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In today was Simone’s green CL550 which had some much needed TLC. The 7-years of ownership showed, and the goal of today’s detail was to bring the car back to a presentable shape before Opticoating it. I suggested that a single step polish be enough to truly deepen the gloss and shine, bringing some life back to the paint. As suspected, the paint felt rough, paint looked dull, but is looking much better now after a good polish. A generous layer of Opticoat Pro was added to provide the car with many many more years of protection.

It’s been months since I last used a hose to wash a car … but some times the cars got to get done the ol’ fashion way. Tameem’s been trying to get ahold of me for a while now, and traveled all the way down from Sacramento to get his car coated with none other than Opticoat Pro. The car had a much needed decon, and a good run through with hyper polish got the car gleaming like the day he got it.

In the past few days is Jeff’s 8000-mile-2012-CLS550. It should be a given that this car is almost never driven, and babied to the fullest. Our schedules worked out such that Jeff would be traveling the entire week, and so he left the car for me to work on a few hours a day. I managed to knock out the car in 4 days, about 2.5-3 hours each day. Overall, the car was in great shape; there were some light swirling and water spots as expected. I proceeded with a primer polish to prep for Opticoat Pro, getting the car to that 80-90% range. It definitely got the red popping again!

This year’s E350 has been one that I’ve been wanting for the past few years – though I’d probably get it in black. Jon’s E350 had a much needed decon as the paint was very rough, with much tar build up near the tire areas. I’ve been eluding to the rinseless wash system over the past few months, but had to bring back to ole’ bucket method on Jon’s car since it was quite dirty. I also got the try out CarPro’s new “Flash Pad” today, which really speeds up the cutting process. The downside of the pad is that it does sling a bit of polish since the pad is so rigid. However, in most jobs involving a compound typically resorts to a lot of dusting, so some extra clean up work was to be expected anyways. Optimum primer was used as a follow up finishing polish and to prep for Opticoat Pro.

Switching it up slightly with a not-as-complete job. We went with Opticoat 2.0, and only on the surfaces that weren’t clear bra’d. The OCD in my wanted to do the rest of the car, but we were working on a budget. I still went with the primer polish to prep (usually included in the Pro jobs) as it contains a catalyst that accelerates the curing process. In the end, Han’s new CLA45 AMG will still have more protection than 99% of all the cars out there ever will!