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      10-10-2021, 08:00 AM   #1
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Film and ceramic coating installer in SoFl

Any recommendations for an installer near Boca Raton? I guess products have evolved since I did my M6 in 2014 so product recommendations are welcome, too !

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I was referred to these guys wheny dad got his Macan. They do ALL PPF etc for the Collection dealerships in Miami.

He ended up not doing PPF, but I was very impressed with the conversations I had with them.

Office: 786-268-7501

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I'm in Boca - Ecophant did my ceramic and window tint and they also do PPF although I didnt go that direction. Highly recommended among the local exotic owners. Excellent work and fair pricing. They also do mobile detailing.

Tell Mauricio Chris with the Dravit M3 sent you.

https://ecophantauto.com/
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I'm in Boca - Ecophant did my ceramic and window tint and they also do PPF although I didnt go that direction. Highly recommended among the local exotic owners. Excellent work and fair pricing. They also do mobile detailing.

Tell Mauricio Chris with the Dravit M3 sent you.

https://ecophantauto.com/
Thanks, will check with him. They are actually right across the street from my office!

I am (supposedly) a W41´er so I have plenty of time to plan for this. Thinking of ceramic and window tint.
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I did the silver level ceramic, tint and ppf on the headlights. Very happy with results. One suggestion maybe pass on the windshield coating that comes with some of the ceramic packages, it made my wipers chatter and i had to polish it off. A common issue apparently.
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How long did the ceramic take? I understand it is supposed to be kept out of the elements for at least 24 hours after application...

Also, what was the price for the full ceramic coat? Ballpark is fine.

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How long did the ceramic take? I understand it is supposed to be kept out of the elements for at least 24 hours after application...

Also, what was the price for the full ceramic coat? Ballpark is fine.

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The silver level package was $1500 and I couldnt wash the car for 2 weeks. It cures enough to get wet in 24hours. They actually finished late one afternoon but held the car another day to make sure it cured correctly in their shop.
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The silver level package was $1500 and I couldnt wash the car for 2 weeks. It cures enough to get wet in 24hours. They actually finished late one afternoon but held the car another day to make sure it cured correctly in their shop.
Thanks! Might be worth the drive to go someplace with hands on recommendations.
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The silver level package was $1500 and I couldnt wash the car for 2 weeks. It cures enough to get wet in 24hours. They actually finished late one afternoon but held the car another day to make sure it cured correctly in their shop.


how long does the silver package last for? i know these coatings have time tables on longevity.. which is wierd to me..
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how long does the silver package last for? i know these coatings have time tables on longevity.. which is wierd to me..
The company's website has all the details of the varying levels. I believe silver is 5 yes, but I'm not completely sure.

The ceramic coating wears down over time, albeit very slowly. Hence the time frames. If you use a "reloader" or maintenance ceramic spray you can help prolong it. Griot's Ceramic Spray (the neon green one) is a great product for that.
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The company's website has all the details of the varying levels. I believe silver is 5 yes, but I'm not completely sure.

The ceramic coating wears down over time, albeit very slowly. Hence the time frames. If you use a "reloader" or maintenance ceramic spray you can help prolong it. Griot's Ceramic Spray (the neon green one) is a great product for that.
I use and the dealer recommended Carpro Reload every few months.
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Carpro is also good, as is Hydrosilex and a couple others. I saw a great comparison video where the Griots blew the others away in longevity. I switched to it and have been very happy.

Most would likely be sufficient as a topper for a ceramic coat. I use the t as the only shield (no true ceramic) so the longevity is important to me.
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