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Old 06-14-2014, 06:43 PM   #1
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Hi,

I want to get the car opticoated and obviously needs to be prepped before hand.

Anyone done opticoat before and have a ballpark price to share with me? Trying to understand if the price I was quoted is "fair"?

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Old 06-14-2014, 08:19 PM   #2
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Thomas Dekany just did my A7. Looks awesome.
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I have not had it done but from the pricing I'm seeing, - $200 -$400 is about right unless the finish needs to be polished.
Have you considered doing it yourself? It's really not too difficult.

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I think Thomas' price started at $700 for the SQ5, but the paint was full of swirls so it ended up being a tad more.
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+1. This is the guy !
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Old 06-15-2014, 03:49 AM   #6
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My car is at the shop getting Opti-Coat right now.

153 paint correction and detail
399 Opti-Coat
100 if want warranty
100 wheels

I chose no warranty based on research and detailer feedback therefore $652.
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Yeah, I think the cost is going to be driven by how much correction is needed - - whether the car is new or 3 years old. The coating itself isn't that expensive. The issue is perfecting the paint prior to application. That could represent hours of time.
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What is Opti-Coat? Is it an expensive wax or polish?
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What is Opti-Coat? Is it an expensive wax or polish?
No, it's a "permanent" coating. Similar to adding another layer of clearcoat.


http://www.optimumcarcare.com/ocoat1.php?li=10
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Opticoat is $80 through most detailing websites.

http://www.detailersdomain.com/Optim...t-2_p_326.html

It's easy enough to apply and you can usually treat 2 cars with it plus your wheels.

LOL at anyone paying over $200 to have their car done.
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Opticoat is $80 through most detailing websites.

http://www.detailersdomain.com/Optim...t-2_p_326.html

It's easy enough to apply and you can usually treat 2 cars with it plus your wheels.

LOL at anyone paying over $200 to have their car done.

Personally, I wouldn't DIY it. Also, I wouldn't bother applying it unless the finish was properly prepped. So for me, the cost would be worth it. Different strokes.
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Opti coat thread from the A6 C7 side:

http://forums.audiworld.com/showthread.php?p=24493988
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I assume Opti-Coat is the same as what I had applied to my car called Cilajet. It was applied to the interior, exterior, rims and came with a 10 year warranty.
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Sorry my price was $750.
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Opticoat is $80 through most detailing websites.

http://www.detailersdomain.com/Optim...t-2_p_326.html

It's easy enough to apply and you can usually treat 2 cars with it plus your wheels.

LOL at anyone paying over $200 to have their car done.

Opti-Coat 2.0 for DIY is very different than what professional detailer's use which is Opt-Coat Pro...

Excerpt from another site (AllureDetailing) comparing the 2 products:
"Opti-Coat Pro offers more protection against a more varied array of chemicals and contaminants and is a much more concentrated formula.Due to the concentration Opti-Coat Pro will be much thicker which can take more damage without penetrating the paint system. The prepolymer resin used to create Opti-Coat Pro is also more Expensive and more complicated to manufacture. Opti-Coat Pro also ships with a special Primer Polish that Prepares the surface for the coating and is not available to non Pros. Not to knock Opti-Coat 2.0 By any means , but they are not the same at all...Opti-Coat Pro came first and Opti-Coat 2.0 is the newer product made specifically for the demand of a consumer version. Opti-Coat Pro used to be called “Opti Guard” before that name was set to distinguish the pro only interior coating.”
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Opti-Coat 2.0 for DIY is very different than what professional detailer's use which is Opt-Coat Pro...

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Be sure that when you commission a detailer to apply Opti-coat, that you're getting "PRO" and not "2.0".
I had the PRO installed on my 1month old SQ5 for $450(CAD). Minimal paint correction was required.

I decided to go with the PRO over any other type of wax/sealant because I wanted to wash my car guilt-free in touch-less washes over the winter. (Traditional waxes can get stripped by the harsh chemicals in some touch-less washes)

Car still looks like new after 1 winter of weekly touch-less car washes, even after forgoing my usual springtime polish/waxing.
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