Why use Gtechniq EXOv3?
With EXOv2, Gtechniq broke the mould of durable coatings. For the first time, this category of coating offered a warm gloss look, slick finish, and unsurpassed water repellency, which when combined with easy application made it our best selling product.
Gtechniq is always pushing the limits of performance coatings. Intense experiments and real world tests with a new ground-breaking, hard, organic material revealed we could offer a leap forward in the performance of EXO. Tests have proved conclusively that the harder material offered major improvements in durability, chemical resistance and resistance to surface staining (particularly from water spots), as well as retaining the warm gloss finish and superb hydrophobic function that made the previous formula a smash hit.
Further research into new additives has helped to fix other consumer push backs such as smeariness when applied over C1 Crystal Lacquer, and the short shelf life of opened bottles.
All of the above combined with the introduction of a good degree of scratch resistance means EXOv3 represents a major leap forward in Last Surface Protection (LSP) technology.
1 x 50ml EXOv3
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
- Improved durability (EXOv2: 12 – 18 months. EXOv3: 18 – 24 months)
- Same great gloss, water and dirt repellency
- Significantly easier to apply
- Ensure that you have sufficient product to coat your vehicle. For cars up to and including a medium estate car eg a BMW 3 series touring, 30ml is sufficient but for full sized cars including 4x4s and SUVs you will need the larger 50ml bottle
- EXOv3 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
- If you are applying over C1, EXOv3 should be applied more than 2 hours but less than 12 hours after you finish the C1 application
- If you are applying over CSL, EXOv3 can either be applied straight away after you have finished applying CSL starting the process at the same place you did with CSL and following the same order of panels you did with CSL, or it can be applied up to 24 hours after finishing the CSL application
- In addition to this kit you will need at least two but ideally four Gtechniq MF1 ZeroR Microfibre Buff Cloths
- 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
- Wipe down all surfaces using Gtechniq Panel Wipe and a Gtechniq MF1 ZeroR Microfibre Buff Cloth (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
- Put on the nitrile gloves provided
- Drop several (between 5 and 10) drops of product onto the applicator provided. Work the liquid into the pad to get an even saturation
- Apply with applicator provided in overlapping strokes to an area roughly 2’ x 2’ (60x60cm), or work to the bodylines of the vehicle
- If the surface of the vehicle is between 5 and 15 degrees celsius, wait for two minutes and then fold your first MF1 twice to form a square, spread and remove most of the residue using a light touch. If the surface is between 15 and 25 celsius wait for one minute and for temperatures above this, remove immediately
- With your second folded 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
- Once you have finished coating your vehicle we recommend repeating the process starting from the same place as you did for the first layer and coating panels in the same order so that you coat your entire vehicle with two layers of EXOv3. You do not need to wait between applying the first and second coating but it will not make it harder to apply the second coating if you do leave a much longer interval between applying the first and second layer
- Allow the coating to cure for at least 12 hours before getting wet
- We recommend allowing at least one week pass before washing your car
- For maintaining your finish we recommend hand washing your vehicle using a Gtechniq WM2 Microfibre Wash Mitt, GWash and an MF4 Diamond Sandwich Microfibre Drying Towel
- You will find that your vehicle is significantly easier to clean and whilst EXOv3 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
- EXOv3 can be over coated with other products, but if this is done you will get the surface performance of the product you overcoat it with and not EXOv3
- An unopened bottle of EXOv3 has a 12 month shelf life from the time of purchase
- Store opened bottles in a dry and cool storage area that’s out of direct sunlight
- We recommend only using opened bottles within three months of opening
- Please see our FAQ section for further information