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OrangeVee
12-09-2017, 05:19 AM
Hi guys!

In my latest 2 part series, I present the complete lineup of OPTIMUM car detailing products, with my first special guest: Yvan Lacroix. He's the global training director for Optimum Polymer Technologies, and together, we detail a Tesla P85.

Enjoy the videos!

In English:

Part 1:
https://youtu.be/Akh4CUe24q8

Part 2:
https://youtu.be/P3X6k3sM1R0


In French:

…pisode 1:
https://youtu.be/IlaF-E03Nn8

…pisode 2:
https://youtu.be/6P_NWWliKz4

MattPersman
12-09-2017, 06:56 AM
Thanks Pan. Yvan is always so convincing with that wash/wax/clay technique hooks and reels me in every time


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LEDetailing
12-09-2017, 07:01 AM
Looking forward to watching after work. I enjoy your videos and OPT’s products.

Klasse Act
12-09-2017, 11:18 AM
I can't say enough about Hyper polish! I used it back in May to prep my car for WGU ceramic paint coating and my eyes literally watered when I washed the car and took it outside to inspect it, simply amazing product!!

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OrangeVee
12-10-2017, 04:57 AM
Thanks to all for your positive feedback! Much appreciated guys!

Sharply Dressed
12-10-2017, 08:35 AM
Great videos and thanks for increasing my knowledge about the product line. I do have a question. When using the Zen tool, I noticed the speed when spreading the product and working it was the same. Is it because of the power of the Zen and the nature of the products or should the tool speed have been increased?

Kappy
12-10-2017, 03:26 PM
As I watching the videos, three things occurred to me:

Yvan definitely gets the award for "Best Dressed Detailer". :xyxthumbs:

If I had a Big Red Sponge and a Grit Guard, I'd like to do a test using it to wash one side of the car, and multiple towels on the other side, the way I'm currently doing a rinseless wash, to see if over a period of time one side gets fewer scratches than the other.

It almost seems as if many of the techniques discussed on the forum get thrown out when using the Optimum products. Not that that's bad, but just different. I would never think to apply car wax with a clay towel, and would worry about scratching the paint. Then again, the paint on my car is so soft you can't even make direct eye contact with it without it scratching.

OrangeVee
12-11-2017, 04:55 AM
Yvan worked on speed 3 on the Zentool.

OrangeVee
12-11-2017, 04:59 AM
It almost seems as if many of the techniques discussed on the forum get thrown out when using the Optimum products.

That was my reaction too at first. It blew my mind and I started thinking about all the techniques I had learned over the last 20 years of detailing. But what we need to keep in mind, is the techniques in the video apply to the OPT line of products. It doesn't change how we work with all other brands of products. So what we've always done still applies with other products.

But with OPT, you use the appropriate techniques and all their products work in synergy. The CEO of OPT, Dr Ghodussi, is the man behind the conception of the clear coat and still does consulting for big clear coat brands like Dupont, BASF, 3M, etc. He knows the clear coat since he helped invent it, so it's natural that he also can formulate products to better take care of a clear coat... When you know that, that's when you understand why OPT products are so different.

MattPersman
12-11-2017, 06:38 AM
Good technique and products for a busy life style. Iíll share the videos with anyone who wants to do something but doesnít have a ton of time


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Opti
12-12-2017, 04:21 AM
Great video.

Ive been an OPT fan for years now and I find them to be great...as showcased they are easy to use and a time saver. The process contradicts the standard detailing process in some ways but it does work.
I have not used all of OPT stuff yet so I was really suprised to see Ferrex used via a snow foam lance...and it seem to work really nice. Does it smell bad as Iron X? Do you think it can be used as clay lube?

Anyways...nice job!

OrangeVee
12-12-2017, 05:26 AM
Great video.


I have not used all of OPT stuff yet so I was really suprised to see Ferrex used via a snow foam lance...and it seem to work really nice. Does it smell bad as Iron X? Do you think it can be used as clay lube?



Thanks for the positive feedback! Ferrex doesn't smell as bad as all the other iron removers. I wouldn't use it as clay lube though, it's not meant for that. But yes, it also foamed like crazy in the snow foam application as you saw. And it doubles as a tar remover too.

OrangeVee
12-12-2017, 05:27 AM
Good technique and products for a busy life style. Iíll share the videos with anyone who wants to do something but doesnít have a ton of time


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Thanks I appreciate it!

JCDetails
12-12-2017, 09:58 PM
Hey Pan,

Fancy seeing you here! Excellent work and congratulations on your following thus far.

I have to say, I had been tip-toeing near the OPT line and your two videos pushed me over the edge. Iím going to be taking quite a plunge into the line pretty soon and working it into my production level work.


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Cruzscarwash
12-20-2017, 12:12 PM
That was my reaction too at first. It blew my mind and I started thinking about all the techniques I had learned over the last 20 years of detailing. But what we need to keep in mind, is the techniques in the video apply to the OPT line of products. It doesn't change how we work with all other brands of products. So what we've always done still applies with other products.

But with OPT, you use the appropriate techniques and all their products work in synergy. The CEO of OPT, Dr Ghodussi, is the man behind the conception of the clear coat and still does consulting for big clear coat brands like Dupont, BASF, 3M, etc. He knows the clear coat since he helped invent it, so it's natural that he also can formulate products to better take care of a clear coat... When you know that, that's when you understand why OPT products are so different.


I didn't know he was part of the clear coat invention, that's awesome!! I really wanted to meet him at SEMA but never saw him