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  1. avimore

    New to the product and lots of questions

    You make a good point. I've only done a few washes with ONR/BRS and I still get some dirt on the drying towels. I'm going to use a microfiber chenille mitt on the next wash to see how that turns out.
  2. avimore

    New Optimum user questions

    Just a quick follow-up on this... I used ONR at 64:1 for maintenance cleaning of interior/exterior windows and it is the best glass cleaner I have ever used!
  3. Thanks Dion, I'm about to get some OCW so this is great to know. Can I ask why you use OCW before Instant Detailer instead of the other way around in your standard wash routine? After you apply OCW, how much time do you wait for it to cure before applying Instant Detailer?
  4. avimore

    Big Red Sponge

    I just had my first experience with ONR and the BRS! The car was not that dirty, just some light dust, a couple of bird bombs and dirt in some areas. I did a light pre-soak with the ONR solution and then proceeded to use the BRS. At no point did I feel it was doing any damage and it was definitely much quicker and more enjoyable than my previous multiple towels rinsless wash technique. In certain areas, I did pick up a little dirt on my drying towel but I wasn't too worried about that. I think it will just take some time to get used to this new process and I'll have to go over some areas a couple more times with the BRS where needed. This ticks all the boxes for me and overall I'm really impressed.
  5. avimore

    New Optimum user questions

    Thank you guys.
  6. avimore

    New Member From VA

    Welcome to the forum @49autodetailing This is so true and it's one of the main reasons I am transitioning the majority of my current lineup to Optimum. No hype, just great products.
  7. avimore

    New Optimum user questions

    Can someone please confirm the ONR dilution ratio to use for interior maintenance cleaning (leather/dash) and windows (interior/exterior)? I found the below thread that says to use a QD ratio of 16:1 (8oz to 1 gallon) but I have also seen a couple of videos from Yvan and TRC where they say to use the standard ONR dilution (256:1) for interior cleaning. Thanks.
  8. After applying Gloss-Coat to the wheels, is it safe to do regular maintenance cleaning with OPC at a 3:1 dilution? I know that Gloss-Coat is only a semi-permanent coating so I just want to make sure that I don't strip the Gloss-Coat at this dilution ratio. Thanks.
  9. avimore

    Power Clean on Wheels with Gloss-Coat

    Ron, I was reading that Gloss-Coat has a durability of 2+ years which I know can vary depending on a number of factors. You mentioned PC will not remove Gloss-Coat, but will regular use of PC degrade the coating over time and reduce the 2+ years of durability? Thanks.
  10. avimore

    Power Clean on Wheels with Gloss-Coat

    Truth is my wheels don't get that dirty after changing to ceramic pads, so you're right, it's best to start with least aggressive and work up from there as needed. I just ordered an IK Foam sprayer so I'll be playing with PC dilution ratios and see what works best. Thanks!
  11. avimore

    Detailing Efficiency Experiments

    Thanks, that's good to know. I changed my pads to Akebono ceramics recently and you're right, they have made a HUGE difference.
  12. avimore

    Detailing Efficiency Experiments

    What product do you use in the IK Foam sprayer to clean your wheels? I'm thinking of doing something similar but I'm wondering if doing this inside the garage will make too much of a mess.
  13. avimore

    Decon Process

    Thank you guys.
  14. avimore

    Decon Process

    Hi guys, I'll be getting my car ready for polishing so I wanted to run my decontamination process by the experts first: 1. Use decon car wash soap to remove existing wax/sealant 2. While the surface is still wet, spray Ferrex to all panels, let dwell for a few minutes then rinse with hose water 3. While the surface is still wet, apply MDR to paint/glass with a microfiber applicator, let dwell for a few minutes then rinse with hose water 4. Dry the car to avoid water spots, then clay using ONR as clay lube 5. Final wash to remove any clay residue, then dry to prepare for polishing I would like to know if Ferrex and MDR are more effective when applying to a dry car, or can they be used directly onto a wet/cool surface? Also, as long as I'm not in direct sun, can I apply MDR to the entire car before going back and rinsing? Is there anything else you would add/remove or re-arrange the order in this process? Thanks.
  15. avimore

    Decon Process

    Thanks for your response. Yes, unfortunately the car does have some water spots. Do you suggest using MDR after the normal wash and before claying? Would I need to dry the surface before using MDR?
  16. avimore

    New Member from Australia

    Thanks for the welcome guys. I haven't had any communication with Joel yet but I'll be sure to introduce myself. Thanks for the links, time to get started on those podcasts!
  17. Hi everyone, I'm not new to detailing but I am new to OPT products and will be placing my first order shortly. After doing plenty of research and reading recommendations, I'm really looking forward to the performance, value but most importantly, ease of use. I'm especially looking forward to trying ONR + BRS as I've been looking for a more efficient way of doing rinseless washes that does not include using multiple towels. When I first heard of the BRS I must admit I was a little sceptical, but I figured who am I to dispute the reputation and the science behind it? So I'm jumping right in! Look forward to learning and chatting with you all! Ed.