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Old 08-20-2012, 11:12 PM
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That opti coat stuff does seem awesome lol. My problem would be getting my paint absolutely perfect before applying it. It is applied by hand.

I also agree that it's almost all personal preference. I have seen vehicles that the owners all use different stuff and they all look amazing.

I like using the Adams and it works great for me. I wouldn't hesitate to use another manufactures stuff if it was something that caught my eye and I needed it. I think the most important part before getting into certain manufactures is just getting quality products no matter who they are buy.
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That opti coat stuff does seem awesome lol. My problem would be getting my paint absolutely perfect before applying it. It is applied by hand.

I also agree that it's almost all personal preference. I have seen vehicles that the owners all use different stuff and they all look amazing.

I like using the Adams and it works great for me. I wouldn't hesitate to use another manufactures stuff if it was something that caught my eye and I needed it. I think the most important part before getting into certain manufactures is just getting quality products no matter who they are buy.
Agreed. And I wish more manufacturers would do the made in the US thing like Adam's touts. Collinite Waxes and Optimum Products are a good start though. Collinite is poured and shipping out of Utica NY.

I have been working on perfecting my paint on my car for a while now. Working at it step by step to avoid complacency when it comes to exhaustion. I am Opticoating it, but I am making sure that the paint is near perfect and not overdoing myself with long days. I have been compounding and polishing the paint and then sealing it with Optiseal. When I have all of the panels compounded and polished I will strip the paint, jewel the paint with a finishing polish, clean the paint, and apply the Opticoat. But I am a perfectionist and somehow I don't know if I will ever be happy enough
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So am I right about this >>> the opti seal just sprays on the (clean) paint very sparingly, wipes on and you walk away? Doesn't get much easier than that. And it really lasts 1 year + like they advertise? I'd still do it at least once a year.
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From my brief reading hey have a spray seal and then some stuff that's in a syringe looking tube. The tune is what last for over a year and you do a panel at a time and wipe it on woth a cross pattern to get it even.


I don't know really anything about it though just a few seconds of reading so my knowledge is weak lol.
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Yeah I'd like to know how long that spray will last, seems really easy.

Another question. If I clay bar it, won't that prevent the sealant from bonding?
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OptiSeal is a wipe on and walk away product. It came out a few years ago, and other manufactures are starting to do similarly. Adam's has a quick sealant now that is relatively similar. Optiseal will last a few months, like a normal sealant. However, one 8oz bottle gets you 40 applications. I apply it a few times a year to parts of my vehicle as it takes about 5 minutes to seal an entire vehicle. I use it on my glass, wheels [before opticoat], plastics, etc.

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From my brief reading hey have a spray seal and then some stuff that's in a syringe looking tube. The tune is what last for over a year and you do a panel at a time and wipe it on woth a cross pattern to get it even.

Optiseal - Spray Sealant
Opticoat - Permanent coating that was tested 5+ years ago and has yet to fail on test vehicles. It is labeled semi-permanent as it can be polished off, but otherwise you can apply it once and never wax your car again. Once you apply it once though, it's not coming off without polishing.


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Yeah I'd like to know how long that spray will last, seems really easy.

Another question. If I clay bar it, won't that prevent the sealant from bonding?
Clay bar removes everything that sticks to the surface. Once the vehicle is clay barred, wash the paint and it will be squeaky clean and feel like glass.
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Thanks! The opti seal is sounding really good. Maybe I can sneak in 3 or 4 washes a year and use it every time...
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Yea the Opti Seal I think would be your best bet. Opti Coat on the other hand is the one that will last for years, but just as Leadfoot stated, you need a perfect finish before hand.

I vote Opti seal, you can always re apply every 4 months. You wont find any sealant that will last 6-8 months unless your truck is always garaged and only driven for a Saturday cruise.
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I'm w Jay. I did Opti when the truck was new. Gave it a quick detail, claybar, quick detail again, wax, then Opti. The Opit-Seal is as easy as the vids on Youtube make it look.Took me 30mins to do the whole truck. Haven't done the rims yet.But I'm going to.
But if you enjoy waxing the vehicle every so often, go with Optimum's Opti-Guard instead. Its half the price, doesn't last as long, goes on the same way, and you can wax over the top of it. Whereas you don't wax over the top of Opti-Seal.
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