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DIY ceramic coat paint protection.

Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by DJ_m, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. VS 5.0

    VS 5.0 Well-Known Member

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    I have always wondered about this with the DIY coatings.

    So little product in the bottle but extravagant claims of coverage.

    How does one achieve this ?
     
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    It's just a wipe over and in theory if you do it properly you should be able to cover 4 or 5 cars with a couple of layers.

    The hard part as pointed out is not over filling the applicator with product but after doing it a few times you learn how to ease back a bit when administering the product.




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    If you watch professionals do it on YouTube you'll see that they apply a very thin very even coat. Being able to see under good lighting helps. Applying to a silver car under a carport with no lights made it very difficult. The excess just ends up in the cloth when you remove it.

    As panhead says, I'm sure it comes with practice and going as much by feel as sight. Unless you are a detailer then you won't get much practice so I'd suggest you go with a one coat product that comes in a larger size as you will likely use more than you need.
     
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