Ron Harris

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  1. Ron Harris

    Optimum Gloss-Coat

    Optimum Gloss-Coat™ is the most advanced polymer system that forms a layer of clear coat over automotive finishes. Optimum Gloss-Coat™ provides better scratch and mar resistance, better UV resistance, better chemical etch resistance, and has better release properties than any other consumer product while providing unsurpassed gloss and slickness. Additionally, you can top Optimum Gloss-Coat™ with any non-abrasive wax or sealant of your choice to add additional gloss and slickenss. Optimum Gloss-Coat™ can be used to protect the following surfaces: • painted surfaces • wheels • plastic trim • bumpers • aluminum & chrome surfaces Since Optimum Gloss-Coat™ bonds to surfaces it is applied to, any paint imperfections must be removed with Optimum Polish II or Optimum Hyper Polish before application. Also all waxes and oils must be removed from the surfaces for proper bonding. Directions: 1. Polish paint with Optimum Polish II or Optimum Hyper Polish to remove any defects. 2. Clean surface with 15% IPA solution to remove all polishing oils, waxes, and silicones. 3. Prime the applicator by making an X pattern across the pad. Only a few drops will be needed for each subsequent panel. 4. Wipe Optimum Gloss-Coat™ onto a single panel at a time in a thin layer using two directions, in a circular or front to back direction. 5. Within 5 minutes, inspect the panel with adequate lighting looking for any thick areas that have not flashed away to clear. 6. Use foam applicator or paint safe microfiber to even out any areas where you see streaks. This step is key, as any spots not leveled will have to be polished if allowed to cure. Panels will feel a bit tacky and will be self-leveling during cure time, so avoid any unnecessary touching, wiping, or contact to produce the best results. 7. Repeat steps 1-6 for each panel where application is desired. Not recommended for glass.
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    Opti-Seal Q&A

    This thread is setup to keep all questions and answers in one area concerning the new Opti-Seal. Members are invited to post questions found on other forums here. Dose Opti-seal lock in my Carnauba? No. The solvents will dissolves carnauba floating it to the top of the Opti-Seal. This fact holds true with any solvent based WOWA sealant. The carnauba is not removed just repositioned. Can I layer Opti-Seal? Yes you can. For best results you should do this with 12 to 24 hour intervals. If you do it after an hour it will be the same as if you applied a heavy coat of the product. How many times do I have to pump the sprayer to = 1oz. of product? Close to 200 pumps It should only take 20 pumps to coat a two door sedan.
  3. Optimum Carpet & Fabric Cleaner & Protectant is a new, revolutionary product that not only cleans textile surfaces, but protects them at the same time! Optimum Carpet & Fabric Cleaner & Protectant is a concentrate that you dilute 3 parts water to 1 part concentrate for most applications, or use at full strength for tough stains. Use it to clean greasy dirt and grime from fabric seats or carpets and mats. Spray directly onto surface and agitate. Wipe off excess with a microfiber cloth. For more intense cleaning use a steam or extractor machine. While cleaning, Optimum Carpet & Fabric Cleaner & Protectant leaves a polymetric protectant behind that repels dust and dirt. Most cleaners contain surfactants that leave oily residue that attracts dirt and grime causing dirt build up. Optimum Carpet & Fabric Cleaner & Protectant contains substantive polymers that trap and remove dirt and grime while bonding to the surface to protect it.
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    Opti Eraser

    Optimum Opti-Eraser is an evolution of the clay bar! Use the dual-sided Opti-Eraser before waxing or sealing to safely remove bonded surface contamination. Will not mar when used according to directions. Available in Mild and Aggressive versions. Directions: 1. Wash vehicle to remove loose dirt & debris with Optimum Car Wash or Optimum No Rinse 2. Using a sprayer, mist a small section of the vehicle with No Rinse Clay Bar Lube dilution or Opti-Clean 3. Gently work Opti-Eraser back and forth over the lubricated area until comtaminates are removed and surface is smooth adding more lubrication as needed 4. Remove excess lubricant with a paint safe Optimum Microfiber Towel. 5. Repeat in sections until entire vehicle is contaminate free. Precautions: *Inspect Opti-Eraser after each section and rinse as needed *When too much contamination is present to wash clean, switch to a clean side or replace your Opti-Eraser *Do NOT soak in liquid *Do NOT squeeze or wring out *Do NOT store flat on media surfaces (use sides) *Do NOT store wet in air tight container
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    Optimum Zentool Dual Action Polisher

