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    CarPro Kia Soul

    Hello. My goal was to clean and coat my car to the absolute best of my ability. Total time was around 30 hours over a five day period. I did not rush anything. The car didn’t come out perfect, as this was my first install of a ceramic coating.

    I’ve had the car for seven months and was just topping it off with spray sealants, etc. The paint was actually pretty clean as I opted out of a dealer prep when taking delivery. Hooray for no dealer installed scratches and swirls.


    Long of the short:

    -washed and degreased a couple times over
    -P21S cleaner polished (spot iron-x’d where needed)
    -CarPro Essence polished entire car, including door jams, underside of hood, wheels and engine bay
    -Two coats CarPro Cquartz UK3.0 including windows (minus windshield)
    -Top Coat of Gliss all over (including windshield)
    -Used a 25% siO2 coating on the wheels and all plastic trim in the engine bay. Topped with a 5% siO2 spray the following day
    -Let the car sit for 72 hours in the garage

    I am overall pleased with the results. My regular job always has me up against the clock. Taking as much time as needed for detailing, makes it enjoyable for me.





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    Re: CarPro Kia Soul

    The new ones look GREATCarPro Kia SoulCarPro Kia Soul

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    Re: CarPro Kia Soul

    Quote Originally Posted by Klasse Act View Post
    The new ones look GREATCarPro Kia SoulCarPro Kia Soul

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    They really do, especially in this trim level
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    ...manual option too but not sure it's available on this trim, kinda sadCarPro Kia Soul

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    Very well done sir. CarPro Essence on white paint is amazing.
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    CarPro Kia Soul

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    ...manual option too but not sure it's available on this trim, kinda sadCarPro Kia Soul
    Only available on the base model, which doesn’t even include an armrest. I am all for three-pedal cars, but the choices get slimmer every year. This Soul GT-Line Turbo has the 7-speed DCT which makes it kinda sporty, although dual-clutch transmissions are clunky at lower speeds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig Encinitas View Post
    Only available on the base model, which doesn’t even include an armrest. I am all for three-pedal cars, but the choices get slimmer every year. This Soul GT-Line Turbo has the 7-speed DCT which makes it kinda sporty, although dual-clutch transmissions are clunky at lower speeds.
    I have the same combo in my car and it can be "clunky" but makes it feel more stick shift like, if you know what I mean.

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