Frequently Asked Questions

What is Pika Pika Rain Glass Coating?
“Pika Pika” means shiny in Japanese while glass coating is “SiO2” compound also known as liquid glass (liquid silica and isopropyl alcohol). Unlike wax, conventional polymer/sealants and other “ceramic” coating in the market, PPR glass coating is durable, it does not crack and it keeps your car glossy and hydrophobic for upto 3-5 years if you maintain it well. PPR can only be removed via polishing using compounds or other abrasive chemicals and acids. You can apply PPR yourself (Hyper PPR DIY set) or engage our specialists to apply additional layer of PPR. If you opt for the former, the application is simple (see video below). If you opt for the latter, contact us for a quote and appointment.

Can my old car be PPR treated?
Yes, cars of any age and condition can be treated. PPR glass coat works on any car surface except for specially-treated matte paintwork, rubber, mirrors and glass. We will assess and perform a standard hand-polish to rectify minor scratches and stains, restore the original color and shine before we apply PPR. For more serious paint defects and problems (deep scratches, watermarks), please send your car for a respray or deep polish session before sending back to us for PPR treatment.
Does treatment come with warranty?
We ensure that all cars are treated with PPR when they leave our premise. We do not provide explicit warranty for max 3-5 years as car paintwork is subject to wear and tear and it depends on the parking condition as well as maintenance schedule of its respective owners. For example, cars parked near shipyards, construction sites and industrial areas are prone to damages by chemicals and acids (sandblasting compounds, paints, white plastering cements). We keep a record of all our clients and if they need any help, they can send their cars down for a thorough inspection and touch-up. We rectify minor problem for free and for bigger areas at negotiated charges. If your car is exposed to rain immediately after coating (while on your way home), just arrange another session with us for assessment and quick re-coat.
How long does it take to perform PPR Treatment?
It takes 3-5 hours depending on vehicle size and condition of paintwork.
What are the main benefits of PPR Glass Coating?
After PPR glass coating, your car shall be glossy and hydrophobic/hydrophilic for up to 3-5 years. The layer of PPR shall also protect the paintwork from hairline scratches and reduce the formation of waterspots. As a result, it reduces the time and money to upkeep your car as you do not need to polish and wax your car anymore. Just shampoo-wash weekly to remove dirt & grime from your car to reveal the layer of glossy and hydrophobic/hydrophilic PPR glass coat. Spray some Nano PPR to enhance the effect immediately.
What is the difference between Pika Pika Rain (PPR) glass coating as compared to wax and other types of coating?
n the eyes of consumers, there are just too many car grooming products in the market. These products are marketed in different brands and comprised of mixture of wax/sealants/other undisclosed chemicals with glass coating SiO2 solution; entirely sealants; or are imitation product (please notify us). Most obvious difference is their short life span and you need to spend more money to apply again and restore shine. Meanwhile, PPR glass coat is patented (unique formulae) and manufactured in Japan. It is the best-seller in Japan due to its strong properties (high gloss, durability, hydrophobic/hydrophilic, ease of maintenance) and positive customer reviews. Upon request, customers shall receive a Certificate of Application and PPR sticker as proof of purchase of original product. We encourage all customers to validate the authenticity of other so-called glass coating products to avoid issues with product safety and reliability.
What is the difference between Pika Pika Rain (PPR) and Ceramic Coating?
PPR is patented and 100% pure glass coating solution that forms a protective layer on your existing paintwork with durability 3-5 years; while Ceramic Coating can be wax, polymer and/or other forms of undisclosed chemical / compound with inferior properties. PPR is removable while Ceramic Coating can be permanent and once it is physically damaged, it cannot be removed. Ceramic coating may also crack upon impact.
What is the difference between Pika Pika Rain (PPR) and conventional waxes, sealants and nano-coats?
PPR is patented glass coating that lasts up to 3-5 years and it is highly glossy while wax, sealant and nano-coat does not last long (only 2 weeks to 12 months). Thereafter, car owners must spend extra money to re-apply a fresh layer of sealant, wax and/or nano coat to maintain the shine, cover the physical scratches and to exhibit hydrophobic feature.
How many layers of glass coating can be coated?
One PPR treatment session is usually sufficient for most clients if they park their cars indoor or in sheltered carparks. However, clients can consider an additional PPR application (2 weeks from first treatment) to enhance both gloss and protection. Thereafter, apply Nano PPR once every 2-3 months after washing to keep it in prime condition. You can refer to our video for application instruction.


How should I maintain the PPR glass coat?
In order for the glass coat to last, avoid any polish and focus on shampoo-wash your car regularly. Apply additional Ultra/Hyper PPR coat and/or spray some Nano PPR for enhanced protection.

When washing, use only shampoo without wax by market leaders Sonax and Meguiar’s. Shampoo with wax is generally discouraged as the wax may become sticky after a while. Do not allow dirt, stains and impurities to accumulate for too long as they will become harder to remove and acidity will increase. Remember to scrub the surface using a wet cloth and wipe dry each time.

Avoid parking under trees, lampposts or near sandblasting/construction sites. Clean all bird droppings quickly to avoid marking caused by acid. Use a clean sponge/microfiber cloth to wash your car to avoid causing hairline scratches. Always rinse off all dirt, sand and solids with water before washing the top part of your car first and then move to the sides (e.g. doors) and lastly, the bottom (e.g. bumpers).