CQuartz Ceramic Coatings by CarPro
Since 2014 The Gloss Boss has used the CarPro CQuartz line of ceramic coatings. CarPro has earned an outstanding reputation for over delivering on initial expectations with every one of their ceramic coatings. Not only is their CQuartz’ nanotechnology cutting edge, but they design, manufacture, and support an entire line of innovative and easy to use maintenance products. Most importantly, the results are second to none, save time, and keep your car turning heads everywhere it goes!
Not only are CQuartz coatings leading the industry with constant advances, but no other company takes as much pride and care with every installer application they review. Thousands of detailers in North America apply to become CQuartz Professionals and only a select few are approved because of the standards for quality of work and integrity that CarPro demands from each installer. What it means to be an installer is that you are recognized as a detailer who focuses on quality and ethics above all else. Being part of such a small, tightknit group of elite craftsmen allows CQuartz Professional Services installers to meet once a year to stay on top of the industry trends and dial in our quality. There is nothing quite like the comradery and the experience of being a part of the group, and passing that experience down to our clients is of the highest importance here at The Gloss Boss.
CQuartz Finest Reserve (CQFR)
Reserve the Finest. Your car is worth it.
CQuartz Finest Reserve is a unique experience built around an entirely new next generation nanotechnology and the service of the most talented and passionate car care perfectionists in the world. While the technology and results of Finest Reserve are truly Next Gen, the principals that guide the CQuartz Finest program and their installers harken to a time when quality, responsibility, honesty, character, and good old-fashioned hard work were expected.
Since day one, the goal of CQuartz Finest has been to approve only the most talented, caring, and character driven professionals across the world. Over the years the program has continually improved and demanded more of their installers, while pushing the chemists to continuously innovate and provide the tools necessary to surpass expectations for these specialists and their clients time and again!
When Finest Reserve is selected, there is only one option for preparation of the vehicle. All Finest installers have commited to fully prep, decontaminate, and polish the surface to the highest level possible before application of Finest Reserve to enhance it even further! Furthermore, a mandatory 2 coats are applied (at a minimum) and heat cured at a consistent 140° F via IR cure lamps for the ultimate automotive enhancement and protection.
Finest Reserve provides a gloss that lasts for years, provides stain resistance, hydrophobicity, gloss, and creates a dirt-repellency not possible with any other method of protection. Finest Reserve becomes an integral part of your vehicle, sheltering the finish from environmental hazards and allowing it to be washed with ease for years to come!
Prices for CQuartz Professional start at: $2,500 and include all wash prep work, paint correction, coating installation (paint, trim, jambs, wheel spokes and barrels), and IR curing. Booking an appointment requires calling to schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience in order to inspect the vehicle, answer any questions you may have, and secure a deposit of $500.
CQuartz Professional (CQPRO)
The Wet Look that Lasts
CarPro has earned an outstanding reputation for over delivering on initial expectations with every one of their ceramic coatings. Not only is their CQuartz’ nanotechnology cutting edge, but they design, manufacture, and support an entire line of innovative and easy to use maintenance products that are the envy of the industry. Most importantly, the results are second to none. Save time, and keep your car turning heads everywhere it goes.
Not only are CQuartz coatings leading the industry with constant advances, but no other company takes as much pride and care with every installer application they review! Thousands of detailers in North America apply to become CQuartz Professionals and only a select few are approved because of the standards for quality of work and integrity that CarPro demands from each installer. In short? The paint will not dull or oxidize, surfaces stay cleaner and glossier, and clean up easier! Water spots can be a challenge for other products In the ceramic coating industry, but no durable ceramic coating is able to resist natural water stains better than CQuartz’ line of Professional coatings. CQuartz Professional also resists bird and bug stains, and a variety of environmental fallout! Properly maintained, CQuartz Professional will last for years, all while keeping your car glossier, cleaner, and easier to wash and dry!
Prices for CQuartz Professional start at: $1,500 and include all wash prep work, machine polishing, coating installation (paint, trim, and wheels spokes), and curing. Please schedule an appointment to inspect the vehicle. A $200 non-refundable deposit is required to schedule this treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions About Ceramic Coatings
My car is finished and looks amazing. What's next and what do I need to do to keep it this way?
FIRST 24 HOURS: Do not allow any water to dry on the surface. If wet before that time, water should be blown off or safely wiped off before it dries. Once your vehicle is returned to you, the longer you can keep it clean and dry, the better, as the coating continues to cure for the next 5-7 days.
FIRST 7 DAYS: Soap and chemicals should not be used on the surface for 7 days. If bugs or bird bombs hit the vehicle then they should be gently removed immediately during the first week. Moving forward, bird bombs and bugs should always be safely removed as soon as possible. You can find the proper quality materials from your installer to safely and quickly remove these types of things.
PROPER WASHING: If you do not have your installer maintain your vehicle, then only approved, high quality wash materials are recommended. Avoid automatic washes (including touchless), service center washes, or anyone else not qualified or educated in maintaining your CQuartz Ceramic Coating. Your installer can advise you on proper materials and wash practices to keep your ceramic coated vehicle looking its best.
After I wash my car can I put a wax or topper on it?
Yes and no. CarPro advises against topping CQuartz Professional or Finest Reserve as it would only negatively impact the protection and water repellency of the coatings. It is best to allow the coatings to do their job. If the coating does not bead or sheet water as effectively after a period of time, then CarPro Reload Inorganic Spray Sealant can be used to refresh the top layer of your finish and restore water beading and sheeting.
How is it against stains from hard water and bird bombs?
Bird bombs can typically be washed off (do so as fast as possible) without leaving a trace, but it is recommended to avoid sprinkler systems and washing with water with high mineral content. If you only have hard water available at your location, look into purchasing a small RV water filter to hook inline with your water spigot to save yourself the headache that comes along with hard water mineral stains. Always be sure to take the time to properly dry your vehicle. Even softened water contains some minerals that can stain your coating.
How long will my coating last?
On average you should expect 4 years from CQuartz Professional and 6 years from CQuartz Finest Reserve. However, with all things, these averages assume that you are properly maintaining your finish. If it's not cared for or washed regularly, don't expect it to look great after a couple of years. If your coated vehicle is a "garage queen" that is rarely driven then you can expect the coating to last much, much longer.