This ceramic coating and top coat were extremely easy to use. It was very easy to tell when the ceramic coating needed to be buffed off because of the way it flashed. Very easy product to use. Just follow Levi's video instructions and everything will be perfect. It's only been a couple of weeks since application, and the jury is still out in it's longevity, but I'm expecting the best. I would recommend using Bead Maker, another top-notch product from The Rag Company, as a sacrificial coating.