A&J

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  1. Yep...OPT has 1 spray wax and 2 spray sealants... Car wax lasts around 6 weeks Opti seal lasts around 2-3 months and Hyper seal...I dont know...but it should beat opti seal.
  2. Optimum MDR

    Habs I think your keyboard is not working properly
  3. Learn something new every day.
  4. Then go for it...its suppose to be opti-seal on steroids so its a no-brainer
  5. Daily Driver gets some shine

    So far so good
  6. Thanks for the final update. I agree with your final conclusion. Its a coating that is dead easy to apply and remove. It adds a lot of gloss to the paint and some nice water behaviour. In my experience it can last 1 year + but really 1 year is the mark you want to remove it and apply something fresh. I wish it lasted longer (at least 24-36 months). Price point is a bit high (compared to other coatings) but you can use it for multiple layers or on at least a couple of cars as I did (coated 2 cars + a full set of rims). Again thanks for the full update
  7. I mean if you can get your hands on Hyper seal go for it
  8. Maintenance Products

    You were talking about ONR W&S and not OID right? Coz yes ONR is great on all interior surfaces for a general wipedown.
  9. Ive had OPT things frozen a few times over the years...what Ive noticed is frost wont hurt ONR but it will affect Car wash a bit but not much after it deffrosts and after you shake it up. Car wash really does freeze fast but it will still foam (just maybe a bit less then before) and clean so thats that. Ive had to move my detailing stuff to a part of the house thats got at least 50 deg F so they will survive the winter.
  10. Opti seal over wax ?

    Similar to what NoSoap answered: 1. You can layer Opti seal if you want. 2 layers are enough to cover the entire car so there are no missed spots. Opti seal does not have any solvents in it so you could apply the second layer right after the first one. The car was usually glossy enough after the first layer for me so the second layer might enhance it a bit. 2. Yes. Opti seal is a great rinse aid. I use it to dry the car after I washed it with either ONR or Car wash. 3. Which one is the ANY WAX? Joke...You can use any wax you like on top of opti seal. Give it an hour before you do so. 4. Dont really know but I would do 2 layers of Opti seal (one after another) and after 1h a layer of wax or OPT Car wax...whichever you prefer. A nice oily wax would enhance the finish even further. Of course polishing before sealing would be the best option for glossy paint.
  11. Opti Coat Pro + after washing

    Then opti bond would be perfect for you. It leaves a dark matt like look.
  12. Opti Coat Pro + after washing

    Nice indeed...but it could use some opti-bond gel on the tyres
  13. 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.
  14. Daily Driver gets some shine

    Nice work...the car looks great. Love the RagCompany sticker. What polish did you use?
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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!
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. ONR Wash and Shine

    Sorry...missed your question. Like Ron said...W&W has carnauba but does not affect the coating properties.
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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?
  24. 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