Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Why CQuartz FINEST Reserve ceramic paint coating?

Better than car wax and sealants, CQ Finest adds a measurable 3µm thick protective “glass” coating.  Unlike the durability of car wax and sealants which is measured in months, CQ Finest durability is measured in years!

CQuartz Finest Reserve represents the ultimate development of the CarPro line of advanced nanotechnology coatings. A professional ceramic hybrid sealant with hardness, hydrophobicity, film thickness, dirt-repellency, and gloss all pushed to the max in order to create the Finest protection system for cars and motorcycles on the market.

Available exclusively through our Finest Detailers, CQuartz Finest is backed by industry-leading scientific testing, and is equipped with a 2-Year warranty against, fading peeling, or loss of significant gloss. Developed with professional detailers in mind, CQuartz Finest has been thoroughly trialed all over the world in order to guarantee its performance and reliability in the harshest possible conditions.

From the arctic cold of the Finnish winter, to the blazing summer heat of the Australian outback, CarPro’s CQuartz Finest has become the nano-coating of choice for detailers around the world striving to give their clients the very best in beauty and protection for their vehicles.

Do you have questions? We have answers.

I don't see a Finest Installer in my vicinity. What can I do?

Feel free to contact us and we can arrange for a Finest Installer to travel or be flown to you.  We may also have an Installer in the process of being Authorized in your area.

How long until my car can get wet?

12-24 hours after your vehicle was coated it can be exposed to water.  If wet before that time water should be blown off or safely wiped off before it dries on the surface.  No water should touch your vehicle period for at least 2 hours in optimal temperatures.

How long should I wait before washing my car with soap?

You should wait a minimum of 5 days before washing with soap or using cleaners however bugs or bird bombs can be removed asap as directed below.

Should I use a drive through car wash?

Not if you care about your perfect finish! Drive through car washes have sharp, hard, dirty bristles that can severely swirl your paint.

Should I let the dealership wash it?

Never allow a car dealership to wash your vehicle.  They do not understand how to, nor do they have the time or equipment to do so without introducing swirls into your perfect finish.

Will Finest prevent rock chips?

No, no coating can prevent rock chips however it will protect the paint from road rash caused by tiny sand fragments at high speed. For rock chips ask your Finest Installer about application of a ppf film after polishing and before application of Finest.

How long will it realistically last past the 2 years?

This depends on how you care for your vehicle.

This sounds amazing but where can I hear from others who already have Finest on their vehicle?

Please see the Testimonials page located above.  We have shared some of our Finest customers’ stories there.

What is the difference between CQuartz and CQuartz Finest?

The short answer is just about everything.  There are many differences between CQuartz and CQ Finest.  While both are glass coatings Finest offers greater gloss, dust and dirt resistance, fine swirl resistance, a slick to the touch feel, more resistance to water spots and the environment, and FINEST is offered only through Authorized Installers who have developed their skills and take the utmost pride in their work.

What is the best possible way I can care for my perfected and enhanced vehicle now protected with CQuartz Finest?

If you do not have your installer maintain your vehicle we recommend using the CarPro Merino Wool Wash Mitt with CarPro Reset and dry with a Microfiber Madness Dry Me Crazy towel. Ask your installer for tips or training on how to safely and properly wash a vehicle or go to www.carproforum.com for further support and how to videos.

Can I clay my car?

No, you should not clay your vehicle.  Now that it is coated, regular washing will remove contaminants easily and bonded contaminants will become rare.  In the case that bonded contaminants do collect,CarPro Iron X will easily dissolve them without hurting your coating.  Consult your Authorized Installer.

I enjoy waxing my car. Is there something else I can apply to Finest that is not an inferior product?

Yes, we highly recommend CarPro Reload.  Reload is an inorganic quartz sealant with SiO2 in a water based formula.  Reload adds slickness and gloss to your paint and can be utilized to maintain peak showroom shine and slickness.

Does Finest prevent swirls?

Finest does resist swirls from washing better than any other product on the market. No ceramic coating will be able to prevent swirls 100% but with proper care and technique and the Finest coating you can drastically reduce them. The most important thing you can do is use the supplies we have recommended above, and ask your Finest Installer or Corey at 386-259-0759 to show you the proper method of washing.


Can I take my car to a touchless car wash?

Yes, while we would recommend the washing routine already described here for best practice, you can use a touchless wash. We do however recommend doing a little research on the touchless you deal with as many use extremely caustic chemicals that aren’t good for some of the materials on your vehicle and they also leave residue that will affect the way water and dirt will stay off your vehicle when Finest is allowed to perform on its own.

Can heat or frost harm Finest after it has cured?

No, Finest is extremely resistant to both low and high temperatures.

Will the sun have any effect on my vehicle after it is released to me?

Driving or parking in the sun has only positive effects on your coating helping it to fully cure even faster from the heat.

Water repellency has faded some over time. Is something wrong?

Over time contaminants can build and affect the coating. The good news is a simple treatment of Iron X will dissolve the contaminants and a spray on/wipe off CarPro Reload treatment will revitalize and return the upper hydrophobic layer to its former glory. Reload is water based but also contains SiO2 to easily repair the coating if needed.

Are there any tricks to applying Reload?

It’s quite simple once you know what to do, however you should allow your Finest Installer to show you the best method of application or read the best method here.

Can Finest be applied over my clear bra?

Yes! In fact it will even help protect it from yellowing, fine swirls, and dirt.

Does my car get shinier?

Yes, your Finest installer will polish your vehicle using specific combinations of pads and polishes to create a beautiful shine. After this step they will apply two coats of CQ Finest, which will most improve the gloss even beyond the amazing level they achieve through polishing! If properly cared for this gloss will last a minimum of two years.