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    Some Pictures Of Coupe Ceramic Coated

    Here are a few pictures of Robert doing the Ceramic Coating on the Coupe. It is much brighter than it shows in the pictures due to the lighting in the garage.







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    Ron,

    Interesting ... sure does shine ... tell us more about the process used please.
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    Carl,

    It is all done by hand. First he cleans it a couple of times and then clay bars it and then uses some more things that really get rid of any specs of dirt. Then after it sets for a few minutes he starts putting the first coat of the Ceramic glaze on. Then it sets for about 30 minutes for that to start to set up and it is guarantee for two years. I went with the second coat which has a five year guarantee and after he got that all on he then went over it ans put even more in places where small rocks may hit it. After it has set for the 24 hour drying period even dust won't stick to it. Then he used some type of chemical to make the color really stand out and he used some stuff that gives the tires a bright shiny glass like finish. I looked this morning and it is already getting brighter than it was yesterday. And small gravel and such that get thrown up from the road won't chip this finish and if something does chip it in the five year period he will come back and repair it. He does everything by hand and goes over and over it. When he can work me in I am going to have him come back and do the Cobra with that stuff.

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    Ron,
    Thanks for sharing. Once the ceramic is put on, is it buffed, or does it just have to be applied perfectly to avoid visible flaws? Does the ceramic eliminate the need for wax?
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    Evan,

    No there is no buffing at all. He applies it with some small cloths that come with the stuff and then goes over it several times between coats. And it completely eliminates the need for any waxing. All you have to do is wipe the dust off with a soft cloth or duster. It is also water proof in that water won't make spots on it. So all I have to do is take my California Duster or a soft cloth and wipe the dust off and it looks as if it has just been polished and has that wet look to it.

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    Here are a couple of pictures of the Cobra after the detailing. Now he will come back when he can work me in and put the Ceramic Coating on it.





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    Save your money Ron and just use bubble wrap.

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    Take some pics with the coupe outside on a nice sunny day. It sure looks good!

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    Beautiful!

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    Very interesting Ron. I read about that stuff over on the Shelby GT350 site. Yeah, you need to take some pictures outside.
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    I will try but in the sun it is hard to get a really good picture. If I can find a light shade somewhere that would be the ideal spot.

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    A light shade?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverback View Post
    A light shade?

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    Gorgeous. Simply gorgeous
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    Thanks guys. I am happy with it. I will let it set another day or so to really get hard and then I will take it for a drive if the weather is still like it has been the last few days. Maybe drive over and let Bill look at it.

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    Ron,

    Thanks for the details ... amazing technologies we have today.

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    I am really impressed. I will look into someone out here that uses the technology.
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    Jim,

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    Ron,

    I got it. Thank you.
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    Hurricane had their factory demonstrator done with that type of product looked awesome. Believe there is a detailed description on the process on the factor facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/HurricaneMotorsportsIA/

    It was done at a trade show for demonstration purposes.

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