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    Getting the SL600 Opti-Coat(ed)

    In preparation for Timmayfest 2011, I'm having the paint corrected on the SL600. I had an amazing detailer do a 100% correction on the car last year, and it looked beyond amazing. It's about time to have it done again, and what better time than for Timmayfest. Well, my detailer is completely booked up, and with the event fastly approaching, I'm having another local detailer do the car.

    After coming out to the house to see the car, he t alked to me about a new and revolutionary product called Optimum Opti-Coat. I'm familiar with Optimum's line of professional detailing products, and use many of them, but what he was telling me just sounded too good to be true.

    After the paint is corrected, the product is used as an LSP, and it provides protection previously unheard of. Guys, we're talking two years of sheeting protection, from what I can gather. With this stuff, dirt won't even attach itself to the car. You can literally take a pressure washer to it, then leaf blow dry it, and you're done. You never even have to touch the paint! I've been scouring the professional detailing forums, and this stuff is like the second coming of Christ in their world. I'm having it done this weekend and will report back.

    Stuff seems very promising.
    2004 E500 - Eurocharged ECU, VRP headers and E55 exhaust. #1 record holder on dragtimes (13.49@102.5)
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    Ok, your paint is already in pretty good shape from what I gather.

    Please take before and after photos, you have me pretty intrigued but it sounds too good to be true.

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    good luck!

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Ok, your paint is already in pretty good shape from what I gather.

    Please take before and after photos, you have me pretty intrigued but it sounds too good to be true.
    It was in UNBELIEVABLE shape, but after a year of washing/drying/driving, it's time for a redo. Plus, the body shop that just installed my spoiler and 3rd brake light, washed it for me, before delivery. Might as well have washed it with a brillo pad.

    People who are uneducated on the proper washing and drying techniques, really have zero idea of how much damage their actually doing to their clear coat. People with dark color cars, are accutely aware.

    This product doesn't not fix swirls, scratches, marring etc. But rather, once you get the paint corrected, you apply this stuff last and it protects it like the National Gaurd.
    2004 E500 - Eurocharged ECU, VRP headers and E55 exhaust. #1 record holder on dragtimes (13.49@102.5)
    2005 SL600 - OE Tuning ECU/ Speedriven TCU - #1 record holder on dragtimes (11.02@126)

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    That's outstanding the Optimum Opti-Coat 2.0 Permanent Paint Coating is really great stuff. Please take some before and after pics if you get time and keep us posted on the experience. Take care!

    Greg @ DI

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Benz-O-Rama Click here to enlarge
    and it protects it like the National Gaurd.
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    but im all ears for seeing before and after!

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    Two years ?!?!

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DetailedImage.com Click here to enlarge
    That's outstanding the Optimum Opti-Coat 2.0 Permanent Paint Coating is really great stuff. Please take some before and after pics if you get time and keep us posted on the experience. Take care!

    Greg @ DI
    Thanks Greg. I buy a lot of stuff, from you. You might recognize my name: Clayton D. It's being worked on as I type this, and both I and the detailer and very excited about this product. It sounds so amazing.

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    but im all ears for seeing before and after!
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
    Two years ?!?!
    Depending on who you believe, some say it's lifetime, and some say a few years.

    This product has been around for a few years, under the name Optimum OptiGuard. It was sold only to professionals who had to show credentials and sign a waiver, in order to purchase it. The new stuff that just came out is called Optimum Opti-Coat 2.0. It's available to the public and is supposedly easier to work with.

    It's not a polish, compound, wax or sealant. It's closer to adding another clear coat to you car, if that makes sense.


    Maybe Greg from DI and explain further.
    2004 E500 - Eurocharged ECU, VRP headers and E55 exhaust. #1 record holder on dragtimes (13.49@102.5)
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Benz-O-Rama Click here to enlarge
    It's not a polish, compound, wax or sealant. It's closer to adding another clear coat to you car, if that makes sense.
    I thought it was a sealant, albeit an extremely thick and durable one?

    I've used Opti-Seal and man that stuff is fast, dead-easy and looks fantastic. Durability is so-so, but who cares when it's rub-on walk-away? I also like ONR. Look forward to seeing your results with the OC2.0 - thanks for sharing. Click here to enlarge

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Benz-O-Rama Click here to enlarge
    Depending on who you believe, some say it's lifetime, and some say a few years.
    i would be happy with even 6 months.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by c32AMG-DTM Click here to enlarge
    I thought it was a sealant, albeit an extremely thick and durable one?

