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      06-28-2018, 12:42 PM   #1
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Ceramic coating on a lease?

My car should be arriving sometime next month so I'm debating if I should bother with a new car prep / ceramic coating application or if I should just let the dealer do it's new car prep and take delivery.

I've always purchased my cars but I'm going for a lease this time around.

Do you think it's worth it on a leased car?

The quotes I've received in the NYC area are $900+ for a 2 year application, 1300+ for 5 year or the life time is $1800+. Ceramic pro is more expensive compared to opticoat.

I would consider the 2 or 5 year application but not sure if it's worth the cost considering I'm 100% not keeping the car after the lease is up and will move into something else.

I can always try a DIY but not sure if I will have the patience to do this over a 2 day period and also don't want to mess up. Not sure how difficult and tedious the process is...

Any thoughts?
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My car should be arriving sometime next month so I'm debating if I should bother with a new car prep / ceramic coating application or if I should just let the dealer do it's new car prep and take delivery.

I've always purchased my cars but I'm going for a lease this time around.

Do you think it's worth it on a leased car?

The quotes I've received in the NYC area are $900+ for a 2 year application, 1300+ for 5 year or the life time is $1800+. Ceramic pro is more expensive compared to opticoat.

I would consider the 2 or 5 year application but not sure if it's worth the cost considering I'm 100% not keeping the car after the lease is up and will move into something else.

I can always try a DIY but not sure if I will have the patience to do this over a 2 day period and also don't want to mess up. Not sure how difficult and tedious the process is...

Any thoughts?
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My car should be arriving sometime next month so I'm debating if I should bother with a new car prep / ceramic coating application or if I should just let the dealer do it's new car prep and take delivery.

I've always purchased my cars but I'm going for a lease this time around.

Do you think it's worth it on a leased car?

The quotes I've received in the NYC area are $900+ for a 2 year application, 1300+ for 5 year or the life time is $1800+. Ceramic pro is more expensive compared to opticoat.

I would consider the 2 or 5 year application but not sure if it's worth the cost considering I'm 100% not keeping the car after the lease is up and will move into something else.

I can always try a DIY but not sure if I will have the patience to do this over a 2 day period and also don't want to mess up. Not sure how difficult and tedious the process is...

Any thoughts?

I wouldn't do it
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I did it and happy I did.

For the three years I will drive the car, the decrease in washing maintenance time and detailing is worth it. I also invested in a foam canon and CR Spotless system and can foam and then rinse with no water spots and touching of the paint for weekly cleaning. The car is also corrected as part of the ceramic cost and the car, even if new, is brought to pristine shape and then essentially locked in that condition. The beading effect and minimal need to clean window glass is a bonus, as well as less work on the wheels.
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Would definitely help to keep your car looking it's best while you have it!
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I've done it on my last 3 leases. I will continue to do it.
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I ended up doing the prep and coat myself. Took me a full day - nearly 10 hours and killed my back but it was fun project and I saved nearly $1200 based on qoutes I was getting from local detailers.

Definitely worth the effort - car stayed as clean as possible even though we had constant daily rain for 2 weeks after I picked up the car.

Gave the car it's first wash and it was a much much easier job. Water, soap/foam, and everything literally just beads off. Using a leaf blower and the car is dry within 5 minutes!
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DIY is good for this. The easier maintenance alone makes it worth it. The improved looks are just icing on the proverbial cake.
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Absolutely do this and absolutely do it yourself. It's not difficult at all. No one will care as much how it's done than you... the true benefit is the ease of future cleaning.

Wash the car on a Friday night. Paint correct Saturday morning. Then apply coating - I'd suggest Optimum Gloss Coat - then let it cure overnight.

I've used the optimum, cquartz uk and cquartz gliss and can strongly say the Optimum was higher gloss and easier to apply. Gliss was the most finicky.

Also I'm a novice and I made mistakes each time but they were easy to correct. I would caution against doing a coating on the windows - that's a giant pain in the ass. I did wheels with the gyeon coating but didn't come away very impressed. No coating will make wheels all that much easier to clean.

Plenty of YouTube vids on doing this.
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Absolutely do this and absolutely do it yourself. It's not difficult at all. No one will care as much how it's done than you... the true benefit is the ease of future cleaning.

Wash the car on a Friday night. Paint correct Saturday morning. Then apply coating - I'd suggest Optimum Gloss Coat - then let it cure overnight.

I've used the optimum, cquartz uk and cquartz gliss and can strongly say the Optimum was higher gloss and easier to apply. Gliss was the most finicky.

Also I'm a novice and I made mistakes each time but they were easy to correct. I would caution against doing a coating on the windows - that's a giant pain in the ass. I did wheels with the gyeon coating but didn't come away very impressed. No coating will make wheels all that much easier to clean.

Plenty of YouTube vids on doing this.
Im trying the kamikaze stance coat for the rims. Inwill let you know how it goes.
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by the time i wash and dry the car the idea of wiping down the wheels kills my buzz. i plan to coat my wheels when i take them off for winter ones but i think the most effective remedy for clean wheels is dust free brake pads.
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by the time i wash and dry the car the idea of wiping down the wheels kills my buzz. i plan to coat my wheels when i take them off for winter ones but i think the most effective remedy for clean wheels is dust free brake pads.
^^This^^ but unfortunately no Ceramic pads on the market that I know of. If you know of any available please post. Dust is horrible.
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