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Hi,

After following the threads concerning the red color 899s not having a clear coat to protect the longevity of the paintwork I have undertaken a research task to find out the best and most cost efficient way to neutralise this issue. After speaking with some professionals and trawling car forums I have found that an application of gtechniq C1 is the way to go. I live in Sydney, Australia and there is a company called Ozicozi who specialise in premium automotive paint protection for high end car dealers/importers. They are quoting $295 for an 899. According to gtechniq the product works at a nano level and is guaranteed for 5 years. This appears to be backed up on car forums with real world reviews stating that those claims are truthful.

Check them out:

http://gtechniq.com/main-page/

OZICOZI Stoneguard - Car bra, Paint Protection, Vinyl Wrapping - OZICOZI Stoneguard, The original Stoneguard

C1 Gloss - How long does it last [Archive] - Detailing World

Hope it helps....
 

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While my 899 is still shiny and new with only a need to correct a couple of very tiny, barely noticeable marks, I'm intending to Opticoat it and lock in its beautiful new paint. I plan to pick up some Opticoat and associated preparation accessories when I visit the UK in two weeks' time.

Because it is a permanent application I intend to start with just the area beneath the tail, where it is out of sight but subject to a lot of road dirt and maybe a bit of stray chain lube here and there too. That should be a good test of: 1) How nice I can get it to look, and 2) How well it holds up after a few blasts of road dirt and subsequent washes. (Before I commit to doing the rest of the paintwork)
 

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most important part of opticoat is not actually the polishing required prior the application but the full and meticulous removal of all oils and dirt with some sort of cleaner (usually isopropyl alcohol) before applying the Opti-Coat 2.0.

If anyone wants Opti-Coat applied to their 899 in Toronto/GTA give me a shout.

I'll do the polish and Opti-Coat for a measly $50 for 899 owners just because I love ya guys.
 

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most important part of opticoat is not actually the polishing required prior the application but the full and meticulous removal of all oils and dirt with some sort of cleaner (usually isopropyl alcohol) before applying the Opti-Coat 2.0.

If anyone wants Opti-Coat applied to their 899 in Toronto/GTA give me a shout.

I'll do the polish and Opti-Coat for a measly $50 for 899 owners just because I love ya guys.
Does the stuff play nice with Chemical Guys stuff? I use blacklight and V7. My porter cable is going no where near my Duc.
 

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Hi,

After following the threads concerning the red color 899s not having a clear coat to protect the longevity of the paintwork I have undertaken a research task to find out the best and most cost efficient way to neutralise this issue. After speaking with some professionals and trawling car forums I have found that an application of gtechniq C1 is the way to go. I live in Sydney, Australia and there is a company called Ozicozi who specialise in premium automotive paint protection for high end car dealers/importers. They are quoting $295 for an 899. According to gtechniq the product works at a nano level and is guaranteed for 5 years. This appears to be backed up on car forums with real world reviews stating that those claims are truthful.

Check them out:

Gtechniq North America - Smart Surface Science

OZICOZI Stoneguard - Car bra, Paint Protection, Vinyl Wrapping - OZICOZI Stoneguard, The original Stoneguard

C1 Gloss - How long does it last [Archive] - Detailing World

Hope it helps....


Do these guys come to you or do you need to take the bike to them??????
 

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Clear coat on Panigale

Every Ducati has the clear coat except the matte black. No need to worry guys. The stickers are applied after the coating so we are not stuck with them anymore.
 
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