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How to fix a scratch on Opticoat Pro+?

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I have an OptiCoat Pro+ coated car and I just spotted a scratch on the door. I realize that Pro+ cannot prevent scratches so how does one fix the scratch? On a non-coated car, a little bit of polishing with a fine compound would be one way of fixing the scratch but if I did that on a coated car, that would remove the coating, right?

 

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Indeed, the only way to move Opti Coat is via abrasion.

Your best bet is to go to your installer and have him polish and reapply Opti Coat to the area.

 

 

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funny to see Dann listed as "new to the Forum" - while not active on the OPT Forum, Dann is anything but new to Optimum.  A past pro installer, Regional Manager, and current VP of Business Development, Dann is as knowledgeable as anyone could hope for and a welcome voice here!

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Could the area be spot repaired (after polishing out the scratch) with Gloss Coat? There would be a cost involved with this considering how much you would need. 

I also imagine this would affect your warranty with the original installer. 

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if you polish the scratch you will be removing the Coating - installers will do spot repairs and there should be no effect on the warranty if the original detailer does it.   You could polish yourself and apply Gloss-Coat but that would negate your warranty.

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I took a closer look at the scratch after I washed the car yesterday and it doesn't look or feel like the scratch is in the top coat, i.e. Opti-Coat Pro+. I ran my finger lightly over it to see if I could feel the scratch but couldn't tell. So, it looks like it may be under the Opticoat layer. I guess I'll have to take it to the installer and have it looked at.

 

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