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Habs last won the day on June 6 2020

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  1. 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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    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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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 .
  10. Hi Ron So hyperseal has only a small amount of SI02. 😥If I double or triple coat hyperseal on top of my gloss coat am i getting more protection . What about optimum spray wax on top of all that . I like the look of the wax
  11. I use both with and without wax. Onr itself is protection I am sure that optimum spray wax is what you want to use for some added protection. I like that onrww because it gets a little wax in all the gaps .
  12. The first time i used gloss coat I went with a combination of different products for decanamination and polishing it worked but not as good as the second time I went with all optimum especially used lots of optimums paint prep . Still looks great after two years and couple of canadien winters.
  13. Hi shine and wax I have been using optimum products for about 4 years now. My car is gloss coated ( did it my self was easy ) this summer I have been flipfloping back and forth with optimums wax and hyperseal never a had any problem . Hyperseal is the more durable option in my opinion and gives a more mirror like shine but I like the look of the wax a more wet look. Gloss coat with hyperseal and wax is more than enough protection for me. My car is a 2008 paint looks great. Hope this helps
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    Mdr in ik sprayer

    Thanks Ron hope everything is good Was looking for some magic soulution to spray on my car lol as a pre soak to help remove salt (mdr and onr) maybe just good old onr wash