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Forum: Eco Friendly Detailing 24-04-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 22,457
Posted By Bigpikle
its NOT a shampoo in the traditional sense. It...

its NOT a shampoo in the traditional sense. It puts polymers on the paint that lift dirt from the surface and take them into the wash media and reduce the risk of marring. Pre-spray a dirty panel...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 24-04-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,654
Posted By Bigpikle
just get a paint cleaner - BH cleaner or similar...

just get a paint cleaner - BH cleaner or similar will do it.
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 22-04-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,575
Posted By Bigpikle
might also want to consider the Optimum Glosscoat...

might also want to consider the Optimum Glosscoat - sooooo easy and fast to apply.

Prep as usual, but you wipe if over very very thin and it simply flashes off in a few seconds. Then 60 secs later...
Forum: Interior & Glass 22-04-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,348
Posted By Bigpikle
....and while you're at it, so the side windows...

....and while you're at it, so the side windows with the same as you use on your paint. I use Optimum Opti Seal as it flashes off and leaves a streak free finish. Lasts months and months and beads...
Forum: Interior & Glass 22-04-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,348
Posted By Bigpikle
I've had a full panoramic glass roof on the last...

I've had a full panoramic glass roof on the last 3 cars and just treat as paint. Wax and sealants bond perfectly fine with glass (and typically bond better and last longer than on paint) so just use...
Forum: Eco Friendly Detailing 21-04-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,156
Posted By Bigpikle
yep - assuming its the 32oz bottle then its 1 cap...

yep - assuming its the 32oz bottle then its 1 cap per US gallon or 3.7L. 10L would be 3 caps and use the same dilution for the pre-spray, but leave it a little longer as long as its not going to dry...
Forum: Detailing Chat 12-04-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,900
Posted By Bigpikle
it IS a time saver, despite what many people are...

it IS a time saver, despite what many people are saying....

I put the very first Optimum coating on my (daily driver) car in late 2008/early 2009 and basically never touched it again. Back then...
Forum: Detailing Chat 12-04-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 707
Posted By Bigpikle
yep- just make sure its as clean possible before...

yep- just make sure its as clean possible before you start. Results are always going to be best (durability etc) if you do a full decon process, but if its just a top-up you want then it will be...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 11-04-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,364
Posted By Bigpikle
I know - I've known Yvan for 10 years and used...

I know - I've known Yvan for 10 years and used the Optimum coatings since the very first product in 2008.

I was suggesting they have said it doesnt need a topper and that although people do use...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 11-04-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,364
Posted By Bigpikle
I thought that was the opposite and it DIDNT need...

I thought that was the opposite and it DIDNT need a topper.... None of the Optimum sealant products have si02 in them except Hyper Seal and tat is specially for Opti Coat.

People often use Opti...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 09-04-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,436
Posted By Bigpikle
interesting test - I've used Opti Seal for over...

interesting test - I've used Opti Seal for over 10 years and its an amazing product. It goes on every surface except fabric - brilliant glass cleaner and LSP, paint, plastic, ruber, interiors,...
Forum: Gtechniq 07-04-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,292
Posted By Bigpikle
thanks guys - tried all sorts of cleaners with no...

thanks guys - tried all sorts of cleaners with no luck :(

It has definitely reduced through the week but may need to get one of the glass polishes out and worst case the machine. Frustrating as...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 06-04-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,597
Posted By Bigpikle
Not used that coating, but Optimum Glosscoat can...

Not used that coating, but Optimum Glosscoat can be applied and 1 hr later topped with Opti Seal, and then is fine for any weather you may get.

Dont forget overnight there is often a lot of dew or...
Forum: The Showroom 06-04-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,314
Posted By Bigpikle
Alfa Romeo Stelvio - Optimum Glosscoat

2 new cars in 2 weekends - this is becoming a habit! (Both mine before anyone accuses me of being a paid detailer ;) )

Not having a garage big enough to fit this beast in, meant a different plan....
Forum: Gtechniq 03-04-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,292
Posted By Bigpikle
G5 smears - how to remove....

I stupidly mis-read the instructions and let G5 sit for 15 mins on the glass and it was on fairly thick. When I buffed it I had patches looking almost greasy and then realised my mistake. Hit it with...
Forum: Detailing Chat 03-04-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,502
Posted By Bigpikle
thats a complete waste though - both those...

thats a complete waste though - both those products do the same thing and would do that by themselves....
Forum: Eco Friendly Detailing 03-04-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,082
Posted By Bigpikle
I've always thought they are a bit of a nightmare...

I've always thought they are a bit of a nightmare - wasteful on so many levels.

Most are essentially large bottles of water, so all the transport and shipping costs simply for moving water around...
Forum: Detailing Chat 03-04-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,502
Posted By Bigpikle
why? Wetcoat will give incredible beading...

why?

Wetcoat will give incredible beading and sheeting so there will be very little water left if you rinse with care. Just carefully towel or blow it dry. If you want to use BSD then skip the...
Forum: Detailing Chat 03-04-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,532
Posted By Bigpikle
clay wont remove wax or sealant, but the second...

clay wont remove wax or sealant, but the second you start polishing with a DA its gone!

All you need is the paint to be clean and free of contaminants and then start polishing.
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 02-04-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,607
Posted By Bigpikle
Don't agree with this at all.... You can be...

Don't agree with this at all....

You can be a 30 mins a week detailer and just work smarter not harder. Use the right products and processes so you can detail vehicles and keep them stunning in...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 02-04-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,607
Posted By Bigpikle
Try Optimum Glosscoat - it's NOT si based and...

Try Optimum Glosscoat - it's NOT si based and uses a different formulation. It doesn't require any topper to maintain beading and appearance - just occasional deeper cleans like any coating eg decon...
Forum: The Showroom 27-03-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,786
Posted By Bigpikle
All the dealer prepared cars were were wrecked so...

All the dealer prepared cars were were wrecked so I was very pleased they followed instructions and didnt touch mine at all. Its getting the full Gtechniq treatment this weekend so hopefully that...
Forum: The Showroom 26-03-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,786
Posted By Bigpikle
she certainly is.... even sent me a picture of it...

she certainly is.... even sent me a picture of it with the roof down today. First day she has actually had it to herself :D
Forum: The Showroom 26-03-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,786
Posted By Bigpikle
Gtechnic coating on every surface :)

Gtechnic coating on every surface :)
Forum: The Showroom 25-03-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,786
Posted By Bigpikle
Cool New car - day 1 detail. Soul Red......

Picked up my wife's new car today - the full fat new MX-5 2.0 185bhp :driver: The dealer did exactly as I asked for once and literally just took the plastic off and left it filthy and still all...
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