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Elusiveporpi
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Ceramic Coating for boats
Its been a few years since this has come out. Anyone have any experience with it? Good, bad, overrated? Turn your boat yellow? I've been wanting to pull the trigger, but I don't know anyone who has taking the plunge.


Carson123987
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re: Ceramic Coating for boats
I'm having it put on my truck in early May. Guy that's doing it says it's a miracle worker for boats.


Uncle JackD
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re: Ceramic Coating for boats
What’d he have to say about it? What’s the pros & cons of it?


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CP3
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re: Ceramic Coating for boats
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it's a miracle worker for boats.


Lol. He is lying.

It's nice, but nowhere near what they claim if you use your boat regularly.

Speaking from experience on 2 boats that got top of the line coatings applied by experienced people. It is pretty cool for the first bit as cleaning is a breeze. But after about 6 months of cleaning with the magic soap and conditioner they provide, and it needs to be recoated again.

Several others have said the same thing. If you use your boat 3 times a year I'm sure it's great, but if you are constantly cleaning it because you use it often, it doesn't last. Just get it cleaned and waxed and roll with it.
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bluemoons
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re: Ceramic Coating for boats
Collinite 885 paste will get you pretty much the same results, have to be applied just as often, and you can do it yourself instead of having to light your wallet on fire to get it done.

Ceramic coating works, but with boats that are used often in saltwater, it is exactly as CP3 said.
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snapper26
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re: Ceramic Coating for boats
You can order ceramic coating on amazon.



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redfieldk717
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re: Ceramic Coating for boats
My in law got it done. He’s been less than impressed. Said it definitely helps but not to the extent they sold him on it.


CP3
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re: Ceramic Coating for boats
The only people you will hear saying it works as advertised are either:
A) the ones selling it
B) someone who spent a ton on it and wont admit they got conned
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redfieldk717
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Yep, it was expensive for him but he’s a sucker for shite like that.


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Elusiveporpi
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re: Ceramic Coating for boats
Thanks for the heads up guys. My boat is used every other weekend. It stays waxed and woody waxed at all times. And I keep it washed down as I fish as well. Sounds like it’s not worth the hype. I can buy a whole lot of wax and craft beer to drink while waxing instead of spending it on ceramic coat.


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The Mick
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re: Ceramic Coating for boats
It’s basically a good coat of wax.


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EveryoneGetsATrophy
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re: Ceramic Coating for boats
Is there a wash and wax anything to use on my non skid to help with fish blood stains?


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Carson123987
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re: Ceramic Coating for boats
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CP3


interesting. good thing im not putting it on a boat. didn't think saltwater would wear it out in only 6mos tho


Elusiveporpi
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re: Ceramic Coating for boats
I’d imagine it holds up on cars way better, because your not walking and cleaning on hit nearly as hard.

Is there any difference in it holding up on the outside of the boat compare to the inside? Although I’m mostly wanted it for easy cleaning on the inside.


CP3
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re: Ceramic Coating for boats
Outside holds up a little better.

Also, I have 0 input as to how it holds up on a truck. I would think it would be a little better though
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Da Hammer
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re: Ceramic Coating for boats
Wonder how it would work if you rarely clean your boat? 18 year old bay boat gets cleaned after duck season and sprayed down the rest of the time. My boat would likely sink if I put wax on it!


WHODAT514
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re: Ceramic Coating for boats
It holds up on vehicles way better then boats. I do detailing on the side and can say I've had one of my old trucks done and my wifes old car was done, both beaded water for the duration we had them and stayed looking like new. I'm about to coat my truck and my wife's new car.

the key to proper coating is the prep work. it takes hours and hours of polishing and removing paint imperfections to be able to apply the coating on a perfect surface. if this is not done, then the coating will only last so long and it will not look good.

I laugh at these guys saying coatings last a lifetime..lol no they do not. you are lucky to get 3-5 year out of a coating on a car even if you take care of it with hand wash and reloading the coating with sprays.

If it were me id just wax my boat, that's what I do. I use collinite marine wax and it holds up great. I do the inside and outside of my boat. if anyone needs any advice or detailing done let me know.
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bluemoons
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re: Ceramic Coating for boats
Collinite 885 lasts me about a season on the top side and in the cockpit. It lasts about half a season on the parts of the hull above the water line. Not as long on below the water line. Running through really shallow water/mud doesn’t help.


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Black
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re: Ceramic Coating for boats
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the key to proper coating is the prep work. it takes hours and hours of polished and removing paint imperfections


Not to hijack, but I just bought a used truck (black) and it has a few Knicks and scratches. Would ceramic coating it help with those? I was thinking about doing it anyways, but was debating getting some type of paint touch up too


WHODAT514
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re: Ceramic Coating for boats
It would help rid the paint of swirls and scratches if they aren’t deep. As for paint knicks...no the coating will help future paint knicks from happening.

People often wonder why it’s so expensive to coat cars..it’s not the coating that takes a while. It’s the prep work to make the paint right.


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