$77 shipped from Amazon. Man, I hope you guys are right as I just ordered some last night. Paint will be about 6 weeks old by the time I get this done. I'm going to give it a good, good wash/bug remover. Then move it in to the garage for the rest: clay bar, fine scratch remover/polish, and then IPA wipe down before application. Sound good?
Well I never got a reply so I went ahead with my plan outlined above and it paid off in spades!
Below is a close up of the front fender surface from the previous shot above. You could shave off this reflection! LOL (please excuse the garage clutter)
It took me about 7 hours total which included three washes (one power spray, two hand), clay bar (mainly the front clip for bugs), fine scratch remover (probably didn't need it but it made me feel good), buff out, and finally a wax stripper with hand wipe. The application of the opti-coat 2.0 was actually the easiest process of all; basically wipe on, wipe off. With the exceptions of the front/back windshields and wheels, I applied it to everything: paint, trim, mirrors, all side windows, lights, grill, etc. using up the entire syringe. Next, I pulled the car out of the garage for better lighting to give it a final inspection, rub out any high spots (only found one), and admire my results.
Although garaged at home, it sits out in the south Texas sun all day. I try to park under shade trees when I can but that means bird poop so I will be a good test subject to see how well and how long opti-coat 2.0 works.
Edited by fotomoto, 28 April 2013 - 09:02 AM.