Will do.Do take some before and after pictures of the ceramic coating.
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I attend and show my W140 at numerous car shows and cruise in's down heah in Florida, 2-6 events every week for the past 2 years. I have seen a marked increase in the number of vehicles that are ceramic coated in the past year. Everything from high dollar $2 mil+supercars to relatively inexpensive survivors.Got a quote and made an appointment for paint correction and ceramic coating next week
OK, I'm intrigued!I attend and show my W140 at numerous car shows and cruise in's down heah in Florida, 2-6 events every week for the past 2 years. I have seen a marked increase in the number of vehicles that are ceramic coated in the past year. Everything from high dollar $2 mil+supercars to relatively inexpensive survivors.
I can honestly say I can't wait to get this ceramic applied to my Benz. It looks awesome! Apparently it's good for 5 years, no wax required, water and sponge washing, nothing sticks to it and it resists scratches. It gives the paint that "thick" appearance like you used to see on highline cars pre 1985. I've see ceramic that brought back horrid, scratched, faded paint, and made it look like fresh paint.
I think the basic application is about $1k, but you can buy the product for self application for under $200. I know the Lambo, Ferrari, Rolls, Maserati DEALERS are doing it to their showroom vehicles down heah.
Good luck, Dunnik! :thumbsup:
Same here! My car would be a great candidate! Will love to see pics.Thanks!
Much cheaper/easier than a full-respray, and my paint is a good candidate: it's still good, overall, but is showing its age. It has an honourable patina that is perhaps worth preserving.
Resprays are great (if pricey) but it's nice to be able to answer yes when asked if it's the original paint and they go, "wow".
I've only got a peeling problem on the entire TE roof for now. Be nice to try this process maybe. I know here, no one is gonna shoot the top for less than $1,500 and that's probably with me prepping it. As long as I can make the top look nice again, I think I might be down for this.I spotted a '93 Toyota MR2 at a cruise in from about 20 ft and decided to get a closer look. :nerd
As I approaced I was taken by the imprssive paint for such an old vehicle. I asked the owner, "fresh paint"? He said "No. Ceramic coating". I had explored ceramics 2 years ago, but hadn't seen an older vehicle with the product. I was told that new cars were the best application, especially the highliine cars.
When I closely inspected this MR2, it was almost like a new paint job. The owner told me it was faded, clear coat was peeling, had deep scratches, really rough, but he thought for $1k, he'd give it a try. You could still see the deep scratches and a few imperfections, he didn't bother refreshing anything under the ceramic, just thoroughly cleaned the paint. This paint was now thick, shiney, care free, and could easily look like fresh paint from 5-10 feet. That paint didn't look that good when that MR2 was brand new!
At this point I wandered over to the booths where they had reps for the Ceramic Coatings and had some exotics on display. Very impressive!
I doubt it's going to impress everyone, but if you just want a cheap alternative to a repaint, and if you want care free shine, this stuff seems to get it done. :thumbsup:
Beware! There are a lot of DIY products out there, and I've been told there is a big difference in quality in terms of durability, ease of application, warranties, etc. As with any coating/paint, the prep/foundation matters most.
Kevin you and I have discussed paint solutions in the past. I know you weren't too keen on attempting rattle can solutions, and I said I was the rattle can king(Hey, at least it's color!).I've only got a peeling problem on the entire TE roof for now. Be nice to try this process maybe. I know here, no one is gonna shoot the top for less than $1,500 and that's probably with me prepping it. As long as I can make the top look nice again, I think I might be down for this.
Near as I can tell from googling and reading, that 'Ceramic Coating' stuff is more akin to a super-wax job than to anything resembling clearcoat or paint.