Every great now and then a breakthrough detailing product comes along that sets the new standard with its performance, ease of use, value, or its versatility. For Optimum Opti-Seal spray sealant, it hit the mark in every single category!
Sealants are designed to protect the finish of the car from dirt, moisture, UV rays, industrial fallout and more. They have been on the market for a while now, but many have been a bit quirky in their application or have had long cure times before you could enjoy the benefits of the product.
Opti-Seal is a true paint sealant with no cleaning properties. It provides a crystal clear polymer barrier between the finish and the harsh elements, and best of all it easily goes on in minutes. Once completed, you will be left with a beautiful finish that will provide months of protection.
Since it has no fillers, it is best to polish the surface first to remove imperfections to achieve maximum gloss. Afterwards you can enhance and protect the finish with a coat (or two) of Opti-Seal’s polymer sealant.
Even if the finish hasn’t been freshly polished, you can still enjoy the benefits of Opti-Seal. Just be sure to apply it on a surface that has been thoroughly cleaned.
Opti-Seal is hyper-concentrated, so a little bit goes a long way! Just one ounce will seal and protect 4 to 5 cars. It comes with an 8 oz. bottle and a foam applicator pad.
A nice added benefit of this product is that it will protect more than just the painted surfaces. You can use it on plastic trim (won’t stain), on your rims, metal trim, and of course on your paint. It’s truly a versatile product! I use it on my customers’ cars, and I use it on my personal cars.
Although not necessary, I like to first prime the pad with one spray of Opti-Seal
Then spray a fine mist directly onto the surface. I will generally use no more than 2 sprays for an entire door. Remember, a little bit goes a long way!
Now take your foam pad and gently wipe the surface to spread it evenly. You’re not using pressure here; you’re simply spreading it around to get an even coating.
Don’t forget to apply it to your door jambs, rims, and trim pieces too.
Although Opti-Seal is a wipe on and walk away product, you may find some slight streaks or haze in spots once it evaporates. This just means that it was applied too heavily in spots. You’ll particularly pick this out on darker colored vehicles.
I like to let the product cure for about 20 minutes, and then inspect for hazing or streaks. If I find any, I will lightly spray some Optimum Instant Detailer and Gloss Enhancer directly onto a plush microfiber towel, and then very gently buff the residue off of the surface to reveal a beautiful finish. It’s as simple as that!
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