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      05-07-2018, 05:42 PM   #287
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Unfortunately I have not used Gyeon Pure yet at this point so I cannot comment on how it compares to CQuartz. Based on my use of many other Gyeon products, I can tell you I have been a fan of almost everything I have tried from their product line. If you are looking to give something new a shot just for the sake of keeping things interesting, I'm sure Pure would be a great choice.

If you haven't already ready this How-To Article, be sure to check it out: How To: Gyeon Quartz Q2 Pure by Jeff McEachran




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Thanks Zach!

After perusing your site I see Gtechniq has the longest expected life, so maybe I'll give that a shot next time. Some great user reviews of that product with one direct comparison to CQuarts, as well.

Good to know!
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Thanks Zach!

After perusing your site I see Gtechniq has the longest expected life, so maybe I'll give that a shot next time. Some great user reviews of that product with one direct comparison to CQuarts, as well.

Good to know!
Keep in mind the manufacturer listed durabilities are not always measuring apples to apples, and in many cases it may be beneficial to polish and recoat a vehicle before the potential lifespan of a coating has passed.

Many people attribute certain characteristics of coatings such as water beading and self cleaning to be one of the most beneficial aspects of the product, however these characteristics may diminish over time due to various environmental contaminants (sometimes very quickly depending on your environment) and are not a sign of whether or not a coating is or is not present.

Not trying to complicate your decision, just providing some more points of conversation You cannot go wrong with most main stream products from reputable brands like Gyeon, CarPro, GTechniq, etc.

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Keep in mind the manufacturer listed durabilities are not always measuring apples to apples, and in many cases it may be beneficial to polish and recoat a vehicle before the potential lifespan of a coating has passed.

Many people attribute certain characteristics of coatings such as water beading and self cleaning to be one of the most beneficial aspects of the product, however these characteristics may diminish over time due to various environmental contaminants (sometimes very quickly depending on your environment) and are not a sign of whether or not a coating is or is not present.

Not trying to complicate your decision, just providing some more points of conversation You cannot go wrong with most main stream products from reputable brands like Gyeon, CarPro, GTechniq, etc.

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Absolutely appreciate the thinking points! Yes, like with anything in life it seems the answer is always "it depends".

Interesting that you mention the beading and self-cleaning ability. Those sure are the guilty pleasure guidelines I like to follow :-)

Previously I only decontaminated (iron-x, clay bar and eraser) before applying the coating as I didn't have the space for polishing. This time I'd like to polish, as well. Time will tell what I end up actually doing!
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Absolutely appreciate the thinking points! Yes, like with anything in life it seems the answer is always "it depends".

Interesting that you mention the beading and self-cleaning ability. Those sure are the guilty pleasure guidelines I like to follow :-)

Previously I only decontaminated (iron-x, clay bar and eraser) before applying the coating as I didn't have the space for polishing. This time I'd like to polish, as well. Time will tell what I end up actually doing!
tlow98, here is my car after a year i applied 2 coats each Gtechniq CSL and Exo v3, note I recently replaced front bumper which is not coated at present.
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Hi Zach, I got myself a pot of Fusso coat recently. I was doing a couple of test spots to see how it went on. The water beading and logevity seems great, but its the application can removal process that leaves me a little concerned that I may not be doing something right.

Not sure what the term is really ghosting or blotching, but seems like no matter how careful I am while applying the product there seems to be certain dark spots/areas when I buff it off. I try to apply a very thin coat, with a damp applicator as some have suggested, but still the finish is not 100%, like it is when I've corrected the paint. It does not help that the paint on my car is monaco blue, so any unevenness is magnified a 100 times, especially on the hood.

It looks as if I used saturated microfiber to buff, with smudges, but no matter how much I buff they never look flat. Also, IPA and Eraser have close to no effect on Fusso, so its durable. The only way I have been able to remove it is by using sonax perfect finish to polish it off.

I like the durability the product offers, short of a ceramic coating, but I am not sure I have my method down right. I really like what the product has to offer, and to a point I am just looking to conquer this product. So if you have any tips/tricks to getting it to work for me that would be awesome.

PS-Ive used their King of Gloss too, and its much easier to deal with. I do have to be careful with that too, but I do get rewarded with a perfect gloss.

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best plastic polish to remove swirls from transparent plastic gauges?
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best plastic polish to remove swirls from transparent plastic gauges?
I've always honestly just used the same products that I use on paint. I'm not sure if the "made for plastics" stuff is drastically different or not as I have no experience with it. Sorry.

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