Gyeon Q² CanCoat EVO is a very easy to use quartz coating aimed squarely at detailing enthusiasts looking to upgrade to silica-based paint protection for the first time. Indeed, the fundamental aim underpinning the development of Gyeon Q² CanCoat EVO was to formulate a more accessible and user-friendly quartz coating, i.e. one that would be reasonably priced and extremely easy to apply. Gyeon have achieved this by downgrading and simplifying the formula used to make Gyeon Q² Pure and packaging it in a simple spray bottle. In doing so, they have retained most of the performance benefits associated with silica-based coatings (i.e. impressive looks, excellent durability and strong self-cleaning properties) and eliminated most of the factors that have the potential to trip up novice users (i.e. fiddly applicator systems, short drying times and long curing times). The most notable benefits offered by Gyeon Q² CanCoat EVO are as follows...
Firstly, like the other SiO2-based coatings in the Gyeon range, it delivers unbelievable looks characterised by a strong colour jetting effect and excellent reflectivity and gloss. Secondly, because it is silica-based it forms a coating that is significantly harder and more durable than traditional sealants and waxes. So much so in fact, that it can withstand being cleaned with high-strength detergents and spirit-based tar removers without being significantly degraded. Thirdly, due to the extremely hydrophobic nature of the coating it lays down, Gyeon Q² CanCoat EVO imparts a strong self-cleaning effect that actively repels fresh dirt and grime, meaning treated surfaces stay cleaner for longer. Lastly, thanks to its innovative packaging, it's by far the easiest to use SiO2-based coating currently on the market, and no harder to use than a regular spray sealant. In fact, we love using it ourselves, and rate it very highly indeed!
To make the application process simple and straightforward, Gyeon Q² CanCoat EVO is supplied in an aluminium spray bottle. This enables it to be sprayed-on and wiped-off, which eliminates the need to use an applicator pad and makes it just as easy to use as a spray sealant or quick detailer. Furthermore, unlike some SiO2-based products, Gyeon Q² CanCoat EVO contains relatively little alcohol and thus doesn't flash off rapidly, which again makes it easier to use. These characteristics, coupled with the fact that it is virtually impervious to cleaning chemicals and pressure washing, make Gyeon Q² CanCoat EVO an ideal choice of last step product for enthusiasts running daily drivers and seeking a superior level of paint protection that is easy to apply. Gyeon Q² CanCoat EVO is currently supplied as a pre-packed kit containing a 200 ml bottle of Gyeon Q² CanCoat, three spray heads, a microfibre buffing towel and an instruction booklet.
|Application Method||By hand only|
|Durability||12 months +|
|Emits Strong Fumes||Yes|
|Layerable||Yes (allow 1 hour between coats)|
|Recommended For||All paint types and colours|
|Size||200 ml Kit|
How To Use
You should apply Gyeon Q² CanCoat EVO in a dry place out of direct sunlight. In all cases, prepare the surfaces you are going to treat in the normal way (wash > decontaminate > polish), and then do a wipe down with Gyeon Q²M Prep to ensure that they are spotlessly clean. For best results, spray Gyeon Q² CanCoat on to either the supplied microfibre towel or a PB Super Buffing Towel and immediately wipe it over a single panel to spread a thin, even film of product. Then refold the towel and continue buffing to fully remove the film and reveal an intense streak-free shine. Alternatively, mist a Meguiar's Even Coat Microfiber Applicator Pad with Gyeon Q² CanCoat EVO and wipe a thin, even film of product over a single panel at a time before buffing off with either the supplied microfibre towel or a PB Super Buffing Towel. Either way, you should aim to complete all of the buffing off within 1-2 minutes, i.e. before the coating begins to harden.
After all panels are treated, wait for a minimum of an hour and then apply a second coat (we recommend applying 2-3 coats back to back, as the resulting finish will be awesome in terms of looks and durability). The car must then be left in a warm, dry place out of direct sunlight for a minimum of 4 hours to allow the SiO2 coating to harden (if you wish, you can accelerate this process by heating the treated panels to 60°C for 10 minutes using an infra-red heat lamp). Finally, to reduce the risk of water spots forming while the coating continues to cure (full curing takes around 24 hours to achieve), you should apply a protective topcoat of Gyeon Q²M Cure (you should also avoid washing the car with any kind of detergent for the first 7 days). Note that you must flush the spray head with hot water after each use; failure to do so will result in any product residue left in the spray head hardening and blocking it.