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What Is It?

Crystal Serum Ultra forms a composite layer of two inorganic layers of ceramic. The slightly softer layer migrates to and chemically bonds to the substrate (it can bond to any type of gel coat, vinyl and all kinds of paint – eg clear coat, acrylic, nitro-cellulose, two-pack, solid paint, metallic paint, pearlescent, urethane, polyurethane, matte etc.) whilst the thinner harder layer migrates to the surface. This combination offers significantly better swirl resistance than standard ceramic coatings (including so-called 9h “super coatings”), plus Crystal Serum Ultra is resistant to the strongest acids and alkalis. It is also resistant to temperatures up to 500 degrees Celsius.

Why Is Crystal Serum Ultra Available To Accredited Detailers Only?

Applied incorrectly, Crystal Serum Ultra can only be wet sanded off your vehicle’s finish (with 1200 grit sandpaper) which means that we can only release this product to our fully trained Accredited Detailers.

Can Crystal Serum Ultra Be Applied On Vinyl, Wraps And Matt Finishes?

We recommend C1 Crystal Lacquer over-coated with EXO as a more suitable solution for matt finishes. For vinyl and wraps, we recommend one coat of HALO Flexible Film Coating.

How Long Will Crystal Serum Ultra Last On A Car?

If a car is looked after well and washed using Gtechniq shampoos and accessories, then Crystal Serum Ultra will easily reach its 9-year guarantee.

What’s The Best Way To Store Opened Bottles And How Long Do Opened Bottles “Keep”?

The best place to store opened bottles is at a cool stable temperature, dry and out of direct sunlight.  We recommend using up the bottle within 3 months of opening.

Can It Be Layered/Stacked?

We do not recommend stacking layers of Crystal Serum Ultra over previous layers of Serum Ultra (you can but our tests have shown that it doesn’t offer an advantage), but you can apply a layer of EXO or Ceramic Sealant over Serum Ultra to give surfaces the ultimate dirt and water repellency.

How Long After Applying CSU Can I Apply EXO Or C2?

Because Crystal Serum cures very quickly, you can apply these ultra-hydrophobic top coats (this is optional!) right after finishing your CSU application.  Just start at the same start point and follow the same order of panels you did when you applied CSU.

How Long After Application Does The Coating Need To Keep Dry?

We recommend you allow this coating cure for 12 hours before you get it wet.

What’s The Best Way To Maintain My Vehicle’s Finish Once This Product Has Been Applied?

Even though, when compared to traditional waxes and sealants, this product is exceptionally durable, we have built an entire and fully compatible maintenance line. All of the products you find here have been tested for 100 wash cycles on EXO, C1 Crystal Lacquer, Crystal Serum Light, Crystal Serum Ultra and Platinum without damage to the coatings.

I’ve Seen How Hard It Is To Polish Off Excess Crystal Serum Ultra That Hasn’t Been Applied Correctly. How Can It Be Removed If Required?

Whilst your detailer or body shop will find it somewhat harder to polish a Crystal Serum Ultra treated surface it is entirely possible and will present them with no great obstacle.

Does It Really Last 9 Years?

Yes! In fact due to its chemical bonding mechanism, Crystal Serum Ultra, Crystal Serum Light and C1 Crystal Lacquer become the functional surface of your vehicle’s paintwork. In essence, they bond permanently to your vehicle’s paintwork. Our stock answer to the question “How long does C1 or Crystal Serum Ultra last?” is that this is the wrong question. The right question is how particular you are about your paintwork and how carefully you clean your paintwork. If you are, like us, very very fussy about swirls etc. on your paintwork but at the same time have a poor wash technique then, even though Serum Ultra is highly and C1 Cyrstal Lacquer is somewhat resistant to swirls, you may find that you will want your car to be repolished in a shorter period than someone who is less particular about swirls but uses a very good wash technique.

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