Ron@Optimum

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  1. Ron@Optimum

    Cleaning a foam pad of Gloss Coat

    clean the pad immediately in hot water and Power Clean (or dish detergent) - squeeze out until it stops foaming and let dry.
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    Swirls prevention

    I always pre-spray with ONR mixed 1 oz to 16 oz of water...and sometimes just use that mix as a waterless wash. I find the pre-spray starts dissolving bugs, tar, heavy dirt buildup and simplifies the actual wash.
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    Optimum Tire Protection & Coating Review

    lots of good methodology and technique here -
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    Optimum Tire Protection & Coating Review

    you can also try mineral spirits with a medium stiff brush. Another cause of peeling and discoloration is applying too much product.
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    Optimum Tire Protection & Coating Review

    Try Optimum TAR Remover (Tar/Adhesive/Rubber) - it might take multiple applications, TPC is tough stuff. I've had a number of people with similar stories - application on 1 set of tires worked great, but another had issues. It appears silicone in the rubber, if not totally removed through thorough and repeated cleanings, leaches out and interferes with TPC bonding.
  6. Ron@Optimum

    Does ONR freeze as easy as water?

    if ONR dries on the paint, just dampen a microfiber and it should wipe off easily.
  7. Ron@Optimum

    What is Paint Guard™ made of?

    Gloss-Coat is an SiC/SiO2 hybrid, Paint Guard is SiC only - Paint Guard is a 3 year product and harder/more chemically resistant than Gloss-Coat. The hierarchy of OPT ceramic coatings is Gloss-Coat - Paint Guard - Opti-Coat Pro - Opti-Coat Pro Plus.
  8. Ron@Optimum

    Howdy from Oxnard, California! :)

    Welcome to the Optimum Party!
  9. Ron@Optimum

    What is Paint Guard™ made of?

    Paint Guard is SiC but a slightly different formula than Opti-Coat Pro
  10. Ron@Optimum

    MIXING ONR & REGULAR CAR SOAP; QUESTION:

    Exactly my point, instead of trying to create some hybrid solution with questionable effectiveness, use the products as they're meant to be used.
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    MIXING ONR & REGULAR CAR SOAP; QUESTION:

    I'm never quite sure how to react to posters suggesting different combinations of products. First Optimum manufactures 45 chemical products and does not spend time in the lab conjuring up different combinations - each product has it's purpose and if Dr G has an idea for something new/better, he goes after it. When trying to combine chemicals to realize different results - like combining something that strongly dissolves/de-greases, with something that emulsifies, with something that encapsulates, you not only deal with the interaction of the chemicals, but in what order the processes take place. I think combining soap with ONR with an APC would dilute the effect of each to varying degrees. I don't see any negative affect from the combination, just muted results. So test away -
  12. Ron@Optimum

    Does ONR freeze as easy as water?

    some take cars to heated touchless wash bays, but most wash in garages.
  13. Ron@Optimum

    ONR Definitive Thread

    the mix ratio calls for 2 gallons...
  14. Ron@Optimum

    Gel coat Restorer

    It is NOT a miracle product (thanks Setec) and it has a learning curve. As the attached video states, multiple coats are necessary to remove applicator marks and level. It's important to remove the oxidized gelcoat, the reason for concentrated Power Clean AND scuff pad.
  15. You are both right - Opti-Coat is an opportunity for Pro Installers to offer a proprietary label with superior quality. It's both a profit opportunity and to create buyer loyalty. Some of the Opti-Coat products are clearly better (on Coated and uncoated vehicles). Not all Pro Installers will carry/sell the Opti-Coat line, that's why it's available directly from Optimum.