Howdy all, just wanted to do a quick review on the New Optimum formula of Compounds and Polishes using a Flex D/A and PCXP seeing there is already a great review using a rotary. Seen here 100Degrees & "New" Optimum Product's (Lot's O' Pic's)
Also wanted to do some side by side comparisons to some of my favorite products to see how these new formulas compared to some other popular products. In southeast Texas heat and humidity a lot of products run a little finicky versus lab testing, and as Chris already stated these products work in high heat, but not direct sunlight. Test subject Black Dodge Ram 2500, and all products were used to the end of the buffing cycle.
Products Used: Machines Used:
OPT New formula Compound II Flex 3401 D/A
OPT New formula Polish II Porter Cable PCXP
OPT New formula Finish Polish
Griots Garage Pre Wax Cleaner
5.5” LC Orange, White, Black flats
5.5” Meg’s MFDA Cutting pad
First up was Meg’s 105 vs OPT Compound II on Flex via lc orange flat
Thoughts: Speed of defect removal goes to meg’s, Dusting goes to OPT with none, Buffing cycle is really long with OPT and Clarity/Finishing down ability goes to OPT as well barely which is saying a lot seeing 105 is a great product, ease of removal goes to OPT but further thoughts later in review.
Next up was PXCP, Meg’s D300 via MFDA cutting disc speed 4 with finishing passes with lightened pressure vs OPT Compound II on LC orange flat speed 6 finished down on 4
Thoughts: Speed of defect removal goes to OPT, Dusting none with each product, Buffing cycle was really long with both but still longer with OPT, Clarity/Finishing down ability goes to OPT but to give credit to the Meg’s MFDA is a system made to be followed up with their finishing polish which would’ve easily removed the slight haze, ease of removal surprisingly goes to OPT but further thoughts later.