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  1. Ron@Optimum

    Hyper Seal application

    panel prep/wipe are for ceramic coatings. Hyper Seal is a sealant and only requires a clean surface (wet or dry).
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    Hyper Seal application

    Welcome to the OPT Forum, Bimmer. Hyper Seal can be applied to chrome with no problem, if it streaks a damp microfiber should remove it. Additional coats of Hyper Seal will not improve durability but may add gloss. An hour between Hyper Seal coats and 30 minutes before adding Instant Detailer is sufficient.
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    Winter Ice and snow :-(

    I've not used a snow brush since being introduced to Optimum, nor do we recommend them. Answer will have to come from someone else...
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    The Line between Opticlean and ONR

    curious where you got this "general recommendation" because it didn't come from Optimum. We have never recommended the 2 bucket wash (in fact, Yvan LaCroix recommends against it). For a truly filthy car (mud encrusted) we suggest power washing first, but still an ONR wash. I've never had a car too dirty for ONR. Opti-Clean is a true waterless wash and can be used for spot cleaning or for the entire job...and many use it that way. Opti-Clean is a stronger cleaner than ONR and has it's place in a washing routine. For instance, sometimes during a rain storm I pull my car out to get it thoroughly wet, then use Opti-Clean as a safe drying aid to finish the job.
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    VOC free ?

    Most Optimum products are VOC free or contain a minute amount of IPA and are mainly free of petroleum solvents.
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    understand that rubber isn't naturally black, so pigment is added. That is most likely what is coming off on your towels.
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    Paint Guard high spot.s

    Paint Guard is a ceramic coating with a written 3 year warranty - no wax has that. It's harder than automotive clear coat and more chemically resistant.
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    Paint Guard high spot.s

    Coating high spots occur when too much coating is applied and the installer did not get back over in time to spread/remove the overage. Surface cure time varies depending on conditions like humidity and heat, so sometimes the installer isn't able level the coating before it surface cures. Correction can include applying another coat to even it up or polishing high spots and reapplying Paint Guard to that area. You are doing the right thing in letting the installer fix the issue.
  9. Ron@Optimum

    Optimum Glass Coat Troubles

    Glad to hear it's working for you...
  10. Ron@Optimum

    Gloss Coat - Applied Outside

    welcome to the Optimum party! There are many mobile installers who apply ceramic coatings out of doors. Try to avoid windy days (debris) and keep your car dry for a minimum of 1 hour. Gloss-Coat surface cures quickly. Apply Opti-Seal 1 hour after Gloss-Coat for extra protection.
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    Chauffeur in Sydney

    welcome to Optimum - not sure Dr G is working on deodorants, but you never know...
  12. Ron@Optimum

    Clear Coat Restorer

    I think it's logical to not over polish - it goes on thick and can have a 2nd layer added, but it's not as heavy as original clear. I would try polishing by hand first.
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    Clear Coat Restorer

    will be interested in how it turns out, Guz, CCR seems to be a "learning curve" product (like most unique technologies).
  14. Ron@Optimum

    How Do You Store Your Syringes?

    excellent advice....
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    Gloss-Coat Smeary?

    If the Gloss-Coat was liquid, it should be good. High humidity should speed the flashing. Only time I've heard of smearing, too much product was applied or something interfered with bonding (oily residue, wax, etc).