Ron@Optimum

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    cure times

    all coatings are susceptible to water spotting because water beads on the surface (but "horribly" is an overstatement) - all 3 coatings can get wet an hour after application, but to avoid spotting, dry hard water before it bakes on and/or apply sealant to provide a sacrificial layer. The 6 days (really 7 days) is before washing with solvents (soap). All 3 Coatings can be driven an hour after application, regardless of weather...
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    Yvan get's some well deserved respect!

    He wiped off the Power Clean (didn't say he used an ONR dampened towel, but that's our suggestion). Removing can be by rinsing or wiping (and on glass, definitely rinse).
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    cure times

    A minimum of 1 hour before driving - the same for applying Opti-Seal
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    Yvan get's some well deserved respect!

    Nothing to add (other than seconding the shout out to Yvan), I've use Power Clean at 100%, 1:3, and 1:5 for number of automotive AND household projects. There are not only Power Clean spray bottles in my garage, but under my sink and on my pontoon - a "go to" APC!
  5. Yes, both versions of No Rinse make great interior cleaners - normal dilution ratio.
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    ONR QD Ratio

    1 oz to 16 oz of water for pre-spray 2 oz to 1 gal of water for clay lube 10 oz to 1 gallon for waterless wash
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    Optimum product with most gloss?

    Optimum only works through distributors internationally, does not ship directly
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    Optimum product with most gloss?

    can be purchased from Optimum at opticoat.com -
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    Optimum product with most gloss?

    For gloss, Hyper Seal is hard to beat!
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    Best Paint Correction Product

    The potential difference in clear coat is why I didn't respond to the original question about Mercedes or GM paints. Even within a brand (Lexus comes to mind) there are variances by model and even color, so there's really no universal rule as to clear coat hardness. As Lowe suggests, you need to test a section.
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    Best Paint Correction Product

    Excellent recommendations!
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    Best Paint Correction Product

    I can't speak to black Mercedes specifically, but if it's light marring/swirling you need to remove, Optimum Hyper Polish with an orange foam pad should be effective. If more cut is required, try Optimum Intensive Polish with the same pad.
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    Why Gloss Coat?

    Several questions, corrections - not important to this discussion, but you can layer Opti-Coat Pro as well as Gloss-Coat (we do not recommend more than 3 layers), additional coats DO NOT increase durability but insure complete coverage and some believe amp the gloss. Why has no one duplicated Dr G's SiC formula (that I know of), no idea, but the knock on OCP was lack of gloss/slickness that customers seem to desire. Gloss-Coat and OCP+ have Si02 components that add those characteristics. It may be that they can't duplicate Doc's formula or that it's more expensive/troublesome, or are satisfied with what they have. Detail Mutant is accurate is product use estimates, though it depends on the installer and what is coated. We recommend coating plastic, vinyl, glass, metal, etc. One towel should be enough and the applicator pad/towels can be washed (dish detergent/Power Clean) and reused infinitely. FYI, you are not "removing" Gloss-Coat, simply distributing it evenly - no pressure on the towel.
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    BRS and hyper-seal review

    When I first tried Hyper Seal I used too much product due to the trigger sprayer vs. finger sprayer on Opti-Seal. I've dialed it back and now use about the same amount. Hyper Seal is truly a different formula and superior product (on Coated or uncoated) cars to OS. It does contain Si02 components for gloss/slickness.
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    Carpet and Fabric Cleaner and Protectant SDS?

    not a pc expert and no idea why links don't work, they work for me. Will keep trying...
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    Carpet and Fabric Cleaner and Protectant SDS?

    see if this works - 989727904_107OptimumFabricCleanerProtect-1.pdf
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    Opticoat Pro Plus and Tac Systems Moonlight

    You are correct, No Soap, Optimum does not test competitors products and has no experience with TAC. Hyper Seal on the other hand, was formulated for Coatings and does contain Si02 components.
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    Carpet and Fabric Cleaner and Protectant SDS?

    107 Optimum Fabric Cleaner & Protect.pdf
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    SEMA 2018

    No release date announced yet, should be in first quarter.
  20. can't answer that one...
  21. Spray Gun working pressure: 40-60 psi (max 140 psi)
  22. The OPT Foam Gun calls for psi from 60 - 90
  23. Welcome to the Optimum Forum - Compressor specs for Foam = 8cfm @ 90psi
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    New Member from PHX, AZ

    welcome to all things Optimum!
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    TIRE PROTECTION AND COATING

    Tire Protection and Coating 8 oz 00812779025494 - $15.99 32 oz 00812779025500 - $49.99 Optimum Tire Protection & Coating is a long lasting water based tire shine and protectant. Applied to a clean surface it will give you an easy to clean, good looking tire for months. Accelerate into the future without sling, oils, or silicone. Easy to use. Long lasting. Environmentally friendly.