    The ZENTOOL ZEN-21E Dual Action Polisher represents one of the latest advancements in machine polishing technology. With an orbit (throw) of 21mm, the dual action polisher has evolved to become a leader in efficient cutting power while still maintaining the safe operation expected from a DA polisher. The ZENTOOL ZEN-21E is powered by a 900W motor, and even with the massive 21mm orbit still operates smoother than traditional dual action polishers. The backing plate features ventilated cooling channels to help reduce heat transfer. Due to the large orbit diameter, buffing pad weight plays a major role in maintaining a smooth operating machine. Ideal pad weight for the ZENTOOL-21E is up to 27g. We also recommend operating at speed 4 or lower for automotive polishing to preserve the life of your buffing pads. Power: 900W Orbit: 21mm Weight: 2.4kg Backing Plate: 150mm Warranty: 1 year against manufacturing defects.
  6. Optimum Opti-Clay™ Towel is a flat-weave microfiber towel that’s coated with a high-tech polymer resin designed to remove above-surface contaminants, leaving your paint smooth and ready for waxing or polishing. Optimum Polymer Technologies spent years fine-tuning our version of the “clay towel” until we created a formula that offers the safety of a clay bar, with the performance of an advanced, synthetic alternative. The Optimum Opti-Clay™ Towel makes the laborious task of claying your vehicle far less time consuming, easier, and most importantly, more effective. Optimum Opti-Clay™ Towels are designed to remove bonded contaminants from your paint, like paint over spray, rail dust, bugs, tar, industrial fall out, and anything else that floats in the air and lands on your paint. Optimum Opti-Clay™ Towel accomplishes the same tasks as a clay bar, except it does it faster while doing a better job overall. Optimum Opti-Clay™ Towel is available in two grades – Fine Blue and Heavy Grey. The Fine Blue Opti-Clay™ Towel is designed for vehicles with light to medium contaminants. The Heavy Grey Opti-Clay™ Towel is designed for older vehicles with stubborn contaminants, or newer vehicles with heavy paint overspray. Regardless of your application, Optimum has an Opti-Clay™ Towel that will make it easier to decontaminate your vehicle! Both Fine Blue Opti-Clay™ Towel and Heavy Grey Opti-Clay™ Towel are 8" x 8" size.
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    MDR Mineral Deposit Remover

    Optimum MDR™ Mineral Deposit Remover is the most advanced cleaner that dissolves and removes mineral deposits and other contaminants from exterior automotive surfaces. It is a non-abrasive chemical cleaner that will dissolve and remove water based contaminants without the need to polish or abrade the surface. Simply wipe Optimum MDR™ on painted or other automotive surfaces to dissolve and remove minerals. A combination of acids and cleaning agents will break down and dissolve these contaminants and make the surface clean and smooth again witout affecting or removing paint! Directions: Pour Optimum MDR™ on a clean microfiber towel or foam applicator. Wipe on the surface and work it in for 30 - 60 seconds. Wipe off the residue and check to see if the surface is clean and free of mineral deposits. Repeat the above steps as required to remove any remaining contaminants. Wash the surface to remove any remaining chemical residue.
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    Optimum FerreX

    Optimum Ferrex™ is designed to dissolve and remove ferrous oxides from wheels and painted surfaces quickly by bonding and dissolving them away with minimal effort. Furthermore, Optimum Ferrex™ will dissolve and remove other surface contaminants such as tar and wax at the same time. Directions for wheels: Avoid using on hot surfaces. Wash wheels to remove excess contaminants. Spray Optimum Ferrex™ directly on wheels and allow 1 - 2 minutes to fully dissolve ferrous oxides. Agitate with a soft bristle brush as needed. Rinse off with plenty of water. Directions for painted surfaces: Wash with Optimum No Rinse™ Wash & Shine or Optimum Car Wash before applying Optimum Ferrex™. Use on a cool surface and out of direct sunlight. Spray Optimum Ferrex™ directly on painted surface and allow 1 - 2 minutes to fully dissolve ferrous oxide. Agitate with a microfiber towel or soft sponge if neccessary. Rinse off with pleny of water.
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    Optimum Carpet Cleaner!

