Ceramic Coating

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Ramsteen23

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Just got my new PW ceramic coated. This is the 3rd vehicle I have had it done to. Makes washing a breeze. Especially bugs off the front end.
Great shine! What brand coating did you go with?
 

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3 yr or 5 yr warranty?..Then there is the price...a bit over my budget vs $10 hand car wash..
 

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Looks rather nice, that's what I love, tasteful upgrades. Solid build overall.
 
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Looks rather nice, that's what I love, tasteful upgrades. Solid build overall.
Thank you. The ceramic coating makes washing this size truck a lot easier, and faster.
 

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Just maintain it and watch its living conditions and it will last. That is with any coating.
 

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I did paint correction, decontamination, all myself - pretty cost effective DIY. And the work is therapeutic. I followed the infamous "Pan The Organizer" YouTube video on how to do it. Here are the steps; it sounds like a lot but it really isn't:
As you can see in the photo of my 2010 Tango Mango Ram with 90k miles, she look great!

DETAILING STEPS

Clean & decontaminate
Tar/bug remove
Wash w/Chemical Guys Clean Slate Stripping Wash
IronX-Rince
Clay bar w/lubricant
Rinse
Air Dry w/compressor or lint free waffle towel

Paint correction using buffer
Using cutting Compound
Using Polish (Finishing polish)

Apply ceramic coating
Wipe with lint free waffle towel and Isopropyl Alcohol to clean off any polish oils
Apply Ceramic Coating (I used Armor Shield IX by AvalonKing (MUST CURE FOR 12 HOURS)
Look for rainbow effect within 3-5 minutes, then it is time to wipe down lightly (leveling)
Wait 1 hour and apply 2nd coat but not necessary
Apply coating to all exterior parts except tires
48 hours no rain / no wash for 7 days
Throw away micro towel used for applying coating
Optional Apply Gliss V2

Use wax free car wash
Use coating enhancers like Carpro Reload
 

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Dr J Cumminz

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I did paint correction, decontamination, all myself - pretty cost effective DIY. And the work is therapeutic. I followed the infamous "Pan The Organizer" YouTube video on how to do it. Here are the steps; it sounds like a lot but it really isn't:
As you can see in the photo of my 2010 Tango Mango Ram with 90k miles, she look great!

DETAILING STEPS

Clean & decontaminate
Tar/bug remove
Wash w/Chemical Guys Clean Slate Stripping Wash
IronX-Rince
Clay bar w/lubricant
Rinse
Air Dry w/compressor or lint free waffle towel

Paint correction using buffer
Using cutting Compound
Using Polish (Finishing polish)

Apply ceramic coating
Wipe with lint free waffle towel and Isopropyl Alcohol to clean off any polish oils
Apply Ceramic Coating (I used Armor Shield IX by AvalonKing (MUST CURE FOR 12 HOURS)
Look for rainbow effect within 3-5 minutes, then it is time to wipe down lightly (leveling)
Wait 1 hour and apply 2nd coat but not necessary
Apply coating to all exterior parts except tires
48 hours no rain / no wash for 7 days
Throw away micro towel used for applying coating
Optional Apply Gliss V2

Use wax free car wash
Use coating enhancers like Carpro Reload
Yep, this is exactly what I do as well. It is very therapeutic. I also PPF my entire truck from little old ladies who could walk by my truck and scratch it with their purses. There is actually PPF ceramic coating that you can use that works very well. I would also consider using Adam's under carriage coating for your wheel wells and that works really well. It flattens really nice and make your underbody and wheel wells stand out.
 

Dr J Cumminz

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Your truck looks great. I would encourage you to look up paint correction and learn to do it yourself. You'll save a lot of money and it's easy (although time consuming) with the right products. I use Meguiars D300 and D301 and mostly Meguiars products.
 

Ramsteen23

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I did paint correction, decontamination, all myself - pretty cost effective DIY. And the work is therapeutic. I followed the infamous "Pan The Organizer" YouTube video on how to do it. Here are the steps; it sounds like a lot but it really isn't:
As you can see in the photo of my 2010 Tango Mango Ram with 90k miles, she look great!

DETAILING STEPS

Clean & decontaminate
Tar/bug remove
Wash w/Chemical Guys Clean Slate Stripping Wash
IronX-Rince
Clay bar w/lubricant
Rinse
Air Dry w/compressor or lint free waffle towel

Paint correction using buffer
Using cutting Compound
Using Polish (Finishing polish)

Apply ceramic coating
Wipe with lint free waffle towel and Isopropyl Alcohol to clean off any polish oils
Apply Ceramic Coating (I used Armor Shield IX by AvalonKing (MUST CURE FOR 12 HOURS)
Look for rainbow effect within 3-5 minutes, then it is time to wipe down lightly (leveling)
Wait 1 hour and apply 2nd coat but not necessary
Apply coating to all exterior parts except tires
48 hours no rain / no wash for 7 days
Throw away micro towel used for applying coating
Optional Apply Gliss V2

Use wax free car wash
Use coating enhancers like Carpro Reload
Nice work...looks great!
 
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