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    Re: Review: GYEON Q2 ONE Enthusiast Ceramic Coating by Mike Phillips

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    For example, spend a few bucks and get 1 or 2 Werner Work Platforms. 2 are best for SUVs so you don't have to pick and move the platform each time you move to the other side of the car.
    Amen to that. ^
    If I would’ve known beforehand, I would’ve bought 2 on Black Friday without hesitation.

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    Re: Review: GYEON Q2 ONE Enthusiast Ceramic Coating by Mike Phillips

    Thanks, Mike! The amount of time you put into these reviews as well as the details is truly mind blowing!! With that said, how is this coating easier to apply than Gyeon Mohs? Application seems very, very similar.
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    Thank you sir.




    I'd say for most people, applying a ceramic paint coating to a brand new vehicle is a good way to go. That said, don't think that a coating is an invisible force field, you must still wash the car carefully and that means besides buying a coating, make sure you have all the right equipment to carefully wash and dry your coated truck.


    For example, spend a few bucks and get 1 or 2 Werner Work Platforms. 2 are best for SUVs so you don't have to pick and move the platform each time you move to the other side of the car.


    Work Stands Save Time
    Werner Aluminum Work Stands are necessary anytime you're washing tall vehicles like SUVs. It's faster to have two one on each side instead of moving a single stand back and forth. Again, doing profitable production work is about saving time not wasting time.






    The above is from my article here,

    High quality production detailing by Mike Phillips



    And then get all the tools you'll need to wash your truck carefully. Check out my article here,

    How to wash a coated car - The Gentle Approach for Washing a Car by Mike Phillips



    Also - if your budget allows, in my opinion, one of the best investments you can make if you're going to be the "Car Washer in Chief" is to get a Grit Guard Universal Detailing Cart like you see in this picture,


    Grit Guard Universal Detailing Cart





    It holds the bucket at waist height so you don't have to bend over every time you need to use your wash mitt. It also holds all your car washing tools and you can roll it around the car as you work around the car.

    I have a full write-up coming for this cart in the near future.



    The above white Mercedes-Benz picture taken from this article,

    Review: GTechniq W6 Iron and General Fallout Remover & W4 Citrus Foam - Mike Phillips








    Two comments...

    I'm a fan of applying a coating once a year instead of trying to get 2, 3, 4 and so on years out of a single coating application. Mostly because if a car/truck/suv is a DAILY DRIVER the paint IS going to get a film of dirt on it called road film. (plus other contamination).

    This means if you want to re-coat your vehicle you are going to want to do at least one machine polishing step to the paint and then chemically strip the paint. Just keep that in mind. Thus, stick with the 30 ml and leave the 50 ml to pro detailers going through their liquids as a normal practice.



    Thank you! I've learned a great deal on the forums, how-to videos and from your book. I have a pretty good amount of products and my wife said the other day "I swear if I see another AutoGeek package, your AutoGeek party is over"


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    Re: Review: GYEON Q2 ONE Enthusiast Ceramic Coating by Mike Phillips

    Quote Originally Posted by rsarnold1s View Post

    Thank you!

    I've learned a great deal on the forums, how-to videos and from your book.

    I have a pretty good amount of products and my wife said the other day

    "I swear if I see another AutoGeek package, your AutoGeek party is over"





    Don't blame me...


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    Re: Review: GYEON Q2 ONE Enthusiast Ceramic Coating by Mike Phillips

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    [...] Two comments...

    I'm a fan of applying a coating once a year instead of trying to get 2, 3, 4 and so on years out of a single coating application. Mostly because if a car/truck/suv is a DAILY DRIVER the paint IS going to get a film of dirt on it called road film. (plus other contamination).

    This means if you want to re-coat your vehicle you are going to want to do at least one machine polishing step to the paint and then chemically strip the paint. Just keep that in mind. Thus, stick with the 30 ml and leave the 50 ml to pro detailers going through their liquids as a normal practice.



    You along with another professional I trust say similar things about coatings. Your candidness and real-world approach is appreciated.

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    Re: Review: GYEON Q2 ONE Enthusiast Ceramic Coating by Mike Phillips

    [QUOTE=DetailZeus;1550463]

    You along with another professional I trust say similar things about coatings.

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    There's a time and place for everything, know the time and place is the key...



    Quote Originally Posted by DetailZeus View Post

    Your candidness and real-world approach is appreciated.

    Thank you. Years ago I typed

    I'm in this for the long run...


    I'm still here, putting out more content than ever in my life and one thing I know,


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    Re: Review: GYEON Q2 ONE Enthusiast Ceramic Coating by Mike Phillips

    ***Update***


    Check out this article on how to take care of your "nice" microfiber towels after the job.


    Microfiber towels for ceramic paint coatings - How to care for - by Mike Phillips



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