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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
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    Carry on

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
    Probably not. Maybe when/if I do a ceramic coating.
    I wouldn't bother with a ceramic coating. Depending on condition a light paint correction, glaze, and a wax will work just fine for you and give more depth. Since it spends 99.9% of the time in garage, the wax will hold up for a year+ easily. Reason to go wax over ceramic are even if you get a water spot or anything it's easier to touch up, it's cheaper, it gives more depth especially on black, and from my experience it attracts less dust.

    To top it off, if you have an interest to do it some research and a DA buffer you could do it all yourself. Your ocd will keep you from cutting corners and with a DA you really can't do any damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nbmplano View Post
    Exactly!

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    I was going to say… you have to get egregiously stupid to do any damage with a PC. I’d recommend a ceramic undercoat with a layer of wax on top if you want the benefits of wax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fastpace View Post
    I wouldn't bother with a ceramic coating. Depending on condition a light paint correction, glaze, and a wax will work just fine for you and give more depth. Since it spends 99.9% of the time in garage, the wax will hold up for a year+ easily. Reason to go wax over ceramic are even if you get a water spot or anything it's easier to touch up, it's cheaper, it gives more depth especially on black, and from my experience it attracts less dust.

    To top it off, if you have an interest to do it some research and a DA buffer you could do it all yourself. Your ocd will keep you from cutting corners and with a DA you really can't do any damage.
    I agree with this. My Jeep is ceramic coated and I think it's great for the Jeep. It repels mud and water really well and makes it easy to clean. However, for our cars, I keep them waxed. The wax doesn't last as long as the ceramic coating, but it does allow for clay barring (toweling), polishing, etc. Granted, if the paint is perfectly correct prior to applying the ceramic coating, then it'll be fine... I just personally prefer the clay toweling/waxing on our cars. And it's tried and true... not that ceramic coating isn't, but I've only clay barred and waxed my Trans Am and the original pain on it still looks good. As did my wife's Acura TL, that subsequently got totaled lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.0THIS View Post
    I was going to say… you have to get egregiously stupid to do any damage with a PC. I’d recommend a ceramic undercoat with a layer of wax on top if you want the benefits of wax.
    I always meant to buy a PC, but never got around to it... everyone that seems to have used them swear by them.


    I've also never waxed on top of ceramic coating, but that does seem like a good route.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
    It was for me - I turned off the hose lines a couple months ago

    I used a no-rinse soap
    Frostproof hose bibs FTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.0THIS View Post
    I was going to say you have to get egregiously stupid to do any damage with a PC. Id recommend a ceramic undercoat with a layer of wax on top if you want the benefits of wax.
    Yep, even an idiot like me can do it. It's time consuming as fuck but so so worth it. I wasn't aiming for perfection my first time but it easily removed some weird blemishes in the paint and reduced swirls by easily over 50%. I did probably dozens of hours of research before I finally went ahead and tried it but it really is pretty straightforward.
    Last edited by Tunavelli; 01-15-2022 at 06:31 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Daniels View Post
    Frostproof hose bibs FTW.
    lol

    I've turned the water off and back on and off a good 5 times this season. Not to wash cars, but to wash mud off the mountain bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Locker537 View Post
    lol

    I've turned the water off and back on and off a good 5 times this season. Not to wash cars, but to wash mud off the mountain bike.
    Get you some frostproofs put in and you'll never have to turn them off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Daniels View Post
    Get you some frostproofs put in and you'll never have to turn them off.
    I’m intrigued by this. I wouldn’t have to shut off the valves in the basement and I could leave my hose attached?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
    I’m intrigued by this. I wouldn’t have to shut off the valves in the basement and I could leave my hose attached?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Daniels View Post
    Meh, shutting the water off seems easier

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
    Meh, shutting the water off seems easier
    Easier than what? In my case, shutting off the water to my hose bibs requires going into my crawl space. I installed two of these and I never have to worry about that again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
    I’m intrigued by this. I wouldn’t have to shut off the valves in the basement and I could leave my hose attached?
    The hose is still fucked if it freezes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Daniels View Post
    Easier than what? In my case, shutting off the water to my hose bibs requires going into my crawl space. I installed two of these and I never have to worry about that again.
    Oh, yea it makes sense for you then. I just have to go into the basement and turn a valve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Locker537 View Post
    The hose is still fucked if it freezes.
    Yeah, you still have to disconnect the hose and let it drain some.

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    The Porsche from the original bad boys movie went for around 1 million at mecum recently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.0THIS View Post
    The Porsche from the original bad boys movie went for around 1 million at mecum recently.
    I was watching that live. $1.43 million

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.0THIS View Post
    The Porsche from the original bad boys movie went for around 1 million at mecum recently.
    one of my favorite movie cars

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
    I was watching that live. $1.43 million
    I must have stopped paying attention when it hit 1 million. IIRC it looked like a younger asian guy that bought it. Definitely not the stereotypical Porsche buyer

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