Care Instructions 

What to Do and Don’t

Car Washes:
  • Use (2 Buckets Technique)
  • Touch-less Wash
  • Automatic Brush Wash
Home Washing:
  • Quality car wash soap with no wax.
  • No wax needed
  • Use Microfiber Wash mitt and 400 gsm Microfiber towel to Dry
  • Wash in shade
  • Use Onyx Care Products
  • Don’t wash in sun
  • Don’t wax or polish
  • Don’t use abrasive towels

The curing process

Curing time is 2-3 weeks depending on environmental conditions such as humidity and temperature. During this time, the following should be avoided:

  • Sprinklers. The coating will protect your clear coat from water spots. The coating is less likely to etch than your factory clear, but it can get spots during the curing process and can be costly to remove.
  • Parking under a shedding tree.
  • Allowing bird droppings, sap or pollen to sit on the car and bake in the sun.
  • Washing or abrading the paint If you notice that your car gets water spots, bird drop- pings, tree sap etc. during the first two weeks, immediately remove it following our care instructions. Keep in mind the coat- ing is soft; be gentle when working on the paint.

Washing your car at home

ONYX COATING is extremely slick, this means most things will dissolve and be pulled off by

ONYX COATING’s self-cleaning effect. Minimizing rubbing, (especially with a dry towel) on the coating will ensure its longevity. Dry bird drop- pings, bugs and tree sap can be dissolved using alcohol type solvents and wiped off with a damp microfiber towel.

  1. For best results the car should be washed on a bi-weekly basis to avoid excessive con- tamination build-up. Use only recommend- ed mild soaps.
  2. Use 2 Buckets Technique to wash your Protected car).
  3. Avoid high volume brush style car wash- es, and high PH detergent style cleaners.
  4. Avoid washing in direct sunlight to minimize streaking and water spotting.
  5. Wash from the top down leaving the dirtiest sections for last to avoid cross contamination.
  6. Use separate soap and sponge/mitt/towel for wheels to prevent cross contamination.
Methods of washing

1. Standard home washing:
Use a foam gun (optimal) or microfiber wash mitt to soap down the car. Rinse it off- with a pressure washer (optimal) or hose. Dry with clean microfiber towels.

2. Spray ‘n wash self car washes:
Select the high pressure soap. Soap the car down (never use the provided brushes especially on the paint!). Rinse car off with the high pressure rinse. Dry with clean microfiber towels.

3. Car washes:
Touch-less car washes only. Never use a car wash with brushes! Never select the “spray wax” option.

  1. Always dry completely and never leave to “air” dry. Tap water contains minerals that may leave deposits creating water spots. These can be removed with a 50/50 vinegar solution or use Water Spot Remover.
  2. Only use quality microfiber towels for best results and avoid aggressive wiping, allow- ing the material to absorb the water.
Spot removal
  1. Never use aggressive products to polish the coating or remove surface contamination.
  2. Never use excessive force to remove spots.
  3. Bird droppings, tar, sap, etc. should be re- moved as soon as possible to avoid tempo- rary staining or hardening on the coating. Any staining left behind from bird drop- pings will break down over a few days with- out affecting the coating.
After washing
  • Do not wax the coating. It is unnecessary and the wax will not bond to the coating.
  • ONYX COATING Care is the recommend- ed maintenance product. Ask you local installer about getting ONYX COATING Care or purchase through our webshop.
Automated washing
  • Always go to a touch free wash! Using an automated car wash with brushes will void the warranty and dull the coating. ONYX COATING 9H and 10H takes up to 2-3 weeks to achieve full hardness. Please handle with care and do not wash the vehicle for the first 2 weeks.
Leather and fabric maintenance program
  1. For best results, all leather/vinyl surfaces should be cleaned bi-weekly with a leather protectant to avoid contaminant build-up and replenish the natural oils.
  2. Vacuum carpets regularly and use carpet & fabric cleaners when necessary.
  3. Immediately wipe off spills on leather, vinyl, or fabric.

Annual inspections

  • Annual Inspections are the recommended process for ensuring the coating is main- tained and care for the vehicle is proper- ly executed. Annual inspections should be carried out by an approved applicator within 30 days before the anniversary date of the last service to ensure peak perfor- mance.
  • Although durable and long lasting, annu- al inspections ensure maximum gloss and protection from ONYX COATING.


