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      11-18-2012, 11:56 PM   #89
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Raj, what is your product? I dont want to opticoat as I would shit bricks having something borderline permanently on there.

I have only washed the car once since getting it and thats because I am scared and have to do it gently and the like, so need something to protect it.

Can you price me up a sealer or whatever it is plus a stage one buff and PM me?

Also my piano black trim came pretty bloody swirl and scratched from the dealer along with the exterior, what have you got to fix interior?

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      11-19-2012, 09:40 PM   #90
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My cousin bought 2 new cars recently and last wednesday he had them both paint protected, one was coated with opticoat and one with wolfs hardbody. I have just seen them and I got to say, I dont know how long it lasts but the wolfs stuff is much glossier and he agrees.
Can't get much slicker than the Hard Body. we will be doing a black F30 this weekend. Will post photos for everyone
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      11-19-2012, 09:43 PM   #91
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Raj, what is your product? I dont want to opticoat as I would shit bricks having something borderline permanently on there.

I have only washed the car once since getting it and thats because I am scared and have to do it gently and the like, so need something to protect it.

Can you price me up a sealer or whatever it is plus a stage one buff and PM me?

Also my piano black trim came pretty bloody swirl and scratched from the dealer along with the exterior, what have you got to fix interior?

cheers man
Sherv, we have a few products mate. The favourite is Wolf's Hard Body. I will PM you mate. Manufacturer claim of 2 years durability. These claims are ALWAYS subject to variables (storage, maintenance, usage, etc).
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Sherv, we have a few products mate. The favourite is Wolf's Hard Body. I will PM you mate. Manufacturer claim of 2 years durability. These claims are ALWAYS subject to variables (storage, maintenance, usage, etc).
Thanks man, just let me know when you have a spare arvo and ill swing by

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      11-22-2012, 05:37 PM   #93
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$700 for tint? I got Opticoat + full detail + 20% carbon film tint for $895 from Reflect Effect in Parramatta.
Hey dark280, did you leave your car with them overnight for it to cure? My garage can get dusty, so i am a little wary of bringing it back home if it needs a sterile environment to cure.

Or is it just a recommendation not to drive it for 2 days to let the opticoat cure?
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      01-06-2013, 05:51 AM   #94
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Was reading on reflect effect website and they also apply opticoat to wheels to repell the brake dust. Anyone had this done and with how well it works?
Any more word on opticoating the wheels to repel brake dust?
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Yes I left the car overnight - I did not get the wheels opti coated as suggested by Reflect Effect - he suggested I clean them weekly - I can say that the product is great so far, it has been 2 months and it works great, bugs, tree marks and even light tar just comes right off during the wash with the soapy sponge. I had a residue on my boot lid and was showing a friend how easily it comes off by hosing the lid down and with a soft microfibre rag it came right off without soap. The lifetime warranty requires a yearly visit were they reapply it to parts were it might be wearing thin. So far so good
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That's great Dabaitu! are you able to take some before and after pics?
I'm keen to see if this product increases the gloss and shine of the paint or is it really just a layer of protection and repels dirt...
Sure, I could do that. My plan is to pick it up in the morning and then my detailer will do the leather treatment and Opticoat application at my place.

For best results he suggested it cure for a day, and while it'll be hard not to drive it I'm happy to do this if it means I have a great protection coat to the mineral white paintwork

Besides, I'll need some time to push all the buttons and play around with the iDrive system.

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He service the BNE area? ... would be keen to find out $$ and see your b4 and after pics too
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I'm also in the BNE looking for someone doing Opticoat ? Suggestions?
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What's the favoured car wash product to use AFTER opticoat has been applied??
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I use this .. been using it for years.. i like it alot

http://www.optimumcarcare.com.au/pro...h_&_shine.html
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I'm also in the BNE looking for someone doing Opticoat ? Suggestions?
Bimmer- I can highly recommend Kim at Detail Evolution, great chap and does great work. www.detailevolution.com
See my post 27/3 328i MSport SB-Opticoat and Tint
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Bimmer- I can highly recommend Kim at Detail Evolution, great chap and does great work. www.detailevolution.com
See my post 27/3 328i MSport SB-Opticoat and Tint
THANKS! will give them a call tomorrow
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How did you fare with Kim bimmer?
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How did you fare with Kim bimmer?
had to put in some serious hrs at work since then so have delayed - Getting Monday off so planning on following up then
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Booked in with Kim for a few weeks time

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opticoat here we come
Good stuff bimmer...Kim is a great fella and does a really great quality job
you'll love the results!
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Good stuff bimmer...Kim is a great fella and does a really great quality job
you'll love the results!
Had the opticoat done today - Kim did a fantastic job!! +1 Detail Evolution for Brisbane folk

Interesting aside - he commented the paint depth on the current 3 series is almost equivalent to a Holden commodore !
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Had the opticoat done today - Kim did a fantastic job!! +1 Detail Evolution for Brisbane folk

Interesting aside - he commented the paint depth on the current 3 series is almost equivalent to a Holden commodore !
Does that mean it is thin?
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Does that mean it is thin?
yes thinner than previous models and all come from the Sth Africa plant. Expected approx 120-130micron paint depth and he is getting approx low 100's

5 series etc still have decent paint depth
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YEs, this is so true, in regads to thinness of paint. Morrie from Reflection Perfection in Melbourne has done a number of F30's now and said all have paint on the thin side! Not the best news I wanted to hear after unloading all that cash on a new car!
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Does leave you a little deflated with the quality of BMW 3 series but otherwise I must say I'm loving the car
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Get some good paint protection opticoat / hardbody/ 2pple i've already got 3 stone chips
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