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Opticoat and/or Xpel??

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by dpodoll, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. dpodoll

    dpodoll Member

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    Thinking about Opticoat (whole car) and Zpel wrap (full front). Does this make sense, and which goes on first? Mahalo
     
  2. Gr8pursuit

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    Wrap first then Opticoat on top.
     
  3. commasign

    commasign Active Member

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    Paint correction/polish, then Xpel, then Opticoat. Ideally find a detailer that can do all 3 for you.
     
  4. Glitch

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    Opticoat on xpel is waste of money and has no use. The Xpel is self healing thus adding optician will close the wrap.
     
  5. HebrHmr

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    From my research, XPEL provides largely a physical protection while Opticoat provides chemical. Opticoat on top of xpel will help protect the wrap from discoloration/etching from chemical threats. It will also make it easier to clean and alleviate some of the "matte appearance" concerns people have with clear wraps. I read a lot on various other car forums as well and I intend to do full front or full xpel wrap followed by opticoat/22PLE or one of the other sealants.
     
  6. commasign

    commasign Active Member

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    You definitely need a sealant on top of the Xpel. Most people get Opticoat, but Xpel makes a sealant as well.
     

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