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Old 10-03-2011, 06:47 PM
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Does anyone know a good autondetailer in Ft. Lauderdale or Broward county Florida that uses opti-coat?
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:06 PM
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Does anyone know a good autondetailer in Ft. Lauderdale or Broward county Florida that uses opti-coat?
There are a lot of people doing CQuartz but not so many doing Opticoat. CQuartz is easier and quicker to apply which is why a lot of detailers use it, but it isn't as protective or as hydrophobic. Opticoat is definitely better.

Lucky for us (I'm in S.FL too) we actually have probably one of the most experienced Opticoat guys in the US. His name is David Fermani. He's actually an insurance adjuster who details on weekend's but his work is immaculate. Google his name and you will see tons of threads on Opticoat. He is quite pricey, but when applying a permanent coating you want the best guy for the job.

I'm having David Fermani detail and Opticoat my 550i once it arrives in the US after the Euro Delivery.

If you find Opticoat too expensive (it takes longer to apply) then you can also consider CQuartz. My Lexus has CQuartz on it. It's not as protective as Opticoat, but it also looks very glossy and is durable. Shawn Sullivan of Sully's Detailing applied the CQuartz. I paid him $400 for a one stage paint correction, Platinum Detail and the CQuartz. Thought that was a good deal.
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:27 PM
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Can you sharevwhat the benefits are of these treatments?
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:02 AM
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Can you sharevwhat the benefits are of these treatments?
1) Scratch resistance
http://www.live2detail.com/showthread.php?t=1604

2) Durability - permanent coating never need to wax again
http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/...15-months.html

http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/...st-review.html

3)C quartz is a nano coating so it an also mask imperfections

4) very hydrophobic - more than most waxes.

5) gives a deep wet shine.
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Old 10-04-2011, 04:26 AM
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Interesting. My dealer provides a "free" initial application of the auto butler product. Any idea which of the aforementioned treatment types this would fall under, or is it completely different?
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Old 10-04-2011, 04:38 AM
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1) Scratch resistance
http://www.live2detail.com/showthread.php?t=1604

2) Durability - permanent coating never need to wax again
http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/...15-months.html

http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/...st-review.html

3)C quartz is a nano coating so it an also mask imperfections

4) very hydrophobic - more than most waxes.

5) gives a deep wet shine.
I read that thread and I have to admit that the product is intriguing. However, I would NEVER pay a dealer to install it. Why? Just look at how meticulous that gentleman was in prepping the car to install it. Do you think your average dealer "detailer" is going to do that? I know the dealerships that I am friendly with never would....

Now, if I had this guy in my backyard, I might think about it.
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Needsdecaf we got a pretty good one in our part of the woods, too - DJ Mayo. I like the idea of the coatings. I might actually buy some just to put on my wheels to prevent some of the brake dust from sticking as much.
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Does anyone know a good autondetailer in Ft. Lauderdale or Broward county Florida that uses opti-coat?
I have a contact @ the company. I'll ask and let you know.
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I have a contact @ the company. I'll ask and let you know.
Let me know too. I was going to use David Fermani, but he's a little on the pricey side and he only works weekends. I may just deal with it given how good he is, but if there is a top notch weekday detailer that would be better.
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Let me know too. I was going to use David Fermani, but he's a little on the pricey side and he only works weekends. I may just deal with it given how good he is, but if there is a top notch weekday detailer that would be better.
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I paid him $400 for a one stage paint correction, Platinum Detail and the CQuartz. Thought that was a good deal.
Sounds reasonable. The CQ or OOC isn't where the costs lay. It's all the prep work to get the car clean. I have to do this for my aunt soon, and I'm not looking forward to it. (she parks under a tree and the paint on her ES350 is a mess)
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Old 10-04-2011, 04:21 PM
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Sounds reasonable. The CQ or OOC isn't where the costs lay. It's all the prep work to get the car clean. I have to do this for my aunt soon, and I'm not looking forward to it. (she parks under a tree and the paint on her ES350 is a mess)
If your contact knows someone in the Nashville area I'd like to know sir. This sounds like a great option..
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