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    Quote Originally Posted by rtgt View Post
    Maybe I'll start a "I'm not getting a new truck" thread for those of us that did it right the first time or cannot afford a second mortgage for a new vehicle.......
    I canít afford another one either....hence taking care of this one.

    And thanks for your contribution to this thread. Very helpful and informative.

    I look forward to seeing your ďbeat up farm truckĒ thread. Iím actually surprised we donít have one already.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselshadow View Post
    This isnít in off-topic. He wonít see it for weeks.....
    I thought for sure he would chime in with Gizmoís one step process of truck cleaning.....
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    Adding just some personal experience to the thread. I have done all of my toys with Ceramic coating, I use Armor IX from Avalonking. <<< this URL shows how ceramic coatings work.

    As previously stated everything comes down to paint prep. Its not scary, its not even particularly hard provided that you A. Have realistic expectations of the outcome and B. Do it for the right reasons. For me A meant having my vehicles preserved in time, looking as good as they possibly can, and I did it because I wanted better paint protection, and an investement so I could have some weekend time back for doing more important stuff than washing the vehicles.

    Prep work; Be realistic, the result will be better than any normal wash and wax if you simply put in the prep work. I started out by purchasing a Griots Garage Dual Action Polisher, then I purchased two sets of 6" polishing pads from Chemical Guys (Orange, white, blue, black -- the colors relate to how stiff they are). Two sets because you end up with a lot of compound in them and its faster to change them entirely (orange for a new orange for instance) than it is to stop and clean them. I also purchased all the stages of mothers polishing (compound, polish, final glaze). And of course a few clay bars.

    Example; Here is the tank on my bike which had some heavy scratches from my keys.

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    This was the most work I did on that bike. The rest of the bike was wash, clay bar to remove the big stuff, compound, polish, final polish (glaze), wash again with Dawn. None of this is hard, risky, or frustrating. Grab some shade, a cold one (or two), and throw on some music, its actually quite enjoyable.

    Once that was done apply the ceramic coating which believe me, is the easiest part of the whole thing, it takes no time at all.

    Pragmatic experience. My main bike sees about 8-10k miles of riding during the summer months. During this time I go through bug season, rain, back roads, highways, etc.. The only road I won't go on is deep gravel. I have only washed the bike once so far this summer and that was primarily to clean the unprotected parts (no ceramic coating). Everything else just wipes off, literally. Bugs, road grime, dirt, mud, etc.. all of it just wipes off with little effort. The shine is till here, it looks fantastic, and I accomplished both A and B. The bike looks as good as it can (better than it has in many years) and I spend no time on it.

    Next up. Every fall I spend time to do the glass on all of the cars and the tractor cab with Aquapel. It makes a massive difference (way better than rainx) and this year I will be applying a ceramic coating to the cars. Its worth spending a couple hundred bucks a car to get lower maintenance for the next 4-5 years. Would I take it to a detailer... nope, not at 1000-1400 per vehicle. I find doing it yourself to be the perfect split in investment and outcome. I am not looking for perfection, I am looking for my first two points above (A/B).
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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselshadow View Post
    I canít afford another one either....hence taking care of this one.

    And thanks for your contribution to this thread. Very helpful and informative.

    I look forward to seeing your ďbeat up farm truckĒ thread. Iím actually surprised we donít have one already.....
    Id agree, if your going to get a 60-70 truck, I would ceramic coat that thing 5 times ha. These trucks are a major investment and tool, you don't want it looking like a POS in a few years. When I purchased mine, I clayed it and put a synthetic wax on it. I plan on putting ceramic on it next year.
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    I had my truck ceramic coated a couple days after I brought it home. I had my local detail shop install Gtechniq Crystal Serum Light ceramic coating. The brand is only sold to dealers and shops that have been approved, no joe blow. The ceramic coating is hard, only way to remove it is to wet send it off. Other brands claim to be ceramic coating but wear off after a year or require reapplication in 6-12mi. My dealer applies as many coats as you want. Obviously there is an appropriate number. On average you get a 3-5 year coating.

    https://www.gothamauto.com/ceramic-coating-packages
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