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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 11:55 am    Post subject: Detailing results Reply with quote

Had my car given a good polish and going over by a local detailer. Having bought the car last year it really needed doing, lots of swirls and scratches in the clear coat. Really happy with the results, the metallic specs in the paint sparkle now... just though I would share the results!
 



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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing better than a detailed black car! How is it protected now?
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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

was going to say the same thing
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mmmm, glossy! Is that black or atlas grey?..
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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The return of Marty Wild wrote:
Nothing better than a detailed black car! How is it protected now?


I can't remember the name but I do remember him saying its from Hungary. Should last a few months apparently.

I was going to put the gtechniq ceramic coating on myself but bottled it in the end for fear of messing it up. The price for him to do it was too much for me.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MattyR wrote:
Mmmm, glossy! Is that black or atlas grey?..


Basalt black
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that looks nice, I have the same colour so will consider getting it done myself when I get some time Smile
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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good, hope it lasts for you. Obviously can’t be too careful when you wash it!

Funnily enough, the last thread I was in before coming here was a member saying he doesn’t seem to rate the Gtechniq so who knows?!
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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The return of Marty Wild wrote:
Looks good, hope it lasts for you. Obviously can’t be too careful when you wash it!

Funnily enough, the last thread I was in before coming here was a member saying he doesn’t seem to rate the Gtechniq so who knows?!


Gtechniq does swirl if you aren’t super diligent. Happily it can be topped-up annually by your friendly local detailer. I had my 997 done back in October and it’s been my daily since then. It will have it’s coating topped-up very soon. A weekend ride will get away with being left longer between treatments.

I’m very happy with the Gtechniq range. The wheel sealant in particular is very good. I literally have no tar-spots and my car’s been through the winter wringer.

The thing with ceramic coatings is I think a lot of people read into the hype and expect this product with mystical attributes. It’s just an alternative to using a wax really. Actually, if I was just saving my 997 for weekends, I’d strip the ceramic coating off and layer up with a high carnauba content wax. That’s the way to make your car pop!
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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 9:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Detailing results Reply with quote

Rojdog wrote:
Had my car given a good polish and going over by a local detailer. Having bought the car last year it really needed doing, lots of swirls and scratches in the clear coat. Really happy with the results, the metallic specs in the paint sparkle now... just though I would share the results!


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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 7:21 am    Post subject: Re: Detailing results Reply with quote

chowgar wrote:
Rojdog wrote:
Had my car given a good polish and going over by a local detailer. Having bought the car last year it really needed doing, lots of swirls and scratches in the clear coat. Really happy with the results, the metallic specs in the paint sparkle now... just though I would share the results!


Why do your exhaust tips look like they've been circumcised?


I think that cars with PSE have the circumcision shrouds Floor
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MattyR wrote:
The return of Marty Wild wrote:
Looks good, hope it lasts for you. Obviously can’t be too careful when you wash it!

Funnily enough, the last thread I was in before coming here was a member saying he doesn’t seem to rate the Gtechniq so who knows?!


Gtechniq does swirl if you aren’t super diligent. Happily it can be topped-up annually by your friendly local detailer. I had my 997 done back in October and it’s been my daily since then. It will have it’s coating topped-up very soon. A weekend ride will get away with being left longer between treatments.

I’m very happy with the Gtechniq range. The wheel sealant in particular is very good. I literally have no tar-spots and my car’s been through the winter wringer.

The thing with ceramic coatings is I think a lot of people read into the hype and expect this product with mystical attributes. It’s just an alternative to using a wax really. Actually, if I was just saving my 997 for weekends, I’d strip the ceramic coating off and layer up with a high carnauba content wax. That’s the way to make your car pop!


I did discuss the gtechniq with the detailer, he was of the opinion that the shine and gloss is identical to a decent wax. The main difference being the longevity of the ceramic coating which should last for a year with careful washing.

Mine is not a daily and lives in a garage under a cover when not in use so think I will go the carnauba route like you mentioned when this sealant wears off.

I would love the ceramic but professional application was 4 times the price of this polish/detail which I just couldn't justify.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rojdog wrote:
MattyR wrote:
The return of Marty Wild wrote:
Looks good, hope it lasts for you. Obviously can’t be too careful when you wash it!

Funnily enough, the last thread I was in before coming here was a member saying he doesn’t seem to rate the Gtechniq so who knows?!


