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      06-01-2019, 11:18 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by midwestbmwguy View Post
Tell me about the life of ceramic coatings? What can you expect to pay for that on an X5
Well I use all consumer grade coatings and apply them myself. Iíve been using coating for about 7 years, from my experience Iíd say 2 years with weekly washing, garage kept and maintenance sprays to take the brunt of abuse. As far as cost, that will depend on the condition of your paint. Paint prep is the most important step before applying a coating or even a wax. That will involve decontamination of the paint and polish. The polishing is where your cost can add up, I did my X5 the day after I picked it up and did not let the dealer touch my car. For me doing a one step polish took me 8 hours. Assuming you paint is in good shape I would say $1200-$1500 depending upon the product they are using. One thing, donít waste your money if your driving through a car wash. Coatings are not bullet proof, they just make maintenance super easy..