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    Ordered some opti coat, anyone have experience with it?
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    There are a bunch of tutorials on YouTube, but normally the big takeaways are:
    1. Prep is everything, wash , clay, alcohol wipe down. If anything is on the surface it will seal underneath it.
    2. Do it inside so there's no chance if falling pollen or anything.

    I've seen some pretty good opticoat tutorials online, I'll see if I can find some
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    ask for experience with it

    repeats what was found on youtube
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    I haven't done it, but I tend to be curious about how it is applied. Had it done on my car and that's what the detailer (Rick at Unique Car Care) told me.

    Pete, I'm not sure how much research you've done on it, but you want to have your paint the cleanest it can be before applying. Some people will even level and polish their paint before application because once you apply, it essentially acts as a second clear coat and the only way to remove it is to polish it out.

    Here's a good write up about the prep:
    http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/...opti-coat.html

    Here's a short video about the application:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvj80cB2HLc
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    subscribed, ive wanted it for a while now, was thinking of having rick do it

    not sure i would try it myself having never done it before...unless it was someone elses car that didnt give a shit
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    Quote Originally Posted by buzztt View Post
    subscribed, ive wanted it for a while now, was thinking of having rick do it

    not sure i would try it myself having never done it before...unless it was someone elses car that didnt give a shit
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    air brush mural then opti over it
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    Quote Originally Posted by buzztt View Post
    air brush mural then opti over it
    opti coat over the rust, dirt, pollen and bird shit to see if it protects it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MonsterZ View Post
    opti coat over the rust, dirt, pollen and bird shit to see if it protects it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MonsterZ View Post
    opti coat over the rust, dirt, pollen and bird shit to see if it protects it.
    LOL!!! Sounds like the government and their care of the vets...SMH...LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UsualSuspect View Post
    LOL!!! Sounds like the government and their care of the vets...SMH...LOL!
    dat free health care though
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJF View Post
    I haven't done it, but I tend to be curious about how it is applied. Had it done on my car and that's what the detailer (Rick at Unique Car Care) told me.

    Pete, I'm not sure how much research you've done on it, but you want to have your paint the cleanest it can be before applying. Some people will even level and polish their paint before application because once you apply, it essentially acts as a second clear coat and the only way to remove it is to polish it out.

    Here's a good write up about the prep:
    http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/...opti-coat.html

    Here's a short video about the application:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvj80cB2HLc
    I've watched the tutorials, I'm not noob to paint care, was just curious for actual experience on application. The plan is to polish the car then 50/50 water/alcohol wipe down. Then apply.
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    I vote we try on my car first, it's going to get repainted eventually so it's not the end of the world if we fuck everything up.
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    I had it done on the Range, definitely do your research. There's a "flash point" step and if done incorrectly it looks like a splotch of half wiped quick detailer, but the difference is that it doesn't rub off with another two wipes of the microfiber.
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    Dropped my car off at Unique yesterday to get this done. Rick was explaining it to me and is first going to do complete detail with any paint correction needed and clay. He said he uses lighting to spot any high spots as he applies Opti-Coat. Will be picking up tomorrow morning and will report how it looks. Also this is my first time at his new shop, really nice and very big
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    Quote Originally Posted by BadJew View Post
    Dropped my car off at Unique yesterday to get this done. Rick was explaining it to me and is first going to do complete detail with any paint correction needed and clay. He said he uses lighting to spot any high spots as he applies Opti-Coat. Will be picking up tomorrow morning and will report how it looks. Also this is my first time at his new shop, really nice and very big
    Yea, I swung by a few weekends ago to make an appt. and it's a nice upgrade. He lost power that day and had extension cords running all over to the other shops so he could finish waxing a car.
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    Am really happy with outcome, shine is great and color really pops.





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    Quote Originally Posted by BadJew View Post
    Am really happy with outcome, shine is great and color really pops.
    what did that set you back (if you don't mind sharing)
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    Quote Originally Posted by rs4-380 View Post
    what did that set you back (if you don't mind sharing)
    $420, That included complete detail and some paint correction
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    Quote Originally Posted by BadJew View Post
    $420, That included complete detail and some paint correction
    That seems really reasonable, I should look into this. With the amount of paint work my car needs though, I think I'd practically be better off wrapping the damn thing.
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