seech Posted February 2, 2012 Share Posted February 2, 2012 Brand new BMW F10 520d..... The owner wanted to protect his new ride and having been disappointed with another brand of coating which only lasted a few weeks. He decided to go with Optimum Opti-Coat. The coating only serves to protect the paint below. Any coating applied to uncorrected paint would only serve to permanently seal in any paint defects. The quality of result is dependent on the paint being fully corrected before the coating is applied. As this was a new car with only 150km on the clock, this should have been a fairly straightforward paint correction before coating..... should have been... As with the Porsche GT2 Detail, I was joined by Mun aka muyo of Hypergloss. The car had the usual dirt and grime... Which was easily cleaned up with Optimum No-Rinse. Especially when used with the Optimum Opti-Mitt. The wheels were surprisingly dirty. Easily removed with Optimum Power Clean. Except for these stains.... Which had seeped into the pores of the paint and could not be removed... Except by wet sanding... The stains seemed to have been flung up by the tires and were splattered on both sides of the car. And required spot sanding to remove... There were also some deeper scratches on the hood and bonnet which required compounding with Optimum Hyper Compound w/ Optimum Double-Sided Wool Pad. The advantage of the OHC is the very minimal dusting which comes in handy when only selected compounding is required as it does not cover the rest of the car in dust. The spot sanding marks were removed and the rest of the car polished with Optimum Hyper Polish w/ Optimum Double-Sided Red Foam Pad. This combination has enough correcting power to remove sanding marks while leaving behind a perfect finish. Mun at work. Prepped and ready for coating. Nice gloss and reflections after Opti-Coat. For more details of the detail and more pictures check out the original post here: ProDetailing: BMW F10 520d Optimum Opti-Coated Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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