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    CarPro SiC

    Hey all, anyone get a chance to test out CarPro SiC? I`m curious how it fares against the reliable ole Cquartz UK 3.0.

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    I found someone`s impressions here but not much else on the Internet:

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    For my next project on a car with PPF, I`m either using Kamikaze ISM, CQUK3, or this new stuff. Like many of you, it doesn`t matter to me if the formula uses Ti02, Silicon Carbide, or sugar crystals. If it performs, then great!

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    Re: CarPro SiC

    Sandro from CCAD has the jump on reviews: https://youtu.be/AjHhhsVe_oM
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    Re: CarPro SiC

    Does look interesting the takeaway from Sandro was slightly better water spotting than UK but still not a game changer. Very slick for a coating compared to many others and way slicker than UK. Layering on top of UK may yield better performance than two coats of SiC or UK on their own.

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    Re: CarPro SiC

    Quote Originally Posted by wristymanchego View Post
    Sandro from CCAD has the jump on reviews: https://youtu.be/AjHhhsVe_oM
    Awesome! Will watch the entire video soon.

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    Re: CarPro SiC

    Have you considered using a dedicated PPF coating? Cquartz Skin and Halo are two good options. Skin is more flexible over PPF according to Avi at CarPro.
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    Re: CarPro SiC

    Quote Originally Posted by The Guz View Post
    Have you considered using a dedicated PPF coating? Cquartz Skin and Halo are two good options. Skin is more flexible over PPF according to Avi at CarPro.
    Good point. I haven`t tested any ppf specific coatings yet. Only parts of this car will have ppf so I`ll probably coat the entire vehicle with the same coating. At least on the paint. On the wheels and interior I`m planning on using 4 different coatings I have on my shelf.

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    Re: CarPro SiC

    So I had a chance to play with CarPro SiC and here are some thoughts. I applied it recently so the notes below are about application. I think most are curious how it compares to Cquartz UK 3.0.

    - Finding the correct wipe off and leveling time is the most important step. My temp was 51 degrees Fahrenheit with 50% humidity, and I found the ideal time to be approximately 7 minutes. After leveling the area should look darker but completely even. Wipe off after 8 minutes was a bit too stubborn. Whereas with CQUK 3.0, you get a nice rainbow oil slick and can roughly estimate the correct wipe off time based on grabbiness.

    - Give it a few minutes past the ideal time or cover too many panels too fast and well, Godspeed and may your forearms have unlimited strength and endurance. Of course you can always apply more coating to assist with wipe off.

    - Low nap microfiber towels are especially helpful with this coating. Even cheapo ones work better than the standard yellow ones you see everywhere.

    - If you see an area and think it might have a high spot, it probably does. Mr. Miyagi that spot quick! There were a few "oh crap" spots that didn`t start leveling out until 4-5 more passes with the microfiber.

    - The solvents and coating smell just as tasty as CQUK 3.0. A mask is probably not a bad idea. If only everything smelled like CarPro Reload huh?

    - I applied 2 layers of SiC and wipe off of the second layer was marginally easier. I did polish with CarPro Essence prior to application.

    - Looks wise it`s comparable to cquartz, which is to say the paint takes on a richer hue with improved gloss. Trim and plastics also darken up nicely.

    - Overall if you`re patient, methodical and have proper lighting, application shouldn`t be an issue. For newcomers I`d recommend starting with a more forgiving coating.



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    @showbbq nicely done write up. Very good info on the second layer being a wee bit easier. Because Cquartz UK second coat was alway a PIA so much that I wouldn’t even attempt after I kept applying. So I will definitely be trying it thanks for twisting my arm.
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    Re: CarPro SiC

    Used SiC to coat the door jambs today and talk about a long flash time. I had to wait the full 8 mins.

    Slick just like TiO2 and even has the same scent.

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