Ceramic coating

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  1. 19 Apr 2020 at 1:10 PM #1
    taylio

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    Hi, after some advice on ceramic coating.
    1 is it as good as they say
    2what is the best on the market
    3 I want to use it on panther black metallic paint
    4 value for money
    5 is it easy to apply (arthritis in wrist and shoulder joints)
     
  2. 20 Apr 2020 at 8:59 AM #2
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    I asked the same question and had mine done locally a couple of months ago.

    I had a system called Siramik and the company is owned by a Cutter with a very good recommendation although he didnt presonally do my application, the company is called Reflectology. You cannot buy Siramik on the open market and Russ choses his franchises very carefully. I live in Colchester by the way.

    I always thought I was fairly good at cleaning the car, I wont call it detailing because that is another level although I have done that in the past. I was very pleased with the end result and although a fair investment I felt it was worth the money and the cleaning process is a lot easier now, I am getting on a bit and anything to help made it worthwhile for me.

    I have no doubt others will add a comment and some people think it is a waste of money. there are other threads on here on the subject so have a search.

    At the end of the day it is your car and your choice but it worked for me . Good luck.
     
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  3. 20 Apr 2020 at 11:25 AM #3
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    1. Yes - If you think of it as a long-lasting and very durable, high-gloss wax. No - if you think it's like some chemical kind of PPF that protects your car from scratches or swirls - it doesn't.
    2. For non-professional application Carpro CQuartz UK 3.0 or Gyeon - Both Korean companies who seem to be well-respected and top of their game for synthetic coatings.
    3. Paint colour is irrelevant.
    4. The Carpro above is about 40 quid for a kit that will do your whole car but you should also buy a bottle of Carpro Reload to keep it topped up and protected.
    5. Very easy. You should put a few drops on the included applicator and go over each panel individually before buffing off with a cloth. Then follow up with Reload.

    Here's a video I took of my car yesterday (it has Cquartz Finest Reserve Cold which is a professionally applied coating but I have used UK 3.0 on my wheels myself - similar gear):

     
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  4. 25 Apr 2020 at 5:42 PM #4
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    Thanks for the info
     
  5. 25 Apr 2020 at 5:43 PM #5
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  6. 25 Apr 2020 at 5:46 PM #6
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    Google Graphene.

    It’s going to be the next big thing apparently.

    May detailer is going to do my boot lid as a test area, as that’s the part with gets sitting water and Graphene helps with water spotting.
     
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  7. 26 Apr 2020 at 4:06 PM #7
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    how much did u pay? live in Romford and tempted pull the trigger myself
     
  8. 7 Aug 2020 at 2:05 PM #8
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    I'm keen to do mine soon. Was thinking of going for the carpro UK3.0

    I'm more than capable of doing it myself. Have all the correction equipment and have done numerous cars.
    I just haven't touched ceramic coats before and get a little confused about how many steps, after the paint correction there are and what products are required.
    Seems like some need a before product, the ceramic coat and an after product. Some one alluded to using the Car Pro Reload after to maintain protection, that's fine. So would I need this? and stock up on the re-load? https://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/cqua...pittKV8XxoCkEUQAvD_BwE#183=52&page=2&top=300&

    I'm also conscious I might not have time to do it all in one go. Can I do say the bonnet and wings one weekend, the doors another weekend and the rear the 3rd weekend?
    I'm sure I heard the coating ruins the applicators and removing cloths, so would I need to have extras?


    Side question, my brother wants his not yet delivered brand new Q5 done. This will likely only need a decon and finishing polish, right?
     
  9. 7 Aug 2020 at 3:31 PM #9
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    Am really interested to see any answer from the knowledgeable to Matt330ci's question above - as I'm trying to renovate the paintwork on my 55 reg carbon black coupe over the space of a few cleaning sessions (picked up in June - paint was pretty unloved - but have 3 stage'd the large panels now, just the lower parts to do).
    If these ceramic coatings are fine being applied section by section over a week or so, I might get involved
     
  10. 7 Aug 2020 at 3:34 PM #10
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    I think it's the applicators and microfibres that cause the problem. Believe they're only fit for the bin once used. So if you did one section of a car a day, you'd probably have to have 20 towels to do the whole car. Once it's hardened, they're scratchy.
     
  11. 7 Aug 2020 at 4:16 PM #11
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    ah fair enough - will stick with the Poorboys paste-wax - have found that gives a great finish, and can be applied in sun etc!

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    Thanks Mr K, really appreciate the comments, hope the system is holding up for you.

    There are products and coatings that can be bought on a general basis so if you need anything for upkeep for over a message.
     
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    I've just done my daily. Two stage paint correction using 3M products (Fast Cut Plus, followed by Extra Fine), then coated with Carbon Collective Molecule ceramic. Molecule comes with an aplicator and 5 small micro fibre cloths, so you don't have to do the whole car in one go if you don't want to. I've only just done it so no idea how long it lasts in reality, although CC claim 5 years, but if I have to top it up once a year I'll be happy with that.
     
  14. 11 Sep 2020 at 12:47 PM #14
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    Hi Russ

    Thanks for the message, all is good here with Siramik and I am using Bouncers Done and Dusted as a top up, probably more than I should but hey ho.

    I hope all is well with you and business is good.
     
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    I've heard good things about Gtechniq Crystal Serum on YouTube and is recommended at a good price, I don't know anyone personally who has used it however!
     
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    It’s what I use. Works very well.

    The car is a year old now...

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    When i purchased mine i asked at the final negotiation if they would also do the ceramic coating as well even though i had been negotiating for a few days prior.

    I'm conscious it probably isn't the best and therefore wanted to ask if i should do it myself again with a better brand or just go down the wax route?
     
  19. 20 Oct 2020 at 10:01 AM #19
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