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    Getting a brand new car ; what should I use to protect it ??

    whats some good product to protect paint and give it some gloss thats easy to apply and has some decent durability

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    Re: Getting a brand new car ; what should I use to protect it ??

    Personally, I'd ceramic coat it. If not, use a synthetic hybrid sealant. If wax is your thing, Fuzion but it's pricey.

    Elaborate a bit on your experience and if you have a polisher, etc. as that will help.

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    Re: Getting a brand new car ; what should I use to protect it ??

    Quote Originally Posted by TTQ B4U View Post
    Personally, I'd ceramic coat it. If not, use a synthetic hybrid sealant. If wax is your thing, Fuzion but it's pricey.

    Elaborate a bit on your experience and if you have a polisher, etc. as that will help.
    Agree with this

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    Re: Getting a brand new car ; what should I use to protect it ??

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    Re: Getting a brand new car ; what should I use to protect it ??

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    whats some good product to protect paint and give it some gloss thats easy to apply and has some decent durability

    Here would be my recommendation. The most complicated part is the machine polishing step but doing one machine polishing step to a car isn't that bad.


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    Re: Getting a brand new car ; what should I use to protect it ??

    Here's two short videos I made discussing the process and then the end results.

    QX30 Paint Correction and Coating





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    Re: Getting a brand new car ; what should I use to protect it ??

    What experience, tools, products do you have at your disposal? Would you be comfortable installing a coating?

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    Re: Getting a brand new car ; what should I use to protect it ??

    My bias is always on a coating. They just perform better overall.
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    Re: Getting a brand new car ; what should I use to protect it ??

    Over on the wax/sealant/hybrid side.......

    Collinite 845 is super-easy to apply, and if cared for can last 8 months.

    Collinite 476s is also easy to apply if you understand the meaning of the word THIN. With care, it can last up to 1 year.
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    Re: Getting a brand new car ; what should I use to protect it ??

    I'll concur with Paul above. Such products like the two Collinite products he mentions are very good, and can be an easier to apply protectant than some of the durable Coatings.

    There's no time limit as to when a coating can be applied. Perhaps further down the road, when you've done enough research to feel you're comfortable enough to try a Coating.

    Collinite products are hybrids meaning in simple terms they are both a conventional wax, and a synthetic sealant combined in their formulations, whether the liquid #845 Insulator Wax, or their #476 or #915 Pastes.

    And like most other waxes and sealants they can leave dried residues in nooks and crannies, around trim and badges.
    It should also be noted that these Collinite products mentioned have little in the way of paint cleansing properties, and will need to be applied to a very clean paint finish.

    Others for durability and some people here like is Sonax Polymer Net Shield (PNS) It comes in an aerosol spray can.

    Another very good product, another fav of mine, might not last quite as long as the Collinite products, yet very good, very easy to apply and remove, has tremendous wow factor and a highly reflective candy coated glass like appearance on the paint is Wolfgang Deep Gloss Paint Sealant 3.0 (WGDGPS 3.0)

    The collinite products bead water like crazy, have their own special unique signature "look" to them, a little warmer more natural glow and appearance versus say WGDGPS.

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