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Old 01-22-19, 04:29 PM
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It's been a while since I got to detail a car. This is a complete new car prep. I had Suntek PPF-C Ultra installed over the complete front end by Wrap Armor, Suntek CIR 35% front tint and 50% in the rear installed by Mind Automotive, and Cquartz UK 3.0 installed by myself.

This was my first time using a Cquartz coating, but I've been a huge fan of all the other Carpro products.

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This was taken when I finished applying the coating


15 hours into curing


The whole process took me about 8 hours for coating install with breaks/lunch or 6 hours of actual working time. The car itself is 1 month old and has less than 1k miles. There were only a few light scratches here and there.
Car wash - 30 Minutes
Clay bar - 35 Minutes
Single Stage polishing - 2.5 hours
Carpro Eraser wipe down - 20 minutes
Cquarts UK application - 1.75 hours.

Some notes from my experience with Cquartz UK 3.0
- This is one of the most forgiving coatings that I've ever worked with. Some of the marks were able to be wiped off up to 45 minutes later.
- I used less than I was expecting to. I bought a 50mL bottle thinking I'd use around 35mL, but in reality I used about 15-20mL for the entire car.
- This product clogs the towels much quicker than other coatings. I found myself changing towels often which is annoying because the towels are trash once the coating touches it.
- The smell isn't as strong compared to other coatings I've used.

*Edit* Adding a photo of the beading after full cure/ 1 week

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Old 01-27-19, 03:50 PM
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Gave my new beater a mild polish and full detail the other day! Posting the pictures today as the weather man behaved very well today in Connecticut!

Clayed Bar
Polished with Gyeon Compound & Polish
Prepped with Gyeon Primer
Coated with CarPro Essence & Insulator Wax
Sealed with Sonax Spray Can Ceramic Coating

Iím obsessed with this color - Matador Red Mica! Itís my first Lexus in that color and I love it 😍Also, Windows were tinted yesterday by a good friend of mine!

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Some photos! Love that red 😍
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Matador Red Mica
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Thanks here it is tinted and waxed
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Here's 3 of mine, 18 hours of prep work and then ceramic coated. I'm getting ready to do my LS400 this coming week! Bring the ABM back to life!




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Had some Cquarts UK 3.0 left over, so I decided to coat some wheels. The wheels are brand new, so I did minimal prep work. I spent about 15 minutes per wheel wiping them down with carpro eraser. Each wheel took about 30 minutes to coat since I split it up into 12 sections. Ends up working out to 3 hours/45 minutes per wheel to coat them inside and out.





Now the wheels are fully cured, I regret not using a clay bar as part of the prep process. There are a few spots that are still rough.
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