Product Review: CQuartz Ceramic Quartz Paint Protection
CQuartz by CarPro is an anti-static, weather-resistant nano coating that shines and protects your vehicle like nothing else! CQuartz works on the molecular level to transform the surface. Once treated with CQuartz, your vehicle will repel water and contaminants, and it will maintain a clear, reflective, hard-as-nails shine. One application can last two years!
If you're tired of frequent waxing, listen to this: CQuartz Ceramic Quartz Paint Protection creates an ultra durable surface that minimizes paint maintenance for up to two years. A CQuartz-treated vehicle stay cleaner longer, require less frequent polishing, and require no additional paint protection!
Ultra hard coating. CQuartz contains ceramic nano particles, which create an extremely hard finish that is scratch-resistant and durable. The average thickness of CQuartz layer is between 0.7 ΅m ~1.5 ΅m.
Weather-resistance. CQuartz provides durable protection against rain, sun, salt, and anything else Mother Nature throws at it. The anti-corrosive coating holds up in all weather conditions.
High gloss shine. CQuartz contains nano fiber glass, resulting in a deep, reflective shine.
Water and oil proof finish. CQuartz provides incomparably strong water and oil repellency. This hydrophobic effect prevents water spots and oily stains from attaching to the paintwork.
Smooth, dirt repellent surface. CQuartz's nano particles fill in tiny swirls and imperfections in the paint to make it perfectly smooth. Therefore, dirt and dirty water cannot settle into any crevices. The finish is also resistant to bugs, UV rays, acids, and salts. Plus, the slick surface is anti-static and washes off easily.
Anti Calcium Effect. CQuartz prevents mineral deposits from bonding to the vehicle's surface so water spots can be wiped off.
Detergent-resistant protection. CQuartz cannot be removed by water, alkaline or other detergents, or by pressure washers. It lasts up to two years!
Self-cleaning effect. Most dirt and debris will not stick in the first place so you may find yourself washing your vehicle much less often.
CQuartz can be applied to virtually any surface: glass, wheels, plastics, leather, and rubber.
Manufacturers Claimed Features:
Anti scratch improved by 50%
Fire and flame retardant ! (See video demo)
Anti acids and salts
Excellent high gloss effect - mirror finish.
Anti Calcium effect
Easy to clean/self cleaning effect
UV - weather-resistant
Insects and flies repellent
No more waxing!
Preserve car value condition
1. Manufacturer: CarPro
2. Made in: Japan
3. Packaging: Blue Glass Bottle in a Silver Zip-lock Pouch
3. Color: Clear Slightly Off White
4. Scent: Chemical (You dont want to be sniffing this stuff)
5. Consistency: Watery
A. 30ml = $49.99
B. 30ml Kit = $59.99
C. 50ml Kit = $79.99
Manufacturers Application Directions:
1. Shake well. Pour a few drops of CQuartz on a microfiber applicator pad.
2. Apply CQuartz in straight lines, criss-crossing each car panel.
3. Wait 20-30 min. average. At 20-30° C. (68-86° F), wait 10-15 min. At 10~20° C (50-67° F), wait 20~40 min. Then wipe off gently with soft microfiber towel with short looped fibers. Avoid re-using the wipe off microfiber towels because they will harden and crystallize.
4. Let dry for 1hour at 25° C (77° F) or 3 hours at 15° C (59° F).
5. Avoid washing the vehicle with any soap for 7 days. It can be rinsed with water.
6. You have the option of accelerating the cure time by using IR lights.
7. Working temperature: 10- 30° C (50-86°F).
8. During the first 10 minutes, apply CQuartz to any spots that were missed. After 10 minutes, do not try to re-fill missing spots; it will stain the paint.
For my first introduction and experience with CQuartz I decided to apply it to the wheels on my test subject. The test vehicle in this case is my wife VW Jetta. I thought the wheels would be good initial test due to the amount of brake dust the wheels create. Also I figured the wheel barrels would be a forgiving area to begin and perfect my application.
First the State of the wheels after a little over a week or driving before application.
Wheels were cleaned up with a Mixture of APC and Dawn. They were then sprayed down with IronX and clayed as needed. Here are some of the typical IronX photos.
Wheel after wash and dry.
Wheels were then wiped down with a 9:1 IPA/Dawn mixture as directed by CarPro.
For my initial application I chose to use a cotton make-up applicator pad as others have said the work very well. I also wanted to be able to work into all of the nooks and crannies of the wheel.
These pictures dont show the much in the way of final glossy pics but here they are.
Here is the amount of CQuartz I used to put 2 coats on the wheels.
Here is one of the wheels after a week+ of driving. I was waiting the recommended 1 week before washing with soap.
And now the beading after the wash. I only used regular Megs Shampoo+ and water.
Initial Thoughts and Observations:
The application of CQuartz is very easy.
The temperature was in the mid 80s for this application and I found the CQuartz to flash off fairly quickly.
The finish it left was not a slick as I anticipated.
After topping the wheels with Reload the slickness was really amped up.
I didnt notice and paint darkening. CQuartz simply enhanced the finish.
The ability for CQuartz to release dirt and water was very evident.
CQuartz made the washing of the wheels much easier and quicker.