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Opti-Coat Ceramic Coatings in Newcastle

If you’re looking for Ceramic Coating, Newcastle, it is very difficult to go past the Opti-Coat range. Offered exclusively in the Newcastle region by Newcastle Pro Detailing, Opti-Coat is one of the most technologically advanced ceramic coatings available to car owners. The below diagram gives a comprehensive explanation of how Opti-Coat coatings work and the overall benefits. Then keep reading (or click to go direct to these headings) for the following:

Why We Choose Opti-Coat

Our Packages

The Science Behind Opti-Coat

Ceramic Coating Newcastle - how Opti-Coat works

Why We Choose Opti-Coat

We highly recommend doing your own personal research into the different protection brands available; however, from our research we can confirm the following about Opti-Coat:

    • Quality: It is an exceptionally high quality brand that can be trusted.
    • Exclusive, Comprehensive Certification: Opti-Coat have a comprehensive accreditation processes for their applicators to ensure consistency in high quality results. They are also very exclusive and limit how many applicators they certify in a region. Newcastle Pro Detailing is the only Opti-Coat certified applicator in the Newcastle region.
    • Honest: They don’t over-hype their coatings. In general, we find them to be more about underpromising and overdelivering rather than the other way around.
    • Transparent Warranties: The warranties that come with Opti-Coat products are very straightforward – they don’t require annual inspections or even regular servicing of the coatings. The coating will protect your paintwork for 5-7 years depending on which coating you select. Full warranty terms can be found here.
    • Unique Formulation: Opti-Coat coatings have a unique formulation based on Silicon Carbide, not Silicon Dioxide like most coatings. This formulation means that the coating actually bonds with your paintwork instead of sitting on top. The absence of oxygen in the compound also means that the coating is the most chemical resistant that we know of, able to withstand the full pH range of chemicals (0-14). Better yet? This has been tested objectively (with reports available for public reference) by both Boeing and CSIRO. Check out links to these reports as well as more information about Opti-Coat by clicking here.

Heard enough, just want to see our packages now? Here they are…

Our Ceramic Coating Packages

Optimum Gloss Coat

Entry Level: Optimum Gloss Coat

Approx. 2+ Years Durability - No Warranty

Optimum Gloss Coat is a great entry level coating offering high level protection for a more modest budget. Protection against UV and environmental damage, Optimum Gloss Coat will outlast any wax protection and keep your car cleaner for longer. Gloss Coat is a Hybrid of SiC and SiO2 as opposed to Opti-Coat’s SiC only formulation. Protection will last at least 2 years but can easily be extended well beyond that with correct maintenance.

Prices starting from $499

Opti-Coat Pro

Mid Level: OptiCoat Pro

5 Year Warranty

Opti-Coat Pro is the only Silicon Carbide based ceramic coating on the market. Offering full chemical resistance to pH 0-14 as well as hard wearing protection, Opti-Coat Pro will take the beating from the elements instead of your car’s paintwork – all while adding gloss and easier washing. It is backed with a 5 year warranty with no annual inspections or top ups required. See full warranty information here.

Prices starting from $799

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Top Level: OptiCoat Pro+

7 Year Warranty

Opti-Coat Pro+ is a dual layer ceramic coating consisting of the installation of Opti-Coat Pro followed by Pro+. The addition of Pro+ provides harder, more durable protection and ramps up the gloss and slickness dramatically compared to Opti-Coat Pro on its own. The warranty is extended out to 7 years with no annual inspections or top ups required. See full warranty information here.

Prices starting from $1099

The Science behind Opti-Coat

For more than a decade, Opti-Coat has been setting the industry standard with their unique ceramic coating technologies.

Opti-Coat develop and manufacture proprietary resins utilising their Silicon Carbide (SiC) chemistry. Opti-Coat’s purpose is to provide their 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 (see CSIRO report here) and exceeds operational and safety standards for The Boeing Company (see Boeing report here).

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, Opti-Coat 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, a number of different resins were developed and tested 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 that were 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 it was decided 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.

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