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    Ultima Paint Guard Plus Tips

    Hi guys, I saw someone posting about UPGP and thought this might be helpful to them as they had some questions. It's copied from my article on L2D.

    A lot of you have probably read this in different threads a number of times as a response from me to others questions. I get a pm with questions on these tips occasionally so I thought I would post this in it's own thread so I can send a link to anyone that asks in the future.


    My UPGP tips:

    I love all the Ultima products I've used.

    Ultima Paint prep plus works as a light polish but also leaves behind a primer for the UPGP. You do not have to use the UPPP. If you don't then you should clean the paint after polishing so the UPGP bonds properly.

    Ultima Paint Guard Plus

    UPGP is extremely easy to apply. The mistake people make is they apply too much. Apply the UPGP by hand and follow the directions! Below is my method which should not contradict the instructions you receive with the product.

    1.-Shake the bottle.

    2.-Take a clean microfiber applicator and spray 1 spray onto it to prime it.

    3.-Spray it once more and do about a 3 SQ FT area.

    4.-Apply in circular motions just making sure to overlap and cover the entire area. You are not polishing so no need to rub too hard or over and over. I always finish with straight lines from front to back of the panel. 3 SQ FT is an estimate. Another thing to look for is that your applicator is no longer leaving anything on the paint. But on certain colors and without really good lighting its sometimes hard to tell anyway. I basically make sure I do about 3 SQ FT. Then I'll wipe over to the side a bit where I know I haven't applied any to see if there is still anything coming off the pad. Fred gave me a tip that is a great idea. When you are no longer sure if anything is on the pad touch your clean window with it and you'll be able to see if there is still product on the applicator.

    5.-If I don't see anything then its time for (1) more spritz to the applicator.

    6.-Repeat until you get to the last panel. Now just walk away. Their may or may not be a slight film on the paint for a bit but it starts it's bonding process immediately. Now just DO NOT touch Wait 45 minutes and inspect. There should be no need to do anything else. This is not a product that you have to buff off. In the unlikely chance that their is a streak somewhere after 45 minutes of curing allow to cure longer (up to 12 hours) after that if a streak remains simply take some Ultima QD and spray and wipe the streak with a high quality MF towel.

    Notes:

    Even though on some colors or in some lighting it seems like you aren't putting anything on your paint just TRUST the product. It will come out great if you don't over apply. I didn't have any trouble at all even the first time but I have read some people apply too much. It is a little disconcerting not always being able to tell if you are putting anything on your paint.
    You can place the second coat after 45 minutes. I have always waited 12 hours between coats but apparently the product has been modified and the cure is accelerated. I HIGHLY recommend applying 2 layers or more for noticeable better appearance and gloss. On my personal vehicle I place 3 layers of UPGP. One coat every 12 hours.

    Update: it has been verified by Rick of Ultima that you can layer after 45 minutes instead of 12 hours in most environments.
    Last edited by CEE DOG; 11-13-2011 at 08:41 PM.
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    Re: Ultima Paint Guard Plus Tips

    Corey, you know I've read this before and it helped me out (great tips)! Thanks again for posting it. I'm sure it will be helpful to many others here as well!!
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    Re: Ultima Paint Guard Plus Tips

    I'd like to try this stuff sometime. The 45 minute cure rate peaks my intrest

    Thanks Cee Dog

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    Great tips Corey !!!!
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    Great write up dog! You're tips are always helpful and spot on!

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    Re: Ultima Paint Guard Plus Tips

    Quote Originally Posted by CEE DOG View Post
    Update: it has been verified by Rick of Ultima that you can layer after 45 minutes instead of 12 hours in most environments.
    This is very helpful for my winter prep coming up this weekend! Thanks for the update Corey.

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    Re: Ultima Paint Guard Plus Tips

    Dear Corey

    Quote Originally Posted by CEE DOG View Post
    When you are no longer sure if anything is on the pad touch your clean window with it and you'll be able to see if there is still product on the applicator.
    That's the money tip right there!

    Thank you so very, very much!
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    Re: Ultima Paint Guard Plus Tips

    i agree with corey. ultimas sealant is THE best and the easiest to to work with. i recently tried another one that was highly recommended on the forum. the results......absolutely no better using a split panel comparison and was a 2 step product so i learned a $42 lesson with double the effort. just remember NOT to put too much on!

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    Great tips Corey. I never thought of testing for product on the window...

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    Re: Ultima Paint Guard Plus Tips

    What kind of durability can you get with 2 coats?

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