Ceramic Coating Done on our Shop Lady

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  1. Randy

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    Our shop lady got a Ceramic Coating good for 5 yrs... It turned out really nice. I am really happy with the shine and results.

    Look at the shine reflected of the side towards the Corvette, amazing. - and of course I had to finally get my Tint Life Stickers on!!!!

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    #2 Nov 27, 2019
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    Looks great! What ceramic coating did you use on your truck?

    I used Modesta on a car in 2016. It is still looking great now. I haven’t waxed it ever! After a wash, I do spray carpro reset on the finish to keep it fresh. The largest benefits I have seen over the past 3 years is that the car stays clean longer. A good solid rain will practically rinse the car so it looks good. Guys at work ask me how much time do I spend washing and waxing my car.

    Your truck looks amazing. I haven’t decided what ceramic coating I will apply to my truck. Modesta can only be applied by a Modesta trained professional detailer. It is very expensive and I will not spend that kind of $$$ on a truck.

    Thanks for sharing. It would be cool if you created a garage here and posted pics of your truck to see how your experience with that ceramic coating works out.
     
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    Your shop truck does look great! I’m also curious about which product you used.

    I’m actually planning to do a ceramic coating on Friday. I’ll be using Armor Shield IX and I’ll post photos when I’m done. I’ve had the coating in my garage for about a month now, so I’m anxious to use it.

    So far I’ve been very impressed with the folks at AvalonKing. They’re extremely responsive when I’ve asked questions about their Armor Shield product and Eric has checked in a few times to ask if I’ve applied it yet.
     
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    Good luck, I’ll be looking for your pics as well! The Ford paint seems like some of the better paint for putting up a resistance to swirls. What is your prep process prior to applying the ceramic coating?
     
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    Thanks...definitely excited to get it done.

    I’ve already used a clay mitt as well as an iron remover on it, so I’ll give it a nice wash using a soap that doesn’t contain conditioners of any sort. Since the truck’s only a couple of months old and the paint’s in great shape, I’ll just do a light polish followed by an IPA wipe down. After that comes the application of my ceramic coating. Then it’ll sit in the garage for a couple of days to cure.
     
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    Applied my ceramic coat yesterday...turned out great! It was way easier to work with than I’d expected and the truck is super reflective now. It’s sitting in the garage to cure today, except for the photo shoot with my father in law’s toy

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