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    Gtechniq

    Someone posted a link to this outfit in another thread.

    https://gtechniq.com/product-categor...amic-coatings/

    I decided to try one of their products, the C4 Permanent Trim restorer. I bought it for my louvers. Mine have a noticeable fading or graying.

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    It looks worse than in the picture. I ordered the smallest bottle of the stuff and it is small. (15ml) It comes with some little pads. I cleaned the louvers with “lectra clean” before that pic was takin. I used almost whole bottle to coat the louvers. There is not enough left to do anything. It goes on easy and looks like armor all at first. After a bit, you buff it off with a micro fiber cloth. I don’t know if you can see much difference in the pic, but it looks great.

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    When I buffed it off, it was kind of greasy, but it doesn’t have any of that feel now. I have to say right up front that I think this stuff is “snake oil”, but, So far it looks fantastic. It’s suppose to restore the trim for two years. If it looks this good in two months, I will be sold. This is my test for this company. If this turns out good, I will buy some more of there stuff. I will report back after a few months on this thread.

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    Not louvre related but I have GTECHNIQ on my Taycan (w/full body PPF) and it wonderful. Dirt doesn't stick and it makes washing and touch-ups SUPER easy.
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    Gtechniq G4 held up better than most in this testing:

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...ypgO4Vn0JLiMYf

    Sadly that channel is no longer active, ScottHD had some of the best comparison tests on the internet.

    This was another trim restoration test series as well:

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...ZV-1SBWN9aqTiG


    You can skip to the last videos in each series to see how each did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark D View Post
    Gtechniq G4 held up better than most in this testing:

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...ypgO4Vn0JLiMYf

    Sadly that channel is no longer active, ScottHD had some of the best comparison tests on the internet.

    This was another trim restoration test series as well:

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...ZV-1SBWN9aqTiG


    You can skip to the last videos in each series to see how each did.
    Wow, I wish I had seen that first. At least I got lucky and picked one of the good ones. I see the G1 failed quick. I may just have to order some more. I would like to do my side mirrors, side vents between the windows and the rear vent/scoop. I would expect mine to last longer than that test because it?s in the garage.

    Edit, I’m thinking the lisence plate surround would be a good test. You can see in the pic, mine is really bad.
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    I used Gtechniq after I paint corrected my CTS-V... great stuff...
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    So I guess after viewing the video linked by Mark D, I figure I don?t need to wait to see if it works. I ordered some more and did the mirrors and side louvers. I also decided to do my license plate surround. It was looking particularly bad.

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    First I cleaned it with Lectra-clean.

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    Applying it was a bit harder because the surface is not smooth and the raised squares and such.

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    Once back on the car, it looks amazing.

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    The only problem is the black divisions on the tail lights really look bad next to it. I may try to do them next. Not sure if this stuff would hurt the colored parts of the lights.

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    Went one further and did the whole bumper.

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