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2019 Prius Prime: Clear Bra and Ceramic Coating #5419574 05/03/20 02:20 AM
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2019 Prius Prime.

The owner requested for the vehicle to be protected against rock chips. During the same visit, he also wanted the paint to be corrected and ceramic coated for easier maintenance.

For prep, the vehicle was washed and then Optimum Ferrex was used for decontamination. This was followed up by a clay bar to remove any remaining contaminants.

All of the painted surfaces were corrected using either Optimum Hyper Polish or TLD’s Last Cut Compounding Glaze. Both products finished perfectly when paired with the correct pad, polisher and technique. CarPro Essence was used as a second step on areas that were not receiving PPF; this product acts as a primer polish for certain ceramic coatings.

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Although compressed air was used to clean the polishing pads after every polishing cycle, I used a lot of pads during the correction process. Pads become saturated with product (despite cleaning) and this impacts both cut and finish quality. Also, with the curves on this car, I used the 3” polisher a lot!

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Here is a video walk around of the car after all of the polishing was completed but before the ceramic coating and clear bra were applied:

https://imgur.com/a/PyRg5Nw

And these are pictures of the car after the clear bra (PPF) and 1 coat of CQuartz UK 3.0 were applied. The entire front-end of the car (full hood, full fenders, bumper, mirrors and lights) was wrapped with STEK Dynoshield.

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Re: 2019 Prius Prime: Clear Bra and Ceramic Coating [Re: The Critic] #5419578 05/03/20 02:46 AM
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great job. Did not know you did ppf also.

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Looks great!


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Very nice.


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Re: 2019 Prius Prime: Clear Bra and Ceramic Coating [Re: The Critic] #5419614 05/03/20 05:23 AM
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Shiney... grin2

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Re: 2019 Prius Prime: Clear Bra and Ceramic Coating [Re: The Critic] #5419658 05/03/20 06:52 AM
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Was looking for a blue one last summer-- hate the 5 shades of Toyota grey.

Had to settle for red. LOL

Your owner is a smart cookie. These cars chip on the hoods while otherwise looking great.

Re: 2019 Prius Prime: Clear Bra and Ceramic Coating [Re: The Critic] #5419670 05/03/20 07:16 AM
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Looks great, thanks for sharing.


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Shiney!


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Re: 2019 Prius Prime: Clear Bra and Ceramic Coating [Re: The Critic] #5419765 05/03/20 08:49 AM
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Very nice. When did you start doing PPF?

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Looks great. Love that color.


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The Critic lives in a gorgeous neighborhood. The drive there is stunning.
He is always willing to help others by happily sharing his expertise.


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Re: 2019 Prius Prime: Clear Bra and Ceramic Coating [Re: JeffKeryk] #5419947 05/03/20 12:18 PM
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Thanks for the kind words everyone.

Originally Posted by WhyMe
great job. Did not know you did ppf also.

Originally Posted by RTexasF
Very nice. When did you start doing PPF?

The PPF was sub’ed out.

Originally Posted by JeffKeryk
The Critic lives in a gorgeous neighborhood. The drive there is stunning.
He is always willing to help others by happily sharing his expertise.

Thanks, but I think the convenience (location) and the schools in your neighborhood have mine beat.


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Looks great. Ceramics don't always produce that "wet" shine but on this car it has.


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Looks really nice! Like the house and yard too. I am contemplating on what to put on my new 2020 Camry SE. I have either, Adams Ceramic, Klasse SG or Optimum Spray Wax.


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LOoks great

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