Optimum Gloss Coat

Optimum Gloss Coat: Ultimate Paint Protection

Liquid Finish Detailing offers Gloss Coat services for the Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Chapel Hill, Morrisville, Wake Forest, Holly Springs, Apex, RDU, RTP, and North Carolina Area. Optimum Polymer Technologies has developed Gloss Coat as part of their wide range of advanced polymer technology and specialized revolutionary car care products.


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What is Gloss Coat?

Gloss Coat is a hard-wearing, aftermarket, hybrid polymer system that provides extra clear coat for superior resistance to scratching (9H) and chemical etching. Providing semi-permanent protection for all factory paints, Gloss Coat can also be applied to exterior glass, metal and hard plastic surfaces. It is an improved design from our popular Optimum Opti Coat, offering more slickness, durability, strength, shine, depth, ease of use, and protection. 

Where can you Gloss Coat?

  • painted surfaces
  • headlights & lenses
  • wheels & calipers
  • plastic trim
  • aluminum & chrome surfaces
  • paint protection film or vinyl wraps

How long does Gloss Coat last?

We recommend an evaluation to reapply after 2 years dependent on proper maintenance. It does not break down like normal conventional waxes or washing . The coating will contaminate overtime so it must be decontaminated. Proper safe wash maintenance is essential to prolonging the coating lifespan. A two year term creates a realistic expectation for the coating and normal ownership. As part of our Gloss Coat program, we offer discounted rates for re coating the vehicle in the future.

When should you Gloss Coat?

Ideally the best time to apply would be a new car purchase where the vehicle is untouched. Since the vehicle is as close to perfect, minimal effort is needed to apply the coating. Gloss Coat applies best with a perfect finish free of swirls, scratches, etching, contamination, and anything that hinders proper bonding. Gloss Coat can seal imperfections and become a permanently sealed in creating a lack luster appearance.

Why use Gloss Coat?

The coating carries many attributes that far outclass normal waxes or sealants:

  • adds clear coat thickness to paint (approximately 2 microns)
  • stays cleans longer and easier against contamination
  • better  UV, scratch, & mar resistance
  • better resistance to chemical etching and oxidation
  • better gloss retention
  • better release properties to dirt and oil
  • hydrophobic so water & dirt repels from the finish
  • will not oxidize, but will bead water and release dirt
  • does not degrade with strong degreasers or even acid based washes

Gloss Coat a vehicle if you lack the time to maintain your vehicle frequently, want distinct protection over weaker waxes or sealants, want a good value that beats out most mainstream coatings, and do not want to spend thousands of dollars to protect your vehicle.

How do you apply Gloss Coat?

The surface has to be as perfect as possible, proper paint correction is necessary to prepare a perfect surface. We cannot emphasize how important the surface has to be clean, flat, and ready to absorb the coating. Essentially you are paying for the preparation of the coating versus the process of applying the coating. In our system, we spend 90% of the time getting the vehicle ready for Gloss Coat, and 10% ensuring Gloss Coat applies correctly.

  • assess paintwork for defects & contamination
  • remove paint defects via safe paint correction
  • prep paint with alcohol spray or a special pre paint contamination remover
  • apply Gloss Coat and inspect for high spots
  • coating will initially cure in 12-24 hours, nothing can touch the vehicle
  • the coating will be cure after 30 days with exposure to UV & heat.

    Do I need to maintain Gloss Coat? 

    Absolutely. It is recommended to do normal detailing procedures such as regular proper safe wash maintenance, annual decontamination, and adding wax protection. Your detailing cycle is less intensive, so a regular clay bar and deep cleaning is needed far less.

    Can you remove Gloss Coat?


    You can remove Gloss Coat with wet sand, extreme compounding, and the most common problem: straight abrasion. Abrasion can occur from dealership brush washes, body accidents, brushing against trees, brush, or concrete. Basically anything rough that could damage normal paint can severely damage the coating.

    Will Gloss Coat protect against everything in the world?


    Gloss Coat is basically extra paint on your vehicle. In some cases severe etching, scratching, and wear & tear can occur on the coating. Just think of the coating as an additional sacrificial layer of paint.


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