Ceramic Coating

Discussion in 'General VW T6 Chat' started by nikster, 11 Oct 2018.

  1. nikster

    nikster Member

    Hi all, wondered if anyone can recommend a detailer near Bournemouth who could do a ceramic coating on my Blackberry Velle.

    There seems to be a lot around all offering different solutions - so thought I'd check in with the voices of experience.

    Also if anyone has a pointer on which product to go for?

  2. N58amx

    N58amx Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    Have a look for an accreddiated detailer in your area,
    Various types of ceramics ..
    Gtechniq etc
    On the above websites will list vetted detailers that use their products and will be able to guarentee them

    CALLAKN Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    who has had it done? and do they recommend it for the price they paid?!
  4. nikster

    nikster Member

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  5. Tourershine

    Tourershine Senior muppet. VIP Member T6 Legend

  6. Davenjo

    Davenjo Senior Member Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

    Had my new car done by PP Protect a couple of weeks ago and was impressed enough to get the van booked in with them to be done in November. Car was £449 and van is going to be £599. Includes de-wax, machine polish, clay bar, ceramic glass coat, etc..

    I found them on recommendation of @Mick who had his van and other cars done by them. Small outfit who take real pride in the job - based near Tamworth but will travel as required (but cost is a bit more).

  7. N58amx

    N58amx Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    Sons car was done withcarpro stuff january this year and thouroughly impressed with it .
    He gets a new motor next month and has decided to try gtechniq.

    I've yet to have my van done as use it every day :unsure:
    Yet to have any spare time to be without it for 3 days

    CALLAKN Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    What product was used ?!

    I’ve been quoted £800 !! Gtechnique. Yes it’s a black van, so worst colour to work with, it’s a 17plate, it’ll want the full works doing before ceramic coating but still!
  9. Captain Backfire

    Captain Backfire TSi, T32, Highline Kombi T6 Pro

    Hi @nikster I had mine done by a chap in segensworth, near Fareham. The company is called immaculate detailing. I am very pleased with it.
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  10. nikster

    nikster Member

    Nice one thank you - I’ll check them out
  11. Davenjo

    Davenjo Senior Member Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

    Sorry, I haven’t got a clue what the product is but whatever it is will only be as good as the people applying it.

    My car went to PP Protect on the back of a very bad dealer prep and use of Autoglym “Lifeshine” - something I would never pay for again - my car now looks how it should have done (if not better) when i picked it up on the 1st of September and I am confident that I will be able to maintain similar with minimal effort for a while to come.

    So, to answer your original questions of who has had it done and can they recommended them all I can answer is yes, i have had it done, I am very pleased with the results and would definitely recommend.

    I’m assured they will get the van looking how it did on the day I picked it up and, seeing their works T6 in the same colour as mine, which they had polished but not yet applied ceramic to, i am confident that they will.

    Go for it :)

    CALLAKN Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    I’m just curious to the aftercare once it’s done, I don’t want to have to wash my van silly amounts... I need someone who’s had a ceramic coat on for a year, to say what it’s like looking after it...

    Currently looking at machine polishing tools to do it myself (well half the job as I don’t dare apply a ceramic coat myself) and costs £70 for the tool with pads, I have all the cleaning gear and know how to do it too..

    I’ve been wanting to go ceramic coat, simply to save me re applying wax every other week after I’ve cleaned it 3/4 times.
  13. Lord Mfwic

    Lord Mfwic Chief Fire Starter. VIP Member T6 Legend

    Washed yesterday, Ceramic coating applied 6 months ago and done over 10,000 miles since its been done. Washed about 4 times since.
    You do have to wash it yourself as the roadside gangs use chemicals that will strip off the ceramic but when you get a finished result like this washing it becomes a pleasure.
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  14. Davenjo

    Davenjo Senior Member Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

    I hate cleaning cars which was my main interest in going for ceramic - only time will tell if it’s money well spent. @Mick had his Tesla and T6 done by PP Protect about 18 months ago - Tesla now sold but his van still looked very good last time I saw it at Busfest a few weeks ago.
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    CALLAKN Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    That’s what I’m after... I’d never use road side gangs either... what do you wash with? Soap water? Does the dirt cling to it at all? Or is it easy washing... or just jet wash? Explain! Haha
  16. Olly T6

    Olly T6 blackberry 240 DSG VIP Member T6 Guru

    2398B821-DF5B-4684-802D-C8B3E0667CD2.jpeg This is after 2 days of rain, normally would be caked in dust and road crap
    It is a dull day but if you look close you can see how good the reflection is, you can see my transit clear as day
    Last edited: 12 Oct 2018
  17. RAP605

    RAP605 Member VIP Member

    Can anyone recommend anyone local to Bristol for pp or ceramic coating? Cheers all
  18. Kfant1

    Kfant1 Member T6 Pro

    This may sound like a silly question as I have no experience with ceramic coating but does ceramic coating protect against stone chips aswel as give it a glass like finish? We don’t have a t6 yet but thinking of getting our golf done after repaint on the front end.
  19. Davenjo

    Davenjo Senior Member Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

    Hi, not a silly question; no it will not protect from stones and will also get scratched but still worth it (I hope!!)
  20. Alan Walsh

    Alan Walsh Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    MDV detailing did mine, works a treat.

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