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Old 15-05-2018, 11:24 AM   #1
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Any downsides to Carpro Essence?

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I've been reading a lot of threads regarding this product and they all seem to be pretty positive. The product seems to fit my requirements in that used with a finishing/gloss pad it doesn't affect the clear coat, it's easy to apply, gives a great gloss and I can still apply wax (if I really wanted to) on top to satisfy my waxing fetish.

My paint is in good condition with just some light swirls and wash marring. I would much rather fill than correct as long as the fill lasts a respectable amount of time.

I'm just wondering if there are any downsides to this product. It's not a cheap product and I'll be investing in a DPA to apply it so just want to make sure I'm not missing something.

Thanks very much.
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Old 15-05-2018, 02:25 PM   #2
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Only thing I'd mention is that it can be a bit of a bugger to squeeze out of the small nozzle but you could cut it lower to enlarge the output area?
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I have found before, if you work it too hard or for too long then it can be a PITA to remove the residue

But it's only happened a small number of times
Normally it's a delight
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Thank you.
Has anybody applied a second coat of this some months after the initial coat? Can it be applied straight on or does the initial layer have to be removed first?

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Coincidentally I was just out in my garage and picked up my bottle of Essence that I only bought earlier this year. Appears it's out of date already, packed Apr 17, expiry Apr 18. Hopefully it will be OK.
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Coincidentally I was just out in my garage and picked up my bottle of Essence that I only bought earlier this year. Appears it's out of date already, packed Apr 17, expiry Apr 18. Hopefully it will be OK.
I've had a chat with CarPro before about the date thing
They said something about having to have dates on the bottles for the purposes of where they produce the stuff
I did ask about if the product will still be the same quality after the 'use by' but never got a reply......
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You would like to think CarPro would be able to provide a yes/no answer eh? It's a reasonable question. Maybe they just want people to assume it'll be no good and buy more?
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You would like to think CarPro would be able to provide a yes/no answer eh? It's a reasonable question. Maybe they just want people to assume it'll be no good and buy more?
CarPro are a respectable brand, I see no reason for them to be that way

The product speaks for itself and I'm sure people will be buying for that reason

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I've tried it by rotary and by hand and not had any issues with application or removal. The gloss is just great.

Only potential issue I could see is the need for it to cure for a few hours before waxing or using a coating over the top.
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Essence does remove clear coat as it has the same abrasives as their polish Reflect. If you are going to use wax I would use Reflect and not Essence. The SIO2 in Essence does not work the best with waxes. Spraying Reload over Essence works the best if you are not applying a coating over Essence. A second application of Essence would remove the first application due to the abrasives.
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