C.Quartz Paint Protection
Everyone’s car is special to them. Whether it is a rare classic that spends most of its time in the garage, a high performance track weapon, or a daily driver responsible for keeping your family safe, we all want our cars to look their best. At Reflections, we believe there is a way to keep your car looking as good as the day it rolled off the showroom floor.
Paint protection, also known as ceramic, glass, quartz or nano coating, is a hard, thick coat that adds an intense depth to the paintwork and helps to protect it against the more aggressive elements, such as stone chips, bird droppings, tar, road grime and iron filings. Depending on how and where you use your car, these coatings can last for many years.
At Reflections, we pride ourselves on being authorized applicators of CarPro’s CQuartz range of paint coatings. CQuartz coatings are the latest technology in long-term paint protection for all automotive paints. They create an extremely hard coating that protects your paint from the harsh conditions, while enhancing the shine and depth of colour of the paint and trim.
The CQuartz coatings that we offer will:
- Increase the depth of colour of your paint, transforming the look of your car
- Make the cleaning process quicker and safer due to the self-cleaning effect. Dust blows off and dirt washes off easily
- Increase resistance to fine swirls and scratches inflicted during washing and drying
- Low sliding angle ensure less droplets left on surface
- Resistance to break dust and iron contaminants
- Resistance to bugs, tar, and bird droppings
- Increase resistance to UVA and UVB rays that oxidise paint
The cost of our CQuartz Paint Protection is very competitive to that offered from car dealerships and other ‘paint protections’ that can be of inferior performance and quality.
How does CQuartz Professional work?
CQuartz Professional harnesses the power of advanced nanotechnology. Each silica (quartz) atom has multiple fluorocarbon molecular bonds, which create a high-density 3D structural coating matrix. Once bonded to the surface of your paint, CQuartz Professional not only protects the gloss and depth created by your professionally accredited CarPro installer, it actually enhances it! Once cured, CQuartz Professional forms a dense, durable coating that protects the paint and retains a high gloss for years to come!
- Type: Next Gen. Ceramic Hybrid Nano
- Durability: 2-10 Years
- Thickness: 2+ micron
- Sliding Angle: 15 Deg.
- Contact Angle: 110 ~ 115 Deg.
- Temp resiliance: Subzero ~ 1000 F>
One of the most important features in keeping your vehicle clean is the ability of the protective layer to release water. CQuartz Professional features a low sliding angle of only 15 degrees. What this means is that water drops release easily from the coated surface, causing an extreme lotus affect.
CQuartz Professional has developed a reputation as the highest gloss coating available! When applied to a surface, the coating amplifies this exisiting gloss to a whole new level.
It is important to note that this high level of depth and gloss can only be achieved with after a professional paint correction and polishing by an experienced detailer with a passion for what they do. Fortunately CQuartz do not license detailers unless they are highly trained in EXACTLY these skills.
After investing countless hours in their craft, it is only fitting to both protect their work long term and add the enhanced layers of gloss CQuartz coatings achieve!
Protection from bugs
They come in all shapes and sizes. Many are highly acidic and can wreak havoc on your paint! They impact the front of your vehicle at high speed and as their body’s explode the acidic contents spills out onto your paint. Within minutes it can eat through a layer of traditional wax before it dries and bonds hard to the surface in the heat of the sun. If the bug is highly acidic it will begin the process of etching into your clearcoat in a matter of hours. Each time it is exposed to moisture more acids are released and eventually you have permanent damage to your paint.
With 3µm of CQ Professional between the bugs and your paint they can no longer cause permanent damage to your paint. To start with the coating is resistant to acids and its rare any mark will be left on the coating with reasonable washing schedules. In the rare case a bug does leave something behind you can be rest assured your paint is still safe beneath the coating.
As we touched on previously: dust, dirt, and contaminants do not bond to your CQuartz Professional barrier in the way they do to paint with only a coat of wax or sealant applied. Any dirt or dust that does attach to the coating is MUCH more easily removed upon the next wash without having to scrub or clay the vehicle.
CQuartz Professional coatings offer dirt and water shedding abilities beyond that of any other products on the market. With the self-cleaning affect provided by CQuartz Professional, most dirt slides right off during a wash.
