I've slowly been trying a lot of the Optimum products one at a time; as each one I have tried has yet to let me down or be anything other than what it purports to be.
I often just need a touch up product with light cleaning abilities as well as light correction abilities. With approx. 1/2 the cut of Opt. Polish; AND being a light carnauba sealant to boot...this really fits the bill.
I highly suggest applying via machine to get the best results; I often use a PC w/LC Orange CCS pad. Works great all around.
Ease of application: 10...no fuss; no muss; NO dusting; reasonable work time by machine or hand; flashes nicely even in humid conditions.
Ease of removal: 10...once flashed (or if not) it wipes right off with minimal effort.
Effectiveness as a polish: 10 (for me) it does EXACTLY what I want it to do; cut out very light swirls
Shine: 8...once removed and buffed it has a look similar to many carnaubas and classic waxes on the market. Nice and warm with some wetness; excels on solid colors (red; yellow; orange; white esp.)
Protection/durability: 8...lasts on the shy side of 3 months on a vehicle that sits outside 24/7. Worked very well at preventing bonded contaminants and beade/shed water nicely and kept its 'look' throughout that timespan.
Basically a re-scented and thickened version of the older OPP that I dearly loved. Doesn't spray as nicely as the old; but applies in the same manner and is easier to apply to leather; rubber and vinyl surfaces.
Easy to apply; leaves a perfect matte, non-greasy-non-messy finish; and now smells nicer! Still works well on interior plastics as well. If the old formula was in your arsenal as a favorite; don't be scared of the new formula (I was until I called the Dr.!)
This is my new after-wash and light touch up product for after-wash wipedowns. In short...I LOOOOVE IT!! I've never seen a QD that did so nicely. Does great on light dust; fingerprints; waterspots/streaks; and even on warm; borderline 'hot' surfaces WITHOUT streaking. Simply spray on/buff off and enjoy the LOOK! This is actually the first QD I've used that *significantly* adds to the look of the surface. Its also economical at its 3:1 dilution ration. Mix with Distilled water for best results.