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Today I dropped my Rebel Blue 2015.5 V60 RD to have paint correction and c.quartz finest applied. Here are some before shots, but will post images during each step of the process. Should make the Rebel Blue stand out!



 

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I,m subscribed want to hear your opiun on the finished look.
 

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You will likely be very happy. I did this treatment to our A8 two years ago and it has held up remarkably. Still beads water like it has a perfect wax job, and zero miniature scratches (and the A8 is black so every minute scratch shows).
Three thoughts:
1. It makes you wash the car more - it's just so very easy. Dust and pollen washes by itself in teh rain.
2. I ONLY hand wash - not sure if that also drives the absence of scratches, but maybe.
3. The process is expensive, but if it allows no wax & perfect paint for 2-3 years. Worth it!
 

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You're going to love it. I applied the same stuff to my xc60 about 2 months ago. Just amazing!

 

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You will likely be very happy. I did this treatment to our A8 two years ago and it has held up remarkably. Still beads water like it has a perfect wax job, and zero miniature scratches (and the A8 is black so every minute scratch shows).
Three thoughts:
1. It makes you wash the car more - it's just so very easy. Dust and pollen washes by itself in teh rain.
2. I ONLY hand wash - not sure if that also drives the absence of scratches, but maybe.
3. The process is expensive, but if it allows no wax & perfect paint for 2-3 years. Worth it!
Yeah I was sold on it when the installer here in Vegas just applied it to 2 LaFerrari's :)

The price is pretty expensive but I think they gave me a deal as most of the cars they are dealing with are highend exotics. They feel the Rebel Blue Paint will pop nice! I will have some pic's coming soon!
 

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Yeah I was sold on it when the installer here in Vegas just applied it to 2 LaFerrari's :)

The price is pretty expensive but I think they gave me a deal as most of the cars they are dealing with are highend exotics. They feel the Rebel Blue Paint will pop nice! I will have some pic's coming soon!
It really depends on what the shop needs to do.

I did a full polish/wash/decon/prep with the application of two coats I DIY'd it for around $250 worth of product. All of which I can reuse (besides the cquartz).
 

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It really depends on what the shop needs to do.

I did a full polish/wash/decon/prep with the application of two coats I DIY'd it for around $250 worth of product. All of which I can reuse (besides the cquartz).
Well I'm doing cquartz finest which is only available for professional use and a authorized dealer has to apply for warranty to be active. They are doing a full decon, paint correction, polish, etc. before the cquartz finest is applied.
 

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How difficult was it to apply? How long did it take. Thanks for the input. Would be nice to apply to my xc60
It all depends on what cquartz product is used as there are different levels. Cquartz finest is the highest rated and warrantied for 2 years. It is only available to be applied by authorized dealers although you can get it on ebay, etc. 100% of dealers will require decon, paint correction, polish etc. even before cquartz finest is applied. All those steps take a few days and cost minimally over $1000. I just saw a brand new LaFarrari at the shop that cost well over $3k to have this process done.

There are other cquartz products out there for consumer use, but not sure all the prep and cost involved.
 

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All those steps take a few days and cost minimally over $1000. I just saw a brand new LaFarrari at the shop that cost well over $3k to have this process done.
Ouch. Just sent a note to a local dealer enquiring about the cost after reading this post. Knew it would be expensive but not this expensive. Guess I'm out and back to zaino.

Hmmm... I've seen a few prices online starting at ~ $500 USD. I think I should be able to afford this after all. I can stomach $1k but not $3k (if this stuff truly works).

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Ouch. Just sent a note to a local dealer enquiring about the cost after reading this post. Knew it would be expensive but not this expensive. Guess I'm out and back to zaino.

Hmmm... I've seen a few prices online starting at ~ $500 USD. I think I should be able to afford this after all. I can stomach $1k but not $3k (if this stuff truly works).

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Yeah its not cheap. I got a pretty good deal on mine for everything including the decon, paint correction, 2 polishing, etc.
 

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Well I'm doing cquartz finest which is only available for professional use and a authorized dealer has to apply for warranty to be active. They are doing a full decon, paint correction, polish, etc. before the cquartz finest is applied.
Right sorry I applied the Cquartz Ceramic Quartz sealant.

For any of their products you should be doing decon, polish/paint correction, full wash, the CarPro eraser product.

It took me 2 days from start to finish. Apply the actual Cquartz is probably the easiest step. You apply it, wait for it to flash (usually pretty quick depending on temp) then you buff it off with the supplied towel. I let it dry for a hour then applied a second coating.

The first day I did a decon and the polish/paint correction, gave it a good wash. Next morning I gave it another wash, used Eraser to remove any residue from the polish/paint correction, then applied the Cquartz.

The stuff works amazingly well. It combined with Aquapel on all of my windows = water beading like crazy! Also makes washing the vehicle super easy and the paint to touch feels silky smooth.
 

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So here are the first images of work:

1. Some of the paint correction and repair on a-pillar



2. Cut with first polish



3. 90% correction with 2nd polish



Tomorrow starts the cquartz finest application.

You can see some of the other rides being worked on here - https://www.instagram.com/thespecialistsdetailstudio/
 

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The guys at The Specialists Detail Studio (https://www.instagram.com/thespecialistsdetailstudio) in Vegas doing amazing work.

I'll post final photo's when I pick her up on Thursday. I also plan on taking her to Cars and Coffee in Vegas on Saturday.

1. Some more of the paint correction and polishing happening



2. Look at that shine!



3. Looking great...



4. Hanging out with S550

 

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Looks great! For that much money, make sure you keep the receipt for any (god forbid) insuranse claim. We have a clear bra on ours and when we needed body work, the insuranse paid for it to put back because we could show the cost.
 

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I may have to look into this for both my wife's XC60 and maybe my leased V60; both black.


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That looks good and I'm sure the camera is not doing it any justice. Have to go see how much up here.
 

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Looks great! For that much money, make sure you keep the receipt for any (god forbid) insuranse claim. We have a clear bra on ours and when we needed body work, the insuranse paid for it to put back because we could show the cost.
Thats a great point. I think they give me lots of paperwork b/c of the 2 year warranty. The guys at the shop went above and beyond. Did cquartz dlux on the wheels and steam cleaned the engine...taking this baby to cars and coffee on Saturday.
 

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That looks good and I'm sure the camera is not doing it any justice. Have to go see how much up here.
Those are just the images I'm getting from the shop. I haven't even seen it yet in person. They have been working on it for 3 days!
 

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I may have to look into this for both my wife's XC60 and maybe my leased V60; both black.


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You might be able to get away with cquartz UK or the other one I can't think of. They are both a bit cheaper, but with dark colors the gain you get wit cquartz finest is minimal (or so what I am told). B/c my v60 is that blue it just makes it that much better.
 
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