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Old 05-06-2020, 11:22 AM
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What about Ceramic paint protection?

Arizona kills automotive paint. My X is Alpine white and I am getting ready to do a full exterior detail which will include paint correction, trim restoration and lens restoration.

My question: Who is using/has used Ceramic paint protection? What brand did you use and what are your thoughts on performance?

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Old 08-03-2020, 03:52 AM
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The Optimum gloss coat will provide a long lasting protection. Just follow the directions carefully when using it.
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Old 08-09-2020, 12:06 PM
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The Optimum gloss coat will provide a long lasting protection. Just follow the directions carefully when using it.
If this is a product you have used, what kind of longevity have you experienced? Is it a "one and done" application?

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Old 08-10-2020, 01:07 AM
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Opticoat pro. Had it put on a sterling silver x5 in 2015 (I think). Great stuff. At the time cost $1200 for correction and coating. Still holds up to this day 2 owners after I sold the truck.

Comparing it to my red x5, which supposedly also had Opticoat pro put on it in 2016 but was done cheaper by a smaller company, the grey truck looks much better. So I think the quality of the correction and the skill of application plays a factor. At least with that particular product.
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[QUOTE=crystalworks;1189303]Opticoat pro. Had it put on a sterling silver x5 in 2015 (I think). Great stuff. At the time cost $1200 for correction and coating. Still holds up to this day 2 owners after I sold the truck.QUOTE]

That's pretty impressive an the longevity. I wasn't sure if it was only good for 2-3 years or what. Since our poor cars are not under cover, just shade from the trees, they take a beating. My X does look surprisingly good for 16 years old. It must have been garaged.

I'll be looking into the Opticoat. Thanks, CW!
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