HRE Wheels
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   BMW M3 and BMW M4 Forum > BMW F80 M3 / F82 M4 Forum > Regional Forums > USA - California

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      01-01-2020, 06:04 PM   #1
lime_me_up
New Member
lime_me_up's Avatar
3
Rep
8
Posts

Drives: '18 M4 - 6MT - Black Sapphire
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: San Francisco, Ca

iTrader: (0)

Ceramic Coating in the Bay Area

Hi All,

With the new year, I think some new upgrades are in store for the baby. I wanted to see if anyone had their car's ceramic coated within the Bay Area that they recommend for.

If you can let me know the name of the shop, location and what brand coating they use.


With a couple shops I requested quotes from, I received a price of $2,500 for a CQuartz finest reserve.

The MINIMUM I'm looking to do is the CQuartz or of something equal and not debating on the PPF. What are people thoughts and opinions with the paint corrections and ceramic coating. Haven't ceramic coated any of my cars before but hear love stories about the product (ease on maintenance and provide great aesthetics).

Quotes received from OCDetailing and Stealth Labs, BTW.

As ANOTHER layer, they also quoted PPF by Suntek Ultra Paint Protection Film, our front end package covers:
-Full Hood
-Full Fenders
-Full Front Bumper
-Headilights
-Fog Lights
-Mirrors
-Door cups
This is $3195 installed with all edges possible wrapped and includes the coating application on the film as well.


I received another quote for PPF with the XPEL product with a full front end + A pillars + Rocker panels. This would be $2,600. Paint correction ranged between $350-750 pending color.

They also suggested film on the hood, fenders, a pillars, side mirrors, front bumper and quarter panels would be $4,400 or at that price point they would recommend the entire vehicle for $6,000. This seems a little overkill in my opinion and looking at the $2,600 option.
__________________
'18 F82 M4 - 6MT - Black Sapphire Metallic
Appreciate 0
      01-01-2020, 11:36 PM   #2
pbar
Lieutenant
pbar's Avatar
United Kingdom
356
Rep
413
Posts

Drives: 2017 M4 ZCP (DCT)
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: San Francisco

iTrader: (0)

I got a reasonably good deal on this via the F8x Norcal facebook group.

http://www.dynamicdetailingsj.com/ceramic-pro

Can't remember exactly what I paid, but much less than the numbers above.
Appreciate 0
      01-02-2020, 09:44 AM   #3
Schultz28
First Lieutenant
United_States
141
Rep
347
Posts

Drives: 2015 F80 M3
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Campbell, CA

iTrader: (1)

Younik did an excellent job on my car. I can't remember exactly what I paid, but I think it was around $1,200. (Full detail, paint correction, and ceramic pro 9h coating)

https://www.younikautodetailing.com/
Appreciate 1
      01-02-2020, 08:02 PM   #4
lime_me_up
New Member
lime_me_up's Avatar
3
Rep
8
Posts

Drives: '18 M4 - 6MT - Black Sapphire
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: San Francisco, Ca

iTrader: (0)

Thanks guys for the responses.
__________________
'18 F82 M4 - 6MT - Black Sapphire Metallic
Appreciate 0
      01-02-2020, 10:19 PM   #5
JibSTir13
Major
568
Rep
1,038
Posts

Drives: F80 / FJ Cruiser
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: California

iTrader: (0)

I suggest OCDetailing (it’s where I took my car for paint correction and ceramic coating).
Appreciate 0
      01-15-2020, 10:26 AM   #6
Cddior91
Private First Class
United_States
127
Rep
159
Posts

Drives: F80
Join Date: May 2018
Location: San Jose, Ca

iTrader: (0)

Check out SV auto pros in San Jose.
__________________
E90-F80
Appreciate 0
      01-15-2020, 10:50 AM   #7
SAADTHESAV
Captain
SAADTHESAV's Avatar
United_States
157
Rep
804
Posts

Drives: '09 Space Gray E90 328i
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Bay Area

iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Schultz28 View Post
Younik did an excellent job on my car. I can't remember exactly what I paid, but I think it was around $1,200. (Full detail, paint correction, and ceramic pro 9h coating)

https://www.younikautodetailing.com/
Would you trust them for full body car wraps too?
__________________
Appreciate 0
      01-20-2020, 02:11 PM   #8
M3classic
Second Lieutenant
M3classic's Avatar
44
Rep
256
Posts

Drives: 16' BMW m3
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Sacramento

iTrader: (0)

Spider auto glass does ceramic coating for a good price in sj. Check them out.
Appreciate 0
      01-24-2020, 06:04 PM   #9
1hotrod
New Member
5
Rep
15
Posts

Drives: BMW m3 f80
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Bay Area

iTrader: (0)

I like the Cquartz products, and bought the entire detailing kit before applying Cquartz 3.0. It took all day, with 2 other buddies. Difficult, no but it did require good lighting to see where you needed to wipe off the excess.

There are many ceramic products out there, but the one thing most products require: an annual top coat for your warranty. So, on top of your $2000+ ceramic coat, you need to bring back to detailer every year for a detail/top coat.

Washing is great, beads off and makes washing car really easy, especially with a lawn blower. Bad thing is you can still get swirls if you are not washing properly and without a top coat the coating gloss gets dull.
Appreciate 0
      01-25-2020, 12:58 PM   #10
pbar
Lieutenant
pbar's Avatar
United Kingdom
356
Rep
413
Posts

Drives: 2017 M4 ZCP (DCT)
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: San Francisco

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1hotrod View Post
I like the Cquartz products, and bought the entire detailing kit before applying Cquartz 3.0. It took all day, with 2 other buddies. Difficult, no but it did require good lighting to see where you needed to wipe off the excess.

There are many ceramic products out there, but the one thing most products require: an annual top coat for your warranty. So, on top of your $2000+ ceramic coat, you need to bring back to detailer every year for a detail/top coat.

Washing is great, beads off and makes washing car really easy, especially with a lawn blower. Bad thing is you can still get swirls if you are not washing properly and without a top coat the coating gloss gets dull.

I love the Ceramic Pro on my car, and it works great, but personally I think the annual warranty aspect is a scam. I was 2 days late getting an 'annual top up' and the warranty was declared void. "Computer says no"

I can't imagine a single thing that you'd be able to claim for that isn't excluded as 'user error'. .. e.g. even things like water marks, bird poop are the users responsibility to clean off before any damage happens.

Also, consider that having a ceramic coating makes is more awkward to get your car washed/detailed by people. They can't use the wax/products they would normally use due to smearing. This is great if you're the sort of wierdo that likes to wash their own car every weekend .. but that's really not me.
Appreciate 0
      01-25-2020, 01:19 PM   #11
daltonnnn
Driver
daltonnnn's Avatar
United_States
15
Rep
494
Posts

Drives: F80 M3, MSM, Clubman S
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bay Area, CA

iTrader: (2)

Send a message via AIM to daltonnnn
omega werks in Pleasanton, spider auto glass in San Jose
__________________
** Go Navy! **Go SF 49ers!!!** Go SF Giants!!! Go Warriors!!!!!**
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:48 PM.




f80post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST