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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 Hurricane Florence!Tesla Model 3s are invading the Raleigh, North Carolina area. Opti Coat Pro service for 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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2017 Winter Opti Coat Pro – Macan S, Subaru BRZ, Jeep Cherokee

2017 Winter Opti Coat Pro – Macan S, Subaru BRZ, Jeep Cherokee

2017 Winter Opti Coat Pro – Macan S, Subaru BRZ, Jeep Cherokee

Happy Holidays from Liquid Finish! Despite the cold and wintry weather, here are a few updates to some recent ceramic coating services!

Opti Coat Pro & Opti Glass Pro applied to a metallic new Lava Grey Macan S

Opti Coat Pro applied to a 2013 Subaru BRZ World Rally Blue & new Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Metallic Black.

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 cutting edge technology!

-Brandon, Madman.

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Optimization Training: Opti Coat Training Two Day Event

Optimization Training: Opti Coat Training Two Day Event

Opti Coat Training – “Optimization Training”

Recently completed a two day Optimum “Optimization Training” or as I call it “Opti Coat Training”. I’ve always been a gigantic fan of Optimum No Rinse, Hyper Polish, and Optimum Car Wax. Optimum Car Care‘s philosophy has been to make revolutionary, efficient, and progressive products. It’s making detailing easier, far more efficient, and profitable. So what is Optimization training?

The Basics

What: Certified Training by Optimum Polymer Technologies

Where: 4130 Senator St, Memphis, TN at the “Mothership”

Who: For all inquiring vehicle care individuals looking to advance their knowledge, skill, and “detailing” mindsets. Operated by IDA Trainers, Optimum Product/Regional Representatives, and the entire crew at Optimum Polymer Technologies

How: Two days of training starting from 8am to 10pm. Sign up by emailing info@opticoat.com. Cost is $1500, includes three hotel nights, beverages, and meals. Individuals get a $500 product credit to future orders.

Why: To be a certified Opti Coat installer requires proper training and understanding the entire “Optimum Synergy” system.

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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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Audi R8 Phantom Black Paint Correction

Audi R8 Phantom Black Paint Correction

Audi R8 Phantom Black V10 Paint Correction

Multi day paint correction car detail for a beautiful Audi R8 Phantom Black V10. Huge amount of dealership wash swirls, towel marks, and incorrect buffing procedures on the paint. Some areas were easily corrected with Meguiars MF Finish Pad & M205 Polish, however a ton of random isolated deep scratches on the rear fenders, hood, and rear trunk lid area. Most sharp curvy areas such as the front slitter and rear splitter were done by hand with HD Express. Vehicle was close to perfect and was restored back to proper like new condition.

Enjoy the Facebook Album commentary, this was a fun project and one of the few black metallic paints I enjoy working on
Brandon Woo

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1199 Panigale 1200 Multistrada Ducati Paint Correction

1199 Panigale 1200 Multistrada Ducati Paint Correction

1199 Panigale 1200 Multistrada Ducati Paint Correction Detail

Fun paint correction for two beautiful red motorcycles: Ducati 1199 Panigale and Multistrada 1200 for paint correction. Both bikes were plagued with minor swirling, machine hologramming, and severe scratching in some areas. Tried my best to deal with the extreme angles in various painted areas, thank goodness for my new Rupes LHR75E Mini E Random Orbital Polisher which demolished many of the defects. Metal surfaces read from 150-180 microns, pretty darn decent and on the hardness scale medium. Plastic surfaces I tapered back while still being aggressive with the paint defects. Most of the plastic panels were very fragile depending on mounting point, easily scratched if wiped in the wrong way. Pictures were OK due to outdoor subzero temperatures and trying to capture defects in red paint. Fun time progressing through Ducati paint correction, just note the amount of time is comparable to a full size sedan per bike and your hands will be cut like no other on the cleaning phase.

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2015 Corvette Z06 BLACK PAINT PROTECTION FILM & Optimum GLOSS COAT

2015 Corvette Z06 BLACK PAINT PROTECTION FILM & Optimum GLOSS COAT

CORVETTE Z06 Black Xpel Paint Protection Film & OPTIMUM GLOSS COAT

Beautiful 2015 Black Corvette Z06 booked for a special detail involving full body Xpel paint protection film similar to our Laguna Blue Stingray Install. On top of the film was installation of Optimum Gloss Coat for a balance of shine & easy maintenance. Full paint protection film installation of XPel from TintedImage.com, the only Raleigh based factory trained XPel installers in the area. Day one included full decontamination, polishing, and intensive crevice cleaning for proper film adhesion. I found three spots with DA sanding marks that were eliminated easily with the Meguiars DA Microfiber system. Hendrick Auto Guard was installed prior to delivery, a ton of residue on the panels as well as faint swirling all over the paint. Claybar definitely set a super clean base for polishing and film installation. After film was installed (with great patience), all surfaces and edges were properly cleansed for application of Optimum Gloss Coating. One unique detail that included proper paint protection, a ton of custom templates for various aerodynamic splitters, and easy glossy protection. This Corvette Z06 was a tough one, all due to the black paint and extremely long panels. 

Brandon Woo

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2015 Corvette Z06 Blade Silver Gloss Coat

2015 Corvette Z06 Blade Silver Gloss Coat

2015 Corvette Z06 Blade Silver Gloss Coat

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Beautiful new Z06 in for a special car coating treatment. After a safe rinseless optimum wash, claybar treatment revealed minor embedded dirt as well as minor adhesive residue leftover. I did find some minor marks, most near the door handles and the rear spoiler. Paint & wheels were polished with Optimum hyper polish blue, then thorough wipe down inspection. Gloss Coat was applied on day one. Our luck is awesome, it was raining on day two for the final checks and trim protection treatments. Beautiful silver with metallic spectra grey wheels. Beware the shiny beast!

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