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  1. OrangeFire01

    OPTI-SHIELD SPRAYABLE PAINT PROTECTION

    After watching the (March 2019) video of Yvan and Justin, it would seem this product isn't a replacement for a $600 front bumper PPF application. All the prep and spray seems to put this in the $1500+ category of full car body prep. I was hoping for a more DIY level or maybe at least cost comparable for PPF.
  2. This is the same as I asked in the Coatings subgroup. I've got a very unusual use case I want to ask about. My car, 2001 Trans Am, has a very curvy front bumper (go ahead, google it). I can not put traditional Paint Protection Film on it (at least not in 1 piece), so I use a product called Road Warrior Plus. That is a paint/glue like material that dries sort of clear and acts like PPF, but I can wet it down and then peel it off after a couple weeks. It's like elmer's glue. I use it because my car almost is never driven in the rain, and only gets out for ~2000 miles in 3 seasons (is garaged over winter). When I apply the RWP, I have put it over a good coat of new wax each time. This year I am putting Gloss-Coat on the car. I am wondering, if I put a layer of Gloss Coat first, can I put a coat of wax over top of that? Then lastly I will apply the RWP (just before my first drive in the spring, and before autocross events). Now when I "peel off" the RWP after it's all bugged up etc, will the WAX layer easily release from the GC? Or will the wax adhere to the GC and pull off most of the GC with it? Because the RWP *definitely* adheres to the wax and a lot of the wax layer is pulled off. I have to rewax the nose after every RWP removal. The wax I normally use is Maguires cold class liquid. Thanks, Chris https://www.roadwarriorplus.com links to videos I made of RWP in original post:
  3. I've got a very unusual use case I want to ask about. My car, 2001 Trans Am, has a very curvy front bumper (go ahead, google it). I can not put traditional Paint Protection Film on it, so I use a product called Road Warrior Plus. That is a paint/glue like material that dries sort of clear and acts like PPF, but I can wet it down and then peel it off after a couple weeks. It's like elmer's glue. I use it because my car almost is never driven in the rain, and only gets out for ~2000 miles in 3 seasons (is garaged over winter). When I apply the RWP, I have put it over a good coat of new wax each time. This year I am putting Gloss-Coat on the car. I am wondering, if I put a layer of Gloss Coat first, can I put a coat of wax over top of that? Then lastly I will apply the RWP (just before my first drive in the spring, and before autocross events). Now when I "peel off" the RWP after it's all bugged up etc, will the WAX layer easily release from the GC? Or will the wax adhere to the GC and pull off most of the GC with it? Because the RWP *definitely* adheres to the wax and a lot of the wax layer is pulled off. I have to rewax the nose after every RWP removal. The wax I normally use is Maguires cold class liquid. Thanks, Chris https://www.roadwarriorplus.com RWP videos I made, not to promote it just so you can see how I used it:
  4. OrangeFire01

    Cleaning a foam pad of Gloss Coat

    Thanks!
  5. I'm using the foam pad to install gloss coat. After I'm done, what should be done, if anything, to "clean" the applicator pad? If I am going to use it again in say, several weeks or months, for applying GC to my other car (or reapply to same car), does the GC in the pad "dry" and make streaks or scratches? Sorry if covered else where, too many basic keywords to search for.
  6. Is it advisable or possible to use GlossCoat on a new faucet or other house fixture (shower head, towel bar)? Some faucets say "spot or stain resistant" but one I have (bathroom) does not stay clean very well, and we do have a water softener. Before we put a new faucet in our kitchen, I was thinking to coat it for even easier cleaning and water repelling. I'm assuming most faucets these days are not raw stainless but have a painted coating. Thanks
  7. OrangeFire01

    OPTI-SHIELD SPRAYABLE PAINT PROTECTION

    I am highly interested to know more about this new product!! I have a 2001 Trans Am - if you're not familiar go ahead and do a quick google image search. The front bumper of the TA is one of the most curvy and complicated designs ever. I am considering getting some PPF but I know it will never be able to wrap all the compound and inverted curves on this car. A spray film would be PERFECT for this.