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      08-03-2013, 06:32 PM   #1
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Opti coat or CQUARTZ

Hey guys i wanna use one of these on my wheels but I have a quick question..

I have matte black wheels and I was wondering if after I apply one of these sealants, will the wheels end up being glossy? I wanna keep my wheels matte so idk whether this stuff will change the appearance of the finish.

Also, which one is better lol?

Thanks in advance guys!
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Hey guys i wanna use one of these on my wheels but I have a quick question..

I have matte black wheels and I was wondering if after I apply one of these sealants, will the wheels end up being glossy? I wanna keep my wheels matte so idk whether this stuff will change the appearance of the finish.

Also, which one is better lol?

Thanks in advance guys!
I have never tried those coatings on matte wheels, but I would recommend you to take the wheels off and perform a test on the inside of the wheel and see what the finish is.
I personally use GTechniq EXO on matte with no change on the finish.
http://gtechniqna.com/exterior-coati...ybrid-coating/
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Hey guys i wanna use one of these on my wheels but I have a quick question..

I have matte black wheels and I was wondering if after I apply one of these sealants, will the wheels end up being glossy? I wanna keep my wheels matte so idk whether this stuff will change the appearance of the finish.

Also, which one is better lol?

Thanks in advance guys!
I have never tried those coatings on matte wheels, but I would recommend you to take the wheels off and perform a test on the inside of the wheel and see what the finish is.
I personally use GTechniq EXO on matte with no change on the finish.
http://gtechniqna.com/exterior-coati...ybrid-coating/
Thanks for the suggestion.

That stuff looks good but a little out of my price range haha. I'll try doing a little test
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I have Cquartz and Reload waiting in my garage to be applied to my entire car. I'll update once I try it out. I'd say if you're worried about the matte finish try Reload first. Shouldn't be an issue as it can also be used on plastic trim etc.
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Reload is an amazing product. Will be using cquartz tomorrow, but you'll be more than happy with using reload on your wheels. Will not affect the finish
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      08-09-2013, 01:53 AM   #6
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Opti coat on the wheels for sure, here some Opti coated wheels I did.



Opti coat doesn't add gloss and add's a bit of satin to matte wheels but test in a inconspicuous area and see if you like it. CQuartz actually has a more darkening effect which is great on regular clear coat but not so good on satin and matte/frozen paint schemes.

Reference: I am both a Opti Coat certified installer and CarPro CQuartz certified installer.
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