ceramic coating

Discussion in 'Ford F-150 Raptor General Discussions [GEN 2]' started by cruisingz, May 13, 2018.

  1. maxemus

    maxemus Full Access Member

    Age:
    53
    Posts:
    155
    Likes Received:
    132
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2010


    It’s got nothing to do with Fords painting. It’s level of protection and convenience for those that care to keep their vehicle at a higher level of cleanliness or ease thereof.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  2. BangBang

    BangBang Full Access Member

    Posts:
    119
    Likes Received:
    39
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2018
    Aaaaah! Glad to know it's not poor paint quality.
     
  3. rtmozingo

    rtmozingo Full Access Member

    Age:
    26
    Posts:
    391
    Likes Received:
    106
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2017
    Location:
    North Texas
    Ford paint is not really any different than any other OEM paint.

    Coatings just make it easier to clean, same way a good wax or sealant does (but a coating much more so).

    PPF actually protects the paint, it is the classic clear bra. Takes the damage so the paint doesn't.
     
  4. 0r30

    0r30 Member

    Posts:
    25
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    May 16, 2018
    has anyone tried IGL Kenzo?
     
  5. ewm98

    ewm98 Member

    Posts:
    27
    Likes Received:
    9
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2016
    Location:
    Arizona


    I have it on my black 7 Series and Raptor. It makes cleaning both very easy. I was skeptical at first since the price was much higher then coatings but compared to other coatings I have worked with it does seem to hold up the best. [​IMG]
     
    Cjasmin and Bhollier like this.
  6. bryan_nj

    bryan_nj Member

    Posts:
    10
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2017
    I have cquartz on mine. Likely going to go kamikaze before the winter
     
  7. misuracaf10

    misuracaf10 Full Access Member

    Age:
    27
    Posts:
    363
    Likes Received:
    73
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2016


    Pretty reasonably priced too correct? I hear some guys getting ceramic done for 1000 and this is DIY for like 150$? Not sure the real differences ina professional shop and this DIY ceramic coating but..



    Also can ceramic coatings be removed and redone if they are a Diy take home application ?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  8. Megabass

    Megabass Full Access Member

    Posts:
    68
    Likes Received:
    18
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2017
    Surface must be machine polished to remove ceramic coatings and it can be very hard to identify when the coating is gone and your removing clear
     
    misuracaf10 likes this.
  9. Bjoeaull

    Bjoeaull Member

    Age:
    39
    Posts:
    16
    Likes Received:
    9
    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2017
    Its priced well, but the money you are saving by not having it professionally done is really just the labor. It takes a lot of time and prep to do a ceramic coating correctly. Wash, clay, polish, polish some more, prep wipedown, ceramic coat, then ceramic boost.

    They can only be removed by machine polish, so thats why prep and careful application are critical. The difficulty removing really just says a lot about how durable of a coating it really is....

    If you are still curious, I'd recommend going to the Adams site and learn up on their process, should be some videos. youtube is a great resource too
     
    misuracaf10 likes this.
  10. misuracaf10

    misuracaf10 Full Access Member

    Age:
    27
    Posts:
    363
    Likes Received:
    73
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2016
    Thanks for the tip. If the Adams ceramic coat will last as long as the professionally applied one then that would be awesome. Someone said the DIYs May only last a couple years... so I was wondering if you had to reapply it or if you had to remove it all and then reapply? I guess I wouldn’t be able to tell when it’s worn off anyways.


    Also it seems that most of that prep could/Should Be done when the truck is brand new and would make it much easier on you then to wait after the truck has gotten dirty and really needs a more thorough prep with a clay bar wax and polish. Leaves less room for error when it’s brand new and you have to DIY.

    I still obviously need to do my homework on it a bit more


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2018

Share This Page