Iron-X and Cquartz

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  1. GALTCAT

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    First I'd like to tank members of the H/C forum. I've learned quite a bit on this forum. One item I picked up on was the use of Iron-X and Cquartz for detailing my wonderful Hellcat. After ordering and receiving the Iron-X and Cquartz, I realized the process and the application is more complex than what I thought. To me, the novice, the instructions and directions provided are lacking. For example, the Cquartz came in a small bottle, and it does not seem to me to be enough to cover the HC.
    I am looking for helpful hints and advice on applying the Iron-X and Cquartz, I've yet to find someone in my area who ever heard of these products. Talked to the owner of a local car wash and detailing service and he said he had never used these products but he could do it. Being the skeptic I am, I'm not sure. If anyone who has ever used these products, I would greatly appreciate any hints on what to look for in what to do and what not what to do. TIA
     
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    Well first off let me say, this is just my opinion and I obviously do not know it all.

    If you were able to purchase it, It is not cquartz finest, which is the top line. You have the consumer version which is supposed to be as good but not last as long. I personally would recommend going to a cquartz professional and having it done. Biggest attraction there is they do a paint conditioning prior which REALLY brings out the shine and looks. Then they use a stronger version which is supposed to last 2-3 years. I'm going on a couple of months and so far I LOVE it. Very VERY easy to keep the car clean and it stays clean for longer.

    If you choose to do it yourself that small bottle is indeed supposed to do the whole car, it only takes a small amount of it from what I've been told. I would still find a detailer to clay and buff the car prior. It's the prep which gets you 90% of the shine.

    my 2 cents

    And if someone does not know about it I would think you would do a better job of it even if they are in the business...
     
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    And if you do decide on CQuartz Finest, and if your name suggests your location, consider Man at Detail Maniac. He did my Cat recently (it looks great) and has worked on several in the Sacramento area.
     
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    It's 4 cents now. Ditto. Go to a dealer that does cquartz for s living. They will fix paint issues and get iron off w clay bar then prep and do cquartz. Worth the money for someone else and a professional in my mind.
     
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    Dont forget rock protection on the front and splash gaurds on all 4 corners.
    Would suck to do / pay all that work and end up chipped.
     
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    You are right. Now all I got to do is find that professional, which maybe easy in California, but in North Alabama (or southern Tennessee) not so easy. Our friend from Sacramento, CA is very helpful. "I might send my H?C to him to get it." just joking
     
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    I just went on to the CQuartz website and they have a map of the US and I found a CQuartz installer in southern TN. Here is his info. I have no connection to him or to CQuartz. Just trying to help out.

    name
    Detail By Vinny
    description
    Detail By Vinny
    Vinny Sorrentino
    p. (615) 854-3915
    e. vinny@detailbyvinny.com
    w. http://www.detailbyvinny.com
     
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    Hate to rain on your parade
    Cquartz is SNAKE OIL BS !!


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    You care to expand on your post? Why do you say it is snake oil?
     
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    I have seen it first hand. I live in weather climates that is brutal on a car paint finish. It failed time and time again. It's BS Snake Oil.
    I seen black paints jobs turn milky and dull in 2 months.

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    You live a warm/hot clime or a cool/cold clime? dry or wet clime? TIA
     
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    Hot High Humid and Cold Wet and Humid.
    It was a total waste of money. It didn't do any better in these conditions than Butter Wax from Chemical Guys or Gold Class from Meguires


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    Just received my 2nd bottle of Iron-x but this time Lemon sent... OMG, GET THE LEMON and ONLY the Lemon!!!!!! The regular would still smell like skunk one month after use in the garage. The Lemon stinks some but the regular is off the chart with stink! I used the Iron-x the 1st week on the car before I did my own paint correction and worked well but I now like this on the wheels to cut brake dust with every wash. I then go back with car wash and is now part of my regular wash routine.
     
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