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post #1 of 23 Old 01-01-2019, 07:03 AM Thread Starter
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Ceramic Coating

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Anybody used ceramic coating instead of wax on their unit?
Any problems, tips on using it?
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post #2 of 23 Old 01-01-2019, 09:25 AM
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Can you clarify 'unit'? I presume you mean the paintwork on the bike?
Forgive my ignorance.

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Can you clarify 'unit'? I presume you mean the paintwork on the bike?
Forgive my ignorance.

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Correct - paintwork.
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I did toward the end of last summer. Seems to be ok. Bugs didn't stick nearly as bad.
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I’m just waiting for the weather to improve before applying it, as it needs to be applied on a decent sunny day...winter sun in UK is not too hot ��

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I had a Audi A6 done 3 years ago. Dirt doesn't stick. Best part is car has nice shine most all the time. You never have to wax it. I had it done and product was Opticoat. Bit $$$ but think i would do it again. Also had entire front clip covered with a film (Xpel). This worked very well and i think i might go that route with a new bike. No tips but i think you can search and it's straight forward. Good luck.

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post #7 of 23 Old 01-03-2019, 02:13 AM
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when I got my bike I had it ceramic coated head to toe including motor, wheels, exhaust and of course all painted parts-basically everything but rubber. Its been months and still very easy to clean using Pinnacle Black Series quick detailer which you just spray on and wipe off and has a trace of ceramic in it.

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https://www.autogeek.net/car-paint-g...-coatings.html


Coatings are so different that prep, application and performance vary greatly. Some require meticulous prepping prior to application. Application of the coating itself seems to be easy but results vary because of certain characteristics of coatings. Some are problematic when you get thick spots. Application methods vary greatly. I just spotted the new Meguiar's Hybrid Ceramic Wax for $15.






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BTW, F11 Top Coat sounds too good to be true. You see their ads everywhere. I looked up detailer forums and the consensus is that it is over priced and performs no better than commercially available spray waxes.
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I have used the ceramic coatings extensively.

1) Apparently long lasting and durable. I go to car washes with brushes a couple times a week as I am often off-road.

2) Works very well on glass or clear plastic. Rain beads and blows off well. Not as well as the NeverWet for glass though.

3) Way too easy to apply. Works on all smooth surfaces. Not intended for matte finish, but doesn't mess them up like any wax does. So easy you can reapply monthly without thinking it is any effort at all.

https://www.hydrosilex.com/
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