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This is a discussion on The opti-coat thread within the Detailing Forum forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Much appreciated! (As always!)...

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    Much appreciated! (As always!)
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    Quick question.

    I plan on applying the opticoat next week. My understanding is 1 tube is sufficiect for more than one car. Once opened can I store it for later use, & under what conditions) & for how long?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage-wrx View Post
    Quick question.

    I plan on applying the opticoat next week. My understanding is 1 tube is sufficiect for more than one car. Once opened can I store it for later use, & under what conditions) & for how long?
    I don't think it actually has a finite shelf life as long as you close it back up with the cap that it comes with. And yes, I've done my WRX hatch and my wife's Lexus RX330 and I've only used 1/4 of the stuff in the tube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage-wrx View Post
    Quick question.

    I plan on applying the opticoat next week. My understanding is 1 tube is sufficiect for more than one car. Once opened can I store it for later use, & under what conditions) & for how long?
    10-15 cc's is usually plenty and you can store it for a long time as long as sealed up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Methodical4u View Post
    10-15 cc's is usually plenty and you can store it for a long time as long as sealed up.
    Whoa - plenty for one car you mean? I have done 2 cars already and I've used only a little more than 5!!
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    Ordered.

    Best price was on Detailers Domain with coupon "newbie" http://www.detailersdomain.com/Optim...t-2_p_326.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage-wrx View Post
    Ordered.

    Best price was on Detailers Domain with coupon "newbie" http://www.detailersdomain.com/Optim...t-2_p_326.html
    You can also use the coupon code EvoM ... 10% off... it's from when I had my Evo obviously... but still works

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    So I am almost done with the opti coat. I have a small issue.

    I debadged the car & there is some ghosting. I fixed this by applying wax & buffing. Now my issue is, will opti coat adhere to this waxed surface.

    Or if I wash the wax off & apply opti coat will the ghosting go away that way?
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    How long has the OptiCoat cured? And what do you mean by "ghosting"? Under where the badges were?
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    No,I didnt apply opticoat yet. Washed with Dawn twice,clay bared,washed again. Also debadged & after drying the car I noticed ghosting(the letters showing under the badge). I was going to apply opticoat today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage-wrx View Post
    No,I didnt apply opticoat yet. Washed with Dawn twice,clay bared,washed again. Also debadged & after drying the car I noticed ghosting(the letters showing under the badge). I was going to apply opticoat today.
    Whew! I was gonna say you might be screwed. BUT, it doesn't look like that's the case at all

    AFAIK, you need to apply the OC to a completely clean surface. No wax, no polish, no fingerprints, no breathing. I don't think the OC will adhere/cure on top of a wax, and I'm not a detail guy so I'm not entirely sure how you should go about getting the ghosting to go away...

    Methodical4u?? Thoughts?
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    A good detailer should be able to get rid of the "ghosting" - in reality the paint around the badge had faded, leaving fresh, darker paint below the badge. Removing oxidation and polishing the surrounding paint should even it back out.

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    This is all the more confusing to me since the car is brand new. Has 1200 miles on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage-wrx View Post
    This is all the more confusing to me since the car is brand new. Has 1200 miles on it.
    Mileage doesn't matter, environment does. If parts of the paint have seen sun, and others haven't, unless the paint has been taken care of extremely well, there will be a color difference. We had cars that hadn't even been purchased yet require paint work due to negligent unloaders - the paint never matched, no matter how new the car.

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    He already clay barred... what else can he do? Seems like a lot of work for a new car!
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