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Old 07-05-2014, 04:10 PM   #11
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Yeah shame they have gone the same way as the Car Pro coating that is pro application only. That said i can understand as if they are claiming 5 years then it will need to be prepped and applied correctly to get anywhere near than
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Old 07-05-2014, 04:18 PM   #12
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Yeah shame they have gone the same way as the Car Pro coating that is pro application only. That said i can understand as if they are claiming 5 years then it will need to be prepped and applied correctly to get anywhere near than
Not all pros can purchase it,only the those from the gtech net.
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Old 08-05-2014, 07:40 PM   #13
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Well done Rob, nice video, I am sure I could find some thing really nice to apply that to, the black Aston Martin I am re building comes straight to mind.
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Old 09-05-2014, 10:20 AM   #14
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KDS Keltec have just used this on a Bugatti Veyron, looks amazing!

Thanks for the nice comments.

here is the video you speak of.



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Old 09-05-2014, 10:39 AM   #15
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Yeah shame they have gone the same way as the Car Pro coating that is pro application only. That said i can understand as if they are claiming 5 years then it will need to be prepped and applied correctly to get anywhere near than
When Rob from Gtechniq said some time back while testing you cant remove Crystal serum with any agressive product or polish compound , the only way is to wet sand it i did think "yer ok i'm sure" .

But he is total correct , i got many training panels that i use for the KDS pupils on their master courses, one of these has Crystal Serum on the surface.

This CS coated panel has been used for 4 pupils now and we spent around 1-2 hours per pupil learning how to use a rotary before moving onto another larger panel in a darker colour training panel.

Guess what its not touched the Crystal serum at all.

This means any slight mess up with application you in big trouble with the effected areas then needing wet sanding to remove prodcut.

I have also tried removing Crystal serum while its curing (which is very short time span) and even very strong solvents really struggle in fact we marred a test panel badly trying to remove it.
To date its the only product that KDS take many extra steps (ie setting up the area, lighting and equipment) for application.

So "pro" use only is there for a very good reason.

This is the first product thats actually got me thinking WOW,, anyone that knows me personally will know i am not someone who is impressed easily or gets excited, nor do i post words like WOW/Miracle/Amazing/incredible this deserves it.

Heres is what Crystal serum looks like on a Bentley supersports.




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Old 09-05-2014, 05:30 PM   #16
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So , just to play devil's advocate !

If I had my car protected with this could I subject my car too the local "hand car wash" and emerge "unscathed" ? i.e. Swirl and mar free ?

If so how many times could I do this ?
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Looking at this product i don't think i would like to use it at all
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Old 09-05-2014, 06:25 PM   #18
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So , just to play devil's advocate !

If I had my car protected with this could I subject my car too the local "hand car wash" and emerge "unscathed" ? i.e. Swirl and mar free ?

If so how many times could I do this ?
will post some images of a test panel we did where we washed it progressively badly - ended up using 00000 grade wire wool. The Serum panel retained significantly more gloss than anything we put it up against.
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Just been conducting a quick test (albeit on a white bonnet which doesn't show this up best) to show exactly why Gtechniq Crystal Serum is an accredited only product. Left for just 2 minutes the product residue was untouched by various chemicals. Next step was 2 hits of Rupes S.p.A. Zephir with a blue MF cutting pad which still didn't remove the residue. The final step was wet sanding with 2000 grit paper which did remove the product & also much of the orange peel. Not a product for the unskilled . . .

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How much does it cost for application then? Is it out of reach of the majority of us based on the cars it's been applied to?
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