Opti-Coat 2.0 - LS1GTO.com Forums

Vendors


Go Back   LS1GTO.com Forums > GTO Tech > Appearance/Detailing

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 03-13-2013, 07:56 PM   #1
DSMinVA
Resident electronics hacker
 
DSMinVA's Avatar
 
2004 GTO Owner

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 803
Premium Member


Offline
Opti-Coat 2.0

Just heard about this in the wheels forum where some suggested putting it on new wheels to keep them nice.
I'm considering doing this if for no other reason to keep the polished lip looking good on the wheels I just ordered.

My question is, this is a 20oz tube. Is this enough to do the whole car and wheels?

Anyone use this stuff and have any input on it? I've watched a few youtube clips on it, but nobody says how much is needed for a whole car. I'm thinking one tube should do it...

For $68 shipped it seems reasonable.
__________________
Looks: 04 Genuine GM SAP kit (Hood, grills, spoiler), 05/06 bumper w/ YJ insert, JHP steering wheel
Performance: P/P 243 heads, 5 angle VJ, Milled .010, Comp 921's, LS6 valves, LS7 lifters, TR 224/224 111 lsa cam, Comp trunion upgrade, SLP LT's & catted mids, Magnaflow CB, LPE intake, SLP MAF, SLP oil pump, JP double roller chain, MSD
Driveline: 3.92's, Harrop diff cover, DSS axles, GMM, LS7 clutch, GForce 1pc DS, Beyern Rapp on 275/35/18
Audio: Pioneer X940BT, Diamond Audio

401hp/387tq
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-14-2013, 05:30 AM   #2
Hockeyman
"I wish Cotton was a Monkey!"
 
Hockeyman's Avatar
 
2006 GTO Owner

Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Far NE Phila.
Posts: 4,360
Premium Member


Offline
Contact Slammin86. He's used it many of times.

Check out his replies here: http://www.ls1gto.com/forums/showthread.php?t=439934
__________________
☠ Born & Raised! ☠
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-14-2013, 05:34 AM   #3
Maiden69
Militante
 
Maiden69's Avatar
 
2004 GTO Owner

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 1,070


Offline
I have it. Read the instructions before you use it. Especially the red lettering
http://www.autogeek.net/optimum-opti-coat.html

And it is only 20cc, not oz. That is about .7 oz. And yes, if you use it correctly it should last for at least a few cars. Slammin86 is the "expert" here on it, so far all I have used it for have been my new wheels, and about to coat my wifes car headlights that are yellowing again.
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-14-2013, 05:38 AM   #4
DSMinVA
Resident electronics hacker
 
DSMinVA's Avatar
 
2004 GTO Owner

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 803
Premium Member


Offline
Yeah what am I thinking, a bottle of soda isn'teven 20oz LOL
Sorry I've had the flu the past few days.

Thanks for the heads up, maybe Slammin can comment. Good to know it will do a few cars.
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-14-2013, 05:40 AM   #5
02blackbullet
That'll buff out...
 
02blackbullet's Avatar
 
2006 GTO Owner

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Orange Park, FL
Posts: 222


Offline
LoL, I was about to say...20...OZ?! I bet that set you back a bit.

Yeah, it would be plenty to cover the car as well as the wheels...and then some. You barely want to see OC on the paint/wheel when applying. Just enough to see a light "film" for lack of a better term. (Edit: Yes, you can use OC on polished wheels. I've done it a few times).

Make sure everything is stupid clean and to knock down any high spots that don't flash at the same time as everywhere else.

Good luck!
__________________
2006 GTO - IBM/Black 6 Speed
Kooks Stepped Headers, Magnaflow Catback, HMS Poly Motor Mounts, Revshift Transmount Insert, ESP Bushing Kit, AMW Catch Can, Svede OTR Intake, Pedders 0" Drop Springs, Drag Bags, JL Audio Amps, Focal Mids/Highs, Side Sub Box, Pioneer AVH-P8400BH, Gentex 40A Rearview Morror, ECU Relocate, Raptor Shift Light, AI 232cc Heads, Custom Cam, Ported Fast 102mm Intake, NW 102mm TB, Powerbond UD Pulley, DMH Low-Pro Cutouts, Speed Hut Gauges w/ Pillar and Gator Pod

Last edited by 02blackbullet; 03-14-2013 at 05:45 AM.
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-14-2013, 05:47 AM   #6
VT05ls2goat
Registered User
 
VT05ls2goat's Avatar
 
2005 GTO Owner

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Randolph, NJ
Posts: 1,633


Offline
For the best results you'll want to take your wheels off, use Sonax to clean them inside and out, do an IPA wipe down, dry rag wipe down, and then apply the coat to the spokes and barrels. Don't skimp out and just do the spokes.
__________________
2005 CGM M6 APS TT, Tuned by CSP

2006 Black C6 Z06 A&A blown by Vette Doctors

1970 Jeep Gladiator 5.3 and a BW S475 in the works

Build thread: http://www.ls1gto.com/forums/showthr...113&highlight=

  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-14-2013, 05:52 AM   #7
DSMinVA
Resident electronics hacker
 
DSMinVA's Avatar
 
2004 GTO Owner

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 803
Premium Member


Offline
Wheels are not even here yet, being shipped. No better time then while brand new.
This is the whole reason for me looking into this. Its just a bonus that I can do the whole car too. Yellow gets the black streaks that Hockeyman talked about in his thread. I had to claybar the car to get it looking right again. What sux is I spent a week detailing the car last month. I guess I need to figure out how to strip off all the wax now.
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-14-2013, 05:57 AM   #8
02blackbullet
That'll buff out...
 
