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  1. Try ONRWW at 16:1 as a drying aid. Loving it so far.
  2. Thanks, Ron. I'll keep playing with this on various surfaces.
  3. If worried about dirt get a $6 pump sprayer and presoak a panel before hitting it with the BRS. This increases lubricity greatly. Could use ONRWW at the standard dilution as a drying aid if needed, but ONR is it's own drying aid.
  4. I've started using OPC for washing microfiber and am so far very impressed!
  5. The product I have phase separates very quickly. Is this normal? Also seems to be hard on sprayers if not used for a while. This product cleans plastic very well. Would the protective properties stick to hard surfaces?
  6. Does Optiseal contain UV inhibitor similar to OCW?
  7. Hey Dr. G!

    Surfactants that won't attack minerals in hard water, but still attach to dirt. Should be very useful.
  8. Gloss Enhancers?

    I like to know what I'm dealing with. One guy on AG posted about a coating not behaving like it should and it was because a soap left behind residue. A cleaning with D114 took care of this and restored the coating behavior. It's nice to know what to expect from a product.
  9. Gloss Enhancers?

    I've used Meg's Gold Class soap in the past for various things and it will alter water behavior on the surface of a panel. Tends to sheet and make the water go "flat". Supposed to help with rinsing and water spots. Not sure if that is the same chemical as a "gloss enhancer" or not. I'm not a chemist, but I've researched lubricants fairly heavily. I'm used to technical jargon.
  10. Gloss Enhancers?

    Thanks, Ron. I've been researching and couldn't find an answer to this. Hate to use the word residue but couldn't think of anything else.
  11. Gloss Enhancers?

    Does OCWC leave enhancers or other types of "residue" behind? Or is it designed to wash cleanly away? Thanks.
  12. 2015 Impala LTZ Coated with Gloss Coat

    Wow! Very nice work!
  13. ONR and Wheels

    The question I have is what to do about drying the barrels? Drying and cleaning seem to go hand in hand with ONR, so what, if anything, is everyone doing to get ONR out of the barrels? More or less, I use this method with ONR, but there is no way shown to mop up behind the spokes. (Just so happens to be the exact same rims that I have). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJ-8YfZ_Jhg
  14. I used D114 for a year before it was discontinued. Still have a gallon and a half (lifetime) of it. Moved to ONR because of the availability. The two are very different products in how they work and what they were designed for. D114 was mostly targeted at body shops to clean incoming cars, and leave nothing behind to be a problem for paint. It is a serious cleaner with degreasing properties. It will clean (as in remove everything) better than any other car cleaner that I have used. It will blast through bonded contamination at 1:128 easily (even waterless). At 1:64 it's almost an APC with lots of lubrication and won't strip LSP. The main downside to D114 is the drying. Nothing left behind = no drying aid. I think if they would have made it available in smaller than gallon sizes they would have done much better with it. ONR seems to be a much gentler chemistry, but doesn't have the raw cleaning power of D114. ONR is much better for routine car washes, but it doesn't do as well with bonded contamination. Dwell time seems to aid ONR much more than D114. ONR is it's own drying aid which is fantastic. Both have good lubrication but have very different feels when moving a towel over the paint. IMHO, ONR is overall safer for paint, but I never had a problem with D114. D114 will (visually) make a dirty towel cleaner as it sets. ONR seems to bond dirt to towels and does not have this property. I plan on mixing detailer ONR with some D114 to see if it will improve bonded contamination removal.
  15. Wood working machine surfaces?

    Objective is to use something like OS or OCW or even OID as a way to minimize rust and provide a slick surface for the wood to glide over. Most table saws and woodworking equipment have bare surfaces to minimize friction.