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      08-18-2013, 11:13 PM   #133
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Hi Kagawa26, not sure how much it costs in Melbourne but I am getting it done on my 328i M Sport in Sydney on Wednesday for $450. Not sure if that is a good price or not.
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      08-19-2013, 12:30 AM   #134
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Hi Kagawa26, not sure how much it costs in Melbourne but I am getting it done on my 328i M Sport in Sydney on Wednesday for $450. Not sure if that is a good price or not.
Ah okay thanks Macca, i have no idea what a good price is either...I am looking to get mine done as well when I get the car.
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      08-19-2013, 01:21 AM   #135
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i just got a quote from ReflectEffect in Parramatta

Comprehensive Opticoat, with outer wheels and stage 1 polishing, windows tinting (3M Colour Stable Carbon) for 1090. reasonable?
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      08-19-2013, 01:27 AM   #136
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Hi, how much did it cost you for opticoat?
It was just over $800 for 2 coats, including outer wheels also coated.

Dan also spent over an hour buffing out scratches in the high gloss shadowline on the B pillars. It was actually very scratched even though it was only 4 days old. Apparently this is the softest part of the car, now also protected by OptiCoat, so hopefully it will keep the scratches off it.
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      08-19-2013, 03:16 AM   #137
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I see, thanks for the info guys. So i should expect anywhere between 500-1000
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      08-19-2013, 07:02 AM   #138
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It was just over $800 for 2 coats, including outer wheels also coated.

Dan also spent over an hour buffing out scratches in the high gloss shadowline on the B pillars. It was actually very scratched even though it was only 4 days old. Apparently this is the softest part of the car, now also protected by OptiCoat, so hopefully it will keep the scratches off it.
Yeah the Shadowline pillars are notorious for fine scratches.

Going completely OT- I had a chuckle when I read your forum name as it reminded me of the first line of the Rifleman's Creed
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      08-19-2013, 09:15 AM   #139
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Anywhere in Perth that does Opticoat?
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      08-19-2013, 04:52 PM   #140
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Anywhere in Perth that does Opticoat?
From http://www.optimumcarcare.com.au/pro...t_dealers.html

Freedom Car Care
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Ph: 0413 711 611 Email: mark@freedomcarcare.com.au
Web: www.freedomcarcare.com.au
Shikyna Detailing
Servicing Mandurah & Perth Southern Suburbs
Ph: 0433 677 429 Email: derek@shikynadetailing.com.au
Web: www.shikynadetailing.com.au
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      08-20-2013, 01:23 AM   #141
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From http://www.optimumcarcare.com.au/pro...t_dealers.html

Freedom Car Care
Servicing Perth Metro Area
Ph: 0413 711 611 Email: mark@freedomcarcare.com.au
Web: www.freedomcarcare.com.au
Shikyna Detailing
Servicing Mandurah & Perth Southern Suburbs
Ph: 0433 677 429 Email: derek@shikynadetailing.com.au
Web: www.shikynadetailing.com.au
Thanks for being subtle KT_F31_EBII

Anyone vouch for either Freedom Car Care or Shikyna Detailing?

Simon....
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      08-20-2013, 01:25 AM   #142
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Anyone vouch for either Freedom Car Care or Shikyna Detailing?

Simon....
i need to get mine opticoat hopefully next week.
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      08-20-2013, 07:28 AM   #143
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I received a quick response from both parties today, here's the quote from Derek at Shikyna Detailing:

The full breakdown of Pricing is as follows

To Opticoat the paint is $550 Including Prep. We do a thorough examination of the paint to make sure there are no defects from dealer delivery.

For the glass we use Optiglass Pro which will last about 3 years creating an ultra slick surface to bead water for greater visibility $100 for windscreen only or $200 for all windows inc Mirrors.

Opti-Guard Leather and Vinyl treatment providing approx 2 years protection for $300 and with kit there is also a fabric treatment to do the mats and carpets. The Opti-Guard Leather and Vinyl creates a hydrophobic coating to protect coated leather and vinyl surfaces from premature aging, cracking and other damage such as colour transfer and staining of leather seats.

