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Ceramic Coatings

The Opti-Coat Experience Starts Here.

For more than a decade, Opti-Coat has been setting the industry standard with our unique ceramic coating technologies.  Opti-Coat develops and manufactures proprietary resins utilizing Silicon Carbide (SiC) chemistry. Their purpose is to provide our clients with a product that is the most durable, innovative and protective coating available.

Technology Backed By Science

Opti-Coat has been independently tested by the Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organization and exceeds operational and safety standards for The Boeing Company.

Click the corresponding links to download and view our test reports.

Powered by SiC™

The primary function of a ceramic coating is to protect the surface it is applied to. SiO2 and TiO2 based resins will hydrolyse and diminish over time. The hydrolysis and degradation of SiO2 and TiO2 based resins is accelerated with high pH products (such as alkaline degreasers) as well as at low pH cleaners (acid wash, etc.). By removing the Oxygen group and using SiC linkages as the polymer backbone, our coatings are unaffected by low or high pH levels (acids and alkalines) and resistant to UV breakdown.

During the development of Opti-Coat in 2004, we developed and tested a number of different resins for longevity, hardness, chemical resistance, UV resistance, scratch resistance and other desirable features such as gloss levels. These resins included SiC ceramic based resins as well as SiO2, TiO2, Silane, Siloxane, Fluoro, and a few other polymer resins.

Across the board, the SiC based resins we developed outperformed all others for these criteria. The resins that were based on SiO2 and TiO2 were initially comparable in hardness, however, they were hydrolysed and diminished over time. While the hydrolysis of SiO2 and TiO2 based resins was slow in neutral or low pH exposure and took months to become apparent, it was quite rapid at pH above 10 due to catalytic cleavage of Si-O or Ti-O bonds with hydroxyl group at higher pH. SiC linkage on the other hand was completely unaffected by acids (low pH) or caustics (high pH) due to the lack of oxygen group.

This difference in performance means one layer of SiC based resin would last longer than multiple layers of SiO2 or TiO2 resins since SiC resin does not diminish over time. Furthermore, since the SiC bond is harder and more inert, it does not allow chemicals to penetrate and damage the substrate it is applied to.

For these reasons we chose to develop the Opti-Coat resins using SiC as the polymer backbone. This has resulted in the Opti-Coat line of ceramic coatings providing the best protective properties to automotive finishes since their release in 2008.

OptiCoat Pro+
$ 1,399
  • SiC Protection from chemical etching
  • Multi-Layer High Gloss Coating
  • Super Hydrophobic Top Layer
  • Paint Enhancement
  • Every vehicle treated with Opti-Coat Pro+ receives a single stage paint enhancement prior to coating to minimise paint defects and enhance gloss.
  • 7 Year Guarantee
OptiCoat Pro
$ 999
  • SiC Protection from chemical etching
  • Single Layer Coating
  • Paint Enhancement
  • Every vehicle treated with Opti-Coat Pro receives a single stage paint enhancement prior to coating to minimise paint defects and enhance gloss.
  • 5 Year Guarantee

Opti-Coat Pro+

Chemical Resistance
100%
Durability
100%
UV Protection
100%
Contamination Resistance
100%
Hardness
100%
Gloss
100%

Opti-Coat Pro

Chemical Resistance
100%
Durability
100%
UV Protection
100%
Contamination Resistance
75%
Hardness
75%
Gloss
75%

Polymer Sealants

Chemical Resistance
25%
Durability
50%
UV Protection
50%
Contamination Resistance
75%
Hardness
0%
Gloss
75%

Traditional Waxes

Chemical Resistance
0%
Durability
25%
UV Protection
25%
Contamination Resistance
50%
Hardness
0%
Gloss
90%

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the Opti-Coat ceramic coating last? Will it wash off?

The Opti-Coat resin bonds permanently with your factory clear coat. Once cured, the resin can only be removed through abrasion. We guarantee Opti-Coat’s protection qualities for up to 7 years however performance can continue well beyond this period.

Is Opti-Coat safe for my vehicle?

Our ceramic coating is a very thin and flexible resin used by leading paint and panel shops and will not damage cured clear coats or void any automotive paint warranties. For repainted vehicles, Opti-Coat should not be applied for 30 days after repainting or for the duration your paint manufacturer specifies.

Does the Opti-Coat ceramic coating crack, peel or yellow?

No, Opti-Coat is a very thin and flexible resin that bonds to the surface of your clear coat. It cannot crack or peel and the ceramic particles will not turn yellow.

Is Opti-Coat Scratch resistant?

Yes, Opti-Coat provides your vehicle with some additional scratch resistance by bonding with the paint on your vehicle and producing a thin, outer layer that is harder than your factory clear coat. Ceramic coatings are not scratch proof though and some factory clear coats are also softer than others. Opti-Coat will work to reduce light scratches over the life of the vehicle.

Do I need to wax my car?

No. Once Opti-Coat is applied there is no need to wax your car. The Opti-Coat resin provides far more protection and hydrophobic properties than any wax can provide, and by waxing you may damage Opti-Coat’s hydrophobic effect over time. If you would like to top your Opti-Coat with additional products, we recommend using only synthetic sealants such a Opti-Coat Hyper Seal and not to use carnauba based waxes or polishes.

Do I need to use pH neutral car wash products?

No. Opti-Coat will not be affected by any cleaning chemicals. In fact, because of Opti-Coat’s chemical composition, our ceramic coating thrives on strong chemical cleaners because they have a tendency to remove contamination more efficiently.

Do I have to dry my vehicle after washing?

Yes! Always dry your vehicle after washing and do not allow tap water to dry on the vehicle. Tap water contains minerals and if allowed to evaporate on the surface, the minerals left behind can be difficult to remove.

Does Opti-Coat prevent water spots?

Opti-Coat will prevent water spots penetrating into the lower paint layers and causing permanent damage, however in most cases it cannot prevent water spots from bonding on top of the surface. To avoid water spots, wash your vehicle regularly to remove road grime and always dry your vehicle.

Can ceramic coatings prevent stone chips?

No! Ceramic coatings do not prevent rock chips. If you are seeking a solution for stone chips please contact us regarding our stone chip paint protection film services.

How long does it take do to my car?

The standard process takes 1 day, or can take multiple days depending on the level of service you are requesting. This is due to our extensive preparation processes and care taken on the vehicles we work on to ensure the highest quality work is delivered.

Does your ceramic coating require annual inspections?

No. Our product guarantee does not require you to bring your vehicle to a dealer for annual inspections, however taking your vehicle to a professional for periodic maintenance can be a great idea! Contact your local dealer to discuss what ongoing maintenance packages they can offer.

Can I apply Opti-Coat to my car myself?

No. Opti-Coat requires installation by a professional.