Ron@Optimum

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    ONR as a Drying Aid?

    Asking the OPT Experts here - do you use ONR as a drying aid or see it as an option? I've gotten numerous questions online/email from people saying they've seen forum/youtube posts describing ONR as a drying aid. While there's no reason it couldn't be used that way, doesn't seem like the most effective product for that. My definition of drying aid - something hydrophobic that increases the effectiveness of your drying media and adds gloss/slickness to the paint. While ONR seems slightly hydrophobic and does add some gloss, there are many products so much better. When expressing this opinion I've gotten pretty aggressive pushback, a little irritating because I'm supposed to be the Tech Specialist. Far be it for me to talk people out of using Optimum products...
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    ONRWW for door jambs

    Paint Prep is a solid all purpose decontaminator but not sure how effective on grease. Interesting car, not something you see around here. Like Setec, I use my normal cleaning solution (ONR, sometimes ONRWW, or Opti-Clean) on door jams/liftgate, with an old microfiber.
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    NEW FORMULA HYPER SEAL

    not sure what the "earlier recommendations" were for glass - Hyper Seal is great on glass, the only negative is wipers will abrade it off. Even though I have Opti-Glass Pro on windshields, I still treat with HS.
  4. Welcome to all things Optimum. If you're looking for Gel Coat Restorer, go to opticoat.com to buy.
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    NEW FORMULA HYPER SEAL

    no special prep is necessary...
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    NEW FORMULA HYPER SEAL

    Yes, the new Hyper Seal is safe to apply 1 hour after Gloss-Coat.
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    Hello from PR

    Welcome to the Optimum Forum - lots of good information here and excellent posters!
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    OPTIMUM TIRE PROTECTION AND COATING

    Due to differing application methods and amount applied, Optimum does not estimate number of coats, but I've applied 5 coats on 4 tires and have 2/3s of the bottle left. I did increase the amount of product to cover ribbed tires.
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    NEW FORMULA HYPER SEAL

    don't think the new formula is any more resistant to abrasion -
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    NEW FORMULA HYPER SEAL

    Additional Hyper Seal info from Dr G - The old Hyper Seal was SiO2 based (Ceramic Sealant) and the new Hyper Seal contains Ceramic Coating also which is SiC based. So the new formula has both SiO2 and SiC resins. Yes it can be applied to Pro or Pro+ after one hour. It needs to be leveled similar to the old Hyper Seal or Opti Seal otherwise it will leave high spots. It can be used as a drying aid but that will reduce durability, true of the original HS as well.
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    NEW FORMULA HYPER SEAL

    The old Hyper Seal was SiO2 based (Ceramic Sealant) and the new Hyper Seal contains Ceramic Coating also which is SiC based.So the new formula has both SiO2 and SiC resins. Yes it can be applied to Pro or Pro+ after one hour. It needs to be leveled similar to the old Hyper Seal or Opti Seal otherwise it will leave high spots. It can be used as a drying aid but that will reduce durability, true of the original HS as well.
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    Gloss Coat on top of Xpel Ultimate

    If the Gloss-Coat is gone, you can reapply after a decon wash. If some Gloss-Coat is still present, you need to polish it.
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    Gloss Coat on top of Xpel Ultimate

    Yes, you can (and should) apply Gloss-Coat over film - it provided chemical resistance to the scratch protection. Ceramic coatings (SiC or Si02) have no affect on self healing. You don't "need" to use toppers but if you choose to, use one that has ceramic components because normal waxes/sealants won't bond. We recommend Hyper Seal (just reformulated) for Gloss-Coat.
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    NEW FORMULA HYPER SEAL

    we recommend adding a cup of Power Clean to your wash to reduce sealants in the towels...not sure if that's what Yvan suggested?
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    NEW FORMULA HYPER SEAL

    FYI, I found I was using too much (even though I don't pay for it...) and couldn't moderate the trigger on the normal bottle, so transferred it into an old Opti-Seal bottle and problem solved!