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Old 06-16-2013, 09:37 AM   #1
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Opti coating Vinyl stripes

Got all my stripes on yesterday and as discussed here, wanted to seal them permanently with Opti-coat 2.0. The prevailing consensus is this helps combat dirt and abrasion for a long time. It is, in theory, a permanent micro clear coat.

So the first step is to tape off the stripes as I don't want to Opti the hood, I like my other sealants for paint.

You get 20CC of opti in a syringe for about $70 - I have used this for 2 years on wheels, grills, lasts a LONG time. Literally you spread 3 drops on each stripe and wipe in with a high density sponge made for this. It flashes off in 2 min and is ready to be wet in 1 hour, set up in 24 hours, but gets harder in one month. It self levels which means it spreads nicely.

After 5 min, you wipe with a good MF to spread and remove any high spots.

stripe done! Here's the roof stripe done last night. These are considered gloss stripes so this tones down the gloss a bit, and looks clean. It does not add gloss like a wax...

thanks for reading...
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Old 06-16-2013, 10:24 AM   #2
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Nice job man, that should keep those stripes looking great for the long haul.
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