Gtechniq does swirl if you aren’t super diligent. Happily it can be topped-up annually by your friendly local detailer. I had my 997 done back in October and it’s been my daily since then. It will have it’s coating topped-up very soon. A weekend ride will get away with being left longer between treatments.

I’m very happy with the Gtechniq range. The wheel sealant in particular is very good. I literally have no tar-spots and my car’s been through the winter wringer.

The thing with ceramic coatings is I think a lot of people read into the hype and expect this product with mystical attributes. It’s just an alternative to using a wax really. Actually, if I was just saving my 997 for weekends, I’d strip the ceramic coating off and layer up with a high carnauba content wax. That’s the way to make your car pop!


I did discuss the gtechniq with the detailer, he was of the opinion that the shine and gloss is identical to a decent wax. The main difference being the longevity of the ceramic coating which should last for a year with careful washing.

Mine is not a daily and lives in a garage under a cover when not in use so think I will go the carnauba route like you mentioned when this sealant wears off.

I would love the ceramic but professional application was 4 times the price of this polish/detail which I just couldn't justify.


That sounds like a good idea because, as you say, your car is not a daily. Plus it’s a lovely way to spend a couple of hours of a Sunday evening, when the sun is slung low in the sky, applying a layer or two of car wax. Glass in hand of course!
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really great results! Thumb

There are dozens of products available to help maintain / protect your finish, including a plethora of wax blends, silica (Sio2) / siloxane based spray sealants and ceramic coatings.

I have become a bit OCD about cleaning my car of late and as a result I have far more products than I really need, however, this has allowed me to identify the products I like to use and those that work well. I highly recommend you take a look at the 'Forensic Detailing Channel' on youtube, you will find loads of products you never knew you really needed, as well as some to avoid and lots of useful tutorials.

I have recently started using P&S Beadmaker, which is a quick to apply spray sealant that I think performs really well, albeit you do need to keep re-applying it as it is not as durable as a ceramic coat. It gives good gloss levels and I have found it rather addictive, mainly because of the incredibly silky finish that it leaves on the paintwork. Done and Dusted SI Edition spray sealant has recently been released and also has good reviews - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvN8XcG8OIo

If you do want a ceramic coating CarPro have recently released CQuartz LITE, which is easy to apply and designed for home use - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B49UeM2SVGc

I hope this helps you make an informed choice!
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

P&S Beadmaker looks interesting. Thanks for the tip!
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I applied Gtecniq Crystal Serum Light and Exo on my car last summer.
it lives outside and I've not seen the water spot problems other have. Mine tho is Artic Silver maybe on a darker colour it's more obvious.

Regarding application: I found it very easy. CS Light was not as scary as advertised. In fact It was not difficult at all. Some decent lighting is essential, I used a Screwfix twin head work light with LED floodlights and if you have a garage where it can be kept dry for 24 hours and work methodically (lots of clean microfibres are required) it's not a problem, you just don't want to leave any visible residue I think.
I don't think CSL is any more difficult to use than any of their other products, and I suspect the 'professional only' products are not too different either.

I thought a month or so back the beading etc was not what it used to be but a wash with a strong solution of G-Wash product and I reckon it's about as good as it was. As I said it lives outside nearly under the Farnborough flightpath so gets its fair share of Avtur residue.
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm, Tony and Pickse some interesting points. I think you are turning me back to the ceramic coatings. I really like the look of the carpro cquartz uk 3.0. The only problem being I have a fresh application of sealant on the car so either wait for that to run its course or get it off with a good going over of remover/degreaser while the car is still almost fresh prep wise.

Problem is theres almost too much choice when it comes to these coatings there more I look the less sure I am...
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’ll end your search then as this is the only coating you’ll ever need:

https://www.theultimatefinish.co.uk/car-care-blog/nanotechnology-coatings/kamikaze-collection-zipang-coat-product-test/
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm really pleased with the Gtechniq I had put on 3 years ago. (20k miles ago)

CSL & Exo (I think), Still beading like crazy, and has a glassy finish.

It isn't swirl proof though, so you do need to take care.

My car is my daily (except when salt is on the roads), garaged overnight. Washed weekly.

The best thing about ceramic coating is that the dirt just drops off, and no more waxing is required.

I can do a full wash and dry in 60 mins leaving more time for family stuff.

I have topped up the coating myself annually with c2v3 spray, which is as simple as using a QD.

Will try to dig out some old and recent pics.

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