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Intensive Polish - New or Reformulated Hyper Compound

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Given the long work times for Hyper Compound and Hyper Polish, I believe you can approach as SMAT. Of course each circumstance should govern your actions. I think new technology has superseded the old DAT/SMAT terminology and that creates confusion.

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Ron,

 

Since the current line-up of formulations is new, could you give us the cut level of each on a 1-10 scale (1 = lowest / 10 = highest)?

 

GPS

Primer

Hyper Polish

Intensive

Hyper Compound

 

I realize cut is also determined by the pad, but I (and I'm sure others) would like to know the cut level of the liquids themselves.

 

Thanks!

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I've referred your questions to Optimum Regional Managers. There are so many variables besides the polish - temperature, humidity, machine/speed, pad, user style, paint type, that it's difficult to have an universal set of instructions. It would seem to be more on the job training with the new products. The good news is they are very forgiving...

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The Hyper range is like any others on the market. As stated above it can't really be slotted into either SMAT or DAT.

 

You can work it for one pass or for 1 hour, as long as you keep working it it will continue to cut.

 

For best results, you want to use slow speed, no pressure, only one spray of product on your pad per section, and use a pad dampened with ONR.

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Hyper Paint Correction System (HPCS)

Optimum Polymer Technologies Hyper Paint Correction System (HPCS) is a simple system designed to give superior results in less time while using less product. It’s a complete system designed to be simple to use and efficient without creating dust, or the need to tape off plastic mouldings.

Consisting of 2 machines, 1 Compound, 2 polishes and 4 pads the Hyper Paint Correction System (HPCS) gives you everything you need for correction and shine in one or 2 steps.

The machines designed to work with the Hyper Paint Correction System (HPCS)

  • The Zentool 21E is a 900W random orbital polisher with a 21mm offset stroke. Unique in the industry with an easy to grip surface, the Zentool 21E is simple to use and will get swirl free professional results with very minimal effort and time. Important to the Hyper Paint Correction System (HPCS) the Zentool 21E was designed with a backing plate to promote in pad cooling reducing heat because of the airflow possible only through Optimum Waffle pads. Able to use both 5 and 6 inch pads the Zentool 21E is a formidable correction tool.
  • The Zentool mini is a 3 inch random orbital polisher that allows you to get into tighter areas. With it’s 12mm offset stroke it combines both polishing and correction abilities in a easy to handle and manoeuver package.

The pads of the Hyper Paint Correction System (HPCS) listed in order of cut from fast cutting to fine polishing.

  • Hyper Foam/ wool pad. Exclusive to Optimum this pad combines a short nap foamed wool face, with a soft foam interface to follow surface contours. This pad combined with Hyper Compound will quickly correct 1500G sanding marks, and provide a surface that just requires a final polishing prior to coating or wax application.
  • Optimums Waffle pads have some specific design elements that allow them to work efficiently as an integral part of the Hyper Paint Correction System (HPCS). A unique Velcro backing allows air to flow through it for optimal pad cooling. The waffle surface allows for air to circulate between the pad and paint. The waffle surface also eliminates pressure points and excessive drag caused by flat pads, allowing for more efficient pad rotation.
  • The Orange waffle pad combines cut with good polishing abilities. The orange pad can be used with Hyper Compound for light to moderate defect removal, with Hyper Intensive Polish for a one step polish that has good correction and high gloss. When minimal correction is required Hyper polish will finish down LSP ready while providing correction.
  • The Black Waffle pad is for use with your choice of Hyper Intensive Polish or Hyper Polish. Used as the final step following correction with Hyper compound it will quickly refine the surface left by Hyper Compound. Using the Black Waffle pad will give high gloss and provide minimal correction.
  • The Blue Waffle pad is to be used with Hyper Polish as a refinement step when dealing with difficult to correct paints.

The Hyper Paint Correction System is based around the synergy of the Hyper trio. The Hyper trio are characterised by their ease of use, efficiency and how user friendly they are. Non staining, no taping of mouldings is required, non-dusting when used according to instructions, and using inter compatible nano abrasives the trio save time and effort. No need to wipe off the residue between steps as the synergy of the HPCS allows you to refine the surface without risking towel marring and wasting time removing the minimal residue.

  • Hyper Compound is a cutting compound that easily removes 1500G sanding marks, while providing an easy to refine surface. Used with either the Foam Core Wool pad or the Orange waffle pad Hyper Compound provides both cut and gloss, without dust or hazing.
  • Hyper Intensive Polish is a cutting polish, providing a gloss finish and moderate cutting abilities its primary use is as a one-step polish.
  • Hyper Polish is used in conjunction with the waffle pads to refine the surface after compound, or to provide exceptional gloss on paints that do not require correction.

The synergy of the complete Optimum line is highlighted with the HPCS, and the time saving realized by using this synergy are evident. For a full correction detail utilizing the Optimum line, and how it saves you time follow these simple steps.

  • Wash the vehicle with Optimum No Rinse(ONR).
  • Decontaminate the paint using an Optimum Clay Towel and the ONR on the surface from the wash as lubrication.
  • Determine the level of correction required and start with your first correction step over the ONR dampened surface, no need to dry or tape off the vehicle.
  • Dampen your chosen pad with ONR wash solution (preferably in a pad washer) and simply spray 1 shot of Hyper Compound on the pad, no need to prime the pad, nor use a large amount of product.
  • Using the Zentool move it slowly over the surface with a tool speed only as high as needed to allow the backing plate to turn. Excessive speed is counterproductive as it creates heat. Pressure should be avoided, just the weight of the tool is sufficient.
  • The pad should be cleaned of excessive product and paint residue after every section and kept clean and damp.
  • Once the correction step is complete on the whole vehicle, proceed to the polishing step, there is no need to wipe off the minimal Hyper Compound residue.
  • Doing a test spot will determine if you require Hyper Intensive Polish or Hyper Polish to refine the surface to make it ready for Optimum Gloss Coat or Opti-Coat Pro(For Opti-Coat Pro the included Primer Polish should be used ).
  • The Polishing step should require minimal time and passes, as any correction should be done in the first step.
  • Using the pad/polish combination of your choice refine the surface while keeping your pad clean and damp. As with Hyper Compound only one spray of product on the pad is needed.

To prepare the surface for application of an Optimum coating, remove the polish residue using a Micro-Fibre Towel dampened with ONR to soften and remove the polish residue safely , then dry . The ONR will easily remove the polish residue and leave the surface ready for the coating.

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Ex H.Compound now H.I Polish I always use as dat, work until it is full brake down and the finish is great and cut is very good to, mostly use with l.c purple wool pad via flex vrg.

Also I use it as one step with l.c finishing pad.

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Ron or Yvan,

 

Without being able to come up with a 1-10 "cut scale", could you give an idea of how cut levels compare between GPS, Primer Polish & Hyper Polish?

 

One of your testers posted on another forum recently that Primer & Hyper Polish have the same cut level, only difference is that Primer has some sort of activator for OCP. Is this true? Also, if GPS is used exactly the same way and in the same conditions as Hyper Polish, what kind of correction should one expect from GPS? 25% of HP, 50%, etc.?

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Optimum Polish "cut scale":

Poli-Seal, Finish 2

GPS 3

Polish ll 4

Hyper Polish, Primer 5

Compound ll, Intensive Polish 8

Hyper Compound 10

 

Yes, Primer began life as Hyper Polish and was tweaked to support Coating bonding. I'd guess GPS will have about half the correction of Hyper Polish.

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Great info, thank you Ron!

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