Just got my car coated with opticoat pro+, but they only let it cure for 2-3 hours before they released the car to me in rain?


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Like the title states i got my car coated, and released it to me after 2-3 hours of cure time even tho it was lightly raining and damp outside, should i be worried about anything? as i can tell here the norm is atleast 12 hours of cure time before driving in rain


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Hi there. I might be in the same situation where I'll be picking my car a couple hrs after Opticoat pro + (the 7yr warranty one) install and forecast has scattered showers. If it get rained, when I get to my garage, do I just dry it off and nothing else? Then let it sit for 12 hrs longer? Thanks!

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while some installers keep cars up to 12 hours, OCP is dry to the touch in 1 hour.  Most also apply a coat of Hyper Seal or Opti-Seal to protect during the 7 day No Soap period.  If soon after coating, you can dry the car with a leaf blower - if you want to use a towel, I suggest using Instant Detailer just to be sure.

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On 5/12/2023 at 11:30 AM, Ron@Optimum said:

Latest info from Dr G - Pro Coatings are dry to the touch in 1 hour, can get wet in 2-3 hours (particularly if Hyper Seal/Opti-Seal are applied), 90% hardness at 12 hours, and curing complete in 7 days.


Is Dr. G. saying in 7 days a pro coating is cured completely? Opti pro installers were always told 30 days to fully cured

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Tug, it's semantics - the coating "completely cured" for the customer in 7 days, but there's internal crosslinking (David's description) going on for 30+ days.  The crosslinking is transparent to the customer and has no effect on washing/driving habits.

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