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Old 04-24-2019, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by 98CayenneT/A View Post
Any of you guys know if Carpro Elixir can be used on a freshly coated car (within a hour or after 24 hrs)
like reload can?
I am sure it will be fine if you chose to do so. I have not heard directly from a CarPro rep saying it can not be done. I would probably let it it sit for 24 hours before the coating is topped as Elixir does contain Ech20 which is a waterless wash.
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Old 04-25-2019, 04:41 PM
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I am sure it will be fine if you chose to do so. I have not heard directly from a CarPro rep saying it can not be done. I would probably let it it sit for 24 hours before the coating is topped as Elixir does contain Ech20 which is a waterless wash.
Thanks much, just saw a review ya did on Autopia.

Ya last season I tried Ech2o/reload on a freshly coated vehicle about 10 hours later and it was definitely to soon.

Im not a member on Autopia but how is it? Much activity on that forum?
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Old 04-25-2019, 06:19 PM
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Why is it called paint correction when they never touch the paint....lol
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The Guz do you have any experience with Carpro ClearCut. Think im going to give it a try with Reflect.
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Old 04-25-2019, 10:21 PM
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Originally Posted by 98CayenneT/A View Post
The Guz do you have any experience with Carpro ClearCut. Think im going to give it a try with Reflect.
Both are great. I use both of them a lot.
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Old 04-25-2019, 10:31 PM
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Originally Posted by LilJayV10 View Post
Both are great. I use both of them a lot.
Good deal, I'm very excited to try the Clear cut.

Would you say it's your go to?

Right now I use a lot of 3m products but I just came upon the Carpro Clearcut and boy it looks like it works really well. I will probably skip the Reflect and go with Essence as my finish.
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Old 04-25-2019, 10:39 PM
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Enjoy seeing your guys work!! Had windows tinted on wifeís 2019 VW GLI today and was asked if Iíd be interested in doing a protective wrap? On the bumper, hood, a-pillars, mirrors, and headlights. The brand was http://premiumshield.com was quoted like $1,200 and I think it was the Elite series of it. Whatís your guys experience with something like this. Iím worried that I will lose that polished waxed shine. Maybe Iím wrong but I also think he said that he polishes in order to prep for it. Its a lot of money so not sure if itís worth it. The color is a GLI exclusive Pure Grey or at least thatís what the sales manager said.
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Old 04-25-2019, 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by neblackshirts View Post
Enjoy seeing your guys work!! Had windows tinted on wifeís 2019 VW GLI today and was asked if Iíd be interested in doing a protective wrap? On the bumper, hood, a-pillars, mirrors, and headlights. The brand was http://premiumshield.com was quoted like $1,200 and I think it was the Elite series of it. Whatís your guys experience with something like this. Iím worried that I will lose that polished waxed shine. Maybe Iím wrong but I also think he said that he polishes in order to prep for it. Its a lot of money so not sure if itís worth it. The color is a GLI exclusive Pure Grey or at least thatís what the sales manager said.
I have zero experience applying it but have worked on cars that have the clear protective vinyl on it.
I will go over it with my final polish and do coat the vinyl. In my experience they have plenty of gloss to them especially after coated and in general is difficult to pick up where the vinyl stops.

You will not lose the gloss/ waxed look with the clear vinyl wrap.

Here are two vehicles I did (think I posted them earlier in this thread) and both the vehicle have clear vinyl on half the front of the front clip to about the 12 o'clock position of the front tire and both are wrapped from the rockers to about12 inches up and it's hard to pick it up in person.


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Yeah this brand local detailed uses has a lifetime warranty he mentioned Iím sure itís got some fine print but seems to be pretty good compared to others. Was mainly worried about losing any gloss. Might be worth investing in but still $1200 is a chunk. He did quote me $750 for ceramic coating but was just on body not including glass or windows.

That blue looks awesome, do you layer to get that pop looks crazy in pictures.
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Old 04-26-2019, 12:13 AM
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Originally Posted by neblackshirts View Post
That blue looks awesome, do you layer to get that pop looks crazy in pictures.
No, I apply 1 coat of Cquartz Uk.

A lot of it is the work before the coating.
Removing all imperfections and then the important part of polishing/ jewling the clear to perfect clarity.
Finessing the clear down to hologram/ swirl/ haze free.

On some vehicles the person may have got a swirl/ hologram free finish but the clear will have a slight haze to it.
Or on black vehicles you will see when someone did a correction but it will have a very slight "chalky" appearance.

Knowing how to jewel it down to absolute clarity will yield absolutley amazing results when it comes time for whatever product you're using to protect (wax/ sealant/ ceramic)
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Originally Posted by 98CayenneT/A View Post
Thanks much, just saw a review ya did on Autopia.

Ya last season I tried Ech2o/reload on a freshly coated vehicle about 10 hours later and it was definitely to soon.

Im not a member on Autopia but how is it? Much activity on that forum?
Autopia is a nice forum to be on. A little more open when it comes to talking about products not sold directly through them. Just no outside links to competitors sites. They have a good member base. You will often find the same members on Autopia and Autogeek. Both good forums to be on.

CarPro also has their own forum. Not as much traffic as the other two.

Originally Posted by 98CayenneT/A View Post
The Guz do you have any experience with Carpro ClearCut. Think im going to give it a try with Reflect.
I do own Clear Cut. It is a good compound. Good cut and good finish. The only downside for me is the dusting. It does it's work fast so no need to work it more than 2-3 passes. Reflect is the same. I am not sure if you use Essence at all but that has been my go to lately when using any cquartz coating.

My go to compound at the moment is Sonax Cut Max. No dusting and a long working time. 3D ACA compound is nice as well. Two good compounds.

Originally Posted by neblackshirts View Post
Yeah this brand local detailed uses has a lifetime warranty he mentioned Iím sure itís got some fine print but seems to be pretty good compared to others. Was mainly worried about losing any gloss. Might be worth investing in but still $1200 is a chunk. He did quote me $750 for ceramic coating but was just on body not including glass or windows.

That blue looks awesome, do you layer to get that pop looks crazy in pictures.
The labor involved in applying PPF is what you are paying for. It is not an easy task. If you are worried about rock chips then it would be worth the investment.
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Old 04-26-2019, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by The Guz View Post
I am not sure if you use Essence at all but that has been my go to lately when using any cquartz coating.
Ya I use essence. Big fan of it. Finishes down really nice and I like how ceramics take to it.
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Old 05-17-2019, 01:53 PM
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Using Carpro ClearCut today for the first time. My initial thoughts so far is this stuff is amazing.
Im testing it on my Trans Am so it was not bad to begin with but I was starting to get fine superficial scratches due to people brushing against it (myself included) at car shows and what not.

I know my spoiler needs a little lovin so I will try and capture a before and after picture and post later.
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Old 05-17-2019, 10:32 PM
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Love CarPro ClearCut. Definitely my new go to. Wipes scratches clear out and finishes down incredibly nice.


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