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Old 06-30-2022, 04:19 AM   #1
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Angry Ceramic coating. Who did it? Is it really hard?

I am asking as I did one, supposedly good quality, but it is very soft. Easily to be scratched.
It is not what I was expecting to see.

Easy to scratch? I mean you can move your finger tip, without much of a pressure, again the panel to see tiny scratches.
What gives?

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Old 06-30-2022, 05:14 PM   #2
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What coating did you use?
The high end ones that pros use are actually good
It costs around $1000-1500for a pro job
IMHO, The cheap ones are basically fortified wax

YMMV
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What coating did you use?
The high end ones that pros use are actually good
It costs around $1000-1500for a pro job
IMHO, The cheap ones are basically fortified wax

YMMV
No, it was not cheap.
I paid 1'100 USD for it.

It was CarPro CQuartz Professional
https://cqfinest.com/faq/
Supposedly one of the bests...
https://carupgrade.co/buyers-guide/best-diy-ceramic-coating-for-cars/
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Old 07-01-2022, 04:51 PM   #4
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No, it was not cheap.
I paid 1'100 USD for it.

It was CarPro CQuartz Professional
https://cqfinest.com/faq/
Supposedly one of the bests...
https://carupgrade.co/buyers-guide/best-diy-ceramic-coating-for-cars/
I had Ceramic Pro put on my 996 and I have been happy with it.
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I use Hydrosilex Recharge its$ 35 a bottle.car looks great its easy to apply. I don't think the cheaper ceramics will help with road chops and light scratches. Im more concerned with a clean shiny look and easy application.
This is just my opinion.

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Just a question...

So exactly why did you guys choose to go with a ceramic? Good quality waxes (provided the paint is reasonably unmarred) look fantastic once finished. Granted they will not last as long but there is less fear of "damage" to the coating as they can be removed and replaced easily. Just how scratch resistant are your coatings? Thanks...
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Old 07-25-2022, 07:00 AM   #8
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If youll spend 1100 for sealant...why not get a wrap,?

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So exactly why did you guys choose to go with a ceramic? Good quality waxes (provided the paint is reasonably unmarred) look fantastic once finished. Granted they will not last as long but there is less fear of "damage" to the coating as they can be removed and replaced easily. Just how scratch resistant are your coatings? Thanks...
I'll admit to knowing zero about ceramic coating. Yeah... the stuf that comes in a #? oz little bottle... you spread over your car.

Am I to understand that if you spend ~$1,100 to have that stuff applied to your car... it's resistant to scratches? Debris? Small animals, lol? Damage to the finish. Huh.

Sell me on this stuff, cause right now I'm not buying the hype.

Wax. Good old wax. No?

Yes, I'm a cynic.
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I like the long shine retention and water rejection.in the two years I've used it.the car has looked great and required minimal touch up and yes it did scratch and chip some. I never expected chip protection anymore then with the excellent wax I used.the ease of application is good enough for me to use this stuff.Im no lazy guy but hsving only one usable arm this stuff is a breeze.

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