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  1. Daily Driver gets some shine

    I found Megs Ultimate polish to be very hard to wipe off the surface so I dont use it at all...try Hyper polish some day...youll love it.
  2. Daily Driver gets some shine

    Nice work...the car looks great. Love the RagCompany sticker. What polish did you use?
  3. First attempt at using Gloss Coat

    lovely work...the car looks super glossy. I love the color. Once youll wash the car youll see if you mised anything...if you did just wipe the panel with paint prep and re-coat it.
  4. Optimum Glass Coat Troubles

    MDR would remove seal fairly easy. 1-2 sprays to start sounds good enough. I would also recomend you first do circle application over 1/2 front glass and finish up with straight lines from bottom to top (or do cris cross aplications). That will distribute the coating more evenly over the surface. Wait about 30-60s and buff off. Like I said before...practise makes perfect. Youll soon find a method best suited for you.
  5. Optimum Glass Coat Troubles

    First off...with the prep youve done you could have easily applied it to your own glass. Second off...As far as I know glass coat cures very quickly so I dont think there is the need to wait more than 30-60s before you buff it off. That may be the cause of your problems. Another reason may be you used too much product. To remove it youll have to polish it off. You could try MDR first to do it quicker if it will help. Temps are OK. After a couple of tries youll get the hand of it. If you happen to resolve the issue please let us know!
  6. OCW on Bilt Hamber Finis-Wax

    OPT will tell you "We do not test our products with other products from other manufacturers" but the short answer is Yes you can... May I suggest you enjoy the beading action from Finis wax and after a month or two once it starts to lose its beading top it up with OCW. It will add slickness, gloss and beading back to the paint. I consider OCW more of a topper than a stand alone product. Yes it beads nice but the real life durability is only about 6-8 weeks.
  7. Gloss-Coat Water contact angle ?

    Gloss coat really has some nice beading going on...once it starts wearing out apply ocw which in similar to gloss coat in terms of beading.
  8. ONR Wash and Shine

    Sorry...missed your question. Like Ron said...W&W has carnauba but does not affect the coating properties.
  9. Hello from Lynden, Washington.

    OPT is a user friendly based company of products. They are all easy to use and perform great. Car wax and opti seal perhaps lack durability (coatings are a different story) but you can use them after every wash and your car will stay protected and shinny for a long time. Welcome to the forum
  10. Ocw

    2 winters ago I used it as a drying aid...I had less streaking problems with it than in spring/summer time so that says a lot
  11. Hello from South Europe

    You could use Hyper polish by hand but dont expect too much correction and also un-even result compared to machine polishing. You can get OPT paint prep from the NL http://www.optimumcarcare.nl/polijsten?product_id=87 Off course Carpro Eraser is an option...These products all work similar so you can use whatever you want to remove polishing oils its just OPT paint prep has a catalyst inside to help Gloss coat spread better over the surface better. BTW...where in EU are you?
  12. Never had an issue to be honest. Just now I have a 3 day old ONR WW mix in a bucket in my garage I used to remove a bird dropping and a ONR mix in a pressure sprayer mixed with distilled water for almost a year now with no issue. I must be the lucky one I guess
  13. Yeah...sure...but IMO OCW leaves the paint slicker.
  14. Spray on wet car

    Nor opti seal or OCW will give you huge durability on a daily driven car exposed to mixed weather. I found OCW will give 6-8 weeks and Opti seal will give you 8-12 weeks. Both are great as drying aids. I tend to use Opti Seal more coz I find it easier to use and it works great on all surfaces. Yes durability, slickness and performance will drop if you use it as a drying aid on a wet car but you should see durability between 4-6 weeks using it like this. You can still use it the "traditional way" with a foam applicator after you dry the car to add more slickness & shine. Durability will increase obviously and it wont take more than 5min to do the entire car. Long story short....if you use it at least once a month your car will easily be protected till your next wash. Its been my favorite drying aid for a couple of years now and Ive still got half of the bottle left....along with 2 full bottles still waiting in my garage, one of them being the old version. Hope that clears out some things.
  15. Onr wash and wax dilution

    No not aggressive in any way...
  16. Onr wash and wax dilution

    I found out it depends on which water you are using (tap or distilled). With tap water it will lose color & some lubrication but with distilled it will be un-affected. If you are using ONR for the Garry Dean method I suggest you mix 2 gallons of distilled water and throw in as many towels as you can. That mix will be good for a couple of washes. Also put a lid or in any other way cover the bucket once you are done so that no airborne dust gets into your ONR mix.
  17. He has a new video about the wash/wax/clay method and why he thinks it doesnt work...problem being that clay doesnt remove traffic film and you are waxing over it. In a way he has a point but hes just over complicating things IMO.
  18. You are thinking corrrect...But I think Scott is a bit over reacting about certain things. I would like to see dr. G take this one!
  19. You dont need permision from us to do something to your own car...try it and see. If it works...great...if it doesnt than use a QD to aid lubrication to the towel. Also...no problem if you have to pre rinse the car...I also do that if I think the car is too dirty for a rinseless wash. There are no rules in detailing...find a way that you are comfortable with and stick with it...if problems (swirls) occur think what you could do better and make the change like are thinking right now with the air dryer
  20. Hyper Polish

    Yes it should be OK
  21. Brand new car headlights

    Or just apply opti coat or gloss coat instead ... It would be ashame to sand away the factory clear... I mean... Its there to protect the lenses so letit do its job.
  22. Brand new car headlights

    Ive heard what Ive said from the OPT podcast when Yvan was talking about it.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.