F30POST
F30POST
2012-2015 BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum (F30 / F32) | F30POST > Technical Forums > Cosmetic Maintenance: Wash, Wax, Detailing, Repairs > Best compliment to Opticoat?
TAG Motorsports
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      12-21-2012, 06:50 PM   #1
SJ00
Major
 
SJ00's Avatar
 
Drives: F30
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Gold Coast

Posts: 1,278
iTrader: (0)

Best compliment to Opticoat?

Hey guys, what do you think is the best compliment to opticoat?

I'm currently using Optimum Instant detailer, some people are saying use wax with it? some people say don't?

what do you guys use with Opticoat?
SJ00 is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      12-29-2012, 10:06 PM   #2
azzurro
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2013 335i M Sport
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Del Mar, CA

Posts: 398
iTrader: (0)

Just wash with Optimum No Rinse & dry. That's it. You could try some Optimum Spray Wax & see if it holds.
azzurro is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-31-2012, 06:54 AM   #3
johnofcross
First Lieutenant
 
johnofcross's Avatar
 
Drives: Superman 2013 F30 335i M Sport
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Jacksonville, FL

Posts: 303
iTrader: (0)

I find OptiCoat taking some of the shine away from traditional clear coat, so I usually put wax just for that shine. And a little more protection sure doesn't hurt.
__________________
2013 BMW 335i Sedan Estoril Blue II M Sport 19" 403M|6MT|Dynamic Handling|Tech Package|Coral Red Leather|Park Distance Control|Harmon Kardon
johnofcross is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-31-2012, 07:29 AM   #4
SJ00
Major
 
SJ00's Avatar
 
Drives: F30
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Gold Coast

Posts: 1,278
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by johnofcross View Post
I find OptiCoat taking some of the shine away from traditional clear coat, so I usually put wax just for that shine. And a little more protection sure doesn't hurt.
I should try it some time, how long does the wax last?
SJ00 is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      12-31-2012, 08:42 AM   #5
johnofcross
First Lieutenant
 
johnofcross's Avatar
 
Drives: Superman 2013 F30 335i M Sport
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Jacksonville, FL

Posts: 303
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by newbmwuser View Post
I should try it some time, how long does the wax last?
Hmm I haven't notice. It's rained a bit here in FL, and water still beads, no matter what. So it's hard to determine if the wax is doing that or OptiCoat. I use Meguiars Tech Wax. I've been washing it often because the dirt sticks to the side of the car as the water doesn't roll off as much in there. I've put some in the front now and I'll start taking notice from now on.
__________________
2013 BMW 335i Sedan Estoril Blue II M Sport 19" 403M|6MT|Dynamic Handling|Tech Package|Coral Red Leather|Park Distance Control|Harmon Kardon
johnofcross is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-31-2012, 10:51 AM   #6
bananachipz
Captain
 
Drives: F30 Mineral Gray 335i
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Canada

Posts: 819
iTrader: (0)

Don't put anything.

Optimum No Rinse to wash (as was mentioned), that's it. It's the milk of the gods

There are 2 problems with putting something else on:
1. It doesn't last long at all - you're throwing your money away
2. The car will take the properties of the coating, potentially attracting MORE dirt, etc.

If you're going to a show & shine situation, then a little instant detailer, or CarPro Reload will add some slickness - but the two rules above apply. Fight the notion of adding more. One of the the reasons you go with Opti-Coat in the first place is to avoid doing all that.
bananachipz is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:13 AM.




f30post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST