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Opti coat

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by 16plat, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. Jan 5, 2017 at 10:19 AM
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    16plat

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    Has anyone got the opti coat pro done to their trucks? I'm in Arizona and the cheapest one I can find is for $500 with a 2-3 year warranty and then I'd have to get it done after 3 years again. It seems like it's worth it to not have to wax again for 3 years. That said, the prices go from $500 for 2-3 years protection to 7 years for $900 and then 10 years for 1,200. Obviously I'm not paying $1,200 but definitely considering the $500 2-3 year protection.
     
  2. Jan 5, 2017 at 11:22 AM
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    Law323 it’s only weird if you make it weird

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    I'd rather wax every few months with spray on wax in between applications.

    Call it old fashioned, but I like working on the tundy!
     
  3. Jan 5, 2017 at 12:53 PM
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    I agree - however living in Phoenix az it's 110 degrees like 8 months out of the year and I don't have anywhere to wax the truck under. Won't fit in garage. I can't even clean the windows fast enough before the window cleaner dries
     
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  4. Jan 5, 2017 at 1:13 PM
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    Yes he told me he had to decon the whole truck - how's yours holding up?
     
  5. Jan 5, 2017 at 1:14 PM
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    Ooh, in that case, I'd get that stuff on ASAP!
    Figured you'd at least have a garage in that AZ heat! Maybe a big ass sand dune at the right time of day LOL
     
  6. Jan 5, 2017 at 1:36 PM
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    I didn't get that detailed - this opti coat is all new to me just youtubing it now and it seems to be exactly what I'm looking for. I have a few long superficial scratches down each side of truck that he said he can fix and the videos show the truck coming out super shiny. I'll ask him - I'm getting it done next week. Thanks for the feedback/tips I'll do a before/after pic on this thread when done
     
  7. Jan 5, 2017 at 3:11 PM
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    The price ranges will differ when you get the OPTICOATPRO or the OPTICOAT PRO PLUS. The years of it lasting is also dependent on the maintenance you will conduct. I had the OPTICOATPRO PLUS but since I have mud terrain tires it was almost pointless that I got it. The coatings WILL not stop the rocks, sand or foreign debri on the road from tearing the coating. I think that CQuartz is harder and better products to accommodate the coating. If I had to do it all over again, I would have just done the vinyl wrap. It is in my opinion, that the coating though it looks great initially it will have a breaking point.
     
  8. Mar 5, 2017 at 6:53 AM
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    I'm curious to get more opinions on this. I just did my '55 with ceramicpro gold package. It's a 20 year old paint job and they spent 50+ hours on it. To the tune of $3,000. I need a cheaper solution for the tundra.

    I use to run a mobile detailing biz in college, I'm pretty anal about things. I researched, talked, explored for a good 8 months before making a decision. I wash 5 cars in the house (I never go to a car wash), anything that can make things easier is a big win in my book as we have a 4/6 year old and a new spawn on the way.
     
  9. Mar 5, 2017 at 7:10 AM
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    Yea, the roof took them about 5-6 hours alone (full wool pad compounded)....it's a giant piece of metal IMG_6603.jpgIMG_6614.jpg


    Tundra is brand new (about 200 miles on it)
     
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    Yea, I've used onr on and off for a few years. Really depends on the condition of the car and the weather on what I'm gonna do.

    The hot rod only gets washed a few times a year. The rest usually every other week. That said, I beat up my cars. I just did a 1,000 mile road trip through snow, storms, dirt roads in the 911 and it needs help BAD
     
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  14. Mar 5, 2017 at 12:33 PM
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    Ceramic pro runs around $400-$700 for our Tundras. There's a lot of prep involved, anything left on the paint before the application, will stay there, under the application... for about 2 years. So it needs to be right. Detailing has changed a ton in the last 10 years. Paint reconditioning is a craft, a lot of detailers cant correctly do it. So when you find a good one that can, get ready to open that wallet. I actually started in reconditioning and protecting paint, then added the rest later. $3000 seems a little steep, unless your '55 spent the lat 20 years under a sappy tree, I dont know what could've used up 50 hours.
     
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    The paint was rough, car spent years outside, has been driven through hurricanes, snow storms, etc. the clear is also extremely hard. May have paid too much, but I'm happy :)


    That said, it may be a local thing but ceramicpro gold out here is $1500-2000


    And you are absolutely right...the game has changed significantly in the last 10 years....it's funny you rarely see zaino fans anymore ;)
     
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    Yea, the clear is hard on older cars... They may have actually wet sanded the whole car, started from scratch.
     
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