Best, low cost, ceramic paint coating/sealant for the Ford Ranger?

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  1. DIYAndy

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    #1 Apr 21, 2019
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    Any ideas?

    I do might to add that I was looking at Z-Gloss from Ziebart but for ~ $1599.95 for a truck
    coating is nose bleeding. On Amazon, on the other hand, has ceramic DIY bottles as low as $8!
     
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    #2 Apr 22, 2019
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    After looking at a lot of reviews I just ordered the AvalongKing Ceramic Coating. Many have it rated as one of the best DIY products. Through today only you can enter EASTER20 in the coupon code to get $20 off your order. Right after I pressed complete order a pop-up offered a special price on an additional bottle, so if you are thinking about getting an additional bottle that bottle is significantly reduced in price. In my case I ordered 4 bottles since I am doing 2 vehicles. If I got an additional bottle that price was $30.
     
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    A picture would be nice after you do your vehicles.;)
     
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    What is this Ceramic Coating you speak of? Is it like the latest and greatest form of waxing your car?
     
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    I’m using the Mothers spray on and it is working great thus far. I run through the car was 1-2 times a week.
     
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    20190511_144858.jpgI used this new product from Miguiar's and am very pleased at the results!
     
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    Mothers CMX is terrific.
     
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    I'm curious how scratch resistant those spray on coatings are. I'm looking for a coating to help protect against brush scrapes. Ceramic coating or a clear wrap seem to be the best alternatives thus far. Anyone have other opinions or options?
     
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    Magnetic panels:
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    0752E0D9-86C5-496F-A457-B31A8D57F8E9.jpeg CQuartz.
     
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    Very interesting. Not cheap though and I'm not sure how much shipping would be from Europe. I would imagine it would be pretty spendy.
     
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    I just used the Meguiars clay bar 2.0 with their Quik Detail spray on the entire truck, and then used the Hybrid Ceramic Wax. Will update after a week or 2 to see how it stands up. The new clay bar pad is much easier to hold onto and if you drop it, just rinse it off and continue. Seemed to do just as good of a job as the actual clay bar.
     
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    I used Mother's CMX at the end of March, so far it's been great.

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    #15 Jun 23, 2019
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    I don't see how anyone could get a better shine using anything else. Looks great!! I am of the thought a finish can only get so shiny and most of today's higher-end products will deliver that shine. Like Mothers, Turtle wax, Maguires. Chemical Guys, Zaino Its all good

    Hell even cheap wax can deliver great results perhaps not lasting as l long. The old favorite, Carnauba wax has a very high melting point of 180-187 °F. (black vehicles be aware) It is harder than concrete and nearly insoluble in water and ethanol. It can be polished to a high gloss as well

    Our vehicles are clear coated so that's what is being waxed
     

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