Ron@Optimum

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  1. It is possible to apply too thin a coat, but easy to add a second layer. I've been told that while not increasing durability, a second coat amps up the shine.
  2. Daily Driver gets some shine

    As you consider new products in the Optimum line, feel free to ask questions from the "experts" on this Forum...and there are many!
  3. Yes, Paint Prep will remove Opti-Seal and any other wax or residue. Opti-Coat Pro IS harder and more durable than Gloss-Coat, but no coating can protect against scratching. I'm frequently asked how much protection do coatings really provide and it's impossible to answer - define "scratch" or marring/swirling". As Guz states, the best a coating can promise is to reduce the accidental marring caused by improper washing/drying methods.
  4. First attempt at using Gloss Coat

    The glass recommendation is due to wiper abrasion, so durability is not the same as paint. Additional coats do not increase durability, but ensure complete coverage, can even high spots, and add sheen (so I've been told).
  5. Opti-Gloss Coat Question

    Welcome to the Optimum Forum - the FerreX/Paint Prep should be sufficient to remove the sealant. Polish only if necessary to remove marring that can occur with clay.
  6. Brad, no basic cleaners will degrade Gloss-Coat. That includes Power Clean, FerreX, MDR, even strong acid based wheel cleaners like Maguiars Hot Chrome (just make sure to wipe all the above off with an ONR damp microfiber).
  7. First attempt at using Gloss Coat

    As A&J states, if you think you missed a spot, just clean and apply again. The amount of Gloss-Coat used is on the light side but if you didn't coat glass or wheels, your should be good. By the way, you should coat the windows and wheels - wipers will polish Gloss-Coat off the front windshield but the others are good and you'll find your wheels are so much easier to clean after coating.
  8. Checking in from Florida

    Without OCD customers, Optimum would not exist - welcome to the OPT Forum!
  9. Optimum Glass Coat Troubles

    A&J has given excellent advice. Optimum has learned that Opti-Glass cures very quickly and it's good to go back over almost immediately. Cool, dry weather might slow the cure, but it's still a good idea to lever quickly.
  10. Hey, from south Louisiana

    Welcome to all things Optimum, Tigah, and your process looks absolutely correct. Feel free to ask questions as you get into the job because there are great resources available on this site.
  11. Interior cleaning.

    Another great choice, Opti-Clean is a stronger cleaner than ONR or Protectant Plus but doesn't damage any surfaces. I use Opti-Clean like a very safe all purpose cleaner.
  12. Opti Coat Pro +

    And we love the testimonials - thank you!
  13. New Recommendation for ONR Use.

    we really can't peg shelf life (variables like temperature, water quality, container, etc), but I've never had a problem in spray bottles. The color and smell will disappear but that doesn't effect the product. If the mixture gets an off smell or slimy, funky feel, it's time to dump and mix a fresh batch.
  14. Gloss coat and rain shower.

    sorry, holiday weekend, so a late reply. You may already know this but an hour after Gloss-Coat application your car can get wet. In general, water spots are from hard water (hose, tap, sprinklers). Rain is not hard water but can mix with minerals on a dirty car to form spots. If possible, it's always wise to dry your car before spots can bake on. If water spots are a problem, let this forum know and we may have solutions.
  15. Interior cleaning.

    Welcome to Optimum and we can make some suggestions. First, Optimum No Rinse (ONR) makes an excellent interior cleaner for leather, vinyl, plastic, and glass. For cleaning AND protection, Protectant Plus is formulated for interiors (and works well on exterior plastics), isn't sticky, contains UV protection, and revitalizes leather.