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    Very nice and shiny . Care to say how much for the ceramic coating ?

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    The product itself is pricey but the real cost is the preparation of the paint. The ceramic supposedly seals the paint for upwards of a year..some two to three..and you want your paint to be compounded and polished out to perfection underneath so the ceramic protects a perfect looking paint for that amount of time. The prep work is the time killer..and money demander. I have purchased ceramic coating for myself to apply but I need a facility in order for me to properly prep the car and then apply the coating. Just compounding and polishing the car out can take well over a day. Then the coating needs to fully cure indoor for two days inside before going out in the elements. All coating vary but that is the gist of it.

    If you got out for under a thousand and the compounded, polished and ceramic coated the paint and you are happy with the results then I would consider yourself getting a good deal.
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    Car looks stellar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 87gtVIC View Post
    The product itself is pricey but the real cost is the preparation of the paint. The ceramic supposedly seals the paint for upwards of a year..some two to three..and you want your paint to be compounded and polished out to perfection underneath so the ceramic protects a perfect looking paint for that amount of time. The prep work is the time killer..and money demander. I have purchased ceramic coating for myself to apply but I need a facility in order for me to properly prep the car and then apply the coating. Just compounding and polishing the car out can take well over a day. Then the coating needs to fully cure indoor for two days inside before going out in the elements. All coating vary but that is the gist of it.

    If you got out for under a thousand and the compounded, polished and ceramic coated the paint and you are happy with the results then I would consider yourself getting a good deal.
    I am glad you mentioned about the cure time of two days inside. My car will go from the detail shop to the garage and sit for a few days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainemantom View Post
    I am glad you mentioned about the cure time of two days inside. My car will go from the detail shop to the garage and sit for a few days.
    Products vary between manufacturers... the couple I have watched videos on all recommend a nice long cute time.
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    Detailer uses Extreme solutions products exclusively.
    This is the product he used. I'm REALLY happy. https://877askxtreme.com/product/jade-caliber-by-puris/
    I appreciate his effort and care with my car.
    He doesn't think the paint is well enough to take many more detailings like this. Maybe one more.
    So.. Next will be learning about the RIGHT replacement vinyl top, and then on to painting her.
    I'm pretty sure I'll try to stay with the Oxford White as I really like it. Finding it... is the next thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clutch47 View Post
    Detailer uses Extreme solutions products exclusively.
    This is the product he used. I'm REALLY happy. https://877askxtreme.com/product/jade-caliber-by-puris/
    I appreciate his effort and care with my car.
    He doesn't think the paint is well enough to take many more detailings like this. Maybe one more.
    So.. Next will be learning about the RIGHT replacement vinyl top, and then on to painting her.
    I'm pretty sure I'll try to stay with the Oxford White as I really like it. Finding it... is the next thing.
    I will inform you if I find the same vendor in Los Angeles that I used last time for the vinyl top. They pre make them specifically for the model. I have used them a few times. They were reasonable in cost. They will not deal with the public so you have to go through a trimmer (upholstery shop).
    The vinyl is properly coated to protect against the elements which a shop that will make one from your old one will not do.
    Hopefully the shop hasn't burned down or gone out of business.
    If you are concerned about finding Oxford white, no worries. Paint is blended to make the color code. Paint has developed a long way. I still like the base coat clear coat system . The prep and QUALITY of the product, especially the clear is important. Of course it doesn't matter what you use if the painter is no good. Next month one of the TCs is going to be painted with Delfleet Essential Ess9000. It is a one stage. Very durable. That TC is not a show car so I just want it looking good and stay preserved. The paint is great surviving the extreme winters. In previous years I would never paint with a one stage as it did not last more than a couple of years. Products have changed. Proof is in the pudding, so I will see the results in mid October.
    Last edited by Mainemantom; 09-21-2020 at 10:59 PM.

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    I'd appreciate the top maker info, and as far as paint goes my girl will get good stuff. A show car she is not, but I'll treat her as if she's the only girl in town.
    Not sure if Base/Clear is what I need. I'm not educated enough on paint to know.
    I do know the leftover Oxford white that was used on the trunk and then cleared over last summer has really been nice.
    So if I can get results like that...reasonably... then that's what I want.
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