The Guz

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  1. I stopped using Gold Class long ago. I ended up just using it a wheel soap. The conditioners in the shampoo is what can mask the properties of an LSP. Optimum Car Shampoo is better at this. Plus Optimum Car Shampoo rinses cleaner and cleans better. I rarely bucket wash these days to begin with. Rinseless is my main go to wash method. Perhaps consider adopting ONR as well.
  2. Just a side note from personal experience with Gold Class. It can mask the properties of a wax, sealant or coating. I’ve experienced this with it and stopped using it. You can always get optimum car wash as well. That is better among some others that I have used.
  3. Optimum Gloss-Coat

    Personal preference on which to use.
  4. Optimum Gloss-Coat

    You should not need to use ONR after applying gloss coat. It is recommended to use opti-seal 1 hour after the last coat of gloss coat so that is perfectly fine. It will protect gloss coat during the curing time. It is not recommended to wash prior to at least 7 days.
  5. Gloss coat on wheels barrels?

    It is worth it. The wheels will be easier to clean and stay cleaner longer. Like everything else maintenance is key.
  6. I would not over think it and use either one. I use opti-clean on a weekly/bi weekly wipe down and have no issues. It does not degrade the protection I have on the various areas unless I scrub very hard. But for light dust build up it is just fine.
  7. It works fine with Gloss Coat.
  8. Optimum Gloss coat lacks sheeting beading

    You don't need to go through the whole process and start over. As I mentioned over on your Autogeek thread, your prep is fine. It's all the stuff on that is on the surface that is masking the performance of the coating such as the shampoo, quick detailer and the possibility of road grime. I did not even think about the pollen season as someone mentioned in your Autogeek thread as well. Gold Class is a nice shampoo but it can mask the properties of any LSP. I have experienced this myself and that is why I no longer use it. The effects of the QD and the car wash will be removed after a few washes with a shampoo that leaves nothing behind. Road grime is a little harder to remove and there are shampoos that can do this. Road grime is an outcome of rain and all the crud from the road being flung on the painted surface. You could try paint prep after a wash to see if that helps. The other option is the possibility of trying power clean to clean up the surface during your wash process and see if that restores the hydrophobic properties. Worst case you have to start over. The difference between opti-seal and hyper seal is that hyper seal contains SiO2.
  9. ?'s On 2nd Application Of Gloss Coat

    Road grime can mask and affect the performance of a coating, wax or sealant. All the crud created by the rain is thrown in to the paint The lowest parts of the vehicles are exposed to it more often. Those are the dirtiest part of any vehicle It may need multiple reset washes to revive it. In the end it may just need to be polished and re-coated.
  10. Opti Coat Pro + Care and Maintenance

    Really depends on what you are looking for. Opti Coat has more slickness and gloss enhancers. ONR does not. ONRWW contains wax in it. So it comes down to personal preference. You could always buy a small 8 oz bottle of the other two and see which you like the best.
  11. Opti-Pro Consistent Marring

    No matter the coating used, they are not scratch proof or swirl proof. This is still one of the biggest misconceptions of coatings. I would not buy into the marketing of hardness. The benefit of a coating is that they help with wash induced marring. Soft paint is a pain to keep marr free regardless if it is coated or not. Experienced this on my uncles black corvette (repainted and has soft finicky paint) that at one time had Gloss Coat and now wears another coating. Guess what it still marred with the other coating that claimed to be harder than Gloss Coat. The more the paint is touched, the risk is higher to marr the paint. I can understand your frustration but as mentioned talk to your installed and see what can be done.
  12. Optimum Gloss-Coat

    The blue foam applicator or the suede applicator work great.
  13. Optimum Gloss-Coat

    I made some slight changes to your process. With regards to opti-glass you can use it on all glass. It is up to you on which way to proceed.
  14. Apex Detail testing

    A polish will remove any form of protection.
  15. Apex Detail testing

    It’s not a coating if that is what you are thinking. It’s a maintenance product. Think of it as opti-seal on steroids.
  16. Apex Detail testing

    It's a sealant with SiO2 in it.
  17. Check out hyper seal as part of the coating maintenance line. http://opti-coat.net/opts/Opti-Coat maintenance/hyper-seal
  18. Opti-Clean also works well on the NAV screens as well as the entire interior.
  19. Lol maybe that is why it marred the paint for you. I have some eagle edgeless towels that I don't use that much anymore. I used to do the multiple towel method with other rinseless washes and these are some of the best towels for that purpose. With ONR I use the BRS. With other rinseless washes I use a microfiber wash mitt and a two bucket system as ONR does a better job of encapsulating dirt in the bucket and take it to the bottom. But there are times when I don't want anything left behind on the surface. I don't use the eagle edgeless for QD as they tend to lint too much for my liking and don't do that nice of a job. The TRC wizard which is 360 is a better towel for that.
  20. It's a long nap with what they refer to as their coral fleece microfiber.
  21. I disliked the regular minx towel as I found it to not be as good as their eagle edgeless for rinseless washing. I disliked how the minx felt on the paint and the fact that it did not absorb water that well or even work with a drying aid that well. I had no interest in the minx royale and you just gave me another reason to not even consider it.
  22. That is a good point about using ONR on the interior as well. I prefer using opti-clean on the interior more so than ONR. Cleans well and leaves a nice fresh scent that lingers for a tiny bit.
  23. Here is what someone posted on Autogeek the other day. See post #133 https://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/auto-detailing-101-a/117966-tried-big-red-sponge-today-14.html#post1562193
  24. One bucket with ONR and a grit guard. The dirt is released by the sponge easily with a quick agitation on the grit guard and ONR takes the dirt to the bottom of the bucket. I trust the science of the product and up to now it has not failed me. I have never done a hose rinse. I wash on a weekly basis and there is no need for me to hose rinse. If the vehicle is too dirty then I just bucket wash. I do use a pre-soak with ONR just to have ONR start breaking the dirt and encapsulating the dirt that is on the surface.
  25. I use the BRS when I use ONR. In the course of 2 years, I have not had a single issue. No scratching or marring with it. I started off with the multiple towel method but switched over to the BRS. Saves me from using so many towels and is much quicker to clean the paint. Never used the blue sponge.