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May 31st, 2013

2005 Infiniti G35 (Desert Platinum Metallic)

Detailing Samples, by Johnny.

Optimum Opti-coat Pro  (Formerly known as Optiguard), a thicker version of Opticoat 2.0, application is the strongest protection available for a vehicle’s clear coat. Unlike waxes and sealants, Opti-Coat Pro is applied once, and lasts for the entire lifespan of the paint. It comes with an optional lifetime warrantly and is truly scratch and swirl resistant. It strengthens the clear-coat by roughly 10x, and is only available to authorized installers by Optimum Car Care. 

The G35 is really a pleasure to work on – the lines are fluid, leaving little edges to worry about. It’s hard to believe that Edward’s G with less than 60k miles paint is already starting to fade. We had originally set up the appointment to get the car coated with Opticoat 2.0, but after polishing the G, I ended up using the Pro instead to give Ed the best protection possible to avoid any further clear coat failure from happening. Apologies for the lack of pictures – had a late start with the car, and the sun was beaming hot when I started. The paint got a decontamination and followed with a single step polish before Opticoat Pro. I started with FG400 which yielded fabulous results, but due to the heat, was caking up and was sticking to the paint – luckily I had a few more polishes available in my arsenal. I switched over to the the good ol’ old-version PO203S which yielded a similar finish, and did not leave the paint sticky.

Here’s the process:

  • P21S Total Auto Wash + Grit Guard & Car Pro Merino Wool Wash Mitt (2 bucket method)
  • Nanoskin Nanoscrub / Fine / Nanoskin GLIDE
  • Menzernas PO203S/ Rupes LHR15ES 5.5″ / Orange
  • Menzernas PO203S/ Meguiars G110v2 4″ / Orange
  • Optimum Opticoat Pro / By Hand / Yellow Foam Applicator (Permanent Ceramic Coating)
  • Surf City’s Tire Cleaner
  • Stoners Invisible Glass
  • Optimum Opti-bond
  • Car Pro Iron-X
  • Car Pro Erasure
  • Compressed Air
  • #0000 Steel Wool
  • Optimum Metal Polish

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