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post #11 of 35 (permalink) Old 05-13-2013, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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OK, I looked it up and Opti-Coat is sold here as well. But not every detailer uses every product and I definitely wouldn't dream of trying to apply it myself - I would probably make an ungodly mess of it. Detailing is not one of my many talents

In the end I decided on Naonshine Ceramic Pro 9H. The most expensive one, unfortunately, but lasts 3-5 years depending on how the car is used (I have rather low annual mileage and the car is always parked in an underground garage under my block of flats, so I think I should achieve closer to 5 years). The detailer I have chosen have been applying this and other nano-coats like CQuartz, Diamondbrite and Lacroe for over 10 years, they have an impressive list of references, so I think I'll be in good hands. I visited them last weekend and saw a new Mazda 6 being treated - when asked the manager said: "Yes, we do a lot of new Mazdas, their paint is really thin and delicate..." So, after I get my new M6 and get it Ceramic-treated, I'll be reporting here on how it went and how's the result. Maybe it will help some forum users make a decision on their Mazdas paint protection.

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Can't wait to see the shine! My next project is to get with my Xpel dealer and see what kind of paint protection applications he has/does. He did an excellent job with the clear bra on this car, I think he may have some ideas as well for the rest of it.

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OK, so I was decided on Ceramic Pro 9H, but now my dealer recommended a company that regularly they work with, using a different ceramic coating: Choose NanoTech DLS 9H. Longer warranty (6 years) and significantly lower price. Unfortunately I can't find any user opinions on the internet about Choose DLS 9H. Truth be told, there's not many about Ceramic Pro 9H, either, but at least there are some...

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when asked the manager said: "Yes, we do a lot of new Mazdas, their paint is really thin and delicate..."
I'm curious if anyone has used a paint thickness gauge to see how thick the paint on the new 6's are.

Thanks for this thread. Looking forwards to seeing some photos after you decide on the product.
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If I were to guess it's not the physical thickness but the chemical composition, but it could be a combination of both. One thing I know - after 3 months with Ceramic Pro 9H on my car I absolutely love it - I don't have to wash the car as often and it looks like a show car on a display for at least a week after the wash. It's very water-repellent, too, like the best wax. Minus the effort of having to wax it, now and for several years. This was a good investment, because it's making me smile every time I go down to the garage...

Ceramic Pro was one of the most expensive options, but the only one I could find that didn't require any additional, periodic treatment. You apply it once and forget about it for the next 4-5 years. That's what I needed - I juggle 3 professions and time is a luxury commodity

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Looking forwards to seeing some photos after you decide on the product.
There are some things I'm pretty good at. Photography is not one of them Very difficult for me to capture that "wet look"... It doesn't quite come across here:

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what kinda cost am i looking at if i want to do a ceramic coat like that?

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Depends where you live, I guess... Here, in Poland, it cost me around the equivalent of USD1000 for the whole car and 2 sets of alloy wheels. The coat used was Nanoshine Ceramic Pro 9H. There are cheaper solutions out there, but this is the only one I could find that doesn't require any maintenance, no periodic re-applications of any chemicals, just put on and forget.
But there are other solutions out there, just google around your area...
The price seems high, but I was in Mazda showroom where they came and applied the ceramic coat before the new car was issued to me, and I could see 3 guys working on this car for 8 hours non-stop... They will check the paint with a magnifying glass (literally!) under a strong light source, inch by inch, then clean it (even on a brand new car) and then apply Ceramic Pro - coat after coat. Lots of manual work. Then the car has to wait for 5 - 7 days for the coats to fully harden before you can drive it.

How long the coat will last all depends on how well the paint was prepared before the fist application and how many coats were applied. So it's worth doing in a reputable shop that specializes in this kind of things. I would search for "car detailing" and "car paint protection" in any internet local services search site.

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Has anyone else gotten their car coated?

I'm actually looking to do my car soon with Opti-Coat Pro.

I've done some research on the two most popular choices in US: Opti-Coat and CQuartz.

Both are good options and people interested in getting these coatings can find authorized detailers on the product website.
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One piece of advise: always check if a given coat requires some periodic maintenance. I believe CQuartz does - once a month you'd have to wash your car with some special chemical. I have chosen Nanoshine Ceramic Pro 9H although it was the most expensive option simply because it was the only one that didn't require any after-care. Juggling 3 jobs I'm just too busy to have to think about it, I wanted something I can do once and forget

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Thanks for that piece of information. I'll make sure to ask the detailer about maintenance. I didn't even think about that!
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