In our hight tech world  we all are looking for some type of proof of conformation that the products and services we spend our money on are working as advertised. Company’s spend thousands of dollars testing products in a lab. However a lab is really a controlled environment. Real world testing and results can really make or break a product. Company’s shout at the top of their lungs in print and on the television  trying to convince consumers that their product is the best. It all seems like noise at times. Every so often a products comes along that claims to do this and that. When you realize that the product you paid for  actually does what it’s supposed to do it a nice surprise.

Recently Opti-Coat pro (a product we helped develop and apply to car’s every day in our shop) was put to the test. It was a real world test. Not a scheduled one. The test vehicle is a highly polished, black Mini Cooper. It’s owner is Richard Lin who also own’s Show Car Detailing in southern California. They are an authorized Opti-Coat Pro installer. Richard’s black Mini was in the parking lot of his shop looking really nice. Nice enough that a feathered flying rat with a poor diet decided to take  dive bomb target practice on Richards. The bird scored a direct hit.

This is the point of impact.

Opti-Coat protects from bird droppings













Richard waited two days to physically remove the bomb from the front of his car.

Opti-Coat permanent paint coating














This is the stain left behind.


Opti-Coat protects paint from stains














Richard had planned on documenting the stains disappearance over several days. However it was a real world test. It rained one day and was scorching hot the other days. When Richard realized that he forgot about the stain he grabbed his camera, some water and soft microfiber towels to clean the area of his hood for inspection and pictures.

Opti-Coat makes paint stains disappear














The stain was completely gone. Were not sure how quickly it was gone. This picture was taken 7 days after the bird bomb was left behind but it was gone!

Optimum Opti-Coat is a permanent coating that is applied to all the painted surfaces of your vehicle. When applied correctly it will protect your car’s finish from life’s environmental hazards like it did for Richard’s car.

If you purchased a new Vehicle you can have Opti-Coat applied to the paint and obtain a warranty that guarantees that damage like this wont happen to your car. If it does then Optimum will pay up to $2500.00 to have the damage repaired or painted.

Concours Auto Salon is an authorized installer for Opti-Coat Pro. We have applied the product to thousands of cars just like yours. Give us a call and check out the Opti-Coat website for more details about the warranty and to locate a shop near you if your not in the San Antonio area.

For More information about Optimum Opti-Coat applications at Concours Auto Salon just click HERE


What is Opti Coat?Opti-Coat is a hard wearing, ceramic clear coat for superior resistance to scratching (9H) and protection from chemical etching due to environmental impacts.The Opti-Coat pre-polymer cross links, and forms a continuous protective film on the painted surface it is applied to, similar to a single component isocyanate that forms a clear coat finish.Opti-Coat has better chemical resistance, scratch & mar resistance, and release properties than any automotive paint coating in use. It provides permanent protection for all modern factory paints and can also be used to protect metal and hard plastic surfaces.
Why choose Opti Coat?Opti-Coat is not a paint protection wax or sealant that will wash away, or break down over time. Opti-Coat bonds permanently with the factory coating, protecting the surface indefinitely and will not delaminate.A single layer of Optimum Clear Coating measures approximately 2 microns in thickness. When compared to other paint protection products, Opti-Coat is more than 100 times thicker, with tests showing a wax coating measuring less than 0.02 microns.This allows Opti-Coat to effectively absorb damage that would otherwise affect the factory paint layers. Swirl marks and light scratches are not only decreased by the harder Optimum Ceramic Coating, the factory paint is protected and preserved.Opti-Coat is completely resistant to acidic environmental substances such as bird droppings. Unlike your factory clear coating that can be permanently damaged, Opti-Coat will not etch or dissolve when in contact with these substances, and a clean, glossy clear coating is maintained

What are the benefits of applying Opti-Coat?A Superior Clear Coat Film
Opti-Coat will provide the owner with a superior clear coat film and the most advanced paint protection product in the marketplace, that is resistant to chemical etching, and harder than factory clear coatings to reduce swirls and scratchesA Permanent Hydrophobic Surface
Opti-Coat will provide the owner with a permanent hydrophobic surface that is easier to clean, and stays cleaner for longer!Improved Resale Value
By maintaining a quality finish using the Optimum Clear Coating, you’ll also maintain a solid resale value when it comes time to upgrade to a new vehicle.
How it works:Opti-Coat works by bonding to your factory clear coating and becoming a permanent part of your vehicles paint system. Just like the clear coat bonds to the base coat, Opti-Coat bonds chemically to the clear coat.Initially, the technician will assess the paint work for defects and contamination. All surface contamination and any necessary defects are removed. Once this stage is complete, the paintwork is prepped and cleaned using an alcohol based cleaner and ready for coating.The Optimum Clear Coating is mostly self leveling. Any high spots are manually leveled by the technician to produce an even coat. Once complete, the surface is touch dry within 30 minutes.The Optimum Clear Coating continues to cross-link and harden. Within 12 hours it is resistant to liquids such as water and can be driven as normal by the client. Opti-Coat will then continue to harden over the next 30 days as it is exposed to heat.

On November 28th Concours Auto Salon was the first authorized applier of the Optimum Opti-Coat to sell the “New Warranty Package“.

The recipient was this new Nissan Frontier pick up with less the 500 miles. 

New Vehicles are the perfect candidates for the Opti-Coat. The paint is usually in pristine condition with zero paint flaws and requires only minor preparation to receive the Opti-Coat

General Terms And Conditions Of The warranty

1. Any application, re-application, repair work carried out on the surface must be applied/reapplied or repaired by an authorized Opti-      Coat agent

2.This agreement excludes vehicles used either at present or previously for commercial purposes.

3. Opti-Coat agents must be notified of any claim due to failure of product performance with in 30 days of occurrence.

4.Vehicle must retain continuously registered within the USA for the duration of the warranty.

5.warranty is non transferable.

6.Warranty is only valid from date of registration of warranty number, activation code and vehicle details.

Concours Auto Salon is proud to offer Opti-Coat for our customers vehicles. We truly belive in the product and know that it works. We’ve tested and applied it to hundreds of vehicles at our shop and it’s been tested at an independent lab with published results.

If you have a problem with the painted surfaces of your vehicle after the Opti-Coat has been applied. Damage from bugs , bird bombs acid rain etc. Optimum polymer technologies will pay to have an authorized Opti-Coat agent repair and polish the affected area or if necessary pay up to $1500.00 for repainting. Limitations, terms and conditions apply. Contact an authorized agent for full details.Opti-Coat Warranty Package