Anthony Orosco

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    Opti-Coat Application Methods

    Here is a video I have done on how we apply opti-coat. Hope you enjoy the video and find it somewhat educational.
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    Steam Vapor In Use

    I did this a few weeks ago and it's mainly for Irene at Top Of The Line but it will also give many of you an idea of what the steamer can do in your detailing process. Steamer
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    Product Abbreviations

    Feel free to add other abbreviations as needed. OSW = Optimum Spray Wax OP or OCP = Optimum Car Polish OHC = Optimum Hyper Compound OC = Optimum Compound OPS = Optimum PoliSeal ONR = Optimum No Rinse AIO = Klasse All-In-One MF's = microfiber towels FPII = Menzerna's Final Polish II IP = Menzerna's Intensive Polish PG = Menzerna PowerGloss SMR = swirl mark remover LC = Lake Country buffing pads LSP = Last Step Product
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    No Rinse and Spray Wax in one shot

    I did this quick video showing how a fairly clean surface can be No Rinsed and then waxed with Optimum Spray Wax in one quick easy step. Rinse & Wash Enjoy, Anthony
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    To presoak or not presoak? ONRww

    Some guys will set up ONR in a insecticide type pump sprayer. Spray down an area, say roof and hood. They will then begin the No Rinse as suaul on the roof, this gives the ONR solution time to dwell on the hood, which is where most of the grime is from bugs and such. Then No Rinse the hood as usual. Move on around the car until done. No Rinse is designed to break down and emulsify grime so some cars will be clean and ready for drying after one pass of your mitt. Other will need 2 or 3 passes. The test is to look at your drying towel. It should be pretty much free from dirt after drying a panel. Anthony
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    Can Opti-Coat be applied on paint protection film?

    It's always best to apply PPF to a clean surface free from waxes and coatings. After PPF is applied then top with OCP or GC. Anthony
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    Red Wine Removal

    Today we got a Suburban in that had a whole bottle of red wine spilled in the back area. What was going on in the back seat with red wine is not known......but it must of been one heck of a party Anyway here is the before picture. After testing some areas we found what worked best. An extractor, steam vapor cleaner and a red dye remover. If the spill is fresh then you can extract a good deal of the spill but rarely do people have an extractor handy when a spill like this happens. I recommend against using carpet cleaners on spills such as this because they can actually "set" the stains in. We sprayed the area down with StainBlaster, allowed to dwell and then placed a white terry towel over an area and hit it with our steamer. Our goal was to almost boil the area which transfers the red dye to the towel. An iron with steam feature can also be used but I prefer the steamer. We then extracted the areas steamed with cool clean water. Our results were about a 97% removal. A light "tinge" was unable to be removed and could only be seen under bright light such as the camera flash. Overall we were happy with the results as was the client. Something like this should be in your arsenal of talents offered to your clients. Anthony
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    Brief No Rinse Tutorial

    Well I have re-done a No Rinse video but even this one was cut short due to rain but I figured I would put this up anyway. Both of these cars I detailed got rained on a few times but then it wouldn't stop raining so I had to pack it up and move on. I recommend that you view this video in its original size. No Rinse Demo Anthony
  9. Ron and I have about 2 weeks worth of details coming up, this does not include our regular clients, so we have had to work just about everyday of the week. We even worked through the days of rain we had here. This Porsche is owned by a gentleman that just wanted a wash and wax, as his secretary put it, well after talking to him a bit I convinced him his Boxster needed some love. It had a large ding in it in the driver rear quarter panel, one ding in the driver side front fender and two nipples on the front and rear lids. Ron took care of those and di an impressive job on the large ding above the driver rear wheel. Sorry, no pictures of those. Then it was on to the interior. It had your basic gunk and grime which cleaned up well. I finished the interior Friday afternoon and this morning (Saturday) Ron and I tackled the exterior. Here is a picture of the Boxster BEFORE getting washed. Here is the rear lid After the wash this is what it looked like under my halogens. Not too pretty. Ron and I knew that we would need the Optimum Hyper but what pad to start with was the question. I tried the Optimum black wool pad first with the Hyper but this left far too many swirls. I then did another panel with the orange pad and Hyper and this turned out much better with minimal swirling. Here is a picture of another panel, passenger door. After the orange pad and Hyper I used the Optimum green pad and again Hyper Compound. This left us with a pretty nice finish but not at all what we were looking for. So we then used an LC white polishing pad with Optimum Polish, Optimum blue pad with Optimum polish and finished the rotary work with an Optimum white pad and Optimum Polish. I quickly ran the Cyclo over the paint with Optimum Polish and Ron followed me with Optimum spray wax. Ready for a few AFTER pics? Well here is the rear lid after all that polishing Here is the front hood Here is a picture of the rear window, BEFORE Here is AFTER. Now alot of stuff on the BEFORE picture is just dirt but there was some hazing and yellowing that the polishing removed. I used my rotary and a white pad on the exterior with Optimum polish and did the interior by hand. This was one LONG detail.....PHEW!! Thanks for looking, Anthony
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    Opti-Coat Application Methods

