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      12-04-2012, 03:43 PM   #45
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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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Send me a PM, I have a mobile guy. $450 but spends 6-7 hours. Very thorough from what he described.
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      12-04-2012, 09:37 PM   #46
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I ended up finding a guy Josh from the Opticoat website as an authorized installer, website had some good examples of his work, said it was an 6-8 hour job, and could do it at my house. Thanks though,
He is coming on Saturday, I will let you know how it turns out.
One thing he mentioned, was that with the Opticoating some finish waxes do not adhere very well to the coating, so if you are looking for Showroom/car show glossy finish it may not be a good fit.
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      12-05-2012, 08:15 AM   #47
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I ended up finding a guy Josh from the Opticoat website as an authorized installer, website had some good examples of his work, said it was an 6-8 hour job, and could do it at my house. Thanks though,
He is coming on Saturday, I will let you know how it turns out.
One thing he mentioned, was that with the Opticoating some finish waxes do not adhere very well to the coating, so if you are looking for Showroom/car show glossy finish it may not be a good fit.
You are correct. Opti-coat does provide a great shine, but there are "shinier" and "deeper" coatings. It's the price you pay for the durability. Trust me though, it looks amazing.

Other waxes and sealants don't last long at all. I top mine once in a while with carpro reload, but it's really not necessary. In fact some of them make it worse, as the car will take on properties of the topper, and not shed dirt/water as well as Opti Coat.
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      12-06-2012, 12:48 PM   #48
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I ended up finding a guy Josh from the Opticoat website as an authorized installer, website had some good examples of his work, said it was an 6-8 hour job, and could do it at my house. Thanks though,
He is coming on Saturday, I will let you know how it turns out.
One thing he mentioned, was that with the Opticoating some finish waxes do not adhere very well to the coating, so if you are looking for Showroom/car show glossy finish it may not be a good fit.
How much are they charging you? I found a mobile guy in OC that's coming to SD to do it for $450. Same thing, he says it takes 5-6 hours.
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only 250. He said it was normally a lot more but since the car was so new he said it would take less time to prep. He said he would save a lot on the claying process. I may end up giving him more to spend a little more quality time on my baby.
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Just got mine Opticoated


http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/10/img2678bi.jpg/

happy as a clam

got mine done by Tim from Ferry Rd Detailing on the Gold Coast
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I have had opti guard out on mine. It is excellent. A story about my car is at:

http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/...-bmw-335i.html

It was done by Flawless Reflections in Windsor - excellent work:

www.flawlessreflectionsautodetailing.com
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      12-08-2012, 08:54 PM   #52
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How much are they charging you? I found a mobile guy in OC that's coming to SD to do it for $450. Same thing, he says it takes 5-6 hours.
Just finished opticoating. Josh did an excellent job. He is located in San Diego, Flawless Finish.
First he washed the car, then clayed with Meguiars fine clay, Meguiars M205 polishing with Meguiars fine polishing pads using the Cyclo polisher.
He also removed a couple fine scratches, and polished out the wash swirl marks. (Thanks dealer)
After that he prepped with alcohol wipe then applied the Opticoat to the entire vehicle.

Car is smoother than glass, and super reflective. Absolutely Gorgeous!
Josh ended up spending 7 hours on the entire process.

Pricing does vary depending on how much work you want done.
If you want it wet sanded to remove factory defects, or the car is other than brand new it will take longer and cost more.
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Had 20% tint done all around Friday and had Opti Coat 2.0 put on today. I will take some pics tomorrow and post them. My guy even Opti Coated my wheels.
The process REALLY brings out the metallic.
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      12-12-2012, 07:41 PM   #54
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Any recommendations for shops in Orange County, CA?
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Any recommendations for shops in Orange County, CA?
http://www.showcardetailing.com/

even voted and winner of 2012 best car wash and detailing in OC.

http://oc.cityvoter.com/showcardetailing-com/biz/511898

the owner (richard) is a very knowledgeable and friendly guy with many years of experience. go visit him and he'll help you out.
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      12-13-2012, 12:27 AM   #56
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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!
car looks very nice!
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