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  1. Optiseal right after gloss coat application

    Dale, welcome to the Optimum Forum! Humidity causes Coatings to cure, and high humidity should speed the process. You may be OK with your Opti-Seal application if the Gloss-Coat was surface cured and the same for condensation. The only way to know is to wait several weeks for the Opti-Seal to vacate, then spray your car with water to see if it beads. If it does, odds are you're protected.
  2. I think I got some high spots

    If you're happy with the paint you can decontaminate (Paint Prep) and Coat.
  3. I think I got some high spots

    That sounds about right - seems like the average car takes 7 - 8 mls, give or take a bit.
  4. Hyper seal or opti seal on gloss coat?

    I stand corrected, traditional process was to add Opti-Seal over Coatings 1 hour later. Hyper Seal being a different animal, Optimum recommends waiting 12 hours because it can effect curing.

    The Big Gold Sponge is the latest entry in the Opti-Coat line of products. The Big Gold Sponge is oversized at 7”x 5”x 3” for greater ease of use. The latest in sponge technology, both sides of the sponge are cross cut, creating channels that pull dirt from the paint and reduce marring. Softer than the traditional wash medium, the luxurious foam will hold a great deal of cleaning/lubricating solution allowing larger sections to be safely washed before wringing and reloading the sponge. This high quality Big Gold Sponge will provide years of heavy duty professional use. As compared to the Optimum Big Red Sponge, the BGS is both softer and more dense - a totally new composition. It's available only at the online store.
  6. I think I got some high spots

    heat AND humidity cause curing - hard to avoid in Australia right now as I've seen you're having record temperatures. I'd be glad to share our sub freezing with you for a while! Doing small sections until you get handle on flash time should work.
  7. Hyper seal or opti seal on gloss coat?

    In fact, that's Optimum's recommended method - use Hyper Seal 1 hour after coating for protection during the curing phase.
  8. Maintenance Products

    Either No Rinse works equally well and ONR with Wax doesn't cause any interior issues. I agree that Opti-Clean is the stronger cleaner, but my methodology is to use drying towels after finishing the exterior (still damp with ONR) to wipe down the interior - using what I have.
  9. I think I got some high spots

    Jasol, welcome to the Optimum Forum! I'm guessing you're right about the heat - high heat causes Coatings to flash and cure much faster. There are several possible solutions - an easy one is to add another layer of Gloss-Coat to even high spots. Another is to try a cleaner wax lightly by hand to see if you can reduce them. Since you can layer Gloss-Coat, it shouldn't be necessary to polish an entire panel. EVERYTHING is more visible on black! As you've found, light is not an absolute solution - things become visible in various lighting scenarios - sometimes twilight shows imperfections better than a spotlight. The best recommendation I can make is to do very small sections until you get a sense of how fast the Coat is flashing - you will save time in the long run
  10. Hyper seal or opti seal on gloss coat?

    Joel, welcome to all things Optimum! Both Opti-Seal & Hyper Seal are excellent on Gloss-Coat. Hyper Seal is a new product specifically formulated to work with Coatings and provides more gloss/slickness and durability in my experience.
  11. Maintenance Products

    Welcome to the Optimum Forum! We do not recommend Glass Clean & Protect on interior glass. Yes, Protectant Plus is safe for leather and vinyl interiors and does not leave a shiny or sticky surface. You can safely use No Rinse on all interior surfaces as well, including glass.
  12. ONR Popsicle!!! And Car Wash Jello.

    Pretty Red Car!
  13. Opti Coat Pro + after washing

    who says black isn't beautiful? As A&J states (and demonstrates), Opti-Bond has a matte finish with decent durability even in a Canadian winter.
  14. Hyper Polish/Gloss with Llumar

    Gordon, you can perform all the same prep on protection film and coat it as well. Gloss-Coat is excellent on film and provides the same protection as on clear coat.
  15. Optimum MDR

    MDR is perfectly safe on Gloss-Coat and will remove some of the pollutants that might otherwise require clay. It is a great part of an overall decontamination protocol.