    Hey you're very welcome Chris. You can look at using close to a full syringe for a 4 door sedan size car. Love the forum by the way, you're doing a fantastic job!
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    Could Menzerna Be Smoke & Mirrors?

    A few years ago Dr.G, Ron Harris, Kevin Farrell and myself got together here in San Antonio for the Car Care Expo. I introduced Kevin to Menzerna Final Polish and he really liked the product and has since tried the various concoctions or formulas of the Menzerna finishing polishes. One thing we (Kevin, Ron and I) agree upon is that the Menzerna polishes finished down so nice. Compared to Optimum Polish on black it seemed to finish down a notch finer so we used them ojn many of our dark colored cars. Ron and I in the past have noticed some marring on cars we had polished out and it left us puzzled as it was flawless when we had finished and no one had washed it since. So we left it to us missing some spots. Just recently Kevin had the same experience. Polished out a black BMW using Menzera and it was flawless. Yet 3 days later marring appeared, or better "light scratches" that were not there after being polished, or so Kevin thought. I recently polished out a black Carrera using Menzerna and it looked beautiful. The customer also loved it. Some days later when it was bright and sunny I asked him how it looked and he said it looked great but there were a few swirls in the rear fender areas.....I was shocked! Well if you have experienced anything like this then the problem may not be you but rather it may be with some ingredients in the Menzerna formula. There may be a solvent in the formula that is causing the paint to temporarily swell thus giving the paint a false final appearance. Now we don't know this for certain as of yet but it's a hunch and my intention is to not slam Menzerna as it's a fine line of products but rather to set some minds at ease *IF* this be the case. I've seen a few threads on other forums where people have stated that swirls came back after using Menzerna but that it was flawless when they had finished. So it's possible that it may temporarily swell paint. If I find out more I'll be sure to post it up. Anthony
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    Porsche Bumper Wetsanding

    Ron and I filmed a tutorial of sorts on wetsanding. The victim is an 06 black Porsche Boxster which had some funky fallout on the plastic areas of the car. It only affected the front and rear bumpers and side view mirrors. The odd thing is that not all areas had it like this Porsche only had it on the front bumpers and side view mirrors but nothing showed up on the rear bumper. Other had it on the rear only while nothing on the most likely occurred during our recent freeze we had here. Something caustic may have been either on the car already or present in the rain. The rain then froze on the car repeated times causing the contaminates to etch into the plastic pieces. That's our theory at this point. Anyway on to the videos. I'm filming and Ron is doing all the work plus narrating and he did a great job in both areas. With a bit of practice he could do the local news Wetsanding 1 Wetsanding 2 Start Buffing More Buffing Swirl Removal Swirl Remover 2 Finish Polishing Cyclo
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    Optimum new releases and tweaks

