Originally Posted by ramuman
So you're looking at several factors. There is hardness of the original clear coat. The Tesla didn't need a base paint correction but has a really soft CC. OC was put on with a clear coat fix, not wet sanding or the like. The worst part of it was because of a bird dropping because I was out of town. The car was in a closed commercial parking garage when during the time.
The main thing is the car itself and your laziness - how much it cost, what you want to do with it, etc.
Ok. Well I've done maybe 30 minutes of research on the subject now. Being genuinely interested as well - I need to do a paint correction on the gt3 soon and replace yellowing clear film.
The opti cost system is purchasable for $59.99. Could be wrong but it looks like it's the whole cost of materials. I'm semi experienced with synthetic sealants - I can clay/polish/glaze/seal/wax a car in about a day using Klasse - and this system looks comparable in terms of steps.
So I can pay for a top notch paint correction - this would be 10-12 hours' labor for $600-1000, and that's if you are paying the most expensive detailers. And then once it's done it's not a lot more time to lay down the opticoat, and after that it's just the curing process.
So ok. $1k might be fair if the person doing it was doing a paint correction in the process, and he was good enough to command $60-80 per hour rates. But I would ask exactly what I was getting for my money, because it seems like $1k for just an application would be a total rip-off