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    What Would You Do?

    Hi All. Been away (from posting - still read almost everyday) for a while but now that the weather is (hopefully) more accommodating will be getting back into it. Assuming my back and leg cooperate.

    Buddy of mine from work just picked up this. As the title says, what would you do? Think I know what I want to do (Essence + Opti Gloss Coat) but am willing to be convinced otherwise.

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    Re: What Would You Do?

    cosmic v2 + wulfenite if its non metallic
    if metallic then + high gloss or zirkon instead

    glad to see you posting!


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    Re: What Would You Do?

    OMG I would give a kidney or whatever other organ you can relatively live without in comfort for one of those. Is stealing it not an option? lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaydiantDetail View Post
    OMG I would give a kidney or whatever other organ you can relatively live without in comfort for one of those. Is stealing it not an option? lol
    I know right....maybe one day I can afford a used one!


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    Re: What Would You Do?

    I agree on the PA Cosmic V2. I feel a car like this just needs something more than gloss coat. Not that gloss coat is not a great product, it`s just that`s a GT4 and it screams put PA Cosmic V2 on me. Its German and she is German. How can you go wrong. lol
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    Re: What Would You Do?

    It is a 2016 with 2800 miles and went for MORE than MSRP!!!

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    Mike I`ll let you use my PA Centurion if you`d like....it`d only take about 12 drops to do that entire car...but its not a coating

    you can borrow esclate for after the finishing stage too


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    Re: What Would You Do?

    What 512 said, let the angels do the work...
    Anything in life worth doing is worth over doing, moderation is for cowards
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    Re: What Would You Do?

    Quote Originally Posted by mjlinane View Post
    It is a 2016 with 2800 miles and went for MORE than MSRP!!!
    I believe that as I think its just a limited production for the MY2016`s around 2500 total world wide for the 981 models.
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    Re: What Would You Do?

    Owner wants a coating. My rationale on Essence + Gloss Coat:

    1) I`ve used that combo before and like the look
    2) He is going to track it and the OPT coatings I`ve used on his other cars have withstood that pretty well
    2) Topping with OptiSeal monthly or so has proved to be a successful strategy on my Lexus. Need to make it so the owner can maintain it.

    I`m told there is a fair bit of Xpel (not seen it in person yet).
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    Re: What Would You Do?

    Quote Originally Posted by mjlinane View Post
    Owner wants a coating. My rationale on Essence + Gloss Coat:

    1) I`ve used that combo before and like the look
    2) He is going to track it and the OPT coatings I`ve used on his other cars have withstood that pretty well
    2) Topping with OptiSeal monthly or so has proved to be a successful strategy on my Lexus. Need to make it so the owner can maintain it.

    I`m told there is a fair bit of Xpel (not seen it in person yet).
    let me know if you need any Essence+ then


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    Hi mIke

    Welcome home!
    Formerly the "Best Detailer", now just Super Wax Waster Man. Not necessarily tactful, but normally right. It`s good to be da King !!!
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    Re: What Would You Do?

    Only other option I can think of that is similarly simple and works well would be Gteching CSL then topping monthly with C2V3. But I would say your comfort with GlossCoat probably trumps CSL`s higher durability (if it is more durable every one has varying opinions on such thinks). I have used CSL and love how its holding up with only washes every 2-4 weeks and only been topped with C2V3 once last month and I have not noticed any drop off in protection (beading) in 6 months. Winter shall be the big test to see how it preforms.
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    Re: What Would You Do?

    Quote Originally Posted by mjlinane View Post
    Owner wants a coating. My rationale on Essence + Gloss Coat:

    1) I`ve used that combo before and like the look
    2) He is going to track it and the OPT coatings I`ve used on his other cars have withstood that pretty well
    2) Topping with OptiSeal monthly or so has proved to be a successful strategy on my Lexus. Need to make it so the owner can maintain it.

    I`m told there is a fair bit of Xpel (not seen it in person yet).
    Hopefully the paint was corrected prior to the application of the Xpel in those areas! Ive seen a few that weren`t that I worked on and it sucks because you can`t do anything about it unless they want to pay to have it removed, corrected, and reapplied.
    I agree its definitely a nice combo - Ive used essence and gloss coat on a clients lexus which had a clear bra (not sure if it was xpel) and it worked quite nicely but sadly it fell into the "not corrected before Xpel application bucket" and you could still see the swirls under the areas I could not correct.
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    Re: What Would You Do?

    Either way whatever you decide I am looking forward to those after pics!
    The GT4 is hands down one of my favorite cars I would love to own one day. That or a GT3. I really want to own a NA Porsche at some point in my lifetime and will probably have to pay an arm and a leg by the time I can afford it.
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