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Old 06-19-2018, 05:37 PM
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Has anyone tried a ceramic coating on their boat?
Does it bring out the shine or protect the existing shine?
Average cost per foot?
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Old 06-19-2018, 05:39 PM
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I had it done. It just protects what's there. They spent a week prepping my boat before they coated it. I think it's about 125 or so a foot.

PS: you should move this to the boating forum.
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I had it done. It just protects what's there. They spent a week prepping my boat before they coated it. I think it's about 125 or so a foot.

PS: you should move this to the boating forum.
how did you like it or not?
was it worth it? is it durable?
which coating did you use?
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Old 06-19-2018, 05:51 PM
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how did you like it or not?
Love it. Won't own another boat without it.

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was it worth it? is it durable?
Yes. Very. Had it done thirty months ago. Looks great.

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which coating did you use?
Ceramic Pro.
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Old 06-19-2018, 06:50 PM
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Default 1 week old Ceramic Coat...

24' CC. 2017 I had it done last week Christian from S FLA Detail. He took a 1/2 day to prep & the rest of the day & 1 more to coat. Before, my boat had been done by Jimmel 2x, & me 2x.
The boat looks better than when it was delivered new .. Just do it
The product used was Glidecoat.
Christian is very professional & really wants a client to understand the process
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I had it done and it was basically done and worn off in 3 months... Or I just happen to get a bad batch that didn't work. I will be waxing myself from now on...
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I had it done and it was basically done and worn off in 3 months... Or I just happen to get a bad batch that didn't work. I will be waxing myself from now on...
It doesn't wear off. I'm going on three years and it's as strong as the day it was put on.

What's it doing that makes you think it's worn off? Not beading?
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It doesn't wear off. I'm going on three years and it's as strong as the day it was put on.

What's it doing that makes you think it's worn off? Not beading?

It doesn't bead up anymore and it is so difficult to get any type of fish blood, guts anything that falls on Non Skid... It is way worse now than before it was applied.
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Wash your boat with vinegar then wash it with simple green cleaner/degreaser and get back to us. I bet it beads back up like day 1 afterward.
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Have wondered the same thing is it worth it?? Have a buddy who did a few test spots on his 70' viking and after a year of the test they covered the entire boat this year.... Needless to say I will do it on my next boat.

Have heard anywhere from 125-175 a foot
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Wash your boat with vinegar then wash it with simple green cleaner/degreaser and get back to us. I bet it beads back up like day 1 afterward.
What does washing with vinegar and simple green do to the ceramic coat?
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What does washing with vinegar and simple green do to the ceramic coat?
I don't know. I just know it works.
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https://adamspolishes.com/adam-s-cer...iABEgI1MPD_BwE

I have Ceramic Pro on mine, just went over it with this at the 1 year mark. Just like a new coating again
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Originally Posted by Miss Trial View Post
I had it done. It just protects what's there. They spent a week prepping my boat before they coated it. I think it's about 125 or so a foot.

PS: you should move this to the boating forum.
did you do the entire boat, or just the inside? thanks
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did you do the entire boat, or just the inside? thanks
entire boat including the motors
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$125 a foot holy crap, some parts of the country people are paying that for paint jobs
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Originally Posted by Raybo Marine NY View Post
$125 a foot holy crap, some parts of the country people are paying that for paint jobs
The process is similar from what I watched.
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I do detailing work in South Florida and I work exclusively with ceramic coatings (Glidecoat). The prep is very important when applying any ceramic coating, as the coating with enhance the surface when applied and lock it in. It will deepen the shine of a well preped surface giving your boat a better than new finish! But it will not cover up oxidization or dullness in the surface, that needs to be removed before application. As far as pricing is concerned, it varies from boat to boat and the amount of prep and correction is involved before hand. Our prices start at $60 per foot but they rarely get as high as $125.
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Any good for the bottom?
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So how does this work with raised factory decals which tend to get chalky on the inside? How does one prep and apply a coating to this area?
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