Yvan Lacroix

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  1. Yvan Lacroix

    ONR vs MEG's D114

    2 very differnet technologies, ONR contains substantiive zwitterionic polymers to do the job, where as Meguiar's product is soap based. Both work, but ONR is safer in terms of lubrication.
  2. Hyper Paint Correction System (HPCS) Optimum Polymer Technologies Hyper Paint Correction System (HPCS) is a simple system designed to give superior results in less time while using less product. It’s a complete system designed to be simple to use and efficient without creating dust, or the need to tape off plastic mouldings. Consisting of 2 machines, 1 Compound, 2 polishes and 4 pads the Hyper Paint Correction System (HPCS) gives you everything you need for correction and shine in one or 2 steps. The machines designed to work with the Hyper Paint Correction System (HPCS) The Zentool 21E is a 900W random orbital polisher with a 21mm offset stroke. Unique in the industry with an easy to grip surface, the Zentool 21E is simple to use and will get swirl free professional results with very minimal effort and time. Important to the Hyper Paint Correction System (HPCS) the Zentool 21E was designed with a backing plate to promote in pad cooling reducing heat because of the airflow possible only through Optimum Waffle pads. Able to use both 5 and 6 inch pads the Zentool 21E is a formidable correction tool. The Zentool mini is a 3 inch random orbital polisher that allows you to get into tighter areas. With it’s 12mm offset stroke it combines both polishing and correction abilities in a easy to handle and manoeuver package. The pads of the Hyper Paint Correction System (HPCS) listed in order of cut from fast cutting to fine polishing. Hyper Foam/ wool pad. Exclusive to Optimum this pad combines a short nap foamed wool face, with a soft foam interface to follow surface contours. This pad combined with Hyper Compound will quickly correct 1500G sanding marks, and provide a surface that just requires a final polishing prior to coating or wax application. Optimums Waffle pads have some specific design elements that allow them to work efficiently as an integral part of the Hyper Paint Correction System (HPCS). A unique Velcro backing allows air to flow through it for optimal pad cooling. The waffle surface allows for air to circulate between the pad and paint. The waffle surface also eliminates pressure points and excessive drag caused by flat pads, allowing for more efficient pad rotation. The Orange waffle pad combines cut with good polishing abilities. The orange pad can be used with Hyper Compound for light to moderate defect removal, with Hyper Intensive Polish for a one step polish that has good correction and high gloss. When minimal correction is required Hyper polish will finish down LSP ready while providing correction. The Black Waffle pad is for use with your choice of Hyper Intensive Polish or Hyper Polish. Used as the final step following correction with Hyper compound it will quickly refine the surface left by Hyper Compound. Using the Black Waffle pad will give high gloss and provide minimal correction. The Blue Waffle pad is to be used with Hyper Polish as a refinement step when dealing with difficult to correct paints. The Hyper Paint Correction System is based around the synergy of the Hyper trio. The Hyper trio are characterised by their ease of use, efficiency and how user friendly they are. Non staining, no taping of mouldings is required, non-dusting when used according to instructions, and using inter compatible nano abrasives the trio save time and effort. No need to wipe off the residue between steps as the synergy of the HPCS allows you to refine the surface without risking towel marring and wasting time removing the minimal residue. Hyper Compound is a cutting compound that easily removes 1500G sanding marks, while providing an easy to refine surface. Used with either the Foam Core Wool pad or the Orange waffle pad Hyper Compound provides both cut and gloss, without dust or hazing. Hyper Intensive Polish is a cutting polish, providing a gloss finish and moderate cutting abilities its primary use is as a one-step polish. Hyper Polish is used in conjunction with the waffle pads to refine the surface after compound, or to provide exceptional gloss on paints that do not require correction. The synergy of the complete Optimum line is highlighted with the HPCS, and the time saving realized by using this synergy are evident. For a full correction detail utilizing the Optimum line, and how it saves you time follow these simple steps. Wash the vehicle with Optimum No Rinse(ONR). Decontaminate the paint using an Optimum Clay Towel and the ONR on the surface from the wash as lubrication. Determine the level of correction required and start with your first correction step over the ONR dampened surface, no need to dry or tape off the vehicle. Dampen your chosen pad with ONR wash solution (preferably in a pad washer) and simply spray 1 shot of Hyper Compound on the pad, no need to prime the pad, nor use a large amount of product. Using the Zentool move it slowly over the surface with a tool speed only as high as needed to allow the backing plate to turn. Excessive speed is counterproductive as it creates heat. Pressure should be avoided, just the weight of the tool is sufficient. The pad should be cleaned of excessive product and paint residue after every section and kept clean and damp. Once the correction step is complete on the whole vehicle, proceed to the polishing step, there is no need to wipe off the minimal Hyper Compound residue. Doing a test spot will determine if you require Hyper Intensive Polish or Hyper Polish to refine the surface to make it ready for Optimum Gloss Coat or Opti-Coat Pro(For Opti-Coat Pro the included Primer Polish should be used ). The Polishing step should require minimal time and passes, as any correction should be done in the first step. Using the pad/polish combination of your choice refine the surface while keeping your pad clean and damp. As with Hyper Compound only one spray of product on the pad is needed. To prepare the surface for application of an Optimum coating, remove the polish residue using a Micro-Fibre Towel dampened with ONR to soften and remove the polish residue safely , then dry . The ONR will easily remove the polish residue and leave the surface ready for the coating.
  3. The Hyper range is like any others on the market. As stated above it can't really be slotted into either SMAT or DAT. You can work it for one pass or for 1 hour, as long as you keep working it it will continue to cut. For best results, you want to use slow speed, no pressure, only one spray of product on your pad per section, and use a pad dampened with ONR.
  4. Yvan Lacroix

