Ceramic Coating??

Discussion in 'Detailing, Valeting and Car care' started by M3Dream, May 20, 2018.

  1. 24 May 2018 at 8:12 PM #21
    Yas Man

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    There's pros to both - ceramic is good for people who will maintain a good wash routine, two buckets and dry properly but wont bother with clay, tar removers, prep and wax top ups.

    Waxing is good for people that want to take a real vested interest in their cars and put time and effort in to maintain an outstanding finish.

    Either way both start with a proper paint prep and polish - without that, they are both a waste of time and money.

    I will say one thing in favour of ceramic coatings, the hydrobaric properties of ceramic coats are way higher than waxes, this means dirt has a harder time bonding to ceramic coated paint and therefore ceramic coated cars and wheels are much easier to clean. Ceramic coats are much better on wheels also as they offer a better level of protection against hot brake dust than waxes.
     
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  2. 24 May 2018 at 10:32 PM #22
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    Ceramic coatings should last a couple of years. Not six months. Their purpose is to act as a long lasting wax with hydrophobic properties. The finish is down to the prep beforehand. My car is much easier to keep clean and has a glossier, wet-look finish that lasts rather than me having to use glazes and waxes.

    Thing is results all depend on how good the detailer is.
     
    Moonstone, May 24, 2018
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    My dad had a quote from a body shop where he is having a dent done on his Range Rover sport. They quoted him £300 for ceramic coating, to me this seems way to cheap. What do you reckon guys I would of thought in the region of £600 to be done properly
     
    M3Dream, Aug 6, 2018
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    Coz its a bodyshop, they wont spend days prepping the car for a ceramic. Take it to a reputable pro detailer if you want it done right.
     
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    When mine gets done I’m always there to ensure the right coating gets put on as I always get the top end products applied.....
    Sounds way too cheap... I would think again
     
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    What makes of coatings are people using fir body and wheels. Mines just about finished in the body shop and looking at this while it's still fresh.
     
    bod1986, Sep 19, 2018
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    It is worth doing for the added paint protection, bird poo etching minimisation e.t.c.

    However I think the common misunderstanding with ceramic coating is that people think it can prevent scratches and stone chips.

    No it doesn't and if that is what you are trying to achieve then you require PPF.
     
    BMWAK, Sep 30, 2018
  8. 18 Oct 2018 at 11:43 AM #28
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    Had my M3 vert coated a little over a year ago now and it still looks and repels water dirt etc like the day it was detailed.

    I paid little more, about 750 if i remember but in my eyes its well worth it. Washing is so simple now and as long as it's done correctly with the right products it'll last for 2/3 years easily. No more days spent waxing and polishing then nursing a bad back for days after.
     

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