Term and Condition

DR SHIELD PTE. LTD. warrants that with the proper application of Ceramic Paint Protection by DR SHIELD PTE. LTD.; your vehicle’s paint finish will remain protected against Oxidation, Loss of Gloss and Paint chalking. If any treated paint is shown to be adversely affected from exposure to these conditions or through normal use, as evidenced by a visible loss of paint gloss and providing that all of the terms of this warranty Mentioned Below have been met, then such conditions will be repaired or cleaned (at its option) free of charge by DR SHIELD PTE. LTD.

Applicable Vehicles and Period of Coverage

Coverage terms, when annual service requirements are met. (See: Annual Inspection). Failure to undertake an annual service will irreversibly terminate the warranty.

Graphene – 5 Years Warranty

Quartz Pro – 3 Years Warranty

Nano Shield – 1 Year Warranty


Any treatment / re-treatment of Onyx CoatingTM Products must be applied / reapplied by DR SHIELD PTE. LTD. If any treatment, cleaning, repair or other work is carried out on the vehicle without DR SHIELD PTE. LTD. prior written authorization, the warranty will be invalid.

The vehicle must remain registered, for the entire duration of the warranty, for legal non-commercial road use.

Only vehicles registered as passenger vehicles will be warrantied. Commercial vehicles of any kind will not be covered.

Vehicles over 3 months old are required to have a machine polishing carried out by an approved applicator prior to application. Newer vehicles may also require a machine polish if advised by the approved applicator.

In the event of damage / repair to the surface (i.e. accident repair) the vehicle must be taken to DR SHIELD PTE. LTD. for retreatment to the repaired area, at the owner’s expense, within 30 days.

Warranty is registered in the name of the vehicle owner and cannot be transferred.

Should a product reapplication be required (e.g. vehicle accident) you are liable for a reapplication fee, determined by DR SHIELD PTE. LTD.

The vehicle exterior paintwork must be maintained and washed regularly, to DR SHIELD PTE. LTD. recommendations, to prevent contamination build up (bi-weekly). After washing ensure that no water is left to dry on the coated surface, particularly within the first two (2) weeks after installation. In the event that your vehicle is exposed to high mineral-content water (“hard” or “soft” water) like that from some automated car washes, sprinkler systems or tap water in some areas, then all coated areas need to be dried as soon as possible with a microfibre cloth.


Where the owner has deemed to have been careless, negligent or failed to maintain the exterior painted surface in the correct manner.

Customer neglect. i.e. Failure to maintain due care of the treated surface results in warranty void.

Pre-existing damage to the painted surface or any other treated part of substandard specification, materials or workmanship by vehicle manufacturer, their dealership, third-party supplier or modifier, or professional detailers not authorized by DR SHIELD PTE. LTD.

Damage to the coated surface by incorrect manual wash techniques, automatic car washes, brushes or contaminated wash tools that may cause abrasion, or damage caused by a third party not authorized by DR SHIELD PTE. LTD.

Swirl marks, marring, scratches, scuffs, scrapes, chips to the painted surface.

Water spots are caused by hard water (mineral deposits), which when left to dry on the paint may leave a stain, water spotting is not covered.

Failed Clear Coat – Peeling, Hazing and Fading or any claim for matters which are covered by vehicle manufacturers’ warranty.

Damage caused by collision, accidental damage, vandalism, malicious damage, fire, flood, stones, collision, surface rust, physical damage, paint overspray, water etch or vehicle manufacturer’ defects, or defects which may be covered under a manufacturers or dealerships protection plan.

Areas that have not been retreated after a paint repair.

Any loss of time or use of the vehicle while it undergoes inspections. Never use a car wash with brushes.

Terms and Conditions are not adhered to: Exposure to abnormal & harsh chemicals, Failure to repair & retreat damaged sections, Damages caused by modifications to the vehicle (e.g. mirror, roof racks, DVD install, etc….), Areas not treated with Onyx CoatingTM products and Any claim in respect of damage caused by unusual atmospheric conditions including not limited to salt spray or chemicals.

Colour Changing for the non-original manufacturer painted (re-painted) panels.

This warranty does not cover stone chipping, abnormal chemical fallout or spillage, untreated panel repair or replacement, bore water spotting, scratching, abrasions, manufactures imperfections or paint imperfections such as paint flaking, peeling, foreign matter in paint, orange peel or clear coat separation. In addition to the above listed items Nano Shield not warranted against bug splatter, tree sap, bird droppings or bat droppings.

