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how can i tell if i got my nano coating

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by adambirozy, Jul 25, 2017.

  1. adambirozy

    adambirozy Member

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    OK everyone,

    This may sound like a dumb question, but I just got a clear bra and nano coating for my MS. I can obviously tell that my clear bra was put on, but how can I tell that the nano coating was put on?

    1) It is the ceramic pro. The package I got was the "gold package" from my shop. 4 layers of ceramic pro 9h and one coat of the ceramic pro lite.

    2) my understanding was the shop did a color correction to the entire car first, then put on the clear bra, then the coating over the entire car.

    3) they said they did the back of the car first with the ceramic pro because they had to put on the bra, then the next day, put the ceramic pro on the rest of the car.

    4) how do I tell the coating was put on everything vs just a very good detail to the existing paint? When I wash car, will it bead differently as the coating is supposed to be very hydrophobic? Is the glassy feeling enough to know?

    Don't get me wrong, the car looks amazing, I am just wondering if there is a way for me to tell that it was actually coated or just detailed extremely well.
     
  2. timvracer

    timvracer Member

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    I know for mine, it was incredibly obvious when I first washed the car. The water formed big beads, and just ran off the surface. Using a leaf blower, I can just remove the water very easily. Now whether I got all the coats I paid for, I have no idea how to know that.
     
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  3. CalBlue 85D

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    That's why you use a reputable detailer.
     
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  4. Jimmy 1

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    You can tell right away, water will shed right off the car. Also you can use a paint thickness meter and that will also confirm it.
     
  5. smilepak

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    How much was nano coating and how long does it last??
     
  6. adambirozy

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    I got the "gold" package from wicked auto detailing in Costa Mesa. I think it was about 1,500. I got both the nano-coating and a full front clip clear bra for 3,000.
     
  7. adambirozy

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    Thanks. What is a paint thickness meter and where can I use one?
     
  8. DrComputer

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    You should be able to tell if you got the nano coating if your wallet feels lighter :)
     
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    Tunnelling Electron Microscope.
     
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  10. smilepak

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    Wow 1500 for something that would last 18-24 months average? must have some knocking shine
     
  11. adambirozy

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    It is a great shine. I did forget to mention lifetime warranty however, so not too bad.
     
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  12. mcbarnet007

    mcbarnet007 Member

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    I just applied ceramic coating to my car myself. If you have a dark color car you can see that there is a deeper gloss to the paint compare to non coated area (check door edges or area that can't be coated easily). Also the coating should be very micro scratch resistant. If you get swirls easily while washing your car then either it didn't get coated correctly or the coat has wore off.
     
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  13. Jimmy 1

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    Worth every penny if you get a good coating material. There are some cheap ones out there, just know what you are buying.
     

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