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      06-04-2018, 01:30 PM   #1
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Ceramic Coating 11 months in

Its been 11 months since my Individual spec 335d was professionally detailed and protected with Carpro CQuartz Finest ceramic coating.

Just had the 6 monthly maintenance detail carried out which includes a 2 layer Carpro reload.

After foam wash




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After maintenance detail






Sheís still a beauty even after 33K entertaining miles!

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      06-04-2018, 01:34 PM   #2
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How much did you pay for the coating?

Was looking at this cheap DIY ceramic coating kit
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B075GFYZ...detail_1?psc=1

.. but I doubt it would be anywhere near as good
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Looks really nice.
How good has the scratch resistance been with this coating?
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How much did you pay for the coating?

Was looking at this cheap DIY ceramic coating kit
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B075GFYZ...detail_1?psc=1

.. but I doubt it would be anywhere near as good
Yeah for £6 its fair to say that will be shit.

Good quality cermaic coatings are about £50. Getting the car looking fantastic is all about the prep.
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Yeah for £6 its fair to say that will be shit.

Good quality cermaic coatings are about £50. Getting the car looking fantastic is all about the prep.
The reviews aren't bad for that cheap kit though which is why I was looking at it.

Agree though it's probably best to spend more on a decent one for use on an expensive car.
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How much did you pay for the coating?

Was looking at this cheap DIY ceramic coating kit
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B075GFYZ...detail_1?psc=1

.. but I doubt it would be anywhere near as good

Thank you for kind comments guys.

The original prep and coating was done 11 months ago, the car was in for 5 days for the treatment. Cost was £650.

I take it in every 6 months for the minor detail refresh. In for 24 hours and costs £150 for each visit. Well worth it, the paintwork is immaculate not a swirl mark in sight.
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Iím really after a good detail and coating system...Iíve been quoted 350 quid for a detail and coating but will only take 1 day! Doesnít seem like a long time to carry out the works
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My ceramic coat has started to fail after 10 months. There is bird etching. It didn't even bake in the sun and I used a bird wipe to remove it within an hour.
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My ceramic coat has started to fail after 10 months. There is bird etching. It didn't even bake in the sun and I used a bird wipe to remove it within an hour.
What products did you use for the ceramic coating?
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My ceramic coat has started to fail after 10 months. There is bird etching. It didn't even bake in the sun and I used a bird wipe to remove it within an hour.
What products did you use for the ceramic coating?
CQ 110 UK - two layers. Washed with Car Pro reset and finish with Car Pro Reload.
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Iím really after a good detail and coating system...Iíve been quoted 350 quid for a detail and coating but will only take 1 day! Doesnít seem like a long time to carry out the works
really depends what they do. If they do a detox, paint correction and then apply coating (which takes at least 12hour curing) then that is some going in 1day!!!

Like the OP, my car was away for 5days and £700

as another point of reference, i just did the wifes car myself. Detox, no paint correction (new car), Gtechniq crystal serum light and Exo over. Car was inside for 2days and i spent 6hours doing the work.
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really depends what they do. If they do a detox, paint correction and then apply coating (which takes at least 12hour curing) then that is some going in 1day!!!

Like the OP, my car was away for 5days and £700

as another point of reference, i just did the wifes car myself. Detox, no paint correction (new car), Gtechniq crystal serum light and Exo over. Car was inside for 2days and i spent 6hours doing the work.
whereabouts in aberfreeze did you get it done, I bide bit north
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Elgin - AMDetails - one of the best about i gather. He does a lot of testing for GTechniq and also his own range of products.

also heard some good stuff about CarbonShine in BAlmedie
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Car looks lovely.

Exactly the look I want for mine.

Is it lowered?

I think you are local to me I am not a million miles away from NECC.
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Yeah for £6 its fair to say that will be shit.

Good quality cermaic coatings are about £50. Getting the car looking fantastic is all about the prep.
65% of customers who have used it gave it 5 stars. It's 6 quid. Worth a punt.
Just because something is cheap doesn't always mean it's crap. Just because something is expensive doesn't always mean it's better. Just look at the product reviews done by car magazines.
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Car looks lovely.

Exactly the look I want for mine.

Is it lowered?

I think you are local to me I am not a million miles away from NECC.
Yes its lowered on ACS springs with spacers front and rear.
I live in the same town as NECC.

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really depends what they do. If they do a detox, paint correction and then apply coating (which takes at least 12hour curing) then that is some going in 1day!!!

Like the OP, my car was away for 5days and £700

as another point of reference, i just did the wifes car myself. Detox, no paint correction (new car), Gtechniq crystal serum light and Exo over. Car was inside for 2days and i spent 6hours doing the work.
The latest stuff doesn't need twelve hours. I had gyeon products on my car. Very impressed.
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65% of customers who have used it gave it 5 stars. It's 6 quid. Worth a punt.
Just because something is cheap doesn't always mean it's crap. Just because something is expensive doesn't always mean it's better. Just look at the product reviews done by car magazines.
Generally in life you pay for what you get.

I do wonder how many of those buying it really have experience of ceramic coatings?

I could pour out Gyeon Cure (£15 per bottle) into small bottles and sell for 6 quid each. It would give great hydrophobic qualities and probably a decent shine, but it won't last or provide the benefits of a true high quality ceramic or silica coating.

Anyone wanting to complete at home and who has a garage should take a look at Gyeon MOHS.
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