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....to the car (brand new Honda CR-V) and it looked great under regular light.

 

I did all the prep work, striping the dealer applied wax, iron removal, claying, machine polishing, applying Graphene (one 3x3 section at a time), and wiping off with the kit's gray silk like cloth.

 

I used the full Graphene kit, but the UV light was not too helpful with the garage light during application.

 

Tonight, I went back into the fully dark garage (8 hours after applying) with the UV light and my coating looks terrible.

 

Lots of streaking and hazing.  It really looks like I applied regular wax but did't wipe off the haze.  Using the regular overhead garage lights, it does look great.

 

Is this normal, until the 24 hour curing is complete or have I messed up?

 

 

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Did you buff it off after wiping it with the gray towel? The suede towel is to level it and you should buff it it with the plush polishing towel that was in the kit. I think that’s what happened. 

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Those are high spots, the coating residue wasn't fully removed. Try the following in order, if available, starting in a small spot to see what works, then use the same process on the rest of the car.

 

1) Brilliant Glaze, wiped away with a plush microfiber towel

2) Graphene Ceramic Spray Coating (applied to reactivate the coating, then immediately wiped away)

3) Apply a few drops of white Polish to a plush microfiber towel, like a Borderless Grey, laid completely flat, not folded, and use your entire hand to lightly and evenly rub the areas until the high spots disappear.  Wipe away residue and enjoy, no need to reapply

4) Machine polish with white pad and Polish, then Surface Prep, then reapply the coating on the affected area, level, and allow to fully cure

 

That should get you squared away!

 

 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, SC Ron said:

Bingo...

 

 

I read the brief instructions and watched the video on the home page and totally missed seeing use the gray polishing towel.  I only used the gray silk towel like was used on the video. 

 

My bad.

 

Thanks. 

 

What's the correction now? 

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1 minute ago, SC Ron said:

I read the brief instructions and watched the video on the home page and totally missed seeing use the gray polishing towel.  I only used the gray silk towel like was used on the video. 

 

My bad.

 

Thanks. 

 

What's the correction now? 

 

See my post above...

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2 minutes ago, falcaineer said:

Those are high spots, the coating that wasn't fully removed. Try the following in order, if available, starting in a small spot to see what works, then use the same process on the rest of the car.

 

1) Brilliant Glaze, wiped away with a plush microfiber towel

2) Graphene Ceramic Spray Coating (applied to reactivate the coating, then immediately wiped away)

3) Apply a few drops of white Polish to a plush microfiber towel, like a Borderless Grey, laid completely flat, not folded, and use your entire hand to lightly and evenly rub the areas until the high spots disappear.  Wipe away residue and enjoy, no need to reapply

4) Machine polish with white pad and Polish, then Surface Prep, then reapply the coating on the affected area, level, and allow to fully cure

 

That should get you squared away!

 

 

 

 

Will do.  It's in the 'curing' phase now, so I'm interested to see what happens when water hits it.

 

Thanks again.

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Well...my 'messed up' process worked pretty well.

 

There a quite a few 'high spots' showing.  I have a dark blue Honda, so if really look, you can see them.

 

I'll have to get some Brilliant Glaze and Spray GB to fix them.

 

I drove through a major down pour and the beading was terrific.

 

By the time I got home, every tiny drop had blown off.

 

Graphene is a great product.

 

I did go back to watch the Graphene videos and (not to complain), but the wipe off towels used were not the polish towels.  

 

That's were I made my mistake in just using the gray silk towels.  Maybe you can stress that in your next video.

 

Thanks for a great product.

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@SC RonI see that you are on South Carolina - If you are close the Columbia/Lexington area, I can help you out on the adjustments and chemicals if needed.  Almost, most of the bigger Chevy dealers in SC carry Brilliant Glaze along with a few other standard Adam's products.

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Thanks for your offer.

 

I’m near Charleston. 

 

I have basically corrected my first application. I am amazed at how water micro beads and flows off the paint and glass. And how good my Honda looks clean. 
 

Thanks again, but I’ve managed to end up getting a great result. 

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So does Brilliant Glaze level it and then there’s no need to reapply the coating? I’m asking because I did an application yesterday and I have some high spots where it didn’t fully level out. I have Brilliant Glaze, Graphene Spray Coating, and Graphene Detail spray. Was curious if trying one of the sprays would be a better first option than using glaze. I applied the coating a little over 14 hours ago. Was thinking about doing a quick Waterless wash on the section and then trying the recommended steps.

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18 minutes ago, Junior said:

So does Brilliant Glaze level it and then there’s no need to reapply the coating? I’m asking because I did an application yesterday and I have some high spots where it didn’t fully level out. I have Brilliant Glaze, Graphene Spray Coating, and Graphene Detail spray. Was curious if trying one of the sprays would be a better first option than using glaze. I applied the coating a little over 14 hours ago. Was thinking about doing a quick Waterless wash on the section and then trying the recommended steps.

 

Correct, the solvent helps to level the high spots. But depending on how long it's been on, as you said 14+ hours, you may need to step up or try something else as I outlined above.

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1 hour ago, falcaineer said:

 

Correct, the solvent helps to level the high spots. But depending on how long it's been on, as you said 14+ hours, you may need to step up or try something else as I outlined above.

Thanks, I tried the glaze and I think it knocked them down pretty well. Question, what steps would you take if thinking of layering an additional coat past the 24 hour mark? Is it as simple as doing a coating prep step then applying?

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1 hour ago, Junior said:

Thanks, I tried the glaze and I think it knocked them down pretty well. Question, what steps would you take if thinking of layering an additional coat past the 24 hour mark? Is it as simple as doing a coating prep step then applying?

 

I wouldn't. One layer is enough, assuming you applied it evenly/fully. With coatings, the law of diminishing returns applies, and adding 2+ layers won't give 2x+ the protection. Stick with one, maintain it properly, and enjoy the benefits!

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