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Old 11-12-2018, 12:23 PM   #57
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Hey Dave, thanks for the up to date info. I apologize, it was me who said Arizona, incorrect in my recall. I read so much here that things might get mixed up once in a while. Not all the time, just once in a while.
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I haven't read the whole thread, but when I read the thread's title, a simple and direct answer sprang to mind.

A ceramic coating is good for longer than the manufacturer says it's good for. If you want to maintain its gloss and hydrophobicity, use a silica-based spray. The new silica-based sprays that've recently become available were introduced to the market to maintain ceramic coatings.

Here are several such sprays:

I have experience with only CarPro HydrO2. I'm certain it's an excellent product, and I'm sure the others are, too.

If you have time and energy to burn, you could top your current coating with CarPro Gliss, which was designed to top a standard ceramic coating. It is a coating itself, but it's designed to increase the durability, shine, and hydrophobicity of the main coat. I coated my wife's SUV with CarPro CQuartz and Gliss. Its hydrophobicity is unreal; water just won't stick to the treated surfaces at all.

Coating a motorhome with a base ceramic coating (and doing the required prep) and then topping that coating with Gliss is for highly motivated, athletic gluttons for punishment.

But that would be the absolute state-of-the-art clearcoat finish one could have on a motorhome. And then about every six months spray and wipe (or just spray and rinse, as is the case with HydrO2) with a silica spray.
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Hey Dave, thanks for the up to date info. I apologize, it was me who said Arizona, incorrect in my recall. I read so much here that things might get mixed up once in a while. Not all the time, just once in a while.
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Hi Bill. It happens.
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Dave, what was the name of the mobile detail company and where are they. I plan to be up near Lake Winona next summer. I would be interested in having it done.
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It is hard but you can do it yourself.
1. A good wash to get off lose dirt
2. A through wash with a wax remover
3. Buff the paint with a light polish to remove minor scratches, if you have the need, clay bar it (I skipped this because I felt the polish did enough.
5 slowly and carefully apply the ceramic coating as directed.

Take pics and post your hard work!
How many ml's did you go through to do your coach? How long is it?

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On my 2019 dsdp 4369, we used 100ml of ceramicpro. This was 4 full coats on the entire coach including the windshield. Extra layers on the rims and front cap, and still had 30% left over.
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On my 2019 dsdp 4369, we used 100ml of ceramicpro. This was 4 full coats on the entire coach including the windshield. Extra layers on the rims and front cap, and still had 30% left over.
Excellent, thanks red. I have a friend who is in the car detailing business and he recently changed sources. He went from this 5 year Nano Pearl stuff to another brand that's even better (and more expensive) but because he is now under exclusive contract to them he cant use this stuff anymore so he's selling me 3 bottles 150ml of green base, 3 bottles 150ml of blue top, 50 ml of glass prep (big deal, its worth only $5) and 50 ml of glass with a dozen applicators for only $300 CDN with no shipping cause he already has it. At this price I wanted to make sure I had enough and then some.

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I would assume you have plenty. Now you need to con your friend into "showing" you how to apply. Make sure you are a slow learner and he has lots of time, maybe by the end of the lesson the coach will be done!
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Ha, yeah, he's too smart for that. The prices up here for detailing are insane and he knows it. I had some other detail guy offer me a similar product and install it for only $3500 CDN last night!! Yup that's not a typo!!! I said no thanks i'll get it done when I go down to the states for $20 foot and he got all defensive lol.

Here's what he offered me:

Hi there xxxxxxxx
To do a complete cut polishing and preparation for application of a nano ceramic coating on a unit that size year would be looking at $3500 complete.
This includes machine polishing the entire unit in order to remove swirl marks minor scratches and any paint blemishes and restore it shine once that is done then I go over to second time with a finish polisher to prepare it for the ceramic coating.
Once the prep work is done then the ceramic coating is applied to all of the surfaces.
If you like to get it done let me know you can text me also to my cell phone at xxx-xxx-xxxx and we can coordinate schedule and time to get it done.
xxxxxx

Further to last email,
If you were to just machine polish it and rv wax it, that would be a cost of $1050
Ceramic coating it is a larger investment but better value as it will last for aprox 5 years.
So $3500. Five years of protection.
Easier to wash with non stick surface.
As opposed to, potentially polishing & waxing every year at a rate of $1050. 5 years $5250. )




So now I get the best of both worlds, thousands left in my pocket and a 5 year coating hahaaaaaaa
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That's actually a good price. Paint correction is very involved and the most important thing to do before ceramic coating. I spent $6k US on my 2019.

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This includes machine polishing the entire unit in order to remove swirl marks minor scratches and any paint blemishes and restore it shine once that is done then I go over to second time with a finish polisher to prepare it for the ceramic coating
This is the part that is expensive.
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Maybe a good price on a $300K to $500K coach but not mine.
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Greyhawk 29mvp Coated

Just had our 2018 29mvp professionally coated by KMG Detailing in Lebanon PA.
Drop it off one weekend, pick it up the next.
Kevin has done other vehicles of mine so I know the quality of his work. He can get the MH inside his shop and utilize scaffolding, IR curing lights, etc
He did a fantastic job & Iím looking forward to the easy maintenance!
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On my 2019 dsdp 4369, we used 100ml of ceramicpro. This was 4 full coats on the entire coach including the windshield. Extra layers on the rims and front cap, and still had 30% left over.


100 ml? That is not much. Do you dilute it?
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100 ml? That is not much. Do you dilute it?
No. You prep the surface and wipe it on, and then use a metering tool to measure the thickness.

The surface prep is the most difficult part of the job.
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