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    ScottHD ceramic coating test 2 year update thoughts?

    The YouTuber ScottHD dropped his Ďfinalí* video of his Ceramic Coating video today. Iím not sure what to make of it. The hood that sits out back of his shop has reached 2 years and he tested the hydrophobicity (ie rinsed it) and then decon and clayed. Was really surprised that some of the Chinese coatings were still there and GTechniq CSL wasnít.

    * think he said he was going to leave it a month and see if the decon/clay hadnít given a temporary result.

    it did confirm that CQUK3 was one of the top.

    what do yíall think of his results, testing methodology, etc?

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    Re: ScottHD ceramic coating test 2 year update thoughts?

    Stopped paying attention to him after all his Pan jealousy and hate. Tunimg in more for [mention]The Guz [/mention] current coating tests.

    Imitally though.... wasnít excited about the products Scott used...


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    Re: ScottHD ceramic coating test 2 year update thoughts?

    If i was looking for a product to use on a car that was gonna sit outside on cinder blocks for 2 years, perhaps a worthwhile test.

    For a car that will actually be driven and subject to road grime, salt spray and real-world usage...not very applicable.

    Just my opinion, YMMV.
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    Re: ScottHD ceramic coating test 2 year update thoughts?

    You’d almost need a hybrid of longevity and resistance, but with consistent panel placing. Some areas of the car just get hammered more heavily.

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    Re: ScottHD ceramic coating test 2 year update thoughts?

    I fast forward through his videos. Itís not a true durability test but itís interesting to see how coatings vary in hydrophobic behavior.
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    Re: ScottHD ceramic coating test 2 year update thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by BudgetPlan1 View Post
    If i was looking for a product to use on a car that was gonna sit outside on cinder blocks for 2 years, perhaps a worthwhile test.

    For a car that will actually be driven and subject to road grime, salt spray and real-world usage...not very applicable.

    Just my opinion, YMMV.
    And yet some of the coating can`t even make it to a year, so what does that tell you?
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    Re: ScottHD ceramic coating test 2 year update thoughts?

    i like his videos. not a true real world test but the results he gets are far better then any other videos i have seen. I have CSL/CQUK3.0/SPS graphene/CSL+EXO/CQUK+Gliss on my hood right now as a real world test and CSL by itself has slightly fallen behind. Still beading strong but slightly less then the others

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    Re: ScottHD ceramic coating test 2 year update thoughts?

    I take them with a grain of salt, just like anything online. Also been following Chicago Auto pros and Pan’s long term tests. There always seems to be one ‘interesting’ result in these tests. This one, for me, was CSL. In the latest Chicago AP, it was the Optiseal (though not as much so).

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    Re: ScottHD ceramic coating test 2 year update thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cadfael View Post
    I take them with a grain of salt, just like anything online. Also been following Chicago Auto pros and Pan’s long term tests. There always seems to be one ‘interesting’ result in these tests. This one, for me, was CSL. In the latest Chicago AP, it was the Optiseal (though not as much so).
    Can I ask what the interesting results were with OptiSeal? Just curious.

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    Re: ScottHD ceramic coating test 2 year update thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by sixsix View Post
    And yet some of the coating can`t even make it to a year, so what does that tell you?
    In my experience using many coatings not a whole lot. We donít always see the persons coating application so there is always the variable of improper install. And yes that happens to the best of us regardless of experience.

    Using a particular product in ones own environment is a true test to tell if a coating is good or not.

    But most take these testing videos as gospel as cost plays a factor for a particular person. Essentially whatís best bang for the buck.

    In the end trying a coating or two is the best way for an individual to find what works for them.
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    Re: ScottHD ceramic coating test 2 year update thoughts?

    I like the fact that the tests are consistent and he repeats them to check consistency. He presents what he gets, with no hype.

    What I have found quite telling is how much more durable Exo V3 is compared to Exo v4 which continues to disappoint.
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    Re: ScottHD ceramic coating test 2 year update thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Guz View Post
    In my experience using many coatings not a whole lot. We don’t always see the persons coating application so there is always the variable of improper install. And yes that happens to the best of us regardless of experience.

    Using a particular product in ones own environment is a true test to tell if a coating is good or not.

    But most take these testing videos as gospel as cost plays a factor for a particular person. Essentially what’s best bang for the buck.

    In the end trying a coating or two is the best way for an individual to find what works for them.
    That`s true with any online review. I still rather his method over the ones that just spray APC on the panel. That tells me nothing as I don`t wash my car with an APC, but it does sit outside in the hot sun all day. I know from my own testing that most 3 year coatings won`t make it to two years. I have cquarts lite on my truck and the doors were pretty much dead after 4 months.

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    Re: ScottHD ceramic coating test 2 year update thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by sixsix View Post
    And yet some of the coating can`t even make it to a year, so what does that tell you?
    It tells me what to use on my `73 Nova sitting on jackstands in my backyard if I lived in Texas (I believe that`s where he is located). Probably doesn`t tell me what would work best on my `73 Nova sitting on jackstands in my backyard in Buffalo, NY though.
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    Re: ScottHD ceramic coating test 2 year update thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oneheadlite View Post
    Can I ask what the interesting results were with OptiSeal? Just curious.
    That it was completely gone within two weeks. I know OOS is a product that has wide variation in what people claim to get out if it (1 month to 6 months) but that seems really short.

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    Re: ScottHD ceramic coating test 2 year update thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by BudgetPlan1 View Post
    It tells me what to use on my `73 Nova sitting on jackstands in my backyard if I lived in Texas (I believe that`s where he is located). Probably doesn`t tell me what would work best on my `73 Nova sitting on jackstands in my backyard in Buffalo, NY though.
    He lives near Tyler which is Far East Texas, Piney Woods region I believe.
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