02blackbullet's Avatar
 
2006 GTO Owner

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Orange Park, FL
Posts: 222


Offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by DSMinVA...View Post
I guess I need to figure out how to strip off all the wax now.

That's easy. I use 3oz Chemical Guys Citrus Wash & Gloss in a foam cannon with 3oz of APC and the rest, hot water. Hose it down, let it sit for about 4-5 minutes and wash everything off. Then wash with two bucket method as usual.

You can do basically the same thing in a bucket if you don't have the super fun soap/product/money waster foam cannon.
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-14-2013, 06:08 AM   #9
slammin86
...brah
 
slammin86's Avatar
 
2004 GTO Owner

Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Rogersville MO
Posts: 8,259


Offline
The "small" tube will do the car several times. I am on my second tube. One tube will go a long long way. Just make sure the surface is clean and contaminant free before applying.

So far this has held up great on everything including wheels and headlights. DO NOT use it on the windshield if you plan to use windshield wipers. I learned this the hard way on my civic.

When you apply it you use a very small amount and put it on thin. You should get the hang of it pretty quickly.

I found that the foam applicator pad micromarred my black paint, but on the red civic and the red camry nothing was noticed. I used a microfiber pad on the GTO which soaked up a little more product.

If you have any specific questions I can try to help you.
__________________
04 M6 GTO
Mods: HP Tuners
SD tuned by me
10.9 @ 132 w/ 1.8 60 HAHALOL

99 Civic SI
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-14-2013, 01:42 PM   #10
BMR Suspension
Senior Member
 
BMR Suspension's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Thonotosassa, FL
Posts: 1,333


Offline
I've heard a lot of good things about this and seen some good results. There are some shops applying similar-style products to show cars, but this idea hasn't taken on wings yet. Not sure why.
__________________
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-14-2013, 01:56 PM   #11
mistermike
10-4
 
mistermike's Avatar
 
2004 GTO Owner

Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Cleveland
Posts: 20,772
GKPW52

Offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by slammin86...View Post
My "small" tube will do the jar several times.

Brah...
__________________
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h306/MikeStainlessWorks/SigPicAniSm.gif
World's First Twin Screw Pontiac GTO

Blown H/C 408 and other stuff. Billet tires. Plasti Dip tints. Stage 3 keyboard. /////.
2008 HHR SS tweaked
2003 CTS w/ dead hooker in spacious trunk
fquick
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-23-2013, 10:29 PM   #12
DSMinVA
Resident electronics hacker
 
DSMinVA's Avatar
 
2004 GTO Owner

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 803
Premium Member


Offline
New wheels... be here tuesday. Apply before or after mounting the tires??
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-23-2013, 10:36 PM   #13
Smitty#131
06 Gto
 
2006 GTO Owner

Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Va Beach
Posts: 23


Offline
This stuff looks good..
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-24-2013, 05:21 AM   #14
slammin86
...brah
 
slammin86's Avatar
 
2004 GTO Owner

Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Rogersville MO
Posts: 8,259


Offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by DSMinVA...View Post
New wheels... be here tuesday. Apply before or after mounting the tires??

After.

Do a good ipa wipedown first.
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-24-2013, 05:28 PM   #15
DSMinVA
Resident electronics hacker
 
DSMinVA's Avatar
 
2004 GTO Owner

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 803
Premium Member


Offline
Thanks brah
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-25-2013, 08:00 AM   #16
Hugemoose2005
Registered User
 
Hugemoose2005's Avatar
 
2005 GTO Owner

Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Bensalem, PA
Posts: 334


Offline
Might be a stoopid question, but is this stuff safe on chrome? I picked up very clean tsw nogaros this weekend and since chrome can be high maintenance I thought this may be good protection.

