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Old 05-11-2017, 11:19 AM   #1
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Winter Top up protection for over Gtechniq CSL + EXO ?

Looking for some thoughts on what to top my already coated car with. It was coated with Gtechniq Crystal serum Light + EXOv3 back at the start of the year. I just feel like I want to top it up with a Reload type product just to add some fresh protection for the winter.

Whats your thought I'm between CarPro Reload or maybe just stick with Gtechniq and go with C2.

It also crossed my mind to just give the car a finish polish and apply a fresh coat of EXOv3 but I think I would rather leave that until Spring as the car will likely pick up most of the wash inflicted marring during the winter months
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C2v3 or something like Gyeon Wetcoat is also a quick and easy topper.

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I have CarPro Hydro2 that I use to top up the wheels each wash but just fancy something a little more substantial for the paint

Im still between Reload and C2v3 but as I'm needing a new bottle of CarPro PERL I'm leaning towards Reload

Another thing that makes me want to try out the Reload is I'm currently using CarPro Ech2o as a QD and have heard good things about mixing a little Reload in with the QD mix for a protection top up with each wash
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Personally I think you should leave it as it is and let the coating do it’s thing. You shouldn’t have to top it and if you do you will lose the property of the coating.
I would concentrate more on keeping it contaminant free and well washed.


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Personally I think you should leave it as it is and let the coating do it’s thing. You shouldn’t have to top it and if you do you will lose the property of the coating.
I would concentrate more on keeping it contaminant free and well washed.


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I hear you and thats usually what I go by and would never top a coating that has just been recently applied however considering EXOv3 is (if I remember correctly) a 12-18 month coating and has been on my car 9 months what has better properties 9 month old EXO or a fresh coat of Reload ?

Ideally I would like to apply a fresh top coat of EXOv3 however I don't have heated/insulated garage and I feel I have left it to late in the year to get suitable temperatures for the coating cure requirements
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Do you believe the exo is failing?


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It still beads well for the most part but not wat it once was around the sills and lower areas
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Reckon you are on the right track with your OP.

I'd give it a reasonable decontamination wash, then a quick coat of C2, with Wetcoat a couple of times over the winter.

.....then refresh the ExoV3 come springtime.
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Given the cost of the ceramic coatings and the maintenence/top ups/redone I don't see them as cost effective atal
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Given the cost of the ceramic coatings and the maintenence/top ups/redone I don't see them as cost effective atal
It depends how one perceives value vs effort. I think they are OK value:

Exo costs per car is about GBP30 for 2 coats. Depending on usage and washing regime, and will be effective for 12 months +

One doesn't have to do anything to coating in that time, beyond normal washing, and maybe 1-2 deeper clean Exo reactivations (fallout+appropriate for coating APC).

Optional C2 top will cost <GBP10 for enough to do 3-4 cars with 100ml. That will extend out Exo life for longer.

Say Exo+C2 cost you GBP 40 for 15 months protection. That's 2.66 PCM and hardly bank-breaking. These are approximations of course, but they stand up quite well I think.
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