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At long last I have received some images of my Yeti after the Cquartz Paint treatment last year. Sorry for the advertising but they are the valet
ers images which he uses to promote his services.
 

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Its difficult to show the results on images like this but mine had been in the showroom as a new car and I thought looked good. The contrast after the paint had been stripped of its factory gloss, re-polished and then sealed was very obvious. The white took on an extreme white look and the black roof a mirror like appearance.

Perhaps the most impressive thing was actually the hydrophobic coating that Matt used on the windows. In a torrential storm it is possible to drive WITHOUT wipers at 60 miles per hour with excellent visibility.

The wheels were treated with a sealant which means that brake dust and road dirt will not stick. A simple pressure wash and they are back to new.

As part of the deal I take the car back in March for what is termed an inspection. Matt as part of this will use a product called Reload to top up the paint seal - one delighted Yeti owner.
 

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Would it be rude to ask how much t cost and also what is the life expectancy?. I assume the inspections are on-going. I wonder what would happen if you were unfortunate enough to suffer damage to your car, whether the insurance company would cover the cost of correcting the treatment.
 

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I wonder how this process differs from the usual dealer offerings of Superguard, Diamondbrite etc -does anyone know?Most important though it sounds as if you have a goodvaleter to apply it.
Is it a franchise all over the country do you know?
As with Hood - total costing would be interesting.
 

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grimrecruiter said:
Perhaps the most impressive thing was actually the hydrophobic coating that Matt used on the windows.

Great name given his line of work . . . . . .
 

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£300 got me the CQuartz sealing process - window coating - wheels sealed and the interior scotch guarded (equiv). The main difference is these processes (there are several on the market) bond at nano / molecular level with the paint. CQuartz gives you an extra 2 on the hardness scale. The actual process is said to last a minimum of two years (no top ups) but the Reload process prolongs this further. The window treatment even resists solvents.
 

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Forgot to mention - the CQuartz products are supplied by a lot of detailing companies - but if they say they will do it in a day and have no heating lamps to get the car to the right temperature to aid curing - run a mile - it should be left to cure for at least a full day and then continues to cure for a full week before the car is washed - Oh another slight extra cost is that you should never use a wax based shampoo as this puts a wax film over the coating and this prevents the water repellent qualities of CQuartz from working
 

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Matt from System clenz is a member of the forum if anybody would like expert advice on Car Detaiuling
 

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JOOKS said:
I wonder how this process differs from the usual dealer offerings of Superguard, Diamondbrite etc -does anyone know?Most important though it sounds as if you have a goodvaleter to apply it.
Is it a franchise all over the country do you know?
As with Hood - total costing would be interesting.




Cquartz is a league above the like of Superguard, Diamondbrite, Lifeshine etc., these are just paint sealants where as Cquartz is acoating.When applied and cured it forms a hard protective layer over your paint, effectively forming a second clearcoat. It's very chemical resistant and reduces swirls,wash marringand water spotting. You also don't have to pay £300 plus for someone to apply it for you, you can buy the kit itself for £36.95 http://www.elitecarcare.co.uk/carpro-cquartz-uk-edition-ceramic-paint-protection-kit-30ml.php?manufacturers_id=66
 

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True you can do a DIY job. However please note the preparation of the car first. The paint should be prepared and "corrected" before CQuartz is applied and that includes Claying and DeWaxing using additional specialist products. These can all be bought online. Personally I havent the time or the inclination and the thought of using a professional electric polisher on the Snow Monster doesnt BEAR thinking about!
 

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I use the cquartz dlux only on my plastic bits as it is easy to use/apply.
The rest stick to Zaino as it is easier to apply/upkeep and a bit more forgiving.
 

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I've never used Zaino but have read of lot of good reports about their products. Which polish do you use, Z2 - Pro, Z3 or Z5 - Pro?
 
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