Ceramic Coating Advice - Chevy Colorado & GMC Canyon
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Ceramic Coating Advice

Hi. New Canyon owner and new member of forum. Been thinking hard about taking truck to have ceramic coating done to paint by a local professional detailing shop. Did a search of this thread but find any threads on this topic.

It's supposedly good for 5 years, assuming you do weekly washing. I've seen before and after pics of it and the difference is amazing. Paint looks "wet" all the time. Was just wondering if others have done it and if you thought it was worth the cost.

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I was looking at putting a Ceramic coating on the new Camaro after we get it.

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I know a couple of people in the local Porsche club that had it done, it's stupid expensive! I mean it looks nice and is super protective but so expensive and pretty much permanent as they did it. From what they explained, it's also expensive and hard to repair if you do get a dent or chip or anything then.

For me, I don't think it would be worth it. For the price I've seen, you could repaint the whole truck in several years for less than the ceramic cost.

Does look good though...

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I know a couple of people in the local Porsche club that had it done, it's stupid expensive! I mean it looks nice and is super protective but so expensive and pretty much permanent as they did it. From what they explained, it's also expensive and hard to repair if you do get a dent or chip or anything then.

For me, I don't think it would be worth it. For the price I've seen, you could repaint the whole truck in several years for less than the ceramic cost.

Does look good though...
If you have any hands on experience, Adams Polishes now offers a ceramic coating kit for $150:

Adam's Ceramic Paint Coating Kit | Ceramic Paint Coatings

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If you have any hands on experience, Adams Polishes now offers a ceramic coating kit for $150:

Adam's Ceramic Paint Coating Kit | Ceramic Paint Coatings
That's much more reasonable. Have you seen what it looks like in application?

The only ceramic I've seen, like I said, were high end detailers doing it on Porsches for thousands of dollars that are essentially permanent coatings.

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I have used the CarPro CQuartz system. Its not hard to do. The biggest problem most people will have is that the car should be polished beforehand. Otherwise it is pretty easy to apply. It certainly does last a long time. It is removable, but it has to be polished off. It was great for the Matte black vinyl hood of my Camaro 1LE. Still looked like new after a buffalo winter. I plan to do it myself again on my new Z71 Diesel come spring time.

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That's much more reasonable. Have you seen what it looks like in application?

The only ceramic I've seen, like I said, were high end detailers doing it on Porsches for thousands of dollars that are essentially permanent coatings.
not yet. This is a brand new kit they are offering. But I will be getting it in the spring

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Detailing has been a hobby of mine for decades.

Paying a "professional" for application of a ceramic coating is a huge waste of money. I am a *big* believer in these new ceramic coatings, but as others have already pointed out, you can do it much cheaper yourself with one of the great ceramic coatings that are offered. It is not difficult to apply.

However, you *do* have to polish the vehicle first to get all swirls out of the paint as the ceramic coating will do nothing to help the swirls (it will actually lock them in).
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I had my Z06 ceramic coated with C quarts UK... and it is probably the best thing I could have done.. clean up is a breeze.. dirt mud washes right off and dries right off with a leaf blower.. Mine was done by Clarity auto detailing and I would definitely pay to have it done again when needed, they have a booth with temperature and humidity and all that crap under control. First pic was well over 2 years ago and 2nd was a couple weeks ago when I washed it .. still beads up like new with nothing but regular car washes in between using Adams soap. And yes it did have a three stage paint correction prior to applying as well as xpel film for the front end and fenders. I would highly recommend doing this to any vehicle if you can afford it or do it yourself.
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Hi. New Canyon owner and new member of forum. Been thinking hard about taking truck to have ceramic coating done to paint by a local professional detailing shop. Did a search of this thread but find any threads on this topic.
I simply searched 'Ceramic Coatings', and came up with at least a full page of posts/threads, including this one titled 'Ceramic Coatings'
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Hi. I should have mentioned that the cost quoted was $600 for ceramic coating my Canyon. Assuming it lasts 5 years, that comes to a total cost of ownership of $10/month. Thanks all for the input.
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Ok let's settle down here...

Searching first is always the correct thing to do. But members seldom do it, or they will say "I tried searching, but..." when they probably didn't really try. It is just the way things are on forums.

Let's not get into a name calling schoolyard back and forth over something rather trivial.
@yokev... there is a right and a wrong way to say things. You could have said "Look I searched and found a thread for you, try searching a little bettet next time". Instead you went on a rant and lectured the member trying to figure out the person's motive.

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I'm not sure it will last 5 years.. my detail guy told me usually 2 years with CQuartz...
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Ok let's settle down here...

Searching first is always the correct thing to do. But members seldom do it, or they will say "I tried searching, but..." when they probably didn't really try. It just the way things are on forums.

Let's not get into a name calling schoolyard back and forth over something rather trivial.
@yokev... there is a right and a wrong way to say things. You could have said "Look I searched and found a thread for you, try searching a little bettet next time". Instead you went on a rant and lectured the member trying to figure out the person's motive.

Please @DenverJim .... no personal insults.
A lot of effort in your post but it has little effect. You already know that there are going to be threads created while there are previous threads with the answer. It is a forum where people want to talk. A thread is started not only because they want to get an answer, but also to have a conversation. It's the nature of the Internet. People complain about folks not searching first and yet history will repeat itself with repeated threads. It's going to happen.
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A lot of effort in your post but it has little effect. You already know that there are going to be threads created while there are previous threads with the answer. It is a forum where people want to talk. A thread is started not only because they want to get an answer, but also to have a conversation. It's the nature of the Internet. People complain about folks not searching first and yet history will repeat itself with repeated threads. It's going to happen.
Yes I know repeat posts are going to happen... I'm well aware of that. You can still have a conversation by posting in an existing thread covering the topic at hand without starting a new thread. I stepped in here as a moderator because of a reported post. If you had read the two posts above mine before I edited them then you would see why I said something.

If you want to continue this discussion then PM me. Let's keep this thread on topic

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