The Complete Guide To Opticoat Pro Paint Protection

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30th September 2016, 02:53pm - Views: 717

If you are reading this article, you have probably heard of Opti-coat and are now researching it to see if it is as good as the hype around it!

On every car detailing forum and blog, there is a least one post or thread about Opti-coat Pro+. But it can be hard to differentiate the facts from the marketing spin. This article will help you discover all that you need to know about Opti-coat Pro+. For what it is worth, some of the tips and tricks in this article are not published anywhere else online, so you have come to the right place.

Who is Opti-coat?

Opti-coat is an American company based in Memphis that has been developing advanced polymer paint protection since 2001. The research and design team is headed by Dr David Ghodoussi who has a background as an Organic Chemist specialising in automotive paint formulations. As the Opti-coat research division has close ties with some of North America's leading automotive manufacturers they have unique access to testing their latest formulations with prototype paints from Buick, Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac, Pontiac and Hummer.

What is Opti-coat Pro+?

Over the last 16 years, Opti-coat has refined their paint protection for cars, with the latest iteration being Opti-coat Pro+. Unlike Opti-coat Pro, Opti-coat Pro+ is a two-step ceramic clear coating. Promising to provide greater glossiness, waterspotting and protection than any of their other products, Opti-coat Pro+ also comes with a more expensive price tag.

Opti-coat Pro+ permanently binds to the surface due to the pre-polymer cross-links in the compound. The product acts like a single component isocyanate in order to create a protective surface on top of the paintwork. This hydrophobic barrier on the surface prevents contaminants and environmental pollutants from oxidising the paintwork. The hard wearing coating provides superior resistance to scratching (9H) and does not need reapplication.

What does the manufacturer say about Opti-coat Pro+?

If you are researching Opti-coat Pro+ you have probably read this already, but it is worth repeating:

"The Opti-coat Pro+ ceramic paint protection package now delivers even more gloss and slickness than ever before, while still maintaining the same chemical structure that has made it renowned as the ultimate protective paint coating".

So you can clearly see who is the favourite child in the Opti-coat family! Opti-coat still retails their one-step Opti-coat Pro product, but they widely proclaim the extra benefits that come with their premium product.

What do car detailers say about Opti-coat Pro+?

"I run a mobile detail business. And while I like Opti-coat, it costs me money in the long-run, because I no longer wax the cars I use it on. Awesome product" - Rob Finely.

Does my new car need vehicle paint protection?

Spend enough time in a new car dealer and you will find out that the salesmanship techniques really come to the fore in the small room off the showroom floor. Once you agree to purchase you spanking new model, the salesman will offer an extensive range of options. One of these is "paint protection". Normally they will highlight how this is more of a 'necessary option' than an 'optional option'. Most car enthusiasts will tend to agree.

But what the salesman tends to not mention is that the dealer paint protection package is generally twice to three times the price of an exterior firm. Most dealerships will use a poorer quality paint protection product.

If you believe that car manufacturers apply a ceramic paint protection to their cars before they roll out of the factory, then you are mistaken. In the increasingly competitive automotive manufacturing industry, car manufacturers look for ways to cut costs and maintain profits. This has resulted in car manufacturers applying thinner clear coats than ever before!

So, to answer the question; Yes, your new car does need vehicle paint protection. But, no you do need to organise it at the dealer. Do your research and you can get higher quality paint protection for a fraction of the price.

What is the Opti-coat warranty?

Opti-coat provides a seven-year warranty on their ceramic clear coats. Specifically, the warranty includes that the Opti-coat will be satisfactory in it's "performance of protecting the vehicle's factory paintwork from oxidation, or damage from droppings, bug splatter, or UV damage, whilst being maintained in accordance with the terms and condition of the warranty".

When you have Opti-coat applied to your warranty, the detailer should provide you with an official Opti-coat warranty card along with your receipt. Your details are available online, but keeping the warranty card will make your life easier if there are any issues with your paintwork. There are a lot of terms included in the warranty. For example, the car must remain continuously registered in Australia for the duration of the warranty. So make sure that you read it carefully to make sure that you do not void your warranty.

How much does Opti-coat cost?

Opti-coat does not sell it's ceramic paint protection products to the public. If it is not applied correctly it can permanently damage the paintwork. So Opti-coat only retails their products to car detailers that have undertaken Opti-coat ceramic coating application training.

On the Opti-coat Australia page, it highlights the recommended price for the application of Opti-coat Pro+ for various car models. The current recommended prices are:

Opti-coat Pro+ Paint Enhancement and Multi-Layer Ceramic Clear Coat

Small - $795

Medium - $845

Large - $895

Extra Large - $945

This package includes dual layer Opti-coat Pro+ ceramic coating.

Note that each individual detailer will offer unique services and add-ons. Do your research and you should be able to find a paint protection specialist in your area that is highly recommended.

Who Is Definitive Car Detailing?

Definitive Car Detailing is a team of professional car detailers that provide specialised paint protection services. As New South Wales #1 spray applicator of Opti-coat Pro+, Definitive Car Detailing is the industry expert that you can rely on.

Unlike other car detailing firms, Definitive Car Detailing specialises in premium car brands. With a reputation for excellence and a dedication to their art, Definitive Car Detailing provides Sydney's best car detailing services.

Definitive Car Detailing use superior products such as Opti-coat, Brila and Swissvax to produce class-leading results. Some of the car brands that Definitive Car Detailing specialises in include Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Audi, Volvo, VW, Bentley, Hummer, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Maserati, Land Rover, Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lexus and Rolls Royce.

There is no other car detailing firm in Sydney that provides such exceptional results and customer service like Definitive Car Detailing. A free loan car is available for each customer that purchases the Opti-coat Pro+ spray application.

If you have any questions about why professional car detailers prefer Opti-coat over other brands, contact Frank on 1300 739 489. As one of the industry's most respected paint protection specialists, Frank will gladly share his industry expertise and experience. Definitive Car Detailing is the #1 Opti coat Sydney team.

What is four-layer Opti-coat application?

One of the primary reasons why so may Sydney car owners rely on Definitive Car Detailing is that they provide a unique four-layer application of Opti-coat Pro+. While most detailers will only provide a dual-layer application, Definitive Car Detailing ensures more product is applied to your paintwork with their tailored four-layer application. Following comprehensive detailing and paint correction, the first layer of Opti-coat Pro+ is applied by hand to guarantee maximum chemical resistance. The second and third layers are applied by spray gun to ensure a thick and even coating on every surface which provides a higher level of gloss and scratch resistance. The final layer is once again applied by hand to create a superhydrophobic coating and increases the colour intensity of the paint. Infrared curing is the final stage to accelerate the bonding process and enhance the glossiness.

Definitive Prestige Car Detailing Sydney
Address: 12/85 Mars Rd, Lane Cove West NSW 2066
Phone: 1300 954 200

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