Ron Harris

Optimum Gloss-Coat

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Yes it does.  This is straight from Optimum. 'Optimum Gloss-Coat™ provides better scratch and mar resistance, better UV resistance, better chemical etch resistance, and has better release properties than any other consumer product while providing unsurpassed gloss and slickness. "

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I just finished my gloss coat yesterday.  It was hard to see the flashing due to the poor lighting in my garage, but I'm confident I covered it all completely.  I went over the roof and hood a second time to make sure I had decent coverage.

In a video, it was said to opti-seal it after 8 hours to protect it during the full cure.  He said it will shed the opti-seal within a week.

Does that mean that using opti-seal is pointless after it's fully cured, or does it only shed it during the initial curing phase?

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42 minutes ago, gsgleason said:

I just finished my gloss coat yesterday.  It was hard to see the flashing due to the poor lighting in my garage, but I'm confident I covered it all completely.  I went over the roof and hood a second time to make sure I had decent coverage.

In a video, it was said to opti-seal it after 8 hours to protect it during the full cure.  He said it will shed the opti-seal within a week.

Does that mean that using opti-seal is pointless after it's fully cured, or does it only shed it during the initial curing phase?

Well, using Opti-Seal as a topper isn't exactly pointless because it will keep being shed, you would just need to reapply weekly.  Same goes for Optimum Car Wax.  The Opti-Seal in this case is insurance while the coating is curing.  The best topper is Hyper Seal, which can be used in place of Opti-Seal now!   https://www.opticoat.com/product/opti-coat-hyper-seal-16-oz/

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On 6/30/2021 at 6:41 PM, gsgleason said:

I just finished my gloss coat yesterday.  It was hard to see the flashing due to the poor lighting in my garage, but I'm confident I covered it all completely.  I went over the roof and hood a second time to make sure I had decent coverage.

In a video, it was said to opti-seal it after 8 hours to protect it during the full cure.  He said it will shed the opti-seal within a week.

Does that mean that using opti-seal is pointless after it's fully cured, or does it only shed it during the initial curing phase?

Only needs one hour before Opti-Seal application.

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Gloss-Coat like all ceramics will shed wax/sealants (except Hyper Seal), but depending on driving conditions they may last several weeks and if used with every wash, they do provide extra protection.

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What is the best way to store the remaining Gloss Coat ?  It may be awhile before I can fully prep car 2 so I need to properly store it so it doesn't dry out or harden.  Refrigerator?

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