Not really. I mean just the general wash and clay bar treatment like if you were to wax it. They they want you spray and wipe off a solution of alcohol and water in a spray bottle then you go with the ceramic. Its faster than waxing once you get the hang of it but have to work in small sections at a time. Don't have to worry with edging around the black plastics cause it goes on that too just fine. Can do glass as well.Looks great....did you need to do much in paint and plastic preparation before applying it and was it similar to applying a good wax or did it take much longer?