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Gtechniq EXO and C1 Crystal Lacquer Kit

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C1 Crystal Lacquer & EXOv4 Ultra Durable Hydrophobic Coating Kit

Size 2 x 30ml

Kit contains:
  • 1 x 30ml EXO
  • 1 x 30ml C1
  • 2 x pair of nitrile gloves
  • 1 x AP2 Ultra Soft Foam Filled Applicator
  • AP1 Lint Free Applicator Pads

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Description

 

Gtechniq EXO and C1 Crystal Lacquer Kit

 

QUICK OVERVIEW

C1 Crystal Lacquer

  • 3 to 5 years durability
  • Excellent swirl mark resistance
  • Crystal clear finish

EXOv4 Ultra Durable Hydrophobic Coating

  • Improved durability
  • Same great gloss, water and dirt repellency
  • Significantly easier to apply

 

Why use Gtechniq EXO and C1 Crystal Lacquer?

 

C1 has been independently proven in the world’s most respected weathering facility. You can see in the YouTube video below, it offers the best gloss retention of any other product tested.  Over a simulated run of 3 years in Arizona sunlight, a C1 coated panel lost half the amount of gloss than its next best competitor, and a third less gloss than the average score for all other products tested.
As well as gloss retention C1 Crystal Lacquer is extremely durable, as it actually becomes the functional surface of a car’s paintwork. Also scratch resistant, C1 forms a crystalline film which is extremely hard, this characteristic makes it effective at preventing minor scratching from poor wash technique on relatively soft automotive paint.
C1 coated panels have been tested against uncoated panels, as well as high-end carnauba waxes and polymer sealants.
On average, panels coated with Gtechniq C1, exhibited 50 percent less swirl marks than those coated with waxes or left uncoated.
EXO is Gtechniq’s ultimate hydrophobic coating – it simply out-beads any other products on the market, providing a lotus leaf effect which repels dirt and water ensuring your vehicles surface stays cleaner and glossier for much longer.
Based on the next generation of organic materials EXO embodies Gtechniq’s goal to offer products that work harder, and smarter, meaning more time enjoying your car and less time maintaining it.
Simple to apply EXO offers the ultimate dirt and water repellency (it has a contact angle of 110 degrees), is resistant to regular wash chemicals with applications typically lasting as long as 24 months.

EXO and C1 Crystal Lacquer Kit contains:-

  • 1 x 30ml EXO
  • 1 x 30ml C1
  • 2 x pair of nitrile gloves
  • 1 x AP2 Ultra Soft Foam Filled Applicator
  • AP1 Lint Free Applicator Pads

 

Storage and use:-

 

 

  • Ensure that you have sufficient product to coat your vehicle. For cars up to and including a medium estate car e.g. a BMW 3 series touring, 30ml is sufficient but for full sized cars including 4x4s and SUVs you will need the larger 50ml bottle
  • Ensure that your vehicle is out of direct sunlight but warmer than 5 degrees celsius, is completely dry and will stay dry for at least 3 hours after application
  • In addition to this kit you will need at least two Gtechniq MF1 ZeroR Microfibre Buff Cloths
  • When applying the product always wear gloves to prevent C1 coming into contact with your skin
  • Dab product onto the lint free applicators
  • Replace the lid on the bottle and set aside – do not keep the bottle in your hand as this promotes premature curing
  • Change the application pad after 3 to 4 applications of areas no bigger than half a car bonnet. If you do not do this, you will feel the coating becoming sticky when applying, this makes it extremely difficult to buff
  • The coating forms an almost immediate reaction with the paint/fibreglass molecules it comes into contact with. Reaction time of C1 is temperature and humidity dependent – for normal room temperature at around 50 percent humidity, we recommend buffing between 30 and 60 seconds afterwards
  • You may need to buff the same area several times to remove residue. We recommend using two microfibre cloths at any one time. Please note that you are only removing excess product
  • Avoid buffing with too much force as this can spoil the surface you are protecting, and you may also drag the partially cured coating off the surface
  • Take care that the microfibre cloths you are using are rotated sufficiently and quickly so that C1 does not partially cure in the cloth, this will make buffing residue significantly more difficult
  • If you miss removing residue and it cures fully, you should re-polish this area, and reapply C1
  • As soon as you finish put the microfibres in water and wash and dry them as soon as possible, otherwise C1 will crystallise in the cloth
  • Use C1 Crystal Lacquer within 1 year of purchasing, for best results, once opened use within 3 months
  • EXO should be applied more than 3 hours but less than 12 hours after you finish the C1 application
  • Ensure that your vehicle is out of direct sunlight but warmer than 5 degrees celsius, is completely dry and will stay dry for at least 3 hours after application
  • Remove all blemishes from your vehicle’s paintwork
  • Wipe down all surfaces using Gtechniq Panel Wipe and a Gtechniq MF1 ZeroR Microfibre Buff Cloth – if you are applying over freshly coated C1 then this step is not required
  • Put on the nitrile gloves provided
  • Tip several drops of EXO onto the AP2 applicator
  • Spread the coating over an entire panel ensuring full coverage
  • As soon as you have spread the coating over a single panel fold your first MF1 twice to form a square, spread and remove most of the residue using a light touch
  • With your second folded cloth remove all remaining residues. We advise to move your head so that you get direct and oblique views of your finish to spot all residue. It is also advisable to use bright, but flat lighting, to make residue spotting easier
  • Once you have finished coating your vehicle, repeat so that your vehicle is coated twice
  • Allow the coating to cure for at least 3 hours
  • For maintaining your finish we recommend hand washing your vehicle using a Gtechniq WM1 Australian Long Hair Merino Wash Mitt, GWash and an MF2 Zero Scratch Microfibre Drying Towel
  • You will find that your vehicle is significantly easier to clean and whilst EXO has significantly better resistance to caustic wash chemicals these chemicals will shorten the lifespan of any coating and are not recommended as part of your care routine
  • EXO can be over coated with other products, but if this is done you will get the surface performance of this the product you overcoat it with and not EXO
  • An unopened bottle of EXO has a 12 month shelf life from the time of purchase. As soon as a bottle is open it needs to be used within 3 months
  • Please see our FAQ section for more information

