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    #31
    oceansize bruh just get some carpro hydro2, call it a day and thank me later.
    2003.5 MT JB/B - CSL SCHRICK SUPERSPRINT EISENMANN JRZ SWIFT MILLWAY BREMBO ENDLESS BBS/SSR DREXLER SACHS RECARO SLON MKRS GSP DMG KARBONIUS CP AUTOSOLUTIONS KOYO

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      #32
      Just ordered Gyeon Pure Evo for my E90. I'll put my 2 cents in here afterwards. And compare it to the polymer (beadmaker) & sio2 (and sio2+tio2) quasi coatings/sprays I've been using.
      DD: /// 2011.5 Jerez/bamboo E90 M3 · DCT · Slicktop · Instagram
      /// 2004 Silvergrey M3 · Coupe · 6spd · Slicktop · zero options
      More info: https://nam3forum.com/forums/forum/m...os-supersprint

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        #33
        Just an update on my impressions after "installing" my first true ceramic serum coating (Gyeon Pure Evo).

        All necessary work was done to prepare the car, ofc, including final panel wipe before application. Application done on a nice day, inside the garage, so ideal situation. Only non-ideal part was that the bottle was manufactured a year ago, but it was sealed, and the contents were still perfectly clear and liquid.

        Application was ridiculously easy, both on the paint, and leveling it with short nap "pearl" weave MF towel for no lint and less grab on the paint (towel was 320gsm 80/20 "the pearl")

        You get several minutes to remove the coating, so no rush. There is a visible flash. Gyeon says you can remove it immediately, or not, but I wouldn't wait simply for the sake of waiting, only if you're progressing to a new panel, then go back and wipe off.

        I found the best method to be with 2 towels, one to level, and a fresh one to catch any "overspray" as I call it - inevitably, you'll push some of the resin onto adjacent panels or glass, and you'll want to catch that with a new towel. I threw all towels away. I only will keep a towel if the ceramic product is the typical low sio2 content water based spray type (though I do wash it immediately).

        I let the car sit for 2 days before I drove it. It's been a week today. I kept it inside today as we did have some rain; drove the E46 to work.

        Impressions - I was actually pretty sad at first becuase the car didn't look a lot better than before. I always keep my cars clean, well polished, and I use quality LSPs, so I know there wasn't a lot of room for improvement, but the way people talk about coatings, I really expected a wow moment.

        Luckily, it did seem to get even glossier as some days went by. My impression was also hampered by gloomy weather, I want to see it in our normal bright sunlight.

        To be honest, the car doesn't look much better than when I have it coated with cheap Mother's CMX or Beadmaker. The point of this, will be the longevity, the chemical resistence/self healing, and water behavior so that I can wash and dry the car with minimal touching and keep the swirls away for a year to 18 months if possible, before polishing the car again, and maybe trying a new coating.

        I recently corrected an F80 M3, and to finish it, I used a coating "lite"- Wolfgang uber ceramic spray coating (1 year protection), and honestly, it looks just as good (smelled the same even, strong VOCs/solvent) so I don't agree that the lite coatings aren't "true ceramics." They very much are, just not the 2-5yr longevity which I don't even want, personally.

        I'm a little sad that all I get to do now is decon wash the car now, no trying different toppers as no topper will surpass the coating itself, and many actually ruin the coating. If it weren't for swirls on a black car, I'd really prefer NOT to apply a coating,as I enjoy the WOWO of product, and "touching" the car, trying different products. I guess I can still do that to my E46.

        Oh, and I got the Gyeon pure for $45 after $15 off via DetailedImage. Can't beat that for a true coating! The Wolfgang 1 year coating retails for $65, and at that price, similar to Gyeon's CAN COAT at $60, I don't really recommend it over a $50-60 bottle of 2-3year ceramic, but I actually grabbed the wolfgang for $16.50 from autogeek on sale and plus copoun, and I'm glad I have it to experiment with and put on customer's cars who want better protection and looks for cheap. The 1 year spray coatings at $60+ make more sense if you have multiple cars or if it's for your business as they will cover like 6+ cars. They have a short (1 year) shelf life, so that's why I dont' really recommend buying them despite their great performance and cost per application.
        Last edited by Tbonem3; 05-04-2023, 03:11 PM.
        DD: /// 2011.5 Jerez/bamboo E90 M3 · DCT · Slicktop · Instagram
        /// 2004 Silvergrey M3 · Coupe · 6spd · Slicktop · zero options
        More info: https://nam3forum.com/forums/forum/m...os-supersprint

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          #34
          Gyeon

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          MF applicator was easier to use than a block with suede. Soak it in serum once, then just a few drops each time

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          You can see how thick it goes on. Seems a bit streaky, but it levels out and there's full coverage

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          You can see it flash a bit

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          Super "candy" gloss

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          DD: /// 2011.5 Jerez/bamboo E90 M3 · DCT · Slicktop · Instagram
          /// 2004 Silvergrey M3 · Coupe · 6spd · Slicktop · zero options
          More info: https://nam3forum.com/forums/forum/m...os-supersprint

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            #35
            ^ damn, that's a nice shine. Great prep. I'm loving the close-up photos, too!

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              #36
              Thanks Will! It'd be more impressive with 4k video, but I'm not at that level of content creator 😋
              DD: /// 2011.5 Jerez/bamboo E90 M3 · DCT · Slicktop · Instagram
              /// 2004 Silvergrey M3 · Coupe · 6spd · Slicktop · zero options
              More info: https://nam3forum.com/forums/forum/m...os-supersprint

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                #37
                Thanks for the review. I’d like to do a coating for the same reasons as you. Looking forward to the long term update!

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