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Detailing sprays #2718249
11/21/19 09:18 PM
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What is the best spray to protect auto paint? I’ve inquired about a ceramic coating but I’m not paying $2000+. That’s nuts.

Re: Detailing sprays [Re: -Cuda] #2718263
11/21/19 10:00 PM
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Protect All works great on paint between waxes plus it eliminates a lot of other detailing products. Check it out on amazon. A lot of good reviews.

Re: Detailing sprays [Re: -Cuda] #2718278
11/21/19 11:09 PM
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I just tried a spray product for the first time : Shine ArmorFortify Quick Coat said to be ceramic, but looks like lavender liquid to me.
Used it on a new car and drove to portland and back, still looks good. There was some bugs on the front and dust on the reward facing parts that while parked the wind blew off. I plan to hose off and use same product again with microfiber and see ow it goes.
I did notice in light rain it beaded up as well as a good wax coat (i.e. mothers red can paste).

Re: Detailing sprays [Re: srt] #2718282
11/21/19 11:22 PM
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I’ve been reading up on this spray this evening. Seems like a lot of YouTube videos about it. https://thelastcoat.com/

Re: Detailing sprays [Re: -Cuda] #2718311
11/22/19 08:18 AM
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To the original poster,
I feel like the title of the thread is asking one question, but the actual content of it is asking another. If you are talking about detailing sprays, it makes me think of something you would use in between washes, to quickly touch up an area (say you got bird bombed after washing your car, or you hit a few bugs and don't want to go through the hassle of a complete wash).

If you are talking about ceramic coatings, that's a whole different ballgame. I'm by no means a full-time detailer, but I've done a little on the side, and always keep our cars in great shape. Obviously, it's a matter of opinion (just like some like B-bodies, some like E-bodies, etc). In my experience, I've had great luck with Adams Polishes products. I've met the guy several times and he's awesome! Plus, they back all of their stuff with a 110% guarantee, and a lot of it (not all of it) is safe to use in the direct sunlight if necessary.

It has been almost 2 years (May will be), since I ceramic coated three of my cars, I purchased the kit from Adams (roughly $130 at the time), and did all of the work myself, which I don't consider to be too difficult. There is some maintenance involved every few washes (I apply the "ceramic boost" every 3-4 washes), but otherwise, it has done exactly what it is advertised to do, which is to make the car "hydro-phobic" and repel water, plus make any cleanup after rain / driving over wet roads a lot simpler. They have reformulated a few times since my initial purpose, but I think their latest coating advertises up to 5 years of protection. I agree, paying $2000 is insane to have someone else do it for you. If you lived closer I could certainly do it for much less for you.

If you have any questions feel free to reach out.


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Re: Detailing sprays [Re: Challenger340Kid] #2718312
11/22/19 08:24 AM
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I forgot to mention, they also have a few varieties for "ceramic coating", such as a ceramic spray coating, a ceramic paste wax, and the ceramic coating that you apply with a small applicator pad (this is what I used).

As a side note, I have a friend who does ceramic coatings for aircraft, he purchased a product that you spray with a paint gun, and it is "self leveling", due to the size of aircraft, he didn't want to be applying this stuff by hand.


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2015 Dodge Challenger RT Plus (B5 Blue)
2016 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye (B5 Blue)
Re: Detailing sprays [Re: Challenger340Kid] #2718560
11/23/19 08:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Challenger340Kid
To the original poster,
I feel like the title of the thread is asking one question, but the actual content of it is asking another. If you are talking about detailing sprays, it makes me think of something you would use in between washes, to quickly touch up an area (say you got bird bombed after washing your car, or you hit a few bugs and don't want to go through the hassle of a complete wash).


That was how I read the title as well.
I tend to keep my cars clean and buff a wax on a regular basis. We have no snow or salty roads.
I think spending $ on a D/A type wax buffer with foam pads will be miles ahead of a coating
As far as the title question I use a Product called Show Room Shine it is a spray-on use a product made by Malco.
It helps that I had a Malco Truck 2 shops down from mine for 15 years. But it can be had on Amazon by the gallon.
It is like Final Finish but way better and smells great.
Even gits bugs off my buddies' car when he droves to a show. He has only used it and washed his car once a year. Crazy but it works fur him

https://www.amazon.com/Malco-Showro...hy=9025123&hvtargid=pla-568009708559

Last edited by 340SIX; 11/23/19 08:08 AM.
Re: Detailing sprays [Re: 340SIX] #2718605
11/23/19 11:23 AM
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I like this stuff, i think the meguiers Ceramic Wax spray works just the same.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHzGSiNDQ0s


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Re: Detailing sprays [Re: GoodysGotaCuda] #2718791
11/24/19 07:34 AM
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I use CarPro Reload spray after I wash the cars. Just a spritz or two per panel and it seems to bead well. Not as good as if it was a professional application or high end wax, but a heck of a lot easier and faster than waxing. I also use Meguiar's Ultimate Wash and Wax Anywhere on the classic and it beads well also. I have heard ceramic is a bit easier to apply now vs a few years ago, but haven't tried it yet. I personally don't like the sealants that need rinsed off with a hose since the classic may have some leaks still and don't want to find out either. Most products claim 6 month (or whatever they claim) protection, however, not any of them really last that long unless the car is kept out of nasty weather and cleaned often. I figure easy application more often is better for me vs harder applications less frequently.

Re: Detailing sprays [Re: MI_Custumz] #2718923
11/24/19 03:27 PM
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I really have fallen in love with the Adam's products, but if you want hassle free post wash shine and spot clean up, with an ultra slick finish, chemical guys synthetic spray detailer in my opinion is the best. Price and availability are just awesome ( walmart, advance auto, online) I've been using this for the last year and have been hard pressed to find anything that works as well for the price. It's the lowest maintenance option out there.


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