Opti-Coat Ceramic Coating

The Opti-Coat Experience Starts Here

For more than a decade, Opti-Coat has been setting the industry standard with our unique ceramic coating technologies. We develop and manufacture proprietary resins utilising our Silicon Carbide (SiC) chemistry. Our purpose is to provide our clients with a product that is the most durable, innovative and protective coating available.

Powered By SiC™

The primary function of a ceramic coating is to protect the surface it is applied to. SiO2 and TiO2 based resins will hydrolyse and diminish over time. The hydrolysis and degradation of SiO2 and TiO2 based resins is accelerated with high pH products (such as alkaline degreasers) as well as at low pH cleaners (acid wash, etc.). By removing the Oxygen group and using SiC linkages as the polymer backbone, our coatings are unaffected by low or high pH levels (acids and alkalines) and resistant to UV breakdown.

During the development of Opti-Coat in 2004, we developed and tested a number of different resins for longevity, hardness, chemical resistance, UV resistance, scratch resistance and other desirable features such as gloss levels. These resins included SiC ceramic based resins as well as SiO2, TiO2, Silane, Siloxane, Fluoro, and a few other polymer resins.

Across the board, the SiC based resins we developed outperformed all others for these criteria. The resins that were based on SiO2 and TiO2 were initially comparable in hardness, however, they were hydrolysed and diminished over time. While the hydrolysis of SiO2 and TiO2 based resins was slow in neutral or low pH exposure and took months to become apparent, it was quite rapid at pH above 10 due to catalytic cleavage of Si-O or Ti-O bonds with hydroxyl group at higher pH. SiC linkage on the other hand was completely unaffected by acids (low pH) or caustics (high pH) due to the lack of oxygen group.

This difference in performance means one layer of SiC based resin would last longer than multiple layers of SiO2 or TiO2 resins since SiC resin does not diminish over time. Furthermore, since the SiC bond is harder and more inert, it does not allow chemicals to penetrate and damage the substrate it is applied to.

For these reasons we chose to develop the Opti-Coat resins using SiC as the polymer backbone. This has resulted in the Opti-Coat line of ceramic coatings providing the best protective properties to automotive finishes since their release in 2008.


  • Small Vehicle
    From $695
  • Sedan
    From $795
  • SUV & Dual Cab
    From $795
  • 4WD
    From $845
  • Motorcycles
    From $595

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does Opti-Coat ceramic coating last? Will it wash off?
The Opti-Coat resin bonds permanently with your factory clear coat. Once cured, the resin can only be removed through abrasion. We guarantee Opti-Coat’s protection qualities for up to 7 years however performance can continue well beyond this period.
Does Opti-Coat ceramic coating crack, peel or yellow?
No, Opti-Coat is a very thin and flexible resin that bonds to the surface of your clear coat. It cannot crack or peel and the ceramic particles will not turn yellow.
Can I apply Opti-Coat to my car myself?
No. Opti-Coat requires installation by a professional.
Is Opti-Coat scratch resistant?
Yes, Opti-Coat provides your vehicle with some additional scratch resistance by bonding with the paint on your vehicle and producing a thin, outer layer that is harder than your factory clear coat. Ceramic coatings are not scratch proof though and some factory clear coats are also softer than others. Opti-Coat will work to reduce light scratches over the life of the vehicle.
Do I need to wax my car?
No. Once Opti-Coat is applied there is no need to wax your car. The Opti-Coat resin provides far more protection and hydrophobic properties than any wax can provide, and by waxing you may damage Opti-Coat’s hydrophobic effect over time. If you would like to top your Opti-Coat with additional products, we recommend using only synthetic sealants such a Opti-Coat Hyper Seal and not to use carnauba based waxes or polishes.
Do I have to dry my vehicle after washing?
Yes! Always dry your vehicle after washing and do not allow tap water to dry on the vehicle. Tap water contains minerals and if allowed to evaporate on the surface, the minerals left behind can be difficult to remove.
Do I need to use pH neutral car wash products?
No. Opti-Coat will not be affected by any cleaning chemicals. In fact, because of Opti-Coat’s chemical composition, our ceramic coating thrives on strong chemical cleaners because they have a tendency to remove contamination more efficiently.
Does your ceramic coating require annual inspections?
No. Our product guarantee does not require you to bring your vehicle to a dealer for annual inspections, however taking your vehicle to a professional for periodic maintenance can be a great idea! Contact your local dealer to discuss what ongoing maintenance packages they can offer.
How long does it take to do my car?
The standard process takes 1 day, or can take multiple days depending on the level of service you are requesting. This is due to our extensive preparation processes and care taken on the vehicles we work on to ensure the highest quality work is delivered.
Does Opti-Coat prevent water spots?
Yes! Always dry your vehicle after washing and do not allow tap water to dry on the vehicle. Tap water contains minerals and if allowed to evaporate on the surface, the minerals left behind can be difficult to remove.