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Self healing Coating?

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On his Youtube channel, Pan the Organizer put a portion of his Pro+ coating through a number of chemical applications in an experiment to see if that coating could be chemically removed from his vehicle.  After all 7 chemicals were applied/rinsed off, only the Citrol and the Acid based wheel cleaner appeared to cause damage, causing a reduction of beading and overall performance.  However, in same video Pan remarked that after two weeks and two washings, the Pro + coating recovered and performed similarly to the "unremoved" coating.

Is this a unique property of SIC or were there other factors in play that allowed Pro + to recover?  Could it possibly have been a thin layer of the damaged coating sloughing off during washing that allowed recovery?     Impressive protection , in any case.

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Optimum is careful to never tout "self healing" as a characteristic - hard to verify.  We do know that exposure to UV can heal etching in Opti-Coat Pro and have had numerous testimonials to that effect. 

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31 minutes ago, Ron@Optimum said:

Optimum is careful to never tout "self healing" as a characteristic - hard to verify.  We do know that exposure to UV can heal etching in Opti-Coat Pro and have had numerous testimonials to that effect. 

Very interesting and good to know, thanks!

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Forgot to ask....  is self healing a characteristic only for SIC coatings?  Or do SIO2 coatings also experience self healing - the "pro" ones, that is ?

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No worries.  Perhaps Dr. G could comment on Self Healing, either here or with Pan?   Pan has many subscribers and is enthusiastic about Opti-Coat's Pro+, and it would help me better understand how to care for my Pro+.  There are other you-tuber detailers baking coated car panels in the sun to test durabilities, but to my knowledge none are testing Opti-Coat products.

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15 minutes ago, Ron@Optimum said:

Dr G is extremely busy running a company...

Understandable.

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