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    Optimum Car Wax -Is It Me or the Wax?

    I tried Optimum Car Wax for the first time recently. I was looking forward to it, as I heard it has special UV protectants, and I also love many of Optimum's products. However, my experience with this particular wax was not that great. As I was wiping it off, it seemed kind of grabby and was not slick or smooth under the towel. I did not notice a pop in the gloss as I have with other products. But most concerning was when I did a rinseless wash maybe a week or 10 days after application, the rinseless wash solution seemed to hold onto the paint and left some water marks. I really had to rub the paint to get rid of the water marks. BTW, the paint was cool and in the shade, so it was not due to heat or the wash solution flashing too quickly.

    Before I draw negative conclusions about this wax, it is possible that I contributed to the negative experience. I did not polish the paint before applying it, so it is possible that some of my previous protection was still on the paint and therefore affecting the wax. Also, while I took steps to make sure I did not under or over apply the wax, that is still a possibility.

    What has been your experience with Optimum Spray Wax? Is my experience typical or unusual?

    Thanks in advance,
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    Re: Optimum Car Wax -Is It Me or the Wax?

    I was going to try their car wax. So far Opti-Seal and Opti-Clean have been the most "grabby" products I've used. Detailer is not. I'm not saying that is a bad thing, but its something I had to get used to.

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    Re: Optimum Car Wax -Is It Me or the Wax?

    [QUOTE=joebruin77;1726497]

    Before I draw negative conclusions about this wax, it is possible that I contributed to the negative experience. I did not polish the paint before applying it, so it is possible that some of my previous protection was still on the paint and therefore affecting the wax. Also, while I took steps to make sure I did not under or over apply the wax, that is still a possibility.




    Sounds like this is what's happening. Never had a problem with OSW. Polish a section and see what happens.

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    Re: Optimum Car Wax -Is It Me or the Wax?

    I have never had that happen with OSW.

    And I use it on my unpolished paint (after washing) in the spring before I can get to the annual polishing session.

    Like Rsurfer said: Maybe polish a section, and then try it?

    What LSP do you use?
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    Re: Optimum Car Wax -Is It Me or the Wax?

    I have been using it for years and put it on top of everything from bare paint to various sealants and never had an issue unless I over applied it

    I am wondering if they changed it recently?

    My bottle is a year and a half old and almost empty and it's a milky color in the traditional OPT blue bottle

    The new stuff I am seeing on the interwebs is a sick pink in a clear bottle

    Wonder if it's a change in product or just packaging?

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    Re: Optimum Car Wax -Is It Me or the Wax?

    The QD is green now. Good question.

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    Re: Optimum Car Wax -Is It Me or the Wax?

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulMys View Post
    I have never had that happen with OSW.

    And I use it on my unpolished paint (after washing) in the spring before I can get to the annual polishing session.

    Like Rsurfer said: Maybe polish a section, and then try it?

    What LSP do you use?
    I applied Griot's Garage 3-in-1 Ceramic Wax about 2.5 months ago.

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    Re: Optimum Car Wax -Is It Me or the Wax?

    Quote Originally Posted by chilly View Post
    I have been using it for years and put it on top of everything from bare paint to various sealants and never had an issue unless I over applied it

    I am wondering if they changed it recently?

    My bottle is a year and a half old and almost empty and it's a milky color in the traditional OPT blue bottle

    The new stuff I am seeing on the interwebs is a sick pink in a clear bottle

    Wonder if it's a change in product or just packaging?
    I was wondering the same thing. I had the old blue bottle in mind when I ordered it and was surprised to see the reddish-pink wax when it was delivered.

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    Re: Optimum Car Wax -Is It Me or the Wax?

    Just what we need…

    “New and improved”

    Oy vey

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    Re: Optimum Car Wax -Is It Me or the Wax?

    Quote Originally Posted by joebruin77 View Post
    I was wondering the same thing. I had the old blue bottle in mind when I ordered it and was surprised to see the reddish-pink wax when it was delivered.
    Well I need a new bottle so I’ll see what results I get

    I also have a bottle of TW Wet Wax I want to try out on my truck

    I decided to do a half and half on my hood with the little bit of OCW I have left and the Wet Wax at my next maintenance wash


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