wjax

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  1. I have a Tesla coated with Opti-coat pro that I wash with the aid of a pressure washer and foam cannon. My routine is to rinse the car with the pressure washer, apply Opti-coat M-wash with a foam cannon, let it dwell for 3-4 minutes, hand wash with M-wash in a single bucket w/ grit guard and BYS, and then do a final rinse with deionized water and let the car air dry. This routine works well but I find that no matter how I adjust the foam cannon it uses too much of the relatively expensive M-wash if I want good thick foam. So my question: is it okay to substitute something much cheaper and pH-neutral like Meguires Gold in the foam cannon, let it dwell, rinse, and then hand wash with M-wash before doing a final rinse with deionized water?
  2. Sounds pretty reasonable to me. FWIW, I washed the car yesterday with OCW in the foam cannon followed by a contact wash with the BYS and M-wash. I finished with a rinse and light application of hyper seal. The car looks amazing. I think I might follow your suggestion and try doing the entire wash with OCW once I run out of M-wash. BTW, does anyone have an opinion as to how often hyper seal should be applied to an opti-coated car? Seems like I read somewhere that it is pretty long lasting and doesn't need to be applied after every wash.
  3. Just curious...did you do as I propose and finish with a hand wash using an Optimum product (M-wash in my case) after foaming with the Meguiars product? I would wonder if that would mitigate the masking properties that you experienced with using the Meguiars Gold alone.
  4. Good to know - thanks.
  5. LOL - thanks - I figured as much but since I don't really know the chemistry of the products I figured I better ask.
  6. I have a car treated with Opti-coat Pro and I have ordered Opti-Coat M-Wash which I will apply with a 1600 psi electric pressure washer and this foam cannon attachment: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Ryobi-Pressure-Washer-Foam-Blaster-RY31F04/300701619 My questions: How much do I dilute the M-wash in the cannon's reservoir? Or do I use it full strength? Can I store the unused solution in the reservoir until the next wash (prob. 2-3 wks.)?
  7. Thanks Ron. I would have thought that the solution in the reservoir might need to be more concentrated since it is diluted by a relatively large amount of hose water from the pressure washer as it is applied via the washer's wand. Does that make sense? Edit: I just found this video from Optimum and it looks like they are using the product undiluted in the foam canon. Is that correct?
  8. OCW on a newly applied Gloss Coat

    Hi, I am a new member with the same question. I had Opti-Coat Pro applied yesterday to my new Tesla Model S and I will make a 250 mile drive tomorrow in Texas which will surely result in a bug-splattered car. I will be home exactly one week after Opti-Coat Pro application. Should I just wait until I get back in a week to do the bug removal and a full cleaning or gently use ONR to spot-remove the bugs as you describe 2-3 days after Opti-Coat Pro treatment? I just worry about leaving the bug splatter on for too long but I don't want to use ONR before the recommended 7 days have passed. Thanks!