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Dreamer    92

I had one of my cars done and it looks amazing. I’d be interested to know if it would make a difference for my Enzo hull as well. Maybe the end of the year lake water slime will come off easier.

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Gdmatson    26

I read, read and read. Being fairly proficient at gelcoat, and reading some of the “not worth it” comments, I decided against it. We bought a black hull Ri and after sliding our butts up the side to get in when it was on the hoist, the were tons of visible scratches in just the first 2 weeks. I immediately pulled the boat and decided to go ceramic. The best way to describe the results, is to think of it encapsulated in glass. Not one new scratch the rest of last year. It’s like it’s permanently waxed and therefore cleans really easy. You will still get water spots, but they harmlessly wipe off with just soap/water. In my humble opinion, it was a great decision and will do it on any new boats going forward. A great sealant or wax does not compare when it comes to surface protection. I’ve owned boats for 21 years and have tried almost everything. Good luck!

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Packrat    12

What product brand/series of ceramic did you use?

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Gdmatson    26

I got it from Marine Nano Shop in Florida. He has 2 grades. I went with the consumer  not the professional. It’s more than enough durability and he mentioned the pro grade would need to be wet sanded of if I screwed up. Extremely happy with the consumer grade durability. If you look at the various ceramic products for consumers, they all seem to come in the same bottle with a different sticker. It appears as there’s one manufacturer and they private label for the vendors.

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h20king    795

We are having our boat done soon so ill share my thoughts after 

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sporte77    4

I did mine using Marine Nano Shop.  Easy wipe now.  We will see how durable it is after this coming summer is over.  Cost me about $300 (plus I bought a couple DA buffers).  Took me about a day to polish the previous coat of wax off with MNS's polish & then their wipe down (mostly alcohol).  The application went faster, about 6 hours.  I had leftovers - so I did my trailer.  The stuff goes a long way. 

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