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Opticoat Pro+Xpel Ultimate vs. Xpel Ultimate Can U Tell the Difference?

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by outdoors, Jul 15, 2018.

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Which model has Opticoat Pro applied?

  1. S

    61.5%
  2. 3

    38.5%
  1. outdoors

    outdoors Supporting Member

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    Both cars have Xpel Ultimate full body wrap which I love! Thanks @XPEL

    S has 40k miles
    3 has 13k miles

    One car has just had Opticoat Pro applied a couple weeks ago. Can you tell which one has the Opticoat Pro?

    Both cars washed with Optimum No Rise(ONR)
    Optimum No Rinse Wash & Shine

    Both cars final detailed with Optimum Instant Detailer
    Optimum Instant Detailer & Gloss Enhancer

    I know that just by looks is not the only way to measure Opticoat performance. Lack of dirt accumulation. Almost no drying or water spots. I was once a sceptic of ceramic coatings in addition to Xpel, but I am now a believer.

    * Model 3 thread was chosen. Had to pick one to post in.

    Opti2.jpg Opti3.jpg Opti4.jpg Opti5.jpg Opti5 (1).jpg
     
  2. trunkmonkey

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    Hard to tell as they both look fantastic.

    But give those tires some love!
     
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  3. outdoors

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    I hear you. We live on dirt roads. I usually wait till I am off them then apply. By the time I am back home they have lost the gloss/sheen and attract less dirt. Coat them first, then I have dirt coated tires.
     
  4. outdoors

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    Well it was the Model 3 that has the Opticoat. I have a hard time telling the difference. Add any type of glossing agent and it is really hard to tell. To me it is about how long the car stays clean and the easier washing compared to just the Xpel on the S.
     
  5. roguenode

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    Has the Opticoat made enough of a difference in how long the car stays clean and how easy it is to clean to be worth the $$$? Asking as someone who also lives on a dirt road. :)
     
  6. outdoors

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    @roguenode

    I would say double the time in staying clean looking on wetter days. As the water rolls off with the dirt. Leaving very few or any spots. Dry or dusty days almost quadruple the time staying clean. The dirt doesn't bond with the car and is easily car dusted off.

    Living on dirt roads really makes the rockers and wheel wells on the S and 3 look like crap. So sometimes I can just get away with washing those and never have to touch the rest.

    So bottom line. It is pricey. Will not probably do it on the S as I might Autoflex Dip the car in another year or so. On the 3 yes it is nice. Minimum do the PPF. I think it keeps cars looking as close to new if you keep it up nice.
     
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  7. roguenode

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    It's very dry where I am at, so almost quadruple time staying clean is great. This makes the decision easier for me, thanks!
     

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