Originally Posted by bananachipz
Agreed.. Even more important with Opti-Coat, as the only way to remove it after would be to compound it off..
For anyone who doesn't know the reason behind this:
1. Why put a final protection layer on a car when the imperfections haven't been removed/reduced?
2. The result (protection, gloss, appearance, depth of paintwork, etc) will NOT be very good if the first 2 steps are not followed. I can guarantee this.