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      05-28-2013, 12:51 PM   #1
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OptiCoat 2.0....

anyone ever use this?

http://www.opti-coat.com/

thoughts? experience?

any professional detailers out here in so cal use this?
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anyone ever use this?

http://www.opti-coat.com/

thoughts? experience?

any professional detailers out here in so cal use this?
I have heard only good things about Opti-coat .
BTW... i have seen here in Belgium a black Merc. with the Opti-coat treatment and the shine was.... WOW !
But the question is here...what about this on long term ?
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I've used on daily drivers. The advantage to it is that it is a permanent solution. You put it on once. Since is bonds with clear coat it cannot be removed without wetsanding. It is super easy to work with. You get a tube that will cover several cars. I usually use it on my wheels, so I don't have to worry about taking them off to reapply like I would if I used a traditional wax or sealant.

The cons are that it won't give the "depth" that a good carnuba wax will give you. It also doesn't bead water as much as some of the better sealants on the market.

I think it is great for the car that you daily drive, don't get to wash very often, and aren't inclined to address the paint again. As I stated earlier, it works great on clear-coated wheels.

You do need to have a clean, corrected(polished) surface prior to install. It will "lock-in" any imperfections. Also, you only get one shot at application. It won't bond with itself, so you can't do a second coat.
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      05-28-2013, 01:58 PM   #4
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I've used on daily drivers. The advantage to it is that it is a permanent solution. You put it on once. Since is bonds with clear coat it cannot be removed without wetsanding. It is super easy to work with. You get a tube that will cover several cars. I usually use it on my wheels, so I don't have to worry about taking them off to reapply like I would if I used a traditional wax or sealant.

The cons are that it won't give the "depth" that a good carnuba wax will give you. It also doesn't bead water as much as some of the better sealants on the market.

I think it is great for the car that you daily drive, don't get to wash very often, and aren't inclined to address the paint again. As I stated earlier, it works great on clear-coated wheels.

You do need to have a clean, corrected(polished) surface prior to install. It will "lock-in" any imperfections. Also, you only get one shot at application. It won't bond with itself, so you can't do a second coat.
this closely matched my experience.you also don't have to wax it,because wax won't really adhere to it.i used it my m3 because it is my dd,and didn't use it my nsx,a nice day car, because i wanted to be able to get the extra depth of shine that a good carnauba like blackfire midnight sun gives you.opticoat is great for a dd.
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      05-28-2013, 04:49 PM   #5
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I have it on mine and so does another Socal local, Shuggy. Eric Schuster from Envious Detailing applied it on both vehicles.
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I had OptiCoat Pro put on my car over the weekend. I have not washed it yet but I'm excited to see how that goes. Looks great so far.
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I've had Opti Coat on my car for about 6 months so far. Water still beads nice and tight still.
Some people say that it doesn't look as good as a traditional wax but I'm all about 90% of the looks for 1000x less work. I tried going to traditional hand polish / wax route but wasn't getting the results I was looking for.


One thing is it has a tacky feeling to it, not a slick surface of wax.

If you're in Socal I'd recommend Richard at showcardetailing.com he has a shop in Anaheim.
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http://www.opti-coat.com/

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      05-29-2013, 02:01 AM   #8
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I have opticoat on my car. Basically the same as whats been said above. However I do wax the car every 6 weeks or so with Victoria Concours Red wax for a deeper wet look.
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I had the car opti coated by my detailer - as mentioned above water still beads like it did the day it was applied.
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I have opticoat on my car. Basically the same as whats been said above. However I do wax the car every 6 weeks or so with Victoria Concours Red wax for a deeper wet look.
Always wanted to layer wax on top of the Opti-Coat by alot of people say its a waste since it doesn't bond is that true?
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thanks all for the replies and info..good stuff...my car is a little over 2 yrs old...lease is up in feb and I'm planning to purchase it..so was planning on getting a full detail then get this applied as well...

showcar is a bit far for me....but I'll keep asking and looking around...
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Always wanted to layer wax on top of the Opti-Coat by alot of people say its a waste since it doesn't bond is that true?
thats why i use a very soft wax and i only use it for visual benefits
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I've used on daily drivers. The advantage to it is that it is a permanent solution. You put it on once. Since is bonds with clear coat it cannot be removed without wetsanding. It is super easy to work with. You get a tube that will cover several cars. I usually use it on my wheels, so I don't have to worry about taking them off to reapply like I would if I used a traditional wax or sealant.

