Just placed my order yesterday for a metallic blue MS. Looking to take car straight to detailer after delivery for wash, claybar, & very light polish, then immediate OptiCoat. After that, will apply paint protection film. Finally, will apply tint on windows
1. Any recommendations / criticisms for or against & alternatives not listed below:
-Opticoat: basically another layer of liquid clear coat with great sun protection
-3M: thickest 8mm coat on market but slight orange peel after application & harder to install
-VenturShield: glossier, easier install, less stretch marks over time, more easily stained (eg bird poop)
-Xpel: new film that's self healing, less swirls
-3M Crystalline for tint
2. Opinions on Opticoat first or paint protection film first?
3. I live in North Orange County, California. Any recommendations from personal experience for specific shops that apply the above? Looking for installer who wraps the edges & not just use precuts that may leave raw edges. Better yet, prefer detailer who will take the time to remove the plastic trims / badges / rubber parts to do meticulous edge wrapping. Anyone do hybrid install: 3m for bumper / fenders, but Xpel rest of car?
-Show Car Detailing in Anaheim Hills was recommended for OptiCoat. Anyone use them?
-Ultimate Shield in city of Orange was recommended for Xpel. Anyone use them?
-Recommendations for a place to apply the 3M Crystalline?
Thanks for any input.