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Old 06-03-2013, 09:27 AM   #26
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it does not matter what you put over a clear bra. it washes off quickly...I've tried OC2, WOWA sealants, Collinite 845 and some meg's waxes...what ever you want to do....the film does not care
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:52 AM   #27
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OC2 on vinyl is worthless...you OC2 on everywhere the bra is not...I have done several. There is no protectant/wax/sealant put on the clear bra - or at least none that stick and don't wash right off...
actually every shop I checked with (4 of them locally) said flat out you are wrong. Including Vive which is a very well known high end shop here.

they all wanted to go over the Bra with the Ocoat as long as the bra was flawless.

and so far it hasn't "washed" off.

I don't have the time nor the facility to do a 20 hour paint correction and then Opticoat and detail.
So I utilize the local high end shops for everything.
That is the main reason I wanted the Ocoat to make it so I wasnt sending the car in every week for a detail and polish for shows.
Now I can do a basic wash and spray detail and it is perfect every time.

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Old 06-14-2013, 09:04 AM   #28
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actually every shop I checked with (4 of them locally) said flat out you are wrong. Including Vive which is a very well known high end shop here.

they all wanted to go over the Bra with the Ocoat as long as the bra was flawless.

and so far it hasn't "washed" off.

I don't have the time nor the facility to do a 20 hour paint correction and then Opticoat and detail.
So I utilize the local high end shops for everything.
That is the main reason I wanted the Ocoat to make it so I wasnt sending the car in every week for a detail and polish for shows.
Now I can do a basic wash and spray detail and it is perfect every time.

I am slated to get Expel Armour next week for $1300, in your pic you see an obvious line, can I expect the same when they complete mine?
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:16 AM   #29
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I am slated to get Expel Armour next week for $1300, in your pic you see an obvious line, can I expect the same when they complete mine?
I have a clear bra on mine and yes you can see the "obvious" line, but only when your three or four feet from the car. Further back than that and it virtually disappears. Only pain in the neck, IMO, is whenever you wax the car and you get a buildup of wax along the line. You have to spend extra time cleaning out the lines. If you let it dry out, the longer it stays the harder it is to remove those wax buildup lines. If I could do it over again the only thing different I would do is I would put on the Opti-coat 2.0 after the clear bra. From what I've read it's the best bang for 70 bucks spent.

Also, IMO, the best way I've found to remove the wax buildup along the clear bra lines is give it a spray of quick detail spray and then rub off the buildup along the lines. I use my finger nail with a micro fiber towel, and some folks use a q-tip.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:28 PM   #30
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Have the clear bra as well as the entire car opticoated and it flat rocks.
Just California duster and spray wax to maintain on a daily basis.
Things wipe right off with no effort.

When I do wash its just so simple.
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Just got my 1LE and the dealer put on what they call Zak Tek. The way they describe it's like opticoat.

My question, is about the 'California Duster'. I always ignored that saying to myself that it would just scratch the car as it dusts it.
Are you saying that thing actually works for very light dust and will not scratch the car?

When you say spray wax on a daily basis, do you mean a detailer or actual spray wax like turtle or similar


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Old 06-26-2013, 05:23 AM   #31
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Just got my 1LE and the dealer put on what they call Zak Tek. The way they describe it's like opticoat.

My question, is about the 'California Duster'. I always ignored that saying to myself that it would just scratch the car as it dusts it.
Are you saying that thing actually works for very light dust and will not scratch the car?

When you say spray wax on a daily basis, do you mean a detailer or actual spray wax like turtle or similar


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With the duster just make sure and not press while cleaning. Let the tassels do the cleaning without any pressure. I used it here all spring with the pollen falling fast and furious with no problems
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With the duster just make sure and not press while cleaning. Let the tassels do the cleaning without any pressure. I used it here all spring with the pollen falling fast and furious with no problems
Same here, pollen in New England is crazy for like a month straight. Come out in the morning and the car is green. The California Duster is like 12 bucks at Walmart and it really does work. Instructions say the more its used the better it works. No scratches, like he said, just lightly dust over the car and let the tassels do their job. I recommend it!
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:29 AM   #33
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Do the opti-coat yourself. So simple and easy.
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Do the opti-coat yourself. So simple and easy.
Prep Prep Prep. Make sure you clay bar the entire car first, every inch, TWICE. PREP is the most important part. Don't want to seal all those contaminants under the OC2. Junkman Rules! You're looking at SIX HOURS of prep if you want it done correctly. Unless you're one of those Half-Ass kinda guys. For some folks, "good enough" is good enough. NO THANKS, No Half-Ass Wanted, if that's to much work for ya, have a pro do the job, and make sure he's Not a Half-Ass kinda guy!
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Prep Prep Prep. Make sure you clay bar the entire car first, every inch, TWICE. PREP is the most important part. Don't want to seal all those contaminants under the OC2. Junkman Rules! You're looking at SIX HOURS of prep if you want it done correctly. Unless you're one of those Half-Ass kinda guys. For some folks, "good enough" is good enough. NO THANKS, No Half-Ass Wanted, if that's to much work for ya, have a pro do the job, and make sure he's Not a Half-Ass kinda guy!
+1. You must also get the paint perfect before you apply OC2. If not you will lock all those scratches under the coat
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Just got my 1LE and the dealer put on what they call Zak Tek. The way they describe it's like opticoat.

My question, is about the 'California Duster'. I always ignored that saying to myself that it would just scratch the car as it dusts it.
Are you saying that thing actually works for very light dust and will not scratch the car?

When you say spray wax on a daily basis, do you mean a detailer or actual spray wax like turtle or similar


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I'm using Adam spray detailer and a duster as needed.
The duster gets nearly all the dust and the waterless wash and spray detailer does the rest.

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I'm using Adam spray detailer and a duster as needed.
The duster gets nearly all the dust and the waterless wash and spray detailer does the rest.

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Can I get this duster in an autoparts store or are there different brands with some being better?


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How do you clean the Duster?

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Tons of places carry it, got mine at Walmart for like 12 bucks. To clean just shake it out vigorously. The dirtier it gets the better it works.
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Opticoat.

Where do I get opticoat 2.0. Can I apply it myself?



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Where do I get opticoat 2.0. Can I apply it myself?



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It's fairly easy to apply opti coat 2.0.
You must polish the swirls out first unless you want it trapped under the coating.
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