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GTECHNIQ Crystal Serum Light CSL + EXOv5 Kit - CSL Black

GTECHNIQ Crystal Serum Light CSL + EXOv5 Kit - CSL Black

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Crystal Serum Light is the prosumer version of the world famous GTECHNIQ Accredited Detailer Crystal Serum Ultra. It offers 80% of professional Serum Ultra’s performance, but if applied incorrectly can be machine polished from your vehicle's paintwork.

When it comes to adding gloss, resisting swirls, contaminant and dirt repellency, GTECHNIQ Crystal Serum Ultra and Serum Light are the pinnacle in paint protection.

Serum Light forms an ultra-durable, high-gloss, slick to the touch, chemically bonding inorganic layer of 9h optically clear ceramic. Once applied, gloss levels will remain in the upper 90th percentile for significantly longer when compared to traditional paint protection products, and cleaning your car will be a breeze.

The high density ceramic layer is resistant to chemicals ranging from pH2 - pH12. This characteristic also makes bonded contaminants such as tree sap, tar, and hard water spots, easy to remove.

Unlike mainstream wax and organic polymer coatings, Serum Light can resist much higher and lower temperatures. Temperatures as low as -40­° to as high as +250°c.

Crystal Serum Light comes with a 5 year guarantee when applied by a GTECHNIQ Accredited Detailer.

Voted Best Protective Product - Detail Store Annual Awards.

Features & Benefits:

  • User-friendly - very easy to apply
  • Exceptional gloss levels
  • CSL provides a tough, durable resistance to wash-induced swirls
  • Provides a slick finish inhibiting the adherence of contaminants
  • Inhibits staining from industrial & environmental fallout
  • One layer provides up to 80% of the protection of Crystal Serum
  • Can be removed using traditional 3 stage polishing techniques
  • Can be layered for increased protection
  • Can be used in combination with EXO v2 or C2 Liquid Crystal for additional glossy & hydrophobicity

Application:

  • To apply Crystal Serum Light (CSL) make sure your vehicle is indoors and can stay indoors for 12 hours after application, do not apply in direct sunlight
  • Only apply the product at a temperature between 5°c and 25°c
  • Shake well and wear gloves
  • Wash and decontaminate W6 your paintwork thoroughly prior to application. If required, polish your paintwork, either by machine or hand, to remove any imperfections
  • Spray Panel Wipe into a GTECHNIQ MF1 Microfibre Cloth and wipe down each panel in small sections
  • Soak the application pad with 3 full measures of CSL from the pipette and work the liquid into the pad to get an even saturation
  • Replace the lid on the bottle and set aside - do not keep the bottle in your hand as this promotes premature curing
  • Apply in overlapping strokes to an area roughly 2ft by 2ft, or work to the bodylines of the vehicle
  • Immediately 10 to 15 seconds remove residue with an MF1 cloth - you may need to buff the same area several times, but avoid doing it with too much force. We recommend the use of  2 cloths at any one time. Make sure the cloths are rotated during residue removal to prevent CSL curing in the cloth- this can make buffing residue difficult
  • Inspect the surface for residue with a bright, diffused light source
  • If you remove residue and it cured fully you should polish the area and reapply CSL
  • As soon as you finish, put you MF1 cloths in water, wash and dry them as soon as possible
  • Wait approximately 2 hours after applying CSL to apply EXO Ultra Durable Hydrophobic Coating, or C2 Liquid Crystal
  • Store in a cool, dry place
  • Use within 3 months of opening

EXOv5 delivers a hard film that makes water-spots easy to remove, offers great resistance to all wash chemicals and can help withstand micro-marring. It produces a high-gloss, warm-looking, extreme hydrophobic finish.

EXO delivers a consistent film that is more durable and resistant to road salt and wash chemicals than its predecessors. Application is easy, with a slow flash-off time, giving more time to achieve a perfect finish.

All of the above combined with the introduction of a good degree of swirl resistance means EXOv5 represents a major leap forward in Last Surface Protection (LSP) technology.

