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      02-09-2014, 04:39 AM   #111
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I have heard cquartz has a deeper finish than opticoat but doesn't last as long. Is that why you settled on it?
Cquartz is much better in the looks department for sure, but I'm not sure how much longer opticoat will outlast cquartz. This is for my garage queen so it will easily make the 2 year mark. Cquartz seems to be the popular coating right now and my detailer is authorized to apply it.
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I have heard cquartz has a deeper finish than opticoat but doesn't last as long. Is that why you settled on it?
Cquartz is much better in the looks department for sure, but I'm not sure how much longer opticoat will outlast cquartz. This is for my garage queen so it will easily make the 2 year mark. Cquartz seems to be the popular coating right now and my detailer is authorized to apply it.
Just started looking at cquartz and saw this amazing video. I really need a gloss tester! I was talking to Phil detailersdomain about opticoat vs wolf chemicals hardbody and he said if I was after depth and shine hardbody was deeper. Now I'm curious how it compares to cquartz. I'm sure cquartz will last longer for sure. I have applied hardbody before and honestly it's like a paint sealant as far as durability, but way more slick/brilliant. I need a gloss tester. Had no idea this tool existed.

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Just started looking at cquartz and saw this amazing video. I really need a gloss tester! I was talking to Phil detailersdomain about opticoat vs wolf chemicals hardbody and he said if I was after depth and shine hardbody was deeper. Now I'm curious how it compares to cquartz. I'm sure cquartz will last longer for sure. I have applied hardbody before and honestly it's like a paint sealant as far as durability, but way more slick/brilliant. I need a gloss tester. Had no idea this tool existed.

hardbody is in no league of cquartz or opticoat. wolfs came out with some good sealants and then coatings came out and dominated the market. like i said cquartz is the popular coating of choice right now for many professionals.
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Just started looking at cquartz and saw this amazing video. I really need a gloss tester! I was talking to Phil detailersdomain about opticoat vs wolf chemicals hardbody and he said if I was after depth and shine hardbody was deeper. Now I'm curious how it compares to cquartz. I'm sure cquartz will last longer for sure. I have applied hardbody before and honestly it's like a paint sealant as far as durability, but way more slick/brilliant. I need a gloss tester. Had no idea this tool existed.

hardbody is in no league of cquartz or opticoat. wolfs came out with some good sealants and then coatings came out and dominated the market. like i said cquartz is the popular coating of choice right now for many professionals.
I kinda thought as much.
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I kinda thought as much.
if you have any other questions just let me know! always glad to help with detailing questions
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if you have any other questions just let me know! always glad to help with detailing questions
Did you wrap your garage queen in 3m in the front? I put ventureshield on the front, side skirts, and behind rear wheel. After 1 year it's noticeably yellow. Even with the regular maintenance. I thought venture wasn't supposed to yellow and now I'm tempted to remove it. Problem is I drive like 12k per year and really don't want to subject the front end to the blasting of Seattle weather.
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Did you wrap your garage queen in 3m in the front? I put ventureshield on the front, side skirts, and behind rear wheel. After 1 year it's noticeably yellow. Even with the regular maintenance. I thought venture wasn't supposed to yellow and now I'm tempted to remove it. Problem is I drive like 12k per year and really don't want to subject the front end to the blasting of Seattle weather.
Yea I did a review of it and posted it too. For the price it's not a bad product except it isn't perfect looking compared to a clear bra obviously. I think it's great for rocker panels or areas like that. Possibly good for track days or long road trips. Most people seem to not like it, but for my car that sits in the garage a lot I didn't think it could be that bad
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we got some nice socal rain going on for awhile....post up the pics!
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I'm cquartinz' my rims tomorrow, make them easier to clean
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Very nice. That should help out so much
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I'm cquartinz' my rims tomorrow, make them easier to clean
Very nice. That should help out so much
Hopefully, let's see how it holds up
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Hopefully, let's see how it holds up
It will most likely give you a few months maybe more but post updates
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Hopefully, let's see how it holds up
It will most likely give you a few months maybe more but post updates
Yeah I will, but I'll honestly give it one track day, it'll be interesting to see how it holds up after a track day
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What happened to using opti-coat? Cquartz is a great coating. Are you using the regular ceramic or DLUX? just make sure you wipe thoroughly with IPA before applying

I put dlux on the wheels of a DD 535 about 6 months ago and still no bonded brake dust.
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I'm cquartinz' my rims tomorrow, make them easier to clean
What happened to using opti-coat? Cquartz is a great coating. Are you using the regular ceramic or DLUX? just make sure you wipe thoroughly with IPA before applying

I put dlux on the wheels of a DD 535 about 6 months ago and still no bonded brake dust.
Idk after reading and reading decided on cquartz, I got the regular blue bottle
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Sorry not a great pic like the others, but this was after a good downpour. Car has been opti-coated to give it this bliss!

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Idk after reading and reading decided on cquartz, I got the regular blue bottle
cquartz definitely looks glossier than opticoat and opticoat pro out of my experience. Just message me if you need any advice on application

Should be ordering some modesta soon. can't wait to try that out on my car
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What happened to using opti-coat? Cquartz is a great coating. Are you using the regular ceramic or DLUX? just make sure you wipe thoroughly with IPA before applying

I put dlux on the wheels of a DD 535 about 6 months ago and still no bonded brake dust.
dlux is a trim product
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cquartz definitely looks glossier than opticoat and opticoat pro out of my experience. Just message me if you need any advice on application

Should be ordering some modesta soon. can't wait to try that out on my car
will do buddy, thanks
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