 

MSDS:-
  • Take a look at the Material Safety Data Sheet for EXO – MSDS
  • Take a look at the Material Safety Data Sheet for C1 – MSDS

 

Brand

Gtechniq

Gtechniq’s Roots

Gtechniq Logo 01Gtechniq was founded by quantum physicist Drew Gill in 2001, out of a total dissatisfaction with the performance of paint protection products at the time. Everything from waxes, to new-fangled polymers and PTFE based miracle treatments, nothing on the market offered any meaningful durability, either in looks, or protection. Worse still, he found that most of the products actually performed poorer than the paints they were supposed to protect. From this discontent came a simple idea, ‘To engineer the world’s most beautiful, perfectly finished, smartest and most intelligent surfaces. Surfaces that do much more than simply look great when new.’ Drew’s background meant that he had a good understanding of how the forces, shapes and structures of a surface works on very small scales. He also knew what modifications may be possible in order to add some really useful enhancements. Improvements such as dirt repellency, ease of washing, scratch, UV and stain resistance, along with, long-term gloss and colour stability. So, after surveying many avenues of material science, in particular nano-scale surface engineering, lots of hard work and many thousands of failures, Gtechniq, Smart Surface Science was born. The first product in the Gtechniq range to be produced was C1 Crystal Lacquer, closely followed by P1 Nano Composite Polish. In 2006, Rob Earle became managing director of Gtechniq Ltd, taking over the reins from Drew. Rob’s passion for cars, boats and detailing in his spare time, gave him the enthusiasm to develop Gtechniq, testing new boundaries. He innovated and developed the products Drew had created, plus a whole lot more besides. Rob worked hard using forums such as Detailing World to develop Gtechniq’s reputation. Sending products to detailers and car care enthusiasts for testing and review, and letting the products speak for themselves. After opening a Detailing Centre in Kings Langley, which proved extremely successful, demand grew for Gtechniq. And the first Gtechniq website was launched selling products mail order across the globe. At the start of 2012 the conscious decision was made to close the detailing side of the business and to concentrate solely on product development and manufacturing. In order to do this, the business moved to new premises in Towcester, Northamptonshire. After nine months, a fire caused a major setback to Gtechniq, burning the new building and its contents to the ground. This did not deter Rob and his team of dedicated staff who work hard to rebuild the business – manufacturing more products and using a friend’s barn to store and package products for distribution. Following the fire, the business moved to a new home on the Pury Hill Business Park, Towcester, and continued to flourish. Over the last 10 years, Gtechniq’s products have been continually improved to provide a range that outshines and outlasts the competition. Rob has built a fresh, innovative brand, different to any other available on the market. Gtechniq’s line of surface preparation and finishing products are designed to perfect, protect and maintain all automotive, marine and aviation exteriors and interiors in a way no traditional products can match. To date, the Gtechniq range includes composite ceramic coatings, leather protection, fabric protection, wheel and trim protection, shampoos and much more.

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