Lowejackson

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  1. Lowejackson

    Intro

    Welcome to the Optimum forum. Lots of helpful people and tips here.
  2. Lowejackson

    Stripping sealants

    Maybe GPS is worth considering, by hand or machine. Using a polisher would be quicker and better but hand polishing will still remove any sealant.
  3. Lowejackson

    Optimum Opti-Bond vs CarPro PERL

    Ron, what is a homer?
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    Mixing Power Clean with Ferrex

    I would caution against it unless you know what you are doing, mixing strong chemicals could cancel each other out or produce something which is dangerous for paint and/or humans.
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    Corvette in Northeast (NJ)

    I don't tend to wash when it is freezing but when just very cold I still use ONR or if a lot of salt then Opti-clean and then ONR. Rather like working in high temperatures I find the best method is to work on one panel at a time i.e. wash and dry before moving onto the next panel
  6. Thanks Ron for the explanation.
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    New Optimum user questions

    I use the standard 256:1 for interior cleaning leather, plastic, fabric etc. If the surface is quite dirty then I would tend to swap to a MF with a bit more 'cut'. For very dirty I would tend to use either Power Clean followed by ONR or perhaps Opti-clean. However, ONR can remove quite a bit of dirt and sometimes just letting it dwell can help things
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    New Member From VA

    Welcome to the forum. Sounds like you would enjoy the training so contact yvan@opticoat.com to book yourself on the next training course
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    Big Red Sponge

    Looking forward to your views. Where did you buy it from, I had a look at the European distributor but they do not list the BRS. The last time I looked for it over here it was impressiveness expensive
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    New Black F150

    The baggy test indicates there is something on the paint and I assume it has not been removed by the ONR. The two basic options for bonded contaminates are to remove with chemicals eg FerreX, Power Clean, Poliseal etc or mechanically with clay. Of course both methods can be used if necessary. If it was my vehicle I would try the clay on a section of one panel and see if that helps. Not tried the Opti clay cloth so not sure what the instructions say but often it is recommended to clay the windows first to break in the cloth. As long as the surface is clean, there is lots of lubrication and very little pressure as applied it is amazing how smooth clay can make paint and glass.
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    Optimum Opti-Bond vs CarPro PERL

    It was talked about on either the Synergy podcast or the Rag Company podcast with Yvan. Old age stops me from remembering which one. I am guessing this is a Pro only product but it would be nice if it was sold to us consumers
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    Detailing Efficiency Experiments

    A coating makes such a difference, it really is worth the effort. I was intrigued by Yvans comments of using Power Clean with a foamer as a more effective way of cleaning dirty wheels compared to just spraying PC
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    Optimum Opti-Bond vs CarPro PERL

    Looking forward to the release of the new OPT tyre coating
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    New Black F150

    RonW, using FerreX sounds like a good plan but as Ron suggests, it all depends on what is on the paint. The advantage of using Ferrex first is it might remove whatever is on the paint. Don't be concerned about using clay on paint, as long as the surface is clean, has lots of lubricant and you don't apply pressure the risk to the paint is very low
  15. Ron, sorry for dragging up an old quote. I am curious about the film left behind on wood. One of the things I like about OPC is how easy it is to remove, what is it about wood where something is left behind?