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Old 03-27-2020, 06:35 PM
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Anyone ceramic coated their boat? Pro/Cons? I'm looking at over $5,000 to do the Maximus.
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I have had it done on 5 boats to date. Keeps the boat's finish looking new, easier to clean, and resists hull staining.
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What about the engine room and engines and equipment in there. I'm going to be in salt water.
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Had two cars done love it. Only downside is you cannot go thru automatic car washes. Makes for a long winter in the Midwest
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I had a black car done, well worth the money. Make sure its done in a very clean environment, with good lighting. There was a little bit of wax on my car that was not removed during the prep, the coat went over it, and sealed it in.
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Originally Posted by texaschopper View Post
I had a black car done, well worth the money. Make sure its done in a very clean environment, with good lighting. There was a little bit of wax on my car that was not removed during the prep, the coat went over it, and sealed it in.
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So...I applied the off the shelf ďMothersĒ coating. Seems to hold up as well as wax for now. Am I wasting my time?
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Originally Posted by 370ss500efi View Post
What about the engine room and engines and equipment in there. I'm going to be in salt water.
All my boats are and have been outboards so I have the cowlings and midsections done too. I boat mostly in salt water and the C-Quartz product my guy uses works great. I have no experience with inboards and engine compartments.
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Had two cars done love it. Only downside is you cannot go thru automatic car washes. Makes for a long winter in the Midwest
Why canít you go through car washes?

Iíve heard to not to do the top deck of the boat. Any reasoning or validity to that? Didnít make sense to me. How does the coating hold up under the water line?
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Originally Posted by IGetWet View Post
Why can’t you go through car washes?

I’ve heard to not to do the top deck of the boat. Any reasoning or validity to that? Didn’t make sense to me. How does the coating hold up under the water line?
You can still go through the car washes, just have to make sure they don’t spray any super high or low PH products on the car. Need to probably get a basic wash with just their foam soap that’s a Neutral PH.

Ceramic coatings make everything crazy smooth and slick, so the deck of the boat could be a dangerous place if you know what I mean.

The coating holds up great under the water line. We have gotten a solid 3 years on our Fountain with a Coating. Plus all I have done is spray a topper product on a few times a year. Meaning I have had zero reason to wax the boat for those 3 years.
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