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Ceramic coating
« on: January 05, 2018, 08:21:30 PM »

has anyone had their bike done with the ceramic coating yet and if so how do you like it
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Re: Ceramic coating
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2018, 11:14:16 PM »

I guess it would depend how much the cost, but in my case I feel it was well worth the investment.  Only been about six months so far, but seems to be holding up well.

Here is some info to consider:
1) I paid about $350 for a complete detail of the bike, ceramic coating and then hydro coating
2) Ceramic (or any coating that I'm aware of) does not eliminate having to wash (or other method) of cleaning the bike of bugs, dirt, etc.  They do however come off easier.
3) Bike shines like it has been waxed as soon as I rinse AND dry the bike properly.

Hope this helps.
J

BTW:  You could have a look at my post about ceramic coating Lucielle...
https://www.cvoharley.com/smf/index.php?topic=112846.0
« Last Edit: January 05, 2018, 11:17:32 PM by zigzag930 »
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Re: Ceramic coating
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2018, 03:02:12 PM »

I was given a sample of Pinnacle about 2 years ago. If you bought this product it is $199.95 for a bottle. I applied it totally as directed. It produced a very nice shine. It does not preclude washing the bike to remove dust, dirt, bugs etc. It does make washing pretty easy, all foreign surfaces clean effortlessly.
I would not buy it even though it was easier to apply after making the bike totally spotless and scratch free than regular wax would be but the final product was no better than fresh carnauba wax properly applied to a clean scratch free surface. And the clean, scratch/swirl free surface is the big deal, anything you don't correct prior to application of final ceramic is still going to show.
$200 for a wax is just the start, the stuff for the wheels is $59.95, the product for the glass is $59.95 (not really applicable here but for a car), the spot detailer is $39.95 etc, and you are warned to within a inch of your life to only use certified products on your surface, even their $29.95 soap) So if you get someone to completely detail your bike, properly prep and seal the bike, chrome, wheels and paint, then apply the ceramic coating for $350.00 you basically have broke even on what the products cost. Or they skipped a few steps.
Not for me, I clean bike weekly and wax regularly so I just see no need, but to each his own.
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Re: Ceramic coating
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2018, 08:56:00 AM »

Absolutely 100% worth it !!  Had my car (2017 2SS Anniversary Camaro convertible) done last year with C-Quartz Finest.

My Bike goes in tomorrow for a Feynlab Ceramic Coating.  My Detailer will have it finished for pickup on Tuesday evening.  REALLY looking forward to it.   :2vrolijk_21:
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Re: Ceramic coating
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2018, 09:19:38 AM »

Has anyone had the MotoTect by Simoniz done that some of the dealers sell? It is supposed to be a Ceramic product also. It comes with a lifetime warranty if done when the bike is brand new. I have not been able to read the fine print on the warranty yet which will probably have a big part in the decision made.
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Re: Ceramic coating
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2018, 11:15:07 AM »


No one, not even NASA, has invented a simple coating that will do all the things these various products claim they will do.  I encourage you to read that fine print, I'll bet it's similar to all the others that auto dealers have been selling for extremely high profits for a very long time.  There is no magic, but there are plenty of hucksters.

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Re: Ceramic coating
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2018, 12:23:22 AM »

I have ceramic coated my bikes and will be doing both the BMW and the RG. After my 300 mile ride today on the BMW the difference in "clean up" after was huge since I haven't got it coated yet since I just got it last night. have scheduled a appointment for week from Tuesday.
Agree with Jerry that it not magic and you still have to take care of bike but my 12 able has almost 70,000 miles on it and its been ceramic coated for years (re apply each year) and really does look amazing for its age and use. I use the Pinnacle Black series and use their ceramic quick detailer after each ride. I usually do it at the gas station when I stop for gas on the way home and only takes about 15 minutes to do entire bike.
Today it took almost an hour on the BMW and I was exhausted after..
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Re: Ceramic coating
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2018, 01:58:46 PM »

Back from the Detailer with Feynlab Ceramic Coating applied......
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« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2018, 02:09:44 PM »

Back from the Detailer with Feynlab Ceramic Coating applied......(Pic 2)
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