The Guz

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The Guz last won the day on August 27 2018

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    Clear Coat Restorer

    I gave this a go today and it is in an interesting product to work with. The prep is the time consuming part as the actual application part is 15-20 mins. I applied it to an entire car. I went right for it and did not practice on any spare panels. If the application is good on the first coat then there is no need for a second coat. If there is some streaking, then wait and apply a second coat. That will resolve the issue. The reason for the streaking is the lack of product on the pearl wave applicator towel. I did apply it to an area where there are signs of clear coat failure knowing it will not restore it. It is more of how long will the clear coat restorer prevent the further failure of the clear coat. I also wet sanded the headlights and applied this right over the 3K grit sanding marks. Turned out well. I used about about 1/2 of the bottle and knocked over the bottle spilling out 1/4 of it. Not a big fan of no control when dispensing the product. Hopefully Optimum resolves that in the future to allow for better product distribution. Time to wait until the 48 hour cure time before polishing and applying a coating.
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    Opti Glass High Spot??

    Infotainment screens are sensitive. They often have a coating on them. Polishing has certainly removed that coating. It is possible that is what you are seeing.
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    Opti Glass Coating

    One is all you need. Maintain with opti-glass clean & protect.
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    New Gloss-Coat not beading!

    What Meguiar's soap are you using? Sounds like it is Gold Class. If it is then it has the potential to mask the properties of an LSP. ONR won't bead on the surface. It tends to sit flat. Use a different soap that has no gloss enhancers or wax such as optimum car shampoo. You should get that water behavior.
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    Available now
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    SEMA 2018

    Tire coating
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    SEMA 2018

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    Yup I have used it and it does a good job. The video posted shows it really well.
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    It is microfiber according to the guys from the Rag Company. It sure does feel like it as well.
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    Paint Prep

    Product description Optimum Paint Prep™ is an excellent cleaner for removing polish or old wax before applying any of Optimum Coatings or any other coatings or waxes. A combination of mild solvents dissolves and removes all the contaminants and leaves the paint squeaky clean and ready for the final protection. Optimum Paint Prep™ does not contain any oils or surfactants and leaves no residue behind. You can use it for cleaning all interior or exterior surfaces whenever a clean surface is desired. Directions: Simply spray Optimum Paint Prep™ on the surface to be cleaned and wipe off with a clean dry microfiber towel til there is no residue left. The paint should feel squeaky clean after this step. Repeat the process if needed. MSDS
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    Paint Prep

    It’s an IPA equivalent.
  12. The thing is that besides prep how was the vehicle cared for? What type of environment was it exposed to? That plays a large part in the durability of anything. The key words to pay attention to is "up to 5 months" as he mentioned. So even if OCW lasted 1 month it still falls within those buzz words and technically the product worked as advertised. If the claim was lasting exactly 5 months then anyone would have an issue with OCW if it did not last those claimed months. So his review is spot on in my opinion. It is just like the claims for Gloss Coat where it is a 3 year coating and Optimum states it can last up to 2 years. When in reality 1 year is more realistic. One thing that would have been nice to see is if the beading got better once the car was washed. He did just spray the dirty surface and that can mask the properties of any LSP.
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    Decon Process

    Do you have water spots on the car? If not then no need to use MDR. Keep it simple and this is what I would do 1. Ferrex. If the paint is not that dirty you can use that over the dry surface to not dilute the product with water. If it is too dirty wash and dry first then use Ferrex. 2. Rinse the Ferrex from the surface and proceed with your normal wash 3. Clay 4. Paint prep if you want to take an additional step after claying to remove any clay lube residue. No need for an additional wash. 5. Polish 6. Protect 7. Maintain
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    Optimum Gloss-Coat

    I would not worry too much about the thickness of not only Gloss Coat but other coatings. It is negligible anyway. I believe you are wanting to know more about the hardness level. I would not buy too much into the claims of hardness for any coating. They can still be scratched and swirled just as easily as clear coat. They are not impervious to damage. Coatings do help with wash induced marring , which is going to happen compared to a wax or sealant. When it comes to reapplication this is where I am going to not agree with what was preciously posted. In the time frame of 1-2 years the car is going to need a polishing. I say that because one the longevity/durability is going to vary by the environment the vehicle is exposed to. For example someone who lives in a dry climate will get more longevity/durability compared to someone who lives in a snowy environment where chemicals are used. 1 year actually seems about right for gloss coat anyway. In that time you will also have some marring. That is going to happen the more one touches the paint. Just the nature of the beast. Good washing technique is important but you will notice areas that will need to be polished out eventually. Road grime is another thing to consider. Road grime especially in areas that deal with a lot of rain will eventually contaminate the coating and degrade some of the gloss. This is a great write up by Mike Phillips and he makes some valid points. So to reapply I would go ahead and repolish 1-2 years down the road and reapply. You will remove defects and of course impart gloss with a polishing step.
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    Ultra Clay Towel and Ultra Clay Mitt

    I hope they are better than the previous towel. The previous towel was terrible. Was one of the worst clay alternatives I have used. It just sits in the package after not even one use and will probably end up in the trash. I have seen the new ones and they do look nice. I won't think I will be picking these up as I found one that I am satisfied with.