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Old 19-08-2019, 02:07 PM   #1
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CQuartz UK 3.0 + Essence query

So I'm thinking of coating my car and was looking to use CQuartz this time around. Unfortunately I have to apply it outside and am aware of all the dangers but I don't have a work around.

So I was thinking of prepping the car with Essence first and then putting CQ on top, but due to the size of the car and time it takes to prep I might have to do the polishing one day and then coat the next day. If I try to do it in one day the coating would be finished very late in the day and I would be concerned over condensation with our rubbish UK weather.

So my question is what do I do on the second day before coating. There will be a thin layer of dust as the car has been outside, so I'd wash it down to get rid of this and then use something like Eraser, prep or BH cleanser to ensure the surface is clean but will this remove the fillers and stuff within Essence? Or am I panicking over nothing? I just want to ensure the coating gets a proper bond to the paintwork.

Also what's a good pad for essence? The car is new, so the paintwork is in excellent condition with only one or two very minor scratches.

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Old 19-08-2019, 10:15 PM   #2
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I would do: first day wash and required prep before Essence with cig hex white or similar polishing pad. Next day: quick ONR wash and eraser wipe down. After that CQUK 3.0
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Old 19-08-2019, 10:39 PM   #3
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No multi-storey car parks you can leave it in overnight? I have one at the train station less than a 2 minute drive away. Fair few Tesco’s etc have multi-storeys too...
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Why not just do a few panels, or half the car, and polish/coat on the same day and do the other half the next day or even a few days later?

Use a finishing pad with Essence and note that if you clean with Eraser or BH Cleanser Fluid you will be removing the Essence base layer that primes the paint ready for CQuartz.

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Old 20-08-2019, 09:40 AM   #5
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Why not just do a few panels, or half the car, and polish/coat on the same day and do the other half the next day or even a few days later?

Use a finishing pad with Essence and note that if you clean with Eraser or BH Cleanser Fluid you will be removing the Essence base layer that primes the paint ready for CQuartz.

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Actually if I remember right eraser will not remove essence layer if it has cured more than 3 hours.
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Old 20-08-2019, 10:23 AM   #6
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If the car has sat overnight, and got very lightly dusty I would recommend snow foam and rinse, dry the car and then use eraser before coating.

Eraser won't remove too much of the essence once it's dried for that length of time it's safe to use and coat on top.

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Thanks CarPro just the answer I was looking for.

I was thinking CG white pads, but has anyone tried a Scholl Neo Orange Spider with Essence. I've only got a budget 21mm pro plus and it seems to eat the pads. I use no pressure at all and just let the weight of the machine do the work but they don't seem to last me long. I was worried the spider's might get destroyed even quicker.
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Thanks CarPro just the answer I was looking for.

I was thinking CG white pads, but has anyone tried a Scholl Neo Orange Spider with Essence. I've only got a budget 21mm pro plus and it seems to eat the pads. I use no pressure at all and just let the weight of the machine do the work but they don't seem to last me long. I was worried the spider's might get destroyed even quicker.
I have used Essence with the the Scholl orange spider pads on a flex 3401 and was very happy with the results, but I only put a sealant on after, no ceramic coating.
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Thanks Bigchunk, good to hear as that's what I've ordered..!
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Haven’t had any issues with a prep wipe to remove light dust using Eraser prior to coating with Cquartz TiO2 or U.K. 3.0.

I’ve let Essence sit overnight after initial wipe off plenty of times as well.
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