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Old 05-15-2016, 02:11 AM   #1
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Is CQuartz finest worth it?

It's going to cost roughly $800
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80 dollars, maybe. 800 dollars, no
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^ Lol Okay, but any more information will be really useful. That includes prep work btw.
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In the 1970's it was a big thing for 'dealers' to seal the paint and charge a couple hundred dollars added to the window sticker. The dealer would tell people "you will never have to wax your car again". That was bull crap.

I still have never found a wax that will last more than three or four months, 40 years later. Just saying.......
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^ Alright interesting. Hmm... It's actually not the dealership, but another guy who does some detailing work on my car. I am considering a "coating". I guess he says that is beyond just a wax and sealant. I have to do some paint work on the car, and then I will be either getting the coating with the prep work or just a wash and wax (synthetic sealant). He seems like a nice guy and gets great reviews and always does a good job. He says that the Cquartz stuff will last forever. I'm confused now, but I'm glad for your input. Maybe I will just do the wash and wax or something and continue doing that 2-3 times a year. He also says that I can take it to a touchless wash, and it should be fine. Is this true? Also, is a touchless wash bad for your care even with sealant?
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I actually only go to a touch-less car wash if I go to a car wash. It is easier to get the underside at least rinsed off before taking it home to do a complete detail.
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The cq is good stuff but unless they've improved the formula I believe they were only saying up to 2 years before recoating.

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Its probably good stuff. Nothing last forever. If you live in a place where you can't wax your car without getting into trouble, it might be worth a try. I'll just keep on waxing my Mustang 4 times per year for around $12
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The application process doesnt seem too terrible and a bottle is like $54, $800 for an application is way too much.
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Do yourself a favor and get a bottle of Duragloss 111. I've tried everything and nothing comes close to the wet look gloss that this stuff provides. Plus it has no abrasive cutting action so if you're like me and you polish your car often, it will not thin your clear coat.


That Q stuff seems like a little fishy. I just found places that charge over $2k for it, and the pics I saw, well my car after the 111 looks as good or better.


If you're looking for swirl marks or coat correction then that's a different story, but even that shouldn't cost you more than a couple hundred bucks.
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Thanks for the input. David Young, what kind of wax do you get for $12?

Also, here is the break down. $350 for prep work which basically gets the car into brand new condition. My car is already in pretty good condition, but i recently drove it on a really long road trip with little wax protection. I got bugs everywhere and they left some etch marks. The car also has some common blemishes that happen if you do not polish your car for two years.

Anyway, $350 for that and then $450 for the CQuartz. I'm not sure which he uses, but he said that it will last forever because it is very thick. Also, I just read on CQuartz website that the warranty is 2 years, but it could last longer; however, they do imply that it does not last forever.

I'm not sure what I should do now. I booked an appointment for some work. I can change it to anything else as it is still a week away. Let me know, guys.

EDIT: i just wanted to add that my main motivation is to avoid polishing. I have waxed the car regularly over the last couple years. I don't really polish, which I should, because like I said, it does have some blemishes as every car will get over the years. Also, I've heard that if not done properly waxing can also cause some scratches so with all that in mind, I thought maybe I could just do the coating. Keep in mind, I just moved to an apartment so I can't wash it like I used to.
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Liquid Turtle Wax 'Ice'. I even use it on the black plastic body parts. The easiest wax i've ever used.
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Liquid Turtle Wax 'Ice'. I even use it on the black plastic body parts. The easiest wax i've ever used.
I've tried many and found Liquid Turtle Wax 'Ice' to be a good all-around product.

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there is not a wax coating that is worth $800....even bikini wax ain't worth that much.

3 in a row for Ice, I admit it's not an incredible wax but with the acres of black plastic my 2012 had and being able to apply it w/o staining = thumbs up!
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I have Ice and I like it for the same reason... I can use it on my vinyl with no worries. I still like to polish with the duragloss and becareful not to touch the trim or vinyl. Then I Ice it with the spray Ice to maintain.
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there is not a wax coating that is worth $800....even bikini wax ain't worth that much.

3 in a row for Ice, I admit it's not an incredible wax but with the acres of black plastic my 2012 had and being able to apply it w/o staining = thumbs up!
Well, like I said part of it is the prep work. $450 is still a lot though. I only want it if it lasts forever as the guy is telling me. Mainly, because I live in an apartment.
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Opti coat or Ceramic Pro. Those are legit and actually work. Its like $80 for the product, and applies like wax. It sheets water like no other and you won't swirl the paint at all.
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I can do it myself?
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I can do it myself?
You can, but usually have a pro do it. You want the car to have a full polish before hand to get rid of ALL swirl marks on the car.
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^ Yeah I agree, but doesn't it cost like around $800 as I am debating.
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It shouldn't cost that much. You might be thinking of something that is spray applicated. My friend details and does Ceramic Pro on cars, he doesn't charge even 1/4 of that. So i'm doing both my cars this summer.
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Hmm nice. I'll have to find someone cheaper then. How much should the prep work cost and how much should the application cost (maybe I can get the product myself and give it to whoever applies it so it saves me some $$ there)?

My guy is charging me $350 for prep work $450 for CQuartz application without me bringing him the product. He says it will last forever, but people say it only lasts a couple years.
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Like everything, it will wear off after time. Even regular clear coat wears off over time. So i wouldn't expect it to last forever. But the amount of protection you get from something like this is worth it.
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Alright how much should I expect it to cost? $200 for application or $150?
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In the 1970's it was a big thing for 'dealers' to seal the paint and charge a couple hundred dollars added to the window sticker. The dealer would tell people "you will never have to wax your car again". That was bull crap.

I still have never found a wax that will last more than three or four months, 40 years later. Just saying.......
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It's going to cost roughly $800
Go buy the Wolfgang Uber Ceramic Coating kit. $150 for kit. Do it yourself and save big money. The coating lasts 3 years of paint protection. Autogeek sells the kit. Its easy to apply.

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