On the Hub: Optimum’s New Polishes

If it isn’t obvious, I’m quite a fan of Optimum Car Care products. Something fresh about seeing products designed by Detailers for Detailers. You can argue they are one of the most innovative manufacturers to design products for prosumer/boutique/professional detailers. Here’s a snippet from Anthony @ Auto Concours Salon in Texas about the new designs. Let’s hope this new “Spray” polish system revolutionizes the detailing market.

Several years ago I had the pleasure of introducing many in the detailing world, both Pro and non-pro, to Optimum products, mainly the Optimum Spray Wax. It was not taken with great seriousness at first but after people tried it many of them came to love the ease of use, the great looks, UV protection, no staining and also the novelty of having wax in a spray-able form.

Well flash forward to today and I am once again given the honor of introducing to the detailing world what I believe to be the first ever spray-able polish and compound!

Many detailers around the world have come to love the Optimum Polish 1 and II formulas due to its long working times, low dust and ease of clean up plus its versatility when used with various pads and now once again Optimum Polish has evolved into the first spray-able polish now called Optimum Hyper Polish.

It has all the same characteristics we have all come to love and appreciate but it is now even easier to work with plus it has more cutting power with an added benefit of finishing off even nicer.

Optimum has also re-worked their compound into a spray-able form which removes 2000 grit sanding marks with ease and leaves an almost LSP ready finish on lighter colors. Optimum Hyper Compound, as well as Hyper Polish, work well with orbitals but they have been designed around rotary use and this is where they excel.

Because of their spray-able form it allows a thin even film of product to be applied to the paint which in turn provides the whole face of the buffing pad to come evenly in contact with the polishing medium thus creating a more evenly polished surface. This also means you’ll use less product while still having a buffing barrier between the paint and polishing pads.

Several new pads will round out the Optimum Paint Polishing system with new pads. The most unique is a blended silk-wool pad designed to work with the new Optimum spray-able products. Fast cutting, even cutting and very nice finishing down.

Ron and I along with Keven, have been testing and testing these new products for months now and we feel we have gotten the products tuned in to just where we want them.

The Optimum Finishing Polish at my request has also been tweaked and is now a perfect ending compliment to this new system.

Here is a picture of the new hyper Polish and Hyper Compound and also one of the new silk-wool pads……these pads are so sweet!

Here is Optimum Hyper Polish sprayed onto the side of a panel. Again the great advantage to this product is the ability to evenly coat the face of the pad which evenly distributes the abrasives.


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