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NEW FORMULA HYPER SEAL

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there is no "cure time" for Hyper Seal, it flashes and is done.  We recommend waiting an hour between layers if you decide to add another coat.

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Just wanted to add my experience with the new formula Hyper Seal. I applied it to my daily driver.  It was applied to bare paint & not a coating.

For years now my yearly routine has been two coats of Opti-Seal (12 hours apart) & then maintain the finish with OCW after every wash. Has did me well but I've been itching to try something new.

I decided to purchase Hyper Seal (new formula). I prepped my paint as usual (de-con, light polish, wiped paint with CarPro Eraser) & then applied two coats of Hyper Seal 12 hours apart. The paint is definitely glossier & has a more mirror like reflection compared to Opti-Seal. My biggest gripe is the paint is grabby instead of silky slick. I've read where some ceramic products have this issue. As far as longevity I've only had it applied for about 5 weeks but I'm still impressed. My truck has been through all conditions the last month & definitely stayed cleaner than usual. I also noticed great beading on all surfaces after a couple rain showers last week. When I washed my truck for the first time last night I used Hyper Seal as a drying aid & it worked very well. I was hoping the paint might slicken up some but when I checked it this morning it was still grabby.

I'm afraid to apply anything else to Hyper Seal to slicken the finish up because I don't want to "clog" the coating & cause it to lose any of it's beading or cleaning abilities.

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On Pro+,  I've also found Hyper Seal, after curing for over an hour, makes Pro+ pretty grabby to point that I have to maintain firm grip on the microfiber towel during drying, otherwise the drag will yank the towel right out of my hand.  Pro+ with Hyper-Seal does bead well and does OK job in shedding most road dirt (bugs do stick, however, though usually ONR will wash them off with gentle agitation).

The drag effect's less pronounced on Hyper-Seal'ed glass, though I routinely use Opti-Coat glass cleaner on the glass as well.

Although "off label" use, Hyper-Seal on clean black tires' sidewalls helps keep brake dust off of 'em.

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So to follow up on some people comments here, is Hyper Seal not slick then?  How does it compare to OCW and Opti-Seal?  I'd hate to spend all the money on a topped that isn't slick.

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6 hours ago, paulgyro said:

So to follow up on some people comments here, is Hyper Seal not slick then?  How does it compare to OCW and Opti-Seal?  I'd hate to spend all the money on a topped that isn't slick.

Back in April when I initially applied Hyper Seal (2 coats) over bare prepped paint it had a grabby feel to it the following day. Ron said the slickness should increase with additional use since he recommended using it as a drying aid. I've washed my truck 4 times since then & used as a drying aid each time. The slickness is definitely better. I would say it's close but not as slick as Opti-Seal.

The beading & self cleaning abilities blow OCW & Opti-Seal out the water though. I recently took a road trip & the front of my truck along with the windshield were covered in splattered bugs. Yesterday I drove 5 minutes through a heavy rain shower & 95% of them were gone. The beading is excellent also. Extremely tight beads compared to OCW & Opti-Seal.

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3 hours ago, AMarkham40 said:

Back in April when I initially applied Hyper Seal (2 coats) over bare prepped paint it had a grabby feel to it the following day. Ron said the slickness should increase with additional use since he recommended using it as a drying aid. I've washed my truck 4 times since then & used as a drying aid each time. The slickness is definitely better. I would say it's close but not as slick as Opti-Seal.

The beading & self cleaning abilities blow OCW & Opti-Seal out the water though. I recently took a road trip & the front of my truck along with the windshield were covered in splattered bugs. Yesterday I drove 5 minutes through a heavy rain shower & 95% of them were gone. The beading is excellent also. Extremely tight beads compared to OCW & Opti-Seal.

Good to know, thanks Mark.  I'm thinking of upgrading to Hyper-Seal.  Liking the Opti-Seal but want something more hydrophobic and durable.  

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6 hours ago, AMarkham40 said:

Back in April when I initially applied Hyper Seal (2 coats) over bare prepped paint it had a grabby feel to it the following day. Ron said the slickness should increase with additional use since he recommended using it as a drying aid. I've washed my truck 4 times since then & used as a drying aid each time. The slickness is definitely better. I would say it's close but not as slick as Opti-Seal.

The beading & self cleaning abilities blow OCW & Opti-Seal out the water though. I recently took a road trip & the front of my truck along with the windshield were covered in splattered bugs. Yesterday I drove 5 minutes through a heavy rain shower & 95% of them were gone. The beading is excellent also. Extremely tight beads compared to OCW & Opti-Seal.

Awesome! Thanks for sharing.

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On 5/16/2021 at 8:10 AM, Ron@Optimum said:

there is no "cure time" for Hyper Seal, it flashes and is done.  We recommend waiting an hour between layers if you decide to add another coat.

Wait, so Hyperseal can get wet immediately after application without affecting durability?  You did mention when using new Hyperseal over Opticoat pro to protect it, to still wait 12 hours before allowing it to get wet.  Does Hyperseal not protect the opticoat pro underneath from water?

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