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      09-11-2020, 09:53 AM   #1
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Graphene Coating

Haven't seen a posting on Graphene. This is the new generation to Ceramic that is supposed to be superior in two main ways by having a longer life (5-7 yrs) and better resistance to water spotting. I am not an expert detailer, just a DIY'r. I had done two higher mileage cars with Car Pro Cquartz. Along with paint correction, this was a great product and well worth the effort. My S60 done nearly 2 years ago looked great when i just sold it. I really liked the spray on topper (Reload) after every couple maintenance washes.

I am taking delivery of a new X5 Late September and am geared up to do a light polish and apply Ethos Graphene. One concerns i have with Graphene is the fact that they don't really have a specific maintenance topper. Ethos has a product called Defy that i hope will help with that, but it doesn't sound like it is as paired as the ceramic base and Sio2 toppers were.

Anyone use a graphene yet?
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      09-11-2020, 02:08 PM   #2
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Have not, have seen a few reviews on YouTube. Generally positive. I would like to see it in use before I switch from ceramic. Note you must remove any other coating including ceramics before use graphine. It is supposed to be less prone to water spotting than ceramic
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      09-11-2020, 04:23 PM   #3
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That's correct, it does have to be applied to clear coat. I'm in a good spot as i am applying to a new X5. Light polish first.
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I maybe more prepared for my X5 baby than i was for my 1st child. Read to roll
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last Friday I completed the first wash, light paint polish and graphene coating. The graphene went on very well. No major differences between ceramic and this graphene. A little slower flash time. Looks great, while polishing, the gloss after polish was pretty noticeable between panels that I had just polished and a factory panel. Definitely worth the effort. In Mineral white its not as easy in photo as a dark mirror finish but looks great. I did not have enough product to get the wheels coated so I will need to do a wheels off coating after getting another small bottle. Tires have Optimum Tire (2 coats)
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I'm having the Ethos Graphene Pro done to the car and wheels on Monday. Currently have about 13,000km on it, black sapphire. Paint is in pretty good condition to start but needs a bit of work.
Hoping it's as good as claimed!
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