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Cquartz for plastic metal...wheel coating

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On a recommendation from aaar35, he mentioned to coat my new wheels with cquartz.

 

A quick google found it at my favorite online store for ordering detailing stuff.

 

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http://www.autogeek....uartz-dlux.html

http://www.carpro-us...aceted_search=0

 

it seems to be a silica based sealant.  After I put it on my new ADV1s I gave a go with my Finspeeds.

 

I just got the replacement wheel for the one I bent and notice how the finished looked a bit more dull on my older set.

When you apply the sealant, the finish returns and it seems you get an even more slippery surface!

Definitely something to think about for those getting new rims or new rims that are going to see track duty.  I think coating the barrel like aaar35 recommended helps a lot.

 

I did notice that on applying it does dry and if you go back over it will be a bit "tacky" and make a white film, so would suggest coating as quick as possible in a thin layer to the wheel.


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however, no expert in this, and there might be better products that people like prophizee might recommend.


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I did the same on my forgelines... optiseal or opticoat (can't remember). After tracking them, had ZERO clag build up and was 1000x easier to clean. Well worth doing especially on new wheels.


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I have used this as well as Gtechnic, on my wheels. Both work well, however i track a ton, so it burns off after a while. I coated my car as well when i first got it and is still on in spots today. Over 2 years ago.


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I used this on my new wheels and the exterior plastic trim. I am wondering if anyone has used it on the CF diffuser on the rear of the car?


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I just did 2 coatings of Cquartz on my hood and will be doing the rest of the car as well.  The regular Cquartz (not UK brand) is what you need for warmer climates so do your research on which one to buy.  First coat is very easy, but second coat took patience after drying to get it evened out.  Waited 24hrs and applied "CURE" and it looks great.  I did a lot of research on the coatings and bang for the buck this stuff should work well on your car and including rims.  For rims, you need to clean with IronX and also clay bar before coating.  Also, clean the rims completely with solution of 30% IPA so you have a good clean bonding surface for the coating.


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Going to try Gyeon Rim on my wheels. Will report back.
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I have ceramic pro on my Advans. Clean up is super slick. Water beads off and the wheels stay clean for months, (granted I also have CCM brakes).

I think the coaters charged $50/wheel including barrels. Well worth it in my opinion.
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Thanks for the info guys
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Gyeon Rim ceramic coating works awesome.

Super easy to apply.

Brake dust blows right off my wheels with some wheel cleaner and a pressure washer. Water beads instantly afterwards. Makes keeping wheels clean a breeze.

Next question is how long this coating will last.
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I use CQuartz on a few of my cars. Complete exterior/interior coating. 

 

CQuartz lasts 1-2 years if applied properly and cared for. You can use CarPro 'Reload' if the coating starts to lose it's hydrophobic effect. Otherwise it's pretty damn tough.

 

This stuff makes a night and day difference when cleaning your ride's!


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