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      02-11-2017, 06:13 PM   #155
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I'll be getting my car Xpel'd and coated with CQuartz (wheels as well). I'm starting to put together detailing products, and I want to ensure I don't purchase anything that can harm the coating. Your thoughts are greatly appreciated.

-CarPro Shampoo..maybe Hydrofoam? Or can I just use a PH neutral shampoo like Adam's?
-Adams wheel/tire cleaner - will this affect the ceramic wheel coating?
-Sonax Wheel Cleaner - same question
-Adam's APC - planning for engine bay and maybe door jambs

Also, what products would you recommend during the drying process? CarPro Reload sounds a bit intense. I like the idea of something like Ammo Hydrate, but again not sure how it will react with the coating.

Lastly, how would you recommend cleaning tar and bird bombs on the ceramic coating.


Thanks in advance!!
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Orange County. I was considering XPEL, but since the car is white, I feel over time it'll show dirt on the edges/yellow?

What's a good sealant? I want the car to look really glossy/wet, it's Alpine White.

Which coatings are good to do? I read from some people that it gives the car a "plastic" look.
Sorry to budge in Phil but there are two shops in LA that are highly rated for most everyone I have known.


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Rhino Detailing
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I personally go to Envious and Eric for everything at this point. He has done my coatings as well as my PPFs. I'm planning to have him coat my Brixton's soon. I have friends who has gone to Rhino with great results as well. Contact Eric @ Envious if you wish and say Jerry sent you.
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Sorry to budge in Phil but there are two shops in LA that are highly rated for most everyone I have known.


Envious Detailing
https://www.yelp.com/biz/envious-detailing-orange

Rhino Detailing
https://www.yelp.com/biz/rhino-custo...ington-beach-2


I personally go to Envious and Eric for everything at this point. He has done my coatings as well as my PPFs. I'm planning to have him coat my Brixton's soon. I have friends who has gone to Rhino with great results as well. Contact Eric @ Envious if you wish and say Jerry sent you.
Thank you sir!
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I'll be getting my car Xpel'd and coated with CQuartz (wheels as well). I'm starting to put together detailing products, and I want to ensure I don't purchase anything that can harm the coating. Your thoughts are greatly appreciated.

-CarPro Shampoo..maybe Hydrofoam? Or can I just use a PH neutral shampoo like Adam's?
-Adams wheel/tire cleaner - will this affect the ceramic wheel coating?
-Sonax Wheel Cleaner - same question
-Adam's APC - planning for engine bay and maybe door jambs

Also, what products would you recommend during the drying process? CarPro Reload sounds a bit intense. I like the idea of something like Ammo Hydrate, but again not sure how it will react with the coating.

Lastly, how would you recommend cleaning tar and bird bombs on the ceramic coating.


Thanks in advance!!
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Here are some of our go to washes, all great on coatings and foam well.

Adam's Car Wash
Lusso Auto Bathe
Nanolex Pure Shampoo

Our go to wheel cleaner in the shop these days would be

Nanolex Wheel Cleaner and Iron Remover - great on to decon your paint as well as wheels - works well with coated wheels

Adam's APC is great for your engine bay - touch up and dress it up after with Adam's In and Out Spray

A great products for after the wash and rinse but before the drying would be Nanolex Wash Coat - this product will prolong the life of the coating and boost the beading as well.

Hydrate works well but most products will change up the beading behavior of the coating.

That being said a great product that works well with both clear films and coatings would be Kenotek Showroom Shine probably one of the best detail sprays I have ever used.
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      02-12-2017, 12:48 PM   #159
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Orange County. I was considering XPEL, but since the car is white, I feel over time it'll show dirt on the edges/yellow?

What's a good sealant? I want the car to look really glossy/wet, it's Alpine White.

Which coatings are good to do? I read from some people that it gives the car a "plastic" look.
The clear film is warrantied so you don't have anything to worry about, if you put Xpel on it and it yellows Xpel will back it so will most of the other brands like Prestige Films Technologies Clear Guard Nano.

A great easy sealant to use would be

Nanolex Spray Sealant
Jescar Power Lock

A very nice DIY coating would be Nanolex SIShield

Here is a car we did with the Nanolex SI3D.

I don't think it looks "synthetic or plastic"

M2 in Nanolex Si3D


S4 in Nanolex Si Shield
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The clear film is warrantied so you don't have anything to worry about, if you put Xpel on it and it yellows Xpel will back it so will most of the other brands like Prestige Films Technologies Clear Guard Nano.

A great easy sealant to use would be

Nanolex Spray Sealant
Jescar Power Lock

A very nice DIY coating would be Nanolex SIShield

Here is a car we did with the Nanolex SI3D.

I don't think it looks "synthetic or plastic"

M2 in Nanolex Si3D


S4 in Nanolex Si Shield
Thanks! For XPEL: Since it's a white car, I'm assuming not all of the edges can be tucked in on the front bumper. Would dirt collect on those edges and show?
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not all edges I have a mineral white m3 and eventually dirt and dust can collect on the edges but you should be able to keep an eye on that and spend a little more time cleaning it during your routine washes.
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not all edges I have a mineral white m3 and eventually dirt and dust can collect on the edges but you should be able to keep an eye on that and spend a little more time cleaning it during your routine washes.
Thank You!
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I'll be getting my car Xpel'd and coated with CQuartz (wheels as well). I'm starting to put together detailing products, and I want to ensure I don't purchase anything that can harm the coating. Your thoughts are greatly appreciated.

