Originally Posted by zzkazu
I have also seen this mentioned as a good nano-protection also.
"We also offer the best paint protection on the market, Gtechniq, for an upgrade price of $295 with the stoneguard. See www.gtechniq.com.au
for more on the C1 nano-quartz. "
However, I think you need to keep re-applying it ever couple of years, so I'm not sure if it stacks up better than a self applied liquid sealant like Wolfgang Deep Gloss Sealant 3 that I use.
Haven't Heard of Gteching. Will check it out.
I use Zaino, wolfgang, Mezerna myself. Paint protection doesn't stop you from using non abrasive polishes etc to get that ultimate shine, I would still give it the Zaino treatment to really make it pop; but having a black car currently, I am acutely aware of how easily paintwork can be damaged through contaminants like acid rain, bird droppings, tree sap, bugs etc. Anything that slows down the process and allows you time to remove those contaminants before they can damage the clearcoat is worth considering provided it works.
The deal with Opti-Coat is there is a lifetime warranty if you have it applied within 12 months of purchase and have it inspected once a year. The detailer I am considering charges $65 for the inspection and an exterior wash and interior clean. Apparently it doesn't need to be reapplied every year or two, but any reapplication is covered under the warranty if required. This is their warranty:
TERMS & CONDITIONS
New & Used Vehicles Five(5) Year Warranty.
Zen Automotive Suppliers Pty Ltd warrant to the owner of the nominated vehicle that if the Optimum Clear Coating is unsatisfactory in its performance of protecting the vehicles factory paintwork from oxidation, or damage from bird droppings, bug splatter, tree sap or UV damage, whilst being maintained in accordance with the terms and conditions of this warranty, Zen Automotive Suppliers Pty Ltd or its agents will at no cost to the owner repair or clean, and re-*treat the affected area.
General Terms and Conditions
Any application, re-*application, repair work or other work carried out on the coated surface must be applied/reapplied or repaired by an authorised Opti-*Coat agent.
This agreement excludes vehicles used either at present, or previously for commercial purposes.
Opti-*Coat agents must be notified of any claim due to failure of product performance within 30 days of occurrence
Vehicle must remain continuously registered within Australia for the duration of the warranty
Warranty is non-transferrable.
Warranty is only valid from date of registration of warranty number, activation code and vehicle details online.
Extended Lifetime Warranty* - Terms and Conditions
Valid only to new vehicles treated within 12 months of initial registration
Subject to an annual service and inspection by an authorised Opti-*Coat agent, according to the requirements of the Optimum Maintenance Plan within 30 days before or after warranty anniversary.
Extended Lifetime Warranty – Maintenance Plan
The following forms the minimum requirements for the Optimum Maintenance Plan. Additional services are available at client request. Contact your Opti-*Coat agent for pricing.
Annual Hand wash and dry. Surface inspection. Paint decontamination if required.
Five-Yearly Hand wash and dry. Surface inspection. Paint decontamination. Removal and reapplication of damaged coating if required.
General Liability Limitations
Zen Automotive Suppliers Pty Ltd or its agents, will not accept liability for:
Deterioration of paintwork or any other treated part of substandard specification, materials or workmanship by vehicle manufacturers, their dealerships, third party suppliers or modifiers, or professional valeters not authorised by Zen Automotive Suppliers Pty Ltd
Pre-*existing damage or deterioration
Any claim for matters which are covered by vehicle manufacturers warranty
Damage caused by manual or automatic wash brushes, contaminated and/or abrasive cloths and sponges, untreated areas due to accident damage and/or their subsequent repairs, damage caused by stone chips, or other such materials
Warranty Will Be Deemed Invalid If The Following Transpire
Neglect to maintain the vehicle according to the standards and techniques recommended
Damage caused by abrasive compounds and polishes and third party products
Damage, either accidental or malicious, including but not limited to fire, flood, extreme weather conditions and secondary effects that may result from the foregoing
Failure to repair and re-*treat surfaces subject to accident damage
Failure to adhere to requirements listed under the terms and conditions of this warranty
Making a Claim
In the event of a warranty claim, this warranty is limited to the following maximum amounts at Zen Automotive Suppliers Pty Ltd option
Zen Automotive Suppliers Pty Ltd or its agents shall arrange the necessary approvals for warranty repairs and coating reapplication to be carried out.
Pay the owner of the nominated vehicle a maximum amount of $1500 or the cost of coating application (whichever is less) in full and final settlement of the customers claim under warranty.
Vehicle Accident Damage
Contact your vehicle insurer to ensure your paint protection is included in your insurance cover package. If the vehicle sustains damage and reapplication is required, contact Zen Automotive Suppliers or your Opti-Coat agent to arrange any additional treatments.