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Ceramic Paint Protection Coatings

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by rogeremeadows, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. Sep 24, 2016 at 8:31 AM
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    rogeremeadows

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    Guys...I have been doing some homework on the ceramic coatings such as Gtechniq Crystal Serum and much wanted some feedback from this forum on its use. I am especially interested in any issues long term with the coating use. Expensive but seeing a few vehicles with the coating made me take a second look at the products. Appreciate the feedback!
     
  2. Sep 24, 2016 at 1:00 PM
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    Do offroad through trees, and therefore your 4runner is going to get scratched?
     
  3. Sep 25, 2016 at 1:20 PM
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    Yep....you are right...but being a black one I was thinking how this might ease in the cleanup and overall protection of the black paint which has a tendency to so everything.
     
  4. Sep 25, 2016 at 5:07 PM
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    I purchased OptiCoat for mine and the clean up is great so far after weekend wheelin'. It is another layer of protection and increases the thickness of the finish so I am less concerned as I buff out scratches from trees.
     
  5. Sep 25, 2016 at 11:10 PM
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    I have experience with black. It's a career. My vette is sealed with Modesta.

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  6. Oct 11, 2021 at 4:22 AM
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    Hi. Could you please share how your Opti-Coat has held up, or not? I am considering it for my new 4R.
    Thanks, kat
     
  7. Oct 11, 2021 at 8:01 AM
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    I had Opti-Coat Pro Plus done on my Audi 2 years ago and it's held up perfectly like the first day it was done. My 4R is getting it today, I'll gave pics tomorrow for you.
     
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    Too Stroked

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    Important questions: Are you talking a professionally applied coating, one you can do your self or one of the numerous "spray on" (supposedly) ceramic coatings. There's a big difference between them.
     
  9. Oct 11, 2021 at 4:14 PM
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    Cowboy59

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    Applied Black Fire ceramic coating from Auto Geek last week. Easy to apply and remove. I am happy with the results. Whether you buy a coating from Auto Geek or not, Auto Geek is a standup company. Great customer service.
     
  10. Oct 17, 2021 at 2:36 PM
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    Thank you !
     

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