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what QD with Essence plus?

Discussion in 'Car Detailing' started by bozothenutter, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. bozothenutter

    bozothenutter ClioSport Club Member

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    Essence plus......on a stripped car.
    I understand you need nothing else, but a QD would be usefull, what would be best to use?
     
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    LeeRS ClioSport Club Member

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    meguires qd is the easiest to use i find.
    halffrauds stock it aswell so easy to get hold of.
     
  3. bozothenutter

    bozothenutter ClioSport Club Member

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    so any QD would do?
     
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    imprezaworks ClioSport Club Member

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    Imo there isn't 'That' much difference between qd's.
     
  5. gally

    gally ClioSport Club Member

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    Yes there is. Some even offer protection. Don't use a QD on essence. Use diluted Reload and email CarPro Uk and find out how low dilution you can go for wipe downs. Offers gloss and top up on protection. I would also add diluted Hdro2 on to that list.
     
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    Reload would be preferable. Ive diluted it 1:1 to 1:3 with distilled water and it works well. 1:4 and onwards was a bit to weak imo

    There's also the carpro echo that can be used as a QD with very good dilution ratios.

    QD's are all very different. In theory you could use any over essence plus but it'll hide the true performance of the product but laying an inferior layer over the top rather than adding to it like reload would
     
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    bozothenutter ClioSport Club Member

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    any tips on stripping the old stuff?
    wouldwashing the car with an apc suffice?
    was thinking of giving it a light polish, would take it all off?
     
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    bozothenutter ClioSport Club Member

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    washed the car yesterday since first washing it april 2nd....almost no product left on the car it seems
    must have been something in the application, as I couldn't use my DA.
    what I did was:
    wash > IronX > clay > limeprime (since I had to do it by hand) > IPA > EssencePlus
    All I can Think of is the the limeprime/removing previous wax (Fusso99) should be done by machine as the '99 seems hard to remove?
    @gally
     
  9. gally

    gally ClioSport Club Member

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    Lime prime? That's the issue. I will reply more indepth later.

    Polish with carpro. Eraser then essence plus. QD is now echo. Dilution to suit.
     
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    bozothenutter ClioSport Club Member

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    2:15....that's abive and beyond mate...tnx!
    Will patiently await your advice
     
  11. Scrooge

    Scrooge ClioSport Moderator

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    Lime prime does contain oils so it was probably not a good enough wipe down with the IPA
     
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    bozothenutter ClioSport Club Member

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    oh well...time to start over again.....carpro eraser it is...
     
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    bozothenutter ClioSport Club Member

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    was looking to order the stuff you mentioned....slightly confused now
    polish with eraser?...or should I use a carpro polish like essence or reflect?
     
  14. gally

    gally ClioSport Club Member

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    Polish with reflect for example then wipe down twice with eraser then apply essence plus via machine.

    You could use Essence normal to polish then top with essence plus.
     
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    bozothenutter ClioSport Club Member

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    Tnx
    tnx!
     
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