Ron Harris

Optimum Gloss-Coat

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On 8/31/2015 at 2:10 PM, Ron@Optimum said:

All Optimum coatings were formulated to bond to clear coats (2 stage), but have been successfully applied to single stage paints. If Opti-Coat did not bond, it's unlikely that Gloss-Coat will.

Hi I have a question last weekend I had a paint correction and opti gloss coat applied topped with opti seal my question is can I still apply the opti coat pro+ ?

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You can apply Opti-Coat Pro over Gloss-Coat, but need to remove the Opti-Seal first.  A good decontamination wash will work - Power Clean or Paint Prep.  IPA is a less reliable option.  None of these cleaners will remove either Coating.

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let me add that you will need to lightly polish the Gloss-Coat (which should remove the Opti-Seal) to reduce those components in Gloss-Coat that create gloss/slickness before applying OCP+.

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1 hour ago, A&J said:

Yes it is just make a habit of it 😉

Dont make a habit of it. Misspell, my bad.

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This will be my first experience with a coating and as soon as the weather gets consistently better here I plan to Gloss-Coat the wife's Honda CRV and there are a couple of steps I'm not sure about (#4, 6, 8, & 9):

1.  Wash and rinse

2.  FerreX, agitate with sponge or brush as needed, then rinse.

3.  Clay the car using ONR as clay lube and Opti-Clay

4. Wash, and do I need to dry before using Hyper-Polish?

5. Polish with Hyper Polish

6.  Do I need to wash again or can I go straight to Optimum Paint Prep?

7.  Apply Gloss-Coat

8.  I have Opti-Glass for the front windshield, but should I use that on all windows or Gloss-Coat on all glass except the windshield?

9.  I've read about topping Gloss-Coat with Opti-Seal while it cures, but my version of Opti-Seal is version 1, is it OK to use it on Gloss-Coat?

Thanks in advance for your help!

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5 hours ago, Eliot Ness said:

This will be my first experience with a coating and as soon as the weather gets consistently better here I plan to Gloss-Coat the wife's Honda CRV and there are a couple of steps I'm not sure about (#4, 6, 8, & 9):

1.  Wash, rinse, dry

2.  FerreX, rinse, dry

3.  Clay the car using ONR as clay lube and Opti-Clay

4. Polish with Hyper Polish

5.  Paint Prep

6.  Apply Gloss-Coat

8.  Apply Opti- Seal 1 hour aft er the last coat. 

9. I have Opti-Glass for the front windshield, but should I use that on all windows or Gloss-Coat on all glass except the windshield?

 

I made some slight changes to your process. 

With regards to opti-glass you can use it on all glass.  It is up to you on which way to proceed. 

 

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Dry the car befire polishing.

You dont have to wash after polishing, you can use paint prep.

Use one or the other. I would go with glass coat.

Opti seal V1 will be fine.

The rest of the procedure is spot on. Be sure to clean the pad often or change it with a fresh pad. I have about 5 before I clean them all and continue polishing.

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