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Ceramic Coating #4761268
05/18/18 04:50 PM
05/18/18 04:50 PM
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Cajun Country, La.
BlueOvalFitter Offline OP
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Cajun Country, La.
Does anyone here have a ceramic coating on their vehicle? It's just starting to get popular here in La. But, it's so expensive. Opinions?

Re: Ceramic Coating [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #4761280
05/18/18 05:07 PM
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There are diy coatings out there for less. The quality of the job will depend on how good of a prep job is done with the existing paint/clearcoat.

Durability claims vary and that will include the climate you are in plus other factors. With so many other good products out there like sealants and waxes, you can pick the one that fits your budget. The website Autogeek has a forum and a store where you can research for tons of information.


Cannot see signatures any longer so it doesn’t matter.
Re: Ceramic Coating [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #4761284
05/18/18 05:14 PM
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My both cars are ceramic coated. Best decision ever. Washing is smooth and easy, car stay cleaner for much longer and looks amazing. I’ve done it myself though so it’s really hard to say the true cost (a lot of money and time are in prep work - compounding, polishing etc)

Re: Ceramic Coating [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #4761285
05/18/18 05:18 PM
05/18/18 05:18 PM
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San Rafael, CA
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Never heard of it, so no. I don't see the point.


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Re: Ceramic Coating [Re: dogememe] #4761297
05/18/18 05:27 PM
05/18/18 05:27 PM
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North Carolina
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Originally Posted By: dogememe
Never heard of it, so no. I don't see the point.

Solid logic there!


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Re: Ceramic Coating [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #4761298
05/18/18 05:28 PM
05/18/18 05:28 PM
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Phoenix, Arizona - USA
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A good quality, properly-applied ceramic coating will vastly surpass any wax or sealant in terms of longevity and overall protection. The real trick is proper prep of the paint surface PRIOR to application of the coating, and thorough consistent application of the coating, including the final step of buffing it out once it has 'flashed' to insure there are no remaining high spots.

If you apply the coating to an improperly (or even non) prepped paint surface, and/or if you apply it haphazardly, your results will be poor.

For those who want to protect their paint just once every couple/few years, and not have to worry about it except for occasional washing, coatings are excellent.


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Re: Ceramic Coating [Re: PimTac] #4761306
05/18/18 05:40 PM
05/18/18 05:40 PM
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Cajun Country, La.
BlueOvalFitter Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: PimTac
There are diy coatings out there for less. The quality of the job will depend on how good of a prep job is done with the existing paint/clearcoat.

Durability claims vary and that will include the climate you are in plus other factors. With so many other good products out there like sealants and waxes, you can pick the one that fits your budget. The website Autogeek has a forum and a store where you can research for tons of information.


I'm a member there. I used to buy all of my detail products from there at one time.

Re: Ceramic Coating [Re: SirTanon] #4761312
05/18/18 05:45 PM
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Cajun Country, La.
BlueOvalFitter Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: SirTanon
A good quality, properly-applied ceramic coating will vastly surpass any wax or sealant in terms of longevity and overall protection. The real trick is proper prep of the paint surface PRIOR to application of the coating, and thorough consistent application of the coating, including the final step of buffing it out once it has 'flashed' to insure there are no remaining high spots.

If you apply the coating to an improperly (or even non) prepped paint surface, and/or if you apply it haphazardly, your results will be poor.

For those who want to protect their paint just once every couple/few years, and not have to worry about it except for occasional washing, coatings are excellent.

The detail shops in the Baton Rouge area state this exact thing. It's all in the prep work. When I stated it was expensive, I also should have stated that the prep work can be the most expensive of the process. The end results are amazing!

Re: Ceramic Coating [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #4761464
05/18/18 09:04 PM
05/18/18 09:04 PM
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Pa, USA
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Pa, USA
I did it to my one vehicle. I got it, and have a sealant for it from chemical guys that I try to apply about once a month but haven't been too faithful. Plus I have a soap from them that helps with the coating.


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Re: Ceramic Coating [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #4761634
05/19/18 05:08 AM
05/19/18 05:08 AM
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Lyndhurst NJ
Audios Offline
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Ive been considering this lately for me vehicles as well, since most of them at at least 10 years old. I noticed what difference it made on a customers Jeep SRT this week. Anyone have any recommendations for DIY applications? Theres tons of kits on the autogeek site.


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Re: Ceramic Coating [Re: Audios] #4761777
05/19/18 07:56 AM
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When I pull the trigger I'm going with this one. It includes everything you need.

https://www.autogeek.net/duragloss-envrioshield-coating-system.html

Re: Ceramic Coating [Re: SatinSilver] #4764404
05/21/18 08:56 PM
05/21/18 08:56 PM
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Cajun Country, La.
BlueOvalFitter Offline OP
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Cajun Country, La.
Originally Posted By: SatinSilver
When I pull the trigger I'm going with this one. It includes everything you need.

https://www.autogeek.net/duragloss-envrioshield-coating-system.html

SS, which vehicle in your signature are you going to do? What color?

Re: Ceramic Coating [Re: rooflessVW] #4764471
05/21/18 10:38 PM
05/21/18 10:38 PM
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Little Havana, Miami
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Little Havana, Miami
Originally Posted By: rooflessVW
Originally Posted By: dogememe
Never heard of it, so no. I don't see the point.

Solid logic there!


Haha


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Re: Ceramic Coating [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #4764567
05/22/18 04:14 AM
05/22/18 04:14 AM
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West Yorkshire, UK
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West Yorkshire, UK
How does a ceramic coat fair against weathering, contamination, scratch resistance compared to sealants and waxes ? I don't want something too permanent that gets wasted by needing to be polished off every 6 months.

Re: Ceramic Coating [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #4764690
05/22/18 07:49 AM
05/22/18 07:49 AM
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NH
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NH
I ordered this kit. ARMOR SHIELD IX from AvalonKing

Going to try it on my new truck. Recommended by a guy in a Youtube channel that I enjoy.
Best Paint PROTECTION For Newer Cars & Trucks


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