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post #1 of 18 Old 02-04-2014, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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BMW 435i Cquartz Finest

Hey there everyone. We had a brand new BMW 435i sport come through the shop the other day. This is the first time I saw the new model in person, and I was very impressed. It looks much more sporty and aggressive to me than some previous body styles. If the performance matches the looks BMW has a real winner here!

Anyway, this vehicle was booked for a full paint correction, Cquartz Finest coating, and window tint. We started with a foam wash with the 2 bucket method.



The wheels we addressed next, first they were cleaned on the car with Car Pro Iron X and various brushes. The tires and wheel wells were scrubbed down with APC+.

Iron X Doing its thing.





After drying the vehicle the paint was spot clay barred to remove some bonded contaminants picked up during shipping. Next the wheels were all removed to facilitate a full cleaning and coating. They were first polished with Car Pro Reflect to amp oup the gloss, then wiped down with Car Pro Reflect, and finally coated with Cquartz Finest front and back.





While they were off the wheel wells were dressed with Car Pro PERL as were the tires. The wheels were then re-installed and torqued to factory specs.



The paint on this vehicle was actually in pretty good shape, with one a hand full of visible marks. We went over the entire paintwork with Car Pro Reflect to remove the marring and amp up the gloss. Following the polishing the paint, trim, and glass were wiped down twice with Car Pro Eraser to insure the surfaces were free of oils. Two layers of Cquartz Finest were applied to each surface and then buffed off. Here is how the car turned out.















The final job was to tint the windows to 35% all around. We also applied Car Pro DLUX to all of the black trim to protect it from future fading.



Thanks for taking a look at our write up, we loved working on this car, and hope to see more coming through out doors soon! We appreciate your feedback!
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post #2 of 18 Old 02-04-2014, 05:44 PM
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Thanks for posting. CQuartz Finest is definitely top notch. I just can't justify spending all that jack when leasing. The car looks great btw.
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Thanks for posting. CQuartz Finest is definitely top notch. I just can't justify spending all that jack when leasing. The car looks great btw.
Thanks, it is really the best protection you can get on a car. This car is actually on a 3 year lease as well, he just wanted to keep the car looking it's best without a ton of maintenance needed.
 
post #4 of 18 Old 02-05-2014, 03:36 PM
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I've had Opti-Coat applied on my previous cars.

Been looking into CQuarts recently but think I'm going to stick to Opti-Coat.



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I've had Opti-Coat applied on my previous cars.

Been looking into CQuarts recently but think I'm going to stick to Opti-Coat.
Have you looked at the normal Cquartz or Cquartz Finest?
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Dave, what would I be looking at with Finest, price-wise and time-wise? I understand there's paint correction and prep time involved. I have an authorized guy nearby.
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I heard a lot about Opti-Coat but not CQuarts, what are the differences and which one is better?



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Dave, what would I be looking at with Finest, price-wise and time-wise? I understand there's paint correction and prep time involved. I have an authorized guy nearby.
Best to get in touch with them directly for an exact price and time quote. For me, Finest jobs start at $750 with one step of paint correction and go up from there based on how much correction the paint needs. I normally keep a car for 2 days give or take.


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I heard a lot about Opti-Coat but not CQuarts, what are the differences and which one is better?
They are both great products. I prefer Cquartz Finest because in my experience it looks better on paint and sheets water and dirt off better than Opti-Coat. This means the car stays cleaner longer and is easier to clean when you do wash it. Cquartz Finest comes with a two year warranty, but has lasted over 3 in testing.
post #9 of 18 Old 02-08-2014, 05:35 PM
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Has Cquartz Finest even been out for 3 years?


The coating market is exploding too quickly

I still prefer wax and sealant #old school



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post #10 of 18 Old 02-08-2014, 07:08 PM
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Shouldn't this be in the Classifieds section?

This is an add to sell a product, not about the vehicle itself.
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