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  1. bird-keeper

    OC 3

    This was my hope as well. Are there any plans to rework Gloss Coat in the near future? It seems to me that Gloss Coat is falling behind other manufacturers' consumer grade coatings, especially since the release of CarPro CQuartz UK 3.0 a couple years ago.
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    How can I clean pump sprayer?

    Along those same lines, I have a bottle of Opti Glass Coating. I used it once on my DD and then came back several months later to apply to a different car and the sprayer was clogged. It still sprays, but is no longer a mist. Can I soak this sprayer in PC or is the glass coating not affected by PC?
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    Why use ONR vs ONR with the wax

    I actually came on here to post a topic coming from the opposite perspective and then saw this thread. I have both ONR and ONRWW. To be honest, I don't notice much of a difference (if at all) between the two. I've used them on several cars, one of which was coated with GC. But the others were either uncoated or sealed only. I'm considering dropping the ONRWW from my personal lineup after I run out. Do other people notice any sort of difference when using ONRWW? If so, what is it that you notice? Is it something visual? tactile? ease of cleaning? something else? Why should I continue buying/using it?
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    Optimum Glass Coat Troubles

    I took the advice of several here and applied in slightly smaller sections (when doing the windshield) and also buffed off immediately. Buffing off immediately helped the most, but it's still sort of a pain to get all of it off and be streak free. In my experience, Opti-Seal works just as well (albeit duration is not as good) and is much easier to apply. So every couple of months or so I'll reapply Opti-seal during a regular wash when performance starts to decline without having to make a process out of it.
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    Optimum Glass Coat Troubles

    Thanks for all the feedback. I'll make some adjustments and see how that goes.
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    Optimum Glass Coat Troubles

    I thought I read somewhere or saw on a video where Yvan said that you would need to remove any type of sealant or coating before using glass coat in order for it to bond properly. Since I didn't feel like breaking out my polisher to remove the Opti-Seal, I chose to use it on another vehicle. I guess my next question is how much is too much? I used 1-2 sprays to start, and then added a spray when it seemed like there was nothing being left behind as I moved the applicator, which is similar to how Yvan applied it in the OPT demonstration video.
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    Optimum Glass Coat Troubles