    In this section of our forum we will be bringing you the latest products coming out from the Optimum labs. We offer here no rumors or teasers but only products that have already been tested and will be released. We will usually announce the product type and when it will be released. We also want some feedback from you, the end users of the Optimum line, in what you like or dislike about the products. Also what you would like to see created under the Optimum name. Thank You, Anthony
  14. Several years ago I had the pleasure of introducing many in the detailing world, both Pro and non-pro, to Optimum products, mainly the Optimum Spray Wax. It was not taken with great seriousness at first but after people tried it many of them came to love the ease of use, the great looks, UV protection, no staining and also the novelty of having wax in a spray-able form. Well flash forward to today and I am once again given the honor of introducing to the detailing world what I believe to be the first ever spray-able polish and compound! Many detailers around the world have come to love the Optimum Polish 1 and II formulas due to its long working times, low dust and ease of clean up plus its versatility when used with various pads and now once again Optimum Polish has evolved into the first spray-able polish now called Optimum Hyper Polish. It has all the same characteristics we have all come to love and appreciate but it is now even easier to work with plus it has more cutting power with an added benefit of finishing off even nicer. Optimum has also re-worked their compound into a spray-able form which removes 2000 grit sanding marks with ease and leaves an almost LSP ready finish on lighter colors. Optimum Hyper Compound, as well as Hyper Polish, work well with orbitals but they have been designed around rotary use and this is where they excel. Because of their spray-able form it allows a thin even film of product to be applied to the paint which in turn provides the whole face of the buffing pad to come evenly in contact with the polishing medium thus creating a more evenly polished surface. This also means you'll use less product while still having a buffing barrier between the paint and polishing pads. Several new pads will round out the Optimum Paint Polishing system with new pads. The most unique is a blended silk-wool pad designed to work with the new Optimum spray-able products. Fast cutting, even cutting and very nice finishing down. Ron and I along with Keven, have been testing and testing these new products for months now and we feel we have gotten the products tuned in to just where we want them. The Optimum Finishing Polish at my request has also been tweaked and is now a perfect ending compliment to this new system. Here is a picture of the new hyper Polish and Hyper Compound and also one of the new silk-wool pads......these pads are so sweet! Here is Optimum Hyper Polish sprayed onto the side of a panel. Again the great advantage to this product is the ability to evenly coat the face of the pad which evenly distributes the abrasives. Well thanks all for reading and we will be offering this very soon as an Optimum Forums Give-Away! Anthony
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    I'm not new!

    My apologies Ash for not getting back to you sooner. I saw your Email and then went in and validated what I thought was your account plus a few others. Just now I validated 3 more accounts waiting to be validated but I did not see yours. Try and see if you can now post up under that name. Let me know if it works or what the error says exactly. Good luck, Anthony
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    How aggressive is Hyper Polish

    The Optimum Hyper Polish in its current form has an increased cut over Optimum Polish II. The new Hyper Polish and Compound work really well with the Lake Country HydroTech pads but the compound does not seem to like the LC foamed wool. I have used the Hyper Polish with a large range of pads more so than the Hyper Compound and so far it pairs nicely with everything from polishing to cutting. It also works well with an orbital BUT I do not like the Hydro pads on an orbital or DA like the Flex. To me it seems to tear up the pads. Anthony
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    Optimum Hyper Compound

    The silk wool pads are superb and gives the Hyper Compound some serious leveling ability. They are not out just yet but will be soon. I will "TRY" to get a video up of the pad in action but I barely have free time to post on any forums these days. Anthony
  18. I have been MIA from this and other forums for a good while now due to months of testing and developing some ground breaking products from and for the labs of Optimum. Now I won't say anything about the actual products themselves now (actually it's best described as a "system") as I'll save that for Monday when I post up pictures and descriptions but I can say that they are very unique. Dr. G has been hard at work creating this system and we will be offering a GIVE AWAY for the products very soon so stay tuned and pay attention! Anthony
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    Optimum Opti-Coat Review

    I enjoyed the read......very cool idea and look forward to your thoughts down the road. Great work Anthony
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    Announcing The New Optimum Polish & Compound!

    May is the intended store release time. The foam pads are closed cell and in regards to the KBM....I just buff panels till they are corrected and finished so I have no idea really. Anthony
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    Announcing The New Optimum Polish & Compound!

    In regards to sling it's really not an issue because the product is so thin on the paint when sprayed. Unlike traditional polishes where you have a raised glob of product. Sling can happen though if one applies too much product or start too high of an rpm. The main advantages are those described but here again it will differ with each user. Anthony
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    Announcing The New Optimum Polish & Compound!

    We have foam and the silk-wool coming out but how many exactly I am not sure. We tested 2 pads, a finishing/polishing and the silk-wool. The pads will should be released along with the products. Anthony
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    Announcing The New Optimum Polish & Compound!

    Not yet out but soon.
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    Announcing The New Optimum Polish & Compound!

    ehall buddy...... These new products work nicely with orbitals and all pads we tried them with except the Lake Country foamed wool pads. If possible try and get hold of the new Lake Country Hydroshine pads. They work really well with these new products BUT the new Optimum pads will also be available in 4in, 6in and 8in sizes. Anthony
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    Major Optimum Announcement Monday!

    I'll have to see what Dr. G says about that......I don't see why not myself but I'm not the one sending the stuff out either