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Old 03-09-2014, 05:50 PM
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bill_de you forgot to use "sarcasm quotes"

It's interesting that the company that produces Opti Coat still sees a need to produce and sell a wax product:

"Optimum Car Wax (OCW) is the only "spray on" wax that provides the durability of a paste wax and long-lasting UV protection.
It contains a combination of high-grade Carnauba wax, sealant polymers and UV inhibitors to form a protective layer on the surface and protect the paint from sun damage and environmental elements for up to 5 months.

Some key benefits to Optimum Car Wax are:

Easy to use and takes less than 15 minutes to wax a complete vehicle.
There are no buffing of wax residues to deal with. It is a simple spray on, wipe off formula.
One application lasts up to 5 months
Helps reduce fading
Contains no harsh chemicals or VOC's
Won't stain plastic trim - In fact, you can spray Optimum Car Wax on these surfaces too to protect them!"


http://www.optimumcarcare.nl/waxen-s...-car-wax-500ml

It appears even they realize that no single product is the be all and end all or they wouldn't make and sell both options.
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Old 03-09-2014, 06:13 PM
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bill_de you forgot to use "sarcasm quotes"
I figured most people, as you did, would recognize sarcasm when they saw it. As for the others ... well, it's just too much fun to pass up.

I do a lot of woodworking and a lot of my tools have large areas of bare cast iron. The oldest and most often used product to protect bare cast iron is Johnson's furniture wax. Tool and machinery manufacturers have been recommending it for 100 years or more.

I'm not denying that modern science may have come up with better solutions. But to totally deny the benefits that have been proven for so long is absurd. IMHO


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Re: The Great Drying Towel Debate

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bill_de you forgot to use "sarcasm quotes"

It's interesting that the company that produces Opti Coat still sees a need to produce and sell a wax product:

"Optimum Car Wax (OCW) is the only "spray on" wax that provides the durability of a paste wax and long-lasting UV protection.
It contains a combination of high-grade Carnauba wax, sealant polymers and UV inhibitors to form a protective layer on the surface and protect the paint from sun damage and environmental elements for up to 5 months.

Some key benefits to Optimum Car Wax are:

Easy to use and takes less than 15 minutes to wax a complete vehicle.
There are no buffing of wax residues to deal with. It is a simple spray on, wipe off formula.
One application lasts up to 5 months
Helps reduce fading
Contains no harsh chemicals or VOC's
Won't stain plastic trim - In fact, you can spray Optimum Car Wax on these surfaces too to protect them!"


Optimum Car Wax 500ml

It appears even they realize that no single product is the be all and end all or they wouldn't make and sell both options.

You are just so wrong here. They sell waxes because the are a lot of wax zealots out there that want to wax their car. I think in NO way if you asked Dr G that question he would look at it that way.

Since you have no real experience with anything other than waxes I can see why you continue to relate to them, but the product I use for example is light years in difference from anything you have ever used.

Here is some proof:








Here is some pics of tests with a major airline with this product.These pics show what this product looks like after 5 month,and not a picture of a freshly done sports car.

By the way, can you do this with your wax?

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I thought this was going to be a constructive discussion about drying towels.

Boy was I wrong...
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I thought this was going to be a constructive discussion about drying towels.

Boy was I wrong...
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I thought this was going to be a constructive discussion about drying towels.

Boy was I wrong...

I agree with you on that. From what I'm reading here, this is what I'm coming up with according to the OP and this thread:

1. Don't over pay for a drying towel
2. Sounds like Opticoat is the greatest thing to put on your car
3. Don't put wax on Opticoat, if you do your stupid
4. We are all dumb when it comes to detailing our vehicles and should listen to the OP as he seems to be an elite expert on detailing. Try to prove him wrong and he will try to make you look even more dumb.
5. If you don't agree or see eye to eye with the OP, you are dumb or your thoughts are stupid

As much as good ideas and opinions of detailing a persons car is much appreciated, I honestly think this thread should be locked or deleted by Scott and the OP needs to go away as it sounds like this is a normal coming from him.
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Re: The Great Drying Towel Debate

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I thought this was going to be a constructive discussion about drying towels.

Boy was I wrong...

Boy, that is exactly what I thought you would say. Really, it would sure be nice if you could offer a good reason why one drying towel sells for $25.My guess: Big Markup.This would be a start to a constructive discussion IMO
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People are in business to MAKE MONEY so they can make a LIVING to support their family. Of course a business is gonna mark up prices on their products...if not they couldn't support their family. Do you work for free?
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I agree with you on that. From what I'm reading here, this is what I'm coming up with according to the OP and this thread:

1. Don't over pay for a drying towel
2. Sounds like Opticoat is the greatest thing to put on your car
3. Don't put wax on Opticoat, if you do your stupid
4. We are all dumb when it comes to detailing our vehicles and should listen to the OP as he seems to be an elite expert on detailing. Try to prove him wrong and he will try to make you look even more dumb.
5. If you don't agree or see eye to eye with the OP, you are dumb or your thoughts are stupid

As much as good ideas and opinions of detailing a persons car is much appreciated, I honestly think this thread shoul, d be locked or deleted by Scott and the OP needs to go away as it sounds like this is a normal coming from him.

I am really amazed by this comment. It seems you would rather take the opinion of someone with no experience over someone who has done this for a living for a long time. I am not the one of many asking the eternal question: How do I fix my swirl problem which no one has a answer for.

If you feel I am making you look stupid, then maybe you are. If many really cared about swirl marks than they would do something about preventing them .

Well, here comes the start of the censorship. God forbid anyone question
the use of wax, and if so ban his ass.
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OptiGuard and OptiCoat DOES NOT 100% prevent swirls, scratches etc. Nothing does. Sorry...that's a fact
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People are in business to MAKE MONEY so they can make a LIVING to support their family. Of course a business is gonna mark up prices on their products...if not they couldn't support their family. Do you work for free?

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I understand completely about people making a living to support themselves. Although, $25 dollars for a towel to remove wax? Look,if your planning to open up a detail operation, and you spend money like this on this item. One can only guess how much you can spend just to open a shop, and what you have to charge.

No I do not work for free, but I also believe that people should have another explanation on how to protect their paint without going broke.If people choose to not listen to me then that is their choice, but others may.

I want to offer people sensible advice on how to take care of their car, and not sell them stuff that will sit on their self. Money is tight, and wasting it on a $25.00 towel to remove wax could be better spent on things that do protect your paint like applying a product like Opti Coat that will not require this towel in the first place.My plan when I was in business was to solve peoples problems, and not create more problems by having to come to a person homes several times a year to correct the paint.
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