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      10-12-2012, 01:04 PM   #23
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I had my car Opti-coated after a clear bra and thus far I it's been good. After a 2600mile road trip, dirt bugs etc just wipe off and it's nice and glossy.
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      10-16-2012, 02:22 AM   #24
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any hookups for OptiCoat and/or ONR in Vancouver (BC) area?
I have the same question as well. Can't find a detailer locally that does Opti-Coat in the Vancouver area...
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      10-17-2012, 09:54 PM   #25
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      11-04-2012, 12:06 AM   #26
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Does anyone know where I can get the opticoat done in Chicago area?
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      11-05-2012, 12:45 PM   #27
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      11-05-2012, 05:50 PM   #28
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Does anyone know where I can get the opticoat done in Chicago area?
Steve did a great job -
http://www.showcardetail.com/
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      11-10-2012, 11:09 PM   #29
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Does anyone know where I can get the opticoat done by a professional in Ottawa, ON, Canada?
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      11-11-2012, 01:11 AM   #30
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Does anyone know where I can get the opticoat done by a professional in Ottawa, ON, Canada?
just did a google search

Vlad at Upper Class Detailing

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      11-12-2012, 02:37 PM   #31
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just did a google search

Vlad at Upper Class Detailing

http://www.upperclassdetailing.com/
Thx a lot.
I contacted him.
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      11-13-2012, 10:16 AM   #32
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You guys should look up videos on youtube on how to apply this stuff. Its so easy to do especially on a new car that doesn't need paint correction done. Even easier if you have a lighter color car.

I bought the opticoat 2.0 for $60 and applied it myself on my F10 after delivery and even coated all of my wheels with it. Water and dirt can't cling to the car at all now.

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      11-14-2012, 07:10 PM   #33
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You guys should look up videos on youtube on how to apply this stuff. Its so easy to do especially on a new car that doesn't need paint correction done. Even easier if you have a lighter color car.

I bought the opticoat 2.0 for $60 and applied it myself on my F10 after delivery and even coated all of my wheels with it. Water and dirt can't cling to the car at all now.

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Most new cars need paint correction. If you don't know what you're doing, you'll end up sealing-in holograms, towel marks etc.
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      11-16-2012, 07:44 AM   #34
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Dose anyone know / recommend a place doing Opti-Coat in Maine or northern New England?

Many thanks in advance.
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      11-17-2012, 10:33 PM   #35
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I am sure if you need an optimum opti-coat or guard installer and you call Optimum, they can direct you to someone in your area. /shrug
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      11-18-2012, 02:47 PM   #36
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I have had it on my BSM e90 for over a year. It does what it says it does. It seals the car and pretty much nothing sticks to it (within reason).

This has proven to be a double edged sword in some cases. Waxes, etc... that you would typically put on top of the clear coat to act as a sacrificial barrier against small problems also don't stick very well. You have to be careful because if you do end up getting marring/swirls etc.. they will be in the opticoat layer and you will need to polish them out. OTOH the blemishes will be in the opticoat and not the actual clear coat so thats probably a good thing as you can then polish them without taking down the clear.

I also think there are sealants/waxes that "pop" more on black cars, but by no means does opticoat look bad.

If you are going to get it, I'd have it done by a professional who can correct your paint as close to perfect as they can before they apply it because once its on there, its on there. They only way to get it off is by polishing it.

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      11-27-2012, 12:40 PM   #37
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just did a google search

Vlad at Upper Class Detailing

http://www.upperclassdetailing.com/
Had Vlad (Upper Class Detailing) to Opti-coat my Liquid Blue 328i couple weeks ago, and it was very good so far. Highly recommended to every new car owner!
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      11-28-2012, 07:54 PM   #38
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im debating whether to do it myself for get my local detailer to do it.
A quick question, how many tubes/syringe(s) would i need it I wanted to do it myself.

reason I ask is because one tube costs $55 and a detailer is willing to do it for $399.

Also, this detailer usually doesnt do opti-coat, but ive been going to his often, and hes a good guy, is it safe to let him do it? or should I go somewhere with opticoat experience?

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      11-28-2012, 08:24 PM   #39
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im debating whether to do it myself for get my local detailer to do it.
A quick question, how many tubes/syringe(s) would i need it I wanted to do it myself.

reason I ask is because one tube costs $55 and a detailer is willing to do it for $399.

Also, this detailer usually doesnt do opti-coat, but ive been going to his often, and hes a good guy, is it safe to let him do it? or should I go somewhere with opticoat experience?

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I guess 1 syringe is more than enough for regular size sedan. According to detailers forums, putting too much opti coat will cause trouble. Just couple of drops at a time is enough.
And, id like to recommend opticoat experienced detailer, but if your car is pretty new, i think you can do it by yourself as long as you fully understand the whole prep and application procedure.
There are many youtube videos and forums to learn how to opticoat if you Google it.
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      11-28-2012, 08:31 PM   #40
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I guess 1 syringe is more than enough for regular size sedan. According to detailers forums, putting too much opti coat will cause trouble. Just couple of drops at a time is enough.
And, id like to recommend opticoat experienced detailer, but if your car is pretty new, i think you can do it by yourself as long as you fully understand the whole prep and application procedure.
There are many youtube videos and forums to learn how to opticoat if you Google it.
thanks mate guess ill be sending it to a detailer then..

i bought my car used/demo (6000km), and it already has some paint defects..
The detailer is recommending cut&polish and clay bar before doing opticoat.

out of curiosity, does anyone know a good detailer in the Gold Coast/ Brisbane area (Aus) other than Fab's Car Polish that does opticoats?

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      11-29-2012, 09:17 PM   #41
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I guess 1 syringe is more than enough for regular size sedan. According to detailers forums, putting too much opti coat will cause trouble. Just couple of drops at a time is enough.
And, id like to recommend opticoat experienced detailer, but if your car is pretty new, i think you can do it by yourself as long as you fully understand the whole prep and application procedure.
There are many youtube videos and forums to learn how to opticoat if you Google it.
1syringe will probably do 10 sedans ��
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1syringe will probably do 10 sedans ��
That's right! Opti-coat package says it is for one time use and should be discarded after first use, but I guess many users are re-using after and after.
After use, it has to be air free inside the syringe though.
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      11-30-2012, 02:52 PM   #43
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I am looking for a professional in San Diego to apply Opti-coat to my new 335,
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      12-02-2012, 11:37 AM   #44
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I am looking for a professional in San Diego to apply Opti-coat to my new 335,
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There are only 3 qualified shops in SD that can do it so be careful shopping around. Big D, 5 point and some other place I forget. Just got mine done by big D yesterday.
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