Habs

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Habs last won the day on June 6 2020

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  • Birthday 01/08/1957

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    Toronto Canada
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    Hockey, biking, fishing, cars

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  1. Habs

    Is it ok to mix ONR and OCW?

    The way I use onrww is after my onr wash I spray my soulution of onrww and spray wax one panal at a time and dry . I soak the hole car with onr by ik sprayer then wash if the onr is dry buy the time I get done the onrww and spray wax soulution solves this problem and gets a nice layer of wax every were.
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    Playing with FerreX

    Looks great I find the hyperseal on the plastic trim really makes the car stand out from other vehicles on the road . Some times after a onr wash and optimum spray wax I do my trim with hyperseal makes my 2008 trim look like new .
  3. No I don't think paint prep will harm your gloss coat . My car is gloss coated and I just did my spring time decamination. Last thing I do is use paint prep before wax and hyperseal. Gloss coat is still there.
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    ONR as a Drying Aid?

    Interesting topic I am using my own mixture of onrww and otimum spray wax in a ik sprayer after a onr wash as a drying aid . I spray a couple of panels then dry. I like the way it spreads a nice even coat of wax in all gaps . A bit like the wax in a carwash but opti. Would this be considered as a drying aid?
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    New user.

    Hi Robert I am up to at least a dozen products over the last 3 or 4 years . Realy can't go wrong . I used optimums polish and there gloss coat with the help from this form . The gloss coat makes all the other products just that much better. Onr and there spray wax is a pleasure to use my car is really self cleaning its so hydrophobic (i think that's the right term) that rain clouds move away lol. Have fun
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    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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    My ultra-fast wash, dry and protect routine!

    Yup good advice thanks
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    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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    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.
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    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. When I wash with onr I rinse car (honda element) then use a ik pro 12 sprayer this thing can be pumped up with pressure about45psi with a long wand and quickly soak the hole car with onr. Then I wash the complete car with several wash mitts soaked in onr and yes when I go back to dry depending on the heat of the day the onr might start to dry . You can just use a small ik sprayer and put a little more onr on the panel and your good to go. Of course I take it a little further and I have a cheap little weed sprayer that I have onrww in it and a shot of spray wax in there for good measure and warm water if it's cold and then do one panel at a time with drying towel dampened with onrww Very nice shine and quick. If your doing large trucks this ik pro 12 sprayer I have would really speed things up . It also can lay down a excellent layer of optimums car soap for those people who have not gone to the dark side completly lol. Hope this helps
  12. High again Ron Just wanted to add a thanks to what a great product line optimum has and the work you do on this form . I still remember waxing my first car in 1974 a charger RT I had to get a friend to help me with his polisher to buff this wax or my arm was going to fall off lol. I was hooked then and still am
  13. Wax first then hyperseal ok but When I wash car the following week what's first . If I am putting wax on top of hyper seal am i just wasting product and time will the wax last till the next weekly wash . I put two coats of hyperseal on in the spring on top of my gloss coat then my weekly wash with onr and wax as a drying aid . What do you think . I like the spray wax in the winter it only needs a sunny day and about 2 or 3 deg c to work i use warm water with my onr to wash the car.
  14. Thanks Ron Good info I will keep using both hyperseal and optimum wax . Wax on top of hyperseal or hyperseal on top of wax does it make any difference .