Hi all. I drove my brand new Porsche Macan (Agate Grey) directly from the dealer, to a highly recommended detailer for Opticoat Pro Plus application . I asked the dealer to not wash or polish the vehicle and all they did was remove the plastic for inspection. So the car was dirty and of course I was very excited to take delivery and did not notice orange peel on paint at the time. After I picked up from detailer (after Opticoat application) and seeing car in bright sun light I have notice a lot of orange peel all over the car.
Based on my research I think I already know the answer, but want to confirm with the experts here (especially since the Porsche dealer basically said the detailer must have caused this). So I ask you here, is there any circumstance where improper application or rush job/not enough time between coats, etc. on an Opticoat pro plus application could cause an orange peel effect on the finish? (NOTE: I notice no high spots, clouding or streaks as described elsewhere on the forum, just a lot of orange peel)
Assuming the answer above is NO, then a question for the detailers. Would/should prep for Opticoat Pro Plus include some polishing to reduce orange peel? I've read both polishing OR wet sanding can be used, with the latter being risky for factory finishes (and not recommended for daily drivers - which mine is). Does normal dealer prep (which I explicitly declined) do some orange peel correction??
My car looks good, don't get me wrong, I just know it would look freaking awesome without the orange peel. I find myself looking at paint as I'm walking through parking lots. I've seen plenty of BMWs and Mercedes with as bad or worse orange peel, but a Boxster (also Agate) with some, but much less than mine. However bummed that I've seen a couple of Ford Edge cars with perfect paint and no orange peel.
My detailer says 97% of Porsches have orange peel and they can remove it for $3500, but not what I was hoping to hear.
Thanks in advance.