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Ceramic coatings

xlr 443

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Central Wisc.
My XLR/V(s)
2008 Crystal Red XLR-V
Lately I've been seeing a lot of advertising for ceramic coating. All claiming to be the best. Has anyone tried them and if so which brand - pros & cons. Rayzor
 

Z1.

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154
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Fallbrook
My XLR/V(s)
2006 Raven Black XLR
Ceramic coating is a lot like getting married. You are stuck with all the flaws and imperfections for awhile.
 

richardyoo

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Jan 1, 2009
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308
Location
Houston, TX
My XLR/V(s)
2006 Silver XLR-V
Ceramic coating is a lot like getting married. You are stuck with all the flaws and imperfections for awhile.

Thats hysterical :D

I have a box of Avalon King coating sitting in my garage, but I have been terrified to put it on until I get the base paint "just right"... so I haven't had the time to work on it... but I guess your comment makes me think I'm doing the right thing to wait until I have time to do it right.
 

Z1.

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Fallbrook
My XLR/V(s)
2006 Raven Black XLR
I have not used ceramic coating on my XLR because it's paint is older and the color is black with a lot of minor age imperfections and touchups that I can hid pretty well with waxes. This is my opinion only, but I would sand and respray the XLR before ceramic coating. Lighter colors on XLRs wear better but these cars are getting older. Ceramic coating is wonderful for newer cars, but it really highlights the paint quality.
 

Fbeaver

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Location
Athens, AL
My XLR/V(s)
2006 Black Raven and Shale XLR-V
Ceramic coating is a lot like getting married. You are stuck with all the flaws and imperfections for awhile.
I agree which is why I haven’t done it. I would stick to using wax and buffing it to a deep shine like I did with mine.
 

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