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  1. This was probarbly answered somewhere but again...What is the difference between GPS and Poli-seal. Both are supose to be "cleaner waxes" but which is more agressive? Do they contain the same sealant? Has anyone tested the durability side by side? Which lasts longer without being toped with wax?
  2. That always confused the heck out of me. Sometimes Yvan says ONR leaves polymers behind for added lubrication and protection, other times he says it doesnt. ONR probably is paint shop safe because its not silicone based but still... IT DOES or IT DOES NOT are two very different statements. OPT will have to pick one and stick with it.
  3. cleaning A pillar fabric

    Use the Carpet & fabric cleaner. Spray on the smudge and scrub well. Wipe away with a damp towel. If it doesnt budge use OPC at 1:3 dillution and wipe away with a ONR damp towel.
  4. If I remember correctly I had a leaking Paint prep sprayer. Its the same as the IDGE one.
  5. Hyper spray on spot pads

    Also forgot to add my shirt, pants and shoes...
  6. Hyper spray on spot pads

    I think you opened a great topic no one thought about till now. OPT made the sprayer to work with 5 inch pads but is 1 spray on smaller pads enough or too much product...good question!
  7. You need about 2 sprays. Each spray will give you less product.
  8. Ill answer what I experienced. If you leave it inside the sprayer head it can harden over time and clog it a bit (nothing serious). What I like to do is turn the bottle upside down before I finish polishing (usually for my final panel) to clear the sprayer head.
  9. Hyper spray on spot pads

    The logical answer would be to use less. Spray closer to the pad so you dont get overspray (Dont ask why my polisher is all white) and dont pull the trigger all the way. If it just "spits" onto the pad spread that polish with your finger through the entire pad. In case of iBrids you can "spit" some polish on your finger and spread it onto the tiny pad.
  10. Its Garry Dean not Jerry Dean Car looks nice
  11. ONR Drying

    There you go...this guy knows what he is talking about
  12. ONR Drying

    I sometime go over the same panel 3-4 times before Im confident enough to dry the surface. Beading is my indicator. If the ONR lies flat on the surface after 1 pass that tells me there is still dirt present and that another or more passes are required. Once the surface starts beading its clean enough to dry.
  13. ?'s On 2nd Application Of Gloss Coat

    Hyper polish is more of a medium cut polish that finishes very well. Ive corrected an entire car (several actually) in combination with CG orange hex logic pad. If you combine it with a softer pad it has less cut and can be used as a finishing polish. Did you use Paint prep or other IPA cleaners after polishing?
  14. Opti Coat No Rinse

    Sorry... I diddnt read that right. You are asking for the new "opti coat no rinse"...In my head it read the standard ONRWW. Sorry...I dont know the answer. Ron will have to answer this one.
  15. ONR Drying

    Do a couple of passes. Also use 2 buckets. I find that if you use 1 bucket the water gets dirty and that you transfer dirt back to the paint which you dry afterwards so your towel is dirty.
  16. Opti Coat No Rinse

    Two caps are 1oz or 30ml. One cap is 1/2oz or 15ml.
  17. Hyper Spray Polish Question

    You can stop after 1 pass if you think youve done enough correction.
  18. Apex Detail testing

    i think his results are accurate. Opti seal is a easy to use sealant but lacks durability and chemical resistance. It would be fun to see a similar battle between opti seal and the new hyper seal.
  19. ?'s On 2nd Application Of Gloss Coat

    You can get Gloss coat wet after 1h but in all fairness its not ideal. Keep it dry for as long as possible is what I would say. And yes. To protect the coating from the elements you can apply opti-seal on top after 1h. OPT say to not wash for a week but ONR is the safest shampoo for the coating and Ive had a case where the customer parked his newly polished and gloss coated car under a tree in the next door caffe to showlight it to his friends and tree sap sat on it. He called me half and hour after pick up and I sad to come back. I gave the car a quick ONR wash and removed the sap with ease. He had no problems after that (or at least that Ive know off).
  20. well OK then. Im convinced.
  21. Lowejackson I havent seen you post in ages...nice to see you are still here. I remember Yvan saying in the podcast...dont know when...to start off with a weaker mix of PC on leather.
  22. Ron Power clean at 1:5 may be too strong for leather cleaning. Yvan recomends it at 1:20 to start off and and stronger mixes if need to.
  23. Ocw and Oid

    Gloss and as you say "wet look" mostly comes from preparing the paint for waxes or sealants. OCW and OID will give higher gloss than opti seal but the difference will be minor. If you really want to maximise your paints gloss you have to wash it, de-contaminate (remove iron particles, tar particles, clay it) and polish it (I suggest hyper polish by machine or poli-seal by hand if you dont own a polisher). This will give you what you are after. Whatever wax or seal you use later will just preserve that finish. And to answer your questions: - Yes you can apply OID on top of OCW. Just give it an hour before you do. - OID will give more gloss but OCW will be more durable. - Yes you can use either OID, OCW or seal after every wash. Seal is kinda my favorite rinse aid.
  24. This will help As for ONR: - 1:256 mix for wash - 1:64 or 1:256 for pre wash - 1:64 for QD.