Polish angel or Quartz any good?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Luton Town, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. Luton Town

    Luton Town Active Member

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    Picking up my new car in a couple of weeks and was going to get it detailed and a glass coat put on any recommendations to what I should get done?Looked at polish angel and quartz so far.Looking to spend around £500 for the work and a 3 year protection.Car is an A45 AMG in mountain grey.Cheers.
     
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    I have done this to all my cars over the years I presume you are doing this yourself rather than pay stupid money to a garage.i usually use boora permaseal 2stage treatment then a good coat of Harley wax.applicators micro cloths polish permaseal will cost you £80 approx. and 4/5 hours of your time and you will do a better job as it is your pride and joy
     
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    Blue Moon Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Autobrite Direct Abyss to seal, then Obsession Carnauba Wax to finish. The water beading will be amazing, and Abyss will last 9 / 12 months when it can be reapplied. Wax every 2 /3 months. Product cost c£60 plus time. HTH :thumb:
     
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    Toobad Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Congratulations on the new car, the greys seem to have overtaken the silvers as the go-to colour choice in recent years and mountain grey will certainly help accentuate the stlying lines of your A-Class. Having resisted the high pressure sales tactics of the dealer to add the £400 Supagard paint treatment, I too considered a "new car detail" by an independent valeting company. If you enjoy fettling your car as a means of escape and relaxation, I'd suggest tackling the job yourself as both products you are considering don't require any specialist expertise like, say, the application process of Gtechniq's Crystal Serum Black. And at the end of the exercise you get to bathe in the warm glow of self-adulation for you have indeed become a detailing God!

    Paint sealant longevity claims can be taken with a fairly large pinch of salt much like official MPG figures. Of the 2 products you are considering I suspect Carpro's CQuartz UK Edition will out perform the Polish Angel Master Sealant. It deposits a microscopic film of silcon dioxide (SiO2) over the paint. Also referred to as silica, this is indeed a true glass coating and probaly explains why it is twice the price of the Polish Angel product.

    If you are pursuing the Holy Grail of glossiness then essentially any sealant will do because all the work is in the preparation. Cleaning to the molecular level to remove contaminants then machine polishing until the paint surface is as flat as it can be is the secret to optimum reflectivity. Obviously there is a lot of marketing hype surrounding the products and there is also an element of the "Emperor's new clothes" amongst amateur detailers. Descriptions of the effect produced can be a bit flowery just like those used in wine tasting. Do bear in mind some products are specifically formulated to enhance a particular paint colour. Also topping the sealant with a wax will produce a finish many describe as "warm". Here's a useful guide to pairing product with paint colour, just remember the best sealant in the world is usually the one the retailer has in stock.

    Choosing Paint Protection | Car Care Advice | Polished Bliss

    I took the £400 Supagard money and invested in a dual action orbital polisher and a selection of pads and potions with a view to applying Blackfire's Wet Ice Over Fire kit. I've enjoyed perfecting my techique on 3 cars and 4 motorcycles in readiness for my Hyacinth Red GLC which will arrive in June.
     
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    Luton Town

    Luton Town Active Member

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    Well I picked my new A45 up from JBD at MB Norwich today and man alive am I pleased with it!!I have decided to go with the new car detail and have the Siramk glass coats on it.I only had it 2 hours then it went straight to the dealer!!! I pick it up on Saturday and can not wait.
     
  6. Toobad

    Toobad Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Wow, that must take such self-control to hand over the keys of your A45 rocketship after only 2 hours. Still, tomorrow is going to be one excellent day. Siramik Glasscoat is definitely getting a reputation for being one of the Guardians of the Gloss. As they say, the finish is wetter than an otter's pocket! Are they just using their famous SC15 coating or have you sprung for their new dealer-applied Diamas Professionali coating? Either way, we'd love to see some pics or at least a link to your detailer's site. Suggest you wear eye protection when you go to collect it.

    :ttiuwp
     
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    Luton Town

    Luton Town Active Member

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    pick her up tomorrow,yes will get some pics up(he said he will take some as well and put on his twitter page,unique detail by the way)Not having the Diamas though,was another £150.
     

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