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  1. Hello from South Europe

    Its OK for when you need it but close it tightly afterwards. Moisture is the one that must not come into contact with the coating...youll know if it does coz it will turn into gel soon enough. I use a basic short pile. Waiting 3-5 min is perhaps too much...I would instead say you remove it after it flashes about 75-80%. That can happen rather quickly if its hot and slower if its colder.
  2. Brand new car headlights

    No...opti-lens is created to bond to polyurethane plastic once you remove the factory protection. Its best used on old cars that have faded or yellowed headlight and they need to be repaired. Gloss coat or Opti coat is best suited for new headlights as the they are clear coated and one or the other coating will bond to the clear. Or car wax for that matter would be also fine. You would just have to apply it more often.
  3. Opti-Seal Q&A

    Ive actually done this a while back...I was comparing OPT opti seal to a dedicated glass sealant Angelwax H2go. Angelwax on the left driver half and OPT opti seal on the right passenger side.
  4. Opti-Seal Q&A

    Yes it can and it does a preety good job for about a week. If you wash your car and apply it weekly you dont need anything else on glass. Its also very good on side glass as it performs and lasts longer.
  5. Gloss coat marking

    No you cant. Multiple layers of waxes, sealants & cpatings dont really fill much. Its best to lightly polish and reapply lsp or just live with it knowing you are one of the 99.99% who has scratches on the car.
  6. Easyest way is to open a Imgur account...upload pics there and copy pic url to any forum you want.
  7. Hello from South Europe

    I dont think so.
  8. Applying opti seal with microfiber towel

    Yeah it does...like boiler said...that is a good sign to spray more. The squeaky sound ussually doesnt bother me coz I still get coverage on the surface...once that drops off thats when I reapply opti seal.
  9. Applying opti seal with microfiber towel

    Really??? I think you are applying enough opti-seal. I put 1-2 sprays on the yellow applicator and it glides ontop of the surface! Once it starts being grabby that is when I apply more opti-seal.
  10. Applying opti seal with microfiber towel

    Sure you can...infact I ussually use it as a drying aid with a quess what...a drying microfiber towel. ...BUT...you will get a more even coat and use less product using a foam applicator.
  11. Optimum Zentool Dual Action Polisher

    Dann and Yvan talked about this on the podcast. Dann used to polish on hi speed but noticed once he turned the speed down he actually achieved better cutting from the polish. From my experience I never went higher than 4,5 on my DA polisher.
  12. Yes it does slowly kill suds but add lubricity and cleaning power. Like Guz noted it also works as a water softener.
  13. Storage of Hyper Compound sprayer

    That would be a good idea. I did get some clogging issue with my Intensive polish but not with the Hyper polish. Remember to shake the bottle often.
  14. Opti clean as a drying aid?

    Nah...waste of opti clean. Use opti seal, ocw or oid instead. Opti seal is my favorite.
  15. There might be some spots from hard water...but not as much if you used just hard water without ONR. ONR acts as a water softener. To avoid any future problems just work section by section and dry as you the section after wash.
  16. Sticker glue

    just use a dedicated tar&glue remover like stoners tar remover. Opt line sadly doesnt have a product for removing glue.

    Which clay type product or clay grade do you use?
  18. I think it was said somewhere that Car wax will give the paint some UV protection back while Opti seal does not but as with any protection Opti seal will be the first thing that will start degrading from the UV rays before paint does.
  19. ONRWW bucket life

    Use distilled water instead of hard tap water and it will last a long time! It might lose color but ONR is still there. I never had it for more that a week or two.
  20. Glass coat

    Just out of curiousity...does the sprayer head of OPT Glass coat clogg or in any way stop working after use? Ive had that problems with another glass protecting product (not OPT line) and even though the product works great its just an annoying thing to happen.
  21. Glass coat

    thanks Guz...real helpfull. Ive used Angelwax so far and used it once and the same happened to me to. Thats why I asked!
  22. Glass coat

    Thanks guys...nice to know!
  23. You dont need to ask the same question in 3 different threads... Theoretically yes but you would benefit more from OCW as it gives longer lasting protection, adds UV protectors back to the paint and has better water behavior than ONRWW. ONRWW is still a nice product.
  24. Mixing ONR + OCW

    Theoretically yes...but you would benefit more from OCW (longer lasting gloss and better water behavior)!
  25. Yes a panel like the entire hood or the entire door. Ill usually divide a panel into several smaller areas or sections (2-4 on the hood and 2-4 on the door and 6-8 on the roof for instance) but Ill still use the same pad without cleaning it (if its not needed).