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When the 1 series first came out I was kind of whatever about it, but after having to spend some time rubbing on it, I’m really starting to appreciate it. It may have been the moment where I went to drop Zack’s car off where I realized how fun of a go-kart this was. This M-tech 135i got the usual treatment I’ve been doing almost all summer. Enjoy

“Optimum Opti-Coat 2.0 is a permanent coating that protects automotive paint over its lifetime! Unlike a wax or sealant, Optimum Opti-Coat 2.0 will not wash or wear off. It acts as a second layer of clear coat which provides increased protection against the elements.”

No lie, if it didn’t cost 60$ for 25 milliliters of this stuff, I would be coating every one of my helmets, phone cases, and patent leather shoe with it. Ronnie’s bimmer got the best of the best today, Optimum’s Opti-coat 2.0 which, as quoted, is a permanent coating that is essentially a second clear coat. This coat is stronger than paint, so you can sleep well knowing your paint will be free from scratches from that stray cat who sleeps on your car, or that bird who loves to poop on your hood right after a car wash. Although its not advanced enough to rid these critters from harming your vehicle altogether, it’s nice to know that detail you paid for last year will last you for years to come. Anyways, his car received a full polish to remove any preexisting wax/sealant, and a full wash in alcohol/water mixture to remove any oils prior to the OC application. *Optimum recommends this product to be applied by professionals only as the application is the hardest part – any mistakes would require you to essentially start all over (and its pricey)

This.beast.screams. I don’t even know what to say. Enjoy.

There are two types of clear coats … hard and soft. Polishing cars is never as black as white as it seems, what works for me may not work for the guy next door as the results are an outcome of a combination of technique, speed, pressure, polish/compound & pad choice. BMW’s Jet Black happens to be the latter. It’s ridiculously soft clear allows for a wide variety of compound polishes, but minimal finishing polishes. Choosing the right finishing polish for the soft clear is especially important to get the deepest gloss. On Vanessa’s dad’s car, I opted for the Optimum Poli-seal as a finisher as it leaves minimal residue (quicker clean up) finally topped off with Optimum’s Opti-seal, which requires almost no buffing afterwards when applied correctly. Anyways, enjoy!

I’m seriously in a love/hate relationship with black cars. This black thing got a two step polish (it could’ve used a 3rd) followed by my go-to F*UPP. Interior got hit with the Leatherique system, and carpets were shampoo’d. I’m digg’n the black on tan … but it is quite a combo to maintain. I’m tired, just look at the pics. Took 9 hours.