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October Update: Metallic Silver Model 3s & Beautiful Blue Camaro SS Opti Coat Pro

October Update: Metallic Silver Model 3s & Beautiful Blue Camaro SS Opti Coat Pro

OCTOBER UPDATE: Metallic Silver Model 3s & Beautiful Blue Camaro SS Opti Coat Pro

We survived horrible weather blown over by Hurricane Florence! Tesla Model 3s are invading the Raleigh, North Carolina area. Opti Coat Pro service are two rare metallic silver Model 3s with black and white interiors. Metallic silver on ultra white is a beautiful combo, and will sadly be hard to find in the future. Normal pigtails, scratches, and paint defects were prevalent despite being one of the easier colors to prepare via Paint Correction

Also up for documentation is a Hyper Blue Camaro SS with Opti Coat Pro, always fun working on a non standard paint color!

As part of the Opti Coat Pro service an inspection wash includes complimentary education session to cover how to maintain your coating. Microfibers, chemicals, tools, wash styles, any manner of car care is covered.

Wheel faces, lenses, paint, and chrome were covered with one step Optimum Opti Coat Pro system. Opti Coat Pro comes with a 5 year warranty (paint failure) along with hydrophobic, easy to clean, marring, scratch, and acid resistance.

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September Update: Porsche Macans and Audi A4 Opti Coat Pro

September Update: Porsche Macans and Audi A4 Opti Coat Pro

September Update: Porsche Macans and Audi A4 Opti Coat Pro

First up is a pretty Macan GTS Carmine Red with 2000 miles and quite a fair amount of damage from the dealership. 3M Pro Series PPF and 3M window film installation from our friends at Custom Tint Inc. Stage 1 Paint Correction was performed, trim coating installation, and Opti Coat Pro installed for longevity!

Second Porsche Macan Agate Grey with 25 000 Miles, yet another Stage 1 Paint Correction was performed, trim coating installation, paint touch up in some areas, and Opti Coat Pro installed for protection.

Finally new 2018 Audi A4 Monsoon Grey was installed with Opti Coat Pro and had minimal paint defects thankfully.

As part of the Opti Coat Pro service an inspection wash includes complimentary education session to cover how to maintain your coating. Microfibers, chemicals, tools, wash styles, any manner of car care is covered. 

Wheel faces, lenses, paint, and chrome were covered with one step Optimum Opti Coat Pro system. Opti Coat Pro comes with a 5 year warranty along with hydrophobic, easy to clean, marring, scratch, and acid resistance. 

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August Update: VW Golf R, GMC Dually & Chevy Silverado Truck Coating

August Update: VW Golf R, GMC Dually & Chevy Silverado Truck Coating

August Update: Lexus LS500 F Sport Opti Coat Pro

One special VW Golf R White New Car Preparation package with easy to clean and outstanding protection. 3M Pro Series PPF and 3M window film installation from our friends at Custom Tint Inc. Two gigantic trucks for heavy duty protection against daily usage. Mark my words these vehicles destroy me every time with their size.

As part of the Opti Coat Pro service an inspection wash includes complimentary education session to cover how to maintain your coating. Microfibers, chemicals, tools, wash styles, any manner of car care is covered. 

Wheel faces, lenses, paint, and chrome were covered with one step Optimum Opti Coat Pro system. Opti Coat Pro comes with a 5 year warranty along with hydrophobic, easy to clean, marring, scratch, and acid resistance. Click below for more photos and Facebook Album walk though of the full process.

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Tesla Model 3 – Opti Coat Pro Plus New Car Treatment

Tesla Model 3 – Opti Coat Pro Plus New Car Treatment

Tesla Model 3 – Opti Coat Pro Plus New Car Treatment

Multi Coat Red Tesla Model 3 with Opti Coat Pro Plus new car detail and paint correction. Paint inspection revealed multiple paint flaws (improper buffing, sanding marks, isolated scratching) and severe contamination from the factory. A total of 5 paint correction hours were performed to enhance the paint and repair damage to optimal shape.

As part of the Opti Coat Pro Plus service an inspection wash includes complimentary education session to cover how to maintain your coating. Microfibers, chemicals, tools, wash styles, any manner of car care is covered. 

Wheel faces, lenses, paint, and chrome were covered with two step Optimum Opti Coat Pro Plus system. Opti Coat Pro Plus comes with a 7 year warranty along with hydrophobic, easy to clean, marring, scratch, and acid resistance. Click below for more photos and Facebook Album walkthough of the full process. Read more →

April / May Update: M3 Restoration, Opti Coat Pro 911 / Kia Sorento

April / May Update: M3 Restoration, Opti Coat Pro 911 / Kia Sorento

April / May Update: M3 Level Restoration, Opti Coat Pro 911 / Kia

Some recent updates to April & May.

