How Much Was Your Ceramic Coating?

Discussion in 'Cosmetic Upkeep - Covering, Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Repairing' started by Nikko, May 13, 2019.

  1. Nikko

    Nikko Active Member

    Vehicle(s):
    2019 Velocity Blue GT PP1
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2019
    Location:
    Nebraska
    Posts:
    29
    Likes Received:
    24
    0   0   0
    Just looking to see what others were quoted at or what they paid for to get a full ceramic coating for their mustang. A local shop here with great reviews quoted me at $499 with 1 year warranty, $699 with a 3 year warranty and $999 with a 7 year warranty. As expected, it comes with paint correction and an interior detail. Does this seem like the universal price out there?
     
  2. EVL-S550

    EVL-S550 Well-Known Member

    Vehicle(s):
    2018 Mustang GT
    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2018
    Location:
    Northern VA
    Posts:
    172
    Likes Received:
    74
    0   0   0
    Do it yourself? Plenty of quality kits out there.
     
    Voo Doo likes this.
  3. IronG

    IronG Well-Known Member

    Vehicle(s):
    2019 Mustang GT PP2
    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2018
    Location:
    NJ
    Posts:
    722
    Likes Received:
    293
    0   0   0
    I agree with doing it yourself. If you don't have a way to do it (where you live for example) or the capability (don't know how to clay bar or polish), then yeah get it done by someone else.
     
    Nikko likes this.
  4. O.L.

    O.L. Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Joël
    Vehicle(s):
    2019 Mustang Ecoboost NFG
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2019
    Location:
    Montréal
    Posts:
    163
    Likes Received:
    55
    0   0   0
    Mine is at the detail shop right now. 650$ CAD including a 3 years warranty.
     
    Nikko likes this.
  5. OP
    OP
    Nikko

    Nikko Active Member

    Vehicle(s):
    2019 Velocity Blue GT PP1
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2019
    Location:
    Nebraska
    Posts:
    29
    Likes Received:
    24
    0   0   0
    Thought about doing it myself but as someone who has no experience with detailing outside of washing, clay bar, and waxing, I didn't want to risk a first attempt on my mustang. There's also the point of spending money on not just the ceramic kits but also the polisher and compounds which ends up adding up. But my primary reason on looking to get it done at a shop is just for the fact of not having the experience I would like to be comfortable doing it myself.
     
  6. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 Well-Known Member

    Vehicle(s):
    2017 LB GT 400A
    Joined:
    May 8, 2017
    Location:
    Madison, WI
    Posts:
    193
    Likes Received:
    111
    0   0   0
    All the prices in the OP are too low for a competent installer.

    Coating job on a regular size car should start around a grand for a 2-3 year coating and go up from there.

    For reference, my pricing is $1550 for a mustang with a 3-year coating, Kenzo service is available(Kenzo is a 4 year top tier coating, more picky paint correction) for $1950.

    These guys doing it for $500 are cutting corners. There's no way to make money at that price if you're taking the time to do it right.
     
    rebellovw likes this.
  7. EVL-S550

    EVL-S550 Well-Known Member

    Vehicle(s):
    2018 Mustang GT
    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2018
    Location:
    Northern VA
    Posts:
    172
    Likes Received:
    74
    0   0   0
    $1950, lol. Do it yourself. It's not that hard.
     
  8. O.L.

    O.L. Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Joël
    Vehicle(s):
    2019 Mustang Ecoboost NFG
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2019
    Location:
    Montréal
    Posts:
    163
    Likes Received:
    55
    0   0   0
    It's not because you didn't get a lower price that our price is too low to get an excellent job done. The man who's doing mine has an excellent rating. I've seen is work for the last 7-8 years. Never had a bad review. He's booked 1 year in advance.
     
    Nikko likes this.
  9. OP
    OP
    Nikko

    Nikko Active Member

    Vehicle(s):
    2019 Velocity Blue GT PP1
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2019
    Location:
    Nebraska
    Posts:
    29
    Likes Received:
    24
    0   0   0
    Just because there's a lower price doesn't mean they cut corners, its one of the most established shops in my area with plenty of show car customers. Honestly it sounds like you got ripped off considering multiple quotes I've received for a 3 year warranty never went over $1k.
     
  10. lew

    lew Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    lewis
    Vehicle(s):
    2019 Mustang GT Premium A10 Ruby Red, 2018 F150 4WD STX A10 2.7 TT Ext. Cab , 2015 CanAm OutlanderMax800R
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2019
    Location:
    illinois
    Posts:
    123
    Likes Received:
    72
    Occupation:
    retired
    0   0   0
    #10 lew, May 15, 2019
    Last edited: May 15, 2019
    I did my Ceramic coating in two full long days that kicked my ass. May have tennis elbow now. I don't think I would volunteer for that job again. But who knows a year from now I may have that second wind. Maybe the next round might be easier.

