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    Optimum Opti-Coat Review - Update after 15 Months

    How long does the Optimum Opti-Coat lasts? Does it really work?
    - Optimum Opti-Coat is supposed to form a PERMANENT protective layer on top of your existing paint and is designed to be harder, more scratch resistant and has better water beading characteristics than the original paint.
    - Optimum Opti-Coat is supposed to last and protect for as long as the coating is taken care of properly.
    - Another advantage of getting your car coated is that should there be any issue with with scratches or watermarks which requires polishing or compounding, only the Optimum Opti-Coat will be affected as the original paint below the Optimum Opti-Coat will not be touched.

    Does it really work? How long does it last?

    The only way to tell is to try it out...

    The surface of this test vehicle suffered from clearcoat failure. IF the Optimum Opti-Coat really works and forms an additional permanent protective layer on top of the paint, the coated area should remain the same and the paint should not oxidize and revert back to the original condition over time.

    Early-May 2010: A section of the test area was taped off and corrected before the Optimum Opti-Coat was applied.



    After correction. Nice and shiny with the gloss restored.


    Time to try out the coating...


    The surface really looks great!!!


    Mid-May 2010: Great water beading!!!






    June 2010: Still the same reflection...


    May 2011: Water sheeting ONE YEAR LATER!!!






    August 2011: After 15 MONTHS!!!
















    Does Optimum Opti-Coat work?

    They say a picture tells a thousand words..... at least this saves me from typing another 738 words.

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    Re: Optimum Opti-Coat Review - Update after 15 Months

    noticed the swirls in the opti-coat. how did you maintain it??

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    Re: Optimum Opti-Coat Review - Update after 15 Months

    Quote Originally Posted by qaz393 View Post
    noticed the swirls in the opti-coat. how did you maintain it??
    Yeah. The owner hasn't really been maintaining it properly but all things considered it has held up pretty well.

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    Re: Optimum Opti-Coat Review - Update after 15 Months

    Saw this post on the other forums, pretty damn good looking if you ask me.

    I still have a hard time believing that its scratch resistant of a product however.
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    Re: Optimum Opti-Coat Review - Update after 15 Months

    Quote Originally Posted by Rei86 View Post
    Saw this post on the other forums, pretty damn good looking if you ask me.

    I still have a hard time believing that its scratch resistant of a product however.
    Thanks. I think that the OptiCoat is more scratch resistant than regular clear coats but it is certainly not scratch proof.

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    Re: Optimum Opti-Coat Review - Update after 15 Months

    is it more scratch resistant than mercedes cermi-clear/corvette clear coat???

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    Re: Optimum Opti-Coat Review - Update after 15 Months

    Quote Originally Posted by qaz393 View Post
    is it more scratch resistant than mercedes cermi-clear/corvette clear coat???
    Don't have a Mercedes or a Corvette so can't comment on that. :-)

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    Re: Optimum Opti-Coat Review - Update after 15 Months

    If you look at the original finished photos, you can see many RIDS left that speech simply couldn't chase into the primer. I don't think it's very swirled considering.

    When fully hardened it exceeds the hardness of any current OEM clear coat.


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    Re: Optimum Opti-Coat Review - Update after 15 Months



    What's the beading after 15 months?

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    Re: Optimum Opti-Coat Review - Update after 15 Months

    Quote Originally Posted by Xcessiv View Post


    What's the beading after 15 months?
    Will try to take a picture of the water beading the next time.

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