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  2. Bullwinkel

    NEW FORMULA HYPER SEAL

    @Ron@Optimum Thank you for the reply Ron, Another follow-up question on Hyper Seal. My current wash process is a rinseless wash with ONR followed by Hyper Seal as a drying aid on a car that is not coated. Does this process offer adequate UV protection for my paint/plastic trim and prevent yellowing of the headlights? If Hyper Seal doesn't add UV protection like OCW, what step in the process should I use OCW? I think I've seen one of your reply's saying its best to add wax first then Hyper Seal because the Hyper Seal will shed the wax if the wax is added after the Hyper Seal. I see that the Optimum Car Wax (OCW) is advertised as offering significant UV protection and I think I've read a forum post (*citation needed) that mentions the OCW integrates with the clear coat to reinvigorate the clearcoat's UV protection. Optimum No Rinse Wash & Wax (ONRWW) states it "provides all the benefits of No Rinse Wash & Shine plus additional protection and shine of Optimum Car Wax in one easy step." If I switch from ONR to ONRWW, will the UV protection of ONRWW be as significant and durable as using ONR + OCW? I'm thinking of adding Gloss-Coat to my car as well. It is a couple months old and only has a very few minor defects so I don't really want to polish because I don't have the tools. Since I've applied Hyper Seal a few times, will prepping the surface with Optimum Paint Prep be necessary and or sufficient before applying the Gloss-Coat? Thank you
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  4. digital808

    Opti-Coat Pro Primer Polish

    Thanks Mutant for the clarification. I was wondering if it was the same. Had I’d known that, it would’ve saved me 1-2hrs off my total install of pro+.
  5. Detail Mutant

    Opti-Coat Pro Primer Polish

    Unless something has changed in the last two years, Hyper Polish and Primer Polish (comes in opti-coat kits) is the same. All Optimum sprayable polishes/compounds (Hyper Polish, Intensive Polish and Hyper Compound) contain additive which aids in Optimum coatings bonding to the surface. So in fact depending on paint you can finish with Intensive Polish before applying coating.
  6. digital808

    Opti-Coat Pro Primer Polish

    Is Hyper Polish and the primer polish the same? I’ve just read somewhere that it’s very close. If I use hyper polish for paint enhancement, do I still need to follow up with primer polish before laying down Opti-coat pro+?
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  8. digital808

    Opti Coat Coatings and Non Clear Coated Cars

    Ok. Thanks Ron for the clarification.
  9. Ron@Optimum

    Opti Coat Coatings and Non Clear Coated Cars

    yes, Opti-Coat Pro works on single stage paints but the warranty applies only to clear coated vehicles.
  10. Toyota’s are big sellers here in Hawaii especially Toyota “Super White”. From my understanding, Super White is a single stage paint system. Will Opticoat coatings work with this paint system and will the coatings be covered under warranty?
  11. Ron@Optimum

    NEW FORMULA HYPER SEAL

    Skeelo, there is no wait time before applying ceramic coatings over new vehicles. Bullwinkel, you can apply the new Hyper Seal (or Opti-Seal) after 1 hour. When first introduced the HS recommendation was 12 hours but experience taught us to wait 7 days. The new formula HS allows it to be applied much sooner.
  12. Habs

    Is it ok to mix ONR and OCW?

    I have mixed optium spray wax with onrww and water in a ik sprayer or weedkiller pump sprayer dont really have a dilution ration down yet but about 2 oz of spray wax and 3oz of onrww in a gallon of water. After doing a onr wash i uses this as a drying aid it gets a nice layer of wax all over the car. It works well in colder temperatures and gets wax I all gaps . If it smears to much I just add more water.
  13. Kiddetailer

    Is it ok to mix ONR and OCW?

    I was also curious, if I were to add Optimum car wax to ONR, what the proper dilution would be
  14. Kiddetailer

    NEW FORMULA NO RINSE WASH & WAX

    Awesome, I came to the forums to check that what I saw in the store was accurate. It says "new formula"
  15. Bullwinkel

