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    Thoughts on Ceramic spray

    I'm on Facebook and Tweeter like everybody else and I see the adds about Ceramic spray the question I have about the spray do you already have to have Ceramic base coat on the car that was put on by a professional or can you just use it like a detail spray on a unprotected car surface?

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    You don't have to have a ceramic coating already. "Ceramic" spray is just an easier method of applying a protective coating. It's usually nowhere near as durable as the normal ceramic coatings that have to be applied with an applicator pad.

    Not all ceramic sprays are the same. Some of them are actually meant to be a semi permanent coating where as others are like a detail spray but they have some hydrophobic properties. The one I use the most is P&S Bead Maker. It's great but does not last long. It goes on just like detail spray. Just be sure that you have dedicated towels for it. Like don't use your drying towels because they won't dry anymore if you do. The stuff stays in the towel and instead of soaking up water, the towel will repel it.

    They are all meant to be applied to a clean car so don't use it like a waterless wash spray.



    These guys test just about everything. PRetty impressed with how the Adam's Graphene spray held up in this. It's on the hood so it's pretty early in the video.

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    https://www.ls2.com/forums/showthrea...ght=Turtle+wax

    https://www.ls2.com/forums/showthrea...ghlight=Turtle

    Pics of two of my whips corrected and topped with a spray sealant.

    I'm never gonna use a "pro" ceramic tbh.
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    Long story short:
    Best to have all the swirls polished out first no matter what protectant you apply.
    Consumer spray on, wipe off ceramic will last several months.
    "Pro" ceramic will last 2+ years.

    With a professional application you are mainly paying for the time and labor expensive cost of correcting your paint (ie clay and polish)

    It's not hard to do. You average diy shade tree can get a car detailed in a weekend. If you don't want to invest the time to get up to speed on the products nor spend the time on your car then just pay the "pro" the ~$1,500 to do it for you.
    Last edited by Mike Hawk; 02-28-2021 at 02:42 AM.

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    Check out https://www.reddit.com/r/AutoDetailing for more info

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    Thanks all for the information

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    I use this on both cars in the house (https://www.chemicalguys.com/hydrosl...o-Slick.html)- it works well but I donít think anything will beat a professional application.

    IIRC thereís a member or two on here that have professional shops in Texas...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Hawk View Post
    https://www.ls2.com/forums/showthrea...ght=Turtle+wax

    https://www.ls2.com/forums/showthrea...ghlight=Turtle

    Pics of two of my whips corrected and topped with a spray sealant.

    I'm never gonna use a "pro" ceramic tbh.
    From the reviews and things I watched last year. Turtle Wax hits way above its price point. The turtle Hybrid solution ceramic spray seemed to get great reviews.

    Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk

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    I coated my Flex with Adams Graphene this Fall. So far I'm very happy with the results. One Ohio winter down and the coating is still working doing its thing. Like Mime Hawk said, it took me an entire weekend to prep/coat/cure, but has so far been worth the time and effort. Prep work is 90% of the labor. Application was pretty simple and the UV light takes a lot of the guess work out of the process.

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