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Old 06-30-2014, 07:23 AM   #26
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Old 07-21-2014, 07:12 PM   #27
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Definitely. My detailer checked them both out in detail, and he believes the CQuartz is superior. If you go to my detailer's WEBSITE, you can find contact information. I'm sure he'd be glad to share his thoughts about why he chose to go with CQuartz...
Thanks for the post Ray, very kind of you! Both products (CQuartz Finest and Opti-Coat PRO) are great products, and I am a certified installer for both. The reason CQuartz Finest was the better choice here was a combination of protection, slickness, gloss, and UV protection for the clear film.

First, the film.... Film has no UV blockers in it, and neither does Opti-Coat PRO. Opti-Coat PRO works by allowing the factory UV blockers in your paint's clear coat to do their job without being diminished from exposure. CQuartz Finest is loaded with UV blockers which make it a better choice for the film since the film doesn't contain UV blockers. This choice will help maintain the film better in the long run.

Second, CQuartz Finest is slicker to the touch. It has more of the "freshly waxed" feel to it, where as Opti-Coat PRO does not.

And third, CQuartz Finest produces a higher gloss factor than Opti-Coat PRO does.

Like I said, both are great products, but for this application, the CQuartz Finest made the most sense.
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Old 07-21-2014, 07:16 PM   #28
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Wow, now thats a proper detail job, nothing like a basic color with a nice wax job.
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Old 07-21-2014, 08:54 PM   #30
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Thanks for the post Ray, very kind of you! Both products (CQuartz Finest and Opti-Coat PRO) are great products, and I am a certified installer for both. The reason CQuartz Finest was the better choice here was a combination of protection, slickness, gloss, and UV protection for the clear film...
Thanks; great information on what differentiates the two products!

And thanks, all, for the kind words and compliments. To each his own, of course, but I really love the silver on this car...
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Old 07-26-2014, 03:34 PM   #31
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Wow, now thats a proper detail job, nothing like a basic color with a nice wax job.
Thank you! Although this was coated, not waxed
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Old 07-26-2014, 06:44 PM   #32
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Car looks great!
What an amazing looking car. Very nice. Not usually a fan of silver, but that just pops. Love it.
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Thank you! Although this was coated, not waxed
I forgot to tell you; the cQuartz is so slick there was NOTHING on the front of the car after driving the 90 minutes home. No bug marks, nothing. I've never seen this happen before, as the route I take is along backroads and wetlands. Bizarre...
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Old 07-27-2014, 04:43 AM   #35
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I forgot to tell you; the cQuartz is so slick there was NOTHING on the front of the car after driving the 90 minutes home. No bug marks, nothing. I've never seen this happen before, as the route I take is along backroads and wetlands. Bizarre...


That's CQuartz Finest for ya! Pick up some CarPro Reload and you can make it even slicker!
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Old 07-29-2014, 01:19 PM   #36
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I forgot to tell you; the cQuartz is so slick there was NOTHING on the front of the car after driving the 90 minutes home. No bug marks, nothing. I've never seen this happen before, as the route I take is along backroads and wetlands. Bizarre...
Damn that Z28 is fast! It took you 90 mins to get from your detailers place in Brentwood Cali to Austin Texas?! Wow hahaha
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Old 07-29-2014, 01:29 PM   #37
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Damn that Z28 is fast! It took you 90 mins to get from your detailers place in Brentwood Cali to Austin Texas?! Wow hahaha
Yes -- except I drove it from Austin to Sears Point first, before having it detailed. Didn't want it to be too clean -- had to give the detailer something to do -- and needed to break the car in for track work.

Wonder if Chevy would honor the warranty had I broken it in at Concorde speed...
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Old 07-29-2014, 01:40 PM   #38
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looks sweet

now remove the z/28 badges and clear the side markers (or paint them the car's color)

note - i hate badging on cars
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Old 07-29-2014, 04:47 PM   #39
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looks sweet

now remove the z/28 badges and clear the side markers (or paint them the car's color)

note - i hate badging on cars
I hate badging on cars as well, and the Z/28 is the only car I've had where any of the badges have survived this long. Lost the rear bow tie, but conflicted about removing the iconic Z/28 emblems. My attitude has always been that anyone who knows cars knows what the car is without badges -- but I've still been slow to remove the Zed...
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I hate badging on cars as well, and the Z/28 is the only car I've had where any of the badges have survived this long. Lost the rear bow tie, but conflicted about removing the iconic Z/28 emblems. My attitude has always been that anyone who knows cars knows what the car is without badges -- but I've still been slow to remove the Zed...
I would take off the front and rear emblems but leave the ones on the sides.
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I hate badging on cars as well, and the Z/28 is the only car I've had where any of the badges have survived this long. Lost the rear bow tie, but conflicted about removing the iconic Z/28 emblems. My attitude has always been that anyone who knows cars knows what the car is without badges -- but I've still been slow to remove the Zed...
The only badge i would keep is the flowtie on the front. And only because GM thought to hollow it out for performance reasons


And I agree - if you have to ask - i know not to waste my time talking about it

I had my Ram for about a month (only because the wife said not to "touch" it just yet) before the Big chrome badges came off. Only the front and tailgate remain because they need to be filled and i dont like doing body work

Im still torn. Hoping I can pick up an Ashen Gray Z for under MSRP as 75k is a bit out of reach for me. Or get back into a Z06 and leave the wife at home. Decisions decisions
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Old 08-01-2014, 02:56 PM   #42
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Old 08-01-2014, 03:12 PM   #43
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I would take off the front and rear emblems but leave the ones on the sides.
My thoughts exactly, though I'll keep the FlowTie...
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:31 AM   #44
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awesome stuff! My local preferred detailer uses Cquartz as well. I saw a Black Diamond CTS with that stuff on it and I was amazed at how it looked. Are you in Austin or California? Those pics look very CA and not ATX
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Old 08-14-2014, 11:11 AM   #45
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...Are you in Austin or California? Those pics look very CA and not ATX
I am back and forth between the two. Most of the pix I've posted are NorCal, for sure...
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Old 08-14-2014, 11:57 AM   #46
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Dude, I absolutely love your car....
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Does Cquartz allow the metallics in the paint to pop?
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Does Cquartz allow the metallics in the paint to pop?
The paint w/Cquartz has a depth and gloss I've never seen from other products. Also, it's proving to be very durable and resistant to bugs and other goop -- like road tar and track rubber. The true test of time will be to see how it holds up after 12 months or so...
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Dude, I absolutely love your car....
Thanks! I gotta say, it's everything I hoped it would be. Nice when a car lives up to the hype!
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