Thanks for the kind words guys.
Originally Posted by Bunky
Did you do any taping before polishing?
Yes, I did tape up the entire car before polishing. I didn't take any pics of this and some of the polishing steps because I figure most of us have already seen enough of those pics and posts. And in the end this was really about CQuartz and my experience with it to this point.
Originally Posted by Pats300zx
I have not really gotten my hands around them yet. Can they be topped? I find myself always putting a sealant or wax on my cars because I enjoy doing it.
From my knowledge of Cquartz yes you can top it if you so choose. The comments I have read from AVI though point out that by toping it with a nuba you essentially are "covering up the great dirt and water releasing properties of the product. Also because the properties of the coating you can not expect to get the same durability out of your beauty wax as the CQuartz will basically repel / keep it from fully bonding properly. On a side note I have seen Richy state that he has used DG AW as a post wash top up on CQ in place of Reload. I may try this in the future and alternate between the 2 for a slightly cheaper upkeep and to stretch my Reload out longer.
Another note is that CQ can be toped up at any time you choose with itself. (Adding a 2nd or 3rd coat before winter?) All you need to do is clean the paint up and do an IPA wipe down and your G-2-G.
Originally Posted by BobbyG
I've been itching to try some of these new products and with reviews like this how can I resist. My only disappointment is I enjoy detailing my vehicles and if I use these new Hi-Tech products I'll only have to wash the car. What am I supposed to do with all the great products I currently have?
Seriously, these products are amazing. I've used Ultima Paint Guard Plus
and although similar I don't think it's in the same category as CQuartz Ceramic Quartz Paint Protection.
My personal car is not getting coated at this time. I like waxing and I have quite a bit of stuff to use up. For my wife's car this is a great solution. I only get to wash it about once a week so it "seems" to help with the washing process, and so far it looks great even when the car is dirty. Also she doesn't baby it like I do. So the scratch resistance is an added plus.
I have OPT OS with I think is comparable to UPGP.... OS is a great spray on sealant. (I use it for my cars paint and wheels.) But IHO CQ and the other new nano coating are in a league of their own.
Originally Posted by Premium
I am just wondering why you would even use something like this that is not permanent when you could use something like Opti-Guard that is?
I have had the same thought. First of all the one bottle was provided to me to do a review on by John. But after some thought and research I believe that for me CQ was the right choice at the time. None of the new nano coatings a scratch or rock-chip proof. With CQ you are able to do spot repair and re-coating without have to compound and polish out the entire panel. (It was not until recent weeks that OPT has started saying you could scuff and re-apply) At this point I would consider something like OC/OG on a brand new vehicle for that extra layer of protection. I do also really like the fact that OC/OG is a more permanent coating verses CQ being a "Super Sealant".