Elite Pro Detailing Posted April 15, 2011 Share Posted April 15, 2011 I just got back from a 18hr round trip to Kansas City, MO to visit the in-laws. My OC came in the day I left & was anxious to get back and play. So far I only want to apply OC to the front, roof, rear bumper & step rails of my truck because I still like playing with sealants & waxes. I didn't touch the headlights because I'm contemplating getting new ones- FRONT GRILL,POWDER COATED GRILL INSERTS, BUMPER ENDS ONLY So here goes....... My '06 Nissan Titan DD I began by removing the front grill, grill inserts headlights n all for deep cleaning grill inserts are powder coated & were cleaned with APC (received my OPC today) and various brushes- later they were hand polished with foam pad and M205,several IPA wipe downs, then OC'd as well (front and back) Bumper ends polished-85rd then IPA & Mineral Spirits(not mixed) wipedown-some defects(rock chips)I can live with(there's plenty in the chrome & plastic chrome) Opti Coat on foam pad... I think I put it on a little thick here, but no worries, it spread fine tried to get a pic of it 'flashing'(couldn't capture it on the chrome) you can kinda see it dead center of the pic OC on surface within 10mins after application.... 17 hrs later I had to go to my store that's an 1hr away highway- pics before leaving Pics upon return....bugs weren't too bad,it was 80* here today & I let 'em bake for at least 6 hrs-BUGS- main reason for using OC up front Mixed up some ONR and went at it No 'scrubbing' needed Though it's only been 1 day I'm excited that this may be my solution to the bug problems- I've tried all kinds of sealants and waxes and still have to 'scrub'- I can *feel* the sealant rubbing off, and I'd re-seal- It didn't feel so with OC-*feels* very durable My first app with OC & though I only did the grill & bumper ends, it was fairly easy to apply- It felt a little thicker than OS but just as slick and easy to spread- I did not 'buff' with a MF just hit the 'high spots' with the foam applicator- I will be OC'ing the wifes Audi.... after I OC these Any tips on prepping the aluminum? pics taken with Canon G11 any and all comments or questions welcome Thanks for looking Oh yea BTW- PROPS TO ALL WHO DO REVIEWS/WRITEUPS- THIS IS MY FIRST 1 AND IT DOES TAKE TIME AND EFFORT Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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