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I've owned a lot of vehicles during my life, and I've always maintained them myself. I never run my vehicles through car washes, it's always been the hand wash & wax. I've owned a few new vehicles that I thought the paint job from the factory was great. When washing & waxing, I've always used the two bucket method, micro fiber towel dry, hand wax with the best I could find. The vehicle always looked perfect to my me. I didn't know how wrong I was, I'm not an expert at detailing my car. Now I know what I've missed all these years after meeting Mr. Jon McInnis, owner of Absolute Perfection of Goldsboro, NC.

After doing my research on Stingrayforums, my fellow Vette owners were not only detailing their C7's they were having their paint sealed. I've never heard of having your paint sealed, I thought it was just wax and your good to go. I was referred to Jon by one of the members in the detailing section. I called Jon and explained that I had just purchased a new Stingray and could he detail it for me. Jon proceeded to explain in detail how he would detail my Vette and he answered all my questions and concerns to the fullest. Jon is a very personable individual who exhibits great concern for your vehicle and his quality of work.

When I received my C7, it rolled off that enclosed car carrier a work of art. That Torch Red shined like a bandit, until I pulled it up in the driveway to do my inspection. I found one small spot on the drivers door near the mirror that didn't shine like the rest of the paint. No problem, I thought it would come out the first time I waxed it. Now since I was going to have it detailed and sealed, I didn't wash or wax it. I drove it to Goldsboro and let Jon have it for a few days to work his magic.

I had no idea how many imperfections were in the paint of my C7 until I read the write-up Jon did. I know my eye sight is going bad with age, but how could I have missed all this!

https://www.facebook.com/absolute.perfection.detailing

Portfolio | Absolute Perfection Auto Detailing - Goldsboro, NC

Jon, thank you very much for a "Outstanding" detail job on our Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, job well done!

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Rick, What was done CQuartz Finest or Opti Coat? Your car looks great!! Joe
 

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I would really like to see these jobs by detailers contain the cost as well as what was done. None of this is cheap, and shouldn't be, it's a huge amount of work. I'll guess 750-900 bucks.
 

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Congrats Rick! ;)

I wish my town had an awesome detailer like the ones ya'll have been able to find. My best option is 2+ hours away. :rolleyes:
 
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Jon, thank you very much for a "Outstanding" detail job on our Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, job well done!
Wow! Thank you so much for your kind words Rick! And thank you for trusting me with your gorgeous Stingray! Amazing vehicle, and it was a pleasure perfecting it for you.

Hi US Marine What did you have done and high much. thanks
Robert, I responded to your email.

Here is a writeup I did on the detail:
Absolute Perfection Auto Detailing: Torch Red 2014 C7 Stingray ? Correction and CQuartz UK - Click & Brag - Autopia

Rick, What was done CQuartz Finest or Opti Coat? Your car looks great!! Joe
Joe, CQuartz UK edition was the coating of choice on this detail.

I would really like to see these jobs by detailers contain the cost as well as what was done. None of this is cheap, and shouldn't be, it's a huge amount of work. I'll guess 750-900 bucks.
Glen, pricing varies with every vehicle due to prep work required to perfect the paint before coating. For my shop, pricing with CQuartz UK starts at $500 and can go up from there depending on the level of correction the paint needs before coating. CQ Finest would start at $900 and go up from there.

Congrats Rick! ;)

I wish my town had an awesome detailer like the ones ya'll have been able to find. My best option is 2+ hours away. :rolleyes:
Paul, what part of Texas are you in? I may be able to help you find a qualified detailer closer to you.
 

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Looks knockout stunning Rick! :cool:
 
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Jon,

Other than the cost, what is the real difference between CQuartz UK and CQ Finest? Is it gloss of the finish, durability, both or something else?

Thanks, Scott.
 

