Ron@Optimum

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    Clear Coat Restorer

    Clear Coat Restorer bonds to clear coat, no guarantee it will bond to polished aluminum.
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    Optimum Synergy Podcast

    No plans currently to restart the podcasts...
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    Filtering ONR (W&W) Wash Water

    Optimum avoids hard and fast recommendations like 1 bucket vs 2 bucket vs Garry Dean Method and Big Red Sponge or mitt or microfiber, etc. If we thought there was a huge difference as it relates to Optimum products, we'd say so, but these things are personal preference. I've kidded that if you asked 3 different OPT employees a question, you'd get 5 answers. Dr G used 1 bucket (until the warehouse started washing his cars...), Yvan promotes 1 bucket and I use 2. All paths lead to God...or a well maintained car. I'm frankly not sure what Heijneker is getting at - filtering back to the original ONR solution or separating the ONR itself. OPT hasn't tried and has no reason to attempt it.
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    ONR - not what Im used to

    and we appreciate you saying so...
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    Filtering ONR (W&W) Wash Water

    no, Optimum has not.
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    ONR, BRS And AutoGlym Instadry?

    Well said, Setec
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    ONR - not what Im used to

    I'm curious as well - using McKees to demo Lake Country pads and introduce a new line of D/As is one thing, but shilling for car care products after being the face of OPT does raise questions. My last conversation with Yvan, just after he "retired" it sounded like he wanted to do training seminars. Maybe he sees himself as a youtube star, like Pan the Organizer?
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    Filtering ONR (W&W) Wash Water

    Yvan had a high volume business and was always looking for efficiencies/savings. For the normal consumer I don't see the benefit. I've used a single bucket of ONR for 2 cars and could have done 3 if I had the energy.
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    Clear Coat Restorer

    Do they have clear coat on them now?
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    Filtering ONR (W&W) Wash Water

    The above makes sense to be efficient. I believe trying to reuse ONR will have a negative effect on it's performance over time.
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    Waterspots

    can't open your attachment, but we're not going to recommend against manufacturers directions.
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    ONR - not what Im used to

    Dr G is always looking for ways to improve products...and with all the new rinseless washes out there, I've yet to see one that performs better than ONR. KcKees claims to be slicker....define slickness to me and prove the claim. Even Yvan LaCroix, who's doing product demos for McKees, doesn't specifically say it's better.
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    Wash n wax

    I've frequently washed my riding lawn mower with leftover ONRWW - have a very shiny Husqvarna.
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    Filtering ONR (W&W) Wash Water

    Optimum has not researched trying to filter used ONR and I can't imagine why we would...
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    Discontinued Optimum Products

    Optimum has announced it is discontinuing Compound ll, Polish ll, and Finish Polish. The emphasis going forward in on the Hyper line of spray polishes which represent the latest technology.
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    Discontinued Optimum Products

    Yes, GPS is the spray version of Poli-Seal and has similar cut.
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    Waterspots

    not sure why you have that problem - I opened it and copied above
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    Waterspots

    Removing Persistent Water Spots / Mineral Deposits Hydrofluoric acid (HF) is a common ingredient in car wash cleaning solutions mainly because it is highly effective and relatively inexpensive. Particulate matter from brake pads and discs, tire wear, and abrasion of road surface accumulated on the exterior of automobiles are aggressively removed with the use of car wash cleaning solutions containing HF. The unique properties of HF to dissolve silica, concrete, most metals, and metallic oxides cause effective breakdown of rust, road dust, and grime on automobiles. However, HF is a very corrosive and a highly toxic substance. Due to hazards associated with the storage, use, and exposure of HF to humans and the environment, there is a need to find safe, yet equally effective alternatives to HF as a cleaning agent. Improvements in cleaning processes, development of available technologies, and utilization of cleaning products containing natural and various benign polymers and surfactants are healthy and environmentally sound alternatives to HF for car wash applications. However, these alternatives may not be as effective as HF. -2012 The Korean Society of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. http://komfg.com/files/2012/02/ABF_HF1.pdf If MDR does not remove the water spots, this is the next course of action. Always try the least invasive technique first. Directions for use for water spot removal on Opti Coat Pro and Pro Plus: 1. Wash surface to remove non-bonded surface contamination / dirt. 2. Inspect the water spots (with a magnifier if possible). 3. Wearing gloves, goggles, and respiratory mask, spray the wheel acid directly onto a sponge. 4. Generously wipe onto water spot affected areas, agitate a little, keeping the surface wet. (The spots may fizz a little at first. You will see them going away as they dissolve.) 5. Wait 30-60 seconds. Rinse very well with fresh water. 6. Dry and inspect. The water spots and anything else that was on the surface should be eliminated. In very extreme instances, another application may be necessary. 7. If the spots are still a little visible after a second attempt with acid, you can use a blue waffle finishing pad and Optimum Car Wax on a low speed to polish the last bit. (Note: This can only be done with a finishing pad and Car Wax.) There are no abrasives, to remove coating, or abrade the surface, which could negatively affect the hydrophobic properties of the coating. 8. Finish with Car Wax, Opti-Seal, or Instant Detailer. The coatings are not affected by this acid, nor should the paint be affected on a non-coated car. The wheels that these products are commonly used for are clear coated as well. • PRO C-33 Wheel Brightener Back Magic Wheel Cleaner • ALU BRITE Detail King Wheel Brightener • Meguiars Wheel Brightener Ardex Wheel Brightener Caution: Unlike most acids, HF does not cause a burning sensation, however
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    ONR - not what Im used to

    There is no new version of ONR, but it's possible we've changed suppliers for the color component...or the ratio. Color has nothing to do with performance...in fact, after mixing the color goes away due to dilution. I'm not sure what the story is with McKees - when they were owners of Autopia (Palm Beach), they were major distributor of Optimum products, now they seem to be targeting our products.
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    Waterspots

    As has been mentioned, water spots are a problem with coated cars because water beads on the paint. Following is Optimum's suggested solution: Removing Persistent Water Spots 11-18 FINAL.pdf
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    Opti-Seal V2.0

    Optimum does not announce minor improvements in products, only major changes. There is a more technically advanced sealant from Optimum, Opti-Coat Hyper Seal. Hyper Seal was formulated for ceramic coatings, but provides improved performance on all surfaces. Hyper Seal is available at the online store at opticoat.com under the Maintenance tab.
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    Ford Testing of OCW

    Setec, yes, Ford, Chrysler, and Mitsubishi all tested Optimum Spray Wax and confirmed claims of UV and other protection, but did not provide any reports or permission to use their test results.
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    Clear Coat Restorer

    There's no benefit to a 3rd coat, but no negatives. Not quite sure of your concern - I have CCR in a sandwich bag in my freezer - no fear of leakage or spontaneous combustion. The 30 days is not a hard & fast rule, just a warning that it's not good indefinitely. As long as it's liquid, it's good.
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    Opti-coat pro+ Newbie Question

    Both Opti-Coat and Optimum No Rinse will work on all paint, but Opti-Coat products are formulated for ceramic coatings. Opti-Coat No Rinse will have more gloss and slickness on your Opti-Coat Pro+...
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    Clear Coat Restorer

    One bottle of CCR will coat a 4 door sedan and you can apply up to 2 coats (wait 1 hour between coats). For any remainder, close the container to avoid moisture contamination and refrigerate.