Comparison of Opti Coat Pro Vs. Glass Coatings (most other Coatings)
Not all of the ceramic coating are the same …
There are some important differences between Opti Coat Pro and Glass Coatings. Let me
explain them from a chemical point of view. Despite sophisticated chemical names article
was written so that it is understood by everyone.
We will discuss:
– What defines a ceramic coating
– How different is the structure of coatings
– How ceramic coatings adhere to the paint
– thickness of the coating layer and flexibility
– Maintenance and care
Once you understand all these simple differences, you will be able to consciously choose
more appropriate for you to finish. We will be happy if you want to talk to us in person or by
telephone. Our passion is to educate our customers.
(1) Definition of Ceramic Coatings:
As a rule, ceramic is an inorganic structure deprives hydroxides. Many different mixtures
can be considered as ceramic. We will focus on three. SiO2 (silicon dioxide), TiO2
(Titanium Dioxide) and SiC (Silicon Carbide).
SiO 2 is commonly called quartz, which is in the form of coarse grains of sand is a major
TiO2 is a common pigment used in creams for tanning, paints, and even as food coloring.
Its characteristic is also excellent absorption of UV radiation.
SiC is extremely rare in nature, but is also commonly used as a synthetic diamond for
industrial applications requiring extreme hardness.
(depending on whom you ask, Glasscoatings consists of SiO2 or TiO2.
Are you still with me? Now the interesting part ….
(2) Structure of Ceramic Coatings:
Glass coatings are a bit like gelatin containing hard pieces of hard candy. Nano particles of
SiO2 or TiO2 (hard candy) are very hard, but the resin (gelatin) is by far the weakest link
here. Glass coatings are applied in multiple layers to create a thick and durable coating
having a reduced weak properties of the resin. Nano particles are resistant to oxidation
and to chemical damage, the resin for the varnish as more susceptible to damage, which
should protect against.
Opti Coat Pro is more like a spilled melted caramel was allowed to cool down. It does not
contain resin or nano-particles, and creates a more uniform over the entire surface of the
SiC ceramic coating. The obligation does not have weak points, and the whole shell is
hard silicon carbide.
(3) Opti Coat Pro Vs Glass Coatings – adhesion to paint:
A glass coating adheres to the surface layer of lacquer adhesion by mechanical means.
Basically, it works like spray painting, where paint sticks to the surface just by mechanical
grip. Then, a glass coating is superimposed, where some steps taken previous layer Of
glass coating so that it can become stuck. This process slowly added the thickness of the
shell located on the paint.
Opti Coat Pro reacts with the varnish (which is the top layer of automotive paint) by a
chemical reaction and is associated with it at the molecular level. It is not something
creating another layer of paint rather Opti Coat becomes its component.
Founder Opti Coat, Doctor of organic chemistry, previously worked in the coatings
industry. Thanks knows how to combine Opti Coat of paint at the molecular level. Such
chemical coupling, preventing the removal of the film and prevents peeling. The only way
to remove Opti Coat is mechanically rubbed off.
You could say that Opti Coat Pro is welded to your paint when A glass coating is glued to
(4) Film thickness and elasticity:
The glass coating increases with the number of layers in the paint. However, the more
layers you want, the more you pay. Unfortunately, layering it also has its drawbacks. Paint
your car is in motion, expanding, shrinking and bending.
Remember, A glass coating keeps the paint only by adhesion. When the body of the car is
in motion, hard and stiff layer Of glass coating is still running. Because it lacks flexibility in
the end delaminate or cracking. Despite the fact that this happens at the microscopic level,
and may not be immediately apparent this time the coating properties are damaged.
Opti Coat Pro is flexible because it is part of lacquer, with him working and expanding. Our
parent company, Aviana, imposes Opti Coat Pro for airplanes. Thin and flexible sheathing
aircraft is constantly bending of turbulence and the expansion and contraction passing
from the “normal temperature” on the ground to -40F (-40 deg. C) at an altitude of 30 000ft
(9144 km). Because the Opti Coat is part of the paint moves with him and not against him.
(5) Maintenance and care:
As we pointed out earlier, based on the properties of the resin Of the glass coating
deteriorate. By this required annual inspections and completion of the coating in its
Opti Coat does not require any re-application. Since it has no any weak links (resin) do not
need to be replenished. The result of this lower cost of ownership.
A glass coating is based on a resin coating comprising nano-SiO 2 particles and applied in
several layers. The coating adheres to paint like glue. Sticky, but not permanently. A glass
coating requires annual inspections, during which the coating is a supplement to restore
degraded properties of the resin.
Opti Coat is a Pro prepolymer binding to the lacquer at the molecular level, which is also
connected with each other to form a uniform layer of SiC, excluding the weak links resin.
Opti Coat Pro does not require stratification, it is flexible and works with lacquer without
requiring that the annual supplement.
Ceramic coatings much easier to take care of the car. Whichever film you choose, you
also have to consider its gloss and strength.
So what will shine the car is the direct result of the skills Detailer to paint correction and
finishing. Your shell will add a little luster, but not fix incorrectly made adjustments.
Film strength lies in your responsibility. Washing accordance with the recommendations of
the shell and using the correct technique is the best factor in its strength.
As you probably noticed, we believe that the Opti Coat Pro is the best choice. Developed
and produced in Memphis. We know that all the men and women behind the Opti Coat
stand up behind their product.
Opti-Coat is tested by CSIRO and TUV Rheinland on hardness, durability and chemical
An ISO certification is on its way.
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