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My red 959 got the opti-coat pro plus today. I'll be picking it up tomorrow. They sent me a picture of it. I included a picture from the dealership (has a yellow hold card on the handlebar) for comparison. I'm super excited to see it in person.
 

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Bike looked beautiful after the opti-coat

Here are a bunch of pictures of my red 959 after the opti-coat. I also posted a video here:

The opti-coat was done by Metropolitan Detail in Bellevue, Washington. They charged $350 for it. The Ducati dealer dropped my 959 off at their shop. I think it looks great. I'll post information over time as I see how it lasts.
 

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Higher quality pictures that Metropolitan Detail took

I attached some higher quality pictures that Metropolitan Detail took.
 

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This stuff supposed to last forever or do you have to get it reapplied after some time? Glad to see you're protecting the finish.
 

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What exactly is the issue with the Ducati Red paint, too soft, scratches easily etc?


Is the Artic White matte paint the same, needs a protective coating?


It seems we are paying a premium price for these machines already, I'm not fully understanding why Ducati can't include a durable finish straight from the factory.
 

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OK so it's a protective coat. Does it change the look or finish of the paint at all? It's hard to tell from the pictures here.
 

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OK so it's a protective coat. Does it change the look or finish of the paint at all? It's hard to tell from the pictures here.
I think it made it look deeper and will keep it looking shiny in between washes better. But that's subjective and time will tell for me...
 

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I think it made it look deeper and will keep it looking shiny in between washes better. But that's subjective and time will tell for me...
Based on your post I purchased a few products from that company as well as the Opticoat.
I purchased a heavy cleaner for wheels which also does a great job cleaning mud,grime,etc off black plated pieces such as rear fende and swing arm cover. Also purchased the water-less car wash which you just spray and wipe for quick cleaning, And of course the Opti clean which is applied with a small sponge in circular motions and if you use sparingly, only requires a light buff to bring out a mirror finish . Very impressed with the product line....thanks for The recommendation.
Also. Just this morning I ran my jacket arm zipper across the top of the fuel tank causing a 3" scratch which almost gave me a heart attack. After all calmed down, I got the Opti clean and began slowly buffing the scratch . Little by little it disappeared with no swirl marks as the optic clean is non-abrasive. I was quite happy it completely removed the scratch. Keep in mind I had previously applied the sealant so I am optimistically thinking the protective layer helped remove the scratch with ease. One more reason to use these product lines...
 

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I'm curious as to how it will look after applying it to the matte white paint panigale's...
Or if they'd use a different kind of coat.
 

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I think it made it look deeper and will keep it looking shiny in between washes better. But that's subjective and time will tell for me...
Impressive ride! I'm feeling jealous! haha

Glad you got the opti-coat on the bike! Protect that baby!

Although it looks like the bright red (original) went to a darker red (or lessen the bright red) a bit. Nonetheless, it still looks great!

The coat will definitely help out under the sun, as Red tends to fade.

My buddy has his Audi s5 opti-coat for the past 2 years and his car is still looking squeaky clean in the white ! :grin2:
 

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Doesn't the matte already come with a clear coat?
not sure I understand what you're asking, so I'll explain a little...

there's the main color - in this case Red - that's applied to the part. Then there's a multi-step process of clearcote. The clearcote can be gloss, matte, pearl, or other.

The white 959 has a matte clearcote, not a gloss or pearl.
 

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not sure I understand what you're asking, so I'll explain a little...

there's the main color - in this case Red - that's applied to the part. Then there's a multi-step process of clearcote. The clearcote can be gloss, matte, pearl, or other.

The white 959 has a matte clearcote, not a gloss or pearl.
As far as what i know, the red does not have a clear coat which is why it scratches easily and fades faster. However, the matte white comes with a matte clear coat from the factory.
 

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My red 959 got the opti-coat pro plus today. I'll be picking it up tomorrow. They sent me a picture of it. I included a picture from the dealership (has a yellow hold card on the handlebar) for comparison. I'm super excited to see it in person.
Where did you purchase it?
 

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Are you asking where I purchased the 959 or the opti-coat?
Sorry, the Opti-Coat. Is it something you did yourself, or does it have to be applied by an Opti-Coat dealer? I was told by a OC dealer near me that they don't sell the product for a DIY application, it's sold as a service. They quoted me $400 to do the bike. I have no frame of reference as far as the pricing goes.
 
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