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I'm sure as many other RS customers have experienced, it was a long time coming for my customers vehicle to arrive. Almost 365 days after the order was placed it was ready for pick up from the dealership. The vehicle made the trip from almost two hours away to be prepped and coated with only the best... CQuartz Finest.

First things first, the "Focus" badge was removed from the rear tailgate.



The wheels were cleaned with Meguiar's Hyperwash, and various brushes. The tires were cleaned with Tufshine Tire cleaner and the wheel wells were cleaned with Shine Supply Solution.



The rest of the vehilce was safely washed using the two bucket method, Meguiar's Hyperwash and a Microfiber Madness Incredisponge. Once the paintwork was cleaned, the vehicle was decontaminated using CarPro's Iron-X and Tar-X.



Then the vehicle was dried with a Microfiber Madness Dry Me Crazy towel and a Metro Master Blaster air dryer.



I found there to be left over plastic on the lips of the rims that was fairly easy to remove.



Then the paint was electronically measured to ensure there were no unknown repairs. Sensitive areas that could come into contact with the polisher were taped off to prevent any discoloration to the trim. The entire vehicle was polished with some areas requiring light compounding to remove defects.



After the paint was corrected, the focus turned to the wheels, each wheel was unmounted, cleaned and coated with CQuartz DLUX. The calipers were even airbrushed with CQuartz DLUX.





The wheels were remounted, and torqued to factory specs.

Finally the vehicle was cleaned with CarPro Eraser to ensure there were no oils or product that might interfere with the coating bonding to the paint.The doorjambs were sealed with CarPro ReLoad, all of the paintwork was treated to two layers of CQuartz Finest, the trim, headlights, taillights and rear diffuser were coated with CQuartz DLUX and all of the exterior glass was coated with Aquapel.

Afters.

















My favorite shot... It's all about that RS.



Thanks for looking!

Alex
 

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Great pics - getting Opticoat Pro+ done next week and very excited for results
 

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Very nice, might I ask what you charged for this package of work?
 

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ALEX that's my car. Picked up last Wednesday, tint Saturday, Boyce Auto Detailing Sunday. Picked her up from Alex Wednesday evening. Nite and day difference on the glow/$hine factor, and cleanup is a breeze. Great photos Alex thanks for posting her up. Anybuddy wanna see how good Cquartz looks on a car, stop by and then take it to Boyce.
 

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Alex is a pro, one man show. No sixteen year old kid with a wheel in the back, he does one car at a time himself.
 

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Very nice, might I ask what you charged for this package of work?
Every installer can vary in price, I can get you in touch with your nearby installer that can give you a quote based on what you want?

ALEX that's my car. Picked up last Wednesday, tint Saturday, Boyce Auto Detailing Sunday. Picked her up from Alex Wednesday evening. Nite and day difference on the glow/$hine factor, and cleanup is a breeze. Great photos Alex thanks for posting her up. Anybuddy wanna see how good Cquartz looks on a car, stop by and then take it to Boyce.
Glad you spotted it! Thank you for being so great to work with, I truly had a blast working on this car and with you!
 

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How does Cquartz (and other ceramic coatings) stand up to rock hits on the front bumper/hood? I'm debating on going full frontal PPF XPEL wrap again. I've read some people Cquartz OVER the XPEL.
 

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Looks Great! I have been looking at the Ceramic Coatings..
Thanks! The biggest thing I would recommend/suggest is if you have it installed by someone, check them out and make sure they are very familiar with whatever they install. A good installer can make a poor coating look good, a bad installer can make the best coating look bad.

How does Cquartz (and other ceramic coatings) stand up to rock hits on the front bumper/hood? I'm debating on going full frontal PPF XPEL wrap again. I've read some people Cquartz OVER the XPEL.
CQuartz, or other ceramic coatings for that matter, won't prevent rock chips. Xpel or other PPF products would be what you are looking for if that is your major concern. Ceramic coatings help "lock in" the appearance of the polished paintwork. They make washing incredibly easy, they have serious chemical resistance, self cleaning abilities, and UV protection for years when maintained properly. Many people top Xpel with a ceramic coating to get the best of both worlds, rock/scratch resistance and all of the attributes of the ceramic coating.
 

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Man... that looks awesome!
 

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Looks killer!

So wish I wasn't in such a geographic no man's land. I would love to have that level of protection & perfection!
 

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Thanks for looking!

Alex
Thanks for posting!!

I am not too far away in grand rapids and have been thinking about having something like this done. I was planning on having xpel ultimate done first. Do you have any recommendations on who I should have do an expel clear bra. Again nice work on this car. Would love to have you do some work for me!
 

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Looks killer!

So wish I wasn't in such a geographic no man's land. I would love to have that level of protection & perfection!
West Virginia huh? Wouldn't you know that my in-laws live in WV and I travel there quite often :)

Where at in WV?

Thanks for posting!!

I am not too far away in grand rapids and have been thinking about having something like this done. I was planning on having xpel ultimate done first. Do you have any recommendations on who I should have do an expel clear bra. Again nice work on this car. Would love to have you do some work for me!

Thanks! I've been through the Xpel factory training in Texas, but would still consider myself pretty new to the "film" industry. Feel free to send me a private message on here or you can contact me through my Facebook business page "Boyce Auto Detailing".

Hope to hear from you!

Alex
 
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