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  1. The Zaino QD is great in the house and on the car however, ONR works out to be vastly cheaper and requires less effort but the Zaino has a nicer smell.
  2. Brad, just to echo the above points, use whatever products make you comfortable. I like ONR as it is quicker and easier than a traditional shampoo and I only use one bucket (no grit guard) but if the Car Shampoo does everything you want from a shampoo then keep on using it. Pre washing with ONR could also help. ONR is also a great light interior cleaner and I also use it for dusting duties in our home. To quote Beau from many many years ago on Autopia, "...detailing is meant to be enjoyable" so just use whatever products you fancy
  3. "The polymers in ONR can be painted over and will cause no issue". https://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/auto-detailing-101-a/48109-could-you-use-onr-used-paint-prep.html
  4. I use a cheap noodle mitt with ONR. Not tried the fancy sponges i.e. BRS, as there are very very expensive by the time they reach the UK. I have also used a MF cloth which worked well but you need a lot of them. I suspect almost any washing material would do a good job.
  5. Difference between GPS and poli-seal

    I would be happy to use either product. If I was forced to use one by hand then maybe I would choose Poliseal which I think was recently tweaked. Spot pads are perfect for lips and dips plus you can lower the speed of a polisher in these areas to reduce the risks. Nothing wrong with working by hand as long as your expectations are not for perfection
  6. Glass Coating prep and application

    I may be wrong but I think you can use the car in the rain after a few hours
  7. My favourite glass cleaner is made by a British company but the bottle design is poor. It is common for the contents to 'burp' after it has been applied to a cloth. This can be a tad frustrating, it is not a huge amount of product but I prefer the contents of a bottle to stay put after using them.
  8. A&J, as I understand it, the polymers in ONR can be painted over. However, I fully agree with you on the whole polymers leaving protection or not. There is confusing messages about it. This is not rare in smaller organisations where communications are often informal whereas in a large organisation the communications will tend to be much more considered but there are many other disadvantages to being a large organisation. Brad, it took me a while to get used to the idea that ONR would clean and not damage my paint. I would take some reassurance that ONR has been out for over a decade and the forums are not full of people saying their paint is damaged. I have used the Car Wash (I would call it OCW but this is the same acronym as the wax, OPT need to sort out their naming conventions ) and it is a nice, gentle product and for those who want the traditional approach to washing then the Car Wash is a great product to own. Might be worth considering using the traditional shampoo and alternating with ONR when the paint is not very dirty or just use ONR for the interior or a pre treatment. I have not tried this with the Car Wash but I have added some ONR to a traditional shampoo to boost lubrication and soften the water. It does work very well but kills most of the suds, maybe it would be worth mixing ONR with the Car Shampoo for when your in the mood for experimentation
  9. I have had a few problems with spray heads, Hyper polish (twice) and OPP. Hyper polish heads were quickly replaced by the retailer and I used a CarPro head for the Protectant Plus, which I thought did a better job. Once lost half a bottle of Car Pro Eraser in the boot of my car. That took a while to clean and remove the smell. The lesson I learnt from Eraser is to give the top a quick tighten to make sure the shipping has not loosened it
  10. Apex Detail testing

    Only just watched this video. I enjoyed it, the one thing which stood out for me was even after all those chemicals were used on both products, you could still see the area where neither sealant was used. I have said it before, the competition has caught up with Opti-Seal and whilst it would be great to see a comparison with Hyper Seal, it would simply be a matter of interest. I cannot easily buy Hyper Seal so as a consumer Opti-Seal is my only choice for a sealant from OPT. Obviously it is still a good product and I still use it and will continue to recommend it but it no longer stands out from the competition.
  11. Do abrasives remain suspended in a narrow tube?

    Thank you
  12. Hyper spray on spot pads

    A&J, my Hyper spray bottle is also white at the top! You must have a technique I have not found, I get can a dribble or full spray only. No Soap, you are of course correct in smaller pads will get clogged up faster but OPT and most other suppliers warn against using too much product as it will reduce the effectiveness of the polishing. The reason for asking was not that I have a product but thought it might be useful to someone in the future who is using these tiny pads
  13. Do abrasives remain suspended in a narrow tube?

    Sorry for the delay in responding, all my computers are conspiring against me. Interesting idea about flushing the spray, does one spray clear the pick up tube (no idea of its correct name) or would you end up with a couple of sprays on the pad?
  14. Hyper spray on spot pads

    The consensus is one spray is all that is required when using the Hyper sprays, this is for a normal size pad but what about spot pads or even the tiny pads for iBrids. Presumably one spray would be far too much?
  15. The instructions on the Hyper polish range say to shake the product before using it. Yvan suggests adding stainless steel bearings to help agitate the polish before using it. My question is what happens to the abrasives in the pick up pipe if left to stand for sometime. Do the abrasives remain suspended in the liquid or do they migrate their way to the bottom of the bottle?