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    Thinking about getting this done on my wife’s car. What do you guys say yes, no, not worth the money? She drives 40 back country miles to work and her car is Blasted with dead bugs. Will a ceramic coating help in removing the dead bastards?

    If I decide to do it I’ll have a pro do it as my detailing skills are around 0.

    Any brands to use or ones to stay away from? What says it the IBB!

    #2
    Do it but do it right, you got the right idea with leaving it to a pro. As far as the bugs coming off easier, yea they do but you still gotta work at it a bit. I got a tip from an old school detail guy that really works. Use dryer sheets.

    I take them and dunk them in my wash water, a little back and forth and the bugs are gone, gotta be new sheets though used ones won't work.

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      #3
      ceramic coating, as in like ceramic coatings for exhaust parts?
      - Buck

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        #4
        Had my wifes 2018 Octane Red Challenger ceramic coated with the good 7 year stuff. I dig it. Cleans up easy and the color just pops compared to other ones of the same color. 2.5 years later the water still beads off it like the day it was done.

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          #5
          Originally posted by dnsfailure View Post
          ceramic coating, as in like ceramic coatings for exhaust parts?
          No it’s the stupid buzz word the industry gave to sell the product to retards. Yes I’m including myself in it because paying $1000+ to have some paint nicks repaired and a coating applied is stupid. If it actually works in cutting down on the time washing and keeping it nice I’m in.

          The ceramic coating is basically a silicon covering that makes the paint on your car become extremely hydrophobic for 3-7 years if you use the good pro shit. From what I understand It’s like a wax on steroids.

          I just looking for some personal experience from here to make sure it is worth the money.

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            #6
            Here's some blather: https://www.reddit.com/r/teslamotors...ff_on_ceramic/

            I have no experience with it, so I'll share my opinion. For $100, it would be a good protectant. For $1k+, it's a stupid tax. The vague marketing, technobabble descriptions, and Secret Squirrel application specialists remind me of Slick50 and dealership underbody treatment. It's sold by con men to idiots, not by up-front technicians to knowledgeable clients.

            But I haven't used it, so maybe I'm wrong.

            Eta- silicone.
            Last edited by subybaja; 05-30-2020, 07:07 AM.

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              #7
              I have some on order to try on a couple show cars I have in the shop. Can have a report by the end of next week.

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                #8
                Originally posted by dirtybird View Post
                I have some on order to try on a couple show cars I have in the shop. Can have a report by the end of next week.
                Awesome. Please find out what brand of coating was used!

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                  #9
                  Carpro C Quartz UK 3.0 is what I have on the way. You have to be certified to buy the higher grade coatings. I think it's just for warranty purposes anyway. I'll see how this shit works then I'll think about certification.

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                    #10
                    I have the C Quartz Professional on my truck. I love it. It stays cleaner and easier to clean. I think the more expensive ones are better because they actually bond to the surface which makes them last longer. You also need the surface decontaminated and color corrected for them to work the best.

                    This is my truck when I picked it up from being detailed.
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                      #11
                      Originally posted by subybaja View Post
                      Here's some blather: https://www.reddit.com/r/teslamotors...ff_on_ceramic/

                      I have no experience with it, so I'll share my opinion. For $100, it would be a good protectant. For $1k+, it's a stupid tax. The vague marketing, technobabble descriptions, and Secret Squirrel application specialists remind me of Slick50 and dealership underbody treatment. It's sold by con men to idiots, not by up-front technicians to know. ledgeable clients.

                      But I haven't used it, so maybe I'm wrong.

                      Eta- silicone.
                      I never heard of it. (Except the xhaust stuff) But I would have to agree with above.

                      A quick story.

                      i went to a car show many years ago. They had an old Cadillac. On half the hood they had a fancy car wax they were selling. The guy would stand there and wax that section untill someone came up. Then the guy would pour some water on and it would run off immediately, leaving it bone dry and shiny. I got to know the guy selling it and he told me the hood was just polished with ordinary turtle wax. I said that is what I use and water doesn't run off like that. He said "did you wax it fifteen times in a row?" I tried waxing one section of my car maybe four times and the water runs off fantastic. It was all a scam. It was impressive.

                      What about the stuff Lowes sells called "Neverwet"?
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                        #12
                        i use it on my service truck. I bought a mostly full bottle of 80eighty ceramic coating..like a 60 dollar bottle. Rinse my truck off once a week you can watch the little globs of water roll off with dirt inside them its neat.

                        bearing grease and baked on bugs i just gotta hold the nozzle there a little longer.

                        apply wait 6 months and apply again.

                        I got 2 coatings on my service truck out of bottle with enough left over to do my jetta

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                          #13
                          Photos are on my phone .

                          Always looks shiny
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                            #14
                            I did these wheels I refinished.
                            brake dust just washes off.

                            Ill be doing the entire car.
                            seems fully legit.

                            and you can get the product yourself and do it for $100. the money comes from the 8 hours it takes dude to clean and paint correct the car before he puts the $100 worth of stuff on it.
                            Last edited by 87manche; 05-30-2020, 07:09 PM.
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                              #15
                              Meh, paint protection film is where it's at.

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