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    Review CarPro Cquartz Leather Coating

    I purchased this during one of the christmas sales on Autogeek and used it today on my 2002 Camaro SS. I don`t drive this car to often but I shall see what kind of durability I get with it.

    Product description:

    CarPro Cquartz Leather Coating is the ultimate protection against the non-stop abuse that the leather and vinyl upholstery in a daily driver is exposed to. CarPro Cquartz Leather Coating forms a semi-permanent protective barrier on leather and vinyl surfaces that resists staining caused by mud, grease, crayons, juice, super glue and more! CarPro Cquartz Leather Coating is perfect for light colored leather because it protects against dye transfer from clothing.

    CarPro Cquartz Leather Coating is the most durable leather protectant available. Unlike a conditioner that penetrates into the surface, Cquartz Leather forms a flexible shell of protection on top of the surface that prevents the leather’s natural oils from escaping in the first place, ensuring the leather retains its soft, tactile feel.

    CarPro Cquartz Leather Coating will not cause leather to “yellow” or fade. This durable coating creates a hydrophobic and UV resistant barrier of protection that keeps your leather looking and feeling like the day it was new.

    Interiors that are coated with CarPro Cquartz Leather Coating will be easier to maintain! Because the coating prevents dirt and grime from sticking to the leather, a damp microfiber towel is all it takes maintain the finish.

    Protect your vehicle’s delicate leather and vinyl upholstery with CarPro Cquartz Leather Coating!
    From CarPro`s site

    Features and Specifications:

    • Durability: 1 to 2 years
    • Resists dye transfer
    • Hydrophobic & Oil Phobic
    • Stain resistant
    • Chemical resistant
    • UV resistant
    • "Easy clean" affect
    • Preserves color and resists fading
    Tools and products used:

    CarPro Leather Coating
    Meguiar`s D181 Leather Cleaner
    Adams Interior Brush
    Various microfiber towels

    Product packaging



    Directions



    What`s included in the package





    The coating is sealed as well.



    Expiration date on the bottom of the bottle



    Prior to the coating application, I cleaned the leather seats with Meguiar`s D181 and a brush. I followed up with a damp microfiber per the directions.

    Before shot of the lower bolster cleaned up using D181 and wiped down with a damp microfiber.




    After shot of the lower bolster shot with Cquartz leather coating. It has a slight darkening effect. It was a bit difficult to capture the slight darkening with the camera. I didn`t take too many photos.




    I referenced this video for the coating application




    Thoughts:

    Cquartz leather coating has a slight darkening effect. It leaves a matte finish on the leather surface once it dries.

    When applying it almost feels and looks like there is no product being applied to the leather surface due to the darkening effect not being too noticeable. I even thought I was not applying enough to the applicator. It also appears as if it is streaking. But that goes away once it is buffed off to remove any remaining high spots. It had a little bit of a learning curve but after one seat I was able to figure out how to use it.

    The leather had a nice feeling once it dried after about 10-15 min.

    It will be hard to judge the durability of it on this car since I don`t drive it daily . But the upside is all I need to do is use a damp applicator to maintain the surface.

    A little product when a long way. I used 4 applicators. One for each seat (2 front + 2 rear). I will be using this on my daily driver as well the next time I detail the interior.

    Overall a great product that leaves the surface looking and feeling great. Hopefully it is added to the Autopia store.
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    Re: Review CarPro Cquartz Leather Coating

    Nice review, thanks for sharing your experience. I`ll have to give this coating a try soon.
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    Re: Review CarPro Cquartz Leather Coating

    Interesting. I see it also states PLASTICS. Wonder how it would do on all the interior plastics?
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    Re: Review CarPro Cquartz Leather Coating

    A quick follow up. I have driven my Camaro quite a few times since I have applied Cquartz leather coating to it. It has been holding up just fine. I can still feel the little slickness the product left behind.

    I ended up cleaning the interior today and wiped the seats down with Meguiar`s Quik Interior Detailer. To answer the question about the cleaner in QID, no it did not remove the coating. It worked just fine. The seats cleaned up easily. I noticed no dirt coming off the seats. Especially from the drivers seat which is the only one that gets sat in the most.

    Here is the beading from a spritz of QID. I tried my best to capture it.



    I applied it to my uncles leather seats in his 2002 Corvette. The seats came out great. Should make future cleanings much easier.





    I even put some on my shoes just for the heck of it lol. It seems to be holding up fine.

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    Re: Review CarPro Cquartz Leather Coating

    Definitely a change from the CarPro Leather and Fabric coating they used to sell. Did it have a strong coating smell when you allied it?

