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Old 04-13-2014, 10:34 PM
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Opti-coat pro for new car

I sent our X5 over to Joe at Orinda Auto Detail for paint correction and an application of opti-coat pro. I didn't realize how much a paint correction will improve the finish of a brand new car, but it does! Joe did a great job and the opti-coat should keep the paint protected for several years. I think it was well worth the effort and I would highly recommend Joe's work if you are in the SF Bay Area.

The wheels were done with opti coat, lenses with opti lens and glass with opti glass. The wheel detail included the interior barrel of the wheels to resist brake dust and road grime.

Here are some pictures, but I don't think I'm a good enough photographer to really do the finish justice. It looks great in person. We took the car for a drive up the coast to Point Reyes today and got bombed by a bird, but it just rinsed off with a hose and the water beaded nicely.
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Old 04-14-2014, 06:04 AM
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Eggcellent! It's also worth coating the plastic trim since that stuff is otherwise notorious for staining and\or fading.
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:31 PM
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I took the car for a drive through the Sacramento Delta area today. Great drive, but the car came back covered in bugs and road grime. Clean up was simple, when I got home I just hosed it off and drove it around the block to dry it off. There were two tough bug spots that took a little elbow grease with a microfiber cloth, but most of the dirt and bugs just came right off with the hose spray and now it looks like it just got a proper washing.

I like this stuff!

My detail guy offers a 1 week check up after the opti coat, so I'm going to take the car back next week for a quick detail and coverage check on the application.
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