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FLUIDJ
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"Talkin Cars on Tuesday: ceramic coatings worth it? DIY or pay a pro?"


  

          

Do they really last 5 years??


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unless you have a garage and can keep it in there for 48hrs+
May 06th 2021
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how is that Telluride treating you?
May 06th 2021
2
good so far
May 06th 2021
5
Good score on the Telluride, they are hard to get! What kinda prices
May 06th 2021
3
I didn't know they were that popular so I was lucky
May 06th 2021
6
Bet...I think i'm going to try this Griots......
May 06th 2021
4
      Just put some on my wife's car a few weeks ago
May 07th 2021
10
Not entirely sold on a ceramic coating as yet
May 06th 2021
7
Is the money better spent on just a PPF?
May 06th 2021
8
      PPF will protect from paint chipping from rocks. Coating? Not so much
May 07th 2021
9
           Yeah, it was like $600 for paint prep and then another $1K for the PPF
May 10th 2021
12
I just rock the Meguires hybrid ceramic spray…
May 07th 2021
11

jimi
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Thu May-06-21 07:23 AM

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1. "unless you have a garage and can keep it in there for 48hrs+"
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pay a pro

I was just reading about ceramics since I copped a Kia Telluride last month..


I'm still up in the air about it... I don't have a garage and it's pretty pricey if they have to do color correction and all that..


for now I'll most likely do a ceramic spray coating ..

This dude compares the top brands, he is currently at the 8month mark:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKZ5U4QTlSM

I believe he compares ceramic coatings as well


I'm just reading about this stuff, I've been out of the loop lol

  

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legsdiamond
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Thu May-06-21 10:26 AM

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2. "how is that Telluride treating you?"
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its on my short list for SUV’s

not buying anything until my car dies but it looks nice

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jimi
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5. "good so far"
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I had a 2014 Toyota Highlander... (I was planning on keeping it but it got totaled - head on collision.. long story short.. lady drifted on to my lane.. ) I'm just glad everybody made it out ok with minor injuries...



the handling is better than the Highlander..

I didn't like the shape of the 2021 Highlander .. so while doing my research it was either the Telluride or the Palisade..

I don't like the exterior of the Palisade...

Plus the Telluride had the Nightfall Edition.. that's what I got

very comfortable..

  

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FLUIDJ
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Thu May-06-21 10:32 AM

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3. "Good score on the Telluride, they are hard to get! What kinda prices "
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are you getting for ceramic quotes?
yeah I'm waaaaay out the loop too! lol
I was simply looking for some good car washing soap and then I stumbled on all this new high tech shit....

  

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jimi
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6. "I didn't know they were that popular so I was lucky"
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I didn't even get a quote but from what I'm reading on other forums you're paying approx. 2K - 5K depending on what kind you get (I didn't know they had different types)..

if it's a new car more likely on the lower end...

Personally, I can throw that GRIOTs on every year or shorter... doesn't bother me..


@silentintellect

  

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FLUIDJ
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4. "Bet...I think i'm going to try this Griots......"
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Fri May-07-21 03:10 PM

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10. "Just put some on my wife's car a few weeks ago"
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I really need to polish it. Have the DA, pads, correcting fluids...just no time. So we'll see how it holds up on a black car that is garaged by night which doesn't get more than a trip through the car wash (which I absolutely hate)

My car, on the other hand? Old school sealant and wax for the summer (CG Jet Seal and Collinite 845). Then in the fall, strip, polich, and see how a si02 combo works (TAC Systems Moonlight and Geyon Wet Coat)

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spenzalii
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7. "Not entirely sold on a ceramic coating as yet"
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First off, no, it's not gonna last 5 years. Not as a daily driver anyway. Anything exposed to the elements is going to fade. Will it last longer than traditional waxes or sealants? Yes. But it still needs to be applied and maintained properly.

I'm good with a more traditional wax or sealant, or even some of the newer si02 sealants.

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FLUIDJ
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8. "Is the money better spent on just a PPF?"
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Paint protection film…
I’m getting quotes for whole vehicle ceramic coating vs PPF or both.
PPF is a little more than the ceramic and it’d only be on the front end, not the entire vehicle.


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spenzalii
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9. "PPF will protect from paint chipping from rocks. Coating? Not so much"
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Coatings aren't exactly a protective barrier from damage. You can PPF your whole car, but you need bread for that

For either I hope the installation includes paint prep. Paint should be polished first, as whatever swirls and scratches are in the paint now will still be there once the coating or film go on, and fixing them won't be possible without buffing through the coating and reapplying and blending it in.

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FLUIDJ
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Mon May-10-21 09:19 AM

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12. "Yeah, it was like $600 for paint prep and then another $1K for the PPF"
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on the front end only....
I dunno....I think i'm gonna pass and just do my best to stay on top of washing and use that Griot's ceramic spray stuff instead....

  

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11. "I just rock the Meguires hybrid ceramic spray…"
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$16…one bottle lasts multiple washes.

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