I did use Paint Prep after the polish, here are the steps I took:
1. Decon Wash with Carpro Reset. Sprayed OPC at 1:3 on the side and rear panels before washing those sections
2. Used Optimum Ferrex on all panels, rinsed well, then did a 2nd wash with Reset.
3. Clayed with Medium Grade Synthetic Clay, using ONR at Clay Lube strength for lube.
4. Polished entire car with PC 7424, Hyper Polish & Lake County Orange CCS Pad (Removed residue with Microfiber soaking in ONR 1:256)
5. Went over entire car with ONR 1:256 Wash using microfiber towels to ensure any remaining polish residue was removed and to remove linting.
6. Optimum Paint Prep
7. First Coat of Gloss Coat
8. Waited overnight, and applied 2nd coat of Gloss Coat
9. Waited overnight, and applied 1 coat of Opti-Seal
I am sure some of my steps were not needed, but I wanted to make sure everything went well.
Thanks Ron & A&J! I am sure I am just being paranoid. On my way into work today it was raining a bit, and it looks like the coating is reacting to water properly. However, since I applied the Opti-Seal 2 days ago, I am not sure if what I am seeing is from the Opti-Seal or Gloss Coat. How long should Opti-Seal last on Gloss Coat?
On a side note, I love how easy Hyper Polish is to use. I was skeptical at first, being in a spray bottle, but it makes it so much easier to get the right amount of product. I love how it has no dusting, and the residue is easy to remove. I had to use Menzerna PO 91E on a couple of spots, and that stuff was a mess, and got dust everywhere! Next time around I will make sure I have Hyper Compound on hand!