For the Alloys, we remove each wheel, clean and coat the entire Alloy surface with Opticoat for $60 per Rim. Total $240

We also sell the Optimum Car Care Cleaning & Maintenance Kits for $70

Total cost for all options would be $1290. By combining all options, I am happy to do everything including a Maintenance kit for $1200.
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      08-23-2013, 11:42 PM   #144
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Hi guys,
New to the forum, and new to BMW, and awaiting late October delivery of my 328 alpine white M Sport. My first white car so I'm unsure if white is the sort of finish that will benefit from sealants like opticoat. Ant thoughts or recommendations would be appreciated
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      08-24-2013, 04:58 AM   #145
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I just opticoated my Golf 7 today and its flat white. The reason for sealing car paint is multi fold. For me the biggest reason is for the extra layer of chemical and scuff resistant protection. It's great piece of mind to know when you spot some fresh bird dropping that there's something there to delay the acid from eating your clear coat.

Hydrophobic qualities is also handy as it helps with washing your car and manages to keep the car cleaner for longer.

Oh and plus it's shiny and easier to maintain then using wax alone.
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      08-25-2013, 10:58 PM   #146
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Hi guys,
New to the forum, and new to BMW, and awaiting late October delivery of my 328 alpine white M Sport. My first white car so I'm unsure if white is the sort of finish that will benefit from sealants like opticoat. Ant thoughts or recommendations would be appreciated
Thanks
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Take it to Morrie at Reflection Perfection, and get Cquartz Finest on it.This was brand new!!!

http://www.detailparadise.com.au/sho...Cquartz-Finest

And a ferrari with Cquartz Finest
http://www.detailparadise.com.au/sho...Cquartz-Finest mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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      09-20-2013, 06:33 AM   #147
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Had my F31 finally opticoat today by Reflect Effect Parramatta yesterday. so much pollen flying near my office this afternoon and i have to rinse them. The good thing is they are easily washed away. My question is should i wash my car the next day?

After the wash this evening, I applied Rain-X on the windscreen and all the windows. Now they should go hand-in-hand with the opticoat! :-)

Also, been watching Drive Youtube channel on Drive Clean by AMMO NYC. Really like the detailed videos on how to maintain the car and wonder anyone knows where to buy in Australia. Shipping from US is expensive!
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      09-20-2013, 08:06 AM   #148
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Had my F31 finally opticoat today by Reflect Effect Parramatta yesterday. so much pollen flying near my office this afternoon and i have to rinse them. The good thing is they are easily washed away. My question is should i wash my car the next day?

Hi KT I was told not to wash it for a week after I got mine done. Needs to harden a bit I believe. It takes 30 days to harden completely.

After the wash this evening, I applied Rain-X on the windscreen and all the windows. Now they should go hand-in-hand with the opticoat! :-)

Have you had issues with your wipers in the past using Rain-X? I recall someone saying it made matters worse for them. I did find it odd.

Also, been watching Drive Youtube channel on Drive Clean by AMMO NYC. Really like the detailed videos on how to maintain the car and wonder anyone knows where to buy in Australia. Shipping from US is expensive!
Short answer - No. But after 30 days I used Dodo Juice Purple Haze Wax ( soft wax made for dark coloured cars - I have mineral grey) after using ph balanced car wash and it looks great. Would work well on EBII as well.
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      09-20-2013, 08:09 AM   #149
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Some of my questions / remarks appeared in the quote. Sorry still lerarning and a little monged at this time on a Friday night.

p.s on another note, c'arn da Cats. The hoodoo still reigns! I hope not over yet.
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p.s on another note, c'arn da Cats. The hoodoo still reigns! I hope not over yet.[/quote]

f**k. Just wanted to see the Kennett curse extend. Lucky I am Fitzroy supporter. Sorry for hijacking the post (albeit with myself) back to F30's.
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I had to wash the sticky pollen and bird droppings. Hope it is not a major issue. Water sheetingn and Beads ok though during and after the wash.
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