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Opti-Coat Pro3

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Opti-Coat Pro3 is the ultimate in ceramic paint protection and gloss. It is the most advanced coating which provides protection and gloss and is four times the thickness of Opti-Coat Pro or Pro+. Opti-Coat Pro3 provides the most chemical resistance and environmental protection. Opti-Coat Pro3 enhances the durability of your vehicle’s paint by adding several layers of protection for the life of your car.

Opti-Coat Pro3 provides a protective ceramic coating with superior resistance to swirling, chemical etching, and fading. Then, Opti-Coat Pro3 Top Coat is added to further increase the hardness and scratch resistance of the ceramic clear coat for the life of your vehicle’s paint.

Opti-Coat Pro3’s advanced formulation was designed to create a tougher, thicker, more scratch resistant, multi-layer clear coat with greater depth and gloss. It is a permanent hydrophobic layer of protection.

It is chemically resistant so it won’t dissolve after multiple car washes and won’t diminish under corrosive acids like bird droppings. Any additional dirt, grime, or bugs come off with ease and you will never have to get your car waxed again. Furthermore, it is non-oxidizing so Opti-Coat Pro3 will lock in that shine and protects against damaging UV rays for the life of your car.

OC3 is a Pro Only product

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Just curious......   given that pro coatings require polishing a vehicle to remove whatever previous coating was/is there,  how many times __can__ a vehicle be polished before clearcoat and paint start being totally removed ?  I remember reading that to apply OptiCoat3, one must remove 2 - 3 microns from existing finish to insure proper bonding.  Considering the clearcoat itself is only 2 or so microns thick, it seem a vehicle owner only has a limited number of "tries" at getting a coating properly applied. 

Would be really nice to see Dr. G someday come up with a "go-between" to further toughen up OptiCoat Pro+  (doesn't need to be at 3 levels but a little more scratch resistance would be a bonus).

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Don't know that there's an answer for your first question - clear coat depth varies between models and manufacturers, and the amount removed by polishing will be different.  There is no stipulation that 2 -3 microns need to be polished off to apply OC3. Not sure how many different "levels" of ceramic coating is needed - we have Gloss-Coat, Paint Guard, Opti-Coat Pro, Opti-Coat Plus, AND OC3...think it's covered.

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Interesting.....    So perhaps all a exclusive Optimum detailer needs to do to apply Opti Coat3 on top of OptiCoat+  is to do a thorough decontamination  (remove all sealants, iron, dirt, minerals so that there's a clean surface for 3 to bond to) ?  To me the big benefit of Pro3's better scratch resistance but I realize Pro+'s good in that regard already.

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1 minute ago, Tug Bankert said:

3 does not go on top of plus. 3 will on stick to factory clear after decon and polish, etc.

Thnx for reminding me.   What I've learned from all this is one must choose their coating carefully as there aren't many chances to try them out without possibly polishing off the clear coat and/or paint.  Kinda makes me wonder how You-Tubers testing a series of pro coatings manage to keep their clear coats from being polished away between tests !

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Yes exaclty, careful research is correct. Many of those youtubers are making big money testing products. They don't care about clear coat thickness. In fact, many lro detailers remove way too much clear trying to chase every scratch. That is a no no. Also, the majority of coatings you see people  on the tube installing and testing are consumer grade and not a good representation of pro grade coatings.

The chemistry behind opti coat is what sets it apart from the rest. Designed to create a permanent bond. Keep it clean and contaminate free and it is there for the life of the clear coat.

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25 minutes ago, Tug Bankert said:

Yes exaclty, careful research is correct. Many of those youtubers are making big money testing products. They don't care about clear coat thickness. In fact, many lro detailers remove way too much clear trying to chase every scratch. That is a no no. Also, the majority of coatings you see people  on the tube installing and testing are consumer grade and not a good representation of pro grade coatings.

The chemistry behind opti coat is what sets it apart from the rest. Designed to create a permanent bond. Keep it clean and contaminate free and it is there for the life of the clear coat.

Thnx for info.  My vehicle's already been to bat twice wrt coatings (once the  dealer's pathetic effort, second with well done Pro+).  Our locality will probably never offer Pro3 (too small a market) and the overnight curing requirements at a far away exclusive shop along with potential for overpolishing say "enjoy current Pro+, give it good maintenance, and research again when next vehicle comes along.").

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