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C1 Gtechniq for an amateur ?
maxw523
 

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C1 Gtechniq for an amateur ?

Hi Guys,

I've been reading the wonderful reviews of the C1 product from Gtechniq.
I can't help but wonder though if it's application is suitable for an amateur like myself. There's lots of dust in the air around Boston and I'm fearful of incorporating contaminants into the paint job.
Some sites recommend using tape to avoid fluid contamination of windows/headlights etc.

Also, for a new vehicle, is it necessary to polish/clay the car if you go ahead?

What are your thoughts?

Thanks in advance,

Max.
26-08-2012 03:00am
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Neo
 

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C1 Gtechniq for an amateur ?

I had mine done by a pro in an enclosed area. I would image the dust
Be an issue during application. But good luck with it.

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26-08-2012 08:30am
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kevoque
 

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RE: C1 Gtechniq for an amateur ?

(26-08-2012 03:00am)maxw523 Wrote:  Hi Guys,

I've been reading the wonderful reviews of the C1 product from Gtechniq.
I can't help but wonder though if it's application is suitable for an amateur like myself. There's lots of dust in the air around Boston and I'm fearful of incorporating contaminants into the paint job.
Some sites recommend using tape to avoid fluid contamination of windows/headlights etc.

Also, for a new vehicle, is it necessary to polish/clay the car if you go ahead?

What are your thoughts?

Thanks in advance,

Max.
Yes you still need to do the prep as C1 will not bond to the paint other wise ! Yes it is ok for amateur why not try EXO is easier to apply and amazing finish !!
Still need to do the prep though !!
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26-08-2012 09:20am
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BFGEvoqueMan
 

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RE: C1 Gtechniq for an amateur ?

Trust me the stuff is doddle to use as long as you use C1 as shown on the Youtube video guides. I was apprehensive like you, but you just dab a couple of drops on the applicator pad and "smear" over a panel at a time. It is really easy to see if you have missed anywhere and you really only need to wipe over with the 1st microfibre cloth and then buff lightly with the 2nd.

If you are really worried, experiment on an old piece of metal (or say fridge door) and your mind will immediately be put at ease. I have never used anything like it before but many people have noticed and commented that my Merc is shiner than before and if I had polished it.Very Happy:Very Happy

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27-08-2012 09:13pm
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RE: C1 Gtechniq for an amateur ?

The latest version C1+ is much more forgiving and doesn't cure as quickly as the older C1 version. If you can apply it indoors that would be better.

If the car is delivered with paint in good condition then you can skip the polish/clay but you MUST IPA the paintwork thoroughly before applying C1.

Finally if you don't already have a discount and are ordering direct from GTechniq then drop me a PM or email and I'll let you know how to get one
27-08-2012 10:06pm
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maxw523
 

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RE: C1 Gtechniq for an amateur ?

Thanks Guys.
I'm sorry, but IPA means what exactly?
28-08-2012 01:53am
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Kentboy
 

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RE: C1 Gtechniq for an amateur ?

(27-08-2012 09:13pm)BFGEvoqueMan Wrote:  Trust me the stuff is doddle to use as long as you use C1 as shown on the Youtube video guides. I was apprehensive like you, but you just dab a couple of drops on the applicator pad and "smear" over a panel at a time. It is really easy to see if you have missed anywhere and you really only need to wipe over with the 1st microfibre cloth and then buff lightly with the 2nd.

If you are really worried, experiment on an old piece of metal (or say fridge door) and your mind will immediately be put at ease. I have never used anything like it before but many people have noticed and commented that my Merc is shiner than before and if I had polished it.Very Happy:Very Happy

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(28-08-2012 01:53am)maxw523 Wrote:  Thanks Guys.
I'm sorry, but IPA means what exactly?

Isopropanol Alcohol (IPA) is an alcohol-based chemical cleaning agent used to remove oil polish and residue from painted surfaces.

I would dilute it one part IPA two parts Water.

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kevoque
 

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RE: C1 Gtechniq for an amateur ?

Advice polish with P1 also as it will take all fine scratches out and not fill as would a lot of other polishes then IPA wipe down !
28-08-2012 09:22pm
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