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Never had ceramic coating on any of my previous cars but thought I would try it on my new CX30. Think I got a pretty good deal. I got a 3 year service plan which means I can get up to 6 additional coatings over the next 3 years. They did everything on car including the cladding, wheels and engine compartment. Got the plan for $400 US which was 20% off.

I was wondering what the cost in the US would be.
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Nicee! I don't have the price for the us but it looks sharp and I feel you got a pretty good deal. Did it also make the plastic cladding shinier or is it just me?
 

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Nicee! I don't have the price for the us but it looks sharp and I feel you got a pretty good deal. Did it also make the plastic cladding shinier or is it just me?
Yes all the plastic is shinier. They told me the more coats that go on the shinier it will get. Sure beats putting on 20 coats of wax. lol
 

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The entire vehicle for $400?
Yes, What would it cost stateside? Labor is REAL cheap in Thailand. The minimum wage is 300 baht a day which equals about $10.00 a DAY. It really doesn't pay to do your own labor here. To give you some perspective I have a classic 65 Oldsmobile Cutlass and when I bought it only the drivers side power window would go up and down and the 2 speed wipers only had one speed, very slow. So I bought it to this electrician guy who rebuilds automotive generators and alternators and asked if he could fix my car. 3 days later all the windows and wipers worked perfectly. He had cleaned and rebuilt all the motors. The cost was 1500 baht ($50.00 US). I gave him 2000 and he was so happy. A week later my car wouldn't start and he came out to the house and replaced a relay and wouldn't take any money. In the 13 years years I have lived here (I am originally from the US) I have countless stories of how cheap the labor is here and the quality of work is very good.
 

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Yes, What would it cost stateside? Labor is REAL cheap in Thailand. The minimum wage is 300 baht a day which equals about $10.00 a DAY. It really doesn't pay to do your own labor here. To give you some perspective I have a classic 65 Oldsmobile Cutlass and when I bought it only the drivers side power window would go up and down and the 2 speed wipers only had one speed, very slow. So I bought it to this electrician guy who rebuilds automotive generators and alternators and asked if he could fix my car. 3 days later all the windows and wipers worked perfectly. He had cleaned and rebuilt all the motors. The cost was 1500 baht ($50.00 US). I gave him 2000 and he was so happy. A week later my car wouldn't start and he came out to the house and replaced a relay and wouldn't take any money. In the 13 years years I have lived here (I am originally from the US) I have countless stories of how cheap the labor is here and the quality of work is very good.
How do you like living there? I do not have a big net worth US wise.... But there I could live like a king. What do you think of the culture? Do they speak English?
 

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How do you like living there? I do not have a big net worth US wise.... But there I could live like a king. What do you think of the culture? Do they speak English?
I have a Thai wife and speak some Thai so it is easy for me to live here in a semi rural area. About 50% of Thais in the tourist cities, Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket and some in the northern city of Chaing Mai, speak English. Outside of those cities maybe 10%. Of course the COL in those cities are higher. Best to vacation here and check it out, that's what I did. Took a couple vacations here and checked out the country. Buddhist culture is way laid back and very friendly. Their motto is "Mai Pen Rai" which loosely translated means, "Don't worry about it".

Right now all the boarders are closed due to Covid so no tourists until some time in 2021.
 
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