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    Optimum Car Wax (OCW) Issue

    Well Opti doesn't seem to care about this. I called and they said to call whoever I bought it from. They didn't want the defective bottle back.
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    Optimum Car Wax (OCW) Issue

    Well, mystery solved. The wax is bad. I dug out a bottle that still had some in it from a previous order and it’s great as usual. Not sure if contamination was introduced during the bottling process or if it was stored/shipped improperly before I received it, but this stuff is defective. Opti, if you want this bottle for analysis, let me know. Thanks all for the help!
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    Optimum Car Wax (OCW) Issue

    Thanks for the info, @A&J! Any tips on preventing it in the first place? Shaking more? Just replace this batch?
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    Optimum Car Wax (OCW) Issue

    Wow, I’m having the exact issue! Those spots are extremely difficult to remove. I called Optimum and spoke with Ron and he said they don’t have bad batches ship out as they strictly QA their product. I do believe that so I wonder if this bottle was stored/shipped from a distributor improperly and has become defective, or if it might be reaching to something else in the environment or on my car. @lutzjs, did you ever figure out what was causing it with your car?
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    Safely Remove Swirls

    Thanks for the tips and advice! The coating was about 6 months old and was improperly washed while getting repaired. To be honest, I'm a little surprised how easy the coating is to scratch. I thought it would protect a little better than it does with all of the talk around hardness of coatings, "9H," etc. Fortunately, my installers are amazing and once again, went way beyond expectations and polished the entire car and reapplied my coating. Moving forward, I want to be able to fix things without bugging them.
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    Safely Remove Swirls

    Is there a safe way to remove swirls on a car with Opicoat Pro Plus? Can it be polished without damaging the coating?
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    Opti-Glass Coating Maintenance?

    Thanks, Ron! I'll pick up a bottle and give it a shot. Just as a side note, it did seem slick when I first applied it, and not that I care so much about that, but the wipers started to chatter and it's driving me crazy.
  8. Do I need to do anything to maintain my Opti-Glass Coating? I put it on my windshield/side windows/roof (it's all glass, Tesla M3) and when I was cleaning the glass recently I noticed that it isn't slick at all. Very grabby, like before I applied the coating. Do you think it's gone, or perhaps it's contaminated and needs clayed? Any ideas? It's only been about 5 months since I put it on. Thanks
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    Drying Aids and Dilution

    Thanks, Lowejackson! I was going to use Power Clean, diluted 3:1 in my IK foamer to strip off everything that's on there now and rinse. ONR wash and look for/remove any sap/tar and remove. Then...we'll here's where where get a little fuzzy on what's next. I thought about using Hyper Seal as my drying aid, then follow up with OCW. I really love the look and slickness of the OCW. Is there any benefit of using Hyper Seal under OCW? I'm not sure if they layer or not. I noticed that other products simply displace the previous layer(s), so it's kind of a waste of time to add multiple products, or even multiple layers (like wax for example). But the Optimum line seems to defy a lot of those guidelines. I also hear some people adding the Instant Detailer on top of everything else, which seems excessive. But I guess it's worth asking, does it displace previous layers of Hyper Seal or OCW? Does it add anything in terms of gloss? It seems like we're hitting diminishing returns here, but again, I thought I'd challenge my assumptions and ask the experts. Thanks for the help!
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    Drying Aids and Dilution

    Thanks for the quick reply, No Soap! I plan on stripping everything off and giving it a good deep clean before winter and want to be sure I protect it for the season. So if I use OCW for example, as my drying aid, it sounds like it'll be lighter than applying it on a dry surface. Sounds obvious, right? But who knows with Optimum products. The stuff is kind of magic and I really can't assume anything that Dr. G cooks up. (Man, I have so many questions! What I wouldn't give to have lunch with Yvan and Dr. G.)
  11. If I use Hyperseal or OCW as a drying aid, does the water on the car dilute the product and reduce its efficacy?
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    Optimum Tire Coating and Gloss?

    Thank you, Ron! I'll try going lighter next time and see if that works. Also, would diluting it change the gloss level when applying with a MF applicator?
  13. I recent picked up a bottle of Optimum Tire Coating to try out and used it on our Explorer. I did not dilute it and applied with a MF applicator as directed, and it does seem to work as advertised. My only complaint is that it seems much too glossy. I really prefer the matte finish on tires and was curious if there was a way to make the next application less glossy through the application process or via dilution? Any other tips to get the protection without looking so "Armor-All-y"? Now if I can just keep my wife from curbing the stuff off...