No polish with the Flex? That's just wash and clay?
I must say I am impressed. That reflection looks like what one would expect after a machine polish not just wash & clay.Just a wash and clay. Haven't hit the BlackMobile with the Flex since last fall. The clay did pick up a lot of stuff.
Opti Coat is really expensive to use strictly on wheels. I don't think that application is a problem but getting the surface as close to perfect beforehand takes some real effort. I use Opti Seal on painted/clearcoated wheels and it does a good job but Ultima Paint Guard Plus is so much better it's not even funny.I've been happy with Rejex and don't think I want to switch, but I'm really interested in the Opti-coat to use on our alloy wheels. I would use it on the paint was well but am worried about not applying it correctly, but on the wheels, it wouldn't be any issue.
It's the same idea as Opti Seal but it looks better, lasts longer, and is foolproof to apply. Neither will have the staying power of Opti Coat though. I did a little recon work and Dr. G, the honcho of Optimum products, says that the shelf life of Opti Coat is infinite even after being opened. That is when kept in a 65-78º range in an area where there is no possible chance of moisture getting in it. It was developed strictly for clearcoated paint so make sure your wheels are prior to purchasing. I've not seen any of the newer Toyota alloy wheels that were not painted and cleared but it was worth mentioning.That's the thing about wheels, though, that I don't care if the prep is perfect. Just having some substantially thick coating is what I'm after.
I'll have to look up the Ultima Paint Guard Plus. I'm not familiar with that one.
One more step. With it on inside air/recirc (max fan) spray the front floorboards where your toes would be. Let that run for 3-5 minutes and that should clear it up. With a light spray as a test, you should see the spritz being sucked up into the bottom of dash to be distributed throughout the car through the vents. You can do the same with any fu fu of your choice to make the interior smell great.Today I replaced the cabin air filter. But after removing the dirty filter, I cranked up the fan and sprayed a little disinfectant into the slot. Then I changed the system to fresh air, sprayed some into the intake on the wiper cowl, and installed the new filter. The A/C has been smelling pretty musty on recirculate so maybe this will help.
Yesterday I washed The Silver Bullet and it really sparkles.
Yes, would you care to contribute Kaaskop ? I do hope that's not a negative term as I didn't mean it that way at all.*wonders if a charity run for RTexasF would help*