Originally Posted by HEADPHONES
Been using C2v3 for years since it replaced c1
Bought Optiseal a few months ago to try.
Here's my experience comparing the 2.
C2v3 is VERY fast to apply!
A few spritz on a door and I'll spread it with a MF pad in 10 seconds and buff it in about a half a minute after having applied it to a few more panels.
The Optiseal seems more fussy to apply in that I've not yet got the knack of applying it thin enough to avoid high spots and smears. This needs me inspecting the panel looking for smears and spot buffing here and there.
So the time I spend per panel is actually longer with Optiseal.
However, on intricate areas like rims......Optiseal is my goto.
High spots or smears are much less visible on the rims so I don't worry about over application......just wipe on and walk away.
Longevity wise I don't see either lasting more than a couple months but their ease of application is their strong point meaning a coat of c2v3 only adds an extra 10-15 mins after a wash and same for the Optiseal on the rims.
interesting - thanks.
You'll get there with OS when you realise that there is just so little product needed. I put 1 spritz on a supersoft MF pad and that will do a door easily. I do smaller panels first which loads the pad and by the time I do a roof or bonnet it means that 2 sprays is usually enough. Remember that OS will self-level anyway if you leave it and any slight high spots wont show after a few mins, so there isnt a need to go back really anyway. You can also use it as a drying aid and there is no problem spraying a single mist onto a wet panel after rinsing and then wiping over as you dry.
Personally I found c2v3 pretty much as easy but i used 2 MFs purely as I have read about smearing issues from some people. I probably wouldnt bother next time and certainly wont when using it diluted.