- Oct 12, 2020
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- Grabber Blue First Edition Mustang Mach-E
Where did you have it done?Mine was done professionally ... it was about $1300 for everything I wanted done.
5-year ceramic (which just means they do two coats) was $1050 (that includes wash and paint correction), then the two coats on the painted surfaces.
They also did the wheels @ $35 each (that's for outside only ... if I wanted inside it was going to be $70/each and they have to jack up the car to remove each wheel). So that was $140 for all four.
The glass was $75 ... so now it's "as if" I put Rain-X on all windows ... only it works and lasts longer than Rain-X
Lastly, they did the carpets.
The shop told me the Ceramic needs about 2 weeks to cure. But this being winter ... they expect it will take more like 3-4 weeks to really get a good cure.
While it is dry-to-touch when they turn the car back over to me, they explain that internally the Ceramic isn't fully cured yet. If water is allowed to sit on the paint then it can be absorbed into the un-cured ceramic and this can result in cloudy spots. So they told me not to wash it until it's cured. Also if it does happen to get wet, get a damp towel and wipe it clean so that no water spots are left on the paint.
It will be 2 weeks of curing as of tomorrow ... but I'll give it at least another week (maybe even two). It's a pandemic and I don't "need" the car (I have another car to drive) so I may as well make sure it's fully cured.
Once it is ceramic coated not only do you not need to wax it ... they don't want me to wax it. They tell me water will bead up for years to come as if it was just freshly waxed and it's easier to wash. While hand-washing is preferred ... in winter we can't really hand-wash up here in the frozen north (outside faucets have to be shut off for the winter to avoid freezing and bursting) ... so he told me to take the car *only* to "touch-less" car-washes... no soft-cloth and DEFINITELY no "brushes".
I can see a noticeable improvement in the look of the car. The paint looks deeper and has a glossier shine.