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Old 09-06-2018, 02:15 AM #16
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Thanks for the tip! I'll give it a shot for sure!
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Old 09-06-2018, 12:20 PM #17
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I recently got a WHITE 2004 T4R sport. If you haven’t had a white vehicle or heard people *****ing about it, the Toyota white is not a clear coat over paint application, it’s mixed in with the paint or something. A wash and wax would last 1 week max before returning to a powdery-like sheen. Also anything that would sit on the paint for more than a few minutes would sort of “stain” and require polishing/buffing.

I was looking into ceramic/nano coatings and was scared, but decided to go with the McKee’s 37 product because it seemed like it would give me the benefits I wanted with a decent price and be able to apply it myself. I knew this product wasn’t going to deliver the deepest shine or probably last the longest, but I could do it myself. Application was easy after proper prep and it made a world of difference for my paint. The product is extremely hydrophobic, eliminated all the “cloudy/dusty” look to my finish and definitely collects less dirt.

Foaming, light sponging, and rinse/squeegee/micro fiber wipe brings it right back to looking freshly buffed and waxed. My only issues are, the recommended “after care” spray product from McKee’s seems to make the finish less shiny for some reason, and even though you get enough to do 2 or possibly 3 cars, there’s no good way to clean the pump sprayer without contaminating the product, so the pump is clogged after the first use and the kit only comes with one application sponge (which again is good for one use). This stuff also seals yellowed headlights after polishing and keeps them clear.

So for those so inclined, this product is the best of both worlds for a DIYer. It may not be as good as CQuartz or whatever, but it costs a lot less and provides good protection and they say it should last at least a year or two!
I assume you're using Mckee's longer lasting coating that applies like a traditional sealant where you let it cure and buff off right?

For my fleet of cars (and family), I rarely handwash anything but for the once a year when I clay and apply their si02 spray and rinse product. It lasts 3-4 months if you handwash the paint, but I'm pretty sure it lasts longer if you don't need a spotless car. I only ran mine through touchless car washes over winter, and I swear it was still doing something.

If you handwash with any regularity and can settle with your paint looking 95% great, I would highly recommend Mckee's si02. My routine: Powerwash the paint once a week or every other week, handwash every other month, apply si02 every 3 months during a wash, and clay once a year.

It's so painless and quick, and your 4R will look damn clean if you drive it after every rain shower to sheet off the water beads before it dries.
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Old 09-06-2018, 12:45 PM #18
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The new "spray-on-wipe-off ceramic coatings" coming-out these days are amazing. Hydrosilex's Recharge is another.
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The new "spray-on-wipe-off ceramic coatings" coming-out these days are amazing. Hydrosilex's Recharge is another.
Amen from a "now old" detailer.

Started in highschool, used stuff like Meg 16 and Poorboy Natty Wax.
Quickly accumulated a hole bunch of stuff and never used them because I found Collinite 845.
Shortly after, found Zaino Clear seal (wipe on, walk away).
Then ZCS expired and no longer worked well, bought Optimum Opti coat.
Before I even get through half the bottle, I stumbled upon the spray and rinse coatings.

NEVER
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BACK

Winter prep on 2x 4Runners, 2x sedans, and a hatchback used to take several weekends.

With the advent of clay sponges/mitts and the spray on, rinse off coatings, I can do all 5 vehicles over a single back breaking weekend. Love sealing all surfaces without taping stuff off or "avoiding" trim.

I have to "LOL" at $1000 ceramic coatings as it simply isn't worth it on a daily driver. Sure it may "harden" the paint marginally, but even if you have PPF film, if a large enough rock bounces off your bumper, it isn't going to be unscathed. You still have to handwash your car, and you inherit the hassle of dealing with water spots and additional upkeep. For an exotic car, it makes sense. On a 4R that MIGHT even see a pin-stripping trail?-no way.

Funny thing, on most days, both the '99 and '03 4runner look nicer than 90% of the 4runners on the road that are 15 years newer... even moreso after a rain shower (at least from 20' away)

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Funny thing, on most days, both the '99 and '03 4runner look nicer than 90% of the 4runners on the road that are 15 years newer... (at least from 20' away)
Full Xpel Ultimate+ bra and spray-on ceramic coating, periodic details and maintenance washes, is my solution to maintaining my candy glass Super White as much as possible.
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There are mixed reviews on ceramic coatings, personally I love them and have them on a number of my vehicles. As manufacturers have tried to reduce cost some items suffer paint has been 1 of them, in my opinion this adds some additional protection and easier maintenance. I too have applied to rims and also 1 set of calipers and on top of clear bra.

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There's no such thing as "best coating". For one, because they all perform similarly, at least at the same price level. Two, because it all depends on why you need/want the coating, and what your personal preferences are. More info here
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I heard it isnt worth it in Vegas. Anyone have experience?
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