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  1. AMDG75

    Tweaked ONR

    Similar to a software update, could Dr. G provide a solution (update, if you will) to his disciples that we could add to our existing supply of ONR? That way his loyal car wash addicts could have the upgraded formula without having to wait until we exhaust what we have. 😋 (I just bought a bottle of ONR, and as that goes a long way,.)
  2. Appreciateupdate/clarifications. Understandably, when a junkie hears rumors that his supply may dry up, he panics 😱 Obviously, I am pleased with Optimum products. Had Opticoat Pro professionally applied 6 yrs ago, and it is still holding up well. Better in fact than the Ceramic Pro applied 2 yrs ago to my wife's car. So pleased, that I have become an evangelist for optimum products, spreading the gospel to colleagues who share the clean car fetish. As mentioned, I have been addicted to ONR for some time, and more recently the instant detailer/enhancer, tire protection and the hyper seal products. Having a detached, unheated garage in NE Ohio, makes it challenging for a simple enthusiast who only hand washes our cars to keep things clean - but have found that a couple of 5 gallon buckets of warm water + ONR remains effective in upper 20 degree weather. So please---don't discontinue these. If you do, give us fair warning
  3. Read on the Autopia Forum that Optimum may be discontinuing some products. I have attached the link below. Is this true? Can someone speak to this? Does this relate to pro-installer lines, or all lines? This is not the first mention of changes at Optimum on detailing forums, so wonder if there is some truth to this. I have been addicted to Optimum products for years, as I'm sure just as others on this Forum are secondary to how well the products work. If things are changing at Optimum, please inform your loyal customers. If these are rumors, then please put them to rest. Thank you.
  4. AMDG75

    Durability during first 30 Days

    This is one very worthwhile addiction! Would she rather you be out carousing 😏 Any money spent on drinking is down the plumbing a few hours later, whereas money/time spent on keeping the car well maintained lasts forever.
  5. Appreciate everyone's recommendations. I do 'deep cleans' every few months, and paint still looks great and hydrophobic properties still mostly intact. Will follow your suggestions and do a real decontamination. Afterwards, it seems that the next step would be either Gloss Coat or Hyper Seal, if I don't want to have re-Opticoated? I understand that neither would be as durable as Opticoat, but Opticoat still appears to be intact, so just want to apply something extra. As for re-Opticoating, not sure that I want to spend that much -price around here for any good ceramics have gone up 3x since first applied. Moreover, the person who did a great job prepping my car before Opticoating no longer does Opticoat, and the person who applied Xpel Ultimate to front clip back when uses Ceramic Pro (which based on incredibly small sample size of 2, I am less impressed with).
  6. I am open to recommendations. I am not a detailer, just a simple person who likes to keep cars clean (even if it means a quick once over after getting home from work), and nothing more satisfying than having snow/water simply bead off. I was just wondering if there was something (like Hyper Seal) that I could use to achieve my desires result). My thought was if 6 yr old Opticoat Pro was a bit ‘worn’ and not in need of re-doing, then Hyper Seal would achieved intended result. The instant detailer is very short lived, so when lurking on Autogeek/Autopia, I saw others rave about various SiO2 products, which in turn prompted me to ask here —- where it all started So, open to suggestions. I recognize that Hyper Seal will likely last several weeks, but that’s fine with me—-unless you guys suggest that using the instant detailer serves same end result. Also, happy to consider some sort of decontamination as Tug Bankert suggests. (I periodically use IronX, more so on my wife’s white SUV), or any other advice. thanks
  7. Appreciate your response. As it does appear that my car needs to be re-coated, may try Hyper Seal as this is what I am looking for.
  8. Thanks for your quick response! I neglected to ask if using something like hyperseal would offer protection as my Opticoat is now 6 yrs old and maybe worn a bit. Maybe it’s not needed, but thought I would ask. While l’ve taken plenty of organic chemistry and biochemistry classes in preparation for other degrees, I am certainly no chemist, although I did sleep at a Holiday Inn Express 😂. I just figured if identical chemicals listed in same order, that there may be some equivalence between products. Thanks.
  9. Had Opticoat Pro applied 6 years ago, and have been happy with it, compared to Ceramic Pro that was applied to my wife's SUV one year ago. For years, have been using Optimum No Rinse, almost exclusively; in winter have been able to wash cars in near freezing temps in my unheated garage with two buckets of warm water . And, more recently have been using (addicted to) Optimum Instant Detailer enhancer after each wash - and, as a 'waterless wash' if car not too dirty. --> Wondering if I should apply something like Hyperseal periodically, or is this not necessary. What prompted this question was that on other detailing forums, some have been enamored with Wolfgang SiO2 coating wash. How does this differ from ONR? Do you suggest something else? (It's tough to compare products when ingredients not listed.) Thank you.