Umm… Where should I start?
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Just to put this out there – In the past, I don’t trust car detailing service and/or coating on paint. Ummm…. or I should say, with how frequent I change cars, it does not warrant the price of the detailing/coating for me.
With the lifestyle changed and having Princess O with us, the Queen has ordered that we will be keeping the Passat for an extended period of time, talking about 4 to 6 years. After agreeing to this, I have started to think about how shitty my car will look in 4 years time! The word “detailing” came into my mind and I have started my extensive research on it. The technology of car detailing and coating has changed rapidly in the past few years, and I must say, I am quite overwhelmed with the offers in the market and got lost in what I should be doing.
After researching for weeks, I have settled on this product from CarPro – The C.Quartz Finest. The CQuartz Finest (CQF below) is
different to the normal CQuartz or CQuartz UK product that you can purchase publicly. Only around 200+ trained CQuartz technician have access to this, and they are all trained by Carpro to use this product. Let’s get into the nitty gritty about the product:
“… CQF is a nanotech ceramic paint coatings, high strength and condensed nano particles with superior cross linking abilities were designed utilizing a new proprietary nano material to create an extremely tough 3D structure providing a durable, super high gloss coating which protects paint and other automotive surfaces from UVA and UVB rays, dirt, brake dust, iron contaminants, bugs, bird droppings, tar and all sorts of environmnetal contaminants …”
So… what does that mean?!
There are a few areas that I am interested in while I was doing my research; the first and foremost thing, how glossy my car will look! CQF is known for its extra rich in depth and gloss it gives to the paint. But then it all depends on how good is the detailer. Paint correction is the most important step prior to applying the coating. Tony from Klasse Detailing Sydney has spent full 10 hours in paint correction to help achieve the glossiness that I wanted. This is needed even with a brand new car! The pre-delivery wash and polish from most dealership are known to induce scratches and swirl marks to the clear coat. Once you put it under the hash detailing light, they will all show up!
Second thing that I am looking into is the hydrophobic feature of the coating. Life is getting busier and busier, especially with Princess O on deck! I don’t spend as much time to keep my car clean nor wash my car as often. CQF features a low sliding angle, which allows water drops to release easily causing an extreme lotus effect. Further to this – dust, dirt and contaminants do not bond to the coating , and with any dirt or dust that attach to the coating, it is much more easily removed with a simple car wash.
The third aspect … Protection from bugs and … BIRD POO!!!!! The birds in our country love to poo! Bird poos are the biggest enemy to the paint work on our cars. They can dissolve wax on contact and eat deep into the paint, and leave an etching within minutes. CQF claimed to resists bird droppings and allows us time to discover and remove them befoe they do any permanent damages.
No matter how good is the product, the detailer is the key of the whole process and what make your money worthwhile. I met Tony from Klasse Detailing Sydney through a recommendation of a friend, and I have personally inspected a few cars that he had done in the past. One word can describe him and his work, he is a PERFECTIONIST! The level of details that he goes into, and the passion he has in his business is just plainly amazing! He is a mobile auto detailer, and also you can bring your car into his workshop as well. I have chosen to have the coating plus wheel and windows done at the same time. I have picked up the big girl (aka … my passat) from Tony after the coating has cured for a few hours. On the same note, he also provides a free maintenance wash a week after the car is done to ensure there are no defects on the coating and also use the CarPro Reload to give it an extra layer of gloss.
And the end result? I am in love with it (don’t worry… not him)! The reflection and glossiness level is just insane! Since I have picked up the car, it has seen a few rain and those dust and dirt just do not stick to the car! It does not turn into the yellowish stain that you will normally see, instead, it is as shiny as the first day that I pick her up! All in all, I am storked!
I know what you are thinking now… no photo no proof right? I must say, photos do not do the justice. But I am going to show you a few videos of the car under the sun. Make sure you have buckled up and do not fall over from your chair! INFINITICIOUS do not take any responsibility for you injuring yourself when watching the videos! 🙂
For more information about the CQF coating and the service from Tony, you can contact him on his page below:
Klasse Detailing Sydney
And just for fun… I have done a time lapse video when Tony is doing the maintenance wash and applying the carpro reload! Enjoy the video!
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