keesue

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  1. keesue

    Spray Wax?

    Honestly, the car is so shiney now that its really tough to tell the difference. That said, it sure feels nice. I would also add that what attracted me to Optimum products is the chemisty. By that I mean, the products just seem to be head and shoulders above the others. I enjoy using the other products I purchased before OPT and the results are always good. OPT just seems to be clearly better. I have OCW, OS, OID and ONR and use them almost exclusively on my Yaris which is my daily driver. The car just looks 'clean'.
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    Spray Wax?

    I mixed a third OID with the spray wax as suggested by Anthony and I rather like the results. Goes on nice and come off well. The feel is good too.
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    Opti-Seal over NXT?

    I just received OPT QD and like it alot. I also have a collection of QDs but OPY QD ranks at the top. I always like using OPT products. They just work.
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    Opti-Seal over NXT?

    I've done it and continue to do so without problems. I rather like the look actually.
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    Opti-Seal

    At long last, I finally found the cable. These pictures are not the best but they illustrate the depth of the shine which I find is difficult to acheive with silver. When I bought the car new, it was shiney but with very little depth. Nothing works like Opti-Seal for me on silver. This was on top of the layers of wax I mentioned after they had all cured in the sun for a day or two as I recall. The clarity of the shine was stunning. I could actually read the labels down to the smallest details. Incredible to me, really.
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    Opti-Seal

    Sure thing. I have used Opti-Seal as part of my regime for some time and I'm very familiar with the look on my car. I was simply just unprepared for this, frankly.
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    Opti-Seal

    Well, I first used Megs #16. I followed up the next day with Megs # 26. The next day, I used 1Grand. The following day, I used Prowax Yellow Wax. I have a collection of waxes and decided to use some of my 'hard' waxes vs the 'beauty waxes'. I was just messin' around, really. I have time on my hands right now so what the heck... It was the following day, 24 hours later, I used the Opti-Seal. As I said, it seamed to disolve the wax, probably the last coat of Prowax. Things got murky but I rubbed it in anyway. I then went back over the car with a super soft MF. That's when I realized I could actually read the labels where I have never before. I got three opinions from my three sons independently, who were in and out of the garage during this time. They are in their 20's and they both know what both of my cars look like. What we realized was that it was not only the shine which was better than ever; but, the amazing depth and clarity of the finish. The difference was not subtle. Today, I put a coat of OCW on and parked the car in the driveway so we could polish my son's motorcyle. We immediately noticed in the refelction on the side of the car, that we could see the house across the street and all the details associated with it. This is on a silver car, arguably the hardest to achieve depth. A few of the neighbors wandered over to wish me a happy Father's Day and speak to the boys. They looked at us looking at the car and they had to look too. They know how fastidious I am about my cars. Even they said the Yaris never looked better. One even commented on the depth and details of the reflections without me saying a word. I can't wait to do the Volvo. I was able to get the camera working and have to track down the cable. Pics will follow once I track it down...
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    Opti-Seal

    I decided to wax my car with paste wax as I had nothing better to do. Since, my car was in the garage, I decided to lay a 'few' coats of my favorite paste waxes over the course of the week just for ducks. I fully understand the issue with respect to 'layering' but I was just 'messing around' while talking to my sons. Today, two days after my last coat of wax, I used Opti-Seal with a foam applicator, under the premise that I would 'seal in the wax'. What I immediately noticed was that the Opti-Seal seamed to 'disolve' the wax, for lack of a better way of describing it. The Opti-seal was 'murky' where I have never noticed it before. I continued with the application, 'massaging' the Opti-Seal in as I went - kinda like putting on baby lotion as a result of the disolved wax mixing in with the Opti-Seal. I then went back over the car with a MF. What I discovered astonished me, frankly. Now, I know what my car looks like with different products as well as with Opti-Seal. What I discovered was that the reflection on the top of the car from bottles that are on a shelf were so razor sharp, I could clearly read the labels. This has never been the case before. Oh, the car has shined, and this shine was certainly outstanding, but it was the 'depth' of the reflection that was so pronounced. We could actually read the labels. I have never seen this in my car with any product including Opti-Seal. Stunned is the only word I can use. Unfortunately, my camera is Kaput. I will most certainly capture this and post it when I get my new camera next week.
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    A Peek At The New Optimum Products

    I agree with the high school mentality. I would go further and state that these guys probably suffer from p*n*s envy. Optimum products are simply outstanding. I have tried a significant portion of the professional products (its a hobby for me) and I can say that Optimum stands in a league of its own. This is not to say the others are inferior or deficient. Optimum's ease of use and results are very satisying.
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    Tire Gel and Tire shire

    Thank you. This does help.
  11. What is the difference between these two products? (make that Tire Shine...fat fingers)
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    A Peek At The New Optimum Products

    Looking forward to them. I am a real OPT convert. When will they be available is the question.
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    Opt. Paste Wax?

    Thanks, Anthony. This is reassuring to know.
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    Opt. Paste Wax?

    Hey, Steve, howse it? Anthony, what is the life span of the product? I ask because I have a gallon and may need to parsel some out to keep from wasting it.
  15. I used the microfiber applicator and it did leave a few traces. I reapplied using a fresh MF for the second coat and it worked perfectly. OS works great for me. This was my second application since initially trying it and it just continues to grow on you.