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    Re: Review CarPro Cquartz Leather Coating

    Quote Originally Posted by rlmccarty2000 View Post
    Definitely a change from the CarPro Leather and Fabric coating they used to sell. Did it have a strong coating smell when you allied it?
    No it did not. The only coating smell is from the bottle or when the coating is applied to the suede applicator. Other than that the scent doesn`t linger.
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    Re: Review CarPro Cquartz Leather Coating

    Here are a couple more applications.

    Applied it to the leather seat on my brothers harley.



    Also applied it to the interior of my dad`s 2015 Impala. The seats are grey. Tested this a few months back on an inconspicuous spot to see if it would cause any issues. It did not, so I finally had time to apply to the leather seats. Applied 2 coats to the rear seats and 3 coats on the front seats.

    Lost daylight while I was finishing up. Took the Scangrip iView headlamp out and lit up the area.



    1 1/2 days later I tested out the hydrophobic properties of the coating on the seats.

    Water out of an eye dropper.



    Water sprayed out of a spray bottle




    Video coming up shortly once I finish uploading it.
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    Re: Review CarPro Cquartz Leather Coating

    Curious if this could be applied on a freshly re-dyed leather steering wheel.. any idea? Really want to protect the surface from fading and wear..


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    Re: Review CarPro Cquartz Leather Coating

    Quote Originally Posted by kylemstn View Post
    Curious if this could be applied on a freshly re-dyed leather steering wheel.. any idea? Really want to protect the surface from fading and wear..


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    I don`t see an issue with that. But it is best to double check with the folks over at carpro.
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    Re: Review CarPro Cquartz Leather Coating

    I used this to coat a 2016 F250 Platinum and have to say I really liked the results that came out of it. I did 2 coats all the way around after doing a test spot on one of the rear head rests and had no issues. Smell isn`t terrible, and did the same water test, with the same results.
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    Re: Review CarPro Cquartz Leather Coating

    I also forgot to include this photo of me applying it to the wood grain plastics on my dad`s 2015 Impala.



    Videos are up. Covers most of what is written in this thread. Tried to keep it short.



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    Re: Review CarPro Cquartz Leather Coating

    Just a quick update for those interested in this product. There appears to have been a change in the precautions about the product on carpro`s site.
    Precautions:
    Professional Product - Not for do it yourself use
    Do NOT use the orange suede applicators. Use only white cotton applicators or white suedes.
    Avoid use on white/light colored interiors
    Confirm any leather is standard finished leather only and if unsure perform 2 week visual test on inconspicuous surface
    Note: Currently there are a variety of leather and vinyl materials with a variety of coatings used by many auto manufacturers. It is not possible to acquire or test this number of surfaces therefore user must confirm viability in inconspicuous area on any surface.
    Here is the reason why. This is nice for those that have lighter colored interiors who were having doubts about using it.

    See thread on the carpro forum

    Quote Originally Posted by DARK HORSE View Post
    Yes, we discovered just a few days ago, the suedes we use now with water based dye have some bleeding affect with the CQuartz leather formula which can leave a slight tint to the coating and could possibly be visible on white leather. So we are replacing all the applicators now in our kits. On dark leather you would not see an issue.
    I just ordered another kit from Autopia so I will have to double check which applicators come with it.
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    Re: Review CarPro Cquartz Leather Coating

    Update time.

    3 months on my dad`s daily driven 2015 Impala. Beading still looks great. Seats have been cleaned with Meguiar`s Quik Interior Detailer. This is on the drivers side seat which sees more activity. This seat has multiple coats.





    15 month update on my 2002 Camaro. This car is driven 1-2 times a week. This is on the drivers side seat. This seat has only one coat.







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    Re: Review CarPro Cquartz Leather Coating

    I have a bottle that just arrived this week. Purchased it mainly to *mitigate jean dye transfer*. Bad combo of RAW denim and light leather...

    I`ve yet to get swing by my guy`s upholstery shop just to steal a remnent off of him for a control test.
    I dunno what camp I fall in. Granted, leather is topcoated so technically we`re sitting on plastic.....
    I don`t really care if if beads ...

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    Re: Review CarPro Cquartz Leather Coating

    Quote Originally Posted by mobiledynamics View Post
    I have a bottle that just arrived this week. Purchased it mainly to *mitigate jean dye transfer*. Bad combo of RAW denim and light leather...

    I`ve yet to get swing by my guy`s upholstery shop just to steal a remnent off of him for a control test.
    I dunno what camp I fall in. Granted, leather is topcoated so technically we`re sitting on plastic.....
    I don`t really care if if beads ...
    You should care lol, as it`s an indicator that it is still on the surface. That is the idea behind me showing it still beading.
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