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    Review - CarPro Elixir Quick Detailer

    I recently picked up a bottle of CarPro Elixir. For those not familiar this is based on Merlin's Magic Elixir. For those not familiar with it I recommend searching the forum.

    Elixir is a brand new product that was announced at SEMA this year. It is a quick detaler that is ready to use.

    Product description from CarPro's site

    To kick off SEMA 2018, CarPro Proudly presents a product that combines two of our favorite attributes! In fact the combination of function and beauty made possible by Elixir may leave you asking, “What sorcery is this!?” Certainly Elixir originated from humble beginnings…. The brainchild of a few of the most devout CarPro fanatics and “would be chemists” who asked “what if?” Close your eyes and imagine for a moment…. A product that offers the quick application of Ech2o with the hydrophobic energy of the industry leader in ceramic nano technology! CarPro took this idea and expanded on it to create an absolutely phenomenal quick detailer that provides a FAST layer of depth, gloss, and hydrophobic energy to a variety of surfaces!
    With a nod to CQuartz Specialist Mike “Merlin” Moore, the name of this incredible product was a no-brainer! Beyond the incredible levels of gloss and its excellent hydrophobic nature, Elixir goes on easy as can be, applies in rain or shine, and lasts for weeks on end!
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    • Quick & Easy Application
    • Ready To Use - No Dilution required
    • Great hydrophobic properties
    • Works great on both coated and un-coated vehicles
    • Versatile, works well on many materials
    • Works great even in direct sun



    Directions:


    1. Shake well
    2. Spray half a panel sparingly
    3. Immediately spread even, buff in, and buff off
    4. Use a clean “final wipe” towel and check for perfection before moving to next section or panel.
    From the information I have gathered, not only does Elixir contain Reload and Ech2o but it also has some Hydro2 in it. There is a version of Merlin's Elixir that uses Hydro2.

    Elixir does smell like Reload but the scent is not as strong as when mixed separately.

    I used it on my brothers paint after a decon wash after I had dried off the paint with the McKee's blower. I used two towels. One thing that is noticeable is that to me this was easier to use and felt slicker than the mixed version. It leaves a nice gloss as well as protection. From what I gathered, the protection is up to 1 month depending on the environment. Overall a real nice addition to the CarPro line. And the answer is no to be strictly for CarPro coatings. Feel free to use it with any coating.

    For those wanting a ready to use quick detailer for a ceramic coating then go ahead and pick this up. I would still recommend giving this a try for those already mixing up their own Merlin's Elixir.

    CarPro EliXir Quick Detailer







    Fast forward to 5:15 for the product in use.


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    Re: Review - CarPro Elixir Quick Detailer

    Thanks for the review. It's in my cart. I wanted to try it out before buying Reload and Ech2o and mixing my own.

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    Re: Review - CarPro Elixir Quick Detailer

    Nice review my friend.

    This is indeed a sweet product from CarPro, the first shipment only arryin New Zealand two weeks ago & although I haven't used it a whole lot - the use it has had in the shop has been favourable. I like it & in term of retail in the shop, its selling well too.


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    Re: Review - CarPro Elixir Quick Detailer

    I'm sure an Elixr v. Beadmaker thread is coming, LOL. Thanks for the review, I'm sure I'll pick some upReview - CarPro Elixir Quick Detailer

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    Lightbulb Re: Review - CarPro Elixir Quick Detailer

    I just noticed the sprayer for this product, why can't everyone use a quality sprayer like this, charge the extra $1.00, MORE than worth it and besides, we all recycle bottles/sprayers anyways, right!
    2018 Hyundai Elantra Sport...coated, finally!
    JUN B.L.axle-back/SXTH Element CPLT intake

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    Re: Review - CarPro Elixir Quick Detailer

    Quote Originally Posted by Klasse Act View Post
    I just noticed the sprayer for this product, why can't everyone use a quality sprayer like this, charge the extra $1.00, MORE than worth it and besides, we all recycle bottles/sprayers anyways, right!
    You got that right. I save the sprayers off almost everything, except iron removers.

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    Re: Review - CarPro Elixir Quick Detailer

    I just got mine te other day. Looking forward to trying it.

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    Re: Review - CarPro Elixir Quick Detailer

    Quote Originally Posted by rlmccarty2000 View Post
    You got that right. I save the sprayers off almost everything, except iron removers.
    Exactly. Iron X has such a nice bottle but the smell just won't go away no matter how well you wash it.
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    Re: Review - CarPro Elixir Quick Detailer

    For those curious about the water beading. It looks good after the first wash. Sheeting looks good as well.


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    Re: Review - CarPro Elixir Quick Detailer

    Fantastic product. Def a little better than the ech20 and reload mix as provided better beading over a 2 week period.

    A little tip for application...spray onto a microfiber pad and apply over paintwork and then buff off using a korean mf towel.

    I wasted a lot of product before using this method and also get less streaking too!
    I still use my ech20 mix but this is def a great qd!

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