Opti-Coat (Opti-Guard) is a hard wearing, aftermarket, ceramic clear coat for superior resistance to scratching (9H) and chemical etching from environmental impacts.
It provides permanent protection for all factory paints, and can also be applied to exterior glass, metal and hard plastic surfaces.
Opti-Coat is not a wax or sealant like other products on the market. It is a ceramic clear coating very similar to factory type clear coats. A layer of Opti-Coat measures approx. 2 microns in thickness, or about 100 times thicker than your typical wax or sealant. Unlike paint protection sealants such as PTFE, Nano Sealants, GlassPlexin that degrade over time and are easily removed through washing with water or chemicals, Opti-Coat does not degrade and cannot be removed by chemicals such as heavy duty truck wash or even caustic degreasers. It is totally resistant to these chemicals and produces a permanent film that is chemically bonded with the factory paint layers. Opti-Coat is effectively the vehicles new outer clear coat. It is far more resistant to chemical etching than factory clear coats and far more resistant than competing paint protection sealants. The 2 micron layer also provides a thick buffer between any damage and the factory paintwork. Go to our webshop or download MSDS
Opti Coat in comparison
|PTFE||GlassPlexin||Nano Pro||Ceramic Quartz||Opti-Coat|
|Category||Synthetic Wax||Synthetic Wax||Glass Coating||Glass Coating||Ceramic Clear Coat|
|Coating Film Thickness||0.02 u||0.02 u||0.2 - 1 u||0.5 - 1.5 u||1-2 u|
|Durability||4-5 months||6-12 months||12-18 months||12-18 months||Unlimited|
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Direction's to apply Opti Coat
1 - Polish paint with Optimum Polish II or Optimum Finish to remove any defects.
2 - Clean surface with 15% IPA solution to remove all polishing oils, waxes, and silicones.
3 - Prime the applicator by making an X pattern across the pad. Only a few drops will be needed for each subsequent panel.
4 - Wipe Optimum Opti-Coat onto a single panel at a time in a thin layer using two directions, in a circular or front to back direction.
5 - Within 5 minutes, inspect the panel with adequate lighting looking for any thick areas that have not flashed away to clear.
6 - Use foam applicator or paint safe microfiber to even out any areas where you see streaks. This step is key, as any spots not leveled will have to be polished if allowed to cure. Panels will feel a bit tacky and will be self-leveling during cure time, so avoid any unnecessary touching, wiping, or contact to produce the best results.
7 - Repeat steps 1-6 for each panel where application is desired.
8 - For maintenance Optimum No Rinse or Optimum Car Wash are recommended to get the best results.
Optimum Polymer Technologies
At Optimum Polymer Technologies (OPT), we work closely with car manufacturers, paint manufacturers, and other OEM suppliers to develop the most advanced automotive detailing products in the marketplace. Within this holistic framework, we are fully committed to manufacture these products with the environment in mind. This starts in the developmental stages in our labs and includes the manufacturing process, consumer usage, and finally waste disposal. See other OPT products