I will be the first to admit this is by no means my profession, and I am far from knowledgeable about many of the intricacies of detailing. I am a chemical engineering supervisor by day, and attempting to keep the family cars clean and looking good is therapeutic for me after long days at work. I recently purchased a new car at the beginning of October and wanted to try a coating for the first time. I chose to stick with the recent theme of Optimum products and chose Gloss Coat. I had read nothing but good things and most said it was rather user friendly.
I live in Florida and applied Gloss Coat to my car on Tuesday. Most videos that I had watched online allowed a few minutes of time for the product to flash before wiping away any excess or leveling high spots. I assume the conditions, (about 80 degrees outside and humid) which made it even warmer in the garage resulted in different behavior. By the time I finished a panel, the start of the panel had pretty much already flashed off. I only coated the paint and trim of my mid sized sedan, and I used what looks to be between 4 to 5 mL.
The car stayed in the garage, untouched, until this afternoon. With the quick flashing time, I'm a bit unsure of whether I got full coverage or if I used enough product. Is there any way of determining that this coating application was done correctly or if I need to polish and reapply in some spots. Unfortunately my garage is not as well lit as I would like, so it's entirely possible that there are spots where not enough product was on the applicator or I wiped off too quickly based on my interpretation of the flashing time.