mr_robot

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  1. I meant prespray by presoak. I use a portable washer which I fill with ONR and rinse the entire car down before using the BRS and bucket. https://www.snowjoe.com/products/sun-joe-wa24c-lte-24v-150-psi-max-multi-purpose-clean-anywhere-portable-spray-washer-with-5-gal-tank I do this during the winter time when my landlord shuts off the outdoor water supply to prevent the pipes from freezing. But since I have completely moved away from traditional washes just wanted to know if I can skip the prespray/presoak/pre-rinse step.
  2. That was his master plan, first review and suggest products, make people follow and trust you. Then start showing the negative of such said products, then introduce your “Superior” product.
  3. I’ve always presoaked but as I am getting older it’s getting tiring lol If ONR was designed to be used without presoak then I suppose it’s safe without it? Still using your best judgement depending on your case.
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    Big Red Sponge

    I just throw mine in the washing machine with other MF towels and use MF restorer solution. Might be time to retire this sponge for dirtier jobs, think it’s about 4yrs old.
  5. I used to follow Scott at Dallas Paint Correction respectively and thought all his insights were great but in the end it was just all a master plan to launch his own products. I bought them of course believing in his system but all his products were mediocre at best. Used his rinseless and Sio2 spat sealant and definitely not repurchasing them and back to Optimum for majority of my products.
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    Big Red Sponge

    How long is the average life of the BRS used by an average consumer? I think I’ve had mine for a while and it’s starting to fall apart and it’s lost it’s color (much darker red)
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    Uneventful Gloss Coat experience

    Put the second coat today. Couple things, the packaging was very different. First one I bought it just came in a clear ziplock bag. The second one came in a clear case and opticoat logo ziplock bag inside as well. Much better packaging for sure. I washed with ONR and used Optimum Paint Prep this time around. I primed the pad with good 20 drops or so. It was much smoother than first time around but felt grabby not to long after starting a panel. Kept adding drops as needed and even though it felt like I was using more than last time I only ended up using 5cc.
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    Double and Triple Coating Gloss Coat?

    I'm doing a second coat just so I know I got complete even coverage any other benefits from that I get from the 2nd layer will just be an added bonus.
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    Uneventful Gloss Coat experience

    I ordered another GC, just to satisfy my OCD. I understand that it’s more for even coverage and not for extra durability. Should I try using a suede applicator instead? The blue pad does really show where I put the drops.
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    Uneventful Gloss Coat experience

    Well need to order another GC so it will be in a week or so. Plus car isn’t driven daily so I will ONR, paint prep and apply my 2nd coat.
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    Uneventful Gloss Coat experience

    I would like to do another layer for sure just to cover areas I might have missed. Just a Power Clean wash and paint prep?
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    Uneventful Gloss Coat experience

    1. I primed the pad, about a quarter of it using 8-10 drops. 2. I started at the front of the fender in a circular motion finishing to the bottom of the fender. 3. Where I initially landed the pad it was slick and could see the gloss coat, about about 6-8 circular strokes it would become very grabby and would make the sponge squeaky noise. So I would add more gloss coat 3-5 drops to continue. But even then it wasn’t slick at all. Being white paint was really hard to see but gloss coat was there as I kept testing on a gloss black trim on the car. Felt like my paint was just absorbing the gloss coat and flashing away immediately.
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    Uneventful Gloss Coat experience

    Can't I just put another coat on top of the existing coat? Which mean buying another 10cc of it.
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    Uneventful Gloss Coat experience

    I guess I didn’t prime it enough, I did the pizza slice (Relative to the pad diameter) method based one of Videos. It was about 10 drops. So it wasn’t slick at all throughout my entire application. What does this mean then? No good coverage? Can I test it by spraying it with just a hose?
  15. Well, just finished applying Opti-Coat and gotta say it was pretty uneventful. So I primed the pad as seen on Youtube, went to my first panel and it was so grabby I felt I wasn't spreading the product evenly or hardly at all! Today was cloudy mid 50's with 65% humidity and my car being white made it really hard to see. I could see the gloss coat were I initially touched with the pad, but as I would spread in a circular motion it was really squeaky and grabby. The blue applicator pad did not glide at all. I was using 8-10 drops per panel but kept having to add more half way. I used about 8-9cc for my entire car (BMW 6-series so it's pretty big panels) went back to panels and kept applying it. My OCD just can't help and think I did not get a good even coverage and the it did not spread evenly!!! Arggg! Am I over thinking it?! Spent most of the day prepping the car as follows: 1. Washed the car with ONR. 2. I used Power Clean and a traditional clay bar to mechanically decontaminate. 3. Used an iron remover to chemically decontaminate. 4. Rinsed it again with ONR. 5. Used Griot's BOSS Fast Correcting Cream (Griot's confirmed their BOSS line has no filler or oils) 6. Used Griot's Paint Prep, rinsed AGAIN with ONR 7. Just to be safe I used a diluted IPA as a final wipedown before proceeding with Gloss Coat. What do you guys think?