New car protection?

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Detailing' started by DreamDetail, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. __V__

    __V__ Member

    Anyone else have thoughts on Opti-Coat Pro? It looks like its going to be over 500 to get it done but will it be worth it?
     
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  3. DreamDetail

    DreamDetail Member

    I haven't used opti-coat for a number of reasons. Detailers who use other coatings have told me that it doesn't have the surface clarity that other coatings have. It is also said to be much more difficult to apply which means higher risk of rescratching the surface. The permanent claim and warranty deter me from using it especially if I, the detailer, am responsible for this warranty even on vehicles that I haven't detailed myself. I highly doubt OPT will reimburse me the cost of my work.

    However, it is quite a popular coating among consumers. Whatever the reasons are behind that doesn't attract me any more to use it.

    These are just my personal opinions and reasons for not using it.
     
  4. __V__

    __V__ Member

    Most places around Chicago seem to be doing opti-coat, any recommendations of what/who to look for?
     
  5. DreamDetail

    DreamDetail Member

    I don't think I have a polishangel detailer in that area. My recommendations would be either 22ple or Cquartz Finest. I will check tonight if I know any detailers personally in that area.
     
  6. __V__

    __V__ Member

    Well that escalated quickly, went from 500 for Opti-Coat to $750 for 22ple & $1500 for CQuartz :(
     
  7. DreamDetail

    DreamDetail Member

    1500 for a new vehicle detail & coating is quite steep compared to the rest of the market, almost double my pricing. So I guess this is where budget would come in.... I might be able to find you someone else.
     
  8. __V__

    __V__ Member

    Got another CQuartz, 895 vs 595 at same place for Opti. Man it just seems like a lot and then to never see a car with the treatment is tough. paint on the car is "pretty good" just a few spots needing correction. Asking the dealer to not touch it may have paid off.
     
  9. DreamDetail

    DreamDetail Member

    It's your decision to make. I'm not saying opti-coat is a bad coating, it just wouldn't my preference. It can always be polished off and replaced with something else down the road if you want.
     

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