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I just picked up my C7 after having Cquartz Finest, Wincos window film and Suntek paint protection film applied to the front clip. detail1.jpg View attachment 2959 1537758_577264705695105_1820691250_o.jpg
 

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I am thinking about having mine done with CQuartz. Mainly for the hydrophobic properties and glossiness.

How do you like it?

How much did it run (if you don't mind telling me)?

How long did the application process take?

Thanks for the insight and the car looks great!


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Wow! Looks awesome!!! ;)
 

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Did they do any paint corrections prior to application?


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Does anyone close to Salt Lake City Utah apply the CQuartz?
Unfortunately the nearest person to you is 165 miles north. If your interested in traveling two hours, I can link you there info.

Did they do any paint corrections prior to application?


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Shoudl have if they did it properly.
 

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Just had Opti Coat Pro installed (chose OCP over CQtz for multiple reasons). Love the gloss and hydrophobocity (rained today in Houston). Every C7 owner should have their car coated in my opinion!

If you are looking at coating options in or around Houston PM me for info


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Hi Michael, could you please share the multiple reasons you chose OCP over cQuartz Finest? I see at post #2 above you were undecided, but by post #9 you had a strong opinion. Do please share with us who are still undecided. Thank you!
 

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Sorry about that I have posted on multiple threads regarding this topic and seem to have neglected this one.

First, my main reason for applying a coating was the hydrophobic property and it's "staying power". From testimonials and info found primarily online I decided to use Opti Coat Pro because of the incredible sheeting and beading effect it provides. This is a common characteristic of coatings and is almost impossible to distinguish between them (in my opinion). The Opti Coat on my car is AWESOME and does exactly as I was expecting it to.

Second, glossiness was a factor in my decision. I have heard overall that C Quartz is "glossier" but it has been the opinion of most detailers and installers (both C Quartz and Opti Coat) that the gloss comes from the paint prep and polish. In accordance with this I found an installer that is truly passionate about his work and takes the time and effort to produce a world class finish. The result is a stunning finish that truly blew me away!

Third, the longevity of the coating was a huge factor. Opti Coat is a "permanent" coating and has an optional factory LIFE TIME warranty (haven't found a C Quartz or any other coating installer offering this). At $1000 for a two year coating (C Quartz) I couldn't justify the cost. I would rather wax and clay bar as needed at that price if it's going to wear off in a couple of years.

Since the coating was applied it has rained here in Houston and I have seen great results in water repellency and less road grime on the car after air drying. My installer, John Gray, coated the painted surfaces, rims (inside and out), all glass surfaces, and my painted calipers. I could not be more happy with the result and at near half the price of C Quartz I am happy my coating will last for years to come!




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Thank you for the details and write-up!
 

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I'm thinking about putting Opticoat 2.0 on my Torch Red C7. I already put Xpel ultimate on front bumper and may do so on full hood, but I want some kind of protection on the rest of the car. I have used 2.0 before and it looks good, but does anyone know if Opticoat pro or Cquartz UK or Cquartz Finest really result in a higher shine?
 

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I own both oc2 and cquartz uk , CQ is a better gloss, not by much, but you can tell....

I am strictly speaking about the products available to the public, not just to detainers...they are OC 2.0, CQuartz and CQuartz UK.....see the detailing sites for the diff in the CQ products.
 

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I'm really happy with my opti coat pro. Many claim that CQ is glossier but unless u have the cars side by side you'll never tell the difference. The staying power that opt coat provides is what makes it worth it for me. Can't justify paying roughly $500 per year for CQ


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Just want to point out, CQuartz Finest lasts (and is warrantied for) a minimum of 2 years. If your car is garaged and isn't a daily driver, it's very possible that it could last even longer.

Not that there's anything wrong with Opti-Coat Pro, but if your goals include keeping your car flawless in the long run, you'll probably find yourself having it re-polished every few years anyway since even the most careful washing can leave defects behind over time. OCP is more designed for those who want great protection and aren't bothered by a few defects accumulating.

My $0.02 as an installer of both coatings.
 

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Charlie, How do i find a reputable person to do this kind of coating in the Dallas area?

thanks for your perspective.
 

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Charlie, How do i find a reputable person to do this kind of coating in the Dallas area?

thanks for your perspective.
There are three CQuartz Finest installers listed in the DFW area:

Detail Perfection
Mike Urban
(214) 544-0817
140 Horseshoe Bend
Fairview, TX 75069

Mirror Finish Auto Detailing
Steve Hughes
p. (972) 352-7738
p. [email protected]
Richardson, TX 75081

New Image Auto Detailing
Kody Keuter
817-235-1734
Fort Worth, TX

Kody @ New Image is also an authorized Optimum installer.
 

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Thanks! I appreciate the info!


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