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Where does MDR fall in a coating prep workflow?

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I have a black BMW with water spots I'm preping to coat.

What should my workflow look like?

I'm guessing the following.

1) Pre-soak

2) Wash

3) Iron remover

4) Clay 

5) MDR?

6) Polish

7) Panel Prep

8 ) Coat

 

 

 

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On 11/27/2019 at 6:49 PM, paulgyro said:

I have a black BMW with water spots I'm preping to coat.

What should my workflow look like?

I'm guessing the following.

1) Pre-soak

2) Wash

3) Iron remover

4) Clay 

5) MDR?

6) Polish

7) Panel Prep

8 ) Coat

 

 

 

Bit late, but I personally would swap MDR and Claying. Reasoning: Get all your chemical decontamination done before you (optionally) start mechanical decontamination, which will cause marring. I would implement loooooong dwell times, then claying will hopefully be obsolete. Use a strong pressure washer as well, that helps.

There's a video on Opti-Coat's YouTube channel, called "Winter gets the decon" which is a good process to follow.

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11 hours ago, Heijneker said:

Bit late, but I personally would swap MDR and Claying. Reasoning: Get all your chemical decontamination done before you (optionally) start mechanical decontamination, which will cause marring. I would implement loooooong dwell times, then claying will hopefully be obsolete. Use a strong pressure washer as well, that helps.

There's a video on Opti-Coat's YouTube channel, called "Winter gets the decon" which is a good process to follow.

Good ole Adam Huber on winter gets the decon😁

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17 hours ago, Heijneker said:

Bit late, but I personally would swap MDR and Claying. Reasoning: Get all your chemical decontamination done before you (optionally) start mechanical decontamination, which will cause marring. I would implement loooooong dwell times, then claying will hopefully be obsolete. Use a strong pressure washer as well, that helps.

There's a video on Opti-Coat's YouTube channel, called "Winter gets the decon" which is a good process to follow.

Awesome thanks! I checked out the video and what you say makes sense.

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On 4/6/2020 at 5:18 AM, Heijneker said:

Bit late, but I personally would swap MDR and Claying. Reasoning: Get all your chemical decontamination done before you (optionally) start mechanical decontamination, which will cause marring. I would implement loooooong dwell times, then claying will hopefully be obsolete. Use a strong pressure washer as well, that helps.

There's a video on Opti-Coat's YouTube channel, called "Winter gets the decon" which is a good process to follow.

Heijneker, I did as you suggested and used MDR prior to claying (even though there were no water spot) and it made it so I didn't have to clay!  

 

 

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1 minute ago, Heijneker said:

Nice! Great to hear it has worked that way, awesome. Thanks for giving the update. How did you use the MDR?

I used a foam applicator with MDR, applied to the paint, let it sit for a 2-3 minutes, washed off. Did the bag test and found no contamination. 

I tried a similar approach on my hood because of contamination, the hood being coated with CarPro CQuartz, leaving the MDR on for about 20 mins as I couldn't get the contaminated to leave.  I washed the hood to remove the MDR and found the coating to be DEAD.  I was shocked to see this. Have you heard of this before?  I thought MDR even with long dwell times was coating friendly.

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MDR is coating friendly - Optimum's coatings - we don't test or make promises on other brands. 

I like chemical decontamination, feel clay is over used.  Combinations of Power Clean, FerreX, and MDR can be used to decontaminate paint without clay. 

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Well there's your answer, sorry to hear the coating is gone. But time for something better I suppose 😉. Shows the power of MDR, love that stuff

Yeah same here Ron, of course a bit more time consuming than mitt Claying with Ferrex after Super Clean, but I think this can give a better clean, and pretty much ensures a clean sheet.

But claying is okay if you're polishing anyway I guess, and there's no coating on the car. 

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50 minutes ago, Heijneker said:

Well there's your answer, sorry to hear the coating is gone. But time for something better I suppose 😉. Shows the power of MDR, love that stuff

Yeah same here Ron, of course a bit more time consuming than mitt Claying with Ferrex after Super Clean, but I think this can give a better clean, and pretty much ensures a clean sheet.

But claying is okay if you're polishing anyway I guess, and there's no coating on the car. 

Per Yvan before if you use a light / fine clay like the Optimum clay towel it doesn't mar so no need to worry about polishing.  

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Sorry for all the posts, I found out why MDR killed my coating, CQuartz has a ph resistance scale of 3-11.  

MDR has a ph of 2.65

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was going to add the coating may not be gone, may just be muted.  Different cleaners can reduce Gloss-Coat when over used - I don't believe MDR dwelling for 20 minutes + strips the coating but wouldn't be surprised at it effects durability (same is true for Power Clean, FerreX, etc - use reasonably and rinse thoroughly).

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