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  2. Habs

    Water Beading

    It's TRUE this product is self cleaning. Also I like the synergy of optimums products it all works together. The real magic is onr the longer it sits in the paint the better . As for beading I don't really care what it looks like I just like the way the water flows of the car when I rinse the car . I think it's the gloss coat that realy repels the water.
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  4. Habs

    My ultra-fast wash, dry and protect routine!

    Yup good advice thanks
  5. Heijneker

    My ultra-fast wash, dry and protect routine!

    A bit of advice I would like to share here; Damp microfibre towels work better than dry ones. Ones that come fresh out of 1400 rpm washing machine cycle are perfect, barely any water in them but still wholely damp. Also wipe the paint a bit slower with it to give it time to absorb the water. It also glides easier over the paint. Just did another 7 minute wash in the garage this way and results were even better, with less drips.
  6. Heijneker

    Water Beading

    Great to hear I'm maybe not imagining things. 😀 The car from my parents in law hasn't been cleaned in two months, but you really wouldn't know. It has Opti-Seal of about 5 months old I think.
  7. Habs

    Water Beading

    Yes this self cleaning is what has sold me on optimum products . If the car is sitting in the drive way the rain can realy clean the car . 80%of the dirt comes off the paint with a rinse from my hose . The car is gloss coated, hyper sealed and wax and onr washed. My friends think i wash my car every day its always clean.
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  9. Habs

    My ultra-fast wash, dry and protect routine!

    It's all good My method of washing my car is stated above it is realy my way i came up with of washing with no chance of marring or scratching the paint. It just worked out to be kinda quick so now if i want I can give the interior a quick clean or leave it for another day . Lots of great info in this thread thanks.
  10. Habs

    My ultra-fast wash, dry and protect routine!

    I dont think Ron even has a hose lol. I can't beat Ron's time of 30 min only because of the restrictions of my drive way its on a slope and very narrow I cant get my cart that has all my buckets and stuff on it around the car and i need a step ladder to wash the roof of my honda element. If you check my pictures you can see what I am up against. But my hose and my powerwasher are on reels this speeds up the prep a bit i dont use powerwasher much. My system is still quick. I rinse car with hose I then soak the car with onr with my ik 12 sprayer this thing is under pressure and my air hose is also on a reel to fill it up with 50psi this gives it great power. it's just a matter of walking around car no time at all. Then I use my bucket that already has onr and multiple wash mitts . Wash complete car when a wash mitt gets dirty i just grab another. There is no way this paint will be scratched this way . My bucket last about 4 washes the wash mitts dont have to be dripping wet. Then I dry with wax or hyper seal. Lately I have been soaking car down with a weed sprayer with a onrww and spray wax mixture as my drying aid a couple of panels at a time it's a fast way of getting a nice layer of wax on car. 45min including wheels with a mixture of optimum car soap and power clean. I only use soap in the winter as a pre soak to help with the salt her in Toronto ontario. I like the idea of the onr soaking on the paint as I work my way around the car. That's all thanks
  11. In all seriousness Ron...what about groundwatter? Our house uses groundwatter from a well and its clean enough to drink...we never had any issues with it but my father is kinda sceptical of me dumping ONR and other car shampoos including Car wash into the ground! Does ONR and / or Car wash contain anything that may make our groundwater soiled? I was meaning to ask this for some time now! Can you ask DR. G about it? Thank you upfront!
  12. Ron@Optimum

    Optimum Synergy Podcast M.I.A.

    Yes, the organic chemistry Dr G specialized in uses soy to create his polymers, the basis for OPT environmentally safe reputation.
  13. Ron@Optimum

    Silicon Carbide .vs. Graphene

    since part of their protection is they reflect UV rays away, it makes sense that they may dispel heat.
  14. Heijneker

    Optimum Synergy Podcast M.I.A.

    I thought I heard it had soy polymers, but could not find it anymore. Awesome! For a charity I'm going to be washing cars at people's homes, and having this information will be great when I dump my bucket in their grass!
  15. Ron@Optimum

    Optimum Synergy Podcast M.I.A.

