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      06-13-2013, 03:19 PM   #1
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Opti-coat

After doing some research, I decided to get my car opti-coated.

Clay at Before & After Detailing here in Raleigh, NC did an awesome job. I had entire car (paint, wheels, lights, carbon bits, etc) opti-coated. Only windows were left alone.

Came out great. So far I tired to wash off wheels with a lil soap and water, and all break dust just comes off!

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      06-13-2013, 03:50 PM   #2
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I'm thinking about getting this done too. So I'm glad to hear you like it! I just found out you can opticoat over a clear bra (detailer told me he could do that too).
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I opti-coated my jet black E92 a few months ago, I love it. It is so easy to wash the car now and it stays clean for longer (2 hours instead of 1 hour )
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I opti-coated my jet black E92 a few months ago, I love it. It is so easy to wash the car now and it stays clean for longer (2 hours instead of 1 hour )
Haha. True.
I just received my opticost 2. Can't wait to apply it but paint correction takes a loooong time with jaraz black. Who would have known so many blue sparkles were hidden within the black. Will post pics aswell.
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      06-13-2013, 11:59 PM   #5
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car looks awesome. opticoat is a great choice
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getting mine detailed and oc'd next month..
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I had mine done in April, amazing the difference with swirling and overall look when clean. Didn't know it can go over a clear bra (I have the front clip all wrapped). Top it off with some tech shine and it will look like you forgot to dry it off.
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Looks good buddy
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I opticoated my new ZCP wheels before installing. Best decision I have ever made. I just spray off the wheel dust like it's nothing.
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Looks good. I use Opti-Coat on mine too.
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Do you guys who use opti, wax over it? I'm currently using Dodo Juice white diamond, but I would like this opti underneath for added protection. I've heard mixed reviews on waxing over it, from "it doesn't stick" to "it adds a world of depth". Since I'm alpinweiss, I don't expect a lot of depth, but there are angles where the gloss white makes a difference, especially in low light.

Thanks for any advice.
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Do you guys who use opti, wax over it? I'm currently using Dodo Juice white diamond, but I would like this opti underneath for added protection. I've heard mixed reviews on waxing over it, from "it doesn't stick" to "it adds a world of depth". Since I'm alpinweiss, I don't expect a lot of depth, but there are angles where the gloss white makes a difference, especially in low light.

Thanks for any advice.
had a member or two mention they waxed after/with OC in my thread regarding opticoat..

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=846097


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i don't wax over it.the detailer who put it on for me said he doesn't think wax sticks to it.
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Just curious, how much are detailers charging for opticoat?

Much more than a regular wax or sealant?
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Just curious, how much are detailers charging for opticoat?

Much more than a regular wax or sealant?
i would think it depends on the detailer...but like most of have said, it's more about the prep prior to OC application..so a good detail is key...the OC application from what I've been quoted from a few detailers is anywhere from 200-350...
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I was charged $125 for detail/paint prep, and another $250 for opti-coat.
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It's interesting how they're charging more for OC as it really doesn't take much more time/effort to apply over a regular wax/sealant.

I guess they're charging for the extra protection....along with losing business from regular wax jobs.
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It's interesting how they're charging more for OC as it really doesn't take much more time/effort to apply over a regular wax/sealant.

I guess they're charging for the extra protection....along with losing business from regular wax jobs.
my detail is costing more...it's a full detail ext and int with paint correction and all...but i'd rather have those corrections before OC application..so don't mind the price...
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Yes a full step correction is needed before a coating, but just for opticoat it seems some charge an extra 200-300 or more over a wax. Not saying its not worth it.....just an observation
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I was charged $125 for detail/paint prep, and another $250 for opti-coat.
Opticoat applicator costs around 80 bucks. If the car is grand excessive paint correction is needed so its all profit for the dealer.
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