The shiner is not everyone’s favorite tool in the kit. However, CarPro is renowned for making the finest car care products and we would pick one up blindly. You just need to know the proper way of using it. If you are still unsure, you can opt for the kit that doesn’t include the spray or go for an alternative brand.
CarPro CQuartz UK 3.0 Kit Review
We have always been a fan of the CarPro CQuartz kit because the tools were convenient, especially for novices. However, with the CarPro CQuartz UK 3.0, not only is the formula upgraded, but there are also some tweaks that can be found in the kit itself. The box includes:
- 50ml plastic bottle containing product
- 100ml bottle of silica spray
- 4 suede cloth pieces
- A microfiber towel
- Sponge applicator bar
- Instruction leaflet
Coverage: The product is enough to coat an averaged sized car in one go. You are most likely to get two coats out of it, given that you want to apply the protectant on a smaller car.
Silica Spray: The “Reload” silica spray is the shiner you need to use after the coating has been applied. Now, this requires a little getting used to. Many users have found this to be a little too tricky to apply. But if you need to know the right way of applying it to avoid streaking and milky residue, you should be fine.
Suede Clothes: The 4 suede pieces of clothes do not have any changes. They are made from just the same blend and does exactly what it used to do before.
However, a number of users have complained about needing more. If you can learn a way to utilize every last thread, that should be no big deal. That’s what DIY is all about.
Microfiber Towel: The microfiber towel is 16 inches and is extremely beneficial for wiping off the product from the vehicle surface. However, it is always best if you have a spare set of towels because this gets dirty far too easily. Unlike a few other competitors, you do not get additional towels in this kit which is quite a bummer.
Sponge Bar: Perhaps the best tool in this kit is the sponge bar. It covers more base during cross-hatching. And of course, you have the trusted instruction leaflet to guide you through the process.
CarPro CQuartz UK 3.0 has been formulated to take on harsher weather and temperatures, especially during the summer. The upgraded CQuartz UK, now known as the CQuartz UK 3.0, is a worthy wax protector against both colder and hotter temperatures.
However, it isn’t exactly catered to UK’s colder temperatures but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to use it in chilly regions. This summer-friendly wax coating is suitable for use in temperatures ranging from 40 degrees Fahrenheit to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Within this range, that is guaranteed to give superior protection.
CarPro has quickly become a household name when it comes to wax coatings. Protection against UV rays, dirt and salt, chemicals, grime, mud, paint chipping, acid rain, etc. are unparalleled compared to other products available in the market. It truly is a rare find.
Cleaning up bird droppings, water spots and any sticky residue is a thing of the past. Its self-cleaning mechanism does not let anything adhere to the surface. The hydrophobic properties kick in a 110 degrees angle of contact where water literally rolls off the surface like a handful of loose beads.
State Of The Art Technology
Quartz coatings have always been technologically advanced. The CarPro CQuartz UK 3.0 is infused with progressive elements that create a strong and binding coating. Not only does it bring more depth into the paintwork but it also provides fantastic shielding from natural deterrents.
The SiO2 quartz particles sprinkled into the magical concoction, that is the CarPro Quartz UK 3.0. It creates a high-grade professional polish that looks incredibly sleek. No one would believe you that you were the genius behind giving your car the appearance to be in everyone’s envious eyes.
Everyone has raved about how easy it is to apply. It is as simple as wiping on and wiping off. However, it is probably not the best solution for inexperienced hands. The car needs to be polished using a machine and then wiped down.
This gives the sealant the extra boost it needs to sit comfortably in between the paint molecules. Moreover, if there are any defects due to paint damage, a nourishing coat will cover the defects more efficiently. Other than that, the instructions follow the standard procedure.
- The first order of business would be to decontaminate the vehicle assiduously. If you have anything lurking in the corners or taking refuge in a difficult spot, it could be a breach of protection to the wax protector.
- Next, cover 3/4th of the sponge bar with a suede cloth, exposing the darker side. This is where you will take the product. If the little cloth keeps slipping, a neat trick is to lay the cloth on the sponge bar and tuck it in the flesh of the sponge with a clip or anything sharp.
- Take a few drops of the CarPro CQuartz UK 3.0 on the sponge applicator and wipe it on the body surface. Apply the cross-hatching technique, that is, use vertical strokes and then go over the same area with horizontal strokes to really seal in the substance. Immediately wipe off using the included microfiber towel.
- The best way to apply it is by tackling the car in sections. This way you have a much better sense of where you applied the product and reduces human error as well.
- Once you’re done covering one panel, spritz it with the silica spray and rub vigorously. Yes, it is laborious but honestly, it’s worth the effort. This will give you an advanced shine on the wax once it dries down.
If you are not up for the panic that comes with applying a spray, you can skip this part or even opt for a different shiner. Let the car cure for about 48 hours before you let it breathe in nature. And just like that, you are ready to take your shiny “new” car out for a spin.
Before you delve into this product, take your time to fully understand the depth of this. Read blogs and articles and watch application reviews on YouTube to get an idea of well it applies or looks. Rely on close experienced people to guide you through any confusion to gain a better perspective.
The new year is upon us and what better way to go for a “New Year, New Me” outlook in life than having your car look like the ultimate dream mobile? It is never too late to jump on that bandwagon, so go on and treat yourself to an advanced protection for your car.