Liquid Crystal

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Liquid Crystal

Postby Kwacky » 22 Jun 2017, 13:33

I've ordered a small amount of this stuff http://gtechniq.com/products/auto/perfe ... id-crystal to try it out. It's supposed to provide good protection for paintwork and make it easier to clean.

I've got 100ml for now and ordered one of their applicator cloths. I'll let you know how easy it is to apply and how effective it is on the bike.

Gtechniq have a good rep in the car world and they do range of paint protection applications and coatings. I thought I would try something different for the bikes.
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Re: Liquid Crystal

Postby kingfixer » 22 Jun 2017, 14:26

I thought it was a thread about some new drug !! (drunk)
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Re: Liquid Crystal

Postby Kwacky » 22 Jun 2017, 14:29

Not at my age. The come down takes too long and hits too hard (lol)
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Re: Liquid Crystal

Postby C00kiemonster » 22 Jun 2017, 15:02

Gtechniq have a brilliant reputation. I used some of one of their other products on the Jag last year - it's all great stuff.
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Re: Liquid Crystal

Postby D41 » 23 Jun 2017, 07:27

Used it on me old MBZ...it's VERY good stuff...the surface of the paint really does come out as smooth as glass....the liquid gets into the "fingerprint" of the paint and levels it out.

It's also a bit messy...not in application but when you remove it....it's an extremely fine dust (it has to be in order to work) that gets everywhere-and-then-some when you remove it.
Don't inhale it or you'll be coughing up chunks like a motherfcuker & running to the kitchen to chug down 13 gallons of water in rapid succession.

Not that I would ever do that myself of course...I read about it on the internet.
Somewhere.

Probably.
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Re: Liquid Crystal

Postby Rossgo » 05 Jul 2017, 12:11

That's a pricey spray but it must be a pretty good one! Let us know mate

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Re: Liquid Crystal

Postby Kwacky » 06 Sep 2017, 20:54

I finally got round to trying this out. It's a very fine mist so it's hard to see where it goes. I applied it using their cloth so it should have been applied correctly. The bike looks shiny, but it should, it's only a few months old.

I'll see how it deals with the rain. The real test is what it looks like after the next wash.
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Re: Liquid Crystal

Postby Kwacky » 21 May 2018, 11:52

Just a quick update. I'm still using this stuff. The bottle is tiny so it does appear to be an expensive product, but you only have to use a couple of sprays for the entire bike. It comes out of the bottle as a very very fine mist, then you polish it off.

I don't have to use it after every wash so that's another reason why it's lasting. I find that next time the bike needs a wash if I've used the Liquid Crystal protection it only needs a quick sponge bath.

So it's one to recommend.
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Re: Liquid Crystal

Postby Kwacky » 19 May 2019, 16:51

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I'm still on the original bottle. There's loads left, you really don't need much.
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Re: Liquid Crystal

Postby C00kiemonster » 19 May 2019, 18:10

That does look nice and shiny....
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Re: Liquid Crystal

Postby kiwikrasher » 20 May 2019, 02:41

That looks awesome
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Re: Liquid Crystal

Postby Blade » 20 May 2019, 11:14

Looks good stuff and doesn't seem badly priced tbh. When I saw gtechniq I started thinking expensive as some of their car products are in the hundreds of pounds.

Might give it a try.
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Re: Liquid Crystal

Postby Rossgo » 20 May 2019, 14:59

That has made it look good. Clearly well worth it after 2 years of use

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