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Does Anyone put Ceramic Coating on their Tundra?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by rmd22360, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. Aug 10, 2018 at 4:18 PM
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    rmd22360

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    Tell me how is it in your truck? They told me it is the definitive way of preventing scratch and swirls in your vehicle. Very tough, second only to diamond when it comes to toughness. No need to wax it anymore because it looks waxed already and it is a lifetime warranty. Can some tell their experience on this "ceramic coating"?
     
  2. Aug 10, 2018 at 4:29 PM
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    Check out the detailing section. Lots of guys have done it with great results and positive feedback. Doesnt last forever but it's really a great option for a few years of protection.
     
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  3. Aug 10, 2018 at 9:40 PM
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    DecalsByDesign

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    I install ceramic pro for wraps and watch a lot of these installers on some private groups we have on FB. It’s an amazing product, make sure you have them correct your paint and with the right installer you will have a brand new looking truck for years. Annual maintenance seems bizzare when spending thousands but Ceramic Pro itself goes on your carfax and can protect the resale of your truck. Pm me if you need help finding someone or have questions. I don’t install their paint coatings but I keep up on everything they do.
     
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    Are you thinking of having it done, or doing it yourself?
    I’ve had CQuartz sitting on my shelf for a while, just haven’t found the time to put it on. If you have the skill and tools to do it yourself, you’ll save a ton of money.
     
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    All of my vehicles are coated with Opti-Coat Pro Plus Ceramic Coating. Was the best $900 each spent and all future vehicles will be coated.
     
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    Something I also need to research.
     
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    I’ve used C.QuartzUk and C.QuartzUK 3.0 an upgraded version of the former.

    I’d recommend Ceramic coatings and I was a wax on wax off person my whole life.

    The attention to detail and good working conditions are a must if you attempt this yourself. To get the results one has to follow a lot of steps.

    I’d recommend watching a lot of videos about the brand of ceramic coating you choose and become familiar with each process. Read instructions and there are no shortcuts. Lot of man hours are needed.

    This video (not mine) does a nice job of capturing a methodical approach to each panel and the use of tape when using a buffer on edges and corners.

    Some steps are missing but this video gives a good overview.

    For the people providing this service, they earn their money and is money well spent!

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AQHbRff1vCc

    @rons23

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  9. Aug 12, 2018 at 11:19 AM
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    SouthBoundSteve New and Improved Ron is Right!

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    Lots of great responses so far!

    I have CQuartz Finest on mine, for 3 years now. Still going strong with the Proper Maintenance.

    As far as the claim of preventing scratch and swirls, that I will disagree with. You can still inflict those things if you fail to follow good maintenance and common sense. There are self healing coatings a small few but you will know it by the price.

    Not needing wax is true but again, proper maintenance needs to be done....

    Here some good reading...

    https://www.detailedimage.com/Ask-a-Pro/the-truth-behind-wild-coating-claims/

    https://www.detailedimage.com/Ask-a-Pro/maintaining-your-paint-coating/

    Warranties...

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

    More food for thought...

    https://www.detailedimage.com/Ask-a...tection-film-or-ceramic-nano-coatings-part-1/

    https://www.detailedimage.com/Ask-a-Pro/the-case-against-coatings-part-1-of-4/

    Have you considered a protective film also? I have Expel on parts of my truck...
    Good Luck!!!
     
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  10. Aug 12, 2018 at 12:36 PM
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    I just put Mckees 37 ceramic coating on my Tundra a couple of days ago actually. With Mckees the recommend using the coating prep polish before applying the coating and there's no need to wipe down with diluted ISA. To my dismay though after I put the coating on and it wasn't very shiny I learned that my Super White Tundra us a single step process and the prep polish is not enough to prepare the paint. They do have a product for this but with no local Mckees dealers around so I used M205 (Ultimate Compound would work as well I'm sure) then wiped down truck with ISA and reapplied coating. The coating is butter smooth and repels water nicely.
     

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