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Tamimi 04-19-2014 02:43 PM

Ceramic pro 9h
 
Hi, i'm interested detailing my car. Has anyone tried ceramic Pro? I would really love some feedback. Thanks


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BuckeyeSRT 04-19-2014 06:19 PM

Re: Ceramic pro 9h
 
Some thoughts here ceramic pro - Auto Geek Online Auto Detailing Forum
Hope its helpful

Tamimi 04-19-2014 11:19 PM

Re: Ceramic pro 9h
 
Thanks alot :) although im still on the fence about it haha


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BuckeyeSRT 04-20-2014 08:46 AM

Re: Ceramic pro 9h
 
Sounds very expensive. I would look into alternatives that have the same or better results.

Tamimi 04-20-2014 09:51 AM

Re: Ceramic pro 9h
 
Well im pretty much clueless at this. What is a better option?


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BuckeyeSRT 04-20-2014 09:03 PM

Re: Ceramic pro 9h
 
I would go over to the Autogeek forum and read read read.
Something like Optimum Opti-Coat or CQuartz by CarPro are two that come to mind.
I dont get the impression that these are the easiest kind of products to apply. The paint surface has to be perfect among other things. I have never used this kind of sealant just know from reading. Maybe someone that has used this kind can add some insight.

WranglerRyan 04-26-2014 01:59 PM

Re: Ceramic pro 9h
 
Autogeek is a great place to start.

They recently did a great wrap-up of the current state of ceramic coating technology as of Mar 15th 2014.

And yes they can be difficult to apply... streaking is easy to occur without proper lighting and taking your time to do it correctly. Getting a smooth surface makes the most sense before you coat matters too. As they don't necessarily fill pitting in the paintwork.

I work mainly with CeramicPro and Opticoat Pro here in Orange County, CA. Also true they're not inexpensive, but some are more durable than others, so it depends on what you're looking for. Great shine and hydrophobicity, or do you want the most durability. These coatings are clearly a step above paint sealants. Just depends on what you do with you Jeep.

With mud build up and offroad-ing you might consider using Ceramic Pro Strong on the lower panels and hood, as opposed to 9H. Strong is 40 coats thickness compared to 1 coat of 9H. Definitely will help against brush scratches through trails, but not impervious. However if you demand shine for your vehicle 2-3 coats of 9H is a better choice. Same with Opticoat Pro if you want to save a little cash. Cquartz as far as we've tested is about the equivalent in durability to Ceramic Pro Light. Will definitely last 1-2yrs with basic maintenance.

Cleaning Jeeps can be a pain getting into every nook and cranny. Ideally getting a durable coat on once and being able to just high-pressure wash mud and dirt right off is a dream with these coatings. Like Renny Doyle's Autogeek videos explain with these coatings, they take the hit before the clearcoat does. But you do still have to maintain the coating. We just use Ceramic Pro Sport every 3-4 weeks to maintain the water sheeting.

We work a lot with the SoCalViper Club here and members have track-driven ACR Vipers, so tons of dust and rubber marbles shooting up at 100mph. Owners tell us dust rarely collects as in the past and never have to scrub the rubber marbles they wipe/spray right off with little effort.

I guess it comes down to your budget and regular maintenance efforts.

Reach out if you have any other questions/need suggestions.
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joenjulie 05-31-2014 08:47 PM

Re: Ceramic pro 9h
 
22PLE VX1 Pro, and Gtechniq C1...both easy to use and good scratch resistance and looks. These can be topped with various products to add additional gloss and beading. I used Gtechniq C1 and Exo V2 on the Grand, just Exo V2 on my charger. I just did a '15 Black Denali with 22PLE, and I'm going to top it with some Polish Angel Viking Shield or Esoteric Signature Wax(designed to bond to 22). One thing with coatings. They can water spot, pretty much once the water spots are in, the get rid of them, you have to remove the coating. This is pretty easily avoidable if you wash regularly. It's only really bad during pollen season when there's some pollen on it, it rains a little, then the sun comes out and bakes it, you gotta wash it pretty quick. If you leave it a couple days...spots. Even driving in rain, on the back of the jeep, if you leave all the spots on there for a few days for sun to bake it...spots. Something to think about. So maybe go with something that's a good scratch resistant base coat, and top it with something like Gtechniq C2V3 spray on sealant.

joenjulie 05-31-2014 08:48 PM

Re: Ceramic pro 9h
 
Also, Polish Angel Cosmic states it reaches 9H, but most detailers will tell you none of them actually fully achieve 9H.


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