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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Optimum Opti-Coat - Honda CRV

Brand new Honda CRV coated with Optimum Opti-Coat.

The Optimum Opti-Coat is designed to form a protective layer on top of the existing paints clear coat which is more resistant to scratching and other contaminants. The full effect of the Optimum Opti-Coat can be seen in this earlier post where the Optimum Opti-Coat was able to protect paint which suffered from clear coat failure even after 5 months!!!


For this detail and Opti-Coating, the car was washed with the usual Optimum No-Rinse (ONR) wash and clayed with ONR lube. It is very important to ensure the surface of the vehicle is properly prepped BEFORE coating with Optimum Opti-Coat as the coating forms a semi-permanent protective layer on top of the existing paint.

After washing and claying the surface is carefully inspected to identify any other paint defects that have to be addressed before applying the Optimum Opti-Coat.

Upon initial inspection, the paint does not look too bad but...

Under the proper lighting conditions, there were some issues with water spots on the paint.

The spots are more visible under halogen lights.

The engine bay was also detailed and the Optimum Opti-Coat applied to the plastic surfaces.

 To remove the water spots and other minor defects on the paint, Optimum Hyper polish was used with a rotary. The surface was then wiped down with IPA to ensure that any contaminants were fully removed so that the Optimum Opti-Coat fully adheres to the paint.

The paint after light correction. Water spots and other minor paint defects removed.

Prepped for Optimum Opti-Coating.

 The Optimum Opti-Coating is carefully applied to ensure full and even coverage of the paint surface.

Some shots after coating.

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