Fine swirl resistance
Waxes and sealants obviously offer no swirl resistance. When you wash, dry, or touch your paint at any time you have the potential to scratch the surface. The scratches we are talking about here are very fine and referred to as “swirls” but as they build up the level of gloss you see as reflections and depth to your paint withers. These swirls refract light away from your eyes which is one of the causes of a dulled appearance to your paint over time.
CQuartz Professional has been proven to assist in resistance of these fine swirls when properly maintained and cared for. It should be noted that no coating is swirl proof and it is important to use only high quality wash mitts and drying towels or a blower.
We highly recommend allowing Reflections Detailing Studio to either maintain your vehicle or train you in proper wash techniques.
Unlike other coatings, CQuartz Professional coatings cannot be purchased on the open market and are installed by only CarPro Authorized Installers who have honed their skills so they may polish your paint to the highest level before protecting it with CQuartz Professional.
The most dangerous enemy your paint will likely see in its life is bird droppings. They can vary in level of toxicity but it is well known by professionals that a bird dropping can dissolve wax on contact, eat deep into paint, and leave an etching within minutes. With CQuartz Professional you have a barrier which resists bird droppings and allows you time to discover and remove them so they cannot cause permanent damage to your paint.
Dust and dirt resistance
Anybody that has just waxed their car will tell you – within a couple hours they can see the dust building up on it and after a drive that dust is still there. It doesn’t blow off and it does accumulate on the carnauba wax layer. Polymer sealants are a little better and stay cleaner than waxes however they too allow dirt and dust to stick to them. Compared to wax, dust and dirt retention is lowered up to 80% with CQuartz Professional. Of course some will gather and collect over time but you will enjoy the beauty of your vehicle between washes when protected by CQuartz Professional where as with other products the paint will look dirty faster.
In the air around us and on the highways, all sorts of contaminants attack your paint. Iron particles coming off the brakes of other vehicles can lodge into your paint and allow moisture to penetrate around them. Over time the oxidation process from moisture and sun break down around these iron particles and eat microscopic holes into your paint. CQuartz Professional puts an end to this with a thick barrier that does not allow these contaminants to reach the paint surface and are removed much more easily.
CQ Professional Service
Your CQuartz Professional Installer has been trained to use only high quality professional products on your vehicle. They start with a high level auto wash followed by an intensive 2-3 step decontamination process to remove all bonded contaminants from above and beneath the surface of the paint.
Following the “decon” process the paint is further analyzed and the best combinations of high tech pads and polishes are tested to produce the highest gloss possible. This may include polishing the entire vehicle 2 and sometimes 3 times to reach this level.
After the paint is perfected all the polishing oils are stripped from the vehicle with the use of CarPro Eraser. This step is essential so that CQuartz Professional will fully bond with the paint. When the paint is determined to be 100% oil free, 2 thick layers of CQuartz Professional are applied.
The CQuartz Professional Package
Priced from $1200*
At Reflections, we use only top tier products on your car. First we start with an exterior detail, this includes:
- Pre-wash snow foam to loosen and soften dirt
- Extensive hand wash process using the two-bucket system and pH neutral shampoo
- Wheels cleaned, including face, barrel and behind spokes
- Wheel arches degreased and pressure washed
- Door jams cleaned
The exterior detail is followed by a thorough decontamination process to remove all bonded contaminants from above and beneath the surface of the paint.
After the decontamination process, the paintwork is corrected and levelled utilising the best combinations of high-tech pads and polishes to produce the highest gloss possible. Depending on the condition of the car when it arrives, this may include polishing the entire car multiple times to reach the desired result.
After the paint is perfected, the car is rewashed to remove any dust or residue from the paint correction process. All of the polishing oils are stripped from the car with the use of specialised oil removers. This step is essential so that the CQuartz Professional coating will fully bond with the paint. When the paint is determined to be 100% oil free, two thick layers of the coating of your choice are applied.
Finally, prior to leaving the studio, the trim, wheel arches and tyres dressed as necessary, while the exhaust tips are polished and the glass is cleaned.
Duration: Allow 2 days minimum (duration can be confirmed at time of booking)
*prices starting from