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Old 18-10-2018, 08:16 PM   #1
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Ceramic - worth it if I enjoy detailing ?

Sort of been discussed before but I was wondering will a ceramic coating offer me any advantages if I enjoy detailing and am happy to apply say an acrylic sealant e.g. Werkstat or similar 2 or 3 times a year ? and top us as necessary ?


Thinking about bodywork mainly as I would use GTechniq products on the wheels and glass.
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Old 18-10-2018, 08:35 PM   #2
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You can still qd and top them, but if you like the physical act of polishing or waxing, no, they are not for you. They DO require some maintenance but nothing like a non coated car to a car enthusiast
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Old 18-10-2018, 09:03 PM   #3
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This is the sole reason I didn't coat my car with a coating I enjoy using different types of waxes and sealants
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Old 18-10-2018, 10:16 PM   #4
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^^ what that nice chap chongo says.

I wouldn't use a ceramic coating as I like to tinker with other things - it gets me out playing more and find the whole detailing experience quite cathartic. I will one day move over to coatings when I just want that result a bit more permanently, but for now, no not for me.
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Old 18-10-2018, 10:36 PM   #5
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If you have the time I'd say stick with what your doing. If your pressed for time and can only mange washs once a month I'd go with a coating.

I see a lot of videos of high end cars getting coatings, and I wonder what is the point. They will get little use, will never see the rain or a harsh winter.
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if you've got a nice set of alloys then stick a coating on them I used G5 when I got my new 3SDM 0.05's and it just makes it that little bit easier, to keeps clean meaning you have more time to apply sealants or waxes to body work

I enjoy detailing as much as the next man but wheels get filthy and lets face it its not the most enjoyable job
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Old 19-10-2018, 11:49 AM   #7
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I love anything that protects my wheels long term but I have to admit my blood runs cold when I hear a claim for any product that lasts for years!!

The mere thought of not having to do any prep on the car and not need to ever wax I find totally DEPRESSING!

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I love anything that protects my wheels long term but I have to admit my blood runs cold when I hear a claim for any product that lasts for years!!

The mere thought of not having to do any prep on the car and not need to ever wax I find totally DEPRESSING!

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c5 if preped correctly will have much greater durability on wheels than a wax or selant as wheels are subjected to heat from breaking forces, corrosive brake dust, and a whole host of other nastiest that comes from them being so close to the road in my opinion a coating is a no brainier, Gtechnique have done their research and have a superb product, durability is subjective as it deepens on how many miles you do, where the car is kept and on and on but Ive found a coating like c5 is the most durable
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Old 19-10-2018, 01:23 PM   #9
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You could always go for a half-way house, and use something like Gyeon Cancoat or TAC Moonlight. That would give most of the benefits of a ceramic but the reduced life and ease of application would probably make you more willing to try something different after say 4-6 months if you wanted to.
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You could try this new gear by Adams: http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...d.php?t=409225

...Just don’t read the bit where I gave people **** for topping ceramic.
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