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I just read your article on Autopia (my home site as well). I’m an amateur detailer – not for hire – just my car and friends - I noticed a couple things:
• I often write about rinseless with ONR or DG and not using a hose, and get a tremendous amount of flak from the diehards that you can't do the job without a hose. You certainly show that's not the truth. Little do they know, my car is always clean, and even when I have a hose, I’d rather do a rinseless.
• I saw you used M100 …I am using M105 right now and I would like to try 100, how do they differ? What pads did you use for the heavy correction and the fine polish? Was not 100 the new stuff you could not get here in the US for a while?
• I see that you used the Rupes…I would really like to try it out..versus my GG 6, how do you think that they differ?

I love the look of UK, I used it on my Vette, too..… All in all, a great job and it shows…..and why these jobs are expensive. How many hours in this job?

See you on autopia....here's my procedure I did to reduce my Orange Peel...came out great...

http://www.stingrayforums.com/forum...vette-stingray-build-thread-20.html#post23385
 

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Jon, thank you again for the art of your perfection while detailing our C7. I want to thank everybody for their kind replies, and Jon answered everybody's questions. Check out his facebook write-up on our C7.

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Glen, you better be careful, the time you have spent on your C7 "Masterpiece"! Paint, mods, etc, you may have C7's lining up in your driveway to work your magic on them.

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Jon, amazing work as always!!! Always a pleasure to view your work and so proud to work with you also.

Jon,

Other than the cost, what is the real difference between CQuartz UK and CQ Finest? Is it gloss of the finish, durability, both or something else?

Thanks, Scott.
Hi Scott, there are a lot of differences between the two. First its important to note that unlike some companies that make two similar products and call one "pro version" this is not the case with CarPros CQuartz coatings. UK and Finest are two very different products with different chemicals using different modifications and volumes of nano tech Si02 and other ingredients. Now, to answer what are the differences that you would see or find proof of without looking at MSDS.

1.- Application could not be more different

2.- Finest has superior stain resistance than any coating we have tested including UK. (See expanded story on this feature at end of my post)

3.- Both have excellent gloss but Finest has more gloss then any other (even slightly higher than UK).

4.- UK has an equal "richening" affect equal to Finest

5.- Durability: Finest wins the race here as well although UK is going to last as long as anyone of us "How does it look" types would need it to. Unless it literally only sits in the garage... over the course of 2-3 years eventually you will want to have at least a light polish on the vehicle and add another coat. The truth is there is no such thing as permanent anything... its a poor word choice for something man made... Without cleaning and/or maintenance the environment and mother nature will eventually win! Steel rusts, concrete disintegrates, weeds and bushes will tear through concrete if left to do so. Sunshine and the atmosphere oxidize all substances in one way or the other. The key to us is: How long does the coating help keep the vehicle looking good? The answer is longer than anything else. It should be noted you must care for your vehicle! Its not a license to abuse. Instead it is a tool that with proper knowledge and products will keep your car looking beautiful for years.

6.- Hardness (Resistance to fine wash induced marring) is stellar with both products. Even in UK testing we have some real world test, 6 months after application - one side of car with UK and the other with only wax and sealants and you can literally see the difference in the few ultra fine swirls on the uncoated part.

7.- Finest has more slickness feel to the fingers than UK (for what its worth UK application should include Reload which adds slickness)

8.- Finest sheds dirt better than anything else we have used but UK is NO slouch! We tested it side by side with a competitor ceramic coating that sells for well over 100$ just for purchasing a bottle of the product and CQuartz Uk beat it visibly.

A little story pertaining to #2....

A new detailer thats been using a competitor coating for a long time became a CarPro detailer and applied UK to his vehicle to test it. A week later he texted me very excited about the results he was getting. Really exciting feedback!! He was thrilled!