Any claim in respect of matters pre-existing at the time of the application of the Onyx CoatingTM Product, Any claim in respect of any Onyx CoatingTM Product applied other than by DR SHIELD PTE. LTD, Any claim arising from the customer failing to properly maintain the vehicle, Any claim in respect off acts of vandalism or arising out of an accident involving the vehicle, Any claim in respect of manufacturers imperfections, Any claim arising from the vehicle being operated in a manner contrary to the manufacturers recommendations.

Any claim in respect of damage resulting from the use of the vehicle in a competition or motor sporting event, or where the vehicle is used on a beach, or in off-road driving conditions, or for the launching of boats or other marine vessels for other than occasional recreation use, Any claim in respect of the load area of a commercial vehicle, Any claim in respect of a vehicle which has been subject to other than normal wear and tear, Any claim where the vehicle has not been maintained in accordance with the Instructions mentioned in this warranty, and Any claim in respect of damage caused by unusual atmospheric conditions including but not limited to salt spray or chemicals.

Any claim in respect of damage caused by acid, dyes, inks, bleachers, gum, paint, and lubricants, caustic or corrosive materials, Any claim in respect of the tray area of utilities, Any claim in respect of any area of the vehicle which has not been treated with the appropriate Onyx CoatingTM Product, or at the customer’s request, Any claim arising from the installation of aftermarket parts and/or accessories including without limitation mirrors, luggage racks and mudflats, Any claim in respect of surface rust, rust damage caused by moister trapped under trims and rubber mouldings or decorations, Any claim in respect of damage caused by cigarette burns and in respect of rust appearing above the window line of the vehicle.

Any claim in respect of deterioration to the paint work caused by the use of cleaning agents other than those commercially available for cleaning paintwork of private passenger vehicles, Any claim in respect of paint chipping, grazing or peeling and Any claim in respect of the tearing or ripping of interior surfaces of the vehicle.

Annual Inspections:

Annual Inspections must be carried out by an approved/authorized applicator, within 30 days before or after the anniversary date of the last service to maintain the warranty.

Failure to undertake an annual inspection within the required period will void the warranty.

A fee determined by the approved applicator will be charged for the Annual Inspection, which includes – Exterior Wash, Decontamination, Gloss Renewal and Inspection.

Limit of Liability (Claims):

Damage that may be covered under this warranty must be made aware to DR SHIELD PTE. LTD. within 10 days, failure to comply will result in the warranty being terminated.

Claim determination is at the sole discretion of DR SHIELD PTE. LTD, either approving the repair / re- treatment by DR SHIELD PTE. LTD or refunding the application cost to the vehicle owner at a maximum of 1000 SGD and terminating the warranty, whichever is less.

Any dispute arising under these terms and conditions shall be governed by the law of Singapore, the involved parties agree to submit to the jurisdiction of that Country.

Email reminders for annual inspections are a courtesy and not receiving one is not an acceptable reason for missing your inspection.

Any claim under the warranty must be notified via email or writing to DR SHIELD PTE. LTD, within 7 days of the customer first becoming aware of any matter giving rise to a claim in regards to Onyx CoatingTM Products

The warranty is only valid if:

a. Following notification of a claim the vehicle is made available for DR SHIELD PTE. LTD inspection at its workshop, during normal business hours; and

b. The vehicle is subsequently made available to DR SHIELD PTE. LTD or such other person/s as DR SHIELD PTE. LTD may stipulate in order that any treatment, cleaning, repair or other work may be undertaken.

Approval in writing must be obtained by the customer from DR SHIELD PTE. LTD before undertaking any work covered by the warranty. All work covered by the warranty must be undertaken by DR SHIELD PTE. LTD. If any treatment, cleaning, repair or other work is carried out on the vehicle without DR SHIELD PTE. LTD. written authorization first being obtained, the warranty will automatically be invalidated.

In the event that the vehicle is involved in an accident which involves damage to an area treated by a Onyx CoatingTM Product, the warranty only remains valid if the affected areas of the Vehicle are retreated by DR SHIELD PTE. LTD. with the relevant Onyx CoatingTM Products at the customers expense within 30 days of the date of repair; Reapplication of Onyx CoatingTM should be performed after vehicle paint has been allowed to settle for at least 21 days.