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There’s been some wait for people to get their cars in, and Jimmy’s 328i was no different. After a few weeks, he was finally able to bring his 328i in with water spots that needed some attention; nothing some Sonax Perfect Finish couldn’t handle – all while prepping for Opticoat 2.0 as well. I really like Black Sapphire as it almost appears grey at certain angles!

Word of mouth brings in nine of ten detailee’s, and today was another referral by Charlie. Young’s M3 went through a similar treatment today. Rust blooms were starting, but nothing a little Iron-X couldn’t handle! The car got cut down with FG400 and refined with Sonax perfect finish, getting a ~80% correction. Topping of choice today was Opticoat Pro for the best protection and longevity. Excuse the lack of before/after pictures, late start on a gloomy day, and finished at sundown.

Opticoat is the best protection a car can get, no matter if its new or old. Subu brought his low mileage Jet Black 325i in today to get an Opticoat 2.0 treatment. Being a car that lives in the outdoors all day, protection was of the greatest concern, and a polish-to-(near)perfection was not on the menu. The car got a full micro decontamination and ferrous decontamination, followed by a polish using Sonax Perfect Finish to prep for opticoat. SPF was able to remove a lot of the minor things, but there still exists a few RIDS. Jet Black is honestly one of the hardest colors to work with, but through experience with Opticoat and the way it works, I knew I had to use Opticoat quite liberally in order to not induce any marring. It is quite wasteful of the product, but it is necessary to maintain the finish of the jet black unscathed. Enjoy!

If I havn’t said it enough – Opticoat is probably the best thing to do to a new car. There currently is no other product on the market, and unless you go PPF (Paint protection film), this is the next best thing. Sean brought his 2 month old-unwashed 328i in today for the Opticoat Pro treatment. I went with Meguiar’s M205 for the polish for the low-dust properties since temperatures were near 90’s today – I wanted to avoid having to do the second wash. The car itself was in great condition aside from a few light scratches that came right off.

It’s far from perfect, but it’s quite a turn around in ~10 hours time. This was one of those situation where quoting before seeing can increase the amount of time you spend polishing – one of the reasons why I don’t provide detailing “packages”. Each car is unique, which is why it’s a Distinctiv_Detail, every time. Today’s M5 belongs to a personal friend of mine, Charlie. I don’t know what this car has been through, but the exterior was quite a mess. I honestly do not believe it’s possible to bring this car back to pristine shape without wet sanding, or double, triple, or even quadruple the time I put in. I went started with the FG400 and followed with the M205 to finish, topped with Opticoat. I can’t say I’m too happy about the finished product, but from where it came from, I think it turned out pretty well.