Optimum Polymer Technologies (OPT)
About Optimum Polymer Technologies
Optimum Polymer Technologies, or often referred to as simply Optimum in the detailing world, was founded in 2001 by Dr. David Ghodoussi. Dr. G was no stranger to the paint industry, for over a decade, he was an organic chemist that worked in the R&D department focusing on polymers and automotive paint formulations. Over the years, Optimum has received the reputation of products that consistently perform well and are a good value. Probably the most noted Optimum product is their No Rinse Wash and Shine, often referred to as ONR. Another break through product was Optimum Opti-Coat, as it was one of the first products that protects the paint for a year or longer. Some other products worth noting from Optimum are Optimum Car Wax, Optimum Instant Detailer, and Optimum Protectant Plus. There hasn’t been an Optimum product that I was disappointed in, although I never stuck to any of their polishes as my go-to polishes.
Optimum Polymer Technologies Products I’ve used
I’d like to quickly highlight some of the products in the Optimum car care line up that I have hands on experience using. As I use more Optimum products, I’ll update this page.
Optimum No Rinse Wash and Shine (ONR)
Optimum No Rinse (ONR) is one of the most revolutionary products to hit the market. It was one of the first products to allow a detailer to safely wash their vehicle without needing to rinse off suds. This was a game changer for mobile detailers. ONR doesn’t stop there either, it’s arguably one of the most versatile detailing products on the market. By simply tweaking how much water you dilute the ONR solution with, it can be a rinseless wash product, a quick detailer, clay bar lubricant or simply a good pre-wash treatment to help loosen contamination. Detailers are still finding uses for ONR to this day and many professionals continue to keep some on hand at all times.
Read our full review of Optimum No Rinse, including instructions on how to use the product and a video playlist demonstrating how many detailers and enthusiasts use ONR.
Optimum Car Wax (OCW)
Optimum Car Wax (OCW) is a spray on wax product that is one of the easiest products to apply. Many detailers will use this after performing a maintenance wash for a client. A mid sized car can be properly protected in roughly 20 minutes time. Not only will this product add between 1 – 3 months of protection, but it also will add some gloss to the paint. I find Optimum Car Wax useful in protecting hard to reach painted areas such as door jambs and rain channels when time is of the essence. Another product worth having around if you have a time constraint and your wrapping up and need to apply some quick, but quality protection.
Read the full review of Optimum Car Wax, including instructions on how-to use the product, a video how-to and articles written by professional detailers.
Optimum Opti-Bond Tire Gel
Optimum Opti-Bond Tire Gel is a nice water based tire dressing that is safe for not only tires, but wheel wells, trim and other plastic, rubber or vinyl surfaces. While I have only used this product on tires, I can see where it would work well on other areas of a vehicle. Opti-Bond Tire Gel gets absorbed into tires, unlike many silicone based dressings that will sit on top of the tire and sling back onto the paint. This product works best on a properly prepped surface and 2 – 3 thin applications. You can vary the gloss factor by how many coats are applied as well as if you dilute the product or not with water.
Read our full review of Optimum Opti-Bond Tire Gel, which includes various images of the dressing applied to tires.
Where to Buy Optimum Car Care Products