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Old 11-13-2017, 10:10 AM
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So the plan is to keep this truck for a while. I know I always say that but I am really going to try and keep this one around for 7 plus years. We will see if that actually happens. I live in Seattle, the land of the rain and hippies. I am debating if I should drop the coin on having the whole truck and rims ceramic coated. The truck lives outside all the time because it will not fit in my garage. Has anyone had any experiences, either good or bad with doing the life time warrantied ceramic coatings? I have heard that they help a huge amount with not only keeping the paint clean but with helping to minimize small scratches. The truck spends a fair amount of time off road in the mountains and hunting. There is a place locally that will do the whole truck, 5 coats with lifetime warranty for 2 grand. Debating if it is worth the money or not. It will be the Ceramic Pro coating.
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Old 11-13-2017, 10:11 AM
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I had the paint correction and Ceramic Pro Gold lifetime done. Itís far easier to keep clean. Iíd do it again.


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Old 11-13-2017, 10:30 AM
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It definitely helps with making maintenance washes easier and quicker but IT IS NOT an end all be all for preventing scratches and chips. It definitely helps minimize scratches too but again it is not a 100% protection.
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Old 11-13-2017, 12:49 PM
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I am looking for something that also helps keep my lazy ass from having to wax the big ol girl quite as much. I know that it wont keep my from getting some Idaho pinstripes when driving through brush, but anything to help keep from getting the dreaded swirl marks in the black paint. I always keep telling myself that i will never buy another black vehicle. Currently I own three, and my last 7 have been black.
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Old 11-13-2017, 02:32 PM
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So my local shop said 1700 for paint correction and lifetime ceramic pro... not really sure what life time includes so I need to look into it, is it just touch ups or a new coat every year; these are the things I need to know...

Buddy of mine got it on his black corvette and said it helps but he would not do it again.
I'm still debating if I should do it or not.. I believe the ceramic pro is uv light treated between coats but again still trying to research it...
Other shop it town has a kit I'm not sure of the name but it's 900 with paint correction but also seemed like no lifetime and only lasts 3 years or so....

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Old 11-13-2017, 02:48 PM
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Iíve had multiple cars done with the complete ceramic pro 9h lifetime treatment. Includes the wheels. Apparently they use a different product on the wheels and glass as the rest of the vehicle. Either way no doubt itís best money Iíve spent on the vehicles. Annually I receive a full detail and any touch ups they feel necessary absolutely at no cost. I spend 1/4 the amount of time on washing etc. foam cannon leaf blower 20 minutes show ready itís a huge time saver. Donít think it will keep stone chips off thatís what the 3m wrap is for but for easy maintaining and always waxed wet look ceramic pro is the ticket.


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Old 11-13-2017, 03:26 PM
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Heís exactly right.
I just did my first mit wash and with the foam cannon and blow drying it took me less than 30 minuets. And looks like it was just waxed. I even do the two bucket method with the mitts.
It cleans way easier.


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That's reassuring to hear, I will have to ask my guy if the lifetime comes with the same perks as your getting...

Do you have the 3m protection as Well?
If so did you do it your self or pay to have it done and if so where did you do and approximately how much was it?

I do vinyl decals and my buddy does it for a living so I kind of wonder if it's similar and I can install it my self...

Lastly I have read conflicting statements of the protection and how you can and can not put ceramic pro over it, any truth to this from you experience ?

Thanks...


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I did it on my 16 and love it still 8 months later. Way easier to wash and bugs don't stick as hard to it.
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