Heijneker

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  1. Heijneker

    OPTIMUM PAD WASHER - NEW MODEL

    Great, Ron. To be clear, is this a recent improvement? I've gotten one from TRC EU on 9-2021 which looks the same. Is it the same or has it been tweaked slightly now? Anyway, it's the best, easiest and quickest way to clean pads!
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    NEW OPTIMUM DA

    Optimum made the smoothest DA polisher even smoother?? And I'm not even surprised! Very eager to get my hands on one. It will probably take a while though, before it reaches Holland.
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    Zentool 21e2 Production stopped?

    Phew! Very cool to hear, I'll be sure to pick one or two up and very curious about any information!
  4. I just noticed that the Zentool 21e2 has disappeared from the OPT website. Has it been discontinued? Will it be replaced with a 21e3? If not, I need to stock up on a lifetime supply of 21e2's....
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    Optimum Protectant Plus Results

    Jup! If I remember reading it correctly, it's the Dr. G's favourite!
  6. I've been using Protectant plus for a while now. Love the smell, love the look (most of the times) and the ease of use. Mostly I've used it with the Opti-Bond gun on exterior, interior and engine bay plastics. Leaves a great finishes that really darkens the surface. Today I used it with a spray bottle and MF towel on a scooter with plastics and leather. I sprayed a bit on the MF towel and wiped the surfaces for some nice 50/50's: Nice! After wiping the whole surface again, the finish was completely even. There was bit of plastic on the exhaust where Protectant Plus wouldn't work. No difference visible! It just evaporated completely, even after wiping it multiple times.
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    Help with Opti-Bond gun!

    Hey all, I've recently gotten the Opti-Bond Spray Gun and I've been loving it. It took me some practice to get used to it, and I'm still learning. The finish it gives on tires and trim is beautiful, but I could definitely use some tips from the pros! I would like to hear where and how others are using the gun in their detailing process. Namely on exterior plastics, how do you get an even finish and remove/prevent overspray on paint/glas? Do you wipe the plastics down afterwards, and if so, how quickly? Often times, when I wipe it down afterwards with an MF towel, I take off patches of the dressing. What should I be looking for when tuning the nozzle? Air pressure is set to 4 Bar (60 psi) and Opti-Bond @1:1. On plastics I use Protectant plus. Preparation: Plastics and tires are cleaned with Power Clean 1:3, pressure rinsed, plastics are washed with ONR and then left to dry.
  8. Yesterday I tested some more with OCFCP, but not on a van sadly. I foamed it with an IK Foam Pro 12 @1:3 and very liberally, it got everywhere and I let it dry for 2 hours to see if I would run into problems. It was even on the front window, side glass and rear view mirror. I got it off everything with a regular ONR wipe, except for the dried droplets on glass. I tried reapplying straight, Power Clean 10:1 and Hyper Polish; no succes. I then grabbed the TRC Interior Scrub Mitt (AWE-SOME tool!) with just ONR 256:1 and it took it right off. Will try that on the next van as well.
  9. It's a very weird problem, Stephen! I've never had an issue with plastics either. Some slight difficulties with glass but that's it. There seems to be a chemical reaction between the metal backboards and the product, turning the foam yellow and staining the backboard. I've had it happen to 3 vans now. The weird thing is, I tested on 2 vans on an invisible spot behind the seats; no reaction or staining. But then, when I sprayed the seats, the overspray that hit the backboard did react and caused staining. Very strange.... Previously I used it at 6:1, but have gotten way better results at 3:1 and using more. Stains just freaking disappear before my eyes after dwell time and using a scrub mitt. I'll try making a new solution with distilled water, hopefully that will solve my problem. Using towels behind the seats sounds like a good idea as well! Sadly not really possible on some vans, but with most it is!
  10. Thanks for the input. . . I definitely don't wanna do that, OCFCP works way too good and I want to stay with OPT products. If this keeps happening I may have to, or at least think of a different way to apply. Like I said, this didn't really happen before. I use demineralised water to dilute OCFCP, from a company that supplies to professional glass cleaners. Is that causing problems somehow? Why does the foam turn Yellow on contact?Why was I unable to replicate the problem on the previous van's backboard? Was it because I had cleaned it with ONR beforehand?
  11. Sad to report that it happened again, on another van. I wiped it off right away, but had already turned yellow and stained the backboard.
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    New Opti-Seal Bottle

    I stand corrected, should've known Dr. G doesn't make mistakes! 😉
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    NEW FORMULA OPTI-SEAL

    Awesome! Looking forward to trying it out.
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    New Opti-Seal Bottle

    I think Dr. G was reffering to Hyper Seal but misspoke, but I may be wrong. Would be cool if it indeed was about OS!