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  • CSIRO Results - Opti-Coat

    Our first test results have come back from CSIRO for Opti-Coat. The tests conducted were in accordance with Australian Standards.

    Opti-Coat was tested for chemical resistance using concentrated (100%) Hydrochloric and Phosphoric Acid, and also Ethanol. All of which had no effect on the coating.

    Opti-Coat was also tested for scratch resistance. The test used in Australia by CSIRO is quite different to the standard pencil testing we see used. Pencil test reports up to a maximum of 9H at loads of 500g and 1000g. The scratch resistance test by CSIRO uses a tungsten carbide needle (9.5H on Mohs Scale) and loads up to 2000g. This type of test give a far higher upper limit on the coatings being tested.

    Opti-Coat resisted loads up to 1100g of the tungsten carbide needle. Translated to what everyone is used to, this result is well above a 1000g 9H pencil test.

    Even though these test results were conducted on the Opti-Coat Pro, the same applies for Opti-Coat 2.0 as both products share the same resistance to chemicals, and once Opti-Coat 2.0 is fully dehydrated it also shares the same scratch resistance characteristics as Opti-Coat Pro (it just takes longer to get there).

    We've got more test results coming soon! You can download a copy of the results here www.optimumcarcare.com.au/XC3166CoatingTesting.pdf
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  • #2
    They are great results.... now we just need the others to go and get tested !
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    long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten." -Benjamin Franklin

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    • #3
      No effect at 100% strength.....That's pretty damned impressive


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      • #4
        Time to separate the men from the boys

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        • #5
          Very interesting Joel!

          Is this testing expensive?

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          • #6
            I thought they might have tried caustic for testing as well?

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            • #7
              We have more tests coming Matty. We could have purchased a new car by the time we are finished...
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              • #8
                Damn......

                So I guess you going to have to rename opti-coat 12H or 13H then!

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                • #9
                  Very impressive to see you have taken this sort of testing

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                  • #10
                    Very impressive, am looking at coating options for my business at the moment and this does sounds very tempting.

                    Cheers

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                    • #11
                      Wow interesting to actually see some stats to back up the products. Would be awesome to get a great big comparison happening.
                      Last edited by kRaz; 23-03-2017, 10:20 PM.

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                      • #12
                        How refreshing to see someone put their money where their mouth is and get independently tested. Takes balls and confidence in your product. You gotta respect that!

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