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  1. chrisbh17

    chrisbh17 Senior Member

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    Ultra is too expensive for my blood plus I don't think I can buy it myself anyway?



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    This is actually from autogeek though I did find a bit of chat about it, this was by far the most in depth and backed by chemistry

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    Why can’t you buy it yourself?
    More info please.


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    I dont know about that specific product but there are many coatings that a regular consumer can not purchase themselves, professional level ceramics and what not

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    GTechniq will not sell ultra to a consumer. You have to go through their training course to be able to get it. Main reason is if you mess up bad during application with ultra you need to sand it off. When applied it is rated at 10h hardness. It can withstand between 2-13pH.

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    If you miss removing residue and it cures fully you will need to carefully wet sand the affected panel, repolish and then reapply Crystal Serum Ultra. Unlike C1 Crystal Lacquer or EXO you cannot remove the fully cured film with a cutting compound.
     
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    That’s way the fuck above my skill level.


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    This.

    And that is why I wanted to go with the "Light" version anyway. On a white truck I found it a huge PITA to not only find swirls to correct (they are there but the color is so bright its sometimes hard to stare at it and find them) but its also hard to tell if/when the coating is flashed and if there are any high spots left.
     
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    Yea white is a hard color to deal with. I found that if you point a good LED flashlight at a 45deg vertical angle and look at it from a 45deg horizontal angle is about the easiest way to see swirls and marring. However trying to apply a coating this way is not feasible. To do a coating on a white vehicle you really need a garage with a bunch of lights (ceiling and walls).
     
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    Yep, except my ram doesn't fit inside my garage lol

    The gloss coat came out good. I found it easiest to apply around dusk where there was some natural light but the sun was down.

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