So we wanted to get a little technical and explain very clearly what the polish does and how it should be used.
What is Triple P
Triple P is a water-based, oil-in-water emulsion polish. The oil is the inner phase of the emulsion. We include a micro-abrasive in the outer phase (water phase) that allows it to finely correct very minor scratches and swirls to a mirror-like finish. The inner phase (oil phase) is made up of a blend of oils, solvents, and silica resin that makes it cycle long, highly lubricating, and ultimately leaves a film behind that is designed to help anchor the coating to the surface.
When to use Triple P?
After compounding we recommend washing the vessel with dawn if you have the means to do so. Once washed, wipe with IPA solution. If you don’t have easy access to clean water for a dawn wash, wipe with IPA solution. With a polishing pad and random orbital or forced rotation machine, work the polish to a fine haze. Remove residual with microfiber towel.
Prepping for your coating.
Since you are laying down a silica film to act as a primer layer, do not wipe after using Triple P with IPA or Solvent – that step is not required when using this polish. Typically no more than an hour or so is advised to let the resin layer “set-up” and get well into its cure before agitating it again with more solvent and resins in the form of the coating being applied over the top and then crystallizing together.
How long should I wait between Triple P and applying the coating?
30 to 60 mins is advised to let the resin layer “set-up” and get well into its cure before agitating it again with more solvent and resins in the form of the coating being applied over the top and then crystallizing together. Try to avoid using Triple P is you are not able to coat over it shortly after.
Triple P is designed to work best with Repel Pro and Liquid Thor and not necessarily intended to properly interact with all the other competitor ceramics although we have found it to work well with some other brands. The reason for this is that not only is there a silica resin in the Triple P to help it prime the surface for additional coating, but that same silica resin is also included in our Ceramic Coating formulations and highly unlikely in other competitor coatings. In Chemistry, “like-likes-like” and so like chemistries react well together. So by including the same constituent ingredients from one blend to the next, Triple P to ceramic coating, it allows the two to marry together very well. Finally, that same silica resin is contained yet again in our Si02 based maintenance spray, to further that conjugation from one blend to the next all laying down a like-for-like chemistry and marry everything together. That’s really the beauty of using the same family of chemistry throughout the process. Deviating from that to use other competitor products can add complications and ruin the ethos of what is trying to be done with the system.