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P1 is a very different kind of polish. Breakthroughs in nano-structured composite materials allowed us to develop an incredibly uniform abrasive particle on the nanoscopic scale. This allows us to manufacture a polish that requires almost no lubrication, which offers three important advantages.
The first is speed / effort. With many more active particles working the surface, the polish works faster with less effort than traditional compound abrasives.
Secondly with virtually no lubricant, a P1 finish doesn't suffer "drop back". This is where the lubricants in a traditional polish hide minor imperfections, typically micro scratches in the polished surface, only for them to be revealed after the lubricants have washed off. With P1 what you see is what you get.
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Based on pure monomolecular silicium (SI14), C2 is a non-yellowing, high gloss, dirt repelling coating that cross-links with all surfaces of your car including bodywork, glass and trim providing long lasting (as much as 6 months from a single application) and exceptionally easy non smearing application.
Completely repaint compatible (silicium or silicon should not be confused with man-made silicone which causes repaint issues) C2 can be applied to uncoated paint in concentrate form to seal paintwork providing great durability and exceptional gloss. It can also be diluted (5% product to water) and used as a quick detailer to provide that final touch and perfection to your car’s finish. Being chemically inert, C2 is compatible with every type of wax or polymer coating and can be used as a base layer or top layer. In fact we are so confident you will love the look, durability and ease of application we guarantee your previous favourite pot of wax will soon have a layer of dust on it and you will be out enjoying your car instead of labouring on removing wax residues from panel gaps and trim!
For C2 Liquid Crystal Kit we recommend to perfect your car’s finish first using P1 Nanoscopic Polish and P2 Hologram Remover then apply C2 neat (wipe on, wipe off with a microfibre). You will need no more than 50ml of product for this stage. Once sealed you should then pour 25ml into the empty 500ml container and fill with water. You can then use this as your final quick detailer after washing your car (use once every 3 to 4 washes) to keep your car’s finish in perfect condition.
Test subject? My white car boot. I've got Bilt Hamber Auto Balm on it to remind me what that product is like on outside panels (I used it in door shuts and so on) and ... I didn't like it, so it's gone. My intention is to use C2 up the sides of our cars. I don't really like waxing the sides of cars, much preferring top panels, so ... anything for an easy life I'll reserve top panels for waxes and sealants that I like to use.
I washed the panel and then wiped it down with 50/50 IPA. I then polished it with P1 on a blue microfibre pad which didn't go as well as I thought it might. The polish is very dry, by which I mean kind of chalky although in no was scratchy. It just doesn't want to spread and I guess it's a better machine polish than hand polish - I gather it can dust a lot and you need to have a spritzer of water handy to keep it liquid. Being a "one" style polish which you work for as long as you need to I think it will be fine on machine - I hope so, since I've bought the corresponding pad and backing plate at a reasonable but significant price. Furthermore, it is nano polish and is said to "fill in" unevenness in the paint with nano particles. I say fill since it kind of is, but kind of isn't - either way it does it at a nano-level Like Carlack68 NSC?
Next I applied C2 with a make-up pad remover. I inverted the bottle three times onto the pad and that was quite sufficient for the whole boot. I think twice would have done it ... and by invert, I mean hold the pad over the mouth of the bottle and turn it upside down. Yes, that little ... maybe a couple of millilitres!
Pictures don't show anything, but when I poured some water over the panel ...
I have never seen anything like it:
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... the streams are water falling through the spoiler drain holes.
The water just ran off, practically refusing to bead and where it did bead just ran off with the slightest of nudges. Seriously, I have never seen anything like this. The benefit is, dirt carried in rain or other water will have no chance of sitting, drying and leaving deposits - the water just rolls off the panel.
This little guy turned up to see what all the fuss was about
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Stunned! It bodes very well ... I'll hopefully polish up and seal the sides of both cars this week. I'll be using C2 as a QD to maintain these areas.