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Tesla Model 3 | DIY Ceramic Coating

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by Kenriko, Apr 25, 2018.

  1. Kenriko

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    I had a little bit of coating left after the two coats which I'm going to apply to the wheels when I get a chance. I'm going to buy another smaller kit to do the windows and roof glass. I'll likely post an additional two videos with those processes.
     
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    Gyeon Mohs is formulated for ease of install over life of install, It'll only last for 1 - 2 years and I don't expect there will be a need to "remove" it at that point because it'll already have worn off. Some of the more extreme coatings that last 5+ years need to be removed before reapplying and are more difficult to install. I think you'll continue to get the beading for many years as long as you keep applying Gyeon Cure or Skin top coats but the actual Mohs coating is likely gone at that point.
     
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    I deleted my previous comment. I watched a lot of Chemical Guy's videos and it was really helpful.

    My only question (before I do this, this weekend), why are you using an orange pad? I was going to use a black pad. I thought black is the lightest. Wouldn't orange be too hard? I have TORQ Orbital polisher.
     
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    Unless you have perfect paint without any scratches or swirls, you probably end up using orange, or at least white instead.
     
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    For anyone trying to decide on which ceramic coating to go with I found this video (while long) very useful : Include Gyeon Syncro and CQuartz UK
     
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    Does anyone know if I can replace the Eraser Intense Oil & Polish Cleanser by using a mixture of rubbing alcohol 25% mixture to 75% water? I would think it's just a de-greaser agent to decontaminate the oil from polish wax.

    Did you also apply cQuartz UK 30 on your windshield? I used rainX glass repellent before and hated it because it leave a oil films on your windshield.
     
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    Yes, you can mix it your own. In the video below, he mentioned it in Question #4.

     
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    Big Thanks r0xx0r

    Isopropyl Alcohol comes in 50% or 70% alcohol strength.
    Your video calls for 50/50 mixture. Some sites call for 25% (Isopropyl Alcohol) to 75%(water) mixture.
    So go with 50/50 I suppose?

    Can I ceramic coat windshield? I hate the oil slick affect on my glass using product like RainX. Will ceramic coating all my the windows has that oil slick affect? As you know we don't have windshield wipers in the back of the model 3. So I want water to shear off by coating the all my windows.
     
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    Just finished watching both of his videos. Great tips. I am not a detailer, I spend over 500 bucks on detailing pads and wax from Meguiars. No more waxing if I start to use ceramic coating. Just not sure what to do with all my pads. Ha Ha
     
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    25/75 can be used for multiple purposes such as ... wrapping clear bra. I think Pan suggested 50/50 for fast dry.

    Yes you can apply ceramic coating to the windshield. But tbh, I think it is more expensive than the dedicated window coating product like gtechniq g1/g5. But if you have some remaning after coating your car, apply it to windshield wouldn’t be a problem.
     
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    I did on day 3, Feynlab.com has all you need to DIY, besides the nose irritated due to poor mask, very easy and straightforward. Cost me $250 shipping included and had some left over to re-apply in 3 years.
     
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    On their website says:
    Self-life: Unopened – 1 year. Opened – Use within 7 days.

    Why don't they sell the FEYNLAB®HEAL LITE to consumers :(
     
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    ouch.. 7 days. :(
     
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    What color is your car? I want to see what white looks like after ceramic coating.
     
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    Deep Blue, you can't tell difference TBH. It's 1-2 micron layer... invisible to the eye.
     
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    Okay, so one question I have for all the experts out there, I don't a polisher or any experience polishing. Is it ill-advised follow Kenriko's steps except skipping the polishing for a newly delivered car?

    I fear the answer will be, "yes, don't skip it before coating" which is going to make me sad since I have no confidence that I can do a good polishing job on my first go around.

    ~Paik
     
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    I applied Gyeon Syncro to my car the day after I picked it up. I also had purchased "Griot's Garage 11296Z Starter Orbital Kit" in case I needed to do any polishing. This was the first time I've ever used a dual-action polisher or attempted anything more than waxing - I watched a few YouTube videos on doing both. I did end up using the polisher in a few places but I totally would have been fine just putting the Gyeon on without polishing.

    I had purchased CarPro IronX in case there was any rail dust but after carefully inspecting the car it did not appear to need anything more than being washed and wiped down with Gyeon prep. I literally drove it straight home from my delivery center to my garage.

    My only advice is to make sure you have plenty of lighting so you can see what you are doing.
     
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    This is painful decision. I heard that if anything were to happen to your car panel and needing touch up or re-paint. Sort of blending in the paint, you must let the body shop know that you have ceramic coating. If they try to paint and blend in the flow of coloring from panel to panels the paint won't stick. Hence the cost will be more because they need to strip the ceramic coat off on different panel to blend the paint flow.
     
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    I think I go with old school with DA polisher and hand wax. Has anyone use the DA on the body panel. Since it's aluminum is it soft and must remember not to put pressure while waxing.
     
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    In terms of body shop work, the level of effort to strip a ceramic coating from a panel is insignificant (compared to the other work they would be doing) - this isn't like clear coat, it is not that hard to remove
     
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