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Ceramic Coating a 2017 Ford Escape SE

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Day 1 - 10/6/18

  • Cleaned Wheels/Tires/Wheel Wells
  • Cleaned Engine
  • Washed Car (2 Buckets/2 Grit Guards) w/ Pressure Washer and Foam Cannon
  • Decontaminated Car w/ Iron Remover
  • Clayed Car
  • Dried Car/Wheels/Engine/Etc.

 

Day 1 -  Products

  • Car Shampoo
  • Iron Remover
  • Clay Mitt
  • Visco Clay Bar
  • Detail Spray
  • Deep Wheel Cleaner (Older Product)
  • Foam Cannon
  • Pressure Washer
  • Eco All Purpose Cleaner
  • Tire and Rubber Cleaner

 

Day 2 - 10/7/18

  • Polished Car with Flex 3401/Adams Swirl Killer Mini

 

Day 2 - Products

  • Detail Spray
  • Finishing Polish
  • White Polishing Pad

 

Day 3 - 10/8/18

  • Prepared Trim, Windshield, Trim for Coating with Coating Prep
  • Ceramic Coated Paint/Door Jams
  • Ceramic Coated Trim/Engine Plastics
  • Ceramic Coated Glass (All windows)
  • Clean/Condition/Vacuum Interior Interior

 

Day 3 - Products

  • Ceramic Trim Coating 4H version (First Version)
  • Ceramic Trim Coating 9H version
  • FICTECH CAR LIFT WINDSHIELD 30ML GLASS COATING (NON ADAMS PRODUCT)
  • Coating Prep
  • Leather Conditioner
  • Leather and Interior Cleaner (50/50 Diluted in Distilled Water)
  • Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner
  • Eco All Purpose Cleaner
  • Weathertech Mat Cleaner
  • Weathertech Mat Conditioner

 

Day 4 - 10/9/18

  • Let Coatings Cure

 

Day 5 - 10/10/18

  • Wipe down paint with Ceramic Boost
  • Add VRT to Tires
  • Apply In Out Spray Engine areas not ceramic coated
  • Spray front plastic wheel wells with Invisible Undercarriage Spray
  • Wipe Down Glass

 

Day 5 Products

  • Ceramic Boost (v. 1)
  • VRT
  • Invisible Undercarriage Spray

 

Notes:

 

The is was my first Ceramic Coating attempt. It wasn't too bad. The Adams Ceramic Paint Coating came off pretty easy. I allowed it to cure for 3-5 minutes on timer. I checked if the surface was "tacky" like Adam said in his video and removed the coating. The Trim Coating was easy to apply. The windshield coatings instructions weren't as detailed as Adams instructions are. I hope Adams get their own version of this product soon. 

 

It was a labor intensive effort. It isn't hard to do, it is just time consuming. I was fortunate my car didn't have many swirls. I only had to  use the Adams Finishing Polish. 

 

The car looks pretty good in my opinion. Let's hope the coating last a long time. I know it's only a Ford Escape but is is my daily driver and it should be easier to clean from this point on for a year or two. 

 

 

 

 

Edited by BigBlue2007

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Wow! thats awesome Jason! good job! I drive an escape too. its a 13 so not as new but I really like the new body styles. I was debating ceramic coating but I was scared i was gonna mess it up. So i ceramic waxed instead. How hard was it on a scale of 1-10 to install?

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1 minute ago, ObsessedDetailer said:

Wow! thats awesome Jason! good job! I drive an escape too. its a 13 so not as new but I really like the new body styles. I was debating ceramic coating but I was scared i was gonna mess it up. So i ceramic waxed instead. How hard was it on a scale of 1-10 to install?

Thanks!

 

The Ceramic Coating process wasn't that hard. I'd say a 2. You just have to work in sections and work your way around the vehicles in 3-5 minute increments or until it gets "tacky" to the touch.

Edited by BigBlue2007

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Looks like a tough color to get gloss out of, but I’d say you knocked it out of the park. Looks great!

 

Very nice write up too 👍🏼

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1 minute ago, 98BlackSierra said:

Looks like a tough color to get gloss out of, but I’d say you knocked it out of the park. Looks great!

 

Very nice write up too 👍🏼

Thank you. 

 

It is tough color to get gloss out of. 

It's almost impossible to find swirls too. I put it under LEDs, Halogen, Sun, Moon, etc. They're hard to find.

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@BigBlue2007 Great write up and detail job!  Looks great and thanks for sharing your first time ceramics experience!  I have not done a ceramic coat yet myself but I plan on doing it for my truck at some point.

 

Don’t worry about the neighbors, they are the insane ones 😉!

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Your work list made me tired just reading it. I think I’ll have a beer.  🍺

 

 

BTW: That Escape didn’t look that good leaving the factory, great work!

 

 

Edited by Captain Slow

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15 hours ago, Captain Slow said:

Your work list made me tired just reading it. I think I’ll have a beer.  🍺

 

 

BTW: That Escape didn’t look that good leaving the factory, great work!

 

 

Thanks! 

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On 10/11/2018 at 8:21 PM, Captain Slow said:

Your work list made me tired just reading it. I think I’ll have a beer.  🍺

 

 

BTW: That Escape didn’t look that good leaving the factory, great work!

 

 

BTW... I love your Chevy SS. Nice car.

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