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Opticoat AND Solar guard?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by cragginshred, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. Jul 14, 2017 at 6:33 PM
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    cragginshred

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    The local 4x4 shop uses a film called Soalrgaurd, they would only cover high impact areas like 2" of the hood front bumper ect. They said to then use a local detailer who uses 'Opticoat' ...it has a 4 year warranty and is mainly a paint protector from the sun and allows stuff to buff out easier.

    I just don't know if I need both?? The Opticoat has a 5 year warranty and is $1,000

    Thoughts?

    Don
     
  2. Jul 15, 2017 at 9:50 AM
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    I take it solarguard is similar to a 3m bra? If so, i know a few people who have put it on vehicles to protect from rock chips. But UV protection? I say skip...much cheaper to do Sealant/wax to keep the truck clean
     
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    FWIW, I have xpel installed on my wife's car since she does a majority of hwy driving and its been awesome again rock chips, self healing in the sun is great.
     
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    I use a bit of cheap spray wax once every few months. When it gets chipped or scratched I use some touch up paint on it if it is deep. I spend maybe $10 a year. What do you want?
     
  6. Jul 15, 2017 at 10:12 AM
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    the question is both or just the opticoat. I want max UV protection and chip/scratch protection too
     
  7. Jul 15, 2017 at 10:19 AM
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    Depends if you are capable of doing some of the detailing yourself or you prefer to pay someone do it for you. If you have $1000 to spend on that, its your truck i say knock yourself out. My personally, i prefer to work on my cars myself. Collinite 845 and jetseal work wonders.
     

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