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:D:D My friends, Glen is preparing one more of his famous reviews !!!!

Hope to read you soon...Even I'm sure I will not be able to find over here any of the famous products you use.
 

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:D:D My friends, Glen is preparing one more of his famous reviews !!!!

Hope to read you soon...Even I'm sure I will not be able to find over here any of the famous products you use.
You need to have a relative living here in the US that comes and visits you so he can bring you the good stuff from USA like I do for my cousin in the Czech Republic. I bring or send him goodies all the time. My wife is actually going there this Sunday for 5 weeks of vacation there and Austria. I will be left home alone here in the USA this time :rolleyes:
 

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Do you believe that? How is durability measured anyway?
Given that most of the other 'over the counter' coatings on the market also have life expectancies in the 2-3 year range, I would say that Optimum's claim appears reasonable. Especially considering that it is described as a "hybrid" product and the early testers I've seen describe it as applying much like Opti-Seal. I can't really speculate or provide any further input since I have not had my hands on the product personally, nor am I planning to make use of it.

As far as how durability is measured (for any product), in some ways it's as much subjective as it is quantitative... typically we inspect for beading and sheeting performance, level of gloss, etc. and when deterioration of one or more of these properties is observed, it can reasonably be assumed that the wax/sealant/coating has begun to degrade. This does not necessarily mean that the protective properties of the product are completely gone, but doing a scientifically accurate test to determine what degree of loss has been realized at any given point is difficult -- if not nearly impossible -- in the field.

Ultimately, it comes down to picking the point at which it is generally advisable to re-apply the product in question (or replace it with an alternative) for guaranteed protection and maximum benefit.
 

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looking forward to the review Glen
 

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Sorry, no review coming, I was just pointing out a new product from a company I respect. . I've still got full supplies of OC2.0 and CquartzUk...lol
 

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From reading and talking to friends on detail forums, it sounds like a UK type product
Please explain what that means? I am not a detailed oriented person so UK stands for United Kindom to me?:confused:
 

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From reading and talking to friends on detail forums, it sounds like a UK type product
agreed....I'm sure UK was cutting into the OC2.0 business

steve- Google "CquartzUK" - it's a thicker version of Cquartz that protects a bit better - made for colder temps of UK but great for all of us....
 

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Glen,This is just A little off topic but here goes.If I prep the car like it's supposed to be then would I be able to myself apply Cquartz UK?
 

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agreed....I'm sure UK was cutting into the OC2.0 business

steve- Google "CquartzUK" - it's a thicker version of Cquartz that protects a bit better - made for colder temps of UK but great for all of us....
Glen; The density / thickness of the liquid affects the quality of its duration? I would have thought it would be spread out / thinned uniformly by its application.
 

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quick question for you glen...how is this product any different than blackfire crystal seal other than it's durability? I use your method to polish and seal my C7 and was wondering if using this product would provide any additional benefits to the look of the car. Can you use this product and Crystal seal together or would this product be used in it's place?
 

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quick question for you glen...how is this product any different than blackfire crystal seal other than it's durability? I use your method to polish and seal my C7 and was wondering if using this product would provide any additional benefits to the look of the car. Can you use this product and Crystal seal together or would this product be used in it's place?
crystal seal is a sealant and abrades off in a few months - it is not permanent.

this is semi permanent product - if you do not put it on right, or put it over paint that is swirled, you have locked it in and then need to polish it off with a polisher......

it's a better long term solution but requires experience to use, Crystal seal does not...

two diff animals
 

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crystal seal is a sealant and abrades off in a few months - it is not permanent.

this is semi permanent product - if you do not put it on right, or put it over paint that is swirled, you have locked it in and then need to polish it off with a polisher......

it's a better long term solution but requires experience to use, Crystal seal does not...

two diff animals
Glen
Do you get the same look/shine? from each product
 

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It's very close but the coating is semi perm so all you do is wash and spray on a product made for coatings every quarter....go to autogeek and search the products....
 

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Glen
I've followed you procedure and have the crystal seal was just curious if there was any obvious difference.
 
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