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Old 10-20-2016, 11:24 AM
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Ceramic Coating

So im taking the banana in for some Fall Detailing on Halloween !

She will be getting a full paint correction, and sealant along with a layer of Ceramic Coating.

Has anyone ever had experience with Ceramic Coating ? Ive got a great hook-up at this shop who deals with high end cars and i will be taking full advantage of it They had a GT3RS, SLS AMG, 918 spyder and a P1 in the shop last night

Just looking to see if anyone has dealt with ceramic coating on their Cobalt or am i the first lol ?

I will deff be posting up some pics for everyone to see once its done






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Old 10-20-2016, 11:28 AM
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All my cars are ceramic coated. Its the greatest thing ever.
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All my cars are ceramic coated. Its the greatest thing ever.
nice !!! what brand coating is it ? is there really a difference between brands ?

I think this shop uses ceramic pro.
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Old 10-20-2016, 11:49 AM
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I have a guy at work that did it and it looks awesome I'm planning on doing to my car once I have money lol
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Old 10-20-2016, 11:51 AM
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nice !!! what brand coating is it ? is there really a difference between brands ?

I think this shop uses ceramic pro.
CQuartz. They all have pros and cons. Some last longer than others
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Old 10-20-2016, 11:52 AM
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yeah i hear ya. Well they are warrantying this for 3 years so thats good enough for me lol.
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I might need to try this. Just need to spend a Saturday, and there are few of those available :P
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i was looking into this as well. started looking into just a paint sealant but that only lasts for up a year. so im really considering this stuff with my detail business i do on the side and then be able to get $150-$200 a car
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I have a part time business doing paint correction; Ceramic coating is the way to go! However, the biggest cause of paint defects is washing technique. So spend the money to invest in a good set of drying clothes (theragcompany sells the best) and wash using the two bucket method.

Follow AmmoNYC on YouTube, he has the best videos for learning how to properly wash and detail!
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i have it done on my new camaro and love it! but its not cheap so not sure if many cobalt owners would go for it being its $500-2000 a car
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Can you explain to me exactly what this is ? (I'm guessing like a protective coating? )
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exactly you can read more about it here!

Ceramic Pro Americas - The New Face of Coating Technologies
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yeah im my own worst enemy. I have only been doing the 2 bucket method for the last year. This is the first time the car is actually being detailed so the paint correction is the majority of the cost. You live and you learn.

Yeah like Mike said, its not cheap. But in my opinion its worth it to have the protection and not have to worry about waxing.
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yeah im my own worst enemy. I have only been doing the 2 bucket method for the last year. This is the first time the car is actually being detailed so the paint correction is the majority of the cost. You live and you learn.

Yeah like Mike said, its not cheap. But in my opinion its worth it to have the protection and not have to worry about waxing.
Yeah it'll definitely make your life a lot easier when washing it. But the downside is that you will probably turn out like me and it'll become an addiction.. And then you will want your car to look perfect all of the time haha.

I get compliments on my car all of the time because the coating allows your car stay cleaner for longer and it stands out more when it is clean.

Also, there are so many threads on Reddit and YouTube about proper techniques for detailing and polishing. I encourage everyone to check them out!
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going to pick up the car today after work cant wait
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Pics please when you get it! I would love to have my paint fixed, but a respray would be so expensive if this is a good alternative I'd love to save for it.
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Ill put up some pics in the morning.
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Here she is in all of her shinning glory !

I dont have any before pictures, sorry.

It was never really "detailed" since ive owned it so you can image the swirls were really bad. It needed a 3 step paint correction to get to what you see here.

Overall im 100% satisfied with how it came out. The car looks better than it did when i first bought it 7 years ago.

The pictures just dont do it justice.





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swirls be gone

If your on LI and would like to check these guys out please feel free to let me know.
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That looks really good
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That looks great man, I'm tempted to get that done. I'd rather do it myself, but I know getting the products is tough. Looks like the hit the headlights again, how are they holding up?
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Looks brand new
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Wow James splurging on his cobalt ... black snow tomorrow lol

Looks great man!
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I'm sold.
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That looks really good
thanks man !!! appreciate the positive feedback

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That looks great man, I'm tempted to get that done. I'd rather do it myself, but I know getting the products is tough. Looks like the hit the headlights again, how are they holding up?
thanks !! from what i was reading with certain brands of the ceramic coating you need to be a verified and trained professional to get this stuff. One little bottle of this costs $450 lol. But that bottle gets you through a good amount of cars, just dont spill it.

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Looks brand new
thanks! its really came out awesome.

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Wow James splurging on his cobalt ... black snow tomorrow lol

Looks great man!
hahaha gotta get her looking good. The way the water runs off of this is insane, bring on the black snow lol.

thanks for the love always appreciated.

gotta get your BMW hooked up now !
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I'm sold.
hahaha too bad your not on Long Island, i could hook ya up.

Ill get a video of how the water runs off of it for everyone tomorrow.


I posted it up on FB and its been getting a lot of great feedback there as well.
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