    I've used Opti-Seal and man that stuff is fast, dead-easy and looks fantastic. Durability is so-so, but who cares when it's rub-on walk-away? I also like ONR. Look forward to seeing your results with the OC2.0 - thanks for sharing. Click here to enlarge
    Yeah, OptiSeal is a sealant. This stuff is a whole different animal. Supposedly, it's a permanent paint coating.
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    2004 E500 - Eurocharged ECU, VRP headers and E55 exhaust. #1 record holder on dragtimes (13.49@102.5)
    2005 SL600 - OE Tuning ECU/ Speedriven TCU - #1 record holder on dragtimes (11.02@126)

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Benz-O-Rama Click here to enlarge
    Yeah, OptiSeal is a sealant. This stuff is a whole different animal. Supposedly, it's a permanent paint coating.
    Yeah, I know it's an entirely different product than Opti-Seal, Poli-Seal, OCW, ONR, etc.

    Anyway, look forward to your review/feedback once you've had it on that beast for awhile! GL. Click here to enlarge

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    Just a free bump here, BOR... any early thoughts regarding OC2.0? Real deal?

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    Sorry for the delay. The day after the car was done, I drove it all the way to Ohio for Timmayfest. I literally have not washed the car yet, since the application. I did do a quick ONR at my buddy's house in Ohio though. I can tell you, that the dirt accumulated from the drive out there, and drag racing, and a bit of driving in the rain, did not just simply wash off with a pressure washer. I haven't driven the car since I've been back from Ohio, and there's been a chance of rain everyday. So she's been resting in the garage this whole time. I do plan on giving her a bath in the next couple of days.

    But, I'll also say that the water sheeting, both when driving in the rain, and while pressure washing, was like nothing I've seen before. The car appeared to be almost drying itself, while driving in the rain. Sounds weird, I know. The rain just wouldn't stick to the car.

    Will report back.


    Couple of pics from the show, in case you missed them in the other thread. Not exactly "AFTER" detailing shots, but it's purdy, nonetheless.

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    Last edited by Benz-O-Rama; 06-22-2011 at 04:25 PM.
    2004 E500 - Eurocharged ECU, VRP headers and E55 exhaust. #1 record holder on dragtimes (13.49@102.5)
    2005 SL600 - OE Tuning ECU/ Speedriven TCU - #1 record holder on dragtimes (11.02@126)

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    Looks nice. So you have pressure washed it and then took a leaf blower to it and it was water spot free? Or was that an exaggeration?
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    Keep on jealousing.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by dOpEdUpM3 Click here to enlarge
    Looks nice. So you have pressure washed it and then took a leaf blower to it and it was water spot free? Or was that an exaggeration?
    I did take a pressure washer to it, after my drive out to Ohio and a day of racing. The dirt didn't simply wash away like hoped. I did however, give it a quick ONR wash, and everything came off SUPER easy. You'd have been hard pressed to know that it just went from Maryland to Ohio and was raced at the track all day.

    I finally got a chance to wash it this weekend, after the drive back from Ohio. Again, I didn't have a chance to do the pressure/foam wash and leaf blower method, but I did another ONR wash on it. Again, the dirt just emulsified immediately. More likely due to the way ONR works. I will say this, though. I use a bug sprayer to apply my ONR first, then come behind it, using the typical ONR method. The sheeting is unbelievable. I got caught in the rain on my drive back home from Ohio and the car was literally drying itself when moving through the rain.
    2004 E500 - Eurocharged ECU, VRP headers and E55 exhaust. #1 record holder on dragtimes (13.49@102.5)
    2005 SL600 - OE Tuning ECU/ Speedriven TCU - #1 record holder on dragtimes (11.02@126)

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    Sooooo, you are saying we should get one.
    I think i will.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
    Sooooo, you are saying we should get one.
    I think i will.
    As long as you do a full paint correction before applying this stuff, I'd bet you'd be happy. I should also mention that I applied A-Quartz Reload to the top of the OptiCoat, and that could be the reason that I'm not having the miraculous affects that others have mentioned on detailing forums. It was probably counter productive to top the OptiCoat with something else. But to me, the OptiCoat didn't feel very slick, so I "opted" to coat it. Ha!
    2004 E500 - Eurocharged ECU, VRP headers and E55 exhaust. #1 record holder on dragtimes (13.49@102.5)
    2005 SL600 - OE Tuning ECU/ Speedriven TCU - #1 record holder on dragtimes (11.02@126)

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