Migliore Forte graphene coating on my Velvet Red Ateca.

vectra

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Recently Migliore ran a competition to guess what their upcoming new product was. Fortunately for me I guessed correctly that it would be a graphene coating.https://www.migliorewax.com/product-page/migliore-forte-coating Prize was a free bottle of the product. I was thrilled.
Anyhow, as I do not have a lockup to use it I had to wait until the lockdown was eased to allow me visit my son 300kms away. This happened this past week. It was almost a 2 day session as we took our time to ensure as good a prep as possible.

This week with the help of my son Nick , after the usual prep, wash,decon,detar, clay. We gave the ateca a 2 stage polish using 2, In2Detailing DAS6 pro polishers (900watt) and scholl S20 black on green hexlogic pads. Followed by scholl S30+ on hexlogic black pads to refine as much as possible.
Snow foamed and rinsed/dried,
This was followed by 2 wipe downs with bilthamber cleanser fluid.
Paint was then coated with Migliore Forte Graphene coating. Application was literally the same as ceramic, apply in crosshatch pattern and buff within 5 minutes. Went on and buffed very easily. 2 hours before cured.
Finished around 4pm on Friday and left it in the garage until 10.30 AM Saturday.
We are no professionals, but I am very happy with the end result. The flake really pops now.
Set off on the homeward bound trip of 300km's again, yesterday evening it rained, I was a little disappointed with the beading if I am honest. But something tells me I did read an article saying this is a feature of Graphene coatings.
Anyhow, Beading is for looking at, protection is what it is all about. This is rated at up to 5 year protection.
Lets see how it holds up for the next 13 months as I will be replacing the car then, ( all going well )
Now for some pics,
*Edit* gave the disaster pillars a quick freshen up while we were at it.

Indoor shots after polish stages and finished job




































 

martin j.

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So how long till you need to wash it, I assume then it won't need polished for 5 years during warranty?
 

vectra

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So how long till you need to wash it, I assume then it won't need polished for 5 years during warranty?
Can't wash it for a week.
After that we will see. I can only assume the 5 years is pending on how it is maintained. But I will be replacing it next year anyway, so I will probably never know. Unless someone local buys it.
 
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Can't wash it for a week.
After that we will see. I can only assume the 5 years is pending on how it is maintained. But I will be replacing it next year anyway, so I will probably never know. Unless someone local buys it.
Now Now Vectra, don’t forget about the hosepipe ban. You’ll have Irish water after you.


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vectra

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Beading looked a bit better today as there was a good shower of rain.
Also,
I was correct,
Graphene coating is more of sheeting as opposed to beading.





 

vectra

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First wash since application of Migliore Forte over 3 weeks ago.
First thing I noticed was the snowfoam wasn’t inclined to dwell on the surface as it usually does, it was like it slid off the surface,
Pressure rinse and the paint was literally spotless.
Continued with the wash and instantly felt the wash mitt sliding along the surface, no grab feeling whatsoever,
Finished washing and rinsing, dried it with a soft drying towel and notice what seemed like water spots but these disappeared in a few seconds.
So far I am very happy with Forte.







 
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