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Old 07-15-2012, 08:43 PM   #1
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Detail and Opticoat 2.0 Application in North Carolina 7/14/12

Had my BRZ opticoated by Martin @ Autofinesse

His professionalism and work was excellent! My car was in pretty pristine shape when I brought it in but I needed the Opticoat to protect from the continual rain and elements. Job took about 6 hours (full detail included). I dont have many before pictures but here are some he sent me throughout the process.

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Overall I would rate his work 10/10. He also spent the time to teach me proper methods of washing and how to use each product he offered (either other companies or his product) and never pressured me to buy anything.
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:08 PM   #2
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can you really tell the diff with the opticoat on white? I have white...that's why I'm curious.
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:08 PM   #3
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Where in nc is this?
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Where in nc is this?
Martin is in Raleigh.


Shogun, I'm sorry I wasn't able to help you this time around, but I'm glad Martin did an outstanding job for you. I told you he's one of the best!
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did you get a clear bra too?
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Martin is in Raleigh.


Shogun, I'm sorry I wasn't able to help you this time around, but I'm glad Martin did an outstanding job for you. I told you he's one of the best!
No problem. Martin definitely did excellent work! Thanks for the recommendation!


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did you get a clear bra too?
No Clear bra. I will be putting a clear bra on the headlights to prevent chipping and yellowing that happens over time.

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can you really tell the diff with the opticoat on white? I have white...that's why I'm curious.
the difference is not entirely obvious to see. I think in general the Pearl type paints do not "mirror" as much as the "metallic" paints. The fact that my car is also brand new (2 weeks old) never been parked overnight outside meant my paint was in very good condition and hard to see the contrast. But I did it mainly for the upkeep. I have a very busy schedule and will prolly only get to wash it once every 3-5 weeks.

I have to say though.. the way water and dirt is repelled from the surface is amazing!
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Great to see Martin taking care of you! I have purchased endless AutoFinesse products from him. He has a wealth of information on not only how to detail your car, but how to rip it at the track!

The BRZ looks great!

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can you really tell the diff with the opticoat on white? I have white...that's why I'm curious.
I can imagine it being a little bit tougher to see the difference with a white car. What's more important though is how it's going to protect the paint! I imagine it to be very well worth it.
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That car looks godly, Cant wait till I get mine tomorrow and opti the next days
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can you really tell the diff with the opticoat on white? I have white...that's why I'm curious.
I just got mine done yesterday.

When we pulled the car out of my garage and we were looking for any high spots, it burned our eyes because of how shiny it was!

It keeps the car alot cleaner. I don't think many can tell the difference but it's going to keep that paint clean.
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Ohh you lucky bastard. Having your car detailed by MartinD must have experience. I just want to go to NC to buy everything in his shop.
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Ohh you lucky bastard. Having your car detailed by MartinD must have experience. I just want to go to NC to buy everything in his shop.
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About how much does that whole workover cost, if you don't mind my asking?
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This guy still around? Website doesn't work anymore
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