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This product is highly recommended by a well respected detailer in my area as a permanent alternative to waxing. I have done research on the product and it actually bonds with the paint giving it an outstanding high gloss finish.
 

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I did a lot of research on those type of products and came to few conclusions, here they are for what it is worth
1. And most important the car needs to have a complete and excellent paint correction before applying any of the long term stuff.
2. These new coatings are far better than the old ones dealers once charged to apply.
3. There are two choices, do it yourself if you think your paint correction skills are good enough or have a true detailer / paint correction specialist do it. Not all detailers can do or can do paint correction.
4. Consider what you are investing in when deciding how much to spend in money and time. These are long term coatings.

Now having said all that I had my car coated with CQuartz Finest by a top level car salon. It is amazing. id wheels and all. Then CQuartz DLux on all rubber plastic trim. It is expensive to do it this way. Finest is only an authorized installer product but the have other coatings. Opticoat is another one to consider. There are others. Try going to autogeekonline.net and just search coatings. I do believe though that CQuartz and Opticoat are leading the pack in this field from what I have been reading. Private message me if you want to know more about what I found.
 

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I guess it would scare me to even attempt this myself. Something about the word "permanent" says you better not screw up when applying and your paint correction better be perfect. It would have to be done by someone who really knows what they are doing, as far as I am concerned.
 

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You're right Betty!

Preparation, preparation, preparation is the key to success using this product. There are not too many detailers recommended by Gtechniq on their site. Luckily for me there is a recommended highly regarded one in my area.

This process seems very cost effective considering the glossy finish, paint protection (UV, etc.) and the fact you do not have to wax your car if you go with the two step process. From what I understand the first step actually bonds to the clearcoat.

It is a 2 day process and according to my detailer if the surface is properly prepared (remove all surface scratches, swirl marks, clay bar, etc.) the end result will be a glass-like smooth surface.

The process is not cheap, but my local detailer says it should last for the life of the car - up to 600 washes. He is so confident in the product, he will repeat the process if it should fail.

You may want to check out the Gtechniq website.

I hope this info proves useful.
 

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A top end car salon???? I am lucky to find a good beauty salon out here!!
 

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Betty even here in New Orleans I found one truly high end paint correction shop. I look at Opticoat and Techniq, they are using same technology and I went with CQuartz Finest because the guy I had do it had plenty experience with it, in fact being the first to use it in the US. I will tell you the water and dirt shedding properties are amazing
 

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I've clay barred my car 5 times.....the finish looks good, but I might have to try something like this......especially with a black car....needs to look like glass.
 

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Betty even here in New Orleans I found one truly high end paint correction shop. I look at Opticoat and Techniq, they are using same technology and I went with CQuartz Finest because the guy I had do it had plenty experience with it, in fact being the first to use it in the US. I will tell you the water and dirt shedding properties are amazing
I believe you, sounds great. Just not going to be something I can do where I live. I am almost positive that no one would do that around here.

Susie, I would go for it if I lived where you do. Sure save you a lot of "back breaking work"!!
 

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I've clay barred my car 5 times.....the finish looks good, but I might have to try something like this......especially with a black car....needs to look like glass.
You will fall in love all over again if you have it done by a real paint correction guy and then coat it
 

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You will fall in love all over again if you have it done by a real paint correction guy and then coat it
I have to find a "reputable" correction shop in my area first.....don't want any more paint nightmares!!!!
 

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Check the c quartz finest website for an installer..I tried them all on family cars and thought finest did the best job,so we became one of the installers. Just remember any coating will magnify defects so do not let somebody tell you they will hide anything!
 

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Check the c quartz finest website for an installer..I tried them all on family cars and thought finest did the best job,so we became one of the installers. Just remember any coating will magnify defects so do not let somebody tell you they will hide anything!

I'm about 50 mins. from you. Can you PM me with some info of your exact location, cost....etc.?
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Susie
 
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