The #awdtaxi was way overdue for a washing since going to Pocono Raceway one month ago and so I treated it the same way I treat all of my clients’ cars. I started with Optimum FerreX on the wheels, hatch, and exhaust, and then spray on Optimum Power Clean (3:1) with a foam cannon. Then washed with Optimum No Rinse and dried/sealed with Opti-Coat Hyper Seal. It is really that simple. It may not be the most perfect car, but it remains easy to clean and looks glossy.
Had the awesome opportunity to attend a track night at Pocono Raceway and this time did the Full Infield. Much different feel and larger run than before but it was fun. I now have to decide what to do for brakes. Fluid I know what I am going to do but three times in one day I had heard that "there is no such thing as a warped rotor" and that pad material can build up and cause the rotor to vibrate under hot braking. I don't subscribe to this yet because it doesn't seem completely plausible to me but I know that when hot, these two year old Adams Rotors and EBC Redstuff pads vibrate and I usually am an all or nothing kind of guy when it comes to tires and brakes. Welcoming any input on this.
I have one quick video from two laps on session 3/4 and I was using Harry's Lap Timer that day and my best lap time was 2:03.75 in the Novice Group (someone in the Advance Group had 1:58 so that made me feel pretty good).
Elivia brought her 2008 Volkswagen Golf R32 but for a light correction, headlamp restoration, and coating with Optimum Gloss Coat. This car was in good condition for being nine years old but only having 60,000 miles helps. The faded headlamps are an eye sore and makes it hard to see at night so after a restoration, it was important to coat the lens to ensure they won't fade again. All the exterior glass was coated with Opti-Glass Pro to help with water and chemical resistance for about 2 years, similar to Optimum Gloss Coat on the paint.
All in all, this car looked as close to new! Thanks Elivia!