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    CarPro Cquartz Dlux - In Stock, Tested & Reviewed




    Every single month I eagerly await the arrival of the latest issue of Car and Driver, which is by far my favorite automotive publication. It generally arrives at Autogeek on the 1st or the 2nd of every month. Sometimes I simply can't wait so I'll head up to the local book store towards the end of the month hoping that a careless employee didn't follow the embargo and accidentally put next month's issue out early. It's kind of exciting because when that happens, I get to read about the newest SL63 AMG or see spy shots of the 2014 Corvette before anyone else.

    The same thing can be said for working at Autogeek and getting to test out the latest and greatest car care products before anyone else gets their hands on 'em. Sure, getting to test a new product before everyone else is neat, but what's even better is that I get to write about it. The key word is write, not brag. Don't get frustrated just yet, as I only show off products that are in stock so feel free to click "add to cart" after reading about the latest and greatest product from CarPro Innovative Nano Coats in this review.






    CarPro Dlux Coating

    Dlux, the newest car care product from CarPro, is a semi-permanent coating designed to restore, protect and enhance all exterior plastic and rubber surfaces. Plastic and rubber surfaces treated with Dlux will retain their factory appearance wash after wash. What the original Cquartz did for your vehicle's paint, Cquartz Dlux will do for your vehicle's exterior plastic and rubber surfaces.

    This is what the front bumper plastic trim looks like on your typical daily driver. Dull, faded and lifeless. Cquartz Dlux will inject new life into this plastic trim in a couple simple steps.








    In order for Cquartz Dlux to form a strong bond to the surface, it should be thoroughly cleaned first with a plastic-friendly all purpose cleaner or degreaser. I've found that Detailer's Cleanse-All Exterior Cleaner is ideal for use before applying trim restorers as it deeply cleans the surface. Spray on, let it sit for a minute, and wipe off using a microfiber towel.








    What's included:

    Cquartz Dlux includes a blue sponge applicator and four suede microfiber cloths. Simply wrap one of the supplied suede microfiber cloths around the blue sponge applicator and you're ready to apply Cquartz Dlux.








    Cquartz Dlux is designed to be applied thin. To say a little bit goes a long way is an understatement.






    Application is simple:

    Wipe on desired surface in straight line motions, slightly overlapping each time. Reapply as needed.






    50/50:

    Cquartz Dlux restores a like-new factory appearance to exterior plastic and rubber surfaces. It's not greasy, it dries to the touch, and it has no sheen.








    Finished:








    Give your vehicle's exterior plastic and rubber trim a like-new, factory appearance with CarPro's latest innovation, Cquartz Dlux.

    CQuartz DLux Coating

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    Re: CarPro Cquartz Dlux - In Stock, Tested & Reviewed

    Interesting product. Excited to see how it stacks up against the new solution finish.

    Corey.... possible comparison?!

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    Re: CarPro Cquartz Dlux - In Stock, Tested & Reviewed

    Nice review Nick! If Autogeek bundles all the products used in this review a small sample of the DP Exterior Cleaner, a Microfiber Towel, and the CQuartz DLux Coating I will most likely pick one up. Lets just say my trim needs some love.
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    Re: CarPro Cquartz Dlux - In Stock, Tested & Reviewed

    Interesting. I wonder how durability is. Regardless, I'm sure you made Jason happy.
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    Re: CarPro Cquartz Dlux - In Stock, Tested & Reviewed

    Good Review Nick , Thanx.
    one thing though.. its possible to wipe on and leave on ruff surface plastic, but more flat plastic its better to wipe off after 5 min or so with MF.

    it will last up to 1 year , its very durable resistance to any chemicals or cleaners.

    Nick also forgot to mention its great to use on wheels as well, for easy to clean brake dust and high hydrophobicity.

    very good water repellent.. see here :





    and here you can see how it repel water :

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auyOTvSxyz0]CARPRO DLUX PLASTIC STUFF - YouTube[/video]

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    Re: CarPro Cquartz Dlux - In Stock, Tested & Reviewed

    Nice, I look forward to adding this my CQ test car...

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    Re: CarPro Cquartz Dlux - In Stock, Tested & Reviewed

    Thanks quite a transformation Nick! Looks like CarPro's got themselves another winner!

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    Really looking forward to trying this Avi! I have a 4 way test planned. Thanks for the intro and excellent writeup Nick! Looks like a replacement for 3 of the gtech products at a much better price. Can't wait to play this head to head with SF.
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    Re: CarPro Cquartz Dlux - In Stock, Tested & Reviewed

    Quote Originally Posted by Avi@CarPro View Post
    Good Review Nick , Thanx.
    one thing though.. its possible to wipe on and leave on ruff surface plastic, but more flat plastic its better to wipe off after 5 min or so with MF.

    it will last up to 1 year , its very durable resistance to any chemicals or cleaners.

    Nick also forgot to mention its great to use on wheels as well, for easy to clean brake dust and high hydrophobicity.
    Lots of good information here Avi, thanks for chiming in!

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    Re: CarPro Cquartz Dlux - In Stock, Tested & Reviewed

    Hey Avi

    If i have UTTG applied to my trims/plastics
    Will i be able to coat it with Dlux? Will it be able to bond?

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