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    Video with my V after Ceramic Coating

    Here is a video my detailer made of my V after he did a ceramic coating and treated my interior.
    https://youtu.be/PPBaBIk4DEI

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    the car finish looks great!

    What did the exterior ceramic coating treatment run you if you don't mind me asking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RAGU View Post
    the car finish looks great!

    What did the exterior ceramic coating treatment run you if you don't mind me asking.
    1500 for the exterior

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    I assumed the application wasn't cheap to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RAGU View Post
    I assumed the application wasn't cheap to do.
    the most expensive part is the paint correction before applying it.

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    Thank God. I'm ok on the paint correction part, meaning I can do that on my own. But the whole ceramic coating/CQuartz shit, I suck at it!

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    Also curious how much for ceramic coating only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedTXV View Post
    Thank God. I'm ok on the paint correction part, meaning I can do that on my own. But the whole ceramic coating/CQuartz shit, I suck at it!
    All of that stuff terrifies me lol I am not gentle enough to mess with anything having to do with paint haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHhhhh View Post
    Also curious how much for ceramic coating only.
    not really sure, I had the guy in the video Art do paint correction on the V and on my 16 SS Camaro I wouldn't get it done without paint correction though bc if you miss anything then you seal in the scratches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by random84 View Post
    You may be a jerk, but the car looks great!
    LMAO. Thanks bro!

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    Looks good.

    Quote Originally Posted by RedTXV View Post
    Thank God. I'm ok on the paint correction part, meaning I can do that on my own. But the whole ceramic coating/CQuartz shit, I suck at it!
    Try a different brand if cquartz isn't working for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Octopiston View Post
    Try a different brand if cquartz isn't working for you.
    It's worked for so many others. I just assumed since it was my first time, I was the problem. Talked to quite a few people, watched numerous YouTube videos and it still didn't work out.

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    Not bad price.

    I was quoted $2200 which included paint corrections and CQuartz. I beleive CQuartz was $950 alone. Needless to say, I passed

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedTXV View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Octopiston View Post
    Try a different brand if cquartz isn't working for you.
    It's worked for so many others. I just assumed since it was my first time, I was the problem. Talked to quite a few people, watched numerous YouTube videos and it still didn't work out.
    I had cquarts on my SS and it was nice but not nearly as hydrophobic as the opticoat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DenaliTim View Post
    Not bad price.

    I was quoted $2200 which included paint corrections and CQuartz. I beleive CQuartz was $950 alone. Needless to say, I passed
    Wow that is a lot...it depends on the level of paint correction that has to be done too. Thats what I paid for interior and exterior though.

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    That cost wasn't even looking at the car for the paint correction. Interior was addtional $600

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedTXV View Post
    It's worked for so many others. I just assumed since it was my first time, I was the problem. Talked to quite a few people, watched numerous YouTube videos and it still didn't work out.
    Some are easier to work with than others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DenaliTim View Post
    That cost wasn't even looking at the car for the paint correction. Interior was addtional $600
    same here 600 for interior

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff the Jerk View Post
    Here is a video my detailer made of my V after he did a ceramic coating and treated my interior.
    https://youtu.be/PPBaBIk4DEI
    Car looks killer!! how bad was the paint before? Any before shots?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octopiston View Post
    Looks good.



    Try a different brand if cquartz isn't working for you.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff the Jerk View Post
    All of that stuff terrifies me lol I am not gentle enough to mess with anything having to do with paint haha
    Quote Originally Posted by DenaliTim View Post
    Not bad price.

    I was quoted $2200 which included paint corrections and CQuartz. I beleive CQuartz was $950 alone. Needless to say, I passed
    It sounds like the CQuartz is one of the best out there. I'm looking into Adams polishes, they have a ceramic coating. Coatings - Exterior - Shop the kit is like $150.. If it works as well as their polishes and other products I've used I'll be happy. And for $150 I'll put it on every year if needed..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Florida-Vee View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff the Jerk View Post
    Here is a video my detailer made of my V after he did a ceramic coating and treated my interior.
    https://youtu.be/PPBaBIk4DEI
    Car looks killer!! how bad was the paint before? Any before shots?
    Thanks bro, I didnt think to take any before pics but it looked like it had its fair share of trips to the swirl maker factory lol. There are still some very fine micro scratches that can be seen if you are super close and in direct sunlight. But a couple feet back it looks immaculate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florida-Vee View Post
    It sounds like the CQuartz is one of the best out there. I'm looking into Adams polishes, they have a ceramic coating. Coatings - Exterior - Shop the kit is like $150.. If it works as well as their polishes and other products I've used I'll be happy. And for $150 I'll put it on every year if needed..
    Carpro is highly regarded, as are others. Its like anything, people latch onto a brand and they become fans and ignore other options that will work also. I've used a few and have 2 others to try.
    If you are only worried about a year's protection, you could get mckee's paint coating for under $40. Very easy to apply, enough to coat multiple cars and has lasted over a year on my wife's car. There are others in that price range that do well also. If you want real easy there are some newer SiO2 "coatings" that you spray on a wet car and rinse off. They only last 3 mo or so like a sealant, but are so easy to apply.
    Personally, I polish my paint annually since they are daily drivers that inevitably get blemishes so I don't care about the high priced long lasting pro coatings.
    Last edited by Octopiston; 05-20-2017 at 07:57 PM.
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    I did ceramic pro coating on my new 17' platinum Super Duty truck. The stuff is amazing how it beads water off. I sure hope it lasts as long as they say it will. I got the lifetime warranty stuff. I think it was $1600 to do my whole vehicle and with paint correction buffing prior to doing the coating. Took him two days to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ak ctsv View Post
    I did ceramic pro coating on my new 17' platinum Super Duty truck. The stuff is amazing how it beads water off. I sure hope it lasts as long as they say it will. I got the lifetime warranty stuff. I think it was $1600 to do my whole vehicle and with paint correction buffing prior to doing the coating. Took him two days to do it.
    nice truck! I love the Platinums!
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    I just got my car done a few weeks ago. The gentleman who did mine used Gtechniq ceramic coating. So far I love it so easy to wash and looks unbelievable. Took two days!

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    Here's a few pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselp View Post
    Here's a few pictures.

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    Looks fantastic man! How are you washing yours? My detailer says optimum no rinse but I cant help think a foam cannon wpuld be better because nothing would be touching the paint.

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    Yeah my guy told me to use the foam Cannon. I don't daily it so I have only washed it once since it's been done. But everything falls off of this coating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselp View Post
    Yeah my guy told me to use the foam Cannon. I don't daily it so I have only washed it once since it's been done. But everything falls off of this coating.

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    I know right...it makes it so easy to clean. I just dont wanna scratch it and the foam cannon is touchless. Seems like that with some air to dry off would be best. Im in the desert so even if in the garage sand finds a way to get on the paint.

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