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Old 05-22-2020, 05:01 PM   #1
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video showing how she ceramic coated her Subaru.
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Old 05-25-2020, 07:24 PM   #2
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How much does it cost for the material?
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Old 05-26-2020, 08:02 AM   #3
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Costs vary depending what you already have, need and desired outcome vs current condition. If you have nothing, I would say average is ~$500 for DIY. A good chunk of that is stuff you can reuse though (microfiber towels, wash materials. buffer).
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Old 05-29-2020, 04:28 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info. Where do you usually get the ceramic coating from?
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Old 05-29-2020, 05:16 PM   #5
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I usually purchase my stuff from Sky's the Limit (CarPro USA) and DetailedImage. They both have amazing customer service and prices are pretty good.
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Old 05-30-2020, 08:35 PM   #6
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Now lemme tell ya somethin' boys, just s'more snake oil. No true' coat is gonna keep ur car from the real abuse that she deserves!

Get urself' a patina' goin. Some wear n tear as they say, I don't believe in that garagin' stuff. Get er' out there and smack er' around a bit !
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Old 06-05-2020, 10:14 AM   #7
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Thanks for the info. Where do you usually get the ceramic coating from?
I bought 100ml of CQuartz UK and a bottle of Reload for $150 shipped from Autogeek, plus a $20 gallon of wax and grease remover. I had all the other materials and equipment for detailing already, but if you dont you are looking at probably $300 more at least to do it right. So far the Cquartz has done a single coat on my 350z and a full coat on the WRX plus windows and second coat over most of the car, and I should have enough left to coat my truck as well (at least I hope so). If you have the materials and know the process you can coat your car for fairly cheap. It is definitely worth it.
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Old 07-03-2020, 11:03 AM   #8
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thanks for sharing! I ceramic coated my car a few months ago, and the water beading and all that is great, but I also have to street park it in an area with a ton of street trees.

Warning! When it rains, all of those trees block the wind and none of the water sheets off, so it just sits there and collects pollen and particles. By the time the waters evaporated, you can literally see green pollen outlines of where those water beads were sitting!!!!!
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Old 07-07-2020, 02:30 AM   #9
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did anyone try ceramic coating their car all on your own?
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did anyone try ceramic coating their car all on your own?
Yes, it's not hard, just tedious.
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Old 07-07-2020, 01:47 PM   #11
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ive done it. not difficult, but as mentioned above tedious if you want to make sure you dont have any issues. if you are a fairly methodical person, you can handle it. if you are not methodical or well organized, id probably take a pass on trying it.
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Old 07-21-2020, 08:24 AM   #12
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did anyone try ceramic coating their car all on your own?
Yup, as others have said, not hard just tedious and requires patience and attention to detail. Rush or skips steps and the results will show it.

I'm very happy with the results.

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