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Layering OCW v2?

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Just discovering Optimum stuff... Had OS for a while and enjoying that unique glassy look, as well as the ease of use. Just discovered ONR and tonight I used OCW v2 for the very first time :thumbsupup[1]:

 

I liked the slight improvement in wetness that it delivered, over the top of several layers of UPGP, and the extra gloss. My question is whether or not I need to wait before adding a 2nd layer? I'd like to see how the look changes with a few layers?

 

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Damon, you'll see that the already very impressive slickness improves with the second (and/or 3rd) layers. It will look fab.

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Damon, you'll see that the already very impressive slickness improves with the second (and/or 3rd) layers. It will look fab.

 

Thanks Bence - I liked the look but wasnt too impressed with slickness.... Wasnt as slick as UPGP underneath, but that is VERY slick already.

 

How long do I need to leave between layers - can it be done after a few minutes or does it need the 12-24hrs?

 

Would be great if I could put on 2 quick layers in one session :thumbsupup[1]:

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Liquid wax tends to have a higher solvent content, cleaning tendency, and lower solids content, less wax, so my best guess would be that the need for a significant delay between applying coats would be no less than with a paste wax - but we all live in hope.

 

I may well be trying something similar shortly so I’m curious to see what the experience with OCW in this respect has proved to be.

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Damon, initial slickness or cured slickness?

 

Because initially it gives not much however, after say half an hour it improves a lot. Two cured layers are slicker on my car, on top of OOS ×2, than OID.

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Damon, initial slickness or cured slickness?

 

Because initially it gives not much however, after say half an hour it improves a lot. Two cured layers are slicker on my car, on top of OOS ×2, than OID.

 

I havent noticed any significant change TBH. UPGP leaves the clickest finish I have yet experienced, but I just didnt get the same feeling with OCW v2.

 

Dont get me wrong, I DO like it a lot, as it adds a little extra to the finish and improves the gloss. I want to add a few layers so was just really wanting to know how long to leave it between layering. As it flashes off quite quickly I was hoping I might get 2 layers on after a wash, with perhaps 15-20 mins between them?

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Interesting. On my car UPGP has less slickness than OCW II, and UPGP looks good only from flatter angles. As the angles grow, the look flattens, and become uninspiring. I think we have to test them side by side on different paints. IME OOS (vs. UPGP) has a significant advantage in water management.

 

I'd add the next layers after 20-30 minutes.

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Interesting. On my car UPGP has less slickness than OCW II, and UPGP looks good only from flatter angles. As the angles grow, the look flattens, and become uninspiring. I think we have to test them side by side on different paints. IME OOS (vs. UPGP) has a significant advantage in water management.

 

I'd add the next layers after 20-30 minutes.

 

I am sure different paints respond differently to different products - in looks as well as durability etc, but dont have evidence to support that...

 

i agree with the water management aspect - I think OOS beads and sheets off water much better than UPGP, in fact I had issues initially struggling to get UPGP to release water. I washed the car, rinsed it, sheeted it and it still had beads all over it. Went for a 80mph drive and came back and STILL water on it :( I put OOS on my MG earlier in the spring - just a quick top up layer, and went out for the day. It poured down half way through the journey and the car was soaked, but the roll-off of the water was amazing, and once the rain stopped and we kept driving, the car completely self dried :thumbsupup[1]:

 

It hasnt rained since I did the OCW so havent experienced beading/sheeting effects yet, but my hope is that it improves the performance of UPGP as well. I'd like to keep the car topped up with OCW and next I am very tempted to try DWG/OOS/OCW and see how that goes?

 

I do really like OOS, and I am struggling to go back to any kind of LSP that isnt a WOWA product. Have you used Z-CS yet? I hear durability is amazing, but mixed reports on the look....

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Although pics can lie and skew reality, but when you see pics of OOS'd cars the appearance is spot on. Very distinct dark/light frontiers, excellent definition and wetness. UPGP pics were always amazing but I'm yet to find a car on which UPGP looks like on the pictures. Unfortunately never happened to me.

And here comes the Z-CS problem: I've never saw a single picture which was convincing enough to jump on the bandwagon.

 

I have and I use Zaino stuff; mainly the Z2Pro/Z8 combo. It looks good and durable, but still lacks something I like in other LSPs, like for example OOS, Victoria waxes or even Mothers Reflections. Heck I even like the mixing thingy, and I keep a 50 ml syringe handy...

 

I'd like to collect all the WOWA sealants though. From Germany, the A1 Minute Wax, and from Japan the Soft99 Fusso Coat Mirror Shine. Former promises 4 months durability, the latter 9...

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Thx Chris for answering my question.Today was the first time i used OCW, and i'm very impressed how easy wipes off and looks wet and shiny only problem i had was the temperature it was about 35 deg today too cold but overall 5 stars and i'm glad i bought 1 gal god bless OPT

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