    IMG_1823.JPG

    Used a 30$ bottle of Hocossy 9H Liquid Nano from Amazon.

    IMG_1818.JPG
    $6.50 for Turtle wax polishing compound.
    $20 for 12 microfiber cloths
    $20 for Claybar and lube.
    Car has only 550 mi., less than a month old
     
    Nikko likes this.
  11. O.L.

    O.L. Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Joël
    Vehicle(s):
    2019 Mustang Ecoboost NFG
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2019
    Location:
    Montréal
    Posts:
    163
    Likes Received:
    55
    0   0   0
    I'll post pics of my "cheap" job tomorrow.
     
    lew and Nikko like this.
  12. obgod3

    obgod3 Well-Known Member

    Vehicle(s):
    2019 GT, PP1, 401A, A10
    Joined:
    May 26, 2015
    Location:
    N.C.
    Posts:
    441
    Likes Received:
    177
    0   0   0
    I wont post publicly but my guy did a fantastic job at https://www.carolinasfinestdetailing.me/

    He was reasonable and did a great job, Im very pleased. He will give you pricing quickly, no dicking around.

    I drove a couple hours to get this done and happy I did.
     
    Nikko likes this.
  13. rob_s

    rob_s Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Rob
    Vehicle(s):
    2016 Mustang GT PP
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2015
    Location:
    Champaign, IL
    Posts:
    156
    Likes Received:
    62
    Garage Profiles:
    1
    0   0   0
    Man I should start a shop in your neck of the woods. A guy I trust near me is about $400 for IGL Quartz and $600 for Kenzo, plus about $400 for correction.
     
    Nikko likes this.
  14. Whitedevil95

    Whitedevil95 Member

    First Name:
    J.P.
    Vehicle(s):
    2017 Mustang GT
    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2019
    Location:
    Temecula, CA
    Posts:
    23
    Likes Received:
    9
    0   0   0
    Interested in the after pics
     
  15. OP
    OP
    Nikko

    Nikko Active Member

    Vehicle(s):
    2019 Velocity Blue GT PP1
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2019
    Location:
    Nebraska
    Posts:
    29
    Likes Received:
    24
    0   0   0
    Did you use a polisher for the compound or hand applied it? Asking since tools and pads not included in your list.
     
  16. motodad

    motodad Well-Known Member

    Vehicle(s):
    2017 Mustang GT PP Boosted
    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2017
    Location:
    SoCal, the 951.
    Posts:
    115
    Likes Received:
    79
    Garage Profiles:
    1
    0   0   0
    I paid $1695 for my ceramic coating with a lifetime warranty. It included color correction and 4 coats of Ceramic Pro Platinum 9H on all of the body, wheels and calipers. That also included a full interior detail and dressing.

    It was the cheapest I found around me that offered all the areas I wanted covered and lifetime warranty..... I had it done in the SF bay area, when the car had500 miles, which is probably one of the most expensive places for anything.
     
    Nikko likes this.
  17. lew

    lew Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    lewis
    Vehicle(s):
    2019 Mustang GT Premium A10 Ruby Red, 2018 F150 4WD STX A10 2.7 TT Ext. Cab , 2015 CanAm OutlanderMax800R
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2019
    Location:
    illinois
    Posts:
    123
    Likes Received:
    72
    Occupation:
    retired
    0   0   0
    I did all the polishing by hand. I bought a cheap electric polisher from Walmart but did not use it, scared of swirls.
    I will do smaller areas at a time next time. I found by trial and error not to let the coating start setting up before rubbing it out.
     
    Nikko likes this.
  18. OP
    OP
    Nikko

    Nikko Active Member

    Vehicle(s):
    2019 Velocity Blue GT PP1
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2019
    Location:
    Nebraska
    Posts:
    29
    Likes Received:
    24
    0   0   0
    I respect your patience in completing it by hand haha.
     
  19. OP
    OP
    Nikko

    Nikko Active Member

    Vehicle(s):
    2019 Velocity Blue GT PP1
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2019
    Location:
    Nebraska
    Posts:
    29
    Likes Received:
    24
    0   0   0
    For a lifetime warranty, that is actually a very fair price imo.
     
    motodad likes this.
  20. O.L.

    O.L. Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Joël
    Vehicle(s):
    2019 Mustang Ecoboost NFG
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2019
    Location:
    Montréal
    Posts:
    163
    Likes Received:
    55
    0   0   0
    20190508_164935.jpg

    That's after the ceramic coating.
     
    Nikko likes this.
Loading...

Share This Page