Gtechniq - C1 Crystal Lacquer - 30ml
Gtechniq C1 Crystal Lacquer - 3 to 5 years durability, Excellent swirl mark resistance, Crystal clear finish
C1 has been independently proven in the world’s most respected weathering facility. You can see in the YouTube video below that it offers the best gloss retention of any product tested. Over a simulated run of 3 years in Arizona sunlight, a C1 coated panel lost half the amount of gloss as its next best competitor, and a third less gloss than the average score for all 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 fewer swirl marks than those coated with waxes or left uncoated.
Ensure that your vehicle is out of direct sunlight but warmer than 5 degrees celcius, is completely dry and will stay dry for at least 3 hours after application
When applying the product always wear gloves to prevent C1 coming into contact with your skin
Dab product onto the application pad
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
Allow the coating to cure for at least 12 hours before it gets wet
Use C1 Crystal Lacquer within 1 year of purchasing, for best results, once opened use within 3 months
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You can even collect your order from the Blok 51 shop if you like. Just select ‘Collect In Store’ at the shipping options and we’ll contact you as soon as your order is ready.
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The vast majority of our deliveries to the UK and Ireland only take 1-2 days so you don’t have to wait too long to get your hands on all your favourite detailing and valeting products.