Contents:

  • 1 x 30ml or 50ml EXOv5
  • 1 x pair of nitrile gloves
  • 1 x AP2 Ultra Soft Foam Filled Applicator
  • 1 x Master Instruction Leaflet
  • 1 x WS1 Gtechniq Window Sticker

    Ensure that you have sufficient product to coat your vehicle: 

      • 30ml - For cars up to and including a medium estate car (eg a BMW 3 series touring) 30ml is sufficient
      • 50ml - For full sized cars including 4x4’s and SUV’s you will need the larger 50ml bottle

    Highlights Overview:

    • 18-24 months durability
    • A less porous coating makes it much more resistant to clogging
    • Increased hydrophobic performance and dirt repellency.
    • Increased water contact angle of 115%. Improved water draining angle of 13 degrees.

    EXOv5 can be applied as a standalone sealant or as a top layer for Gtechniq C1 Crystal Lacquer or Gtechniq Crystal Serum Light  (CSL) - we recommend applying C1 or CSL as a base coat for easy to mark and dark paints

    Good to know:

      • When applying over a ceramic coating (C1 Crystal Lacquer): EXOv5 should be applied more than 2 hours but less than 12 hours after you finish the C1 application. 
      • When applying over CSL, EXOv5 can either be applied immediately after you have finished or up to 24 hours after completing application of CSL.
      • If you are applying immediately after CSL application, make sure you are starting the process at the same place you did with CSL and following the same order of panels.

     

    Helpful Hints:

    • In addition to this kit you will need at least two but ideally four quality Edgeless 300, Edgeless 365 or Pearl towels from The Rag Company.
    • Ensure that your vehicle is out of direct sunlight but warmer than 5 degrees Celsius, is completely dry, and will stay dry for at least 12 hours after application.
    • If needed, polish your paintwork either by machine or by hand to remove any imperfections.

     

    Directions:

    Wipe down all surfaces using Gtechniq Panel Wipe and a quality Edgeless 300, Edgeless 365 or Pearl towel from The Rag Company (apply the Panel Wipe to the cloth and buff - not directly to the panel) – if you are applying over newly applied C1 or CSL, this step is not required

    1. Put on the nitrile gloves provided.
    2. Drop between 5 and 10 drops of EXOv5 onto the applicator provided.  Work the liquid into the pad to get an even saturation.
    3. Apply in overlapping strokes to an area roughly 2’ x 2’ (60x60cm), or work to the bodylines of the vehicle.
    4. If the surface of the vehicle is between 40 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit, wait for two minutes If the surface is between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit wait for one minute and for temperatures above this, remove immediately.
    5. Fold your first microfiber towel twice to form a square, spread and remove most of the residue using a light touch.  
    6. With your second folded microfiber cloth remove all remaining residues.  We advise to move your head so that you get direct and oblique views of your finish to spot all residue. It is also advisable to use bright, but flat lighting, to make residue spotting easier.

    You will find that your vehicle is significantly easier to clean and whilst EXOv5 has significantly better resistance to caustic wash chemicals these chemicals will shorten the lifespan of any coating and are not recommended as part of your care routine.

    EXOv5 can be overcoated with other products, but if this is done you will get the surface performance of the product you overcoat it with and not EXOv5.

    An unopened bottle of EXOv5 has a 12-month shelf life from the time of purchase.

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    Reviewed by Peter M A.
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    Fanulous

    Easy to apply but be sure to take off all residue before it fully dries. I wiped it to spread after application after about 30 secs then wiped with another cloth to removes. A final check and wipe down should ensure you leave no product that would otherwise leave high spots meaning removal with polishing. Final finish is amazing. A week later my foam prewash just slid straight off!! Super slick.

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    Applied this combo to a few cars now and absolutely love it. Results and gloss are fantastic, and definitely makes vehicle maintenance easier.

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    Excellent product. Very easy to use and they guys at the Detail store have a great service. Very happy

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    First time user of any ceramic product. Was a bit nervous putting this on my new car, but with successful preparation (and high was key) it all turned out excellent- very happy with the gloss and hydrophobic properties. It was applied in a home garage (not ideal) but am very happy with the end result and saved myself lots of money doing it myself. Thanks detail store for all the available online advice and videos.

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