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Thinking about ceramic coating my Model 3 myself the day I pickup, is this crazy?

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by turtlesz, May 17, 2018.

  1. Nilnoc

    Nilnoc Member

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    Last week I washed my 2 mo old Tesla with Dawn dish detergent. Then I claybarred it before polishing with Zaino.

    Just want to say that the clay picked up no visible contaminants. Except on the wheels. I was amazed, because when I did a new Toyota 5 years ago, the clay picked up a lot of crap....
     
  2. Glamisduner

    Glamisduner Active Member

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    If new paint looks good enough, then whats the point of claying the car before applying?

    DIY stuff is good for 1 year and professional grade is 3-5 years right?

    Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I just wouldn't want to clay brand new paint.
     
  3. juanmedina

    juanmedina Active Member

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    Cquartz UK it's rated at 2 years and if apply CarPro reload every 6 months it could last a lot longer.

    Polishing a car easy and safe this days with an orbital polisher it just takes time.
     
  4. Uncle Paul

    Uncle Paul Well-Known Member

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    Working on a white or bright silver car is great for DIY. It does not show all the tiny imperfections like the darker colors.

    On the other hand they do not show the spectacular results as on a darker color.
     
  5. bnsfengineer

    bnsfengineer Member

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    Used the exact same product but you should do at least one round of polishing before applying. If you have a decent buffer it's easy just time consuming...
     
  6. vidya_sagar

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    From where did you purchased all the materials
     

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