Optimum Gloss-Coat Paint Coating New Formula
For a limited time, Optimum Gloss-Coat includes a free 16 x 16 inch Gold Plush Microfiber Towel!
Semi-permanent paint protection made easy!
Optimum Gloss-Coat is a high-tech polymer system that forms an extra layer of clear coat over painted surfaces, wheels, plastic trim, bumpers, aluminum, and chrome. Formulated by award-winning Dr. David Ghodoussi, Optimum Gloss-Coat is designed to provide unsurpassed resistance to etching caused by harsh detergents, and swirl marks that are often inflicted during the wash process. Surfaces that are coated with Optimum Gloss-Coat will be protected for up to two years.
Optimum Gloss-Coat is much like the clear coat that already exists on your vehicle, except it forms a shell of protection that is glossier, slicker, and less prone to wash-induced swirl marks and marring. Optimum Gloss-Coat creates a self cleaning finish that is considerably easier to clean and maintain compared to conventional waxes and sealants. Carnauba-wax lovers rejoice – Optimum formulated Gloss-Coat so you can top it with your favorite non-abrasive finishing wax.
Optimum Gloss-Coat can be applied to all exterior surfaces. It is not recommended for glass since improper application can affect visibility. For other exterior surfaces, Optimum Gloss-Coat is a highly effective, transparent protective coating.
Optimum Gloss-Coat can be applied to:
- Painted surfaces
- Plastic trim
- Aluminum & chrome surfaces
Because Optimum Gloss-Coat is semi-permanent, the paint finish has to be properly prepared before applying it. Any blemishes or contamination on the paint will be locked in so remove them first! On a properly prepared paint finish, Optimum Gloss-Coat will look clear, smooth, and clean.
Once Optimum Gloss-Coat cures, washing is the only maintenance needed to keep your vehicle looking fantastic. The coating can be clayed but it should not be necessary since Gloss-Coat releases contaminants easily. Use detail sprays as desired to intensify the gloss. You can top the coating with your favorite non-abrasive wax or sealant if you desire.
- Polish paint with Optimum Polish II or Optimum Hyper Polish to remove any defects.
- Clean surface with 15% IPA solution to remove all polishing oils, waxes, and silicones.
- Prime the applicator by making an X pattern across the pad. Only a few drops will be needed for each subsequent panel.
- Wipe Optimum Gloss-Coat onto a single panel at a time in a thin layer using two directions, in a circular or front to back direction.
- Within 5 minutes, inspect the panel with adequate lighting looking for any thick areas that have not flashed away to clear.
- Use foam applicator or paint safe microfiber to even out any areas where you see streaks. This step is key, as any spots not leveled will have to be polished if allowed to cure. Panels will feel a bit tacky and will be self-leveling during cure time, so avoid any unnecessary touching, wiping, or contact to produce the best results.
- Repeat steps 1-6 for each panel where application is desired.
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100% Recommend this product (10 of 10 responses)
By Rick in Albany
August 30, 2017
Different than Opti-Coat 2.0
This is a different and updated product vs. Opti-Coat. You cannot layer Gloss-Coat, and YOU DO NOT HAVE TO! I live in rural Oregon with 50 in of rain, ice, and spring/summer bugs. I applied over a year ago and the bugs still just wipe off using Wolfgang Uber Rinseless Wash. One issue with all coatings is water spots - you will get them. For Gloss-Coat the key is to use Optimum Mineral Deposit Remover and Optimum Paint Prep. Use PP first to really clean the surface, then use MDR on a throw-away foam applicator - after 30 seconds rub off with MF towel and water spots should be gone or greatly reduced. Reapply MDR on tougher water spots. Then clean area again with PP to leave a a clean, shiny surface. You use Paint Prep whenever you feel the need to really clean the surface again - it's like using clay - and it does not abrade the surface so you can use it whenever you want/need. If you have never applied a coating I highly suggest trying Opti-Seal first over your current sealant or wax. Gloss-Coat goes on just like Opti-Seal, so using Opti-Seal is practice for applying Gloss Coat. Application of Gloss-Coat is very easy as long as the surface is clean - again using Paint Prep is the key. You can clay your existing surface first, then use PP for a final clean. Gloss Coat is very self leveling, and dries within 3 to 5 min - you can watch it evaporate, then when 80% clear, just lightly wipe "high spots" with a MF towel until gone. If you get a "hard spot" that is not rubbing off, then reapply Gloss Coat and it will soften the area so that you can buff off. Unlike other coatings Gloss Coat cures within an hour of application - I applied to front fascia in winter 40 degree weather, and got caught in a rain storm 2 hours later without any affect to the coating. Gloss Coat looks better than new on my Nissan in SuperBlack - it looks glossier than new, but not "other worldly". I purchased it mainly for protecting the front-end against bugs which it has done superbly - still glossy and protecting after 1 year. I use Jet Seal, waxes and Opti-Seal on the rest of the car. If you need to remove / touch up / repair Gloss Coat you can use Optimum Hyper Polish on a Lake Country Orange Pad. For maintenance I use Wolfgang Uber Rinseless Wash daily to keep after bug guts and bird bombs - takes just 5 min to clean the front fascia. I have recently tried Gyeon Cure as a top coating on Gloss Coat after cleaning with Paint Prep - seems to have added/restored hydrophobicity - dirt and bugs wiping off easier. If you have to clean with PP again you will have to reapply Cure as PP will strip away all the Cure.
