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Brand New Highlander - Ceramic Coating?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Riskyguy, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. Apr 11, 2018 at 3:14 PM
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    Riskyguy

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    We added a 2018 Toyota Tundra to the family this week. We like to keep our vehicles a long time. Since it is brand new, should I consider doing a ceramic coating myself now? I am going to do the 3M Pro clear coating on the hood and fenders soon. I am also adding the color matching door edge guards. Anything else I should do now to protect it? Thanks for your suggestions.
     
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    sweet. new highlander? does he look like this?

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    Man your quick! Was thinking of posting same lol
     
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  4. Apr 11, 2018 at 6:40 PM
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    I would, yes.
     
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    What is the benefits of ceramic coating, approximate cost and how often does it need to be done. I drive thru car wash weekly and had wax once a month...suggestions?
     
  6. Apr 14, 2018 at 7:47 PM
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    If I ceramic coat it, what do you recommend? I would like to do it myself.
     
  7. Apr 14, 2018 at 7:54 PM
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    First time or? I would have a pro do it. If not, @SouthBoundSteve can recommend a brand
     
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  8. Apr 14, 2018 at 8:29 PM
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    This would be my first try at it.
     
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  9. Apr 15, 2018 at 4:17 AM
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    Thanks Steve. I am still debating between a ceramic coat and doing a sealant instead. The car has less than 200 miles on it. I am having 3M Pro protection film installed on the hood and fenders this Tuesday.
     
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  10. Apr 15, 2018 at 5:42 AM
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    A shop is doing it.
     
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    Most higher end coatings can’t be bought and done yourself. If you truly want the best outcome I’d highly recommend seeking a professional. I had Modesta bc04 done on mine. Cost was $1500 plus $200 to coat the glass, Not one regret in the world. Paint has a whole new level of shine on it and washes are much easier, water literally falls off the truck. 79177AB9-23B5-4DF1-A52C-52B688013D4E.jpg
     
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