So I did a lot of research and decided I wanted to ceramic 9h coat my truck. Surprisingly there's a lot of hydrophobic coating products out there and they all start around $50 for a 30ml bottle. Surprisingly most of these products are not labeled as 9h and there's no way to truly verify if they are.
I ended up getting three samples and trying all of them before I decided. I got a sample of the CeramicPRO 9h, the cquartz finest, and the Liquid Armour 9h. I'm still not 100% percent sure if the cquartz is truly 9h or not.
I'll say this first, if you're lucky enough to get a sample of the "CeramicPRO 9H" or "Cquartz Finest" product you're going to realize that you cannot buy it on the open market and that it can only be detailer applied. This is a big problem because the minimum cost quotes that I got were between $1,500 and $1,800 without paint correction. The detailers I talked to told me that it's not a product that just anyone can apply and I kind of gathered that from some of the videos because they talk about high spots when applying it.
That's when I stumbled across another detailer who is using a product called Liquid Armour. He said the company contacted him and ask him to compare their product to the Ceramic Pro 9H and Cquartz that he was currently using. They sent him a sample and he said now he won't use anything else. I asked what the benefits were, and he said it's simple, it's an easier to apply and better product and the price point is far better. He quoted me $600 plus $200 for paint correction to do my Titan XD.
I figured I'd ask him the million dollar question, what is the price difference between the 3. He said the CeramicPRO 9h is $225 for 50ml and $1200 for 500ml. (What!!) The cquartz finest was similar. He wouldn't give me his dealer price for the Liquid Armour, understandable
He gave me a sample of the CP, and CQ and I went home and tried them for myself. And holy crap he was right the liquid Armour product is far easier to use and the results in my opinion are better. Ceramic Pro 9h did not yield as shiny a surface and that's why I guess they have to apply the ceramic pro light over the top of it. The cquartz seem to me to be exactly like the ceramic Pro. Both get very sticky very fast and it's hard to get an even Sheen. I guess this is why they recommend having it professionally done.
The liquid armour formulation from what I get is a more advanced new formulation. It spreads out much smoother and it buffs to an incredible glossy finish and makes the paint look so deep. The metallic in my paint is like on steroids. It applied very easily and drys in about 24 hours. I ended up getting the 100ml kit for a hundred bucks and did my wife's car my truck and I'm going to do my boat. The two microfiber towels or very high quality compared to what you get in the stores.
Their website was a little hard to find so here's the link: https://www.liquidarmour.co
I just coated my truck last night so I will post some pictures once I can take it outside later today.