gmck Posted April 18, 2011 Share Posted April 18, 2011 I recently tested Opti-Coat on some panels, a bonnet and a boot lid of a couple of different cars and would have to say that I was not all that impressed with result. The Opti-Coat surface looks extremely good. However when you touch it (after waiting for overnight curing) the surface it is not smooth or slick to touch. It is a little difficult to describe the feel of finish, but the surface is not ultra smooth and slick as say it would normally be if finished with Opti-Seal and OCW. A good quality MF tends to grab on the surface rather than effortlessly glide across the surface. I like to ask if you would consider this normal for an Opti-Coat application. I presume because the Opti-Coat product instructions say that nothing will bond to it (including a second coat of Opti-Coat) that there is no point topping it with say Opti-Seal and OCW. As a test I have just applied Opti-Seal, which did result in the slickness and smoothness I wanted, but I presume it will just wash off the next time I wash the vehicle. Both vehicles’ paint surfaces were already in perfect condition, but prior to the application, I lightly polished with Hyper Polish at 1200 rpm on a black pad and finished with Poli-Seal on a blue pad. This was followed by with a Methylated Spirits/IPA wipe down and then a Dawn type detergent wash to remove all trace of sealant/wax, before the application of Opti-Coat. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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