The cons are that it won't give the "depth" that a good carnuba wax will give you. It also doesn't bead water as much as some of the better sealants on the market.

I think it is great for the car that you daily drive, don't get to wash very often, and aren't inclined to address the paint again. As I stated earlier, it works great on clear-coated wheels.

You do need to have a clean, corrected(polished) surface prior to install. It will "lock-in" any imperfections. Also, you only get one shot at application. It won't bond with itself, so you can't do a second coat.
Polishing will remove opticoat. No need for wet sanding
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found this guy/company after some googling...

http://www.sunsetdetailingoc.com/

good reviews thus far..made contact with him, quoted a fairprice for paint correction/exterior full detail and opticoat application, slightly more to include an interior detail, he stated no extra cost for him to drive up to me....I'm at least 90 minutes to 2 hours away...I think I'll set up an appointment with him once my schedule clears up...
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found this guy/company after some googling...

http://www.sunsetdetailingoc.com/

good reviews thus far..made contact with him, quoted a fairprice for paint correction/exterior full detail and opticoat application, slightly more to include an interior detail, he stated no extra cost for him to drive up to me....I'm at least 90 minutes to 2 hours away...I think I'll set up an appointment with him once my schedule clears up...
You should really get envious Eric or lucci elite
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found this guy/company after some googling...

http://www.sunsetdetailingoc.com/

good reviews thus far..made contact with him, quoted a fairprice for paint correction/exterior full detail and opticoat application, slightly more to include an interior detail, he stated no extra cost for him to drive up to me....I'm at least 90 minutes to 2 hours away...I think I'll set up an appointment with him once my schedule clears up...
Curious how much was the quote? This is something you don't want to cheap out on and have someone cause damage.

Many detailers won't quote you over the phone. Richard at showcardetailing will do a free evaluation with a test spot to see how much polishing is required.

I think some people are weary since I don't think I've ever seen their work on the forums eg autopia etc. Actually Facebook is supposed to be popular with the detailing crowd. Are they on there?
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I have it on mine and so does another Socal local, Shuggy. Eric Schuster from Envious Detailing applied it on both vehicles.
I had Opti-Coat 2.0 from 5/2012 to 4/2013. Overall, it is very slick, and adds depth and dust-wicking characteristics to your paint.

Since 4/2013, I have switched to 22PLE coating. 22PLE isn't slick to the touch, it is rather a smooth rubbery feel, but has a deeper, wetter look. It is less permanent in comparison to Opti-Coat 2.0, but is a glass coating which is equivalent to having additional clear coat layers. It takes about 7 days to fully cure and should not be washed or see rain during its curing period.

I still use Opti-Coat 2.0 on my rims. Btw, Opti-Coat cures much quicker, about 24 hours or less.
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Curious how much was the quote? This is something you don't want to cheap out on and have someone cause damage.

Many detailers won't quote you over the phone. Richard at showcardetailing will do a free evaluation with a test spot to see how much polishing is required.

I think some people are weary since I don't think I've ever seen their work on the forums eg autopia etc. Actually Facebook is supposed to be popular with the detailing crowd. Are they on there?

definitely not trying to cheap out on a detail...but his price is in the range for most detailers when quoting a full detail with paint correction if needed...
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I put Wolf's Hard Body on my car and my wife's car because I was a little weary about a "permanent" solution. However, I have heard nothing but great things about OptiCoat.
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is eric mobile? or lucci?
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Eric is mobile. Does Norcal and Arizona occasionally.

If you have no water supply, he will do an ONR waterless car wash. If you have a distant electric supply, he has extension cables to power up his LED lights and polishers.

Cheers!
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Eric is mobile. Does Norcal and Arizona occasionally.

If you have no water supply, he will do an ONR waterless car wash. If you have a distant electric supply, he has extension cables to power up his LED lights and polishers.

Cheers!
cool thanks..and thanks for the pm
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