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Old 12-01-2017, 10:38 AM   #1
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little bit of advice for choosing between gtechniq & carpro

Hi Guys

I am a big fan of both of these products,

I am changing car within the next few weeks and have decided I want to ceramic coat wheels & body on the car,

I am thinking c1 & exo v3 and c5 for wheels
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Carpro cquartz uk and delux for wheels

I cant really decide between which one, cost isnt an issue

I have used cquartz before and loved it, but ive also cleaned cars for people with gtechniq applied and its a great coating too,

if you had to choose which would you choose & why?

Also maintenance wise, I am thinking carpro reset would be my best bet ? any others to consider??
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Old 12-01-2017, 10:50 AM   #2
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For the maintenance, definitely newly released carpro essense plus, which fortifies or repair the coating surface. Regular Essense is totally different as that polishes and prep the surface for coating.
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For the maintenance, definitely newly released carpro essense plus, which fortifies or repair the coating surface. Regular Essense is totally different as that polishes and prep the surface for coating.
Reset is a shampoo pal, I was meaning maintenance washes, But yes I've seen essence plus and its interesting

I just wonder how many personally have these coatings on their cars and not just people who have applied them,

I'd like opinions from people who have them on their own personal cars and how they find them months down the line etc
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I've got the car pro cquartz and delux on the wheels. It will have been on 2 years in April and it's still going strong. I use reset for washes which I love.

I top up on every wash with a spray of reload which is the best drying aid that I've used and leaves it slick and super shiny.

Mine was applied by a detailer so can't really comment on application.
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CSL for body and wheels, Exo over the top as an optional step

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Both are going to perform well, so I'd personally opt for which ever coating you find the application easier. There's not much in it for me bit I prefer the application of gtechniq coatings, but prefer the general range from carpro.

Can't like reset shampoo enough. It's a great shampoo

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CSL for body and wheels, Exo over the top as an optional step

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have you applied cquartz before? I found it relatively easy to apply, how is csl application compared to it or even to c1? thanks
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Reset is a shampoo pal, I was meaning maintenance washes, But yes I've seen essence plus and its interesting

I just wonder how many personally have these coatings on their cars and not just people who have applied them,

I'd like opinions from people who have them on their own personal cars and how they find them months down the line etc
Hmm, sorry about not understanding at first. I personally used the CQUK couple of monthes ago, I don't think it gets any easier to apply than that especially it is designed suitable for colder temperature. I liked the fact that I can immediately wipe off and leveling the residue after applying CQUK other coating may need some waiting after the application.
A year ago, I applied Kamikaze Miyabe coat followed by ISM coat and they are superb in quality but seem to take twice as long to fully cure in the colder temperature.

It's just that when my car was daily driven and frequently washing and wiping, the swirl mark or even light scratches were inevitable even after ceramic coating. When you said 'maintenance' my mind was fixated on about how to prolong the life of the coating.
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I've got the car pro cquartz and delux on the wheels. It will have been on 2 years in April and it's still going strong. I use reset for washes which I love.

I top up on every wash with a spray of reload which is the best drying aid that I've used and leaves it slick and super shiny.

Mine was applied by a detailer so can't really comment on application.
I have, and do, exactly the same.

I applied the CQuartz myself. I'm pretty sure it was the high humidity the day I did it, but I found that it was quite stubborn to buff off once applied. I also have the same issue with Reload to a lesser extent in that it needs a little elbow grease to buff off - although I do think it's moisture related again. (I live on the west coast of Ireland and the humidity is rarely below 75%).

I'm very happy with CQuartz, it has been a very durable coating and once it's regularly topped up with Reload I think it greatly extends its life. I use Reset too and it's excellent, it really rejuvenates the look of the car. I've tested it against other shampoos and to my eye there's definitely a difference.
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