    Big Red Sponge for ONR?

    I designed the BRS specifically for ONR. It uses ONR's dirt relesing and watre softening abilities to it's advantage by dropping the dirt off the sponge as soon as it touches the ONR surface.
  5. Yvan Lacroix

    Exactly What Products Do I need?

    elguapo, welcome aboard, since it's a new car and you plan on keeping it a long time, I would suggest you invest in some Opti Coat 2.0, or take it to your closest Opti Coat Pro installer. This will get a great baseline protection for your car. After that ONRWW is a great maintenance product, and if used on a regular basis, there is no real need for anything else. All the above that Faraway mentioned is great, except for his use of a jelly blade to dry off the car, they are a scratch waiting to happen.
  6. Yvan Lacroix

    Opticoat after Optiseal on wheel rims?

    You will also want to clean them with rubbing alcohol to make sure any reminents of the Opti-Seal are gone. If you have some Hyper polish on hand and have the patience to do so, a quick hand polish with Hyper Polish will further enhance the bonding of the 2.0 on your wheels.
  7. Yvan Lacroix

    ONRWW With Spray Gun

    Yes, please let us know the pro's and cons of your method.
  8. Yvan Lacroix

    ONRWW With Spray Gun

    As long as the foam gun respects the 256/1 dilution ratio he will be fine. If the ONR is allowed to sit on the car long enough(5-10 mins) it will encapsulate the dirt and protect the paint paint from any marring. The process will work, but in reality I don't think it will save any time, and will use more product. For the proper dilution ratio ONR would need to be diluted 1/1 with water, then use the lowest (A= 1oz per Gallon or 128/1) ) setting.
  9. Yvan Lacroix

    Hyper Compound Rumor Mill

    The cut will take care of 1500g sanding marks with ease. The pads have been out for a few months, but as usual, no real rush at optimum HQ to shove them down anyone throats.
  10. Yvan Lacroix

    eso detailed

    I am sure the customer was very happy, great work.
  11. Yvan Lacroix

    Hyper Compound Rumor Mill

    The only advantage is to match the colour to the pads, making it easier for less experienced detailers to follow along. If you have not tried the new Waffle foam pads from Optimum, you owe it to yourself to do so, not to be funny, but it,s almost as if they were designed to go together. Hyper Compound works very well to eliminate major defects when used on a rotary and the Optimum double sided wool pad. If you go to the orange foam pad on a Rupes or Flex the same compound will give you an almost LSP ready sufrace. Like was mentioned above, no hype, just great honest products. For those not used to the Hyper polishing System, using pads that are damp will increase your level of enjoyment with all 3 Products (Hyper Compound, Hyper Polish and GPS)
  12. Yvan Lacroix

    ONRWW With Spray Gun

    With ONR you can do away with almost all of your steps. Rinse off heavy dirt if there is any, apply ONR to surface with your wash media of choice, dry off with MF Waffle Weave towel, There is no need for anything else.
  13. Yvan Lacroix

    New Member From Ohio...

    Enjoy your stay, all friendly folk here with really clean cars.
  14. Yvan Lacroix

    Hello from AZ

    Opti Coat protects the surface you have, so swirls, scratches need to be removed before application. Welcome aboard and remember to like Optimum on Facebook as well https://www.facebook.com/pages/Optimum-Polymer-Technologies/166712380020071
  15. Yvan Lacroix

    OC 2.0 on Vinyl

    Yes, not a problem.