Anyone plan to apply ceramic coating to their Bronco?

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Thanks! Just ordered a kit to test on my wife's new Rav4 Prime.

I got a quote to wrap the Bronco in the XPEL stuff, $6K. Nope.
I did some research when we ordered our Bronco and the average Wrangler is 2500-3500 it seems. Can't see why it would be twice the cost when its an easier install. Fenders are removable, doors don't have a frame and the doors don't have exterior hinges.
 

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I did some research when we ordered our Bronco and the average Wrangler is 2500-3500 it seems. Can't see why it would be twice the cost when its an easier install. Fenders are removable, doors don't have a frame and the doors don't have exterior hinges.
Thanks, good to know. I'll figure it out after I actually have the Bronco.

BTW, cancelled my impulse buy for the Adam's coating. Some of the reviews weren't promising.
 

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I’m looking at quotes for professional application and depending on product it’s from $600 to $1500. Does this sound right? They claim it lasts for years.
 

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I did some research when we ordered our Bronco and the average Wrangler is 2500-3500 it seems. Can't see why it would be twice the cost when its an easier install. Fenders are removable, doors don't have a frame and the doors don't have exterior hinges.
Agreed! Hardly any complex contours to deal with either. $6K for something with swoops and curves, sure, but a bunch of flat slabs like the Bronco is one of the easiest PPF applications there is. Seems crazy high to me.
 

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save your money. adams graphene sucks. i rather use the new turtle wax hybrid pro solutions instead of adams. the adams does not live up to the hype. at 40-70 for the adams graphne vs. 20ish for the tw hybrid pro solutions. here is your comparison as well.

It funny you say that... I use the turtle wax hybrid solutions ceramic line on my 14 Cadillac CTS. It looks amazing. It’s holds up very well. Totally worth the money. I was reading that the Adam’s was even better. I guess I really have no reason to switch, but I was looking for something to last 2-3 years over just 1 with the turtle wax.

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I have seen several videos, including the one posted here and adams has consistently shown to be a very good product. Some people just like to hate on them for some reason. I have used their products on my last 3 cars and had great results.
 

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Thanks! Just ordered a kit to test on my wife's new Rav4 Prime.

I got a quote to wrap the Bronco in the XPEL stuff, $6K. Nope.
Looks like the only paint protection I'll be able to afford is some nice loppers and a ryobi hedge trimmer.
 

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I personally can't justify the cost for a professionally applied ceramic coating. However, there are a number of DIY coatings, that while IMO are not up to the professionally applied ceramic coatings, do way better than natural or synthetic waxes. Sure I'll need to reapply it every couple years rather than a "lifetime" warranty, but I'm ok with that for the difference in cost. There are tons of YouTube videos comparing various DIY options. Many of the better ones can be had with discount codes for <$50 vs something like ceramic pro for ~$1200. It's my understanding that a good portion of the pro cost is the paint correction prep work they do. However, on a brand new vehicle with hopefully minimal "damage" from the dealer prep and the drive home, I'm comfortable with, and capable of doing, that.
 

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Thanks! Just ordered a kit to test on my wife's new Rav4 Prime.

I got a quote to wrap the Bronco in the XPEL stuff, $6K. Nope.
That's what I'm thinking. Could get a paint job for that amount!... In 10 years or so.
 

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Yall spend your weekends polishing your show ponys ill be out using mine ,wash evry now and then wax once a year good to go.
 
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It funny you say that... I use the turtle wax hybrid solutions ceramic line on my 14 Cadillac CTS. It looks amazing. It’s holds up very well. Totally worth the money. I was reading that the Adam’s was even better. I guess I really have no reason to switch, but I was looking for something to last 2-3 years over just 1 with the turtle wax.

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Hybrid solutions is great! I use it on my current car (black paint) and the surface beads really well after 6 - 8 months. I plan on using this on my Big Bend.
 

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I’m looking at quotes for professional application and depending on product it’s from $600 to $1500. Does this sound right? They claim it lasts for years.
I have a guy here in the DFW area who has detailed my cars and is a wizard at paint correction and removing other knuckleheads’ buffer swirl marks and did my X7 with Opticoat PaintGuard with the three year warranty for around $600 as I recall from June of last year. The X7 needed no paint correction, just a once over to get the swirl marks out. They send it into Carfax too so if God forbid you have an accident and need body work the reapplication of their product is documented and will be covered. I had another shop say they needed my X7 for three days and quoted $2500. [email protected] is the guy I use. Not sure if Ford does anything to prep/buff new cars but I’ll be telling them not to touch it.
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