primo spaghetti

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    OPC to clean carpets?

    I didnt read anywhere it in the OPC thread about using on carpets... has anyone tried OPC as a spot treatment or even in their extractor?
  2. Well I finally had a chance to get to my truck this weekend and I am pretty satisfied with the results (I’m happier it is done). I’m into it for about 23 hours right now, and that was only the paint correction (I still have the tailgate, the wheel wells rims/and tires and then the interior to get to). Again I had a couple of issues dialing in the right products on the paint and it didn’t help that my hyper compound arrived as hyper polish (that put me behind a bit, and I ended up redoing some of the panels I hit with the hyper compound on a LC CCS orange pad after receiving the hyper compound based on the scratches I instilled with the Ultima Elastrofoam block. I had the tunes cranked and missed the scratching sound, but I had some debris embedded in the pad itself, and needless to say, I really caused a bit of damage...I’m not too sure I’m a fan of the block any longer as something embedded deep in the block, and I could feel it, but it defiantly did a number on the paint. Overall I am very satisfied with the optimum product line, but I have a couple observations/comments ill post after the pics. Now onto the process; CG CWG at 1oz per gallon to strip old LSP (WG DGPS topped with 2 coats of natty’s liquid blue. KAIO on windows). Elastrofoam Clay alternative PC 7424 XP Hyper compound on 5.5 LC CCS Orange and 5.5 LC HT Tangerine Polish II on 5.5 LC CCS Orange and 5.5 LC HT Tangerine Final Polish on 5.5 LC CCS Blue and Black ONR to remove polishing oils OC 2.0 After CG CWG and Elastrofoam block...note the marring and deeper scratches I mistakenly instilled. Here are some panels I hit with the Hyper Polish (had some trouble with the sprayer as well...just being able to make the stream small enough to mist the pad only was a chore for me). I found with the orange ccs pad, I was able to get some correction with the hyper polish and it finished down very nice, but of course, there was just not enough bite to get the scratches. I experimented between polish II and hyper compound and I think the polish ii finished nicer, but the hyper polish had more cut. continued...
  3. ive also found that ironx snow foam is a good start. could just need a good decon like chris suggested. Also CarPro recently released Reset. "Reset breaks down road grime and traffic films with the power of an alkaline cleaner, whilst being as gentle on the surface as a pH-neutral shampoo. Afterwards Reset quickly rinses free from the surface, leaving behind no soap residues or interfering silicones, and restoring the beading and dirt releasing properties (The ‘Hydrophobic Effect’) of the surface to help maintain its protection"
  4. not sure if maple ridge is close, but here is an optimum installer. http://www.autowerkesexclusive.com/contact.html
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    light scratching after washing opti-coat 2.0

    did you scratch it while washing, or you didnt correct it fully when polishing? id wait longer than 2 weeks personally to wash with anything other than ONR. it sounds to me like your wash method may be the culprit. how did you wash the car?
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    Post-Opti Coat Pro and 2.0 Application Precautions

    and there you have it. from the optimum master himself. good work Chris.
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    Post-Opti Coat Pro and 2.0 Application Precautions

    wow. no time to dedicate to answering customer's questions? what is happening guys... OP reach out to Chris Thomas at www.theultimatecarcare.com I'm sure he will make time to answer questions and probably has the FAQ on his website you are looking for setec.
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    Best Polish to bring out metal flakes

    menzerna SF4500
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    Hyper compound and DA

    sure can.
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    Opti-Guard vs Opti-Coat 2.0

    what were your steps in prepping for OC?
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    GPS 50/50s

    wow...GPS doesn't stand for Great Polish and Sealant...
  12. well it was pretty misleading.... opti coat pro is not available to unauthorized installers.... I'm noticing a pattern to your "thats not what i meant" routine.
  13. Yvan; i really hope that a local installer isn't going to be selling OC pro to someone.
  14. sweet car! and the engine bling looks great. i can't say for sure if you will have any issues, but i talked to Chris when i was coating harley pipes, and I have had zero issues. not sure about some of the temp in the engine block, but the valve covers and intake should be fine, but I'm not sure about the headers. they will get seriously hot.
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    opti Guard on Weather Tech digi liners

    so instead of trying some of the products mentioned, i had some open flux left over i thought id try.... it will be hard to tell here as there are no before an after, but the flux seemed to darken the mats and definitely seemed to soak in. i cleaned first with eraser, then one coat of dlux. let sit and buffed off the excess. i can't wait to wash them and see if the dirt stains them like my last set seemed to have.
  16. So im picking up my new truck tomorrow and I'm awaiting the arrival of my new weatehrtech mats. in my olde truck, the weather tech mats are a bit dingy and i was thinning i might opti guard the new mats before use? anyone try it before? it was also suggested maybe opti lens?
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    Best protection on a modest budget?

    looks pretty good, but i don't think you will need power clean all that often. two bucket method is great. you will find what works for you based on season, location, water restrictions etc. just avoid the car washes for sure with the spinning/rotating brushes.
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    Best protection on a modest budget?

    you will do fine with opti seal and optimum car wax...if the machine isn't in the budget, and your not looking for a showroom finish, these products will give you the protection you want from the elements. most importantly, adopt a proper wash technique to avoid any damage. for the 400.00 your looking to spend on a detail, you will go along way to outfitting yourself to do it on your own.
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    Opticoat 2.0 after 3 days

    sorry, but you will have to polish off the opti coat to reapply it properly...
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    Opticoat 2.0 after 3 days

    agreed.. Chris knows his stuff...
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    Opticoat 2.0 after 3 days

    what? not sure it looks all that good...sorry
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    ONR VS Winter

    it looks like there are a few missing pics in this process...
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    opti Guard on Weather Tech digi liners

    sounds good chris...will do.
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    opti Guard on Weather Tech digi liners

    excellent...now ill have to place an order i guess...i never got any of the opti leather yet! i guess i might as well add it to the line up! and do my new seats too! ill need to look Chris up again..anyone recall his new store name?
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    opti Guard on Weather Tech digi liners

    really? even though the mats are a rigid plastic?