    NEW FORMULA HYPER SEAL

    Hi Ron, Does this new formula of Hyper Seal have the same application limitations as the old formula when applying over Gloss-Coat? This post recommended waiting 12 hours or and This post recommended 7 days to allow the coating to cure. Does the same apply to this formula? Thank you
  16. Good to know, thanks. Detailer just finished OptiCoat Leather and Vinyl for my vehicle (needed a day to apply/cure). Was pleased that leather still felt like leather and didn't become plastic. Was advised of cleaning procedures so will get hold of Protectant Plus for future maintenance. FYI except for glass OptiCoat's now protecting the entire vehicle.
  17. Ryeguy, on my new Subie Outback I initially had a dealer-applied coating (possibly crystal fusion) which did little to keep car clean and turned windshield into sandpaper grinding the wiper blades down. Our local detailer, amazed by how bad the dealer stuff was, prepped the car, applied Opti-Coat Pro+ to exterior clear coat/plastic and Glassparency to glass (preferred two-step glass treatment). The detailer warned me about waiting 7 days to wash but had used Opti-seal, and as vehicle is garage kept there were no issues. Now helped along by Hyper-Seal (now new formula version), the Pro+ , at 7 months, so far beads nicely and is very easy to keep clean. As Ron mentioned elsewhere, I don't tunnel-wash (voids warranty) nor let anyone other than detailer or myself wash the car (most of time that's ONR in distilled water applied by IK 2 sprayer - whole car takes about 10 minutes).
  18. Ron@Optimum

    Water Spotting

    pretty sure Dr G is not looking to add varieties based on bead size or sheeting characteristics, just too may variables AND opinions.
  19. skeelo221

    NEW FORMULA HYPER SEAL

    Thanks Ron! I’ll go for Gloss Coat then and use up the rest of the Opti-Seal I have 👍 Sorry for mixing topics, but is it recommended ~2-3 month cure time for new vehicles before using Gloss Coat?
  20. Ron@Optimum

    NEW FORMULA HYPER SEAL

    there are lots of similarities but some big differences between Gloss-Coat and Hyper Seal. Gloss-Coat is twice as durable, harder, and more chemically resistant - all the things ceramics are known for. Hyper Seal might be considered "Gloss-Coat Lite" and has some of the same characteristics, but in substantially less quantity. If you're comparing Hyper Seal to a traditional wax/sealant, it's much better, but it's not a true ceramic coating.
  21. skeelo221

    NEW FORMULA HYPER SEAL

    Hello Ron, I have been using optimum products for a number of years now, but up until now I have only used Opti-Seal and OCW for protection. I am getting a new white truck so I am considering the new Hyper Seal vs. Gloss Coat as they are both the same cost. I am curious how the new Hyper Seal formulation compares from a protection standpoint to Gloss Coat? Basically is there much protection benefit to Gloss Coat with Opti-Seal drying aid if instead I put down a base layer of new HS every ~6 months, and use HS or Opti-Seal as drying aid with ONR washes? Thanks!!
  22. you should try to wait the 7 days, even for ONR, but spot cleaning with ONR should not interfere with curing.
  23. Ron@Optimum

    Opti-Coat Pro Primer Polish

    there is no time limit, you can Coat as soon as you finish polishing or wait.
  24. What if the coating was just applied and before it’s 7 days cure time, am I able to use ONR to wipe bird poop and water-spotting?
  25. digital808

    Opti-Coat Pro Primer Polish

    One more question, after I use the primer polish, is there a max time limit as to when I should apply opticoat pro+?
  26. Mr.Outback

    Water Spotting

    Just curious....perhaps a version of Hyper-Seal could be made available that promotes water sheeting rather than water beading? That way the detailer could coat parts of a vehicle that are known to water spot the most (rocker panels or parts exposed to water sprinklers): the mineral water simply flows off. . Apex Rehydra-Sheet is one such product, though to be fair it too beads water until there's enough water for the beads to link up and flow off en masse.
  27. You should be good - normal instructions are to not wash with soap for 7 days, wiping down with ONR should not cause a problem. For quick detailing ONR can be mixed into a pre-spray/instant detailer that is safe on your Coating. Mix ratio is 1 oz to 16 oz of water - spray on/wipe off with microfiber towel.
  28. Had the truck done last week, and as usual, it rains a couple of days after i get it back. Unfortunately I do not have a garage I can keep the truck in, so it sits out in the elements. The truck was clean when parked, and rained on, still after the rain, there was some contaminants probably from the surrounding trees. I wanted the truck to be clean, since I was going to be driving it that day. So, while the truck was still wet (from the rain) I sprayed the truck with some diluted ONR (given to me from the detail shop) and wiped the truck down. I just didn't think it was dirty enough to do a complete wash. Was this the wrong thing to do ? What is the proper way to do a quick clean up when the truck isn't really dirty ? Is ONR the right media to use, or should I be using one of the others ones ?
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