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I have pondered having new cars ceramic coated before but always decided against it as I usually end up trading in within three years.
However now having been very happy with my previous 58kW Family Pro, I decided to go for a 77kW Tour and (maybe) keep this long term.

So I decided this was the car to have machine polished and coated and having just given it its first wash since it was coated I am delighted with the results.

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Tour fornt.jpg

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Post by Boattrainman »

That's very impressive.

As I have the same car (I think the white with black accents is one of the better colours), would you mind telling how much it cost, if done professionally.

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This is the process for New cars of the detailer I used.

A new car detail includes a paintwork decontamination, a single stage machine polish to remove any swirling inflicted during the prep stage. When finished, a ceramic coating is applied with a choice of 2, 3 or 5 years protection.

I went for the 3 year at £650
– Single stage machine polish
– GTechniq CSL basecoat with Exo V4 topcoat
– Glass coatings
– Wheel faces coated with GTechniq C5

2 year is £550
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Post by Boattrainman »

Thanks for that, seems reasonable.

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Post by nick67 »

Mo1 wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 1:04 pm I have pondered having new cars ceramic coated before but always decided against it as I usually end up trading in within three years.
However now having been very happy with my previous 58kW Family Pro, I decided to go for a 77kW Tour and (maybe) keep this long term.

So I decided this was the car to have machine polished and coated and having just given it its first wash since it was coated I am delighted with the results.

Tour rear.jpgTour fornt.jpg
wow.. that look so so good honestly man!
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Post by DumfriesDik »

Very nice
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Post by Scratch »

Does this invalidate the warranty at all?
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Post by Mo1 »

Why would it, its not a modification. If you mean the paintwork dealers offer this service so no it won't.
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Post by keysCroLe »

Does the ceramic coating prevent stone chips?

Just detailed my car today and noticed bonnet has 2 stone chips where the paint has been scratched away.

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Post by Mo1 »

Not sure if it prevents stone chips, however my previous Family iD3 did have a few chips but so far none on the Tour iD3. The Family was Grey non metallic whereas the Tour is White metallic, maybe that's the difference?
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Certainly easier to wash though with the coating.
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Post by id3_life »

Ceramic will not prevent stone chips, PPF will.
Leaving a large distance from the car in front works just as well.
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But unfortunately some aholes will overtake and fill that space over and over again :(
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