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      03-25-2013, 04:41 PM   #1
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Spring Cleaning

I received Opti-Coat 2.0 Permanent Paint Coating the other day and decided to do a detail and test out the paint coating, its been on the car for about 24hrs + now but its not as smooth as sealant or wax but dang it beading water like no other product i use to date.

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CG Citrus Wash & Gloss (6-8oz) to strip off all wax/sealant
Iron X (Boy it stinks)
Clay
Rewash w/ CG Citrus Wash & Gloss (6-8oz)
Meguiar m105 w/Orange Pad
Meguiar m205 w/White Pad
Menzerna SF 4500 (PO85RD) w/Black pad (CF Roof ONLY)
IPA wipe down to get rid of all oil from the polish
Opti-Coat 2.0

Next week planning on coating my wheels and cleaning my engine bay, more picture coming since i only look a couple pictures.

My setup for the night

Iron X doing its job

Prep then called it a night

Opti-Coat 2.0 doing what it does best
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      03-25-2013, 05:24 PM   #2
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Nice job! Looks like a solid detail
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      03-25-2013, 05:56 PM   #3
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Great job! Might need to try opti-coat out. That's some crazy beading
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      03-27-2013, 01:05 AM   #4
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Great job! Might need to try opti-coat out. That's some crazy beading
I've had Opti Coat on my car for 4 months now. Still beads nicely. It has a slight tacky feel. Stuff comes off nicely though with a power washer.

Hopefully should last a couple years at least.
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      03-28-2013, 04:31 PM   #5
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I've had Opti Coat on my car for 4 months now. Still beads nicely. It has a slight tacky feel. Stuff comes off nicely though with a power washer.

Hopefully should last a couple years at least.
yeah that's the only thing i don't like about Opti-coat its not as smooth as wax or sealant, has a difference feel to it. I might layer wax on top of it after the 30day cure period just for the feel.
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      03-28-2013, 06:21 PM   #6
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The Iron-X works sweet. These cars sure pick up a lot of stuff on the rear bumper/trunk area.
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      03-31-2013, 03:41 AM   #7
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yeah that's the only thing i don't like about Opti-coat its not as smooth as wax or sealant, has a difference feel to it. I might layer wax on top of it after the 30day cure period just for the feel.
I've read that layering a wax on top of Opticoat won't make it as good as repelling grime and crap.

Why are you touching your paint anyway?
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I've read that layering a wax on top of Opticoat won't make it as good as repelling grime and crap.

Why are you touching your paint anyway?
it has to be smooth like butter! hahaha
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clean up my engine bay this weekend.

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GC Shine and Protect (matte)

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You should try some Adams in & out for your engine bay. I use it on every engine bay cleaning i do
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Opti coat is a very good protectant. Very durable agains scratches aswell.
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Wanna come over and do the same for my car? :P
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You should try some Adams in & out for your engine bay. I use it on every engine bay cleaning i do
I have chemical guy black on black (works like Adam in and out) about to do a wipe down and spray black on black on everything this weekend

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Opti coat is a very good protectant. Very durable agains scratches aswell.
So much easier drying the car also! Love opti coat

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Wanna come over and do the same for my car? :P
I'll come over and help only if you gave a 6-pack waiting for me
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