Setec Astronomy

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    I'm going to pick one up, I'm tired of my horsehair brush leaving hairs all over.
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    And here I thought we were supposed to be buying that from Optimum:
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    So you've used it? How is it? When you say microfiber, is it tufts or a weave? I mean is it more like a flat-weave towel or a microfiber polishing pad or something different?
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    How to remove Opti Seal?

    You want me watch a 34 minute video?? Ain't nobody got time for that!!
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    I'm sure people want to know what the CFM requirement is at the 60-90 psi.
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    So what is the material like on the surface?
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    "New Product Friday"?

    Apparently since I don't follow OPT social media, I've missed some products introduced on "New Product Friday", like the 15mm ZenTool, Optimum Air Foamer, Optimum Nano Interior Brush. I think the Zen is self-explanatory, does anyone have any info to share about the other products? The other "New Product Friday" announcements were the Gelcoat Restorer and the new clay towel/mitt, which Ron started threads about already.
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    OPC Foam dried on glass

    Well, that's pretty common for APC's and wheel cleaners etc. to say not to let them dry on the surface, but etching glass is a bit beyond that.
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    OPC Foam dried on glass

    Wow, that's something that I need to remember!
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    Optimum Opti-Bond vs CarPro PERL

    Opti-Bond is unique among the tire dressings I have used, in that it is completly non-greasy feeling, even when you get it on your fingers. I missed this...should be interesting, hopefully not pro-only as you suggested in another post.
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    Poli-seal on glass, plastic, and rubber

    I guess I missed this thread, I'm disappointed that Poli-Seal has gotten more difficult to use, I usually use it by hand for minor touchups like bird bomb etching or paint transfer or things like that, so I don't use much and I've had my bottle a long time.
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    Wow, that's intriguing....does it work on failing clearcoat?
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    New Member NWFL

    Welcome to the forum! Since you don't have any questions, I'll ask a you plan on doing exclusively waterless/rinseless washing? Or are you going to carry around a water tank and pressure washer?
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    How to remove Opti Seal?

    In my opinion, you don't need to remove it. If you are going to use an actual wax, this would be a tried-and-true old school method, to apply a wax on top of a sealant. If you are going to apply a different sealant, you could do an IPA (isopropyl alcohol) wipedown, but I would just give it a good wash and go over what's already on there. If by "OC" you mean Opti-Coat, that's going to have to be applied by a certified installer who will prep the surface accordingly.
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    Ultra Clay Towel and Ultra Clay Mitt

    They certainly are pricey. Ron, do they have one usable side, or two? Since you didn't link them:
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    Ultra Clay Towel and Ultra Clay Mitt

    Are these both new products? I don't remember seeing any "ultra" clay products before. How does this differ from the regular Opti-Clay towel?
  18. Well...I only listened to half of that video...but a couple of things, the OCW patent isn't about a "special fancy polymer", the patent was for the way the ingredients were combined, not what they were. Second, the UV inhibitor which is in OCW, which is the same as used in clearcoat paint, is known (at least from what Dr. G has told us) to migrate through paints and plastics, so let's at least be open to the idea that applying it topically could allow it to migrate through "traffic film" to the paint. Besides, it's going to be "stuck" to the paint for at least a little while along with the wax and sealant in OCW, which is better than not having a UV inhibitor at all. PS Dr. G has explained that the reason there is so much fading of painted plastic parts on older clearcoated cars, is that they found that the UV inhibitor from the paint would migrate into the plastic parts (and therefore out of the paint), cause the clear on those parts to fail. Later they learned they had to put UV inhibitor into the plastic to prevent it from leaching the inhibitor out of the paint.
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    New member from NJ

    You know, I never looked up exactly where that place is...turns out I have driven right by it many, many times, but I guess it's back from the road so I never noticed it.
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    Opti-Lens Headlight Restoration Longevity

    Sure, I bet if you applied OCW weekly it would help for everything. For that matter any sacrificial layer (wax, sealant) is going to do something.
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    Opti-Lens Headlight Restoration Longevity

    Bear in mind I'm at a lot lower latitude than you are. I was also disappointed, but as I said I realized that a spray-on UV coating is going to be maybe 100 microns or more thick, even those that spray 2K clear as a refurb are going to be easily that thick, compared to what, a few microns of Opti-Coat Pro, less of Gloss-Coat, and I guess about the same as Opti-Coat for Opti-Lens, maybe 2 microns...I can't remember what they were claiming for Opti-Coat Pro. I don't know if I agree the road rash is the factor...I think it's just the UV exposure.
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    Opti-Lens Headlight Restoration Longevity

    Sorry I'm late to the party, but in my experience, I get a year or less before a car that's outside starts to get yellowing again. I think Opti-Lens probably is best to put on headlights that haven't lost the factory coating, just like you wouldn't put Opti-Coat on a vehicle where the clear has failed already. Just thinking out loud, Opti-Lens at a micron or two is much much thinner than a factory headlight coating, and I just don't think it can stop enough UV...and think about it...the factory coating may only last 5 years anyway (so what do we expect from a coating that's 10% or less of the factory thickness?) If I was doing this for a living and wanted to offer a warranty, I'd look for a product that's more like the factory coating. I loved the idea of Opti-Lens, but after repeated tries on a couple of cars (including one time putting on 3 coats), I always get the same results. On the plus side it doesn't take much to polish out the yellowing after a year.
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    Apex Detail testing

    If you can use it just like Opti-Seal...then it's quite cost-effective.
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    ONR vs Optimum Car Wash. Is one better?

    Yeah, I believe those PBMG "bones" are identical to the MFT ones. I'm not sure how much we're supposed to be yakking about other stores so I'll PM you.
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    ONR vs Optimum Car Wash. Is one better?

    You skeptics...the blurb about the material: "merges the best of both microfiber and merino wool wash mitt theories. Utilizing the well know cleansing abilities of microfiber, a special fiber blend was developed enabling a thick "pile" to be created similar to those typically found in premium quality wool wash mitts. The plush custom blended fibers are designed to remove dirt particles from your paintwork and trap them deep in the fibers until it is rinsed, minimizing the chances of swirls. Of significant importance, it easily releases dirt particles when rinsed. The unique fibers allow the mitt to glide smoothly across the surface." I may take one for the team and order a couple of those green mitts to try out, I have one of the blue sponges, and I've used it, I honestly can't remember whether it was for conventional or rinseless, but next rinseless I do I'm going to use it. I don't remember flipping out about it, but of course the blue ones are very expensive.