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Optimum Gloss-Coat Paint Coating

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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
  • Wheels
  • Plastic trim
  • Bumpers
  • Aluminum & chrome surfaces
Optimum Gloss-Coat is an additional barrier between the elements and your vehicle's paint. The paint will retain its color and contaminants will be blocked out to keep the paint smooth and clean. Unlike waxes and paint sealants that require frequent reapplication, Optimum Gloss-Coat provides constant, unyielding protection for up to two years!

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.

  1. Polish paint with Optimum Polish II or Optimum Hyper Polish to remove any defects.
  2. Clean surface with 15% IPA solution to remove all polishing oils, waxes, and silicones.
  3. Prime the applicator by making an X pattern across the pad. Only a few drops will be needed for each subsequent panel.
  4. 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.
  5. Within 5 minutes, inspect the panel with adequate lighting looking for any thick areas that have not flashed away to clear.
  6. 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.
  7. Repeat steps 1-6 for each panel where application is desired.
10 cc (Measured with tip pointing up)

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Optimum Gloss-Coat Paint Coating

Our Price: $59.99
Item ID: OPT-20055-T
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100% Recommend this product (14 of 14 responses)
Incredibly easy to apply, lasts a long time
I've installed this on 8+ cars now, some mine, some customers or family. Every time it has lasted longer then the 2 year mark, and has provided an incredible shine and the car stays cleaner for longer. Worth every penny. Also, a 10cc tube will do 2 small/medium cars. So its really not that expensive if you do your wife's or buddies car too.
Dunnville, KY
Super easy
You can't beat this coating, longevity, user experience and versatility for the price. OPT always delivers with their products.
Orlando, Florida
Easy to use and maintain
This stuff is perfect to put on a brand new car! And now it looks like glass pretty much all the time. And when I do need to clean her up, it’s super easy!
pittsbugh pa.
works great
used before, 2yrs. ago. real nice reapplying now
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!