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Question New Coating Product - System X - 06-02-2011, 01:25 PM

I have just ordered some of Element 119 System X Ceramic Coating and was wondering if anyone had any experience with it. I have used OC in the past and am just in love with these new coating products.
   
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06-02-2011, 01:28 PM

Looks like a re-packaged CQuartz to me
   
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06-02-2011, 01:38 PM

Possibly, but the drying/hazing time is 2-3 minutes, from what I found on CQUARTZ is it drys for 30 mins. I might have to get a bottle to compare
   
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06-03-2011, 02:01 PM

How much did you pay for it, and was it including the cleaner?
   
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06-03-2011, 04:14 PM

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How much did you pay for it, and was it including the cleaner?
I was $39 plus $6.50 for shipping. Should arrive tomorrow. The kit includes the Resin, a cleaner a few towels and the application pad.

I did however notice there is a bigger "kit" too, I probably would have got that instead and done 2 cars at once.

I'll update when I get to use the stuff...

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06-04-2011, 12:35 AM

Interesting product. I was watching their application videos and it does seem similar to what cquartz has to offer, with a quicker drying time. After seeing the prices for them, I decided to place an order. I also sent an email asking if the product can be layered and if they would offer samples at a discounted price. This is what Andrew said:

Robert,

You can layer System X resin without an issue, but a single layer is pretty darn effective. If you do choose to layer the product, make sure to wait 4 days for the first layer to cure. As for discounted samples I'll suggest something like that in my AM meeting.

Thanks,
Andrew Zeppa

With that said I'm even more anxious to see how durable this is compared to Aquartz/Cquartz, C1 and Opti-coat. With two different sized kits that offer more product for less, this should be a good alternative.
   
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06-07-2011, 01:27 PM

Alright, so I got the coating kit and applied it on a clients car yesterday (after practicing on a test hood) and so far so good.

The coating went on and buffed out very easily and left a really nice gloss. I ran some water over it after it had dried for about 2 hours and the water got that nice hovering effect as it ran away from the paint.

Im kicking myself for forgetting my camera on the way out yesterday morning, but this car should be back for an interior detail in the fall, so Ill be sure to take some pictures and post how well it held up - thats the only unknown right now.

I emailed Element 119 and got case pricing and a link to buy them, so I'll save more by buying 12 bottles at a time and not getting the towels, applicator, and the cleaner (I use a citrus based cleaner that I really like and they said thats no problem) so it comes out to somewhere around $20 a bottle.

I'm going to begin offering this coating in the meantime, but will let customers know its new and should last for years, but I haven't seen cars with it comeback yet because its so new. For the cost even if it only holds up for a year and still behaves this way I'll be happy.:biggrin:
   
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06-07-2011, 03:18 PM

Good to hear. I order the 100ml kit last night, so I hope to have it by the end of the week. My only concern is the applicator and dried product. It seems the applicator is a one time use item and you throw it away. Is that how you felt to?


Kyle
   
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06-07-2011, 06:27 PM

I'm intrigued by the time lapse video of all the washes it was put through. Once my BFWD is empty, I may give this a whirl. Unless it can be applied directly over BFWD...
   
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06-07-2011, 07:33 PM

Why not apply System X and then top with BFWD?


Kyle
   
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06-07-2011, 10:11 PM

yes, I had that backwards.
   
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06-08-2011, 07:29 AM

I'm wondering what the real durability of this product is...
   
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06-08-2011, 12:35 PM

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Good to hear. I order the 100ml kit last night, so I hope to have it by the end of the week. My only concern is the applicator and dried product. It seems the applicator is a one time use item and you throw it away. Is that how you felt to?
:iagree:

Yeah I think once its used thats it, time to throw it away.
   
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06-08-2011, 02:15 PM

So you ordered the 2nd and got it the 7th? Did you ever getting an e-mail saying it shipped or a tracking number? I ordered Monday night and figured it'd ship out Tuesday morning but I never got an e-mail saying it shipped.


Kyle
   
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06-08-2011, 02:35 PM

Nope, it came USPS ground shipping.
   
 

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