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  1. Opti-Glass

    Zerix, at this time there's no plan to change the formula on the retail version of Opti-Glass.
  2. Optimum Pad Selection

    the blue is a finishing pad - would probably work but would take a lot of polishing. Orange, black or white pads much better choice to remove marring and OCP.
  3. Decon wash

    Optimum has not tested OPC with Car Wash, so the ratio is not determined (there are many videos out there that are not connected with OPT)...I would say no stronger than 3 :1 and probably 5:1.
  4. Deep South Texas

    Good Luck and let us know if we can help - lot's of very knowledgeable folks here!
  5. Dr G is aware of Scott's videos and is crafting his response. My take, for a guy "not throwing Optimum under the bus", Scott only refers to Optimum and repeats the name frequently. This is the 2nd video he attacks Optimum Spray Wax directly.
  6. Brand new car headlights

    first, Opti-Lens is not Opti-Coat with added UV, but specially formulated to adhere to plastic where Coatings are more general in their applications. Second, Opti-Lens is a permanent coating that will last well beyond 1 - 2 years if properly maintained. I do agree that one shouldn't sand off factory coating unless it's failing.
  7. Car wax and opti seal 24month life?

    I have had Wax and Seal for more than 2 years (hard to use Seal up) and it's still effective. We do recommend temperature ranges for best practices and it's possible products lose some effectiveness, but I doubt they become useless. I have requested feedback from Dr G. Optimum has never argued that Wax or Seal are superior to manufacturers clear coat...but will gladly compare Gloss-Coat or Opti-Coat Pro.
  8. Hello from South Europe

    the problem with giving specific instructions on wiping after application is that it can vary so much with environment. Cool/ dry conditions can give you 5 minutes or more to wipe, hot/humid conditions can create almost immediate curing. One size does not fit all, therefore the 80% flash suggestion...and how do you measure that accurately? It's a moving target and experience is the best predictor of success. Fortunately corrections are easy and nothing is permanent.
  9. A&J is so correct - there is no one way to care for cars (though there are wrong ways). I'm frequently asked which is better, wax or seal, BRS or mitt, circular motion or up/down, etc. There is no replacement for personal experience and experimentation.
  10. Hello from South Europe

    sorry, meant you can spray water on Gloss-Coat after 1 hour...
  11. Opti-Seal Q&A

    Christopher, that was my point with A&J first posted the video. A dedicated product can work better, but OS is a poor man's jackknife, does everything pretty well.
  12. Brand new car headlights

    Chris comments were from 4 years ago when Opti-Lens was first introduced. Optimum has learned that Opti-Lens does not bond well to existing Manufacturers UV protection, but Coatings (OCP, Gloss-Coat ) do. To apply OL to new (or newer) headlights, we recommend sanding/polishing the existing protection. OL is a permanent coating and in most cases needs to be polished to remove.
  13. Hello from South Europe

    you can spray Gloss-Coat now and dry (gently) with a quality drying towel - it's the solvents in soap you need to avoid for 7 days. Pressure washer is OK as well, again, gently.
  14. Hello from South Europe

    would love to hear how it all turns out.
  15. Hello from South Europe

    You should recap Gloss-Coat tightly after use - it can last several years if moisture is kept out of the syringe. The instructions for Gloss-Coat suggest a follow up wipe in 1 - 2 minutes and a good quality, clean micro fiber is fine. Some installers use the original applicator pad with no issues.