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Old 09-04-2012, 06:29 PM
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Well I bought the opti seal and love it. I didn't listen and didn't clay bar, and I'm sure it wasn't perfectly clean, but I washed it with dish soap/water really good to get it clean. Then dried it, then applied the sealant. This stuff is sooo easy to apply, just a few sprays per panel and wipe it on, that's it. I did my wife's car(haven't cleaned the truck yet) and it took about 30 min to seal the whole car. It looked awesome after wards, REALLY shiny, and it looked "slick".

I'm happy with it, it fits my needs well. Hopefully it lasts a long time as we only wash our cars a couple times a year. I will apply it every time though.

Oh and I also wet sanded the headlights to get them looking like new. Then buffed then, then applied the sealant on them too. It says safe for plastics so hopefully it protects the lenses as we are wet sanding them every 6-12 months because they oxidize so fast.
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:22 PM
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i cant believe i didnt see this thread until tonight. looks like you were really taken care of well though sean.

i love to throw my detailing prowess around, but you were well served here.
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haha yeah I think I got some good advice here.....made a good choice.
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Here's what her headlights look like when done. Car was sealed too, you can see how nice and shiny it is This is a 2004 that doesn't have clear coat and although in decent shape the paint is far from perfect. It's a daily driver with 120,000 miles.

EDIT: I guess I could attach the picture....

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wow looks pretty good.

yeah most white paints are single stage (no clear).

duragloss has also made quite a following, and most reviews ive read reported success on white. DG is a really under rated product that is relatively inexpensive and readily available at stores like napa and carquest.

(not to confuse you with all the other awesome options suggested).
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I washed my truck last weekend and used the opti seal on it as well. It is so easy and works so well. The water beads up real nice, it gives a nice shine, just need to see how long it lasts.

I feel stupid for waxing my cars in the past, as this is SO much easier and better. It's inexpensive as well, that bottle I bought for ~$20 will last me years if not longer.







Thanks again for all the help/advice everyone!
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Menzera Powerlock is my favorite beads and sheets water excellent and last 3-6 months easy!!
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