That's on the cheap side, unless he was just quoting you the coating and no correction.I just had my RD professionally detailed. My detailer quoted $700.00 for one coat application lasting two years. Not sure brand of product but I declined. For that kind of dough I'll give it my usual treatment and save $
That's definitely steep then, I charge 250 for Cquk or 450 for cqfinest.$700 was just to apply ceramic coating. The paint correction was done as part of my full detail which I outlined in the thread "what have you done to your s60/v60 today"?
The full detail was:That's definitely steep then, I charge 250 for Cquk or 450 for cqfinest.
Just read the thread, did you pay 300 for a two step correction or did you correct it yourself. Their pricing is strange Imo. I charge 600 for a 2 step because of the hours it requires, they seem to up charge the product.
Definitely! That is a very good deal for sure! I'll be coating a couple of cars this week including my own. You could always coat it yourself with a super easy product like optimum gloss coat.The full detail was:
Exterior wash and clay
Cut and Polish
Hand wax (Meg's)
Wheels and Tires
Leather treatment (leatherique)
Dash and Headliner treatment
Carpet and mat shampoo
Windows and trim
Great results! This is THE shop in town and for $300.00 money well spent
Hey Greg,I've read a lot about ceramic coatings on the XC90 site and am strongly inclined to get it done on my S60 after the new year. The detail shop is right around the corner from me and they have a 20% off special in place. Thoughts???
Spot on! Just keep in mind CQ UK is a bit trickier then Opticoat gloss coat so for all those wanting to give it a shot start with OC. CQ UK tends to smear a lot if applied thick and not wiped off properly.I did CQUK on my XC60 in September. It works REALLY good, makes cleaning the vehicle in the winter very easy.
It can be done DIY, just make sure you are prepared to do all the necessary steps.
I did the following over a 2 day period:
1. Full wash.
2. Full decon (ironx + clay bar).
3. Full polish/paint correction (luckily my vehicle needed very little).
4. Applied the Eraser product made by CQ.
5. Applied 2 coats of CQUK, let dry for 48hrs (longer then necessary).
WOW....those pictures are amazing!!!! I'm thinking for $680.00 I cannot go wrong.......Hey Greg,
I just had C.quartz finest ceramic coating applied to my V60 RD about a month ago. All I can say is WOW. I literally did not wash it for 1 month and it looked about the same. Nothing really sticks to the paint and if there is rain most beads right off. Here are some pics on a thread I posted awhile ago:
It took them about 3 days to do all the work. Decontamination wash, clay bar, paint correction, 2 polishes, 4 applications of c.quartz finest, etc.
Its not cheap thats for sure, but for really easy maintenance and keeping your car looking good IMO it was worth it to me. Also, C.quartz products from all my research are the best on the market as far as quality, reliability, warranty, etc.