Ron@Optimum

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  1. Ron@Optimum

    Opti Coat Pro Maintenance

    While everyone has their own personal wash methodology, Detail Mutant's is excellent, thorough, and safe. I don't live in a Winter State, don't deal with the same issues...and not apologizing!
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    T.A.R. Remover

    No Soap, one of OPTs Regionals suggested MDR for salt solution removal - makes sense, salt is a mineral.
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    Opti Coat Pro Maintenance

    foam guns are excellent to use on sludge from winter. The high dilution ONR is a pre-spray (think tar, bugs, heavy dirt, etc) or waterless wash formula but not necessarily routine full car washes.
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    Opti Coat Pro Maintenance

    Correct, wash bay sprayers are OK, but they use very harsh solvents and should be avoided.
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    T.A.R. Remover

    TAR won't stain leather or interior vinyls. It wasn't formulated to remove salt solutions and hasn't been test on it, so no answer for No Soap.
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    Opti Coat Pro Maintenance

    That's no problem, you can pre-rinse the worst off with a wand and pre-spray (either dilution works, 1 oz to 16 or 1 oz to 2 gallons, just get greater cleaning power with the stronger ratio). I suggest doing smaller sections depending on how quickly the panels dry, expanding if possible.
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    T.A.R. Remover

    TAR (Tar/Adhesive/Rubber) Remover is now available from opticoat.com: Optimum T.A.R.™ Remover is a fast acting, easy to use, and environmentally friendly solution for removing tar, adhesive, and rubber contaminants from all automotive surfaces. Optimum T.A.R.™ Remover is based on soy and other natural extracts and does not contain any petroleum distillates making it safe for the consumer, the environment, and your vehicles and is safe to use on all automotive surfaces including paint, chrome, plastic, and glass. Optimum T.A.R.™ Remover is biodegradable and VOC free.
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    Optimum for "sticky" plastic trim

    Wayward, I have no experience with your issue, but wonder it the new TAR product (Tar/Adhesive/Rubber) might work? It's just now available at opticoat.com?
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    OPTI leather guard application questions.

    Welcome to the OPT Forum, Jovach. Opti-Guard Leather - clean the surface thoroughly (we recommend Power Clean at 1:5 or 1:3, depending on condition), wipe off with a damp microfiber which not only removes residue PC, but also serves to fill the pores in the leather, then apply Opti- Guard Leather with the sponge applicator. Cover completely and you can add a second coat 10 minutes after the first. Wait at least 10 minutes before touching. After application, clean the sponge with Power Clean or dish detergent/hot water and it's reusable. Expunge any air that got into your syringe and recap tightly for future use.
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    Power clean with onr

    I can't promise doing a compete decontamination will remove the gritty feeling but that's the recommended approach vs. clay.
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    Opti-Gloss coat

    Optimum does not test it's products on competitors so we have no idea whether you can apply over another coating (but you can layer Gloss-Coat). Opti-Coat is the superior product compared to Gloss-Coat - more durable, harder, and more chemically resistant.
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    Optimum Gloss-Coat

    A second coat insures good coverage and may add gloss, but does not change durability - that is from Dr G
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    Optimum Gloss-Coat

    Dr G always suggested coating under AND over film, but some installers have had issues with adhesion. We know OPT PFF can be installed over Coatings, but can't speak for other brands. It is important that the installer wraps the ends (like wheel wells).
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    Optimum Tire Protection & Coating Review

    I'm guessing normal wear and tear, washing over time, etc. According to Yvan he's got 6 months + so far...
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    Power clean with onr

    TAR should be available the first quarter, but no exact ETA yet.