Looks great going on but not very durable
April 19, 2014
I have heard that this is relabeled C1. Regardless, I applied this to all my exterior trim. The trim was 6 months old and I was applying it more for mild restoration and to have a durable coating on the trim. I followed the instructions. The temperature was appropriate. I cleaned the trim during a wash, then used 1:4 Meguiars APC to remove prior residues and then Gtechniq Panel Wipe to make sure all residues were gone. I then applied the trim restorer. It was easy to apply and easy to buff. After application, my trim looked fantastic, and it looked great for a few months until winter came. I guess the constant battering with cold water, salt, sand, snow and grime really beat down the coating, because it didn't last. I suppose I could blame my lack of washing for this, as I went to a touchless car wash once per month; however, my other Gtechniq products stood up well when compared to this one.
Pros:Easy to apply. Looks great after application.
Cons:Was not durable for me, which makes the product seem like it is not worth the price or effort. I got as much life out of this product as I did for other trim products.