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With all these black cars lined up, summer must be around the corner! I worked on Eugene’s Model S a few months ago. He liked the Opticoat Pro so much that he decided to get his other baby coated as well! This car needed much more prep work, and a lot more polishing prior to coating. I think it came out pretty dang good..

Polish game was on fleek the past two days! Eric’s S2000 CR edition has been sitting for years as he lives in another state, and was long overdue for a good polish. The goal of this detail was to restore the paint and to protect it with Opticoat Pro for many more years to come. Our schedules worked out such that he was able to leave the car with me while he was traveling, allowing me to spread the work over the course of a few days. A few sweaty t-shirts, a lot of polish, and about 15 hours later, the car is ready for Eric’s return. I’m very glad the rear spoiler and hard top were easy to remove, as it made it much much easier to polish the rest of the car.. especially the trunk being in the condition that it was.

It’s always a pleasure working with owners who are willing to leave their cars for a while. It worked out quite well as Tom was leaving for a week or so, allowing me to work on the car a few hours a day, and while also allowing 2-3 days for Opticoat Pro to cure. No before pictures as the car came straight from the Tesla factory with very very few miles.

Black looks best when its freshly detailed and/or washed! … it’s too bad that fresh look typically only lasts 1-3 days. Fortunately, Opticoat Pro will make Jason’s maintenance washes easier, quicker, and safer! The car came in covered in water spots and paint was in fairly rough condition. It was originally supposed to be just a primer polish and application, but I was unhappy with how that finished down, so I stepped it up a bit with a compound before prepping for Opticoat Pro. ‘ts lookin much better now!

For those who lease vehicles and/or do not keep their cars for long, Optimum’s Glosscoat (dubbed “Glothcoat”) is a very solid entry level coating that would last 2-3 years. I personally am a fan of the product, which leaves a glossy (duh), slick, and long term protection on the vehicle. For even greater protection, top Opticoat Pro with Glosscoat!

In today is another one of Volkswagen’s flagship models, the GTI. Always a pleasure to work on these little things as the body lines are fluid and easy to polish. Rich’s GTI is now protected for many many many years to come!

It’s always great to work with people who has extensive knowledge of car care. I’m sure Geoff was more than capable of applying a coating himself, but he still brought it to me! Despite being right in the middle of a storm, the weather somehow cooperated and was dry upon drop off and pick up. Now shes’ all ready for the second wave of rain that should hit tomorrow!

After nearly a year of back and forth emails, we were finally able to get Craig’s Model S in for a good layer of Opticoat Pro. The car had been in an accident before and gotten a respray along the driver side. The paint felt a little rough, but nothing a decon couldn’t take care of. A single step polish was enough to get the car to 80%+ shape and prepped for coating.

The Lexus Atomic Silver reminds me of the Mercedes Palladium silver – one of my favorite “silver” colors (I’m not a fan of standard silver colors). It almost has a slight resemblence of matte grey. In today is Viet’s new IS350, who contacted me about a year ago for an install on his Accord, but went with Joe instead. I’m really diggin’ the direction that Lexus is taking their designs which caters more towards the younger generation. The body lines are becoming more aggressive, and the interior is getting some tech upgrades as well. Enjoy!

Little picture heavy on this one: (1) Because I get all excited when I work on something new (2) There was actually a lot of defects for a car coming straight from the factory.

Upon drop off and doing a quick walk around, the defects didn’t seem too serious, but when I got to polishing, there were some notable damages from factory; Sand marks and buffer trails. I had brought this to Dave’s attention, who gave me the go-ahead to improve the look as much as I could safely, and proceed with the coating. The 4C is truly a driver’s car, in that it does not come with power steering, has all the power you need, and your butt is literally about a foot off the ground. This car will see some track time, and Opticoat Pro will pay its dues in providing the long-lasting protection, and providing the ease of maintenance.