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  1. Ron@Optimum

    Opti Coat Coatings and Non Clear Coated Cars

    yes, Opti-Coat Pro works on single stage paints but the warranty applies only to clear coated vehicles.
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    Skeelo, there is no wait time before applying ceramic coatings over new vehicles. Bullwinkel, you can apply the new Hyper Seal (or Opti-Seal) after 1 hour. When first introduced the HS recommendation was 12 hours but experience taught us to wait 7 days. The new formula HS allows it to be applied much sooner.
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    Water Spotting

    pretty sure Dr G is not looking to add varieties based on bead size or sheeting characteristics, just too may variables AND opinions.
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    there are lots of similarities but some big differences between Gloss-Coat and Hyper Seal. Gloss-Coat is twice as durable, harder, and more chemically resistant - all the things ceramics are known for. Hyper Seal might be considered "Gloss-Coat Lite" and has some of the same characteristics, but in substantially less quantity. If you're comparing Hyper Seal to a traditional wax/sealant, it's much better, but it's not a true ceramic coating.
  5. you should try to wait the 7 days, even for ONR, but spot cleaning with ONR should not interfere with curing.
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    Opti-Coat Pro Primer Polish

    there is no time limit, you can Coat as soon as you finish polishing or wait.
  7. You should be good - normal instructions are to not wash with soap for 7 days, wiping down with ONR should not cause a problem. For quick detailing ONR can be mixed into a pre-spray/instant detailer that is safe on your Coating. Mix ratio is 1 oz to 16 oz of water - spray on/wipe off with microfiber towel.
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    Opti-Coat Pro Primer Polish

    it's recommended to use primer polish before ceramic coating, but not mandatory. You can apply Opti-Coat Pro immediately after primer polish.
  9. encapsulation involves minerals, ONR/water balance the APC pH and rinse it off.
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    Opti-Coat Pro and Water spots

    Both Pro and Pro+ will protect against water spot etching, but no coating stops water spots from occurring. Hard water allowed to dry on paint can form water spots.
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    What is opti-seal better than hyper seal at?

    One major difference (though I know it won't apply to many) is that Opti-Seal is used immediately after ceramic coating to protect during the 7 day cure period. Hyper Seal can't be applied to ceramics for 7 days. I've never tested Opti-Seal side by side with Hyper Seal, but I find that I use more HS (maybe due to different sprayer) and it tends to streak more often, requiring a quick wipe down. They seem to work equally well as drying aids and I haven't noticed any difference in performance on a variety of surfaces - metal, glass, plastic, etc. Durability (particularly on ceramic coatings) is definitely in Hyper Seal's favor.
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    Hello from Hawaii

    Welcome to the Optimum Forum!
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    Pink Optimum Spray Wax?

    I've confirmed with Dr G that Optimum will use clear bottles going forward. It will take some time to use up existing inventory of blue bottles. If you contact Optimum they should send you a replacement sprayer.
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    HELP ! - Opticoat Pro + Clouds

    the product in Pan's video is no where near the same as Opti-Coat Pro+. Social media videos create a lot of false confidence, not to mention install failures, that are a frustration for manufacturers.
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    HELP ! - Opticoat Pro + Clouds

    feel free to email Danny, he's up to date on your problem. I'll let him answer as he's a Pro Installer.