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Just got my car paint corrected and ceramic coated over three days by Christopher at OCDCarCare in SoCal. Absolutely flawless work and makes the paint look like a big red ocean. Or in Italian--un grande oceano rosso metallizzato!

He used Feynlab Ceramic Plus and the result is stunning. I'm going on a business trip so the ceramic coat is going to cure for over a week before I drive it. I know it's going to be worth the wait!
 

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Same color combo as mine. The coatings really do make a difference. The really nice sunny days have been few and far between here in NY lately but the other day in the sun during golden hour in the sun the car was glowing and looked like the paint was wet. Looks like they did a good job.
 

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Just got my car paint corrected and ceramic coated over three days by Christopher at OCDCarCare in SoCal. Absolutely flawless work and makes the paint look like a big red ocean. Or in Italian--un grande oceano rosso metallizzato!



He used Feynlab Ceramic Plus and the result is stunning. I'm going on a business trip so the ceramic coat is going to cure for over a week before I drive it. I know it's going to be worth the wait!


Mate, that’s stunning


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That is absolutely gorgeous! (Sorry, my Inglese is not so good).

Curious, what tire dressing? Looks perfect to me. I want a similar one that is not super shiny.
 
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Amazing work. Gorgeous. Congrats!
 

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The ceramic coating and other similar coatings are refered to as a nano-coating. It is supposed to fix any minor flaws, texture or orange peel to the paint or clear coat.
 

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thanks,
I kinda figured that, but wasn't sure.
so "finishing" (to a higher standard) is more accurate, at least to a guy who has painted/color sanded/polished cars.
 

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Well paint correction is buffing, polishing, claying or whatever is necessary to remove swirls and or containments on the paint surface because once the ceramic coating is on top you’re not getting rid of those defects without literally sanding off the ceramic to get to the paint again.

It’s really just a fancy term for paint prep. The ceramic coating actually isn’t that hard to apply and doesn’t even take much effort, probably far less work than an old school carnuba wax job, with far less elbow grease needed. This is why a brand new car generally gets a much lower quote for ceramic coatings. They still usually have swirls and other things from the factory and lousy dealer prep but nothing usually like an older car...
 

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did you get the wheels coated too?

Yup--both wheels and calipers. Helps to make sure they stay as clean as possible and resist brake dust accumulation.
 

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when you guys get "correction", are you referring to buffing/polishing?
Well paint correction is buffing, polishing, claying or whatever is necessary to remove swirls and or containments on the paint surface because once the ceramic coating is on top you’re not getting rid of those defects without literally sanding off the ceramic to get to the paint again.

It’s really just a fancy term for paint prep. The ceramic coating actually isn’t that hard to apply and doesn’t even take much effort, probably far less work than an old school carnuba wax job, with far less elbow grease needed. This is why a brand new car generally gets a much lower quote for ceramic coatings. They still usually have swirls and other things from the factory and lousy dealer prep but nothing usually like an older car...
Yes, paint correction refers to all steps related to removing contamination and surface scratches to get the clear coat to be as optically clear as possible. This is actually the most time and labor intensive part of the process, and probably the most important into creating the three dimensional look of the paint.


There are a lot of ceramic coatings on the market, but Feynlab has been doing this longer than probably anyone as they were the private label manufacturer for a lot of other ceramic coatings companies out there. They specialize in self healing coatings, which can remove minor scratches and swirls with a bit of heat or just some time in the sun. My specialist opted for the Ceramic Plus coating, which has a little more hardness and less self healing ability because the red will naturally hide more swirls than something like black. Black paint probably does best with the Self Heal Plus coating.
 
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My xpel/ceramic guy called me today to tell me that there is a slight color variation in the body of my QV (throphy white) versus the plastic skirts and fuel door. I didn’t notice it for the 12 hours I had it in my possession before I took it in to him. He wants me to come take a look before he does Xpel and Ceramic Pro so I don’t think it was the products that did it.

Anyone else notice that with their trophy white car or other colors?
 

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the difference in color between plastic and metal bodywork has been mentioned by a few people with trofeo white.
it's a translucent paint, light color, so I guess more noticeable than with other paints.
 

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My xpel/ceramic guy called me today to tell me that there is a slight color variation in the body of my QV (throphy white) versus the plastic skirts and fuel door. I didn’t notice it for the 12 hours I had it in my possession before I took it in to him. He wants me to come take a look before he does Xpel and Ceramic Pro so I don’t think it was the products that did it.

Anyone else notice that with their trophy white car or other colors?
I asked Christopher from OCDCarCare Los Angeles about this and he had a very detailed response.

"Almost every vehicle on earth will have color variation between plastic bumper and body pieces.

This is for 2 reasons:

1: The plastic substrate has a different bonding requisite than metal and also requires a flex agent in it-- otherwise with minor fender benders the paint would be inflexible and would crack and chip like a stale cookie.

2. Plastic bumpers are almost always made off site of manufacturing and therefore are painted there as well. ANYTHING not painted in the same exact conditions as the rest of the body within short timeline will differ. The atmospheric conditions, the brand & proportion of paint and additives. etc etc etc.

The reason this is most noticable in white vehicles is because white is a shade and not a color. Therefore, slight variations in tinge will be readily apparent. Also many of the addives previously mentioned have some pigment to them.

I have had at minimum 30 white porsche owners ask and complain about this to me. My answer is always the same. IT WILL NEVER BE THE SAME-- unless you have the ENTIRE vehicle painted at the same place.

Go ahead and start inspecting all vehicles, you will notice this variation. In fact, it might start to greatly annoy you if you go down the rabbit hole.”
 

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yeah, we've had this conversation on another thread, and it's been happening since bumpers switched from chrome to painted plastic.
 
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