Guest ddlaz Posted April 1, 2015 Share Posted April 1, 2015 Hi all. New to the forum but not detailing. I applied Cquartz to my S2000 4 years ago and the water still beads off, no marring or anything. Last year, I decided to give opticoat a try. I applied it to my mom's brand new GLK350. After a few days of curing in the sun, it was beading water similar to the cquartz so I was happy that it performed the same as my cquartz. I looked at her car the other day and her paint is seemingly dull and marred from the constant automated car washes. She goes to the non-touchless car washes. I guess I shouldn't have assumed that the opticoat would be more resistant to light scratches from the car wash brushes. I would rather that she didn't use those car washes but I don't have time to hand wash her car in the frequency she wants. Is the coating gone? Do I need to reapply? Is it worth it to compound it off and reapply? If it's not gone, do I refresh it with degreaser and chem cleaner I read about in other posts? If I do need to remove and reapply, how do I know that the existing coating is gone? I have DFT meters/gauges at work that I can borrow but that might be a crapshoot seeing as how the paint isn't the same thickness everywhere. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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