Deep Gloss Auto Salon Posted March 18, 2011 Share Posted March 18, 2011 Product Description: Optimum Opti™ Clean is a combination of substantive polymers and cleaners that safely removes dirt and grime and leaves a glossy protective finish on all automotive surfaces. Optimum Opti™ Clean is based on the same natural polymers used in Optimum No Rinse™. It is safe for use on all automotive surfaces and it's safe for the consumer and the environment. Optimum Opti Clean is in a category by itself! It cleans like a waterless wash, but it offers better protection and gloss. It shines like a premium quick detailer, but Optimum Opti Clean has better cleaning ability and provides superior paint protection. It has no equal. ……………………………………………………………………………………………. I should preface my review by clarifying how careful I am with paint. I do not even use quick detailers except as a drying aid post wash. I simply do not believe in taking the risk of inducing swirls in paintwork. With that said, it is a very substantial testament to my faith in Optimum products to not only use this product but, to use it on my brand new vehicle. As I believe in full disclosure, I will also state that this product was provided to me gratis from Optimum (thanks again!). Ok, on with the show.. My vehicle wasn’t extremely soiled. I had just spent 13 hours on it 5 days before. The majority of the soiling came from a 300 mile round trip in the rain. It may not look dirty but it was (I love silver paintwork!). I used the concentrate and diluted 3:1 per the directions (3 water / 1 Opti Clean). Directions also state that for lower (more soiled panels) to let the product dwell before wiping of. With this product as with Optimum No Rinse, a little common sense goes a long way by this I mean: • No scrubbing • No pressure • Simply wipe • Inspect your towel after each area cleaned to ensure no debris is embedded in your towel • Work clean = utilize all 8 clean folds of your towel. I am very OCD about this and as a result probably use way more towels than most. On my paint work for this clean I used 6 towels. • Start from the top of your vehicle working to the horizontal panels and then down the vertical panels from top to bottom. My method of application was as follows: Spray panel Gently wipe with clean towel Once majority of solution was wiped off follow up with a secondary towel to ensure a streak free shine I must say that I was very happy to realize that the smell was the same as the original Optimum No Rinse before the formula change.. I loved this smell and brought back fond memories! Overall usage was a very simple, straight forward and effective and I was very happy to inspect the paintwork to find that it did not induce any swirls, cleaned well and left a very nice slick, shiny surface. I should also add that the entire exterior of my vehicle is treated with Opti Coat. Another thing that I find intriguing but have yet to try is that this product can be used on such a wide array of surfaces – see below: Optimum Opti™ Clean can be used anywhere! It dries clear and non-sticky so use it on the dashboard, plastic instrument gauges, and glass! On the exterior, you can depend on Optimum Opti™ Clean to provide real protection to tires and wheels, paint, and metals On with the pics: Before: Like I said, silver hides soiling well so there is no real point in showing before pictures. Instead what I will show are afters and also direct sun shots to show that no swirls we induced. Direct Sun Shots: Misc After Shots – excuse the undressed tires, I was racing against sun down: Wheels: Before: After: Another great use for the RaceGlaze XL Brush – wrap a micro fiber around it to get inner barrels of wheels: Brush: Micro Fiber Wrapped Brush: In closing, this product did exactly what it said it would and I look forward to doing further testing. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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