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Armour for your paint! -Ceramic Pro at The Polishing Company

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Good afternoon All,

 

Just finished up a weekend putting in some time up at Polishing Company HQ with a product that is going to change everything in terms of paint protection systems.

 

A big statement some might say, and yes I agree that there have been lots of wonder potions that have come out over the years. for endurance versus cost I highly rate Diamond glaze as a long term protectant and have applied this to many cars as a LSP.

 

No matter the product there has always been a susceptibility to either hash chemicals, abrasion and eventually all deteriorate in terms of their hydrophobic quality which is why beading lessens with repeated washing without the addition of a speed detailer as a wipe on/off booster.

 

anyway we can now offer this protection system in addition to our other lines, I'll let the video speak for itself...

Forgive me if I seem a little excited but the product gives 10 yeas of resistance to scratching, UV, Chemicals, is flexible and as shown in the video, is impact resistant...

 

Application of the 9H permanent protection system is not straightforward and is not for DIY use, application needs to occur in a controlled environment with as little dust as possible. It takes 72 hours to initially cure before exposed to water unless being topped with CP-Light and takes three weeks to fully harden.

 

Measurements taken before and after with a PTG show that the coating once applied has created its own barrier over the paint.

 

For those Volvo deviants here is a link to the album from the weekend's work: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=614917285230937&set=pcb.614918208564178&type=1&theater

 

We are happy to quote for applying Ceramic Pro's range of products to your vehicle, it is quite costly for a full ten coats of 9H but the depth of gloss and level of protection certainly make it worthwhile!

 

Discuss!

 

:D

 

Apologies if the video doesn't work right away, please see here https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Polishing-Company/155738611148809 if i can't get it to work straight away!

Edited by goosiegander

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Where's the after pics of the Volvo?

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=613349802054352&set=pcb.613349975387668&type=1&theater

 

There are only after pictures of the Volvo, forgive the dirty wheels, they were swapped so the larger rims could also be coated in 9H

 

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Out of interest what is the rough cost of this to be done on a e39? 

 

Hi there Robsey, we are operating on the CP America's costing structure which we have in dollars, I'll ask Mike to type up an application price list and post it up asap!

 

So, this could fill in swirls and scratches too? 

 

Hi Ally, This product will sit on top of swirls and scratches, its a good question and one that i asked myself before we applied the CP-9H.

 

CP supply a nano polish that allows 9H to bond with the surface that it is being applied to, this nano polish by itself does an amazing job see here https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10200485966150779&set=gm.460589930709909&type=1&theater I'll try and post the photo properly asap.

 

In the case of damage to the existing paint that is too deep to correct the 9H sits on top and what you end up with is a faint defect akin to base coat sanding marks under the 9H if that makes any sense.

 

Given how labour intensive the application is I would recommend against applying this system without correcting the paint so far as is possible

 

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Hello from Polishing Co HQ  !

 

Thanks  for all the interest in Ceramic Pro  here is a picture or two  from  our latest  detail.  

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 Ceramic Pro is unlike anything else on the market today  with its ancestry in the world of high tech commercial coatings .  The CP-9H exhibits  particularly  high  resistance  with a hardness in excess of 9H  hence  the title.  These coatings  do however require  specialist application after full paint correction and primer polish so they are not cheap.  We are obviously still evaluating the product and will be monitoring the first cars  we do closely as the full hardness  and gloss will not be apparent  for up to 20 days  after application.

The product is however very flexible in that a variety of 'recipes'  allow us  to tailor  the treatment to suit both vehicle and budget.  Ceramic pro 24 month protection can be had  for about the same cost as  most  dealer  supplied  PPS offerings  from about £350  per car.  For  full Anti-Grafitti and hardness a 4 plus 1 system of 4 coats  of CP-9H followed by 1 coat of CP-Light  would appear to be the optimum  but 10 coats or more  can be applied  if you have  deep pockets  and soft paint.  Typically this treatment will be around £800  for the average size  car  rising to about £1000  for a large SUV.  Please note  that the time taken for this work is 2-3 days minimum as  the coatings  take some time to apply and layer and the car must remain indoors  for at least 8hours  after treatment

We shall shortly be  testing the sister products  for Plastic and Glass  so will report on those  as we do them.  for more  information please do not hesitate to contact us

 

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Mike Milbourne

mike@thepolishingcompany.com

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some prices would be great bud , im thinking paint correction and cp on my 5 series especially as your not too far away

 

 

 

 

 

The product is however very flexible in that a variety of 'recipes'  allow us  to tailor  the treatment to suit both vehicle and budget.  Ceramic pro 24 month protection can be had  for about the same cost as  most  dealer  supplied  PPS offerings  from about £350  per car.  For  full Anti-Grafitti and hardness a 4 plus 1 system of 4 coats  of CP-9H followed by 1 coat of CP-Light  would appear to be the optimum  but 10 coats or more  can be applied  if you have  deep pockets  and soft paint.  Typically this treatment will be around £800  for the average size  car  rising to about £1000  for a large SUV.  

 

 

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some prices would be great bud , im thinking paint correction and cp on my 5 series especially as your not too far away

 

Happy to help,

 

Best bet is to give Mike a call on Monday morning, its 08454 020 795 for the office land-line.

 

As your in the neighbourhood its well worth popping in to say hello :)

 

Brgds

 

Chris

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Worried about being keyed? :D

 

CP 9H gives me a deep unrelenting warm fuzzy feeling (no i'm not drinking it!),

 

 

If only it had been around 10 years ago! :evil:

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The key in the above video is just slightly being rubbed over the paintwork, What if someone was to hold the key on the paint and drag it?

 

How well does the coating hold?

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The key in the above video is just slightly being rubbed over the paintwork, What if someone was to hold the key on the paint and drag it?

 

How well does the coating hold?

 

I would imagine it depends on the edge presented to the surface with regard to pressure. This coating isn't a miracle in a bottle but pretty astounding none the less.

 

I have a 9H test panel here I'll see what i have to do to go through to the metal on it, though having tried the key test myself i assume you'd need a sharp screwdriver to actually break through to steel... I did use enough pressure to take the non 9H section down to metal so it gives you an idea.

 

Shall report later today Sir! :D

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Hi

 

The  Key test  was done  in Sweden  and in fact this used  a version of Ceramic Pro called  Ceramic Pro Strong  which can only be  sprayed on.  It is equivalent  to putting 30 coats  of 9H on at once  but regrettably is really only suitable on areas  subject to stone chips etc  as it is a bit like  a second  clear coat.    It is however also £500 per litre !!!

 

However  applying 4 coats  of 9H followed by 1 coat of CP Light will give  considerable protection and will give high levels of gloss and resistance  to  road dirt etc  for many years without losing  its beading or gloss.  It can not be removed  chemically  but can only be polished  off with a machine.  the video  of the plastic lighter on paint is reproduce able here on out test panels  which have 10 coats of CP 9H on them.  I have applied  CP 9H to my E34  and it will take up to 3 weeks  to fully cure  so I will report  it's progress   as it cures  I also plan to put a coat of 9H plus Light on the daily runner  which is a black Skoda Fabia VRS  so watch out for more  info on this  as the car will be  washed  and abused  more often.  In particular I am looking to multi coat the era bumpers  to see if it stops the scratching caused  by my old  labrador/dalmation cross  climbing in before  I can throw a towel over the area .

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