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Gtechniq Gtechniq was founded by quantum physicist Drew Gill in 2001, out of a total dissatisfaction with the performance of paint protection products at the time. Everything from waxes, to new-fangled polymers and PTFE based miracle treatments, nothing on the market offered any meaningful durability, either in looks, or protection. Worse still, he found that most of the products actually performed poorer than the paints they were supposed to protect. From this discontent came a simple idea, ‘To engineer the world’s most beautiful, perfectly finished, smartest and most intelligent surfaces. Surfaces that do much more than simply look great when new.’

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Old 08-02-2009, 11:04 PM   #1
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C4 GTechniq Trim - Mini Review (Updated!)

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Hello!

Today I tried some C4 on my Fiesta Zetec S Trim. I have already tried the GTechniq window stuff and thought it was brilliant, so thought I would give this a try!

It was £24.95 inc delivery. Which seems like alot but can last upto two years, so definatly seems worth it!

Now, the fiesta zetec s trim is grey and is a pain in the .... to keep it looking nice, so this will be a god sent if it is as good as it claims

Here is the product. It came with 3 cotton pads (the same girlies use to remove make-up) I used alot more than this to make sure I kept the pad clean etc. They are really cheap to buy.
(Some swirling on the roof )



I started on the mirror base plate as this was black. I taped up the paint using 3M 3434 thick tape to make sure it didnt come in to contact with it (as it says in the instructions) You can see that all the previous Black-Wow had worn away, fading and polish marks were evident.



Next off I sprayed it with Meguiar All Pupose Cleaner 10:1.



Wiped this away with a cloth and sprayed again. this time giving it a scrup with a brush which is similar to the Meguiars brush.



This left me with this:




Applied a little GTechniq C4 onto a cotton pad. I litterly tipped it upside down one and back up again. Then used this for the whole panel. I was amazed by how little you need.



Some more 50:50



I gave the area a quick flutter with a microfibre to make sure it was dry (it said in the instructions to do it like you were chamoising, to get rid of any excess)

Finished





I removed the tape and this left a lovely natural looking black finish.









I was really pleased!
Here are some beading shots:






(need a wax top up! )

One tip would be, make sure you dont hold the bottle while working on the trim. I found because it was so small I forgot it was thier and wasted a bit all over my hand when I was moving!!!

All in all. I was really impressed. I hardly used very much so for the price it is excellent. I think you could easily get two cars out of it. It gives a lovely satin natural look and the beading is fab! If it does last even half the estimated time it would amaze me.

This product is fantastic!

I will keep you upto date with durability.

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The beading shots dont work

Nice work though, does it run on the paintwork after rain?
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Sorry! All changed now!

Sort of, it beads mostly and then runs onto the paint. A bit like a waxed surface. No product runs onto the paint tho. It seems to dry instantly.
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Brilliant, looks good

So the product doesnt run onto the paint when it rains then?
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No, the product dries instantly. Its a bit like Black-Wow to apply.

Amended my original post too.
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Brilliant, thanks
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No problems!

Cant recommend this stuff enough!
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Looks very impressive. Hopefully it will last ages too.
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Looks good. Update us about the durability. If it is 2 years I'm sold too!
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