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      03-19-2015, 05:29 AM   #1
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Additional coat over OptiCoat 2.0 (ceramic). Good idea or rip-off?

To those, who know: I need your suggestion whether it's worthwhile/ a good idea to put an additional "shine coat" over the ceramic OptiCoat layer?

I am treating my new 535 with the optiguard coat and the installer nags me asking if I'd like the extra shine on top. Wants $150 extra for the job.

What would you say? Wouldn't putting that extra coat discount the optiguard a bit? After all it's supposed to provide protection AND good looks. Now I'm told, that in the looks department there is room for improvement for "a little extra". On one hand I do want my car to look its best, on the other I don't want to be totally stupid and allow myself to be ripped off.

All opinions welcome. Thank you

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From everything I have read, a layer of quality wax on top of the coating will give extra shine, but it may decrease the beading/repelling qualities of the coating. I plan on topping mine once I get it coated. $150 for a coat of wax sounds a bit steep though.
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Thanks. Eventually, I opted in favor of the high gloss coat. No regrets.
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This is how it looks like, and what ceramic coat was used.
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Looks good.
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