M3 Level 3 Restoration – Huge swirl reduction for a 2016 M3 F80 from up North. Mediocre Pickup Photos.

Kia Sorento New Car Detail & Opti Coat Pro Installation

911 991 Turbo Porsche – This vehicle had some definite wear after 44K and 3 years of usage. Paint Corrected for 8 Hours, Opti Coat Pro applied, and trim restored with CarPro DLux.

As part of the Opti Coat Pro service an inspection wash includes complimentary education session to cover how to maintain your coating. Microfibers, chemicals, tools, wash styles, any manner of car care is covered. 

Wheel faces, lenses, paint, and chrome were covered with a Optimum Opti Coat Pro. OCP comes with a 5 year warranty along with marring, scratch, and acid resistance. Click below for more photos and Facebook Albums going into the full process.

Thank you to all my customers for the privilege of making your vehicles beautiful with nutty fun!

  • Brandon, Madman.

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Honda Ridgeline – Opti Coat Pro New Car Coating

Honda Ridgeline – Opti Coat Pro New Car Coating

Honda Ridgeline – New Car Opti Coat Pro

Beautiful new Honda Ridgeline with Modern Steel Paint in for new car treatment with Optimum Opti Coat Pro! Minor isolated scratching on a few panels. Wheel faces, lenses, paint, and chrome were covered with a Optimum Opti Coat Pro. OCP comes with a 5 year warranty and provides silly marring, scratch, and acid resistance! Here goes the madness. Click for more photos and Facebook Album going into the full process.

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Top Amazon.com Car Microfiber

Top Amazon.com Car Microfiber

Top Amazon.com Car Microfiber

Looking for the best Amazon.com Car Microfiber? Amazon.com offers a huge variety of car microfibers. As a car fanatic you want microfibers that are ulta soft, durable, high quality, absorbent, streak free, scratch free, and at an afforable price. I personally love TheRagCompany for their quality, value, and direct sourcing. Order all the following via Amazon Prime and get a taste for proper quality. Most brands such as Chemical Guys, Carrand, ZWipes, Viking, & many brands all use lower grade towels that initially start off soft however taper off in durability and quality. Use the proper microfiber care: proper detergent, mixing, temperature, and drying system. 

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Liquid Finish – Optimum Car Care Products

Optimum Polymer Technologies – Detailing Chemicals

Wondering what the best starter detailing product line for your vehicle to maintain the shine and condition after a fresh detail? Optimum Car Care is my choice since it straddles the boutique, professional, and enthusiast detailer market. Innovative, easy to use, efficient, and cost effective are the hallmarks of this brand.  These are all available with Amazon Prime!

 

Optimum No Rinse Wash & Shine – the only way to safely wash your car! Read the No Rinse Guide. Save time, wash safely, and enjoy cleaning your car.

Try Wash & Wax version

 

Optimum Car Wash Soap – traditional high foam car wash for wheels or body, super long foam suds with ultra lubricity.

 

Opti Clean – use for any dust or light dirt. daily or weekly maintenance after a drive or light rain sprinkle

 

Instant Detailer & Gloss Enhancer – make your paint, glass, or surfaces slick and glossy to restore your paint protection.

 

Power Clean – super safe all purpose cleaner for literally any surface, includes exterior or interior surfaces. Use for bugs, leather, or paint issues.

Opti Bond – great adjustable tire shine for that dark and wet look, water based for that clean durable apperance.

 

 

Opti Seal – easiest sealant that air dries off a vehicle, apply during washing or after a wash for protection

Optimum Car Wax – the only spray wax in the world to add UV to your paint system and offers a slick surface

Liquid Finish – On the Optimum Synergy Podcast!

Liquid Finish – On the Optimum Synergy Podcast!

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Tesla P90D Warm Silver Coating Treatment

Tesla P90D Warm Silver Coating Treatment

Tesla P90D Warm Silver Coating Treatment

Pristine new Tesla P90D Warm Silver new car coating treatment. Not many before pictures of this ludicrous vehicle. After Optimum No Rinse *& claybar, I noticed significant fall out contamination on the hood that required 3D BDX to dissolve. Polish with Hyper Polish, then usual checks before a double coating off Gloss Coat on paint/lenses/wheels. Tires recleaned for a proper water based Hyper Dressing, CarPro Perl on the Trim. Optimum Clean & Protect on the windows for durable repellancy. Wheels were done with a Coating Treatment which involved deep cleaning, polishing, and prepping the wheels with a special agent.

Brandon – Madman Detailer

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