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    1. Member Wlfsbrg2.0T's Avatar
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      09-28-2012 10:35 PM #1
      I applied Opti-Coat 2.0 to my car about 2 weeks ago. I am far from a professional detailer, but after washing/claying/polishing and finally opti-coating, it looked pretty darn good. I did have a little trouble achieving an even application of the opti-coat and I may still need to correct a few spots, but otherwise I was quite happy with the results.



      Fast forward to my first wash of the car since then today...and WOW. This stuff vigorously repels water and presumably just about everything else. It definitely seemed to stay cleaner longer. I don't think my soap and wash mitt were even needed to get this thing spotless, just a quick rinse had it looking very nice.

      (Above photo is from a couple days ago, pre-wash, but I figured I had to post something)

      I still need to apply it to my wheels and see how much it helps with the brake dust, so hopefully I will get to that soon.

      Final verdict: I can't recommend this stuff enough, it is awesome.
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      09-28-2012 10:42 PM #2
      Just make sure you follow the process and it'll turn out great. For prep a wash and clay is perfect but there shouldn't be any polish or wax on the car when you coat it.

      As for high spot correction, that'll require the removal of that coat and a reapplication. Not hard with the right tools.

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      09-28-2012 11:01 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by webcrawlr View Post
      Just make sure you follow the process and it'll turn out great. For prep a wash and clay is perfect but there shouldn't be any polish or wax on the car when you coat it.

      As for high spot correction, that'll require the removal of that coat and a reapplication. Not hard with the right tools.
      Yeah directions said to polish to remove any light swirls/scratches. The step in between that and the application that I did not mention (but did do) was to completely wipe the car down with isopropyl alcohol to remove any remaining polish etc.
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      09-29-2012 12:46 AM #4
      The OC is a great product been to busy myself working in customer cars to do my own. Hopefully I'll get to it soon.

      Preferably you'd want the best shine possible before a applying the OC especially since its permanent.

      Here is Bryan's R

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      Both were polished before applying OC. I did a 2 day old FR-S that I only clayed but still polished the hood cause it still needed it. I didn't buff the whole car cause it was 2 days old.

      If it would of been on the street for a few months yeah I would of polished it. Even a light polish would make any car look even better before the OC, especially since the OC gives the paint that extra depth in shine.

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      09-29-2012 10:48 AM #5
      I've been interested in this but have been having trouble finding a reputable detailer in Philadelphia that would do it. How do you go about finding a place? The Opti-coat website was not much help.

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      09-29-2012 01:20 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by BigmountainVMD View Post
      I've been interested in this but have been having trouble finding a reputable detailer in Philadelphia that would do it. How do you go about finding a place? The Opti-coat website was not much help.
      Ditto here, I might have to make another day-trip to Chi-town :-/

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      09-29-2012 04:36 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Wlfsbrg2.0T View Post
      Yeah directions said to polish to remove any light swirls/scratches. The step in between that and the application that I did not mention (but did do) was to completely wipe the car down with isopropyl alcohol to remove any remaining polish etc.
      Right on. Like you mentioned washing is always a breeze after that. You need very little soap and no pressure to clean it and the water just sheets right off. I use a shop vac to blow dry my car after washing and after that there's little towel drying left to do.

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      09-29-2012 05:35 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by webcrawlr View Post
      Right on. Like you mentioned washing is always a breeze after that. You need very little soap and no pressure to clean it and the water just sheets right off. I use a shop vac to blow dry my car after washing and after that there's little towel drying left to do.
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      09-29-2012 05:39 PM #9
      How much does this cost on average? That red looks really nice.

      Lui, get a new camera, those pic's don't do your work justice.

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      09-29-2012 07:58 PM #10
      I am curious about pricing as well. I was recently quoted $410 by Xpert Auto Detailers in Philadelphia: 60 for Opti-coat product, 250 for a 3-stage buff (car hasn't been anything but washed since January), 100 for car prep and O-coat application. How does that sound? I was also quoted an additional 100 if I wanted them to fix 5 small rock chips with something called Dr. Colorchip...

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      09-30-2012 11:41 AM #11
      Where r u guys buying from? My local car care shop has never heard of this product.
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      09-30-2012 02:07 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by velocity196 View Post
      Where r u guys buying from? My local car care shop has never heard of this product.
      Not surprising. My dealer's service manager had never heard of "Haldex"

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      09-30-2012 05:12 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by HardKnox View Post
      Not surprising. My dealer's service manager had never heard of "Haldex"
      LMAO! I picture this:

      You - ya I'm wonder I g if you guys can I stall my haldex controller

      Him - what's a haldex

      You - wait what?!....
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      09-30-2012 10:25 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by ThatVdub View Post
      How much does this cost on average? That red looks really nice.

      Lui, get a new camera, those pic's don't do your work justice.
      Luckily I've had Pawel working with me and he has a very nice DSLR and is an Admin on my FB page so he will be adding some GREAT pics of a black Cherokee SRT8 that hadn't been washed in a year and was driven to Colorado and back within that time. When the owner picked it up he was shocked to find out that his paint was Metallic.

      It's been a very long weekend. for me i'm Opti'd out.

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      09-30-2012 11:17 PM #15
      Nice work Wlfsbrg! I should have my new R in a couple of days, so you know what my weekend plans are now. I need to get my hands on some of this stuff. Where did you order your from?

      oh, and nice "No Parking" pick.

