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.

We develop and manufacture proprietary resins utilising our Silicon Carbide (SiC) chemistry. Our purpose is to provide our clients with a product that is the most durable, innovative and protective coating available.

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

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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.

Pro Plus

Opti-Coat Pro+ Ceramic Coating

SiC Protection from chemical etching

Multi-Layer High Gloss Coating

Paint Enhancement Every vehicle treated with Opti Coat PRO+ receives 2 stage paint enhancement prior to coating to minimise paint defects and enhance gloss.

7 Year Guarantee

Pro

Opti-Coat Pro Ceramic Coating

SiC Protection from chemical etching

Single Layer Coating

Paint Enhancement Every vehicle treated with Opti Coat PRO receives 2 stage paint enhancement prior to coating to minimise paint defects and enhance gloss.

5 Year Guarantee

How does Opti-Coat Compare?

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%

Waxes

Chemical Resistance

0%

Durability

25%

UV Protection

25%

Contamination Resistance

50%

Hardness

0%

Gloss

90%

Frequently Asked Questions

OPTICOAT PRO+ VERSUS SIO2 BASED PAINT PROTECTORS

The differences between coatings available in the current market are as striking as their similarities. With great advances in technology in any industry comes a degree of confusion. True coatings are ceramic based. In our industry, ceramic as a term means inorganic. By contrast, organics such as sealants are carbon based and as such wear away over time.

When a product, such as Opticoat Pro is ceramic, it is permanent, because it is inorganic. This doesn’t mean to say it is worse for the environment. Coatings are characterised by their silicon content (not silicone), and 2 principal variations of silicon are used. The most common is Silicon Dioxide, sometimes marketed as glass, quartz or ceramic and in almost all cases that’s true.

SiO2 is suspended in a resin in the form of Nano particles of Silicon Dioxide, and the resins suspend this in a film over the paint. SiO2 has a melting point of 1,600°C (2,910 °F; 1,870 K) and on the Mohs scale of hardness is a 7. The other coating system is Silicon Carbide (SiC). Opticoat Pro is the ONLY coating available that harnesses the strength of Silicon Carbide, which is sometimes referred to as ceramic, industrial diamonds and carborundum. Unlike SiO2 based coatings, SiC products actually bond to the paint and the SiC is formed as a chemical reaction in that process, rather than having Nano particles of the ceramic floating in a resin.

Chemically, SiC is superior to SiO2 coatings. Silicon Carbine has a melting point of 2,730°C (4,950 °F; 3,000 K) and is a 9 on the Mohs scale of hardness. Opticoat Pro is unique in many ways because of this fundamental difference in chemistry. Opticoat Pro+ becomes one with the paint rather than suspending nano-particles of a harder substance in a resin.

This gives Opticoat Pro far superior chemical resistance, as the chemical must break down the SiC, and not break down a resin holding SiO2 Nano particles. OCP is harder than their competitors, but no coating is scratch proof. To achieve maximum strength, other coatings require heat curing and multiple layers, with OCP that is not required. SiO2 coatings obtain their maximum gloss immediately, and that gloss diminishes over time, Opticoat Pro obtains its maximum gloss as soon as the polymerization process is completed (roughly 7 days). Opticoat Pro will maintain shine over time, while SiO2 coatings begin to lose their gloss through oxidation and continues to decline; requiring the need to add some form of resin to maintain or restore the gloss and protection.

Our customer service is founded in providing our clients with superior results. We want to ensure you know the full story behind the science and proof of leading paint protectors so that you can avoid being caught in the unsatisfying trap of inferior products.

HOW IT WORKS...

What Is Opti-Coat?

Opti-Coat is a hard wearing, ceramic clear coating that provides superior scratch resistance and permanent protection for all factory paints and exterior surfaces.

What Makes Opti-Coat So Different?

Opti-Coat is a permanent coating that will not wash away or break down over time.

Opti-Coat is more than 100 times thicker than the typical wax coating. This allows Opti-Coat to effectively absorb damage that would otherwise affect the factory paint layers. Swirl marks and light scratches are not only decreased by the harder ceramic coating, the factory paint is also protected and preserved.

Opti-Coat is completely resistant to acidic environmental substances such as bird droppings. Unlike your factory clear coating that can be permanently damaged, Opti-Coat will not etch or dissolve when in contact with these substances and a clean, glossy clear coating is maintained.

What Are The Benefits Of Applying Opti-Coat?

Opti-Coat will provide the owner with a superior clear coat film that is resistant to chemical etching, harder than factory clear coatings to reduce swirl marks and scratches and a permanent, hydrophobic surface that is easier to clean and stay cleaner for longer!

PAINT PROTECTION COMPARISON CHART :

Teflon GlassPlexin Nano Pro Ceramic Quartz OptiCoat Pro
Paint Protection Category Synthetic Wax Synthetic Wax Glass Coating Glass Coating Ceramic Clear Coat
Origin UK USA Germany Japan USA
Main Component PTFE GlassPlexin SiO2 SiO2 SiC
Coating Film Thickness 0.02 μ 0.02 μ 0.2 - 1 μ 0.5 - 1.5 μ 1-2 μ
Durability (months) 4-5 6-12 12-18 12-18 Unlimited
Gloss ** *** ***** ***** *****
Scratch Resistance * * *** **** *****
Chemical Resistance * ** *** **** *****