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Old 09-12-2018, 10:11 AM   #1
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My car is now coated in CQuartz UK 3.0 and I am aware that I can apply carpro reload every few months to maintain it. Carpro reload can be applied on a wet car and has drying agents to help.

What do I use on washes between the every few months reload application? Every drying agent product Ive used in the past is a quick wax or spray sealant which I should not be putting on top of a ceramic coat.

Reload is quite expensive to be using after every wash and that product takes some time to apply without streaking vs. a spray on wipe off drying agent.
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Old 09-14-2018, 12:54 PM   #2
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1 ounce ONR, mixed with 127 ounces of DI water, makes an excellent drying aid for coated vehicles.

Another option is to not touch it during the drying process. Invest in a "spotless rinse" system(CR Spotless for example), and a battery operated leaf blower or dedicated blower for car detailing. I personally use my Ego blower.

Wash the car, rinse with CR Spotless, blow dry. That's my routine.




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Old 09-14-2018, 02:17 PM   #3
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For potential n00bs it might be useful to indicate that ONR is "Optimum No Rinse" and DI is "DeIonized" water.
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Old 09-17-2018, 10:40 AM   #4
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Thanks - Ill see about finding DI water - i have distilled water but this sounds different. Is this something I can store in a bottle for a year and use as needed?

I washed for the first time this weekend, my ryobi plug in leaf blower worked really good since it was soo beady. Then I went around with a huge waffle weave towel and hit the left overs. Almost thinking I dont need a drying agent now.. ceramic coat worked above expectation.
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My car is now coated in CQuartz UK 3.0 and I am aware that I can apply carpro reload every few months to maintain it. Carpro reload can be applied on a wet car and has drying agents to help.

What do I use on washes between the every few months reload application? Every drying agent product Ive used in the past is a quick wax or spray sealant which I should not be putting on top of a ceramic coat.

Reload is quite expensive to be using after every wash and that product takes some time to apply without streaking vs. a spray on wipe off drying agent.
i personally just dry the car and that is it. I guess you can use reload but as you said that gets expensive when you start washing your car once a week
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Old 10-08-2018, 10:13 AM   #6
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Ceramic coating noob here - Does washing your car and drying as normal reduce the effectiveness of the ceramic coating? I see a lot of people using no touch wash methods and am curious if that is just faster due to the coating or if it just increases life of the coating.
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Old 10-18-2018, 11:28 AM   #7
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Ceramic coating noob here - Does washing your car and drying as normal reduce the effectiveness of the ceramic coating? I see a lot of people using no touch wash methods and am curious if that is just faster due to the coating or if it just increases life of the coating.
Basically every time you touch your car you have the possibility of leaving some form of scratch, mark, or swirl, even a ceramic coat. Ceramic coated cars get clean easier and dry easier than non-coated cars, so a touchless wash can work better with them.

Having said all that, I coated both of my cars, and I use a regular wash. I don't feel the touchless is as effective, but that is personal opinion. I wash it, it has been accumulating less dirt now that they are coated. I then break out the leaf blower to blow the car somewhat dry. On my Gyeon Syncro coated car, I get about 95% of the way there I think. On the CQuartz coated car, maybe in the 80% range. If you were hard pressed, and were going to drive it after, you probably could leave either one the way it was after the blower and go.
I haven't been using a drying aid, I never have.

I have used Gyeon wet coat on both cars once, which is a spray on when wet, then hose off "coating". it has a noticeable effect on the CQuartz. The Syncro was fantastic before.
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