Have never really looked into ceramic coating and it's been years since I bought a brand new vehicle, so I would like to keep it looking new. Is it worth taking it to have ceramic coating applied when my Trail Boss finally comes in?
Pros and cons of it and any other info people wanna share would be appreciated.
Had Sapphire V1 applied ~100miles into ownership. Here are my thoughts:
Yes and no; it depends on what you want to get out of the truck.
Are you going to pay for a quite expensive "best" ceramic coating like Sapphire V1 ? - Not worth it.
Are you going to offroad your truck in areas with pinstriping ? - Not worth it
Are you going to pay for the dealership to do it ? - Not worth it
Do you park outside in an area with hail ? - Not worth it
Are you looking to have a truck that is easy to touchless or 4 bucket wash ? Probably worth it.
Are you looking for paint correction and a good ceramic coating ? Probably worth it.
If you fell into the "Not worth it" category, or wanted something more economical (nothing will replace professional paint correction and detailing), I highly recommend Turtle Wax Hybrid Solutions Ceramic Polish and Wax
followed by Turtle Wax Hybrid Solutions Ceramic Coating
. After 5yrs of ownership, my ceramic coating was basically gone. Came across this project farm video and gave it a try.
It will beed water for ~6mo; bugs, tar, dirt, and mud come right off and stands up to pressure washing it with a Foam Cannon
and Chem guys honeydew foam wash
every couple of weeks.
Have used the turtle wax on both my truck and appliance car for almost a year now and still love them. The turtle wax bottles should have at least 4 coats in them and are quite economical.
I paid ~1k for paint correction and SapphireV1. That same 1k would equal ~70 bottles of turtle wax.