Ceramic coating- which one???

joedredd

2009 S4 just love it
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Hi all,

Got the car booked in for a detail & ceramic coating. I have a choice of either Feynlab or Max Protect. Which is best/ better??

I cannot find many reviews on MP and I find that frustrating. So please help me
 

NevMan

Well known member
Hi all,

Got the car booked in for a detail & ceramic coating. I have a choice of either Feynlab or Max Protect. Which is best/ better??

I cannot find many reviews on MP and I find that frustrating. So please help me

@FranA3 is an authorised MP detailer, and I have it on both our cars, no complaints 1 year in
 

joedredd

2009 S4 just love it
VCDS Map User
@FranA3 is an authorised MP detailer, and I have it on both our cars, no complaints 1 year in

That’s who I’m booked in with. Can you let me know your opinion of MP and why you chose it? What maintenance wash do you do?
 

tigerhonaker

Registered User
Just my opinion on what I had previously.
CQuarts Ceramic Pro and the car finish looked like glass.
Cost was like $2,000.00 US Dollars.







Also to keep it looking new the product below.



Another excellent Tire product that does not spray all over the sides of your car as you drive.



Terry
 

NevMan

Well known member
That’s who I’m booked in with. Can you let me know your opinion of MP and why you chose it? What maintenance wash do you do?

I wouldn’t say I chose it specifically. I contacted Fran after seeing his work.

MP is rubber based, so appears very durable. I tend to use a variety of shampoos, bit string ones like CarPro Reset are recommended to keep coating clear. It is so tough Fran even recommends using fairy liquid to clear away quick detailers and old layers, which is what I did today. My car is a Mythos Black Q5, and coating is a year old.

This was today using only Fairy liquid and nothing else

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Scotty75

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Hard to believe that ceramic is s test old . Looks amazing Nev !

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S32B

Registered User
I wouldn’t say I chose it specifically. I contacted Fran after seeing his work.

MP is rubber based, so appears very durable. I tend to use a variety of shampoos, bit string ones like CarPro Reset are recommended to keep coating clear. It is so tough Fran even recommends using fairy liquid to clear away quick detailers and old layers, which is what I did today. My car is a Mythos Black Q5, and coating is a year old.

This was today using only Fairy liquid and nothing else

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Car looks great mate, does the coating 100% protect it from swirls and scratches, or do you still have to be careful?
 

NevMan

Well known member
Car looks great mate, does the coating 100% protect it from swirls and scratches, or do you still have to be careful?

Still have to be careful mate, but luckily following the idiots at Audi washing it at last service despite signs all over car, seem to ha e got away with it
 

joedredd

2009 S4 just love it
VCDS Map User
That looks amazing q5man

I’m all booked in with Fran and going MP Elite
 

tigerhonaker

Registered User
Guys,

I have been watching a lot of videos on Ceramic Coating in comparisons.

The one that seems to be pretty awesome is called CQuartz (Reserve Finest).
The only way you can get that is be a dealer with a (Certified) technician to use it.
It's is very-very expensive but last for years !!!
I'm going to go with it ^^^ this time around on the RS3.
I'm willing to pay more when I get more. :thumbs up:

https://cqfinest.com/services/cquartz-finest-reserve/

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Terry
 
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tcardio

Registered User
Not trying to cause a stir but...
Ceramics are EXPENSIVE
Ceramic coatings are not scratch proof
Coating still requires maintenance
They dont last forever
The prep is essential and not inexpensive
Most users dont enjoy detailing
I understand the appeal but prefer my DA and spot detailing
 

NevMan

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NevMan

Well known member
Not trying to cause a stir but...
Ceramics are EXPENSIVE
Ceramic coatings are not scratch proof
Coating still requires maintenance
They dont last forever
The prep is essential and not inexpensive
Most users dont enjoy detailing
I understand the appeal but prefer my DA and spot detailing

You are spot on, it for any cheap, isn’t scratch proof, and prep is key.

BUT, my coating protected against a dealer washing when they were asked not too, makes maintenance washes SO much easier, and for instance I coated my alloys myself (when I swapped to winters) and now keeping them clean is so so easy, brake dust comes off mostly with initial jet wash.

I think @scotty76 is spot on, ceramic or similar coating is a top layer (sacrificial) layer, that should you have swirls etc, you polish off that section.

As per the below, as my ceramic (Max Protect) is rubber based, can even wash with fairy. And the below has nothing else added to the paint after wash and is a year into the coating (done April 2018). And this wash took me less than an hour (and is a Q5!)

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S32B

Registered User
Not trying to cause a stir but...
Ceramics are EXPENSIVE
Ceramic coatings are not scratch proof
Coating still requires maintenance
They dont last forever
The prep is essential and not inexpensive
Most users dont enjoy detailing
I understand the appeal but prefer my DA and spot detailing
lol straight to the point :) That is what I was thinking, I understand why people have it done, but then I think "Be careful washing it and if it does get bad either get the DA out or pay someone to do it when needed".

I did look into PPF a few years back but it's £££

 

Drexyl

Registered User
Anyone tried Nanolex Si3D ?

mines getting done so I’ll let you know how it goes.

car is at a detailers on the 9th April for 2 weeks for a few things. Looking forward to the results.
 

SPIKE_JCW

Vorsprung durch Technik
Anyone tried Nanolex Si3D ?

mines getting done so I’ll let you know how it goes.

car is at a detailers on the 9th April for 2 weeks for a few things. Looking forward to the results.
Haven’t tried it or heard of anyone that has. Interested to hear your thoughts on it when complete....also remember that we will need :sign pics:
 

Drexyl

Registered User
Haven’t tried it or heard of anyone that has. Interested to hear your thoughts on it when complete....also remember that we will need :sign pics:


Will post pics when I get the car back.

Here’s a photo From the guy that’s doing the work for me

This was on his Facebook page.

Premier car care ltd

He had just finished this mini.
 

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Drexyl

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Hi folks.
I’ve just picked the car up this morning from premier car care ltd

I’ve posted a photo of the car & the invoice to outline the work done.

Looking forward to finding out how well the nanolex 3i3D ceramic coat holds up.
Level of work done by this detailer i think has been top class.

I will update on the durability of the coating
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