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    ULTIMA PAINT GUARD PLUS FAQ



    How many applications can I get with a bottle of Ultima Paint Guard Plus?

    Ultima Paint Guard Plus is highly concentrated. A single ounce of product will coat 8 to 10 vehicles, including the paint and glass. Most new users have a tendency to use too much product, which is not necessary and causes dry time to increase. A single bottle of Ultima Paint Guard Plus is enough product to coat 50 full-size vehicles.



    How long does it take to apply Ultima Paint Guard Plus?

    On average it takes 5 to 10 minutes to complete a vehicle. It`s very fast and easy. Heavy rubbing is never required.



    When I apply Ultima Paint Guard Plus it looks like it has streaks. Is this normal?

    Yes, this is normal. Allow the product to dry completely. Whatever you do, do not get anxious and wipe the surface with a towel. Allow Ultima Paint Guard Plus to dry completely so it can form its protective barrier. It will amaze you!



    Does Ultima Paint Guard Plus contain UV protection?

    Absolutely! Ultima Paint Guard Plus contains premium UV inhibitors tested in the hot, intense California and Florida sunshine.



    I applied Ultima Paint Guard Plus and it took a long time to dry, much longer than the bottle says. Does this mean I applied too much?

    Yes, you most likely used far too much Ultima Paint Guard Plus. If you apply the product "wet", it will take much longer to dry. Remember to always use Ultima Paint Guard Plus very sparingly. A small car can be fully covered in less than 20 sprays with our micro-fine sprayer. A full-size SUV takes about 40 sprays. If you apply too much product, simply allow it to dry overnight.



    How long does Ultima Paint Guard Plus take to dry/cure?

    Ultima Paint Guard Plus can be dry to the touch, but not cured. Depending on the temperature and humidity, Ultima Paint Guard Plus can dry in as little as 15 minutes, but it can take as long as a few hours. Curing, which means the polymers have fully cross linked, requires a full 6+ hours. We recommend allowing your car to sit overnight before wiping.



    Can Ultima Paint Guard Plus be layered for more depth and gloss?

    Yes, but please allow the previous coat to dry for at least 12 hours. You can apply as many coats as you like.



    Can Ultima Paint Guard Plus be used on trim/plastic surfaces, like on my SUV/truck plastic cladding?

    Yes, Ultima Paint Guard Plus will seal and treat these surfaces, but we created Ultima Tire & Trim Guard Plus as the ultimate treatment for plastic and rubber.



    Can Ultima Paint Guard Plus be applied over another manufacturer`s wax product?

    You bet! Although we recommend first using Ultima Paint Prep Plus, many people have used Ultima Paint Guard Plus over other (fully cured) wax products with very good results. In all cases, Ultima Paint Guard Plus will increase gloss and durability.



    Can I use Ultima Paint Guard Plus as a quick detail spray?

    Oh, my goodness, no! You would waste a lot of money if you did. Ultima Paint Guard Plus is a very high performance polymer paint sealant. It is 10 to 15 time more concentrated than any cream or paste wax available. It will easily offer long term gloss and protection for up to 9 months. It may be as easy to use as a detail spray, but please don`t use it like one.



    What is the shelf life of Ultima Paint Guard Plus?

    We are not aware of any issues reducing shelf life. Due to the product`s reactive nature with oxygen, the sprayer will fail if the cap is not applied after use.





    ULTIMA PAINT GUARD PLUS APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS



    Use Sparingly: Ultima Paint Guard Plus must be used very sparingly. About 1/4 ounce of product is all that`s needed to treat most cars.



    Preparation: You will achieve the best results with Ultima Paint Guard Plus if your vehicle is clean and completely dry. Thoroughly wash and dry all surfaces. If bonded contamination is present, deep clean your vehicle`s paint with the Ultima Elastrofoam System. If swirl marks, water spots or other paint defects exist, polish your paint with Ultima Paint Prep Plus before sealing with Ultima Paint Guard Plus.



    Application: Start at one corner of the vehicle (e.g., left front fender). Mist the Ultima Microfiber Applicator with Ultima Paint Guard Plus twice (two pumps) to prime the pad with product. Wipe the product in well and finish by wiping in a straight line direction (this will help you see where you have applied product). When it appears that no more product is being applied to the paint, spray one more shot of product onto the applicator. Do not spray directly on your vehicle. Continue to wipe until the entire vehicle is complete. By the time you get back to where you began, the first couple of panels should already look dry.



    Proper Application Note: When applying, the product should not go on looking "wet". Proper application leaves what appears to be an oily film. This film will begin to dry immediately. If you apply too much product, the drying time may increase significantly.



