Temjinck Posted July 1, 2011 Share Posted July 1, 2011 I've just opti-coated my car (white Hyundai i30) and was very disappointed to see a lot of "streaking" / hazing type pattern in various part of the vehicle. I thought I had done all the necessary research. However, I did not realise other users were having trouble as well (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/auto-detailing-101/36227-my-opti-coat-2-0-impressions-questions.html) and the application seem to be more difficult than I originally anticipated. Feeling very frustrated because I've spent the last whole week polishing my car every night to get the desired correction and now, just one application and I messed up the whole car. Here is what I've done. - Washed the car first. - Cleaned the surface with a solvent. (Methylated Spirit in Australia, it's not exactly IPA but I know it works just as fine) - Condition the pad first with X, and start with the bonnet, going forward and backward and then side by side. - The application was done in partial sunlight, so finding high spots was relatively easy enough. - However, streaking appears very shortly and I tried to correct them by using the pad again. (not via MF cloth as recommended officially here) Unfortunately, the streaking appears everywhere else randomly and by the time I tried to correct them, the coat flashed already and it's already too late. I really have on idea why some areas are crystal clear and some areas have these streaking. Now it's already dried and partially cured, what can I do to remove those streaks but not removing the coat completely? Can I use a LS blue pad with a final finish type polish (very fine cute) to smooth those surface? Should I do it as soon as possible? Do I need to reapply the coat? And how to prevent such streaking in the future? I thought I had done everything right. The OP from that autogeek post noted that the only way to solve this is to lightly buff the surface with a MF pad. I knew this was a method but it wasn't recommended here! And now an user found this to be a very important step. Please advise! Thanks P.S: VERY FRUSTRATED, my poor white car. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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