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    CarPro Essence Plus on Uncoated Paint

    Hello everyone,

    Today I'm going to give a short review of Essence Plus on uncoated paint car. I was a Menzerna Powerlock fan, but after browsing here and there, I finally bought essence plus last week. At first, I'm afraid that the application will as complicated as CQuartz or any other ceramic coating (Yeah, I have to learn a lot about how to apply coating properly).

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    First I polished my car with Menzerna SF-3500 and then topped it off with Essence Plus (DA + Black Finishing Pad). And the results you can see below

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    On scale 1-10:

    Looks = 10 (if you prefer glassy finish)
    Durability = still unknown especially I live in tropical climate with high UV and temperature, I will report back 2-3 months from now

    Application isn't as very easy as Menzerna Powerlock. In some areas that perhaps I applied a little bit thicker than the other, I have to wipe off 2-3 times. Also I found essence+ a bit dusting than Menzerna Powerlock (little to none). But I think I will play more with Essence+ than my Menzerna. I love how my car looks after using Essence+, Essence+ also fills about 50-70% swirls on the roof (I didn't polish the roof).

    Conclusion: I think Essence+ can be an alternative paint sealant for people who are looking for 'ceramic/nano coating' looks but with easier application.

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    Re: CarPro Essence Plus on Uncoated Paint

    Essence yes, don't think + will hold up at all.

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    Re: CarPro Essence Plus on Uncoated Paint

    Essence + holds up in terms of hydrophobic properties around 2 month or so in Canadian winter.

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    Re: CarPro Essence Plus on Uncoated Paint

    Quote Originally Posted by ronkh57 View Post
    Essence yes, don't think + will hold up at all.
    Quote Originally Posted by WillSports3 View Post
    Essence + holds up in terms of hydrophobic properties around 2 month or so in Canadian winter.
    Well, we'll see how essence+ hold up after several washes (based on the waterbeading and sheeting).

    @WillSports3 do you apply essence+ above coated paint or just simply on bare paint?

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    Re: CarPro Essence Plus on Uncoated Paint

    Quote Originally Posted by jonathanss View Post
    Hello everyone,

    Today I'm going to give a short review of Essence Plus on uncoated paint car. I was a Menzerna Powerlock fan, but after browsing here and there, I finally bought essence plus last week. At first, I'm afraid that the application will as complicated as CQuartz or any other ceramic coating (Yeah, I have to learn a lot about how to apply coating properly).

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    First I polished my car with Menzerna SF-3500 and then topped it off with Essence Plus (DA + Black Finishing Pad). And the results you can see below

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    On scale 1-10:

    Looks = 10 (if you prefer glassy finish)
    Durability = still unknown especially I live in tropical climate with high UV and temperature, I will report back 2-3 months from now

    Application isn't as very easy as Menzerna Powerlock. In some areas that perhaps I applied a little bit thicker than the other, I have to wipe off 2-3 times. Also I found essence+ a bit dusting than Menzerna Powerlock (little to none). But I think I will play more with Essence+ than my Menzerna. I love how my car looks after using Essence+, Essence+ also fills about 50-70% swirls on the roof (I didn't polish the roof).

    Conclusion: I think Essence+ can be an alternative paint sealant for people who are looking for 'ceramic/nano coating' looks but with easier application.
    Thank you for sharing your experience. Any report on the durability? Did u try topping it off with reload or any sio2 spray? The car looks great. Thank you in advance.

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    Re: CarPro Essence Plus on Uncoated Paint

    I think this is going to get you a couple of months of decaying durability. I've used it several times for spot "repairs" of swirled areas, and the areas are fairly quickly noticeable again -- usually a couple of months later. On the other hand, it is nice to have around for doing quick visual touch-ups.

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    Re: CarPro Essence Plus on Uncoated Paint

    Is that a mobilio OP?

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    Re: CarPro Essence Plus on Uncoated Paint

    I'm seeing 6-12 months of durability from Essence+ depending on aftercare in the Pacific Northwest.
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    Re: CarPro Essence Plus on Uncoated Paint

    I've used it and have since given up. I have a nearly full bottle in my cabinet for no real reason. Not a fan.

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    Re: CarPro Essence Plus on Uncoated Paint

    Quote Originally Posted by pdqgp View Post
    I've used it and have since given up. I have a nearly full bottle in my cabinet for no real reason. Not a fan.
    Would you want to trade it?


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