Opti-Coat Pro: A Guide to Ceramic Coating Application - MHA Garage

Opti-Coat Pro: A Guide to Ceramic Coating Application

Opti-Coat Pro is a renowned and highly respected ceramic coating product in the automotive detailing industry, designed to provide superior protection to your vehicle's exterior surfaces. Here's a guide on how to properly apply it.

What You Need:

Application Steps:

  1. Vehicle Preparation: Begin by thoroughly washing and drying your vehicle. It's crucial to remove all dirt, dust, and contaminants from the surface. An additional step of clay barring or decontaminating the paint can be useful to ensure a completely clean surface.

  2. Surface Inspection: Use adequate lighting to carefully inspect the paintwork for any scratches or swirl marks. If any are found, they should be polished out prior to the coating application, as the ceramic coating will lock them under the protective layer, making them more visible.

  3. Surface Preparation: Using Optimum Paint Prep or an equivalent product, clean the surface to ensure it's free from oils, waxes, or other sealants. This step promotes better adhesion of the ceramic coating.

  4. Coating Application: Pour a few drops of Opti-Coat Pro onto the foam applicator. Apply the coating in a circular pattern for even coverage. Work one panel at a time to maintain control over the application. Be careful not to use too much product - a little goes a long way.

  5. Curing Process: Once the coating has been applied, it needs time to cure. You'll notice the coating starting to absorb me by the paintwork - this is normal. After a couple of seconds (follow manufacturer's instructions for specific time), use a clean, dry microfiber cloth to gently remove the excess coating from surface until it's clear.

  6. Final Inspection: Check your work under good lighting. The surface should have a glossy, glass-like appearance. Any high spots or streaks should be buffed out with a microfiber cloth.

  7. Curing Time: The vehicle should be kept dry and out of harsh weather conditions for at least 24-48 hours to allow the coating to cure and harden.
    The coating will continue to bond to the surface and improve its properties, it can take as long as 1 month for the coating to reach its ultimate potential. Please be patient.

Remember, the key to a successful ceramic coating application is meticulous preparation, careful application, and patience during the curing process. Once fully cured, Opti-Coat Pro will provide your vehicle with long-lasting, unparalleled protection, enhancing the gloss and depth of the paintwork.

Enjoy the unmatched hydrophobic properties and ease of maintenance that comes with having Opti-Coat Pro on your vehicle!

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