ProsEasy application Only 1 hour cure time - great if you don't have a pristine garage in which to apply - or if you have impending winter weather. Maintains easily with Wolfgang Uber Rinseless Wash - use Optimum Paint Prep for deep cleaning (like claying) Gyeon Cure can help maintain hydrophobicity - I also initially used Opti-Seal for maintenance which works, but Cure yields more water beading/easier cleaning. No waxing or sealants needed (except Gyeon Cure). Applying waxes over Gloss-Coat seems to dull the shine, and since they don't stick well they don't last very long. Cure does better.
ConsLike with all coatings you will get water spots - Optimum Paint Prep and Mineral Deposit Remover are your friends!
June 19, 2016
The best car detailing product I have ever used
Though I have not used other "coatings" I have been detailing for over 30 years as a hobby. This has to be the best product I have ever used of any type when it comes to detailing. After 6 months on a new Grand Cherokee the paint looks and acts just like it did the day I put the coating on. It sheds water and beads like crazy and cleans up so much easier than any other wax or sealant. I put it on the wheels and they are now cleans with a sponge and soapy water.
ProsEasy to use Long lasting beads water like crazy Makes car easier to clean Great shine
ConsI guess the only con is the price but it you compare this to polishing and waxing your car 3 times a year for 2 years this is a deal.
April 21, 2016
I was on the fence between this and 1 or two other coating products, and I have no regrets deciding to try this one. One of the reasons I went with Opti Coat was that it can be layered, and is supposedly one of the more "protective" coatings out there. I wanted to make sure I had something that would hold up, rather than make my car look pretty. Application was very easy, It was actually more of a pain to clay bar the entire car than it was to apply this. I had easily enough to apply 2 coats to my Mazda CX5, with more left over. It doesn't require a long curing time to apply a second coat or any other products on top (I applied GTechniq EXO over it)
ProsEasy to apply Multiple coats
Corpus Christi, Texas
April 1, 2015
Extra slippery opti-coat
I applied opti-coat 2.0 to my car first thing when I got it two years ago, and I'm impressed with how well it's held up. It is incredibly etch resistant (bugs,water and bird s***), and looks no worse for wear after nearly two years of daily driver duty. Unfortunately, despite it's hardness, the dealership managed to scratch up my opti-coat during a "courtesy wash" I forgot to opt out of. As I've been polishing out their damage, I've been re-coating with this newer product, gloss coat. I currently have some panels topped with gloss coat, and some still topped with opti-coat, and while washing the car, the differences are clear. Opti-coat beads water be virtue of being non porous, but it is not slick and does not repel water and\or grime well, whereas Gloss-coat has similar slickness to a high quality sealer. While drying the car, the gloss coat panels had much fewer hard water streaks left behind. Of course, longevity is of super importance, but I can't really test that in two weeks can I? Opti-coat was formulated to go the distance, and I sure hope this is too.
ProsSeems like a slicker version of opti-coat
ConsNo filling effect, prep work must be thorough. Unclear on longevity vs opti-coat.
San Antonio Texas
December 14, 2014
Quickly Becoming A Best Seller
This product is so easy to use. Almost as easy as Opti Seal. The gloss and slickness is fantastic. Much more then expected from this type of product. Adding a second layer just adds to the gloss and slickness. The look is almost glass like. We sell this service in our professional shop. It's quickly becoming a top service.
ProsCan be layered. The Gloss and Slickness
ConsLayering it can be addictive. You'll apply more then is needed because of this.
By Darren Farmer
Beaver Falls PA
December 7, 2014
Optimun Gloss Coat
Very easy to apply. The 10cc was plenty for my ford ranger. I did not use the applicator sponge because I was afraid it would absorb too much product. I just applied it today, so I do not know how well it will hold up. I live in Pennsylvania, so if it lasts through 1 salty winter, I will be happy.
ProsEasy to apply.
By Steve D.
Iowa City, IA
December 4, 2014
I purchased this to apply to a car that had damage to the hood and it was repainted. When the car was new 2 years ago I applied Opti-Coat and I can say that 2 years later the water just sheets and runs right off the vehicle. No issues with bugs and tar sticking to the paint. They wash off very well and the paint has a nice shine.
ProsEasy to apply though the preparation is key Can apply to windows, plastic trim, headlights, wheels
October 22, 2014
VERY EASY TO APPLY
By Johnathon S.
October 13, 2014
Another amazing Optimum product.
Breeze to apply and provides great slickness and gloss. I applied using CarPro block & suede cloth technique.
September 28, 2014
Stuff works great, not enough to do all i wanted
With the gloss coat, they have reduced the quantity that they give you (less than the opti-2.0) and i found myself running short. I wanted to do the wheels, but ended up running out before i could get to them. I used the nitrex glove/shop towel application method
ProsWater beads like a mofo Easy to apply Hope it holds up
ConsNot as much as i was hoping for.