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What did you do to your truck when you first took delivery as far as paint protection and interior protection against the elements? did the dealer try to seek you a product and did you take it?
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What did you do to your truck when you first took delivery as far as paint protection and interior protection against the elements? did the dealer try to seek you a product and did you take it?
I know it's not intuitive here. But the topic should belong under:
Washing / Waxing / Detailing - Honda Ridgeline Owners Club Forums

I know you were under the 2G thread and saw no sub-topic. So your thinking was probably to go UP one level under the Honda Ridgeline forum to see the Paint type threads. But you need to go up yet another level... Under Honda Accessories, Care..etc

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I know it's not intuitive here. But the topic should belong under:
Washing / Waxing / Detailing - Honda Ridgeline Owners Club Forums

I know you were under the 2G thread and saw no sub-topic. So your thinking was probably to go UP one level under the Honda Ridgeline forum to see the Paint type threads. But you need to go up yet another level... Under Honda Accessories, Care..etc

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Why, it's not like there is so much on this forum that it should be moved.
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Why, it's not like there is so much on this forum that it should be moved.
Eh, just @Carsmak I think was venting a little that we don't place our topics in the proper spot... so that people can find them.

No big deal to me, just trying to be helpful and mention something if I catch it. Here's the comment:
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Re: Surface protection

I did ceramic tint and OptiCoat Pro on the paint. But, I always do that on my vehicles. I makes it a ton easier to wash them for the next several years.

I skip the dealer stuff, since I am willing to pay to get it done right after delivery.

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I did ceramic tint and OptiCoat Pro on the paint. But, I always do that on my vehicles. I makes it a ton easier to wash them for the next several years.

I skip the dealer stuff, since I am willing to pay to get it done right after delivery.
how good is that ceramic coat? I am thinking it might work well for the wheel wells and undercarriage in really muddy, nasty areas.

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No dealer options for me - too expensive & questionable quality imho. I put a coat of Wolfgang paint sealer on it & used their leather cleaner & conditioner on the inside. Even my service advisor was impressed with the results.
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I did ceramic tint and OptiCoat Pro on the paint. But, I always do that on my vehicles. I makes it a ton easier to wash them for the next several years.

I skip the dealer stuff, since I am willing to pay to get it done right after delivery.

How much is the OptiCoat Pro roughly?
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how good is that ceramic coat? I am thinking it might work well for the wheel wells and undercarriage in really muddy, nasty areas.
Ceramic Coating is different than the tint type product that @Andrew diamond is referring too. I think it would be a waste of money to put in wheel wells. It wouldn't last long there.

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