    Hello everyone. Yesterday I received my order of Optimum Glass coating and decided I couldn't wait so I coated the windows/windshield on my in-laws car (my car has Opti-Seal and I didn't feel like breaking out the polisher to remove it). I've seen all the OPT videos and read the instructions on the bottle (and followed them) but still had some questions/issues with application. First, the process I used: 1. Clean with ONR. 2. Some of the windows had some bad water spotting, so I decided to use MDR first to remove them. After a couple applications of MDR and being mostly happy with the results (another issue for another thread), I rinsed completely. 3. Just to be thorough, I clayed the glass as well to make sure there were no other contaminants on the glass. Then I rinsed and dried the glass. 4. Applied Opti Glass Coating per the instructions on the bottle and videos I've seen with Yvan. 5. Buffed off high spots after 2-3 minutes using an Eagle Edgeless Rag Company towel. Now, the main problem I had was trying to buff off the high spots. After waiting the recommended 2 minutes, it was very difficult to level the high spots (almost felt like I was trying to wipe off something that was on the other side of the glass). I wiped until I felt like I had gotten everything I could and there were no more visible spots/streaks. When I came out this morning the windows were covered in condensation/dew from overnight and in several places, you could see the swirl pattern from when I applied the coating. That to me was an indicator of something gone wrong as I would think that the windshield and windows would be perfectly uniform in the appearance with condensation if done correctly. I know the directions say to apply when temps are between 60 and 90*F and not in direct sunlight but I've seen another post on here saying the minimum for any coating is 40*F. Yesterday it was 55 and cloudy so I don't think temperature was the issue. What could I have done differently that would help with the high spots and avoid the non-uniform look of the glass when dew gets on it?
  8. Hello everyone. Yesterday I received my order of Optimum Glass coating and decided I couldn't wait so I coated the windows/windshield on my in-laws car (my car has Opti-Seal and I didn't feel like breaking out the polisher to remove it). I've seen all the OPT videos and read the instructions on the bottle (and followed them) but still had some questions/issues with application. First, the process I used: 1. Clean with ONR. 2. Some of the windows had some bad water spotting, so I decided to use MDR first to remove them. After a couple applications of MDR and being mostly happy with the results (another issue for another thread), I rinsed completely. 3. Just to be thorough, I clayed the glass as well to make sure there were no other contaminants on the glass. Then I rinsed and dried the glass. 4. Applied Opti Glass Coating per the instructions on the bottle and videos I've seen with Yvan. 5. Buffed off high spots after 2-3 minutes using an Eagle Edgeless Rag Company towel. Now, the main problem I had was trying to buff off the high spots. After waiting the recommended 2 minutes, it was very difficult to level the high spots (almost felt like I was trying to wipe off something that was on the other side of the glass). I wiped until I felt like I had gotten everything I could and there were no more visible spots/streaks. When I came out this morning the windows were covered in condensation/dew from overnight and in several places, you could see the swirl pattern from when I applied the coating. That to me was an indicator of something gone wrong as I would think that the windshield and windows would be perfectly uniform in the appearance with condensation if done correctly. I know the directions say to apply when temps are between 60 and 90*F and not in direct sunlight but I've seen another post on here saying the minimum for any coating is 40*F. Yesterday it was 55 and cloudy so I don't think temperature was the issue. What could I have done differently that would help with the high spots and avoid the non-uniform look of the glass when dew gets on it?
  9. Hello everyone. Yesterday I received my order of Optimum Glass coating and decided I couldn't wait so I coated the windows/windshield on my in-laws car (my car has Opti-Seal and I didn't feel like breaking out the polisher to remove it). I've seen all the OPT videos and read the instructions on the bottle (and followed them) but still had some questions/issues with application. First, the process I used: 1. Clean with ONR. 2. Some of the windows had some bad water spotting, so I decided to use MDR first to remove them. After a couple applications of MDR and being mostly happy with the results (another issue for another thread), I rinsed completely. 3. Just to be thorough, I clayed the glass as well to make sure there were no other contaminants on the glass. Then I rinsed and dried the glass. 4. Applied Opti Glass Coating per the instructions on the bottle and videos I've seen with Yvan. 5. Buffed off high spots after 2-3 minutes using an Eagle Edgeless Rag Company towel. Now, the main problem I had was trying to buff off the high spots. After waiting the recommended 2 minutes, it was very difficult to level the high spots (almost felt like I was trying to wipe off something that was on the other side of the glass). I wiped until I felt like I had gotten everything I could and there were no more visible spots/streaks. When I came out this morning the windows were covered in condensation/dew from overnight and in several places, you could see the swirl pattern from when I applied the coating. That to me was an indicator of something gone wrong as I would think that the windshield and windows would be perfectly uniform in the appearance with condensation if done correctly. I know the directions say to apply when temps are between 60 and 90*F and not in direct sunlight but I've seen another post on here saying the minimum for any coating is 40*F. Yesterday it was 55 and cloudy so I don't think temperature was the issue. What could I have done differently that would help with the high spots and avoid the non-uniform look of the glass when dew gets on it?
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    Opti-seal questions

    Hyper Polish was what I used so it sounds like I am good to go. I guess finger prints are something I'm just going to have to get used to dealing with now that I have a corrected vehicle. It never seemed to be an issue on my non-corrected cars (or maybe I just never noticed).
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    Opti-seal questions

    When applying Opti-Seal after a paint correction, is it mandatory to wipe the car down with an IPA solution or Power Clean before applying Opti-Seal or is this something that is just suggested? In my case, I corrected each panel one at a time as my free time allowed (being a hobbyist) and then protected each panel with OCW before moving on to the next section/panel. When I finished the whole car, I did a traditional 2 bucket wash using GG car soap and GD IUDJ as a water softener, then dried the vehicle before applying Opti-Seal and topping with OCW. Was this an acceptable method? Also curious how well OS and/or OCW are supposed to repel dust and fingerprints once applied? The paint looks very glossy now and has great slickness to the touch but seems to attract fingerprints like never before. Even with clean hands just opening and closing the door will leave fingerprint smudges.
  12. I don't know about other manufacturers but GM started using base/clear paint in the mid 80s, at least for f-bodies.
  13. Yes, it is clear coated and you're right about the clear coat failure. It's hard to see in the picture, but the clear coat is peeling and there is a basketball size "bald spot" towards the rear center of the roof where the paint is exposed. The front of the roof however does not have of this clear coat peeling or bubbling. I'm a bit concerned when you say clear coat failure in reference to the severe oxidation though. Does failure mean there is no hope to stop the spreading of the clear coat peeling? I understand that there is no reversing the damage already done but my goal when doing this is to be able to stop the spread of the clear coat peeling by compounding, polishing, and sealing the oxidized/dull areas that have yet begun to peel/bubble.
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    91 GTA

  15. Agreed. There are two videos from The Rag Company featuring Hyper Compound and one from AutoGeek but outside of that, there isn't a whole lot of info in video or word form.