-CarPro Shampoo..maybe Hydrofoam? Or can I just use a PH neutral shampoo like Adam's?
-Adams wheel/tire cleaner - will this affect the ceramic wheel coating?
-Sonax Wheel Cleaner - same question
-Adam's APC - planning for engine bay and maybe door jambs

Also, what products would you recommend during the drying process? CarPro Reload sounds a bit intense. I like the idea of something like Ammo Hydrate, but again not sure how it will react with the coating.

Lastly, how would you recommend cleaning tar and bird bombs on the ceramic coating.


Thanks in advance!!
Sure thing

Here are some of our go to washes, all great on coatings and foam well.

Adam's Car Wash
Lusso Auto Bathe
Nanolex Pure Shampoo

Our go to wheel cleaner in the shop these days would be

Nanolex Wheel Cleaner and Iron Remover - great on to decon your paint as well as wheels - works well with coated wheels

Adam's APC is great for your engine bay - touch up and dress it up after with Adam's In and Out Spray

A great products for after the wash and rinse but before the drying would be Nanolex Wash Coat - this product will prolong the life of the coating and boost the beading as well.

Hydrate works well but most products will change up the beading behavior of the coating.

That being said a great product that works well with both clear films and coatings would be Kenotek Showroom Shine probably one of the best detail sprays I have ever used.
Is the kenotek meant as a spot cleaner or must it be used on a larger surface for even cleaning (if that makes sense)? I have xpel on my front end and cquartz over the whole car, don't want to break out my washing stuff for little spots. Thanks!
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Is the kenotek meant as a spot cleaner or must it be used on a larger surface for even cleaning (if that makes sense)? I have xpel on my front end and cquartz over the whole car, don't want to break out my washing stuff for little spots. Thanks!
spot surfaces or full car it's all good does all of that well.
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sure thing no problem at all.
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Is the kenotek meant as a spot cleaner or must it be used on a larger surface for even cleaning (if that makes sense)? I have xpel on my front end and cquartz over the whole car, don't want to break out my washing stuff for little spots. Thanks!
spot surfaces or full car it's all good does all of that well.
Great thanks
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I've got XPel on the front of the car. Waxing caused thin white lines along all the seams. Took a long time brushing carefully with a toothbrush along the seams to clear the wax. Other than being more careful, is there any product or procedure to avoid this wax buildup along the seams? Thanks
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I've got XPel on the front of the car. Waxing caused thin white lines along all the seams. Took a long time brushing carefully with a toothbrush along the seams to clear the wax. Other than being more careful, is there any product or procedure to avoid this wax buildup along the seams? Thanks
What color is your car?
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What's the best way to clean the "shadowline" trim around the windows and side mirrors? And what would you recommend to repair fine swirl marks in the trim?
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I have a M3 MG on order. I am wanting to do a full Xpel body wrap. I am looking for the Frozen or Satin look. I have seen two cars with that look on the forums. one has an Xpel Stealth wrap and the other (I think) has a Xpel satin clear bra wrap.

Any guidance or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks Sean
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I've got XPel on the front of the car. Waxing caused thin white lines along all the seams. Took a long time brushing carefully with a toothbrush along the seams to clear the wax. Other than being more careful, is there any product or procedure to avoid this wax buildup along the seams? Thanks
can you take a photo of it so I can better advise you?
you may need to trim it back if it's too far gone or you can possibly use a detail spray and a clean towel to wipe going away from the clear film to clean it up.
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I have a M3 MG on order. I am wanting to do a full Xpel body wrap. I am looking for the Frozen or Satin look. I have seen two cars with that look on the forums. one has an Xpel Stealth wrap and the other (I think) has a Xpel satin clear bra wrap.

Any guidance or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks Sean
Sean,

I would probably go for the Stealth Wrap it looks good we have done a couple in the shop. No M's but a couple of Porsches.
It looks good and it holds up.
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What's the best way to clean the "shadowline" trim around the windows and side mirrors? And what would you recommend to repair fine swirl marks in the trim?
You can take care of it like your paint, when you need to remove swirls use the smaller polisher to polish them out.

Use something like the Rupes Nano Ibrid Short Neck or Rupes Nano Ibrid Long Neck
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can you take a photo of it so I can better advise you?
you may need to trim it back if it's too far gone or you can possibly use a detail spray and a clean towel to wipe going away from the clear film to clean it up.
I managed to clear all the lines using the toothbrush so the wax did not penetrate very far. In the future I will wax up to but not over the lines and buff away from the film. Will try some detail spray to see how that works. Thanks!
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I managed to clear all the lines using the toothbrush so the wax did not penetrate very far. In the future I will wax up to but not over the lines and buff away from the film. Will try some detail spray to see how that works. Thanks!
Give the Kenotek Showroom Shine a go I believe this will solve your problems.

As well a spray wax or sealant so you won't have any wax residue anymore.

Kenotek Showroom Shine
Nanolex Spray Sealant
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