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Old 07-13-2017, 10:03 PM
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Has anyone used Ceramic Pro or other ceramic coatings on the Eclass? Can you recommend someone in the Toronto Area?

My dealer was offering the electronic rust control module and I declined it as I have read that it does not work. He told me that Mercedes does not recommend rust sprays. This seems unlikely to me. What have you heard and have you used rust proofing sprays? Thanks!
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Has anyone used Ceramic Pro or other ceramic coatings on the Eclass? Can you recommend someone in the Toronto Area?

My dealer was offering the electronic rust control module and I declined it as I have read that it does not work. He told me that Mercedes does not recommend rust sprays.
This seems unlikely to me. What have you heard and have you used rust proofing sprays? Thanks!
No manufacturer recommends rustproofing because its pure BS, in fact, it may promote corrosion if it blocks the water draining gutters. Moreover new vehicles are made with aluminum and plastic plus every exposed steel part is coated, ergo, many vehicles are virtually corrosion proof.
Ceramic coatings are also mostly snake oil basicly a longer lasting polymer based wax that contains ceramic microparticles which more than anything serve as an abrasive. Contrary to the BS it doesnt form a ceramic "shield" of any sort which would take a kiln to melt it.
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No manufacturer recommends rustproofing because its pure BS, in fact, it may promote corrosion if it blocks the water draining gutters. Moreover new vehicles are made with aluminum and plastic plus every exposed steel part is coated, ergo, many vehicles are virtually corrosion proof.
Ceramic coatings are also mostly snake oil basicly a longer lasting polymer based wax that contains ceramic microparticles which more than anything serve as an abrasive. Contrary to the BS it doesnt form a ceramic "shield" of any sort which would take a kiln to melt it.
No car manifacturer is in the business of making rusty cars or short lived paint if there was some magic potion out there they would use it!
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No manufacturer recommends rustproofing because its pure BS, in fact, it may promote corrosion if it blocks the water draining gutters. Moreover new vehicles are made with aluminum and plastic plus every exposed steel part is coated, ergo, many vehicles are virtually corrosion proof.
Ceramic coatings are also mostly snake oil basicly a longer lasting polymer based wax that contains ceramic microparticles which more than anything serve as an abrasive. Contrary to the BS it doesnt form a ceramic "shield" of any sort which would take a kiln to melt it.
Did we go to the same school?
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Did we go to the same school?
where did you go?
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where did you go?
I was just agreeing with your common sense on guns and rustproofing. Doubtful we attended the same university since I went to university in Canada.

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Originally Posted by torca2017 View Post
Has anyone used Ceramic Pro or other ceramic coatings on the Eclass? Can you recommend someone in the Toronto Area?

My dealer was offering the electronic rust control module and I declined it as I have read that it does not work. He told me that Mercedes does not recommend rust sprays. This seems unlikely to me. What have you heard and have you used rust proofing sprays? Thanks!
I have applied ceramic coating to my CLS. So far so good, try it, you will be happy with the extended protection.
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I have Opticoat Pro+ and happy with it- 7yr warranty and supposedly doesn't wear off (any more than a traditional clearcoat, that is).
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I was just agreeing with your common sense on guns and rustproofing. Doubtful we attended the university since I went to university in Canada.
And I PR!
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What is the best rust protection ? Can someone please recommend.
I live in Toronto area.
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Simple, there is no need for additional rust protection. Again, modern vehicles replace most areas prone to rust with plastic, most exterior surfaces plus the suspesion are rust proof aluminium. Your E class' engine will probably be dead a long time before it rusts through.
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Thanks for your reply C4004 matic. I have 2016 GLE 350d it applies to this vehicle as well i believe .
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Sure does! As cars endeavor to be lighter rust will be a thing of the past. One problem however that manufactures face is how to maintain the old fashion klunk of the door since they are much lighter and "tinnier."
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Sure does! As cars endeavor to be lighter rust will be a thing of the past. One problem however that manufactures face is how to maintain the old fashion klunk of the door since they are much lighter and "tinnier."
Soft close doors. Klunk is neither expected nor required.
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Originally Posted by torca2017 View Post
Has anyone used Ceramic Pro or other ceramic coatings on the Eclass? Can you recommend someone in the Toronto Area?

My dealer was offering the electronic rust control module and I declined it as I have read that it does not work. He told me that Mercedes does not recommend rust sprays. This seems unlikely to me. What have you heard and have you used rust proofing sprays? Thanks!
MB has not recommended this for the last 30-40 yrs.
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BTW the design magno paint does have micro ceramic where it counts: IN the paint.
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