    Do Not Buff Off or Wipe!: After application, you can sit back and watch as Ultima Paint Guard Plus does its job. When properly applied, your vehicle`s paint finish will be very glossy and streak-free in less time than it takes to buff off a traditional car wax product (about 30 minutes). Although you may be tempted to touch and wipe your paint finish... DON`T! If you simply can`t keep you hands off the amazing Ultima shine, we recommend that you wait at least a full hour or more before wiping. The longer you wait (up to 12 hours) the better. After 1 hour, you can drive your vehicle. Driving (air friction) will accelerate the cure time.



    Applicator Care: Do not use a different type of applicator with Ultima Paint Guard Plus. The large microfiber applicator provided insures an even, streak-free coating. If your vehicle is clean, your Ultima Microfiber Applicator will not get dirty from use and it will dry soft and odor-free. Store it in a Ziploc baggie or a clean, dry location. If your applicator becomes soiled, you may wash it as you would other microfiber products.



    After Care: After treatment with Ultima Paint Guard Plus, your vehicle will be easier than ever to wash and keep clean. Insects, tar, road grime, brake dust, road salt, bird dropping and other hazards are easily washed off with Ultima Paint Guard Wash. Where and when possible, we recommend washing weekly with Ultima Paint Guard Wash. When washing is not possible, you can keep you exterior clean with Ultima Detail Spray.



    Frequency of Use: Ultima Paint Guard Plus is the most durable paint sealant product available. While we have tested durability (shine, water beading and slickness) up to a year, proper paint care dictates that 3-4 treatments a year offers the very best protection possible.



    More Shine: If your goal is the wettest-looking, deepest, clearest, most distortion-free finish you can imagine, Ultima Paint Guard Plus can be layered to produce a jaw-dropping, show car shine that will turn heads and make you the envy of every car fanatic in your neighborhood. In most cases, on a well-polished finish, 2-3 coats of Ultima Paint Guard Plus produces stunning results. To keep this shine, re-treat monthly and maintain with Ultima Detail Spray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidB
    How many applications can I get with a bottle of Ultima Paint Guard Plus?

    Ultima Paint Guard Plus is highly concentrated. A single ounce of product will coat 8 to 10 vehicles, including the paint and glass. Most new users have a tendency to use too much product, which is not necessary and causes dry time to increase. A single bottle of Ultima Paint Guard Plus is enough product to coat 50 full-size vehicles.




    Will you be making available smaller sizes (4 oz) as re-fill (no sprayer) or trial sizes?



    For the hobbyist 50 applications for a durable product is way too much and the present version would probably be eclipsed with up-dated versions prior to using the entire original container. :nixweiss



    This is not a unique problem for us hobbyist.

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    I will say that so far from what I`ve seen this is a great product but I also think that alot of people are seeing the price and kind of backing off. If you could somehow lower it IE. Lowering the amount like ^ he said. I have and did have no problem paying $70 bux for Paint Guard Plus knowing that nothing but a great product could come from you but the regular guy or even the said Zaino user might disagree. Alot of people cannot see the longer usage you will get out of this as compaired to say a bottle of Z2 and then a bottle of Z8 because with one Zaino product you cannot get the same gloss as one single layer of Paint Guard Plus. Most people do not think in the long run. That`s why so many of us Americans are in alot of debt.
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    Interesting. I find it interesting that you have to wait so long to wipe. I guess that this is not geared towards the professional then correct? Once I apply a sealant / wax Im ready to deliver that car. Not wait hours before I can even wipe streaking off. I couldnt see telling my clients that they need to wipe the car once they get home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamHBonney
    Interesting. I find it interesting that you have to wait so long to wipe. I guess that this is not geared towards the professional then correct? Once I apply a sealant / wax Im ready to deliver that car. Not wait hours before I can even wipe streaking off. I couldnt see telling my clients that they need to wipe the car once they get home.


    From what David has said in other posts that the streaking dries away by itself.



    The 6 hours is for curing and/or waiting to put a second layer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamHBonney
    Interesting. I find it interesting that you have to wait so long to wipe. I guess that this is not geared towards the professional then correct? Once I apply a sealant / wax Im ready to deliver that car. Not wait hours before I can even wipe streaking off. I couldnt see telling my clients that they need to wipe the car once they get home.


    You don`t have to wait. You can wipe it as soon as you put it on, if you like. However, the whole point is that you don`t have to wipe at all.



    I believe this product is ideal for the professional. When applied by a seasoned pro, the application is less than 5 minutes and it dries very fast. A pro who knows how to use the product may get as many as 60 applications from a bottle, making each application $1.40 or less. So, I believe it is fast and very cost effective for the pro.



    From a production point of view, I can wash, Elastrofoam, polish and seal a car that does not need paint correction work in 90 minutes or less using the Ultima products.



    Also, as another point to note, Ultima Paint Guard Plus loves air friction. Driving the car after the sealant is dry to the touch significantly reduces the cure time.



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    Quote Originally Posted by blkZ28Conv
    Will you be making available smaller sizes (4 oz) as re-fill (no sprayer) or trial sizes?


