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post #21 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-04-2019, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by mieczkow View Post

I just can't spend as much or more on wax as I do for parts and head work when I rebuild an engine 😬. I've used Zaino for years - I used to think it was expensive until today - and I've been pretty happy with it. But, as they say, if you've got'em, smoke'em, so if a couple of thousand for a wax job is in your budget go for it.

I'm with you Tom. One coat of Zaino will last me the entire season.

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Originally Posted by gray View Post
A bit of perspective. Here's a 34-way comparison of sealants and ceramic coatings over the course of over 1 year.

An $8 bottle of NuFinish stands up remarkably well to the much more expensive products.
I thought about linking this video. I'm glad you did. Ceramic coatings are just sealants. Sealants have been around for a long time and don't need to be crazy expensive to be good. It's all about the prep for the application and how you maintain it. If you drive the car a lot and/or keep it outside more often the coating will not last nearly as long as the manufacturer's claims indicate. It will need to be reapplied at much shorter intervals. If you're willing to buy an orbital buffer and take some time to learn how to use it you can make your car look amazing for a fraction of the cost and a bit of a time investment.
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I had ceramic done on my wife's Audi A4 when we bought it over two years ago. So far, it's holding up well. The thing I like about it is that it's 'wash and wear' - that is, you just wash it and dry it with no sealers or other applications required like with others.

It does not feel as smooth to the touch as the Zaino treatment I use on my BMW daily driver or my Elise, but it is much less trouble.

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