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  1. Lowejackson

    Clear Coat Restorer

    Just seen the Rag Company video on the Clear Coat Restorer. Could this be used as a near permanent glaze to hide minor swirls and could it be polished afterwards before applying wax/sealant/coating https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cP7hQB3Bz8
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    Optimum Synergy Podcast

    Ron, it is time to dig out the microphone and headphones......
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    Discontinued Optimum Products

    I think A&J has produced a video about GPS or perhaps my memory is failing me
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    Discontinued Optimum Products

    Not a problem, just a preference. Always in favour of efficiency, in fact I agree with everything that rambling British guy was saying about efficiency when he was on the Synergy Podcast. I am sure he is available for work anywhere in the world for a reassuringly expensive rate
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    Slickness question/compared to Zaino

    ....or point out a high spot
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    Discontinued Optimum Products

    That's a shame, the paste polishes were my favourite.
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    Slickness question/compared to Zaino

    Zaino obviously makes some great products but suspect they work in a different way. I guess the question is what is the advantage of a perceptibly slick surface? It feels good when we are washing or applying something like a QD but does this impact on performance? The original Opti-Coat seemed to be famous for its lack of slickness but its performance was very good. My guess is Dr G has simply taken a different set of compromises when formulating his products compared to other great brands like Zaino.
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    New kid on the block

    Welcome to the forum
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    Anybody still alive?

    For straightforward questions Facebook et al are perfectly adequate. The advantages of a forum is there is a searchable source of great information and longer discussions are much easier.
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    Clay Mitt with T.A.R. bad news

    In fancy language it is called Poka Yoke (error proofing). Also a small challenge for OPT, keep the brand identity and differentiate strong chemicals from waxes etc!
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    Clay Mitt with T.A.R. bad news

    Perhaps one lesson could be to avoid the same mistake by using some coloured tape or similar to clearly identify TAR from OCW
  12. I am sure Dr G has said OCW can be used on fresh paint so I guess it would not interfere but this is just a guess. I say give it a go and see what happens. OCW is a very different product from the Megs and should not damage the coating in any way
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    Anybody still alive?

    Welcome Rik. It is always possible to make car washing more efficient. Lots of good tips from the Synergy Podcast and videos with Yvan on using ONR and Power Clean but this forum is probably a great starting point. Lot of very knowledgable people here.
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    ONR - not what Im used to

    Happy New Year to everyone
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    Swirls prevention

    Chris Thomas used to suggest using OptiClean and then ONR. I have a vague notion Yvan suggested mixing some MDR with ONR but it is entirely possible I dreamt this. The real key is to stop looking for minor paint defects, they cannot be stopped. To quote someone much wiser than me " No one notices those swirls except you, everyone else thinks your car looks great"
  16. I had lots of problems with the spray pattern but none with leaking caps. Maybe I was lucky or perhaps there has been a change in the bottle or cap. Plumbers tape is very cheap so if this works then just replace it as and when required. Plumbers tape should last a bit, as it decreases the friction of the screw, just be careful not to over tighten the cap which will lead to more leaks
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    Cleaning a foam pad of Gloss Coat

    Yvan suggested throwing the pad into some ONR until you are ready to wash it with something like Power Clean
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    power clean vs opti clean

    Yes, Opticlean is a milder product than Power Clean but stronger than ONR. It is always worth experimenting to see what works for you. If brake dust is a problem then it is worth considering using a coating which should help a bit with cleaning
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    Drying Aids and Dilution

    I cannot speak about Hyper Seal but with Optiseal this can be used over OCW as it will sink below the OCW. Traditionally I have used either OCW or Optiseal as drying aids depending on which bottle was closest to me, they both seem to play nicely with each other and after several years of this approach I have not noticed anything strange. OID is a nice product but rarely use it, maybe if I went to shows or perhaps wanted to sell a car, that last bit of gloss would be useful
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    Opti-Seal Q&A

    Yes, no problem using Optiseal on a final wipe down or use OID if you prefer. Optiseal will give greater protection but OID will give higher gloss but less durability than Optiseal
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    Yvan Retiring?

    If Optimum want a Global Ambassador to fly around the world saying nice things about the OPT range then I might be available
  22. Can only buy from authorised installers which means Rag Company etc cannot sell this range. I had a small sample bottle of Hyper Seal and whilst it was a good product I was happy to revert back to Optiseal.
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    SEMA 2019

    Yup, looks like graphene is going to be the new marketing buzzword even if it does nothing. How long before someone comes up with graphene wash mitts, shampoo or even buckets? Little surprised the beauty industry is not leading on this
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    Yvan Retiring?

    A few months ago I pondered on what would happen if someone like Yvan was to retire. As arguably the most visible person at OPT how would this impact a small organisation. Not suggesting good or bad things but it will have an impact. I have worked in HR for long enough to have seen this a few times so it will be interesting to see the changes
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    Hello from England

    Welcome to the forum Stu, Nice to see another Brit here. ONR has been out for about 12 years and I can quite sure if it had been damaging paint, someone would have said something.