Ceramic coating advice?

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Gom Jabbar
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Ceramic coating advice?

Post by Gom Jabbar » Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:18 pm

I want to have the F-type detailed and ceramic coated soon but before I do can I ask if there is anyone out there who has any experience of the ceramic? I want the glossy shine and want it to be easier to clean....does the investment really produce these results? Also there seem to be various different ceramic brands - is there a recommended one to go for?
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Re: Ceramic coating advice?

Post by Arne » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:01 pm

I can't talk for other brands, but I have Gtechniq Crystal Serum Pro on my F-type (and on my previous Touareg and currently every day car Arteon).

It was applied 3.5 years ago by a pro detailer, and still holds very well. So far no signs of it waring off. Very easy to keep clean, and holds a good glossy shine.

Having the coating done to three cars now, shows how pleased I am with it.
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Re: Ceramic coating advice?

Post by scm » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:04 pm

Basher had his done, I expect he'll be along with sage words soon. ;)
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Tel
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Re: Ceramic coating advice?

Post by Tel » Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:00 am

Depends on whether or not the car is a keeper?

I had Gtechniq on an earlier F-Type and it was very good.
I can vouch for their quality, and I tend to use all their products now.

As mine's a keeper I have PPF'd the whole thing...more cost and gravel effective!
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Re: Ceramic coating advice?

Post by basher » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:03 am

scm wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:04 pm
Basher had his done, I expect he'll be along with sage words soon. ;)
Indeed I did, and it's nice to know that someone reagrds my words as sagely (is that even a word???). :D

I took my 400 to https://autocurators.com/ as they'd come highly recommended by several others on this forum.
  • They use their own custom ceramic coat... check their website for details.
  • They did my wheels too. In fact, I have my car booked in with them in 2 weeks to refurb 3 kerbed wheels, and to paint my rear calipers.
  • I also had PPF applied to the front end.
Very impressed with the outcome. Even without a pressure washer / snow foam, washing is a breeze. The "glassy" coating is so nice to touch too. ;)

I can't comment on other ceramic coats or detailing companies, but I'm sure others on here can recommend some.

My advice... just do it. Definitely worth the money IMHO.
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Re: Ceramic coating advice?

Post by Plymothian » Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:42 pm

I had mine fully PPF'd from new - no swirl marks on a black car for me! I had it done by Auto Wax Works in Bicester: https://www.autowaxworks.co.uk/

I also fully agree with basher on the ceramic coating - definitely worth the money.
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Re: Ceramic coating advice?

Post by chicb » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:38 pm

I use Gtechniq ceramic coating on my cars, also the coatings for glass, wheels & interior & am very happy with it.
However with the low front on the F type you should consider getting the front & possibly the bonnet fitted with paint protection film as no ceramic coating will prevent stone chips no matter what anyone tells you.
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