And another noob question, do you apply any wax over this? I would think with this on the car you don't get that depth you do with a good wax and polish.
__________________
2005 PBM M6 Red interior GTO
-CNC ported LS6 heads
-HPE-C cam
-SLP Under-drive pulley
-Stage 2 ported intake and TB
-Insulated Vararam
-Gforce stage 2 anti-hop axles
-ARH 1 7/8 Long tubes and high flow cats
-custom exhaust with x-pipe and 3" powersticks
-GMM race shifter
-Pedders street 1 bushings
-Monster stage 3 clutch and classic hardline
-3.91s, Diff technics diff, Gforce stubs
-370mm Lovells rear springs

455RWHP/411RWTQ
1/4 mile = embarrassing @ 116mph
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-25-2013, 09:21 AM   #17
slammin86
...brah
 
slammin86's Avatar
 
2004 GTO Owner

Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Rogersville MO
Posts: 8,259


Offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hugemoose2005...View Post
Might be a stoopid question, but is this stuff safe on chrome? I picked up very clean tsw nogaros this weekend and since chrome can be high maintenance I thought this may be good protection.

And another noob question, do you apply any wax over this? I would think with this on the car you don't get that depth you do with a good wax and polish.

Chrome shouldn't be an issue. Just make sure whatever surface is clean and contaminant free.

You can apply product over it BUT there really is no need to. Keep in mind that opticoat creates a very slick surface that resists things sticking from it. It has been said that this also shortens the life of something that you apply on top of it. Chances are after you see it on your car you will not want to try to top it anyway.
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-25-2013, 10:22 AM   #18
Hugemoose2005
Registered User
 
Hugemoose2005's Avatar
 
2005 GTO Owner

Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Bensalem, PA
Posts: 334


Offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by slammin86...View Post
Chrome shouldn't be an issue. Just make sure whatever surface is clean and contaminant free.

You can apply product over it BUT there really is no need to. Keep in mind that opticoat creates a very slick surface that resists things sticking from it. It has been said that this also shortens the life of something that you apply on top of it. Chances are after you see it on your car you will not want to try to top it anyway.

Good to know, thanks. I don't want to smurf up nice chrome wheels because i don't wash them enough. This may be a good investment. Or i could just plastidip them..........

As for the whole car, that'll have to wait; she need paint first.
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-25-2013, 11:12 AM   #19
DSMinVA
Resident electronics hacker
 
DSMinVA's Avatar
 
2004 GTO Owner

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 803
Premium Member


Offline
I paid about $60-65 for a tube. Others have stated its more than enough to do an entire car AND wheels. FYI.

I bought it mainly for the wheels, but plan to do the whole car also.
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-25-2013, 03:56 PM   #20
slammin86
...brah
 
slammin86's Avatar
 
2004 GTO Owner

Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Rogersville MO
Posts: 8,259


Offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by DSMinVA...View Post
I paid about $60-65 for a tube. Others have stated its more than enough to do an entire car AND wheels. FYI.

I bought it mainly for the wheels, but plan to do the whole car also.

Two full coats on 4 cars and wheels brah.
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-25-2013, 05:02 PM   #21
DSMinVA
Resident electronics hacker
 
DSMinVA's Avatar
 
2004 GTO Owner

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 803
Premium Member


Offline
Should the car have 2 coats done back to back or are you talking about a 2nd application later down the road?
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2013, 06:00 AM   #22
VT05ls2goat
Registered User
 
VT05ls2goat's Avatar
 
2005 GTO Owner

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Randolph, NJ
Posts: 1,633


Offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by DSMinVA...View Post
Should the car have 2 coats done back to back or are you talking about a 2nd application later down the road?

If you'd like to do more than one coat, you should coat, 24 hour cure time, 2nd coat. You want to do the second coat while the paint is still perfectly clean.
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2013, 09:32 AM   #23
slammin86
...brah
 
slammin86's Avatar
 
2004 GTO Owner

Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Rogersville MO
Posts: 8,259


Offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by DSMinVA...View Post
Should the car have 2 coats done back to back or are you talking about a 2nd application later down the road?

Based on my reading 2 coats back to back is fine. Thats what I have done.
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2013, 09:48 AM   #24
Spooky_pitboss
F Wisconsin weather in the A
 
Spooky_pitboss's Avatar
 
2004 GTO Owner

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Milwaukee
Posts: 3,617


Offline
Send a message via AIM to Spooky_pitboss
Anyone got any shine-demonstrating Opticoat 2.0 GTO pics?
__________________
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2013, 10:32 AM   #25
slammin86
...brah
 
slammin86's Avatar
 
2004 GTO Owner

Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Rogersville MO
Posts: 8,259


Offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spooky_pitboss...View Post
Anyone got any shine-demonstrating Opticoat 2.0 GTO pics?

Yes I have 1000000000000's. Do a search noob.
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2013, 10:42 AM   #26
Spooky_pitboss
F Wisconsin weather in the A
 
Spooky_pitboss's Avatar
 
2004 GTO Owner

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Milwaukee
Posts: 3,617


Offline
Send a message via AIM to Spooky_pitboss
Quote:
Originally Posted by slammin86...View Post
Yes I have 1000000000000's. Do a search noob.

All i can find in a search is your damned car.... Looks great!
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the LS1GTO.com Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:53 PM.




Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2003-2008, LS1GTO.com
Site Banner Design 2005-2007, Cylosoft

LS1GTO.com is not affiliated with General Motors Corp.