Product Review GYEON MOHS Coating

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  1. MCS02

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    Before I start this review I would like to thank @Dave.0 for telling me what kit to buy and also taking the time to answer my questions. As Dave suggested I bought my kit from Esoteric. This is a good company to do business with, the order arrived quickly and when I had a question Todd called me and took his time making sure I knew what I was doing.

    This is a review not a how to, I will leave that to our local uber detailer


    I bought the Gyeon Mohs Pro Kit. It comes with everything you need to coat your car.


    https://www.esotericcarcare.com/gyeon-mohs-pro-kit/


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    If your paint is in pristine shape you don’t have to polish it, but coating does not hide any defects so get your paint looking as good as possible before coating. I washed the Helmet, clayed, fixed some very small rock dings then polished it. After that I washed the car with Dawn dish washing liquid to strip the paint. After drying the car very well, I let the car sit over night just to be on the safe side. Before coating you will go over the car with Gyeon Q2M Prep, included in the kit.


    Before I did the coating I was thinking of it as being like paint. I thought once I put it on, like paint, I would have to have a dust free environment to let it dry in. Where I live when I open the garage door the Helmet being black gets a little dusty after a few minutes. So I was worried like paint the dust would settle into the coating. That is not what coating is like. Think of it as the easiest wax you have ever applied! You put it on in small sections then wipe it off. For example I did half the roof and then wiped it off. You really need good lighting to do it. I did it on a cloudy day but had a light stand shining on the car. With good lighting its very easy to see that you are getting even coating and wiping it off well, you don’t want it to dry before wiping it off. I did two coats letting it dry for a little more than an hour between coats. I kind of wonder if one more coat would have been better.


    I think it came out good. It really makes you paint look a little deeper. I coated over the vinyl and clear bra. The vinyl is a flat black. It still looks flat but a much deeper black. You have to wait a week before letting the car get wet. Today is one week sense I coated the car, so I cant tell you how well it beads water or if it made it easer to clean. Also I did not do the wheel arches. I will do them later but I would conceder doing them at the same time.


    I had told my wife I would do her Mini too. She said no thanks and was worried I was going to screw up the Helmet. After finishing she said she could see a big difference. I asked if she would like me to do her car after all, she said yes. I take that as I didn’t screw up too bad.


    The black line is what I have left after doing two coats. I may have used too much product, @Dave.0 may be able to answer that question.


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    If you have a car that you want to keep the paint looking really nice I highly recommend coating the car. Do I recommend doing it yourself? Maybe. If you are into detailing your car then go for it but if not I would leave it in the hands of someone like Dave. If you do decide to do it yourself Esoteric has a lot of videos I would watch some of them first.


    Here is the Helmet after coating.


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    Awesome job Lee you car looks great.

    That is about what I have left when I do two coats of Gyeon MOHS. Most times I use the rest on rims and trim.
     
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    That looks great Lee. If you lived a little closer, you'd have an F56 to do too.

    I've printed out most of what Dave has written about the process and gave the info along with a couple of video links to the guy that does my car. It's going to be a little while before I get him to coat mine. Still have some mechanical stuff I want to finish first.

    Again, the Helmet has never looked better.
     
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    Thanks guys! I didn't do the trim because I thing it still has some Penetrol still on them. I need to strip them first. I have also thought of using it on the brake calibers. I love the JCW brakes but they are a major pain to keep clean.
     
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    Man that looks so good Lee. We need Dave O to do a how to detail your car school somewhere.

    This old guy admires that kind of work & dedication. Although it's too much for me. My routine is to do a good 2 bucket warsh & then spray Prima Hydro on to act as a wetting agent / drying aid. It leaves a nice polymer shine & lasts until the next warsh.
     
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    It also works great on wheels and those big JCW Brembo calibers. All mine are coated.
     
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    Ok its been a couple of weeks now. I have been leaving the Helmet out rain or shine. Last week the Helmet was filthy it had a ton of dust and crap on it. I sprayed it off with a hose before washing it, when I did the dirt just feel off! I almost didn't wash it it was so clean. That was just hosing it off. Yesterday it was pretty dirty but it rained this morning and it looks clean agin. If you get close you can see there is still some dirt, not much though.

    So far this stuff is great. As advised by @Dave.0 I plan on doing my wheels and brake calipers
     
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    It lives up to the hype.
     
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    Yes it really does!
     

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