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Old 22-01-2016, 09:49 PM   #1
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Removing Gtechnic coating

So i have a 65 plate Golf R that was coated with C1 & EXO by a reputable detailer (lack of home cleaning facilities put me out of the detailing game for 2 years and consequently started using a local company) from day 2 of ownership and has been maintained with them regularly now 4 months old.

Anyway to cut a long story short I've never been totally happy with the finish as it shows application lines when its wet but crucially the beading has pretty much stopped altogether. Its only ever had PH neutral snow foam and autoglym shampoo used when i have maintenance washes so no TFR or other nasties have been near it. This is by no means a Gtechnic bashing thread but having spent a considerable amount of money having it applied in the first place I want to remove and rectify the problem myself. Im not interested in taking it back or complaining its just a life lesson.

My question is how best to remove the remaining C1 & EXO to allow me to apply a fresh coating?

Any advice appreciated.

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Old 22-01-2016, 09:57 PM   #2
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Sorry?

The you've paid good money for a bloke to apply a coating, he's ****ed it up and you don't want to take it back?

Where's the logic in that, I'd be wanting a refund
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Old 22-01-2016, 10:04 PM   #3
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Mmmmmm I would certainly be beating a path to his door.
Unless there's more to this story that we are not privvy too
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Just tell him you own a gun
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HAHA I do own a gun...! I know it seems madness but I can't be arsed with the aggro of a refund and I'm just not sure I trust them to rectify it again.

Any suggestions on removal?
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I'm with Kimo on this, I would be looking for some recompense.
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He hasn't got to rectify it. If he is approved to apply it then I'm sure Rob at gtech will come along with his lab rays and find out what's gone wrong.
If you want it off clay the bugger then machine it.
Personally I think that's stupidity though but that's my opinion
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Old 22-01-2016, 10:42 PM   #8
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I can understand your logic. If money is not the option and you just can't be arsed.

As mentioned above a good clay session and a machine polish will definitely remove all traces of C1.

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Old 22-01-2016, 10:58 PM   #9
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I'd personally get a couple of good coats of C2v3 over the top and see if it hides the application lines any better, for the sake of a few quid and very little time.

THEN think about APC'ing, claying, machining etc etc
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Thanks for the replies, I will have a chat with Gtechnic before I do anything. From reading their FAQ's it looks like it may be possible to decontaminate he paint and layer the EXO again so Ill call them first.
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