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Optimum Gloss-Coat

Best Seller Optimum Gloss-Coat - 20 ml
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$99.99

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Optimum Gloss-Coat
10 ml
$59.99
($6.00 / ml)
Optimum Gloss-Coat
20 ml
$99.99
($5.00 / ml)

Product Information

  • Semi-permanent paint protection that looks amazing!
  • Unique resin based formula that provides a second clear coat to your vehicle
  • Use it on your clear coat, painted surfaces, smooth plastic trim, bumpers, head lights, tail lights, wheels, chrome, aluminum and more
  • Scratch resistant and releases contaminants with ease
  • Product Codes: OPT-2800, OPT-3800-NEW
  • No Payments + No Interest for 6 months on orders over $99 with PayPal Credit. Learn more
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Customer Reviews

93% of customers said that they would buy this item again
Based upon 14 ratings

Product Description

Optimum Gloss-Coat is an advanced polymer system that forms a clear coat like layer of protection to your paint! Formulated by the great Dr. G, Gloss-Coat is similar to the clear coat that already exists on your vehicle. The difference is, this coating forms a shell of protection that is glossier, slicker, and less prone to wash-induced swirl marks and marring. Gloss-Coat adds an amazing level of gloss and depth to the paint that will have rain forming tight little beads and rolling off the surface! Once the surface is protected with Gloss-Coat it will be considerably easier to clean and maintain compared to conventional waxes and sealants. Gloss-Coat is not recommended for application on glass, however it works great on your paint, wheels, plastic trim, bumpers, aluminum and chrome. For application tips take a look at the complete breakdown below. Gloss-Coat is all you need to protect your paint but if you like more shine and protection feel free to top it with your favorite sealant and/or wax! If you are looking for a great protective coating for your car the Optimum Gloss-Coat is a great choice!

Application Directions:
  • Polish the paint to remove any defects before applying the Gloss-Coat
  • Clean surface with 15% IPA solution to remove all polishing oils, waxes, and silicones
  • Prime the Optimum Opti-Dual Pro Applicator by making an X pattern across the pad. Only a few drops will be needed for each subsequent panel
  • Wipe Gloss-Coat onto a single panel at a time in a thin layer using two directions, in a circular or front to back direction
  • Within 5 minutes, inspect the panel with adequate lighting looking for any thick areas that have not flashed away to clear
  • Use foam applicator or paint safe microfiber to even out any areas where you see streaks. This step is key, as any spots not leveled will have to be polished if allowed to cure. Panels will feel a bit tacky and will be self-leveling during cure time, so avoid any unnecessary touching, wiping, or contact to produce the best results
  • Repeat steps 1-6 for each panel where application is desired

NOTE 8/26/14
  • Optimum has discontinued Opti-Coat 2.0 and replaced it with the similar Gloss-Coat. Therefore the product reviews, videos, guides, etc. before this date are referencing the previous version.


Sizing:
  • 10ml = 10cc's.
  • The 10cc syringe is perfect for 1-2 applications on an average size car.
  • If you are looking for multiple applications, the 20cc size is perfect.

Professional Detailer Reviews

I feel Opti-Coat is revolutionary for both consumers and the detailing community. By offering this product to our clients we are, in a sense, offering a renewable clear coat, but with much better properties. I've been using this information to help sell Opti-Coat to my clients for a while, but it is especially important for clients with new cars sporting very thin OEM paint (80-90 microns). Even though this is a permanent coating, I really don't try to sell it as such. Instead, I educate the customer about the product and highlight the benefits, including that future polishing will remove less OEM paint, since the majority of light swirling and marring will be in the coating. I also like to explain that Opti-Coat offers increased UV protection to replenish the small amount potentially removed during polishing.

- Product Review: Optimum Opti-Coat 2.0 by Chad Raskovich

My first impressions of this product are mostly positive as I feel Optimum has succeeded in improving several characteristics of their consumer based coating. Gloss Coat is very easy to use, looks great, and has a nice slick feeling... Ultimately, Gloss Coat should be another great option for the car owner who is seeking an easy to use paint coating to protect their vehicle from the environment.

- Product Review: Optimum Gloss-Coat by Zach McGovern

Videos

Opti-Coat 2.0 application

Opti-Coat 2.0 on Windshield (TEST)

Opti Coat 2.0

Customer Reviews

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Would they buy this item again? Yes
This is the only coating I use on my personal vehicles. One of my cars leased and as soon as it gets home from the dealer it is clayed, polished, and coated with gloss coat. That's all of the work that car needs for the 3 years I own it (other then washing of course) the water beads just as good at the 3 year mark as it did on day one. Living in the northeast the winters are brutal on vehicles (salt, sand, snow, and ice) this product definitely holds up. My only complaint is I feel they over sell the "nothing sticks". In my experience bugs, sap, water spots, and other contaminates still require a fair amount of effort to remove. All in all a great product that I will continue to use to keep my vehicles looking great and protected with minimal effort.
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Would they buy this item again? Yes
I've used this on a couple of personal vehicles and a couple of my relatives vehicles. It is one of the easiest coatings to apply. I remove it when it flashes to about 90%. Any remaining product is easily removed to avoid high spots.

It offers a great look and does add more gloss once the paint is polished out. It had great water repellency for those that like their beading and sheeting. It does make the car easier to clean.

I would recommend it and I will be buying more.
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Would they buy this item again? Yes
Gloss-Coat really is a terrific product. I use it on my own cars, and I recommend it to my customers as a first choice for long-term protection. High marks for ease of use, great looks, and terrific protection. The latter is, of course, the big selling point. Damage from bird bombs, heavy brake dust, and environmental fallout is greatly minimized. That said, if you're measuring this against any polymer sealant on the market, it is a clear winner on all fronts, and is well worth the premium.

By comparison, I find it a bit more difficult to apply than Opti-Coat v2.0, but this is picking nits. The prior version was *so* easy to use that it's almost not fair to mention that Gloss-Coat is a bit more tacky (I find that I use a bit more product) and you'll want to keep a close eye on finished panels, particularly in cooler climates and/or higher humidity levels. The benefit, while this is admittedly subjective, is that the gloss is remarkably improved, particularly on light colors. It's hard for me to compare durability, but I can say that it seems to be at least as durable as v2.0.

My only complaint - as with the prior version - is in the packaging. Since it's aimed at the consumer/enthusiast and pro-sumer (self labeling - us detailers that don't do enough work to chase after certification for the "Pro" product), I'm disappointed at the use of a Zip-Loc freezer bag. In this marketspace, I think premium products should look like premium products. A number of my customers have mentioned that this looks more like something bought out of the back of a van.

Nonetheless, I recommend this product without hesitation. (Same goes for nearly the entire Optimum line, for that matter.) I won't use anything on customer cars that I wouldn't use on my own, and I'm proud to show off my car. The look is fantastic, and month after month dirt and grime just wipe right off...even German brake dust. Buy, follow the directions, and be happy.

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