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Ceramic coating

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Rdfhunter, Aug 2, 2017.

  1. Aug 2, 2017 at 3:57 PM
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    Rdfhunter

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    Has anybody had their truck ceramic coated ? I'd much rather hear first hand experience than YouTube commercials..
     
  2. Aug 2, 2017 at 4:01 PM
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  3. Aug 2, 2017 at 4:45 PM
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    have Cquartz on my 911 (did it myself) and had a pro do Ceramic Pro Gold Package on my '55.


    I literally take a hose to my '55 and that's all i have to do now....the Cquarts I used was their consumer product, it's not as good as ceramic pro.......but CP was fucking EXPENSIVE....but they put 40 hours into paint correction alone
     
  4. Aug 2, 2017 at 6:17 PM
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    How long do you expect to get out of the CP ?
     
  5. Aug 2, 2017 at 6:23 PM
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    HBdirtbag

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    The car is garaged, only driven 3-4x's a month, but i honestly expect 5+ years out of it, if not longer.
     
  6. Aug 2, 2017 at 6:46 PM
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    That's my issue .. $500 for a base coat and one topcoat warrantied for 2 years ... my truck is not driven everyday but during hunting season it will be in tbe woods .
     
  7. Aug 2, 2017 at 7:10 PM
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    $500 for what product? For reference out here on a new car I'd be looking at $1500 for gold. My '55 was over $3k, but most of that was serious prep


    I will never buy a new car and not ceramic coat it going forward. I'll do the truck soon, need to have my wife's car done first.
     
  8. Aug 2, 2017 at 7:27 PM
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    Not on my tundra (yet). But had my wife's car done couple months ago. We like it. Much easier to wash. The dirt and dust swipes right off. And when you're done washing, no need to wax. The shine is always there. Although, the finish doesn't FEEL like it just got waxed/polished. It feels more like a car that's just been clay barred. But none the less, the shine is there. I agree with others, I will be getting all my future cars ceramic coated. Helps with adding another layer for scratches to get through also.
     
  9. Aug 2, 2017 at 8:01 PM
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    $500 is for the Ceramic Pro series.. My truck is new enough , under 400 miles that there is no paint correction thus the cheaper price ...
     
  10. Aug 3, 2017 at 7:08 PM
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    SouthBoundSteve

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    As Joon pointed out, I have CQuartz Finest, which can last up to 5 years. The warranties.. well here is some reading...
    What would happen if you stopped asking, “God, WHY am I going through this?” and started asking, “God, WHAT are you preparing me for?”

    http://www.detailedimage.com/Ask-a-Pro/coating-warranties-valuable/

    My wife's coating, CQuartz UK , I applied myself, lasted 3 1/2 years before it needed to be reapplied.

    The only coating that I have "felt" that gives a slick feeling is GTechniques Crystal Serum Light. I have a feeling that others will follow suit, if they haven't already.
    I love coatings but, as with anything else, proper key and routine maintenance practices are key.
     
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  11. Aug 3, 2017 at 7:10 PM
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    T-Rex266

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    Soooo...when are you coming to CO? Beer and food on me and you can apply
    CP to the Tundra.
     
  12. Aug 3, 2017 at 7:11 PM
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    SouthBoundSteve Rowdy Ron WANTS his Maple Syrup...NOW!

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    Just drove 15 1/2 hours back from BAMA....I just need to grab a couple of hours of shut eye and I'm on my way...:rofl::rofl::burnrubber:
     
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    I can't read these threads. Makes me feel like a jerk for washing and waxing only.
     
  15. Aug 4, 2017 at 3:20 AM
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    SouthBoundSteve Rowdy Ron WANTS his Maple Syrup...NOW!

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    Coatings aren't for everyone. At least you're washing and waxing...:thumbsup:
     
  16. Aug 4, 2017 at 8:28 PM
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    LastCanadianExit The dude abides...

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    Honestly I have to try and not be too obsessive. I swore after I owned a Corvette and ended up never wanting to uncover it and take it out of th garage for fear of blemishes, that I would never do that again. I want to enjoy my vehicle and not go crazy. It's hard though!!!
     
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    On my wife's shitty finish it thickens quick. On my 911's cquartz U.K. It'll still foam up, kind of inbetween my wife's car and this.
     
  19. Aug 6, 2017 at 7:44 PM
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    I'm anal rentetive about washing my cars, its therapy for me. At least one car every weekend. But I can't wash them if I'm scared to get them dirty.

    With 3 kids under 6, I don't have the hours I use to. Ceramic coatings make everything soooo much faster.

    And I'll save the kids for wheel duty
     
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  20. Jun 23, 2018 at 10:48 AM
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    Where do you buy the ceramic coating? Is this a DIY or do you have to have it professionally installed?
     
  21. Jun 23, 2018 at 2:57 PM
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    Purchased my 2017 with 21,800 miles in 10 months on the road. Went with Ceramic Pro and a local detailer genius. Mine took 2 stage paint correction and have the gold package which is 5 years. $1,350 for the CM. I’m going to have him detail it twice a year and I wash it properly in the interim. Came out beautiful. I’m only 3 months in so can’t talk on long term.
     
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  22. Jun 25, 2018 at 10:31 AM
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    Lots of places to purchase online....detailed image, autogeek, autopia are only a few. You can do it yourself or have it professionally installed.
     
  23. Jun 25, 2018 at 10:34 AM
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    Do it... Seriously.... We have all of our rigs coated with the Adams Polishes ceramic coating and it is amazing!
    Such an amazing deep shine, and VERY DURABLE stuff!
     
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