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      07-21-2019, 09:22 AM   #23
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Adding to this forum. In addition to verifying the coating on the car via beading..How does one verify if the rims were coating with modesta with bc-06?
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      07-21-2019, 09:54 AM   #24
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Adding to this forum. In addition to verifying the coating on the car via beading..How does one verify if the rims were coating with modesta with bc-06?
Unfortunately, you can't verify if the wheels were coated with Modesta specifically. Upon cleaning you may be able to tell the wheels are coated if they're easier to clean; however, you won't be able to identify with which product they're coated. Also, if the wheels were in fact coated 2-3 years ago the coating is likely no longer effective as the coating does not last very long on wheels compared to painted surfaces.
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      07-21-2019, 09:46 PM   #25
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figuring out which in specific is impossible.

however, some last 3 months, 12 months, 3 years.

so while the initial investment stings up front, the 500 is well spent when averaged over multiple years. whats 20 bucks a month, or 15 a month of saving yourself 1-2 hours a month...time vs money thing here.
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Skeptical ceramic coating was done on my '24 X5 50e

I am worried that my brand new 2024 X5 does not have the "ceramic coating" that I paid for. I bought this out of state in Illinois and I live in Ohio so I cannot simply take back to them for review. I've included some photos. I thought ceramic coating would mitigate these types of marks. These photos are from a couple hours after going through a drive-thru car wash. Any thoughts? My immediate thought was to take somewhere local to verify the ceramic coating was completed. Here's the info that was included in the contract...
"PermaPlate
B1PLA - 3-WAY PREMDLX APP w/ 1-7 VR
OPTION - Fiber, Leather,
Paint - PREMDLX
84 months $825.00
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I am worried that my brand new 2024 X5 does not have the "ceramic coating" that I paid for. I bought this out of state in Illinois and I live in Ohio so I cannot simply take back to them for review. I've included some photos. I thought ceramic coating would mitigate these types of marks. These photos are from a couple hours after going through a drive-thru car wash. Any thoughts? My immediate thought was to take somewhere local to verify the ceramic coating was completed. Here's the info that was included in the contract...
"PermaPlate
B1PLA - 3-WAY PREMDLX APP w/ 1-7 VR
OPTION - Fiber, Leather,
Paint - PREMDLX
84 months $825.00
Coverage
Iíd never heard of PermaPlate so I looked it up. From what Iíve read and how it is applied, it sounds like PermaPlate is more like a sealant than a ceramic coating. Does your contract specifically state a ceramic coating was applied? Spray some water lightly onto the hood of your SUV to test the hydrophobic behavior of the paint surface to determine whether it has a ceramic coating applied to it. Watch the linked video if youíre not familiar with ceramic coatings.
https://youtu.be/KY-8KyRrOuE?si=N8EuROrxPBsCWWoj
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I am worried that my brand new 2024 X5 does not have the "ceramic coating" that I paid for. I bought this out of state in Illinois and I live in Ohio so I cannot simply take back to them for review. I've included some photos. I thought ceramic coating would mitigate these types of marks. These photos are from a couple hours after going through a drive-thru car wash. Any thoughts? My immediate thought was to take somewhere local to verify the ceramic coating was completed. Here's the info that was included in the contract...
"PermaPlate
B1PLA - 3-WAY PREMDLX APP w/ 1-7 VR
OPTION - Fiber, Leather,
Paint - PREMDLX
84 months $825.00
Coverage
Ceramic coating doesn't stop water spots. I could be wrong about this but I've seen some people post that Ceramic coated cars are more prone to water spotting so you have to dry it off immediately.
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Ceramic coating doesn't stop water spots. I could be wrong about this but I've seen some people post that Ceramic coated cars are more prone to water spotting so you have to dry it off immediately.
Really hard water will leave noticeable mineral deposits on a ceramic coated surface. Where I live we have extremely hard water from wells. If Iím in a rush and use our water directly, Iíll get mineral deposit spots all over the car (easily removed with vinegar if addressed quickly). However, if I use the CR Spotless water system, I can clean the car, let it air dry and there wonít be a single water/mineral spot on the car.
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