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Car detailing- anyone had experience with ceramic car coating?

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Greetings guys i have been looking at doing a ceramic car coating on my car. Has anyone had any experience with this negative or positive? 

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Goffy

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Sonax Profiline CC36, its legit. 

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When its done right its awesome and looking forward to having my car done in future just remember to detail correctly (how many people i see pay $$$ for it then go to super cheap and ruin it by trying to wax it)

My friends brother does it over in Aussie and does travel around the world, i know for awhile there was an NZ counter part.
Shoot him a message for a price or he might know someone in NZ.
https://www.facebook.com/InTheClearAuto/

 

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All depends on the coating, a majority of them are all made in the same factory and just relabled. A good coating will change the appearance of the car and not solely be just about water beading. We use Kamakazi Coatings at my work and they are incredible! Completely change the look of the car and each one of the coatings they offer give a different finish from glass finish to a soft "glow" if you will. 

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Do NOT pay detailer prices, the mark-up is like 1000%. Just buy the stuff from eBay at like 30 bucks and apply it yourself.

And keep in mind that, compared to the promises made, it's pretty much snake-oil. Just look it up.

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If you don't like washing / waxing your car and want easy maintenance it is good. 

If you are paying for a detailer to do it, you are really paying for the prep, which is legitimately hours of work to do 100%.

It is especially good on wheels, I would definitely recommend that. 

But personally I like wax/sealant better. And it performs as well during it's life time. 

There are dozens of options, DM me if you like. 

 

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Just spoke with OCD. $750 for detailing as my car is starting to get light swirls. Another $750 for Ceramic coating. 

They are very good, but my car is a E92 335i, not an Aston. I am gonna shop around. 

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OCD aren't unique, all places I've heard of charge a ridiculous amount for it. Yes, prep is critical but if you've just paid $750 for that, you shouldn't be paying another $750 for $40 of product.

You could always get some place to detail your car and then apply the coating DIY and save $700. Check on eBay, sort by price and have a bit of a laugh, they have all brands there, some even selling the same product for $400 that others are selling for $40. I suspect they all come from the same, or similar factories, in China.

Yes, they are hydrophobic, yes they repel liquids for a while and yes, they're not worth $750. As for scratch resistance, 9H or 10H is bug level scratches, not stone level scratches. They do make your car or wheels or whatever easier to clean for a while though.

I'd love to be convinced some are worth 10 or 20 times more than others, with science, not marketing BS.

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Just do it yourself, the Sonax CC36 stuff above is legit, and not the same as the generic ceramic you see everywhere. Its two stage, gives epic shine (more than a wax) and car was still beading 6 months later. The rest of the ceramic marketing talk is nonsense, totally agree. 

Go get a DA, some bug/tar remover, a couple of pads and decent compound, crank the stereo up and spend a weekend, save yaself $1300 :) Watching a few videos and getting a feel for the DA, and you cant go wrong (short of being a bellend and sitting in one spot with it cranked up to 11)

Ceramic is no more work than doing a decent wax, sans the prep, the actual process of applying/removing takes way less elbow grease than a paste wax. 

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