CarPro Essence was released at last year’s SEMA show and really took the detailing world by storm.
Designed as a ceramic coating primer and gloss enhancer, Essence has built-in SiO2 Quartz for long-lasting protection and light abrasives to polish away fine swirls and scratches. Where we have grown to love Essence even more is as an AIO (All in One) polish. When paired with a Meguiar’s Microfiber Finishing Disc and a long-throw DA polishing machine such as the Griots BOSS G21, Essence has the potential to polish away light to medium defects and leave an outstanding finish to apply a sealant on top of. The combination of Essence + CarPro Reload has been one of our go-to pairings for AIO/light polishing jobs.
Not every vehicle that comes into our shop receives a full paint correction. In some cases, only a small amount of polishing and a sealant application is on deck to improve the finish of a vehicle… That’s where Essence + Reload comes into play. The pair is a quick and effective combination that produces a finish normally reserved for a much more expensive paint polishing service.
Polishing with Essence at speed 3.5-4 on the Griots Boss G21. We first primed the entire face of the pad with Essence and applied an additional 2-3 dime sized drops.
In some cases, if too much pressure is used during polishing, Essence can to a little tricky to remove. Not to worry, a little IPA and a microfiber towel and it comes right off.
Removing Essence with a high quality microfiber towel using straight line motions and light pressure.
As you can see, on a relatively hard Range Rover paint, Essence has eliminated fine scratches, using its light abrasives and substantial filling ability. Also, keep in mind if you are working on a vehicle that has a limited amount of material (clear) left to polish, Essence is one product that can come in handy. When paired with a mild finishing pad such as the Rupes White Pad, Essence can enhance any paintwork while removing very little clear coat.
Once the polishing stages were completed, we turned our attention to the CarPro Reload application. We first wiped the paint down with IPA which will ensure that the sealant can bond to the surface. Then, we applied Reload to the paint, wheels, trim and glass.
On directions on how to apply Reload, check out our product review by clicking here.
This detail was completed in 3.5 hours…but the finish has the look of a much more expensive job. That’s just the magic of this combination. Stunning results in a short amount of time.
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