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Was looking at Ceramic Pro 9H too.
Your result convinced me to go for it.
How many coats did you actually apply?

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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


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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Was looking at Ceramic Pro 9H too.
Your result convinced me to go for it.
How many coats did you actually apply?
Zero I had my local authorized Ceramic Pro shop do that while the car was still at the dealer's, just when I bought it. I have no idea how many layers they put on - I vaguely remember it was 5, but I may be wrong. But it took a 2 guys 2 days on their knees with little applicators in one hand and a flashlight in the other - it's lots and lots of work to apply this thing, it seems. Last month it was the first anniversary so I took it for the top layer refresh with Ceramic Lite - this is recommended once a year.

Still very happy with the results and if I were buying another car I would do the same application. One thing I noted is that about 9 months into its first year, the coating lost its hydrophobic (water repelling) properties. I got quite alarmed, but then re-read the literature I got with the original application and realized I'm supposed to use a special liquid twice a year to preserve the hydrophobic effect. It's very easy to apply, I did it and the car car body became perfectly hydrophobic again, now I keep a bottle in my garage and will do it every 6 months or so.

What else... the Ceramic Pro coating does not protect from things that will really scratch your body paint, like a stone on a highway or the bottom of a suitcase pulled out of the trunk by my son - a nasty scratch on the rear bumper I had it polished and it's almost invisible now, then I talked my Mazda dealer into giving me the original, self-adhesive, transparent film strip for the rear bumper. Unfortunately, the strip is not wide enough, there's some bare bumper surface on the extreme ends of the strip, and my son's friend has just given me ANOTHER scratch just where the strip ends... But all that has nothing to do with Ceramic Pro, it's a nano-thin layer, so however hard it is, it can't protect from serious injuries to car paint.

It does protect from the scratching properties of ordinary dust and dirt, which is what it's supposed to do. The sun reflected in the hood is not surrounded by a net of thin lines, as is the case with all other cars in the parking lot. Final note: peering into those other cars' hoods will produce suspicious looks from their owners, as I have recently found out

Hope this helps...

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Thanks for your inputs.
Oh even for 5 layers you need to refresh top layer with Ceramic Pro Light every year?
The special liquid that you applied every 6 mo was given by the vendor?

Thanks, your input is very helpful.

Your liquid silver 6 looks awesome BTW

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Zero I had my local authorized Ceramic Pro shop do that while the car was still at the dealer's, just when I bought it. I have no idea how many layers they put on - I vaguely remember it was 5, but I may be wrong. But it took a 2 guys 2 days on their knees with little applicators in one hand and a flashlight in the other - it's lots and lots of work to apply this thing, it seems. Last month it was the first anniversary so I took it for the top layer refresh with Ceramic Lite - this is recommended once a year.

Still very happy with the results and if I were buying another car I would do the same application. One thing I noted is that about 9 months into its first year, the coating lost its hydrophobic (water repelling) properties. I got quite alarmed, but then re-read the literature I got with the original application and realized I'm supposed to use a special liquid twice a year to preserve the hydrophobic effect. It's very easy to apply, I did it and the car car body became perfectly hydrophobic again, now I keep a bottle in my garage and will do it every 6 months or so.

What else... the Ceramic Pro coating does not protect from things that will really scratch your body paint, like a stone on a highway or the bottom of a suitcase pulled out of the trunk by my son - a nasty scratch on the rear bumper I had it polished and it's almost invisible now, then I talked my Mazda dealer into giving me the original, self-adhesive, transparent film strip for the rear bumper. Unfortunately, the strip is not wide enough, there's some bare bumper surface on the extreme ends of the strip, and my son's friend has just given me ANOTHER scratch just where the strip ends... But all that has nothing to do with Ceramic Pro, it's a nano-thin layer, so however hard it is, it can't protect from serious injuries to car paint.

It does protect from the scratching properties of ordinary dust and dirt, which is what it's supposed to do. The sun reflected in the hood is not surrounded by a net of thin lines, as is the case with all other cars in the parking lot. Final note: peering into those other cars' hoods will produce suspicious looks from their owners, as I have recently found out

Hope this helps...
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Thanks for your inputs.
Oh even for 5 layers you need to refresh top layer with Ceramic Pro Light every year?
The special liquid that you applied every 6 mo was given by the vendor?

Thanks, your input is very helpful.

Your liquid silver 6 looks awesome BTW
Thanks From what I understand the annual refresh with Ceramic Pro Light is not mandatory, but recommended, since it makes the base layers last much longer. As for the liquid that "closes the pores" of the top layer (as the vendor explained it) yes, they gave me a bottle this time, it's a new product that wasn't on the market yet one year ago, when I had the original application done. It's in my garage, I'll check what it's called later today and report here. BTW, not using that liquid is not harmful to the Ceramic Pro layers, it simply refreshes the hydrophobic effect.

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Ive got eckbond on my car. Ive had it on for about a month and really seems to work well. Its been raining for almost a week straight, so ill be interested to see how it washes once it finally gets nice out
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It's normal choose nanotech is the supplier of ceramic pro
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I have tried it once and found it good and content, but after using Optimum Opticoat everything changed.
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So it's been 4 yrs, how has this ceramic coating held up?
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So it's been 4 yrs, how has this ceramic coating held up?
So far, so good. Last August I had my annual ceramic coating checkup and its lifespan extension with an application of Ceramic Light, they said the base coat is holding fine and should last at least another year.

I'm glad I applied Ceramic Pro when the car was new, but I doubt I will apply it again after 4th or 5th year, for purely financial reasons - the British played a nasty trick on me with the Brexit, my son is about to start his studies at a British university and as soon as the UK leaves EU the fees will double for EU citizens... Who knows, I may have to sell my Mazda 6 then and buy and old Skoda

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So I called a the Cquartz licensed person in my area and get a quote. It will run me $1400 + tax to do the whole car. Seen many posts where people are getting it done for $800-1200 so I hope I can find someone a little cheaper.

He told me the new CQUARTZ Pro is replacing the finest and has been reformulated. They added now Finest Reserve which runs you nearly $2300 to get it done... Pretty insane.

I have already a scratch on my car, I guess somebody in a parking lot drug something along the car, it's like 15 inches long
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