I recently received OCW in my latest AG order and was eager to try it out, and to see how it'll "play" with BFWD. Washed with ONR, totally dried and proceeded to apply OCW. And wouldn't you know it, only I would find a way to botch it. I broke two rules as it pertains to the SUCCESSFUL application of OCW.
First, I WAAAY over-applied it. Two, the sun peeked out from the clouds for only a minute or so. But when your car is dark blue metallic, that's enough to heat the panels up real quick and I ended up baking the OCW on. Now the roof of my car is covered with dark streaks and splotches. Dumb, dumb, dumb!
Underlying LSP is two layers of BFWD. I shook bottle of OCW well, for over a minute.
I "tried" to fix things, first by lightly spraying affected panels with ONR at QD strength and buffing off. No luck. Then I lightly sprayed with OCW and wiping off. Marginally better luck. I did not want to do any hard buffing, and thus add scratches.
My previous LSP was Eagle One Nano Spray Wax. It's a very forgiving product, mainly because it's solvent based. If applied too heavily, and it dries, simply spray, wipe, and buff. No problem. OCW is an entirely different animal, and will not tolerate end user mistakes very well. Heck, I'm probably the only one here who managed to screw it up!
Next time I'll do things the right way and work in small sections. Lightly spritz working area, wipe in, and immediately buff off with a separate MF. Lesson learned.
But on the positive side, when I did figure out how to properly apply OCW to the rest of my car, I got amazing results. Did Before and After comparisons on front and back doors, and there was a noticeable difference. Applied first to front door and compared to recently BFWD'd back door. I noticed an increase in gloss and brightening of color immediately.
BFWD tends to darken the colors, ( from what I've experienced on my car....others may find it different ) and will slightly mute the metallic flakes in the shade, but will allow full 'pop' when viewed in direct sunlight. OCW had slightly different characteristics. Because of the 'lightening', I could see more of the flakes in the shade. Pretty impressive.
I'm not going to play the blaming game and blame OCW. It's a simple product to use and only a fool like me could find a way of messin' it up. I'm not going to give up on OCW. All of the blame I place fully upon myself.
Message to other forum members. If you've never tried OCW, don't do what I did. Don't let my mistake discourage you from buying and using it. Thin is in, but thinner is a winner.