Absolute game changer. The detailer I used was very meticulous in his prep. I hardly recognized my 2010 truck (Pyrite Mica) when I went to pick it up. With oxidation and minor scratching gone, the paint looked about two shades darker, and a year later it still looks fantastic. This was a $2k job, but in the end totally worth it. He got the dullness out of the headlamps, the waterspots off of the chrome, and except for a couple of small dings on the hood and some deeper scratches around the rear left wheel, it looks brand new. The smoothness to the touch and sparkle in the paint are incredible.I quit using wax last summer. A local detailer guy ceramic coated my truck. Game changer. On the truck I just traded in, I used the Chemical Guys ceramic coating in the spring. You have to clay bar the paint before applying the ceramic coat, but it's totally worth it. With ceramic coating you basically wipe it on, let it sit for a minute, and wipe it off. It comes right off easily and you will love the results. Do the windows too. Looks amazing and lasts way longer than wax. Cost about $40 for the bottle of stuff but I could probably do my truck 25 times with the amount you get in the bottle.
The problem I’ve had with buffing and polishing alot is that it removes clearcoat. All the cars Ive owned had the clearcoat fail within 10 years. This gunmetal color hides the dirt well, so I dont feel the need to wash it regularly.If you say so. I thought mine looked pretty good until this guy buffed it all over several times.
I hear you. Once that clearcoat starts breaking down, you’re screwed. That’s why I decided to go ahead with the ceramic while mine was intact.The problem I’ve had with buffing and polishing alot is that it removes clearcoat. All the cars Ive owned had the clearcoat fail within 10 years. This gunmetal color hides the dirt well, so I dont feel the need to wash it regularly.
Last year I paid to have it done. This spring I decided to try it myself. The most important thing with ceramic is you have to have your paint perfectly clean, and all wax or anything else stripped. So you wash the car with soap that doesn't add wax or any coating. Dry. Then comes the hardest part. You have to clay bar the whole truck. The clay bar removes everything embedded in the paint. This process took me about 4 hours on a crew cab truck. If you have any swirls or scratches, now is the time to polish those out. Once the paint is stripped and corrected, then comes the easy part. Apply the ceramic. It's very quick and easy. Wipe on, let sit a few mins (it will haze up), then buff off with clean microfiber. It comes right off and leaves the paint ultra glossy. Follow the directions of whatever product you use. Takes a little longer than an old fashioned wax but it lasts so much longer. Also important to keep your truck indoors, not exposed to the elements for at least a day to let the ceramic fully cure. If you do it right, you won't be disappointed.I’ll check that out. I dont really know anything about it. Thx,