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Old 16-05-2019, 12:50 PM   #1
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Recent CQUK 3.0 Application

Having just prepped the whole car with Essence and allowing to cure for a couple of hours as of 4pm yesterday I have now applied CQUK. With the car garaged I did not (yet) top with Reload and allowed it cure on its own. When I checked this morning the surface is not quite a slick as I was expecting. Certainly not when compared to Essence alone was.
Is the coating still curing or is it unlikely to get as slick as say Essence or Reload?
Is there much of a benefit to still add a layer of either Reload / Elixir to get extra gloss and give me that slickness?
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The coating alone isn't so slick, it will still be curing for the next 7 days but a coat of Elixir would offer the extreme slickness you're looking for.

The harder the coating the less slick it tends to be, so the CQUK is high solid's crystallising coating so it is the least slick in our range, with CQuartz Professional being the slickest to touch (CQuartz Finest Reserve in comparison is an epoxy silica resin hybrid coating so better stain resistance, flexibility, and durability but less slick)
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The coating alone isn't so slick, it will still be curing for the next 7 days but a coat of Elixir would offer the extreme slickness you're looking for.

The harder the coating the less slick it tends to be, so the CQUK is high solid's crystallising coating so it is the least slick in our range, with CQuartz Professional being the slickest to touch (CQuartz Finest Reserve in comparison is an epoxy silica resin hybrid coating so better stain resistance, flexibility, and durability but less slick)
Excellent explanation a reassures me that I haven't applied incorrectly as well then.
So either Reload or Elixir will give me the finishing touch I want for slickness and max gloss. The car is still inside so I'll prob go Reload then just maintain with Elixir from then on. Visually I guess there isn't much in it between the two anyway just Elixir being easy as any anything to apply vs Reload having more durability but a little more fussy to apply?
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... a coat of Elixir would offer the extreme slickness you're looking for.
So Elixir would actually feel slicker than Reload?
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Old 17-05-2019, 02:07 PM   #5
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Well Reload went on top easy as anything last night, prob because it had had full prep its easier to apply. Very slick as well.

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Excellent explanation a reassures me that I haven't applied incorrectly as well then.
So either Reload or Elixir will give me the finishing touch I want for slickness and max gloss. The car is still inside so I'll prob go Reload then just maintain with Elixir from then on. Visually I guess there isn't much in it between the two anyway just Elixir being easy as any anything to apply vs Reload having more durability but a little more fussy to apply?
Application wise is roughly the same, the main differences being reload more durable but elixir a tiny amount slicker and more hydrophobic

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So Elixir would actually feel slicker than Reload?
It's marginal but in my opinion yes it's slicker.

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Well Reload went on top easy as anything last night, prob because it had had full prep its easier to apply. Very slick as well.

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Thanks for the reply.

I'll be buying Reload at the weekend (payday!) and it's the first CarPro product I'll have bought so it was a toss up between this and Elixir.
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