So fast forward a few weeks later he calls me and says theirs a bird bomb on the coating and it has etched it! I said, "Are you sure?" I went through a few things with him and asked if he topped with Reload as well. It appeared he had done everything right so I told him make sure he removed all bird poo residue and leave it be for a couple days and if it doesn't go away we can fix it easily. It is well known that bird bombs can be the most damaging thing to auto finishes and occasionally you can get a REALLY nasty one that can eat into anything in minutes. UK however will resist this FAR better than auto paint and clear coat. So, I told him its possible but unlikely it has damaged the coating. He admitted he had left it on a few days thinking it was safe since it was coated. (a bad idea by the way... always remove bird bombs from any surface you care about) Anyway.. on with the story! So, he texts me again the next morning and says "Its gone!" So a happy ending... :)

I've got another story about a cross country trip (this time with a car coated in multiple Finest coats and Reload) the owner parked in a hotel parking lot and forgot all about the sprinklers... will save that story for next time though!
 

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Jon:
I just read your article on Autopia (my home site as well). I’m an amateur detailer – not for hire – just my car and friends - I noticed a couple things:
• I often write about rinseless with ONR or DG and not using a hose, and get a tremendous amount of flak from the diehards that you can't do the job without a hose. You certainly show that's not the truth. Little do they know, my car is always clean, and even when I have a hose, I’d rather do a rinseless.
Hey Glen!

I actually have just recently been converted to rinseless wash. I have both DG and ONR. Really liking ONR. Very versatile product. Actually just started using it on interiors as well. Same method: bucket of ONR solution (1 ounce to 2 gallons of water), soak MF towels in it, grab a towel out and wring out by hand and it just lifts dirt of the interior surfaces including carpets. Great stuff! I still like to rinse the vehicle first before using ONR as a wash, but from what I understand, it is not necessary.

• I saw you used M100 …I am using M105 right now and I would like to try 100, how do they differ? What pads did you use for the heavy correction and the fine polish? Was not 100 the new stuff you could not get here in the US for a while?
I like M100 a lot more than M105. A lot less dust, wipes off easily, finishes really nice, and is cheaper. For heavy cutting I like Buff&Shine Cutting MF pads, their yellow cutting pads, or wool. Fine polish, my go to is M205 and CarPro Reflect. B&S white, green, or blue pads. You are thinking of M101 that took a while to get to the US. More pricey, but has more cut than M105/100

• I see that you used the Rupes…I would really like to try it out..versus my GG 6, how do you think that they differ?
I love both my Rupes. The 21 and 15. If the griots works for you, keep using it. But the Rupes has some amazing throw which gives better correction capabilities faster. If you want to try them out, you are about an hour and 15 minutes from AutoGeek in Stuart FL (I see you are in Fort Lauderdale). You can sign up for their Show Car Makeover ( Sign-up: 1966 Nova Pro Touring - Thursday, March 27th 2014 - Auto Geek Online Auto Detailing Forum ) and get a chance to try one out.

I love the look of UK, I used it on my Vette, too..… All in all, a great job and it shows…..and why these jobs are expensive. How many hours in this job?

See you on autopia....here's my procedure I did to reduce my Orange Peel...came out great...

http://www.stingrayforums.com/forum...vette-stingray-build-thread-20.html#post23385
At my shop today, I only had a second to glance over your post you linked above. Amazing work! Will have to look it over in more detail tomorrow.

If you have any more questions, feel free to message me, like my business page on Facebook and message me there ( https://www.facebook.com/absolute.perfection.detailing ), or send me a friend request on FB ( https://www.facebook.com/mcinnis.jon ).
 

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Thanks Jon, yeah both Mike and Todd have invited me up to try a few things on the Vette OP, with their and Sully's help here, I did it myself. Slow going but productive. You gotta love your car to wetsand ......and be retired, due to the hours involved....LOL
 

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Rick, have Jon teach you to use ONR to clean the car, the stuff is magical......
I gave Rick a gift bag with a couple MF towels and a small sample of ONR diluted as a quick detailer for emergency purposes. Also provided links to purchase ONR and how to videos as well. :cool:
 

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I like the rinseless products because they are 3 in one:
1.As a rinseless wash.....google the "Garry dean" method for this, I'll never weekly clean a car any other way
2. As a quik detailer- I keep a windex bottle full in the car for bird bombs, etc
3. As a clay lube.....

So versatile, I buy it by the gallon.....
 
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