Tug Bankert

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  1. Tug Bankert

    OC 3

    Considering many opti installers don't offer pro 3 I would tend to agree with that statement. Nevertheless, it works and creates an incredible gloss and I asked Dr. G and he said it is OK to do
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    OC 3

    I put pro plus on top of pro 3
  3. Tug Bankert

    Yvan Retiring?

    dlc95, Do you detail professionally or hobby?
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    Yvan Retiring?

    Lol
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    Yvan Retiring?

    Is this a new detailing term?
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    Yvan Retiring?

    I was just watching Yvan on McKees 37 YouTube video with Nick Rutter. Nick mentioned that they have 4 tire dressings. I just don't get having 4 dressings. From a consumer standpoint I guess if 1 product doesn't catch someone than the other one will. Nick also mentioned the reason for multiple products is to keep things fresh and keep people interested. He said, companies that have only 1 product makes boring videos because you can't make a different video talking about a different product...it's the same boring thing. Who cares about YouTube videos? Us pros watch them for entertainment not education. We learn hands on talking to other pros. I won't be a better detailer because I have 4 tire shines.
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    Yvan Retiring?

    These companies are smart. They know exactly how to present it to make you drool over it. Even though I'm 100% opt I may see something and say....oooooooh, I like that, let me try it. Then I snap too and slap myself because I want it because it looks pretty.
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    Yvan Retiring?

    I agree. Many of these product companies are making products that "make" people "want" to buy them. They have 3 waxes and 6 polishes and one product that could do 3 things but make 3 different ones. That's why opt is king. They don't make something just to make it to "sell" an idea instead of what works and makes you efficient
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    Yvan Retiring?

    Yvan had a big hand in developing many of opt products. He told Dr g he needed a sprayable polish, sealant that was spray on and walk away, so on and so forth. Every company has synergy...products that work together to save you time. Optimum just happens to be at the top of the list but few venture down this path because opt doesn't spend millions to market. Dr g focuses on the product being the best...but that's another topic. Yvan is not copying opt. You can say that you can take the man out of opt but you can't take opt out of the man.
  10. Tug Bankert

    Magic in a Bottle

    No APC. It's a terrible seat cleaner. Use an enzyme based cleaner like a pet urine cleaner product. It's not the product that is limiting your ability although 1:3 ratio is best for opti carpet cleaner, it's the method your using. A wool pad on a rotary will not always pull enough dirt off of the surface like a velocity vac or extractor will
  11. Tug Bankert

    OC 3

    If an insurance company is pushing it and a dealership buys it you can rest assured that it is cheap and easily produced which means its not a long term product but merely an insurance policy
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    Magic in a Bottle

    I'm preserve, man. Great job
  13. Tug Bankert

    Why should I use Gloss Coat in 2022?

    I did not put you in your place. I gave you facts and my perspective. Maybe you didn't like what I said but I would not have made my point if I didn't state it bluntly
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    Why should I use Gloss Coat in 2022?

    Setec, you don't need Dan to validate your point any more than I do. He can have his opinion. Non pros may pick up a truth or 2 here and there but detailing their own cars or their buddies cars and testing a few products will not allow them to have any real world perspective on anything other than they people in their small group
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    Why should I use Gloss Coat in 2022?

    That is an excellent point, dlc95. Everyone has the product they like and a routine. I also put no stock in those who test products. Find a product youike and stick with it an master it is the best method. Not everyone details for profit. Some detail for therapy and they love taking an hour to soap wash their car. Personally, I don't want to have to work that hard. My 2014 Mazda 6 is coated with pro 3 and the interior is also coated with leather guard. 20 minute wash and 20 minute interior clean and I'm done...so easy. I have customers that love to slather armor all on their interior which makes cleaning the interior more difficult. They do that because they are either misinformed or uneducated. I offer coatings to everyone who walks in my doors because they are profitable but mainly because they will make clients lives easier.