Do any of y'all seal, wax or ceramic coat your tractor??

   / Do any of y'all seal, wax or ceramic coat your tractor?? #51  
A thought occurred to me today when I was applying a DIY "Ceramic coat" to my car this morning, now I'm curious if any of y'all do any kind of paint protection on your tractors?

For those with older tractors and you don't see a need, I fully understand & no need to reply; But for those with newer tractors that feel there is an advantage to protect paint, make it easier to wash off the dirt and grime every few weeks, what have you done and does it make routine cleaning any easier?

In my case, I did a full detail on one of our cars using many steps and got to thinking that maybe I should try to do something to the paint on my Kioti that's coming up on 2 yrs old ... Couldn't care less about shine and such, but does it help with wash downs? If my tractor is super dirty, I'll hit it with a car foam cannon and then just pressure wash it, always gets most of the dirt and grime off.

In my car's case, 2nd owner with over 52K miles, drive it weekly and not a "garage queen" paint job by any means, so it was a full wash, iron decontamination, clay bar, then get out the buffer to do swirl remover and apply a polish, then prep the surface with Isopropyl alcohol and apply 2 coats of Meguiars M888 "beyond ceramic" coating, way more than I'd do for the tractor, lol

While I'd never go to that level of paint correction on my tractor, I do wonder if a good wash / decon / ceramic coat would be worthwhile to keep the paint looking decent on a 2 yr old tractor and making washes easier / faster for years to come? Keep paint from fading just a little while longer? Or, will applying something like a "ceramic coat" just get beat to hell and wear off too quickly (considering grease, oil, etc) to make a difference in the long run?

Pics below of the car detail, and I certainly wouldn't need such a finish on the tractor, but if a ceramic coat helps preserve the paint, I might consider spending some time applying it to the tractor as I have lots of product left over....

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Constructive thoughts / comments? (and yes, I'm well aware it's a tractor, it is & will continue to be beat up), but simply curious if others have applied any type of protection and seen a noticeable long-wearing difference when washing off the day's or week's grime, prevent fading, etc??

Thanks all & best regards,
Greg
Ahh, the C7.
The most beautiful, cohesively designed Vette since the C2.
I'd rather have yours than any C8 in existence.
I wax my tractor once per year but I never thought of using ceramic coatings.
Will give it a try.
 
   / Do any of y'all seal, wax or ceramic coat your tractor?? #52  
If you have enough time on your hands to wax or creosote your tractor, I'm pretty sure you don't really need a tractor. I get the idea of washing it off from time to time, but anything beyond that is down right disturbing.
This will probably really disturb you. I wash and wax all my vehicles.
 
   / Do any of y'all seal, wax or ceramic coat your tractor?? #53  
A lot of us have spent hard earned money on our tractors and other vehicles and we like to keep them clean and shiny. Some people take care of their things, and some people don't. I, as many others on here was taught to take care of our things.
If I do decide to sell my tractor in the future, it will bring more than I paid.
 
   / Do any of y'all seal, wax or ceramic coat your tractor?? #54  
I usually deep clean my tractor twice a year, spring and fall. Before mowing seasons and after mowing season. And the only wax I use is Honda Polish that I use on all my motorcycles, it is a spray on and wipe quick detailer and helps with UV fading etc.
The same thing I use on my Honda Valkyrie Interstate Bike and Trike
 
   / Do any of y'all seal, wax or ceramic coat your tractor?? #55  
A lot of us have spent hard earned money on our tractors and other vehicles and we like to keep them clean and shiny. Some people take care of their things, and some people don't. I, as many others on here was taught to take care of our things.
If I do decide to sell my tractor in the future, it will bring more than I paid.
I'll bet if figured out how much time I spend on over maintaining my equipment and compared that with my higher resale price when I sold, that the hourly savings I earned would have exceeded the wage I earned at work.
 
   / Do any of y'all seal, wax or ceramic coat your tractor?? #56  
What I don't understand is this trade business. My new tractor is a 1974 and I still farm with the 820 John Deere I ran in high school. Stubborn I reckon.
 
   / Do any of y'all seal, wax or ceramic coat your tractor?? #57  
I'm a newer tractor owner, and for what I paid for it you betcha I am going to wash it and wax it! lol. I use this on it because you can basically spray it on anything and wipe it off without leaving any residue behind.

 
   / Do any of y'all seal, wax or ceramic coat your tractor?? #58  
I don't even wash my truck these days; when we had a paved driveway I'd wash my truck almost weekly. Then my wife started to complain I liked my truck more than her, so I stopped washing it. That was about 15 years ago.

Now, well, this dirt drive doesn't lend itself to cleanliness.
 
   / Do any of y'all seal, wax or ceramic coat your tractor?? #59  
Then my wife started to complain I liked my truck more than her, so I stopped washing it.
Mine has tried that crap on me for awhile and for the record I STILL cleaned and always will. Funny thing is she preferred having them clean even when she was complaining.
 
 
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