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To ceramic coat or not?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Cutter29, Mar 9, 2018.

  1. Mar 9, 2018 at 11:29 AM
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    Cutter29

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    looking for advice on if I should pay the money to have the truck coated. I’m sick of the endless battle with the crappy single stage toyota paint. I’m in a non stop battle with rail dust (orange spots) despite getting rid of it and using different products to wax and seal the paint it just keeps coming back and seems worse. Will ceramic seal this out or am I better off paying less for a professional detail/seal and keeping up a solid and regular wax routine? @SouthBoundSteve any recommendations on best course of action?
     
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  2. Mar 9, 2018 at 2:33 PM
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    Cutter29

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    PM sent.
     
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  3. Mar 9, 2018 at 2:34 PM
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    4Runner

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    I’m interested as well. Looking at Ceramic Pro.
     
  4. Mar 9, 2018 at 3:18 PM
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    I put an entry level Ceramic Pro on my truck last October/November.. It was $400 and is supposed to last a year.


    First two pics are the day that I had it put on
    IMG_4838.jpg IMG_4836.jpg


    This was about 20 minutes ago.
    IMG_5784.jpg IMG_5785.jpg IMG_5783.jpg
     
  5. Mar 9, 2018 at 4:14 PM
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    Are you happy with the coat @jdg1982 ? The lighting is different in the various pics, and its hard to tell on my screen if its the same or there's some differences.
     
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  6. Mar 9, 2018 at 4:25 PM
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    jdg1982

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    @HybridGadwall I think the yearly one was worth it. I’m not sure I’d drop a few grand to have this done though.
     
  7. Mar 12, 2018 at 11:29 AM
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    I’ve been exchanging PMs with @SouthBoundSteve and talking to a local detailer. Steve has been extremely helpful and can’t thank him enough for his time and help. I’m not going to coat at this time. Going to go with a pro detail and paint seal then work a plan to maintain on my own and see if I can stay ahead of it.
     
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  8. Mar 12, 2018 at 11:34 AM
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    seniramsu

    seniramsu Pro Runnin

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    True dat :amen::amen::amen:
     
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  9. Mar 12, 2018 at 11:35 AM
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    omg ...so if I put a ceramic coat on ill get a shitty LSU reflection?
     
  10. Mar 12, 2018 at 11:40 AM
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    Lol!!!
     
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  11. Mar 12, 2018 at 11:41 AM
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    Its almost college football season!
     
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  12. Mar 12, 2018 at 11:43 AM
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    This just made my day
     
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  13. Mar 12, 2018 at 12:25 PM
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    Law323

    Law323 it’s only weird if you make it weird

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    My wife is a huge LSU fan... college football is serious at my house
     
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  15. Mar 12, 2018 at 2:29 PM
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    Law323 it’s only weird if you make it weird

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    you aint funny........LOL
     
  16. Mar 12, 2018 at 2:30 PM
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    Law323 it’s only weird if you make it weird

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    man, If my wife was a football fan, I'd have been divorced by now! My house can only handle one person screaming at the tv LOL
     
  17. Mar 12, 2018 at 3:30 PM
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    When you marry a coonass you have to claim them....but typically we watch in diff rooms
     
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  18. Mar 12, 2018 at 3:47 PM
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    Haha, jeeze :laugh:
     
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    Law323 it’s only weird if you make it weird

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    this is true! LOL we know all about them southern women!
     

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