OPTiX FMJ Graphene Ceramic Coating
OPTiX FMJ Graphene Ceramic Coating
OPTiX FMJ is a premium quartz/ceramic SiO2 glass coating containing reduced Graphene-Oxide (rGO) for professional car detailers or enthusiasts. OPTiX FMJ can resist the abrasion of a 9H pencil and provides high scratch-resistance. This ceramic coating is an awesome, premium SiO2 glass coating with an affordable price tag.
What To Use It For:
- Prevent dirt, grime and/or stains on the paint.
- Prevent external damages such as scratches.
- Prevent damage of clear coat.
- Add protection/longevity to your vehicle's paint.
- Produce a beautiful deep shine.
- Gloss or matte vehicles.
What Is A Graphene Infused Ceramic Coating?
First of all a ceramic coating is a crystallising polymer liquid that chemically bonds to paint, glass and wheels. It bonds to create a fine layer of crystal over the surface that will ultimately fight off outside elements and such that will degrade a vehicle's finish. Graphene coatings and other products contain reduced Graphene-Oxide (rGO). It is still a standard SiO2 glass coating with a small amount of Reduced Graphene-Oxide infused. Due to the crystal-like nature, a ceramic coating will also produce a nice gloss of its own league. In order to prepare for coating, the surface should be primed, e.g. decontamination and a buff.
OPTiX FMJ Graphene Coating can resist the abrasion of a 9H pencil and provides high scratch-resistance. FMJ will provide you with high scratch resistance (in coating standards) but note that this will not magically protect your car forever nor will it completely prevent scratches etc. If you are looking for something that will shield your paint from scratches, UV and stone chips, research paint protection film (PPF).
How Long Will It Last For?
Most ceramic coatings will last three to five years and it is recommended that you apply two coats to get the most out of the three to five years. There are a few factors into prolonging or shortening the life of a coating that one should note. The first two factors include how well you primed the surface and also how well you applied the coating. The last factor is maintaining it. OPTiX offers a range of products such as #NINE, Final Boost or Nano Slick, that will add layers over your ceramic coating to protect it further. Washing the car regularly, but not too frequently will also help prolong the life.
How To Use It:
When it comes to ceramic coatings, you can pay a car detailer (ideally OPTiX certified detailers) to apply the coat for you. Or you purchase this bottle and apply it yourself.
- Wash the vehicle.
- You will need to prime the surface - decontaminate the vehicle using an iron remover as well as claying the whole car.
- You will then need to give the vehicle a buff to make sure you have good clean paint to work with.
- Gather the necessary items you will need (in description).
- Apply a layer of coating.
- Allow to cure for roughly 4 hours.
- Apply second layer.
- Allow to cure.
Things To Note:
- Applicable Locations: Exterior Paint, Wheels & Glass
- Product Form: Liquid
- Product Type: SiO2 Ceramic Coating
- Safe on gloss or matte paints/wraps.
- Sizes: 30mL & 50mL
What is a ceramic coating? A ceramic coating is a crystallising polymer liquid that chemically bonds to surfaces, curing hard into a glass-like layer.
What do ceramic coatings do? Ceramic coatings cure to a hard layer on top of the surface. The silica properties make it extremely hydrophobic, which repels the water off the surface. This also aids with bird poo, bee pollen and tree sap, making them easier to remove as they don't stick directly to the paint. Coatings will also provide some UV protection and keep the car looking glossy for a while.
Why should I ceramic coat my car? Think of ceramic coatings as a permanent wax. If you are sick of waxing your car every so often then the longevity of a coating will be appealing to you. It is also significantly more hydrophobic so maintaining your car will be far easier. Overall as a product it is just better than wax but you are limited to the fact that you can not polish your car without removing it.
How long does a ceramic coating last for? Each manufacturer/company will list the lifetime of their coatings. There are however many factors that could either reduce the life or increase it. Factors like whether the car is garaged or not, cleaned frequently, using the right products, consulting with the installer and more.
Will a ceramic coating stop my car from getting scratches? Not really. All coatings provide some form of scratch resistance, which is usually 9H or 10H. This refers to the grade of pencil tip used to see whether it penetrates or not. But for keying or bush scratches or washing, your car is still going to get swirls and scratches anyway.
Will a ceramic coating protect my paint from stone chips? Absolutely not. Rock chips will absolutely go straight to the plastic or metal if fast enough. The protection offered by a coating in this circumstance is negligible.
What is a graphene coating? A graphene coating is almost just like any other ceramic coating, except it has traces of Reduced Graphene-Oxide (rGO) in it.
Do graphene coatings contain pure graphene? No. When something becomes trendy, false information tends to spread. Pure graphene is insanely expensive and unobtainable for the public. It is simply not a viable option.
Do graphene coatings contain strong one atom thick layers of graphene? This is another misconception with these coatings. Pure graphene is too expensive and unobtainable to the public. Instead, the coatings use Reduced Graphene-Oxide (rGO). Reduced Graphene-Oxide does not have the same one atom thick honeycomb chemical structure.
Are graphene coatings better than normal ones? Potentially no. The percentage of Reduced Graphene-Oxide (rGO) in the coating formulas could render the benefits negligible. But the technology is relatively new and may need more years for the technology to get better or understand the benefits more.
Are graphene coatings worth it? Maybe. At the moment, many companies are promising huge advantages with big claims when in reality. With such a low percentage of Reduced Graphene-Oxide (rGO) in the formulas, how do we know that it is actually making a difference versus the formula without it?
Best ceramic coating for cars
OPTX Nano ceramic coatings are known for their durability, water repellency, and high gloss finish. They also provide protection against UV rays, oxidation, and chemical contaminants. OPTiX Nano offers a range of ceramic coatings, including DIY options and professional-grade coatings applied by certified installers. When considering a ceramic coating for your car, it's important to research and compare different OPTiX coatings and products to find the one that best suits your needs and budget. Additionally, it's essential to properly prep the vehicle's surface before applying the coating to ensure the best results.