The Guz

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  1. The Guz

    Gloss Coat Slickness

    GC won't get slick. It will stay tacky. You will have to rely on a topper if you want slickness.
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    Uneventful Gloss Coat experience

    No need to use power clean. If you wait until the first wash then a simple wash with ONR, paint prep and a apply gloss coat. if you are going to apply it now then go ahead and lightly remove the dust and apply the second coat. No need for a prep wipe.
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    Using other brands to Prep for Gloss Coat

    I get that but besides optimum I have used other coatings from various manufactures ranging from cquartz, gtechniq, 22ple, adams, shine supply, gyeon. I may have missed a few more but Optimum is the only one to have stated this. Take 22ple for example as they don't even have any polishes in their line up, excluding their primer polish that is deemed optional. They don't come back and state one must use their polish products if the coating has low performance. I have not heard the others I listed state this either. If anything it comes down to the application of the coating itself where user error comes into play.
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    Uneventful Gloss Coat experience

    Sure he can. It will bond to the areas that don't have even coverage. I am not new to coatings and I applied two coats of Gloss Coat in the past without any issues. Many have even applied gloss coat a few months down the road after a decon wash and prep wipe.
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    Uneventful Gloss Coat experience

    Yvan and Dan had mentioned many times on the podcast and some of the videos that a second coat can be applied.
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    Uneventful Gloss Coat experience

    If you followed Yvan's application video then you will be fine. You can also add another coat if you wanted to. On an average size sedan you should have about 5cc's left if you go with two coats.
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    Using other brands to Prep for Gloss Coat

    From my personal experience Optimum is the only coating company that I have encountered that stated if the coating fails prematurely or has poor performance then it was the fault of the user for not using Optimum products (polishes, prep wipe, etc). So just be aware of this if you do have issues with the coatings performance.
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    Swirls prevention

    It is not a bad idea to pre spray the surface. It will give you more lubrication. It is also a good idea to clean the BRS every now and then with some APC.
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    Cleaning a foam pad of Gloss Coat

    Yvan used to mention to just dunk it in a bucket of ONR to clean it out. Seemed to work fine when I tried it. Gloss Coat doesn’t harden like other coatings.
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    Yvan Retiring?

    Retirement didn't last long. Yvan has been announced as a global ambassador for Lake Country.
  11. Depends on what the warranty says. Warranties as mentioned don't mean that much. But at times like this you are going to have to take it up with your installer or contact someone at Optimum.
  12. In that time has a decontamination wash been performed? Contaminants still stick on the paint and will mask the hydrophobic properties of any coating. It may be worth to do a decontamination wash and see if that helps. The first thing is that coatings are not impervious to scratching or swirling. In the big picture the layer of coating is just to thin when applied to the paint. After a year you will more than likely need a polish for this exact reason you mentioned about micro-marring. Most come from the washing and drying process. Have you thought about polishing and re-coating yourself? Most of these multi year claims are just that, claims. Lab claims are different than real world performance.
  13. How long has the coating been on the paint?
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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.