CarPro Cquartz ceramic coating for trims, wheels, metal, exhaust tips, brake callipers etc. (Heat resistant up to 500C+)
Treat alloy wheels, faded plastic, and rubber trim with CQuartz DLUX to restore their rich, glossy finish, and give them the lasting hydrophobic nanotechnology protection these surfaces deserve. Applications like this withstand a lot of abuse so CQuartz DLUX was given a thicker film build than conventional CQuartz coatings, and a 50% silica content by volume. When applied to plastic and rubber trim, CQuartz DLUX helps to restore their gloss and color, and protect them from future fading. On painted, polished, or chromed wheels, CQuartz DLUX resists brake dust and road grime, eliminating the need for dedicated cleaners. Protects treated surfaces for up to 1-year between applications.
Nanotechnology Wheel & Trim Coating
Restores and Protects Faded Trim
Makes Wheels Easier to Clean
IronX,Clay Barsurfaces (besides Trim). Product set time on glossy surfaces is between 1~8 minutes before wipe off. 1 Minute for ambient temps in the 20~25C's, 8 minute for sub ~10C's.
Q: Does it darken trims?
Yep, darkens slightly, it's technically not a trim restorer but it does restore faded trims.
Q: Can I use this on paint?
Wheels can be painted, chrome, powder coat, naked aluminium, anodized etc., so why not on paint (body)? Fair point. Technically you can, but won't be as durable as say,CQUK, on paint. That's because Dlux has other additives in it for it to bond better to multiple types of surfaces mentioned above, and needs to have the chemical make-up to darken trims whereasCQUK doesn't need all of the additional 'stuff', it can purely focus on Sio2 content, gloss and durability. But can I use CQUK on wheels then?! Sure, if it's clear-coated, but sometimes the face of the rim or spokes are cleared but with a raw barrel finish. It's just best to stick with DLUX, you can do your trims at the same time, might as well!
Q: Can I use this on matte wheels?
Yes, you can,butdoes it make it 'glossy' you ask? No, it won't. Imagine putting lotion on your dry hands, it rehydrates and enriches the skin without making it oily, that's what DLUX will do. Matte will stay matte, but now the complexities will look richer. When doing matte finishes, do not let the product set for too long, wipe on and wipe off, no set time.
And you do want to coat matte wheels, the thing with matte is, it's textured, meaning it attracts dirt and 'stuff' just clings to it! It's a much harder surface to clean than smooth surfaces. So, make sure to coat it.
You can also apply DLUX on brake callipers, exhausts, suspensions, fake plastic chrome, head lights etc., anything exterior really, besides windows.
Q: What do I maintain it with and how often?
IronX,Reset, andHydro2 Lite. Hydro2 Lite can be used monthly to keep the coating going and the winter salts off.
Q: Must I take the wheels off?
You should, you're applying something that hardens after all. Missing a spot would result in high spots (can be hand polished off withCarpro Fixer).
Q: How much will the bottle do?
A 30ml bottle can typically do 8x 18" x 9" rims, or one set of wheels, twice. The largerDLUX 100mlcan be foundhere.
Q: How long does it last?
Depending on how many coats, how well it's maintained and how the rims are used, can range from 1~3 years.
Q: After coating, when can I take the vehicle out?
A general rule of thumb: no water for 24~48 hours and no soap for a week. But yes, after coating, you can take the vehicle out right away, dust & the wind won’t affect it, but be mindful thatroad tarwill. If you’re a business and coating for a customer and the vehicle must leave and see water in the next 12 hours, then very gently wipe it down with Reload or Release. Still suggest against it, but what must be done, must be done. Drying and curing are very different: the coating/panel is dry to the touch right away but curing involves the locking of molecules, it needs time to cure.
Q: Must I apply it indoors?
No, just make sure there’s no dust on the panel during application, and no water/moisture post-application. And in the shades.
Q: What’s the expiration date when the bottle’s still capped?
It used to be 2 years, but Carpro no longer stamps an expiration date, because coatings are solvent based and very chemically stable. Let’s just say 2~3 years for now.
Q: What’s the expiration date after opening the bottle?
There’s no official word on this, but the general rule of thumb is that when you opened the bottle, solvents will start to escape and for some products and might start to crystalize from within the bottle. So, normally we suggest using up the bottle in 3 months.