    When I asked Dr G about dumping my wash bucket in the flower garden, he said why not? The bucket contained water, soy polymers, healthy chemicals, and dirt from the car - all great for plants. No wonder I have great looking flowers!
  16. Ron@Optimum

    Water Beading

    One of the things Dr G first told me about using Optimum products (specifically ONR and Wax) was the cumulative effect of regular application. I'm sure I doubted it at the time and there's probably no way to quantify it, but over the years my own experience has been reinforced by comments like yours, that cars treated with OPT products stay cleaner and clean up more easily than those maintained by other products.
  17. Heijneker

    Loving the Opti-Clean

    Oh and Opti-Clean I now use as a very effective and completely safe pre-spray on bugs and bird droppings, without having to worry about chemical etching/staining! With Power Clean it could leave some darker spots or white staining if I used it on paint during a rinseless wash.
  18. Heijneker

    My ultra-fast wash, dry and protect routine!

    To get back to this topic and make an addition, We finally are getting some sun again here in holland! Temperatures are about 15 degrees celsius and the sun is shining. In these cases, I do find it's best to wash a section of the car and dry it right away (if it beads sufficiently). It may not be the fastest, but it's the safest, gives the best quality and you're not chasing the ONR while it dries on the panel. It's an overall better experience. I firstly wash and dry the roof, so I have a place to put my towel. Windows I perform a second wipe on with a glass towel as fast as possible to prevent streaking. I corrected the roof of my car again an opti-sealed it. Let's see how little swirls ONR will inflict!
  19. Probably coz it gets "watered" more then everything else 😂
  20. Heijneker

    Water Beading

    Thanks for the answers, guys! Setec that makes a lot of sense, if I want the just waxed look, I have to wax the car often!! I'm not quite ready for a coating yet, but surely will be one day! A thing to note is how incredibly clean cars seem to stay, on which I've used Opti-Seal or Car wax on and how easy they are to clean. I've noticed this on several cars now. I've gotten the feeling that other brands use certain substances that, while they give great beading and sheeting, don't have the same self cleaning properties. Like I said, it's a feeling, so I hope to test that out soon. Most notably has been the Tesla of a neighbour on which I did a wash an wax (drying aid, too sparingly; one spray per panel). It had gotten very dirty again a couple days later, but it cleaned itself very well. So much so I was convinced they had washed it themselves, but they assured me they didn't . There hadn't been any big rainstorms either! Astonishing.
  21. Heijneker

    Optimum Synergy Podcast M.I.A.

    Oh yeah for sure, I can't get enough info on Optimum No Rinse. Did not know it contained a lot of nitrogen. Any case, a tree on my lot has seen about 100 buckets of Optimum No rinse, is doing absolutely awesome! The one about the Hyper Paint correction system is good to hear as well, and my next podcast's gonna be one with dr. G again, can't wait!
  22. I know...that and number 2 are/ were awesome!
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  24. Mr.Outback

    Silicon Carbide .vs. Graphene

    Out of curiosity, do SIC coatings reflect heat? I've noticed my Pro+ Outback's Autumn Green color stays surprisingly cool in the sunlight.
  25. Ron@Optimum

    Self healing Coating?

    Paint Prep is formulated to be used before applying ceramics, but no, it won't remove a coating. Only polish will totally remove Optimum Pro coatings.
  26. Mr.Outback

    Self healing Coating?

    Other than removing robust SIO2 sealants, could Paint Prep cause any problems with Opti-Coat pro coatings? For that matter, would applying Paint Prep twice (just to be sure) prep a previous Opti-Coat pro product for accepting another, newer gen Opti-coat pro product ?
  27. Heijneker

    Optimum Synergy Podcast M.I.A.

    Podcast number 6 contains a wealth of knowledge! Incredibly interesting.
  28. habs33

    Optimum Synergy Podcast M.I.A.

    Here the Spotify link for anyone interested Optimum Synergy Podcast
  29. Ron@Optimum

    Self healing Coating?

    The difficulty in removing sealants is why we recommend polishing before applying ceramic coatings. Even basic sealants like Opti-Seal require multiple decontamination or polish to insure they are gone. Dr G stated that several applications of concentrated Power Clean are necessary to totally remove Hyper Seal (Optimum's most robust sealant). That's also why he developed Paint Prep, something more effective than IPA.
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