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Online kmpowell

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Re: Ceramic coating
« Reply #20 on: 02 February 2019, 17:10 »
I had my car ceramic coated from new by one if the best companies in the business.
Looks like your guys use the same leather treatment as mine did, Dr Leather.

I've been VERY impressed with it, I had two coats of Dr Leather's dye block put on mine, and last week when I opened the roof I forgot it had been raining overnight so when I braked the rain that had collected on the roof came into the car...  :embarrassed: I was fearing the worst, but it sheeted off the seats perfectly!  :cool:
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Re: Ceramic coating
« Reply #21 on: 03 February 2019, 13:40 »
I had the dealer do the Williams Ceramic coating on the exterior of my 2015 C4 Cactus. It was part of a deal with RTI insurance, which I negotiated down to a price I was happy with.

The ceramic coating still beaded after 40 months of simply washing the car, after which it was sold on. So I would recommend this.
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Re: Ceramic coating
« Reply #22 on: 04 February 2019, 13:02 »
I had my car ceramic coated from new by one if the best companies in the business.
http://www.envycarcare.co.uk/envy-detailing/ceramic-coating/
That was over two years ago and its still perfect, the lifetime of the coating is an unknown but expected to be 5-8years.
Pics on here if your interested.

Im not a car cleaner and had Envy clean the car until mid summer last year when I invested in my own tools and began to learn how to make it snow!!! Only done it once so not posting a pic cuz it needs another go.

To acheive the best finish possible the VE dealer must not be allowed to touch the exterior surface car. Why because it is covered with minute steel particles accumulated during its rail transport to the port. Mine was washed five times before any surface work was undertaken.
Everything, paintwork, under wheel arches, leather seats and all interior and glass was cleaned and treated as part of the service and it didnt cost as much as some others have paid for just exterior treatment.

Curious to know how much you spent? I'm only after a clean (exterior) and a ceramic coating.

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Re: Ceramic coating
« Reply #23 on: 11 February 2019, 10:07 »
I went for Gtechniq crystal serum lite, wheels off done and body done





got it done about ten days ago and it just had its first wash....snowfoam basically took everything off, hardly a wipe required from the shampoo mit

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Re: Ceramic coating
« Reply #24 on: 11 February 2019, 11:36 »
Whereabouts did you get it done? I always go to DDB in North Shields.
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Re: Ceramic coating
« Reply #25 on: 11 February 2019, 11:41 »
Whereabouts did you get it done? I always go to DDB in North Shields.

Tdi in south shields - maxwell street

http://www.tdinternational.co.uk/

theres isnt many gtechniq sites up here...ddb is the next closest really
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Re: Ceramic coating
« Reply #26 on: 11 February 2019, 11:45 »
How much if you don't mind me asking?
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Re: Ceramic coating
« Reply #27 on: 11 February 2019, 11:54 »
I went for Gtechniq crystal serum lite, wheels off done and body done

got it done about ten days ago and it just had its first wash....snowfoam basically took everything off, hardly a wipe required from the shampoo mit



Looks just like mine did - all by myself....  :smiley:

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Re: Ceramic coating
« Reply #28 on: 11 February 2019, 11:59 »
How much if you don't mind me asking?

he uses Gtechniqs own pricing guide so not a lot of wiggle room

I went for crystal serum lite and rims removed and coated. fisnihed off in liquid crytsal ( i bought some to top up with as this will degrade and its easy enough to apply)

600 quid , required 2 full days without the car  ( my mrs gave me a budget which I couldnt get away from so I did get a slight discount compared to the online pricing)
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Re: Ceramic coating
« Reply #29 on: 11 February 2019, 12:00 »
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