Ron@Optimum

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    Greetings from Erie, PA

    Ditto what Kid says -
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    Hyper seal

    we recommend minimum of 40 degrees F
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    Swirls in Opticoat pro after 1 year

    It would depend - the installer would determine
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    Swirls in Opticoat pro after 1 year

    You are doing the right thing, your installer is the right person to review your paint and suggest corrections.
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    Crazy discount ONR Opti-Coat store!!

    interesting thought...
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    Gelcoat restorer

    one suggestion for future applications, the last 2 coats use an up and down motion instead of circular -
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    Crazy discount ONR Opti-Coat store!!

    unlikely (up to the distributors), but one can dream -
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    How to remove dried out Polish

    IPA does not harm paint, was the suggested wipe down product prior to developing Paint Prep. Power Clean is more generic, but Paint Prep removes wax, sealant, and polish, so might be a good choice.
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    How to remove dried out Polish

    I was going to suggest concentrated Power Clean, but you said you've tried APC in the past. That rules out Paint Prep as well. Have you tried polishing, maybe by hand?
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    ONR is safe on new smart repair

    Yes, ONR is safe on new paint/chip repair
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    Product Updates

    Dr G has tweaked 2 Optimum products to improve performance. The changes were not big enough to consider reformulations. ONR has been updated to allow better release of dirt, so wash media stays cleaner. Hyper Polish has greatly extended work time, allowing safer polishing and require less product. There are other product revisions under review and they will be announced when available.
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    Product Updates

    Yes
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    Gelcoat restorer

    I would try paint thinner to remove the smearing. Did you use multiple coats of GCR - we recommend up to 4 and usually the additional layers even out the product?
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    Gelcoat restorer

    not sure what you mean by "clean up"? Gel Coat Restorer can be removed with Prepsol or paint thinner, which if done carefully might remove smears. It can also be polished to remove swirls.
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    Product Updates

    Optimum does not announce formula changes until all our stock is the new product. We can't control how other distributors manage inventory, but in general we wait until old inventory has flushed through the system. As mentioned, the reformulations were not considered changed enough to require "New Formula" labels.
  16. Lou, welcome to OPT - this forum has a nice balance of amateur and pro detailers that are true car enthusiasts!
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    Power Clean and Gloss Coat

    No, Power Clean will not remove Gloss-Coat (though heavy undiluted use will reduce it over time). I recommend 1:3 ratio for paint/bugs and 1:5 or more for interior use.
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    Protection duration several products

    I didn't chime in because I don't personally have a good sense of durability. I hear from users but that's second hand info...and varies drastically. I've only used ONRWW for years (and explained in past posts) and have never topped Seal with Wax (personally feel that's overkill). I take very good care of my vehicles, which are garaged, not driven far, and "live" in a moderate environment (Arkansas). When I wash (every 2 - 4 weeks) I ALWAYS use one of Wax, Opti-Seal, Hyper Seal as a drying aid. With that regimen, I'm never really testing the durability...but I can tell the protection is still there. I cheat with one car that has Opti-Coat Pro and have 1 Garage Queen that is mostly cleaned with Instant Detailer. The anecdotal information I've heard supports A&J's estimates, though Wax over Seal seems low at 6 weeks.
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    When Did The Spray Polishes Get So Expensive?

    FYI, we make sample sizes of Hyper products, just don't advertise. You can call Shay to order...
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    When Did The Spray Polishes Get So Expensive?

    Dr G is trying to reduce SKUs, not increase. He's very proud to have the only spray polish/compounds available (even if they can be problematic to find spray heads for) and I don't see him going back to pastes/non spray.
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    When Did The Spray Polishes Get So Expensive?

    the price increases, taken about a year ago, were the first Optimum has taken, period! They came in the face of rising chemical, packaging, labeling, shipping, and labor costs - Dr G put it off as long as he could. Just FYI
  22. Back in stock and a new product: The Optimum Ultra Clay Towel ● BEFORE WAXING, BUFFING, & POLISHING● TRULY CLEANS & SMOOTHS THE FINISH● INCREASES GLOSS, DEPTH, & SHINE● HELPS WAX & SEALANTS LAST LONGERYou can wash, clay and wax in one step by washing with Optimum No Rinse then apply 2 sprays of Optimum Car Wax per panel. Then use Optimum Ultra Clay Towel to remove surface contaminants. Use Microfiber Drying Towel to dry the car. Optimum Ultra Clay Mitt ● BEFORE WAXING, BUFFING, & POLISHING● TRULY CLEANS & SMOOTHS THE FINISH● INCREASES GLOSS, DEPTH, & SHINE● HELPS WAX & SEALANTS LAST LONGERYou can wash, clay and wax in one step by washing with Optimum No Rinse then apply 2 sprays of Optimum Car Wax per panel. Then use Optimum Ultra Clay Mitt to remove surface contaminants. Use Microfiber Drying Towel to dry the car.
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    Ultra Clay Towel and Ultra Clay Mitt

    due to trademark issues, OPT does not advertise the Clay Towel, but if you call Shay at 901-363-4955, you may be able to order one.
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    To presoak or not presoak? ONRww

    I think all sizes of ONR are back in stock...and you have to loan me a hose if you want me to rinse something!
  25. Optimum Carpet & Fabric Cleaner is available online at opticoat.com