Due to the water here being so bad, it's not a simple procedure to get spots out of cars. I have recently gotten my hose water softener back and it really has made a world of difference.
Today I decided I was going to strip down the bumper and see what sort of finish I could produce before re-applying opti-coat. So I got all of the supplies I needed and started on it. Unfortunately I don't have before pics and this color seems hard to really capture the look of this paint... or perhaps i'm just not that good with the camera.
I used my optimum no rinse to spray the bumper down and and had a bucket of water and a sponge to wash it off. It didn't look bad, but the color looked to be a bit dull and the mineral deposits from the town water have really made their mark (pun intended).
I did a 2 step correction... looking over the bumper while doing this, I was pleased to see only 4-5 roch chips that were very small, and no sandblasting... so the coating is doing it's job. I can't give away all of my secrets, but here is after the first polish...
And after... not a huge difference, but the clarity is apparent. I tried to get the pictures as close to the same as I could, but without a tri-pod, it's not easy..
Next the front
Again, note that there isn't a huge difference, but in person it really is nice... the finish is just that LITTLE bit more reflective..
The front was re-coated and now I am giving it a day or so to cure before I take finished pics.
I will DEFINITELY being dong this to the rest of the car ... probably one panel at a time since my back is giving me some issues lately.
Also I will recommend this to anyone get their car done by me to have that little extra gloss.