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      02-25-2019, 11:25 AM   #23
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I used C Quartz. Had it professionally applied.

Car was bought in a NJ Winter and it's now nearing the end of the 2nd NJ Winter. Seems to be holding up well. Will probably need to re-apply next year.
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      02-25-2019, 12:04 PM   #24
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I tend to agree with OP on this. However you need to sit down and really consider certain things that are involved in their pricing.

I have for the past few years done paint correction and applied whatever the owner requests as long as they purchase that material on their own dime. I do a very good job and always have satisfied owners. I do not own a business, have employees or a shop/garage.
This is my little side gig I do , more of a word of mouth from friends, families or other owners.
My pricing is very good as I donít have additional costs, only my time for the day and the supplies Iím using.

Businesses have the right and after considering certain things such as payroll, leasing a space, insurance etc. they will charge high $ .
Obviously their experience and flexibility factors in too !
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      02-28-2019, 04:15 PM   #25
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My only issue with spending even $1000 is that sure enough some idiot would crash into me right after...lol I coated my wife's new 2019 MDX right after we got it and it is holding up great. I need to carve out some time to do mine but I'd probably be better to just bite the bullet and pay someone. It needs more work than her MDX needed...
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      03-07-2019, 06:42 PM   #26
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I tend to agree with OP on this. However you need to sit down and really consider certain things that are involved in their pricing.

I have for the past few years done paint correction and applied whatever the owner requests as long as they purchase that material on their own dime. I do a very good job and always have satisfied owners. I do not own a business, have employees or a shop/garage.
This is my little side gig I do , more of a word of mouth from friends, families or other owners.
My pricing is very good as I donít have additional costs, only my time for the day and the supplies Iím using.

Businesses have the right and after considering certain things such as payroll, leasing a space, insurance etc. they will charge high $ .
Obviously their experience and flexibility factors in too !
where are you located?
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      03-07-2019, 11:37 PM   #27
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      03-18-2019, 12:45 PM   #28
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Fusso Coat. Nope its not a coating. Its Wax, well actually a sealant. There is a learning curve to applying it, but it does pretty much what a coating would do. And I can top it off no my own. It lasts about a year. I like detailing my car so that works out.I top it off before winter.

The main thing is the hydrophibicity. Id say it gives ceramic coating a run for their money, also last about 12 months. Cat get it in US, so have to order online, but its under $40.

I honestly dont see the value in ceramic coating. Its no magical beast that puts an armor on your car, it just makes it easier to clean. Essentially like any wax/sealant. Plus with Waxes/Sealants I have the ability to quickly corset any small imperfections. With a coating its an ordeal.

I do my own paint correction, so I enjoy the flexibility. Also its the precaution that you take while washing that makes the most difference. If you run your car through a car wash it will scratch it up coated or not.

Most of the cost seems to be associated with the actual correction, which makes sense. But paying thousands for a layer that offers marginally better longevity (dont forget you need to top off coatings too) that a traditional wax, no thanks!

I am happy to spend 45 mins extra each year to top off my Fusso Coat
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