With many ceramic clear coating products on the market to keep vehicles looking new, it can be hard to sort out which is worth the investment of both time and money. One that seems to be standing out among professionals and individual car enthusiasts alike is Opti-Coat Pro.
What is Opti-Coat Pro?
Opti-Coat Pro is one of the leading brands of ceramic clear coats on the market. With Opti-Coat Pro’s quality and durability, it is receiving more attention than similar brands. The main sources of controversy steering consumers away from this product are higher cost in comparison to other brands and traditional wax counterparts and the lack of accessibility to the individual customers.
Opti-Coat’s Special Features
The most significant feature of this product is durability. Many other products and brands can achieve a result that is very similar to Opti-Coat Pro. However, many alternative options do not come with any type of warranty. Opti-Coat Pro offers a 5-year warranty against most permanent scratches and dings even without regular reapplication. This in comparison to Opti-Coat’s rivals who offer a lesser quality product without a warranty. These rival brands need reapplication every 3 to 6 months, and similar products like wax could need reapplying weekly. This product is not a wax, but a ceramic clear coat similar to what a vehicle has when it comes from the factory, only it is stronger and more resistant to scratches and stains.
How to Use?
There are only a few things needed for the process; the syringe supplied upon purchase of Opti-Coat Pro and a foam pad for application. The most important environmental factor is proper lighting. It is essential to ensuring that excess product can be easily spotted before it has cured.
The foundation of proper application is first, to have a clean slate, and to closely follow the enclosed directions.
1. Remove all other products with a cleaning component.
2. Polish the vehicle to perfection as any swirls left will be locked in by the ceramic coating.
3. Apply in an up and down motion using only a small amount of product.
4. After the allotted time (2-5 minutes) gently remove excess product with a microfiber towel.
5. Let the product cure.
Professional Tips: Experts generally suggest taking this job one panel at a time as the curing time is extremely short. However, with the newly released consumer version, the curing time is increased to thirty minutes, making it a more user-friendly product that does not require specialized car detailing experience. Keep in mind that this product is not intended for glass coating. Glass coating is a separate process that requires a different type of product.
Is it Effective?
So, what thwarts buyers from this product? Two things, cost and accessibility. The cost for this product is higher than the wax alternative and even than the competitor product, which may steer many buyers away. Accessibility is also tough with this product. As of 2015, Opti-Coat has limited product distribution of the Pro line of products to approved dealers only. This is to ensure that the product is being applied appropriately to achieve the most desirable outcome. With this change, Opti-Coat has created a consumer version of the product that is a bit more user-friendly but not quite as durable. Let’s talk about how this product should be applied.
Overall, this is a very effective, high quality choice for optimal protection. Many professional and car enthusiasts alike are firm believers in Opti-Coat Pro. This product does a superior job at protecting a vehicle’s fresh from the factory paint with a thicker, more durable layer of ceramic coating. Although, the upfront cost may be higher than alternative options, the long-term durability of this product and five-year warranty makes it stand out. This is a great option for anyone willing to invest in maintaining their vehicle’s appearance.
We invite you to post any comments, questions and suggestions regarding Opti-Coat Pro. Also, don’t forget to schedule a detailing appointment with us because we can give your vehicle the care and attention it deserves.
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