    Last week we started the discussion of making an Ultima Sampler Kit:



    - 4 oz Paint Guard Plus

    - 4 oz. Paint Prep Plus

    - 4 oz. Detail Spray

    - 4 oz. Paint Guard Wash

    - Applicators

    - Ultima Buffing Towel

    - Ultima Application Guide



    I want to make sure I can treat a full-size car with 4 oz. of Paint Prep Plus. If I can, this kit will be a go. The kit will be priced around $70. The kit will be enough product for a complete polish and prep, 12-15 treatments of sealant, 4 full washes and 3-4 quick details. The applicators will be full-size and are of the highest quality. The towel (which I will make available in a few days) is 16" by 24" of the softest, thickest microfiber available (short nap on side one for polish removal, thick and fluffy on side 2 for buffing and QD).

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    Go for it...I would definitely be in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidB

    I want to make sure I can treat a full-size car with 4 oz. of Paint Prep Plus.


    I hope so as it only comes in 12 oz`s regularly lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidB
    Last week we started the discussion of making an Ultima Sampler Kit:



    - 4 oz Paint Guard Plus

    - 4 oz. Paint Prep Plus

    - 4 oz. Detail Spray

    - 4 oz. Paint Guard Wash

    - Applicators

    - Ultima Buffing Towel

    - Ultima Application Guide



    I want to make sure I can treat a full-size car with 4 oz. of Paint Prep Plus. If I can, this kit will be a go. The kit will be priced around $70. The kit will be enough product for a complete polish and prep, 12-15 treatments of sealant, 4 full washes and 3-4 quick details. The applicators will be full-size and are of the highest quality. The towel (which I will make available in a few days) is 16" by 24" of the softest, thickest microfiber available (short nap on side one for polish removal, thick and fluffy on side 2 for buffing and QD).
    Sorry to be a pest but are you saying that the 12 ozs bottle of paint prep will only do 3 cars? Your post confused me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamHBonney
    Sorry to be a pest but are you saying that the 12 ozs bottle of paint prep will only do 3 cars? Your post confused me.


    When used by hand, that is exactly correct. Paint Prep Plus is designed to be a year of polish treatment for a single car. Used by machine, it goes much further (an average of 2 oz. per use by machine on a mid-size car).

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidB
    When used by hand, that is exactly correct. Paint Prep Plus is designed to be a year of polish treatment for a single car. Used by machine, it goes much further (an average of 2 oz. per use by machine on a mid-size car).
    Interesting. Well hopefully the product will get here someday. I cannot wait to try it out. Thanks for the fast response David.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidB
    ULTIMA PAINT GUARD PLUS FAQ



    Can I use Ultima Paint Guard Plus as a quick detail spray?

    Oh, my goodness, no! You would waste a lot of money if you did. Ultima Paint Guard Plus is a very high performance polymer paint sealant. It is 10 to 15 time more concentrated than any cream or paste wax available. It will easily offer long term gloss and protection for up to 9 months. It may be as easy to use as a detail spray, but please don`t use it like one.


    Understandable.

    Would you reccommend specifically using Ultima QD, or would others, like Megs Ultimate QD work as well?



    Would there be any benefit to using Polycharger with these products?



    I would like to try the Ultima line, but really do not want to throw away the products I still have.



    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by cherryspeed
    Understandable.

    Would you reccommend specifically using Ultima QD, or would others, like Megs Ultimate QD work as well?



    Would there be any benefit to using Polycharger with these products?



    I would like to try the Ultima line, but really do not want to throw away the products I still have.



    Thanks


    In my experience, just about all QDs out there work quite well with Ultima once it is cured (24 hours). So, yes, please... use what you have.



    There`s no need to mix Ultima with Polycharger... Ultima IS Polycharger. We developed Polycharger as a product of our Ultima sealant product development. Ultima is the purest form of Polycharger. Polycharger contains an emulsion system that is not necessary in Ultima Paint Prep Plus.



    I would be happy to give a $25 trade-in on Polycharger CH2 kits with any purchase of $100 or more of our Ultima products.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidB
    In my experience, just about all QDs out there work quite well with Ultima once it is cured (24 hours). So, yes, please... use what you have.



    There`s no need to mix Ultima with Polycharger... Ultima IS Polycharger. We developed Polycharger as a product of our Ultima sealant product development. Ultima is the purest form of Polycharger. Polycharger contains an emulsion system that is not necessary in Ultima Paint Prep Plus.



    I would be happy to give a $25 trade-in on Polycharger CH2 kits with any purchase of $100 or more of our Ultima products.
    Good to hear, I really didnt want to throw out my gallon of Quickshine. David correct me if Im wrong here, arent most QDs just like oil on top of water so to speak? The QD kind of floats there if you will and gives a little shine but rain or a wash will remove it right away. There is no real "bond" or protective aspects unless its something like Z8. Am I right or wrong?

 

 
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