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Optimum Gloss-Coat Product Reviews

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Would they buy this item again? Yes
Very impressed. I had a lot of prior experience with Opti-Coat 2.0, and really had no complaints. Gloss-Coat? Even better, really. Thoughts after doing two cars so far...

After the initial pad priming, it seems like you use even less product than with 2.0. Flash time definitely seems quicker, although in fairness I was working in very low humidity (southern Arizona) as opposed to my more familiar SF bay area surroundings. Overall, super easy to apply, with great initial good looks. After 24 hours, the finish is very slick to the touch, which certainly brings smiles. As with 2.0, you don't get much of a "Wow!" factor on light colors and even darker colors without metallic or pearl content. I always warn my customers about this, but it really is a tiny price to pay for the otherwise outstanding results. Certainly I can't speak to longevity as yet, but my expectations are that it'll match the ~ two years of durability I consistently found with 2.0. Thus far, from a single 20cc syringe, I've done two cars - including wheels & trim, plus a second coat on one of the cars, and there is 4cc remaining in the syringe. As always, it's impressive how little product you need to do the job well.

The only real downside, in my opinion, is in the packaging/presentation. This is a premium product that comes at a premium price, and it seems odd to open a Ziploc sandwich bag to get to the good stuff. In my case, I'll often have my customers buy the product, and we all know the importance of first impressions. This is always a conversation point, and I feel like I have to do a little extra sales job to ensure their confidence. They syringe is a great design, and I love the threaded nozzles, but it'd be nice to have a prettier bow around the box, so to speak.

Bottom line, I recommend this without hesitation. This is my go-to, not only for my vehicle, but for my customers as well. The results are fantastic - and while they may not be visually stunning, the durability and subsequent remarkable ease of maintenance win the day. Personally, once you factor in all the variables - types of surfaces protected, amount of product used, dollar spent, and overall durability, I've not seen a better product in the market.
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It's awesome. Bought a brand new Subaru. I wanted to make sure the paint would be protected and the plastics wouldn't fade or discolor in the Texas heat. This stuff is awesome. It was pretty easy to apply. The car always looks clean....even if its dirty. The paint gleams and shines even at night. Another Subaru owner parked next to me at the grocery store with the same color car. I noticed them looking back and forth between the two brand new clean cars. My plastics are darker, my rims are shinier, my paint looks sooo much better!

Definitely a good buy!!!
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very slick, repel water very well, easy to apply. I used opticoat 2 before and I like this better
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My review is for Gloss-Coat, not OC 2.0. After using Gloss-Coat for the first time I came away really impressed with the ease of application and the slickness during and after application. Unlike some other coatings, Gloss-coat is ridiculously easy to apply and is not finicky at all. It also takes much longer to completely flash, which is a good thing because it gives you that much more time to wipe-away any high spots before it cures. Speaking of high-spots, I found they seem to disappear a lot on their own so I didn't have too many to wipe away. After the application, the paint was incredibly slick and the gloss was top-notch. I cannot comment on durability at this point but I will be checking in with my customer periodically to see how they feel it's holding up. My two big issues with Gloss-Coat are the amount that comes in the syringe and the price. I think OC 2.0 came with 20 cc's for $80, but Gloss-Coat (only 2 years of protection) comes with just 10-12 cc's for $60. Essentially, it went from about $4/cc to $6/cc. While Gloss-Coat does have some better attributes than OC 2.0, it's upsetting that Optimum jacked the price up on a product that doesn't offer the same long-term protection as the product it replaces. Optimum makes great products, but business & marketing decisions leave much to be desired.
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Flash time on this is very quick, but it works great. A must have coating if paint leveling was performed to prevent future damage, and a no brainer if you bought a new car as they are a significant investment, so a very wise choice. It goes on nice and easy, move it around quickly and knock down the high spots and it dries to a deep long lasting shine.
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Actually easier to apply than Klasse and Zano sealant that I have been using for years. Looks very glossy and has good depth. Don't put on windows. it's a pain. glass polishes very nicely so putting on something that is not meant to bond to glass and is softer than the glass itself doesn't make sense.

Going to apply it on my other two cars.
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Would they buy this item again? Yes
Optimum has done it again! At first they had Opti Gaurd which was only available to professionals and you had to sign a waiver form. Now they have come out with a user friendly version Opti-Coat 2.0. This stuff is probably the best permanent paint coating out there at this time! I have used it on a 06 Mercedes SL500 including the paint, wheels, trim, grill, jambs, etc. It beads water months later like the day it was applied! Easy to apply, pricing is very fair and reliability is great. I will warn that it is NOT a filler product, meaning that it will not hide scratches or even small imperfections. All imperfections will need to be removed prior to applying this product or else they will be sealed in. It also needs to be prepped correctly and paint cleaned very very well before applying. If you are using Optimum compound and polishes prior to applying this product then all that will need to be done is a wipe down of a highly diluted ratio of Optimum Power Clean. Also a great sealer for headlight restorations!

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