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Old 10-09-2022, 12:35 PM   #1
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Ceramic Coating

I kept looking at this new camper thinking I never want to wax it. We ended up hiring a professional ceramic coating company and I'm so happy with these results. You're in the North Florida Jacksonville south Georgia area, perfect shine in Yulee Florida did a great job.
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First post, advertising a company. Nothing to see here folks!
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First post, advertising a company. Nothing to see here folks!
Thanks keyboard warrior. Still I like it I wont have to wax my 2022 Jayflight for 5 years. I had a video of the water shedding but videos apparently cant be posted.
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Old 10-09-2022, 04:55 PM   #5
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They bid $2K and we settled on $1,750. Took 3 days to clean and apply, they are coming back in one month to reapply over the roof material so it will hold up better.
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Let me contribute a picture of before & after of a ceramic coating and a thanks to you John Mason Smith for thinking of us.
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What do they do that a coat of "ceramic wax" for $14 a bottle and my labor doesn't do??

The Turtle brand ceramic wax seems to make it easier to wash off bugs and lasts much better than regular wax but not 5 years.
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What do they do that a coat of "ceramic wax" for $14 a bottle and my labor doesn't do??

The Turtle brand ceramic wax seems to make it easier to wash off bugs and lasts much better than regular wax but not 5 years.
I think the grade of wax they use is supposedly much better. I was quoted $3800 for our 38' TT and they had a 3 month waiting list

I wouldn't pull the trigger if it was half that cost. I'd rather wax it myself once a year and use a spray wax in between.
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Irish Tinkers have found something better that roofs and driveways.
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I was quoted $3800 for our 38' TT and they had a 3 month waiting list
That's $760/year for 5 years of "protection". Hard pass. I wash my camper once a year in Florida while we are on an extended trip in the winter. I wash 1/6 of it a day, takes me about 10 minutes to wash, then I eat breakfast while it dries, then I use Turtle Wax ceramic spray for another 30 minutes. Have a great neighbor next to me down in that campground, get a nice conversation with him while I am cleaning. I keep an eye on the kids as they ride their bikes up and down the row in the campground. Time well wasted, in my opinion.

A day or 2 or 3 later I'll do the next section. By the end of the 2 weeks its nice and clean. Costs me $1 roughly for the soap and about $6 or so for an entire bottle of spray. I park my camper under my $2400 RV carport about 310-320 days a year. At the end of 5 years, my camper is just as clean and I've spent considerably less money.

To each their own. Still think its a little shady that the first post is ad advertisement though. That used to be frowned upon...
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I kept looking at this new camper thinking I never want to wax it. We ended up hiring a professional ceramic coating company and I'm so happy with these results. You're in the North Florida Jacksonville south Georgia area, perfect shine in Yulee Florida did a great job.
We live in Jax and own an Entegra Odyssey 27u. Where did you get the ceramic done and what was the approx cost?
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Turtle Wax ceramic is fast, easy and effective. Don't know if I'd feel that ambitious if I had more than a 16' X 7' rig. : )
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Those prices sound high to me. My dealer quoted $1200 for my 38 footer. I got a local company to come to my house and did it for $900. It took him two days. Since I just had it done this year I don't know how long it will last but I can say it is better than any wax job I've ever done. Some say it will last five years. Even if it lasts three years I'll be happy.
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I have a good trusted friend who is a detailer & does Ceramic coating. He coated my 2021 Ram 3500 / camper shell & I can not say enough about how good it has been with all the road trips it has been on. You do have to add a booster every now & then post washing. He also said do not wash with dawn solution, as it will degrade the coating over time. I had the 5yr formula put on. At the time there was 3, 5 & now 7 year formulas. The delta being (I believe he said) the thickness & hardness of the material / application. I also had him do our T-30F Octane (30+ ' x 13' high) . We keep it parked in covered parking when not in use, but it does get coated with dirt / dust every time a monsoon storm rolls through Phx. 2 years post coating, & quick wash & dry w. microfiber cloth & it looks new, with sides the feel freshly waxed.
In short I think it is personal preference (cost vs. labor). He charged me $1K for the camper, so worth it to me. But I do not think I would pay more than $1.5K for my camper size (cost out weighs labor for me at that point).
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That's $760/year for 5 years of "protection". Hard pass. I wash my camper once a year in Florida while we are on an extended trip in the winter. I wash 1/6 of it a day, takes me about 10 minutes to wash, then I eat breakfast while it dries, then I use Turtle Wax ceramic spray for another 30 minutes. Have a great neighbor next to me down in that campground, get a nice conversation with him while I am cleaning. I keep an eye on the kids as they ride their bikes up and down the row in the campground. Time well wasted, in my opinion.

A day or 2 or 3 later I'll do the next section. By the end of the 2 weeks its nice and clean. Costs me $1 roughly for the soap and about $6 or so for an entire bottle of spray. I park my camper under my $2400 RV carport about 310-320 days a year. At the end of 5 years, my camper is just as clean and I've spent considerably less money.

To each their own. Still think its a little shady that the first post is ad advertisement though. That used to be frowned upon...
I hear ya. There's value in it or this place wouldn't have a long waiting list. I don't mind washing the camper. It's work no doubt but work I don't mind. For me it's a maintenance state of mind. If I get lazy on any part of it I'll tend to get lazy on other parts of it.
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Those prices sound high to me. My dealer quoted $1200 for my 38 footer. I got a local company to come to my house and did it for $900. It took him two days. Since I just had it done this year I don't know how long it will last but I can say it is better than any wax job I've ever done. Some say it will last five years. Even if it lasts three years I'll be happy.
If $900 is for legit professional level ceramic wax and not some spray on stuff that's a steal. Never heard of it going that cheap. I would do that in a heartbeat.
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We live in Jax and own an Entegra Odyssey 27u. Where did you get the ceramic done and what was the approx cost?
Perfect Shine in Yulee did the work. They bid $2K and we settled on $1750. I have a 22" Jay Flight 7 SLT STX. 904-575-0258
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