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Old 09-21-2012, 07:45 AM
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Does anyone know a mobile detailer in Atlanta who can do this? I would like to have the detailing done at the dealer instead of dealer prep.
Good idea, and I'm considering driving my car straight home and having someone do this the next day while still garaged. I have contacted someone in Miami from the Autopia list who does mobile detailing and has experience with OC, so let me know if you need that info.
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:33 PM
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New Issue...

So I had my car hand washed by a detailer today and noticed two deep half inch long straches on my passenger door... My question is should I have this touched up PRIOR to paint correction or AFTER?

I plan on taking it to get touched up and blended by the dealer in San Diego.
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:24 PM
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New Issue...

So I had my car hand washed by a detailer today and noticed two deep half inch long straches on my passenger door... My question is should I have this touched up PRIOR to paint correction or AFTER?

I plan on taking it to get touched up and blended by the dealer in San Diego.
Are the type that could get polished out?
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:10 PM
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Are the type that could get polished out?
No they are down to the metal. My fingernail can catch on it.
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:32 PM
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Greetings All,

I live in the Houston area and apply Opti-Guard, the professional version of Opti-Coat 2.0.

Opti-Guard offer permanent, unmatched protection for your cars finish. It is not, however, a license to abuse your car's paint.

Like your vehicles clear coat bonds to its paint layer, Opti-Guard crosslinks and bonds to your vehicles clear coat. It will not delaminate over time and offers outstanding gloss.

You will notice that your vehicle stays cleaner and that during the washing process, bugs and stubborn road grime wash away almost without effort. Simply put, Opti-Guard has unmatched scratch resistance and release properties when compared with anything else on the market.

If you would like more info regarding Opti-Guard, or the process to properly prep the surface for application please email me at jcgrayjr@gmail.com
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:15 PM
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Detailers in Miami

Hi all where can I find a moderately priced detailer who will come to my home in Doral.

I want to go clear coat route, though first clay. swirl, & shine.

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Old 05-27-2013, 05:59 PM
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Hi all where can I find a moderately priced detailer who will come to my home in Doral.

I want to go clear coat route, though first clay. swirl, & shine.

Craig
Craig,

I had John Van der Kuyp (http://www.advancedmobiledetailing.net) do mine on delivery. His price was very reasonable, and he came to my house and is a nice guy.

FYI, my car has over 8K miles in around 8 months, and I've never paid for a wax since purchase, with just straight car washes. The car still beads water like day one.
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:13 PM
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Did he treat your windows to repell water and dust?
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:17 PM
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I'm trying to remember, but cannot recall if he did the windows (guessing no). I had him do my M-sport wheels, and I certainly have less of an issue with brake dust than I did with my old 530i, although I realize that is an apples to oranges comparison.
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Old 05-29-2013, 04:20 AM
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The Opti Coat is definatley worth it. Ive had it now on my car for a bit and the difference in regards to washing and how water beads is drastic compared to other products. The difference between opti coat pro ( sometimes called opti guard) is that its set or "flash" time is MUCH shorter in than the commercially available opti-coat pro 2.0. Also apparently this translates into a thinner, but not by much, layer of protection from the 2.0 version. Were talking the difference in roughly 20 microns or so. You MUST correct the paint prior to application as this stuff is permanent. If your an old hand at perfect detailing go for the 2.0 if not i highly recommend contacting a detailer, checking references, and going that route. My guy charged me 400 for everything including a fly by 30 application for the windshield. Also, PUT IT ON YOUR WHEELS, brake dust comes off with a pass from your tire brush, its amazing.

Here is a link to one detailer who conducted a two year field test with opti coat

http://prodetailing.blogspot.com/201...r-2-years.html

Heres my detailer doing my friends and my car at my place.

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Old 05-30-2013, 12:28 AM
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What happens if your car gets swirled on top of the OptiCoat? Do you have to have someone break the entire protective coat down to polish and correct, and then reapply?
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:25 AM
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What happens if your car gets swirled on top of the OptiCoat? Do you have to have someone break the entire protective coat down to polish and correct, and then reapply?
Thats right. The opticoat is susceptible to swirls just like a normal clear coat. This has been my only hold up for installing the opti coat. The only advantage is that it is permanent, but I like to tinker with products.
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:49 AM
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You can just use the normal methods for removing swirls with the opti guard. The advantage is that it is harder than most BMW coats, making it easier in most cases.
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:03 AM
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Opti-Guard paint sealant?

Anyone do this and have an update on how it is performing over a long period of time?


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Old 06-06-2013, 09:06 AM
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Opti-Guard paint sealant?

Anyone do this and have an update on how it is performing over a longer period of time?


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Old 06-06-2013, 11:27 AM
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Anyone do this and have an update on how it is performing over a longer period of time?


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I have Opti Guard on my car, it's been 1 year and I can vouch that this is one of the best sealants I have ever seen.
Washing is a matter of simple shampoo with a lambs wool mitt, drying is dead easy as its already beading. Nothing to top it with.... Going very strong after a full year.

Recommend this product without any hesitation.

PS: My new F10 arrives in late Aug and I have already booked a date to get it coated with OptiGuard. My only recommendation is to get it done by a professional detailer.
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:30 AM
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Is waxing necessary or do you get the same results from a simple wash?
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Old 06-07-2013, 12:44 AM
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Is waxing necessary or do you get the same results from a simple wash?
No waxing necessary… that's the whole point of the opti-guard. You can wax it if you wish, but the wax does not last very long… as the wax cannot bond. The Opti-Guard layer is bonded (almost permanently) to the paint and has quite a resilient character.

All I do is wash and dry. The best i sometimes do (maybe once every 2 months or so) is spray it with some quick-detailer - but this is more to ease the drying that anything else. Spraying with a Quick Detailer does bring a little more gloss to the paint; but not necessary in my opinion.
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Old 06-07-2013, 05:21 AM
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I am in Eastern NC , any Opti-Guard detailers in this area ? thanks
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:11 AM
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Opti-Guard paint sealant?

Awesome. Thank you for the info. I am getting it professionally done this afternoon. Can't wait!


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Old 06-07-2013, 02:46 PM
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Re: Opti-Guard paint sealant?

Ita great stuff but it won't give you that super slick shine like wax so I topped it with some Mother's carnuba and it looks and feels slick.

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Old 07-12-2013, 01:22 PM
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My car is getting detailed on Monday and opticoat will be applied to paint, wheels, lights, and black grill/trim. I will post before/after pics this weekend through Monday night.

Can't wait!
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:47 PM
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Here are my 2005-CLK500 Opticoat results from Van der Kuyp (http://www.advancedmobiledetailing.net)
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Old 07-12-2013, 02:37 PM
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Opticoat is nice. You can buy it yourself on amazon and do the application. If you buy a nice random orbital polisher (I love my flex polisher) you can do this yourself for much cheaper and have the equipment. Good wash, clay bar, 2 step polishing, then the application of the opticoat. It's not difficult, but it is time consuming. Claying the whole car is essential before polishing, and is a step that is often neglected.
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Old 07-12-2013, 02:50 PM
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Yes, to not clay, remove swirls, and apply a shine prior to Opti-coat would greatly diminish the final outcome

Opti-coat by yellow sponge applicator might be more controllable over a polisher, as all it needs to be is laid-on, and not necessarily rubbed-in at that stage
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