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  1. 2 points
    Ron@Optimum

    New Formula No Rinse

    I've received my first 3rd party review of New Formula ONR - a regular Optimum user in Florida who's always testing new products (including McKees Rinseless) describes the new product as a huge improvement. On application you can't even feel the BRS travel over the paint, it glides. He didn't describe any difference in cleaning power, but his vehicle is washed weekly. He also thought the gloss was much improved and he noticed the better dirt release characteristics. He thought new ONR is not only a significant improvement over the existing product, but also much better than McKees. I'm waiting for my delivery to try the new formula, but can't claim any neutrality. On a side note, Peter also has tested Beadmaker, but came back to Opti-Seal (and Hyper Seal) - said Beadmaker has more slickness but MUCH less durability.
  2. 2 points
    Heijneker

    New Formula No Rinse

    OPT distributor Europe hopes to have Gallon size ONR new formula in stock by the end of this month! Hope I make it till then with what I have 😁
  3. 2 points
    Ron@Optimum

    Opti-Coat Pro3

    Opti-Coat Pro3 is the ultimate in ceramic paint protection and gloss. It is the most advanced coating which provides protection and gloss and is four times the thickness of Opti-Coat Pro or Pro+. Opti-Coat Pro3 provides the most chemical resistance and environmental protection. Opti-Coat Pro3 enhances the durability of your vehicle’s paint by adding several layers of protection for the life of your car. Opti-Coat Pro3 provides a protective ceramic coating with superior resistance to swirling, chemical etching, and fading. Then, Opti-Coat Pro3 Top Coat is added to further increase the hardness and scratch resistance of the ceramic clear coat for the life of your vehicle’s paint. Opti-Coat Pro3’s advanced formulation was designed to create a tougher, thicker, more scratch resistant, multi-layer clear coat with greater depth and gloss. It is a permanent hydrophobic layer of protection. It is chemically resistant so it won’t dissolve after multiple car washes and won’t diminish under corrosive acids like bird droppings. Any additional dirt, grime, or bugs come off with ease and you will never have to get your car waxed again. Furthermore, it is non-oxidizing so Opti-Coat Pro3 will lock in that shine and protects against damaging UV rays for the life of your car. OC3 is a Pro Only product
  4. 1 point
    Sure have a look
  5. 1 point
    It sounds like you are using too much Opti-Seal (Disclaimer: My Opti-Seal is the original version, from 1842 or whenever that was). The reason I was asking if you coated the trim (with the Gloss-Coat) is that some of us have experienced "slivering" of trim when using trim coatings (not Gloss-Coat or other OPT coatings). Apparently this can happen when you apply too much of those other coatings; it's like a "highspot", but usually takes much longer to appear. Anyway, my experience with (and the point of) WOWA sealants is to NOT have to remove residue, so if you are having to wipe more than a few isolated "high spots" then (as Ron noted in his reply while I was typing this), I think you are applying too much.
  6. 1 point
    When applying to non-coated car maybe not an issue but when I did my optimization training with Yvan Opti-Seal was to be applied 1 hour after coating application (to protect during 1 week cure time) and then if you wanted to boost gloss, OID could be applied half an hour after Opti-Seal. The main purpose for OID is to enhance gloss which may be partially lost if applied first with Opti-Seal afterwards. I would consider reversing yor process with Opti-Seal as drying aid and OID applied afterwards.
  7. 1 point
    Tug Bankert

    Yvan Retiring?

    One great truth about Dr.G and Optimum is that what Dr. G. says is always accurate. If he says that pro plus is 2 microns thick then thats how thick it is. If he says that the new onr is the best no rinse wash then its true. These youtube guys that test multiple products have a bias. They are not looking at the science. I don't have to test another coating against opti coat pro 3 to know that there is no other coating that can compare to it not even pro plus. I know this because of the science and its performance by those trusted reps that put it through the wringer. If Dr. G backs a product with a fact you know it can be trusted.
  8. 1 point
    I think you're probably overthinking this. I generally dry first and then apply OCW or Opti-Seal, I just think it works better that way...and I don't have to worry about my drying towels becoming hydrophobic.
  9. 1 point
    Ron@Optimum

    New Formula No Rinse

    The Optimum Company Netherlands is Optimum's main distributor for Europe and Russia. TRC (the Rag Company) is just another distributor.
  10. 1 point
    Ron@Optimum

    Yvan Retiring?

    I don't get the confusion, Setec, I didn't test RainX, in my experience most chemicals don't bond to coatings (including Opti-Glass) and that's what I said. I also don't know if Dr G actually tests competitors, but I know he checks out their chemical composition and his experience tells him if they're better or not. He is very confident that the new ONR is equal or better than the competition and only time will tell.
  11. 1 point
    Ron@Optimum

    New Formula No Rinse

    yes, all ONR coming out of Optimum will have "New Formula" labels for the foreseeable future.
  12. 1 point
    Heijneker

    New Formula No Rinse

    @A&J That is the distributor for Europe! You may want to contact info@optimumcarcare.nl for new formula Optimum No Rinse.
  13. 1 point
    Ron@Optimum

    New Formula No Rinse

    New & Improved Formula Optimum No Rinse™ Wash & Shine New & Improved formula offers the Ultimate in lubricity during the wash as well as drying with greater gloss and protection. The polymers in the new formula have been modified to improve encapsulation and create a greater barrier between the dirt particulates and automotive finishes. You will notice the greater lubricity while washing your car with Big Red Sponge or other wash media as well as during the drying process with Optimum Microfiber towels. The new formula will also leave more protection and gloss than before!
  14. 1 point
    depends on usage, but you should get several months of protection. Power Clean would remove if necessary.
  15. 1 point
    No Soap

    Opti-clean as a wheel cleaner

    Yes it can, if used very often. Doesn’t take care of everything, especially not indeed barrels but handles the surface good enough for my taste. Test and see how you like it? Opti-Clean is a great product but has its limitation and strengths, like any other product. Like the citrus smell!