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Ceramic Coating for Paint

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  1. Poseidon

    Poseidon Well-Known Member

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    I’m just curious about this stuff and if it works and lasts as long as they say it does. Has anyone here had their paint ceramic coated on their bike, car, or truck? If so, what are your thoughts on it? Is it worth what they charge for it? Seems to be pretty expensive!
     
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    I know guys that use it, it's extremely expensive but makes cleaning easier... To them well worth it...

    Makes the bike shine
     
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    I left a good write-up about my opinion on this stuff in the truck thread.
     
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    Most of the ones I’ve seen that the detailers are using say the ceramic coatings will last 3+ years. If it lasts that long and makes cleaning as easy as they say, I could see it being worth a premium price. Like I said in the other thread, I’m only considering it because of the black paint. Black shows everything. My main goal it to seal the paint with something that will protect it. Something hard that won’t get swirl marks etc. paint prep on a brand new vehicle shouldn’t be that extensive.

    Just curious if ceramic coatings do all this and last the 3+ years they are claiming. If not, I’ll probably go with the route you described above (copied from the other thread)
     
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    I only know ceramic coatings if wear is to be minimized. It is used a lot in tool making. I doubt whether our motorcycle parts are suitable for this coating. PVD coating is done at 200-500 ° C and CVD at 1000° C. If you want to coat something do it with powder but keep in mind that it depends on the pre-treatment. The first layer should be a passivation, then the coating lasts very long up to 1000 hours in the salt spray fog test.
     
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    Not that kind of ceramic coating. I was referring to a ceramic paint protectant. Check out the video below. Fast forward to the 5:30 mark.

     
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    More info for anyone interested.





    These are the two main reasons I’m interested in this. Ease of cleaning, and no swirl marks in the paint.
     
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    You must be referring to this stuff. I been considering it. Yeah, black is hard to keep the swirl marks from showing up. Other colors get away with it. Black, when clean, is very nice, specially after just being waxed.
     
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    Looks like the same stuff. It is not a single application tho. Everything I’ve seen says it lasts 3-5 years and requires periodic refresh or reapplication to maintain it.
     
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    FF8A40E0-AA05-4FF2-8DFA-426766914AA4.jpeg Love it. Actually my Victory is my first vehicle i’ve Ever had it done to. My buddy and I accidentally ended up on a rain ride. After it was done I just took a chamois to it and it was clean! Super impressed with it myself.
     

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    Swirl marks? Sean- you have enough metal flake in your paint to deflect photon torpedoes.
     
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    I was looking at it mainly for my truck, but if it makes the Magnum easier to clean... might have to coat the wheels on the Magnum if nothing else! Would be nice to have all of the brake and belt dust on the rear wheel rinse off with a hose!
     
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    Did you coat it yourself or have a detailing shop do the paint correction and coat it? If it was a detail shop, do you remember how much they charged (ballpark)?
     
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    Well, I called and scheduled an appointment to get my truck ceramic coated. I also spoke to him about doing the bikes next. He said he normally charges around $250 to prep and ceramic coat a bike. Could be a little more. Depends on condition and what needs to be done. Price includes preparing and coating the paint, chrome, wheels, and everything. If my truck turns out half as good as I think it will, the bikes will definitely be next!
     
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    Personally, if it cost that much to do a bike, I wouldn't do it.
    I bought a bottle of that stuff I posted. Will update how it goes.
     

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