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  1. Thread: Essence Plus

    by The Guz
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    Per the product description. Q. Can I use...

    Per the product description.

    Q. Can I use Essence Plus underneath CQuartz like I did with Essence?
    A. No, this is not a primer like Essence is. Coatings will not bond on top! If used...
  2. You are going to have to give it a deep clean...

    You are going to have to give it a deep clean especially now that you put UK and then use a trim restorer.
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    That is correct. If you want to add a little...

    That is correct. If you want to add a little more gloss then Essence would be the way to go as the silica will cure as well as add a bit more durability to the coating. But the paint looks great...
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    Welcome to the forum. Plenty of people have...

    Welcome to the forum. Plenty of people have coated motorcycles of various types. DLUX is going to be the option for high heat. It might not last that long on the cylinder heads as the heat might...
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    They do not leave protection behind. They are...

    They do not leave protection behind. They are both finishing polishes. The difference between the two is that Essence deposits a layer of SiO2 on the surface and is considered a primer polish for...
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    Welcome to the forum. First thing I will say to...

    Welcome to the forum. First thing I will say to skip the cover.

    You are going to have to see how the coating reacts on a couple panels to give you an idea of how long you need to let it sit. ...
  7. CarPro EcH20 which is a versatile waterless wash...

    CarPro EcH20 which is a versatile waterless wash concentrate or you can use Elixir if you want some protection.
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    Welcome to the forum

    Welcome to the forum
  9. Thread: Dlux

    by The Guz
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    It will work. The only thing I noticed is that...

    It will work. The only thing I noticed is that it does not last as long as it does on clear coated wheels. Bare metal will still oxidize but the coating will slow it down.
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    Welcome. Great looking Camaro.

    Welcome. Great looking Camaro.
  11. Thread: Procedure

    by The Guz
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    Now I am not doubting you on the finish. But...

    Now I am not doubting you on the finish. But claying introduces marring that is removed by polishing. If it is a lighter colored vehicle it is less noticeable as they hide paint defects. It is not...
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    My preference is either the CarPro towels like...

    My preference is either the CarPro towels like the one included in the CQ Lite kit or the edgeless 300 from the rag company for coatings.
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  13. Thread: Procedure

    by The Guz
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    I guess I am still not sure if you are planning...

    I guess I am still not sure if you are planning to apply a coating or not? You mention kit? What kit are you referring to?
  14. Thread: Procedure

    by The Guz
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    Welcome to the forum. What are you trying to...

    Welcome to the forum.

    What are you trying to achieve? Are you going to apply a ceramic coating? Eraser will do best on dry paint for it to work.

    Which orange microfiber towel? Which...
  15. I have not used the gyeon or rag company version....

    I have not used the gyeon or rag company version. I have used the CarPro microfiber and it is pretty soft. The only thing I don't like is that it only has one side so it requires constant dunking...
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    From CarPro. Does Ech2o have protection in...

    From CarPro.

    Does Ech2o have protection in it?

    Ech2o does have some Sio2 (quartz) protection in it BUT its main focus is on safely cleaning and glossing a variety of surfaces.

    Decon wash...
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    I have a;ways wondered if cquartz leather coating...

    I have a;ways wondered if cquartz leather coating coating would work as it is designed for leather and vinyl. I just don't know how it would hold up to external weather. The other would be cquartz...
  18. As I mention many times in other forums. ...

    As I mention many times in other forums. Fighting dust is a losing battle. You are changing the behavior on the surface by “rubbing” it and creating a static charge.

    The wiping of the towel...
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    I agree. You have the option to use Essence Plus...

    I agree. You have the option to use Essence Plus which will fill to a degree. It’s not a miracle product.
  20. A prep wipe is key to have the surface clean for...

    A prep wipe is key to have the surface clean for the coating to bond. Eraser is a safer option than IPA for the reasons I mentioned. Also just be aware that these panel preps are designed to remove...
  21. You should not need to use something so...

    You should not need to use something so aggressive. A regular car shampoo will work just fine with the occasional decon.
  22. Thread: Pre-Wash foam?

    by The Guz
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    Reset is going to be your best option from...

    Reset is going to be your best option from Carpro. You will be using contact on most washes.
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    You don’t have to use it if the car is going to...

    You don’t have to use it if the car is going to stay in the garage for a week.

    You will also be fine using it after the first wash.
  24. 1. I would apply 2 layers of Lite during initial...

    1. I would apply 2 layers of Lite during initial application. I don't use hydro2. But you have the option to use Reload as the last layer to protect the coating from water spots during the 5-7 day...
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    I know Sandro from Car Craft Detailing showed...

    I know Sandro from Car Craft Detailing showed that he has done it on his channel. I just used it but topped it off with a spray coating. Who knows if longevity is affected.
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