It Finally Arrived - AudiWorld Forums

Notices
Auto Detailing Discussion Discussion forum for the in's and out's of properly detailing your ride

It Finally Arrived

Reply

 
 
 
Old 06-14-2018, 12:43 PM
  #1  
Audiworld Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Central Oregon
Posts: 12
Default It Finally Arrived

My new Q7 is here and they want to sell me a ceramic coating but can't I just use a good wax myself? What's the best one?
Karen Red Baron is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2018, 02:02 PM
  #2  
AudiWorld Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: SWFL
Posts: 189
Default

Originally Posted by Karen Red Baron View Post
My new Q7 is here and they want to sell me a ceramic coating but can't I just use a good wax myself? What's the best one?
yes, you can wax it yourself. They make good money on ceramic coating. I like Zaino Z2 and Collinite 845.
dudley@07726 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2018, 04:46 PM
  #3  
AudiWorld Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Chicago, IL USA
Posts: 665
Default

I'm a big fan of ceramic coatings, but would never purchase from a dealer. If you want to go that route find a reputable detailer in your area to do the coating. Will cost less and be better quality.

That said nothing wrong with a traditional wax/sealant. Just have to re-apply 3-4 times per year
chicagoA6 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2018, 04:59 PM
  #4  
AudiWorld Senior Member
 
plat27265's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: GVRD, BC Canada
Posts: 1,881
Default

As mentioned above, a good ceramic coating will last around 3 years versus traditional wax which needs to be re-applied every 3 months. CQuartz is a good ceramic coating. There are some paint protection products that last only a year. The better ones last for around 3 years to 4 years depending on how often the car is exposed to the elements.
plat27265 is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2018, 05:08 PM
  #5  
AudiWorld Newcomer
 
RSAUTOSPA's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Toronto
Posts: 5
Default

Definitely do not apply ceramic coating at the dealership, they use very basic coating and the quality of the application will not be good!
RSAUTOSPA is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2018, 05:58 PM
  #6  
Audiworld Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Texas
Posts: 99
Default

Agree with all above.. donít do it from a dealer if you decide to go with it. For me it depends on the color... colors like white, silver and beige hide a lot and can keep them looking great pretty easily...

black is an entirely different animal.. might be worth the ceramic. The ceramic by itself is not expensive.. itís the labor involved along with some othe misc materials like polished and buffer pads. I just did a vehicle myself and it cost me about 160 in materials... but it took me about 10 hours total for an SUV. Getting it done at a detail shop for a new vehicle should run between 700-1000 bucks
2018BlackA5 is online now  
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
mpollan
A8 / S8 (D2 Platform) Discussion
0
02-24-2009 07:50 AM
valium
Motorsport Discussion
1
01-16-2005 12:21 PM
Absltgreek (Mafia)
Mid Atlantic Discussion
7
08-08-2004 08:47 AM
USCTrojan4Life
A4 (B6 Platform) Discussion
24
01-10-2003 08:53 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: It Finally Arrived


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: