View Single Post
  #6  
Old 09-19-2012, 03:27 AM
Munich77 Munich77 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Washington DC
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 3,019
Mein Auto: 2014 E550 4matic
Quote:
Originally Posted by jjsC6 View Post
$500 is a bit steep for a coat of polymer wax that can be bought for about $12 a bottle (that will do several cars). The steps are the same for any wax btw. Do some home work on products like Zaino, Rejex etc (but don't buy into all the layering). I can get the exact same results by washing my car with Dawn detergent, then clay bar the car (takes about ten minutes), then putting on one coat of Zaino All-In-One with an orbital buffer, then one coat of Zaino Z2. This whole process takes about two hours at the most and will cost me maybe $40 in products that will do several vehicles.
Opti-coat is a coating not a wax. The problem is that is creates a layer similar to a clear coat and that it is no filling ability. Thus, you need to polish the car properly prior to sealing.
__________________
2008 535 xi, space grey, black dakota leather, premium package, sport package, cold weather package, nav, folding seats, PDC

BMW CCA Member
Reply With Quote