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Old 04-02-2019, 02:57 PM   #26
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My current quotes are ~900 for 1 coat, or $1200+ for 3.
The main cost is in prep work. Once the first coating is applied you then just have to wait an hour between coats (less if they have infared lighting). The coating itself is not supe expensive. For about $75 you can get enough Cquartz UK and Reload for 1 car. Add materials and product to prep and wipe off and you could easily be in the $100-300 range. This is if you diy on small scale.
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Old 04-02-2019, 11:27 PM   #27
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I don't know how many coats the guy put on but he was private, came to my house and did it in my garage.

Not a Subaru but it looks amazing:
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Old 04-10-2019, 08:16 PM   #28
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3M Paint Defender spray actually worked amazing on my car.
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Old 04-11-2019, 04:21 PM   #29
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Out of all the ceramic coatings I've found gtechniq crystal serum ultra to be the best. If taken care of can last up to 9 years and has a 10h hardness. Also if you have paint protection film gtechniq has a new flexible coating called Halo.
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Old 09-23-2019, 07:47 AM   #30
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I don't know what the difference is and why everyone is opting in for a ceramic coating, but I did powder coating just a couple of weeks back and it came out nice. If anyone is still looking for a great and affordable powder coating shop I'd like to recommend the WaterWerkz's ceramic coating services. They did extremely great job which you can see in the picture below:




Looks great isn't it?
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Old 09-24-2019, 04:08 PM   #31
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I don't know what the difference is and why everyone is opting in for a ceramic coating, but I did powder coating just a couple of weeks back and it came out nice.
Ceramic coating is for your paint homie.
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Old 09-24-2019, 08:24 PM   #32
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Ceramic coating is for your paint homie.
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Old 10-08-2019, 10:46 PM   #33
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Clear bra definitely worth the money. Had half hood, full bumper, mirrors, half fenders, door handles, and door edges covered on my BRZ. Saved my front bumper from my dad backing into it a month after installing. Worth every penny preventing rock chips and the like. On the other hand, ceramic coating is well worth the money as well, but for other purposes. I mainly use it to prevent wash swirls and the like. I use OptiCoat 2.0, applied myself. Not going to prevent rock chips, but will make maintaining the paint easier for a couple years or so. Do some research, teach yourself how to properly correct paint, polish, detail, and ceramic coat. You’ll use these skills for the rest of your life and will enjoy the satisfaction every time. I know I do. My two cents.
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Old 10-31-2019, 07:08 PM   #34
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i paid 2300 for clear bra + ceramic coat in the bay area (CA) on my 2020 STI

Note: clear bra was only half hood, full bumper and half fenders
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