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      10-01-2012 10:10 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by nkgneto View Post
      Luckily I've had Pawel working with me and he has a very nice DSLR and is an Admin on my FB page so he will be adding some GREAT pics of a black Cherokee SRT8 that hadn't been washed in a year and was driven to Colorado and back within that time. When the owner picked it up he was shocked to find out that his paint was Metallic.

      It's been a very long weekend. for me i'm Opti'd out.
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      Pawel is here!
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      10-01-2012 10:11 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by velocity196 View Post
      LMAO! I picture this:

      You - ya I'm wonder I g if you guys can I stall my haldex controller

      Him - what's a haldex

      You - wait what?!....
      Actually, I asked for fluid for that purpose. They emailed me and asked if I could describe what Haldex fluid was for the service manager.

      This is an Audi/Merc/Porsche/VW dealer. :-/

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      10-01-2012 03:53 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by velocity196 View Post
      Where r u guys buying from? My local car care shop has never heard of this product.
      The professional version is Opti-guard. It's slightly different. The consumer grade Opti-coat is easier to apply and more fool proof.

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      10-01-2012 05:15 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by RyanE89 View Post
      Nice work Wlfsbrg! I should have my new R in a couple of days, so you know what my weekend plans are now. I need to get my hands on some of this stuff. Where did you order your from?

      oh, and nice "No Parking" pick.
      Thanks, and congrats on the (soon to be) new car! (It doesn't happen to be a loaded RB 4-door, eh? )

      I ordered mine from autogeek.net, and it came with a free microfiber towel (you can never have too many).

      It's a lot of prep work, and a little tricky getting perfect results (for me at least) but definitely well worth it.
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      10-01-2012 05:38 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by HardKnox View Post
      Actually, I asked for fluid for that purpose. They emailed me and asked if I could describe what Haldex fluid was for the service manager.

      This is an Audi/Merc/Porsche/VW dealer. :-/
      That's . Even if I didn't know what you were asking for, I sure as hell wouldn't ask you to describe it to me. I'd say "sure hang on lemme see what we have, be right back" or something. Never let the customer know you have no clue what your doing. Kinda sales 101 LOL!


      Quote Originally Posted by VW Pfeffer View Post
      The professional version is Opti-guard. It's slightly different. The consumer grade Opti-coat is easier to apply and more fool proof.
      Copy that! 2 grades, option coat is more user friendly than option guard, got it!


      Still wondering who you guys are getting this from. Don't really wanna pick outta a Google search who to buy from HAHA! Anyone?
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      10-01-2012 07:32 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by VW Pfeffer View Post
      The professional version is Opti-guard. It's slightly different. The consumer grade Opti-coat is easier to apply and more fool proof.
      From what I was told by the shop that I plan on using, the Opti-guard is the professional version but based on the Opti-coat 1.0 product. Opti-coat 2.0 has the same level of Opti-guard but is easier to apply.

      Opti-coat 2.0 = Easy version of Opti-guard > Opti-coat 1.0

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      Quote Originally Posted by velocity196 View Post
      Yes, Autogeek is a great place to get your detailing supply's from!

      No worries about ordering from them!!
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      10-02-2012 03:47 AM #24
      How would you guys rate this for someone with above average detail skill? I really want this before Winter and really don't want to drive hours away to the closest shop I would trust in Chicago. I just waxed my R Sunday, how would I make sure it was completely stripped a few weeks from now when I could get around to this? The alcohol spray?

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      10-02-2012 08:40 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by chase-R View Post
      How would you guys rate this for someone with above average detail skill? I really want this before Winter and really don't want to drive hours away to the closest shop I would trust in Chicago. I just waxed my R Sunday, how would I make sure it was completely stripped a few weeks from now when I could get around to this? The alcohol spray?
      This is a good question. I haven't waxed yet but I clay bared once a few weeks ago. Wonder if you have to alcohol wipe that spray you clay bar with off.
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      10-03-2012 09:30 AM #27
      Any of y'all tried using CQuartz? I'm thinking of doing a polish and applying a few coats of that.. Thoughts?

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      10-03-2012 03:01 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by 35mphgolf View Post
      Any of y'all tried using CQuartz? I'm thinking of doing a polish and applying a few coats of that.. Thoughts?
      Search for something called the cleanest GTI and CQuartz. The follow up review stated it was as if the product was never applied a few months afterwards. That was the reason I went with Opti-Coat.

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      10-03-2012 03:41 PM #29
      ^^ hmm interesting - thanks for the pointer. I'll have to take a look at it.

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      10-06-2012 04:36 AM #30
      I haven't heard much input about applying opticoat 2.0 over a clear bra.. has anyone done this? if so does it do any good or do you think unneccessary ? I just ordered opti 2.0 from amazon(shipping was WAY cheaper. at least to Alaska).
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      10-08-2012 01:42 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by j.a.R. View Post
      I haven't heard much input about applying opticoat 2.0 over a clear bra.. has anyone done this? if so does it do any good or do you think unneccessary ? I just ordered opti 2.0 from amazon(shipping was WAY cheaper. at least to Alaska).
      Do it the same as if you were doing the paint. If it works well on the rubber and trim it will work just as well on the clear bra. I will be doing this to a FRS with a bra in a few weeks.

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      10-08-2012 05:36 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by nkgneto View Post
      Do it the same as if you were doing the paint. If it works well on the rubber and trim it will work just as well on the clear bra. I will be doing this to a FRS with a bra in a few weeks.
      cool. thanks. where did you get that info from?


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      10-23-2012 02:15 PM #35


      Some "beading" action after opti coat application. Very cool but kinda gross at the same time.


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