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I'm expecting my car to be delivered in the next few days and planning to get it coated. The detailer I talked to offers windscreen, wheels and brake calipers coating as well. Wondering whether it's worth doing or not. FWIW, I'm getting the QCC wheels and red calipers.

Anybody got those done?
 

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Agree with Glen. By doing that it keeps the dust, dirt and brake dust to a minimum and makes them very easy to clean. Keeps RedHots wheels looking great.
 

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Same here. Just got mine today and have it scheduled for total painted exterior Opti-Coat including wheels & calipers, but passed on the windshield.
 

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Curious to hear about how much you guys paid for it. I'm looking at just under $1200 to get exterior, wheels and calipers coated.
 

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It is yeah.
 

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Curious to hear about how much you guys paid for it. I'm looking at just under $1200 to get exterior, wheels and calipers coated.
$1075 for Opti-Coat Pro for what you mentioned and exhaust tips.
 

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finest is more gloss, in my opinion...but so close as to not matter...unless detailing is your hobby like mine...finest is a tad more "glassy"...

don't count out the other coatings, 22ple and G5 are pretty killer too...frankly applied correctly, any of them will blow you away for a few years...with just a simple rinseless wash
 

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I was kinda set on cquartz finest then I found out Opti-Coat was lifetime guaranteed. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be able to tell the difference in gloss between the two of them.
 

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I was kinda set on cquartz finest then I found out Opti-Coat was lifetime guaranteed. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be able to tell the difference in gloss between the two of them.
I work in an industrial park where there are food factories like Kraft, Coke, etc. Where there is food residual, there are birds, a lot of birds, which means an abundance of bird poop. I chose OCP over CQ because I have to prioritize durability over gloss.
 

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The diff is any of the coatings is miniscule both gloss and durability, the big diff is the skill of the installer, and what he's authorized to sell.
 

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The diff is any of the coatings is miniscule both gloss and durability, the big diff is the skill of the installer, and what he's authorized to sell.
Amen to that. Check out your detailer thouroughly. I had no problem asking mine how long he has been certified, how many cars he had done, etc. and he had no problem telling me and showing me his procedure, tools etc. He had just finished a GTR that looked like a mirror, and that certainly helped his cause.
 

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My 2 cents on Opti-Coat. I applied Opti-Coat to 2 vehicles over the last 4 years. It is not difficult to do. The hard part is detailing the car to perfection before applying the coating. Any swirls in the paint must be buffed out before applying the coating. Otherwise, you will seal in all the imperfections. The coating is not indestructible. You still must follow good washing and drying techniques or swirls will eventually show up, especially visible in dark colored finishes. When the coating is new, nothing sticks to it. Water beads up. Spray wax, to get that last extra bit of shine, also doesn’t stick. On my C7, I have applied Opti-coat to the wheels and brake calipers. However, on the body I am using Ultima Paintguard. This allows me to buff out individual sections of the body needing some tender-loving-care and then wiping on some more Ultima to replenish the shine and protection.
 

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there are extensive discussions on the merits of these 2 elsewhere in the forum, and pix to boot...
 

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$90. The first thing I did when I got the car home was wash it, take the wheels off and Opti coat them. Then coated the car. It's so easy.
Now, I wash the car every time I use it. Even after a full day on the track, the car cleans so easily.
 

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I agree OC is a great way to go. Have used it on a couple of my vehicles. Beads and protects well, and is easy to clean up. Only thing I miss is the slickness. OC is not very slick to the touch.

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I have done several cars with opti coat and CquartzUk. The diff is opticoat is easier to use and cquartz is a more glassy, glossy look. But much more finicky to use.

Both use carpro RESET to wash, its worth it.
 

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The price is in line. Definitely get the wheels and calipers coated. it makes cleaning easy breezy.
 
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