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Old 02-07-2018, 07:01 AM   #1
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Ceramic Coating your RV

Has anybody ever ceramic coated their RV with some of the new hi tech products that are out there? I just had my truck professionally done, and thought why not do the RV? As I mentioned, my truck was done professionally and to have the RV done that way would be cost prohibitive, but I ran across a product that can be done by anybody. I have ordered some to test on my motorcycle, and if all goes well will do the Toy Hauler. I plan on trying the wet install with the foam cannon that you can find for under $25.00.

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Sounds too good to be true, seems like there has to be a catch.How do you keep it off windows, toppers etc.?
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There have been "magic elixir" coatings for autos for decades. The previous owner of our coach was "coerced" into TWO different snake oils before selling the coach. One, right at $1,000, was for the body. The other, right close to $990 was for the windshield. Both were "supposed" to be the cats meow for protection from anything but a nuclear attack. Well, the windshield has taken it's share of hits, around 6-7 or more since we've owned it. So much for protection of the windshield and it's wazoo coating.

The body, has also taken hits and has shown signs of degradation in paint (clear coat etc.) over the almost 7 years we've owned. So much for the wazoo coating on the coach body. Everyone (who considers these magic coatings) needs to apply some logic here. It's your money, your coach/car/motorcycle/sub marine/space ship etc. so, you make the choice to purchase any of these products.

As for me, I think I'll just keep washing our stuff on an as needed basis and, a coat of wax every now and then. Your choice.
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Another name for the coatings is snake oil.
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Old 02-07-2018, 10:22 AM   #5
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Hah!

Mr. D, I was just going to type in snake oil and then saw your post.

FYI I Googled "ceramic coatings for autos" and got 13.4 million hits.
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I'm sure there are haters of these types of products. If I can find a product that helps keep salt and grime from deteriorating my investment I'll use it. If I can put a better coat of "wax" on my motorhome in the same amount of time it takes to wash my motorhome, I'm all for it. This particular product is very new to the market. The professionals have been installing it on all sorts of vehicles, especially the high end ones, for those who want to protect their investment and enhance the overall appearance of their vehicle. This is one of the first products I've seen for us, the "end user", where you can apply a very similar product as the professionals do, for a very reasonable cost. ($35/$59 bottle) I've had my truck done by the professionals. My first hand experience is that the product is incredible. Time will tell the longevity, but I do have a lifetime warranty. That being said my warranty is good as long as the manufacturer is in business.
Not trying to shove it down anybody's throat, just sharing a new product I ran across and trying to find feedback from anybody with experience in ceramic coatings.
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Sounds too good to be true, seems like there has to be a catch.How do you keep it off windows, toppers etc.?
You apply it to everything....windows, plastic, wheels, anything. It's also good for shower glass to keep the scum and lime build up from occurring.
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dukenrock, Thank you for the post. Let us know how your test goes. I too would like to hear from someone who has actually used it. I mean they laughed at the wright brothers didn't they? You never know, it might be better than wax!
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Foam cannon.. I like the sound of that.
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dukenrock, Thank you for the post. Let us know how your test goes. I too would like to hear from someone who has actually used it. I mean they laughed at the wright brothers didn't they? You never know, it might be better than wax!
No problem Bruce. I should be receiving some product by Friday and plan on trying it on my Harley. I'll post some results, positive or negative. What the heck, if this stuff doesn't work, there's always turtle wax. I hear that stuffs the bomb!
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snake oil indeed. tell ya what. go to a junkyard and buy a hood, especially from an older car that's not clear-coated. Clean it up and use a good de-waxing chemical on it just to make sure it's clean of anything else. Then put the "ceramic" on half of the hood. Put as many layers on as you like. then go after it with scotch brite, a bb gun, acetone, tar remover, steel wool, etc. Take a razor blade to it and see if you can feel an "edge" where the "ceramic" is. you won't find anything but a change in friction.

I'll give you 50 the acetone takes it right off. if not ace, then MEK will. Ceramics don't work the way that stuff is described.

Probably just silicon oil and a decent wax, just like they've been selling since 1980....
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snake oil indeed. tell ya what. go to a junkyard and buy a hood, especially from an older car that's not clear-coated. Clean it up and use a good de-waxing chemical on it just to make sure it's clean of anything else. Then put the "ceramic" on half of the hood. Put as many layers on as you like. then go after it with scotch brite, a bb gun, acetone, tar remover, steel wool, etc. Take a razor blade to it and see if you can feel an "edge" where the "ceramic" is. you won't find anything but a change in friction.

I'll give you 50 the acetone takes it right off. if not ace, then MEK will. Ceramics don't work the way that stuff is described.

Probably just silicon oil and a decent wax, just like they've been selling since 1980....
Yeah, you're probably right. I'll just cancel the order and go back to the good ole fashion hand waxing with the turtle wax. What was I thinking!?!?
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