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    DIY Ceramic Coating

    So... I was at the local Cars 'n' Coffee in the fall, and I was talking to a guy with a brand new Demon. He was telling me that he had "paint correction" and ceramic coating done right after he bought it, etc etc. I was onboard with the idea until he mentioned that it "only" cost him $4k for the whole job (he did the calipers and wheels too).Soooo....that's a little out of my budget league. I am starting to see a couple of brands of DIY ceramic/hydrophobic coatings on the market. Curious as to whether any of them work any better than a good Maguiar's wax, and if they are OK to use on the matte black decals. Topcoat F11 HydroSilex etc etc etc On a side note, anybody know why I the forum removes all line breaks and crams everything together? Makes posts hard to read.
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    Ive used car pro cquartz on my satin black wrapped 300. Easy to use & has held up well for almost a year
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    FYI, that price seems high. Even a 2 stage correction and application of a quality coating should be less than that, though your area might play into the cost.You MUST correct the paint first. DIY is fine, but make sure you get out the imperfections before locking them in.

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    i used the Adams ceramic coating kit on my car 2 years ago. it was 150 dollars. it's not much harder than your normal paint protection sealants or waxes. works great, i'll never use normal waxes or sealants ever again. most of the cost of getting your car coated by a professional is the cost of the labor to get your paint in good enough condition to be coated. you have to buff all the swirls out prior to coating. the coating is actually one of the easier parts of the process.
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    I just did my wife's black SUV with Gtechnique ceramic, very easy to do, came out incredible and even after driving in a rain storm still looks spotless

    Now that I have tested on her car I will soon be doing the same on my Charger
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