    Thats right friends Dr. G is working in the lab formulating up a seat and carpet cleaner. We will be testing it soon just waiting on a few more raw materials. Were looking for it to clean with no residue left behind to gum up the fabric.
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    It's finally here!

    The Zentool should be available to ship this coming week. It was delayed at the port due to some labor issues. (Not Optimum related). However it slowed down the container at the port.
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    Opti coat Pro via Airbrush Questions

    We spray 50/50. So in your pro kit you have 15 cc's of product. We draw up another 15 cc's into the syringe giving us a total of 30 cc's.
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    OCP / GC vs. Clear Bra

    This is per Xpel regarding the Opti-Coat Pro on top of Xpel's Paint Protection Film. It's not recommended to put underneath the film due to possible adhesion problems.
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    OCP / GC vs. Clear Bra

    It's not official from Xpel but I have been told the Chemist there tested it on their 10 year film. It's not detrimental to the film on top of it. I'm waiting for specifics to come back.
  14. Use Optimum Opti-Clay™ Disc with Optimum Opti-Clay™ Interface Applicator before waxing or sealing to safely remove bonded surface contamination. Optimum Opti-Clay™ Disc is available in Fine Blue (OCDL2014-6) for removal of light to medium surface contaminants and Heavy Grey (OCDH2014-6 for removal of heavy surface contamination. Optimum Opti-Clay™ Disc features: Made in USA Removes surface contaminants Maintains a clean & smooth surface. Truly cleans & smooths the surface. Increases gloss, depth & shine Helps wax & sealants last longer. Optimum Opti-Clay™ Interface Applicator (OCI2014-6) is an engineered foam pad designed specially for use with Optimum Opti-Clay™ Disc to maximize comfort and performance. the soft flexible foam is resilient enough to provide the necessary cushion and layer for compressive force needed to ensure that Optimum Opti-Clay™ Disc can achieve proper surface decontamination with comfort and ease. Optimum Opti-Clay™ Interface Applicator features: Made in USA Easy grip by hand or orbital Flexible foam disc with hook & loop Increases claying comfort & performance Engineered to maximize Opti-Clay™ usage Removable Hand strap for easy change over Note: Interface Applicator and Discs sold separately.
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    It's finally here!

    Mental Pre orders have shipped. Happy polishing every one!
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    MDR Mineral Deposit Remover

    I wish I could give you bette feedback on this one. I've only used MDR to remove spotting from sprinklers. After looking up Speed Gloss it appears to be more of an all in one type of quick detailer. MDR is specific water spot remover and is acidic. So you're going to remove most waxes and sealants if you use it.
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    Layering Opti-Gloss Coat?

    I always like to do a light polish just to enhance the gloss prior to applying any type of wax or sealant. If your paint is in the same condition 6 months from now you can coat without polishing. I would use Optimum FerreX after washing to deep clean the paint if you're not polishing.
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    Zentool DA Polisher

    The Zentool polisher should be at the Optimum plant next week ready for shipping. I have two on order. I don't know how long they will stay in stock.
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    Opti Clay Disc

    I don't have an answer to that question. I'm 99% sure the disc and towel are the same product. However the eraser i'm not sure of. I guessing the thinking behind the different products would be cost and who is going to use them. A shop like ours would use the disc and towel on a daily basis and cost more then the block. The block being for the DYI persons working on just their personal vehicle. Costing less
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    Opti Clay Disc

    Yes sir. If you're using on a DA speed should be set to 1 or the slowest speed.
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    Spout/Dispenser Tops for ONR Quarts?

    At one point We purchased pump dispensers from Optimum. This was 3 or 4 years ago. It dispenses 1oz per pump. I know it's more then you need but thought I would share. These dispensers are for the gallon containers. Call the factory and see what they have. They can send it on your next order if it's what your looking for.
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    Opti Clay Disc

    Try it now.
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    Opti Clay Disc

    Don't know what it could be. It's working on my end.
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    Optimum FerreX

    It sure does. More like bleeds. We use it in the shop and if a car is really bad it turns the floor purple. Mainly wheels. We don't have the problems most big city have with pollution. When it's sprayed on the paint you will see it after a couple minuets. It's a very slick feeling product. Like soap. I've been playing around with the Opti-Clay bar and FerreX to see if it damages the clay when used together. I've found no problems yet with the combination.
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    A4 + O.C 2.0

    Very nice work.