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Here are some pics of the Suntek Clear Bra install, as well as the CQuartz Finest treatment. I will post pics as I get them from the detailer. He said that there were some fine scratches on the trunk and by the gas tank, but other than that he was quite surprised how good the paint was compared to the last Hellcat he had in. He said the door jams are usually a nightmare and mine were fine.

This first one is before the CQuartz, and during the Suntek install on the front bumper.
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This is another before CQuartz, but after the Suntek install.
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This was after Suntek install on the door sills.
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Here are some pics of the Suntek Clear Bra install, as well as the CQuartz Finest treatment. I will post pics as I get them from the detailer. He said that there were some fine scratches on the trunk and by the gas tank, but other than that he was quite surprised how good the paint was compared to the last Hellcat he had in. He said the door jams are usually a nightmare and mine were fine.

This first one is before the CQuartz, but after the Suntek install on the front bumper.
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This is another before CQuartz, but after the Suntek install.
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This was after Suntek install on the door sills.
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Very shiny thanks for sharing!
 

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Got the car back today and let me tell you, the CQuartz is everything it's hyped up to be. The car looks like it has 10 coats of clear on it, and the paint correction done before makes the car look like a smooth piece of glass. Thanks to Will at Xclusive Autoworks in Massapequa, NY for a job well done. The Suntek film was put on front bumper, mirrors, rocker panels, and inside door sills. You can barely see it and the reflection is the same as the paint…I saw the XPel and Suntel side to side, and the Suntek is night and day clearer. For anyone on the fence, its worth every penny. Here are some pics:

There's actually a seam along the rocker panels and door…can't even see it.
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Looks great! Cant wait for mine. Love how the granite shows different hues with lighting and angle! Awesome!
 

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Looks great! Cant wait for mine. Love how the granite shows different hues with lighting and angle! Awesome!
You have to see it in person…you can see the blue, red, and green flake in it…it's unreal…I can't believe how poor the finish is from the factory…mine has 800 miles on it and he said there were paint defects all over the place…faded spots from overspray, swirls, fine scratches, etc. If anyone is on the fence about doing this, it's worth it!
 

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Looks fantastic! What do you think of Xclusive Autoworks? That's my local detailer also, thinking about taking the Shelby there. Them and Detailing Dynamics are the 2 biggest names around here. I see more higher end, crazy exotic cars at detailing dynamics (they just did a Mclaren P1) but I don't think they offer Cquartz finest. They have a fantastic reputation as well. Just not sure which to take my car to.
 

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Will at Xclusive Autoworks was fantastic to work with. He did a great job and he had some high end cars there as well. He had a Tesla, BMW 7 series, Maserati GT all there in the same week. I would recommend him to anyone!
 

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CQuartz Finest in action…after driving a few miles, the car was totally dry.

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Here are some pics of the Suntek Clear Bra install, as well as the CQuartz Finest treatment. I will post pics as I get them from the detailer. He said that there were some fine scratches on the trunk and by the gas tank, but other than that he was quite surprised how good the paint was compared to the last Hellcat he had in. He said the door jams are usually a nightmare and mine were fine.

This first one is before the CQuartz, and during the Suntek install on the front bumper.
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This is another before CQuartz, but after the Suntek install.
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This was after Suntek install on the door sills.
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How much does this cost, how long does it last, and where can you get it done at? I live in Ohio
 

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How much does this cost, how long does it last, and where can you get it done at? I live in Ohio
It varies by detailer and exactly what CQuartz product is used. Mine used CQuartz Finest and was $800 with full paint correction.

You would have to search for CQuartz certified detailers in your state. Do not let anyone not certified apply it, as it is a specific process and needs specialized lights to cure. It lasts up to 3 years.
 

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So after 3 years do you have to et it replaced/removed? And if you don't get is replaced just removed would the paint look the same as it did before you got it?
After 3 years, they strip what is left of it and reapply. They have a certain chemical the removes it. It is a non-permeable paint protective coating, so I would think that only minor correction, if any, is needed after the 3 years and the paint should look pristine. Very little can adhere itself to the CQuartz coating that won't rinse off with water and Reset (car wash soap made for CQuartz treated cars), so it's not actually making it to the paint itself. There's no need to clay bar it, in other words. When I dry the car, I use a blower and don't even have to touch the car with any microfibers because the water just flies off so easily.
 
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5ter 3 years, they strip what is left of it and reapply. They have a certain chemical the removes it. It is a non-permeable paint protective coating, so I would think that only minor correction, if any, is needed after the 3 years and the paint should look pristine. Very little can adhere itself to the CQuartz coating that won't rinse off with water and Reset (car wash soap made for CQuartz treated cars), so it's not actually making it to the paint itself. There's no need to clay bar it, in other words. When I dry the car, I use a blower and don't even have to touch the car with any microfibers because the water just flies off so easily.
I just want to hop in here to clarify, there's a little misinformation here but it's an honest mistake.

There aren't any chemicals that will strip Finest (Unless it's aircraft paint stripper, which will also strip your paint), it can only be removed from compounding. There is no schedule for reapplication, it is only recommended when the installer can determine the coating itself has actually failed or deteriorated which isn't going to happen anytime soon. This can be 3 years, it can be 5 years, it all depends on how the coating and vehicle has been maintained.

If anyone has any further questions, feel free to ask.
 

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I just want to hop in here to clarify, there's a little misinformation here but it's an honest mistake.

There aren't any chemicals that will strip Finest (Unless it's aircraft paint stripper, which will also strip your paint), it can only be removed from compounding. There is no schedule for reapplication, it is only recommended when the installer can determine the coating itself has actually failed or deteriorated which isn't going to happen anytime soon. This can be 3 years, it can be 5 years, it all depends on how the coating and vehicle has been maintained.

If anyone has any further questions, feel free to ask.
So at 3-5 years down the road when the coating has 'worn thin', you compound and reapply? Or can you reapply a new coat without compounding before it has failed, say at 2.5 years?
 

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So at 3-5 years down the road when the coating has 'worn thin', you compound and reapply? Or can you reapply a new coat without compounding before it has failed, say at 2.5 years?
The coating can have layers added at basically any time after the initial application, and all that is required to allow adhesion is light polishing.

That said, each time more coating is added it will be necessary to remove any surface defects present on the vehicle at that point, just like what is done before the coating is first applied. If the vehicle has been properly maintained the chances are pretty good that any minor defects can be removed with minimal correction work, though your installer can determine what is necessary on a case-by-case basis.
 

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I just want to hop in here to clarify, there's a little misinformation here but it's an honest mistake.

There aren't any chemicals that will strip Finest (Unless it's aircraft paint stripper, which will also strip your paint), it can only be removed from compounding. There is no schedule for reapplication, it is only recommended when the installer can determine the coating itself has actually failed or deteriorated which isn't going to happen anytime soon. This can be 3 years, it can be 5 years, it all depends on how the coating and vehicle has been maintained.

If anyone has any further questions, feel free to ask.
Thanks Will…sorry for that…this is why you're the man! Won a Best in Show this weekend because of XclusiveAutoworks precision to detail and hard work!
 
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