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@TumbleWeed are you still active on here? I've been researching Gloss Coat and keep seeing your comments on the detailing forums. Hope it's holding up well for you!
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Hey Donkey..... sorry that I didn't get back to you sooner. I haven't logged on here in quite a while... been busy with "life" stuff...lol

To answer your question....Surprisingly.....YES!

The Gloss Coat is STILL holding up!!!!

And in all honesty, all bullshit aside, I believe the reason why it's holding up is because of the washing technique I use.

It's rather simple really....just pressure wash and blast off all dust, dirt etc....then rinseless wash using meg's d114.

To dry the vehicles.... i'll use a large waffle weave drying towel that has been "soaked" in filtered reverse osmosis water, then wrung out, and then will "lightly" & "carefully" glide or drag the damp towel over the wet paint picking up the D114 that was left behind from the wash. I don't put any kind of pressure on the towel at all when gliding it across the paint. This i believe is key!

The RO water prevents water/calcium spots from occurring if you have hard tap water and D114 doesn't streak when drying if you use a "damp towel" to "dry" with!

Oh, and the damp drying towel as appose to an actual "Dry" one will prevent any possible light scratches and marring that can easily be done to the clear coat.


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Now, on a side note.......

I'm super bummed to report that this happened yesterday........fml!
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Congratulations! I'm always happy to see someone buy a Mazda!
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Good lord what the hell happened!?! I'm running through scenarios of you hitting a dog with a softball in it's mouth...I can't even guess on what caused that damage...

Back to the detailing bits...I have a syringe of Gloss Coat in the garage that I haven't made the time to apply yet. I had been reading about people being able to foam cannon, pressure rinse, and blow dry for their maintenance washes with Gloss Coat. I blow dry right now to avoid marring (and more work), but I still have to agitate the dust with a wash mitt. I'm not seeing any scratching with my current process, but man the time I could save if it was just a pressure wash and blow dry...
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I sure hope that isn't a head impact from the inside. That looks naaaaaasty.

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Believe it or not it was two separate accidents.......

Was driving along the 1-10 just outside of Phoenix, Az. coming home from a trip from Cali.

I was driving in the fast lane and two cars were in front of me....and one was right behind me. When one of the cars in front of me went off the shoulder a little bit and ran over what to me appeared to be an engine part because it WAS the size of a friggin soft ball.

Anyways, this "whateverthehellitwas" bounced up and smashed right into my windshield and then bounced off probably hitting someone else in the process. I was so pissed I didn't even stop to check out the damage until I was home.

Then, the very next morning Im driving to the store,.... now mind you, I live out in the middle of nowhereville.......and a coyote literally darts out and tries to cross the road right in front of me causing me to go off the shoulder which is all loose gravel and I ended up fish tailing. Well, I ALMOST made it out of the whip but couldn't prevent the tires from skidding on the loose gravel so it slid right into a fence line with barbed wire.....

Just got off the phone with insurance ......... it's going to cost me $500 to get everything fixed. I guess it could have been worse!


Now...... as for a pressure washer! Get one!

SERIOUSLY!!!

I have been using the AR Blue Clean every other day for nearly 2 years straight now and it still works perfectly!
Got it at Lowe's for $100!

Shop AR Blue Clean 1,600-PSI 1.58-GPM Cold Water Electric Pressure Washer at Lowes.com


And to be honest..... I only use the foam cannon like maybe once every 3-4 months. No need for it when you use a pressure washer and rineless wash.

The reason why I prefer rinseless over a foam cannon is because my water here is extremely hard and will create water spots no matter how quickly I Air Dry my cars with my dedicated leaf blower.
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Holy shit, dude. That's a rough couple of days. Glad you're okay.

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Finally got my car back.....and I have to say I'm pretty impressed as they did an exceptional job color matching the paint!

I went ahead and polished out all the blemishes and then recoated the paint using Optimum Gloss Coat.

And while I was at it .... I went ahead and polished out and re-coated the hood, roof, and trunk as well to get that added protection since summer is already upon us!

Yesterday Evening I finally received the Fog Light Chrome trim pieces from eBay .... so this morning, I decontaminated the foglights using degreaser before adding CQuartz DLUX to coat them with.

Then I added a few globs of silicone to the Chrome Trim pieces before housing them on the foglights!

Pics of the car soon to come!
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Removed all the wheels and thoroughly detailed the wheel wells and then coated all plastic with CarPro CQuartz DLUX.

Detailed tires both front and back with Meg's D143 & D108 and then coated each of them 4x each with Turtle Wax Endure Shine Tire Coat (this shit is the bomb....lasts forever) !!!!!!!!

Next, I detailed the engine bay with a pressure washer, Meg's D108, a few brushes and then topped it off with 303 Aerospace for a nice sheen.

Then, I foamed the car with foam cannon filled with CarPro Reset ......rinsed ........then finished it off with a rinseless using Meg's D114.

Here are the results!

Oh, and next month i'll be buying the 20" Niche Surges ........ Pics soon to follow!


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