FAQ

Why chose Distinctiv_Detailing?

Simply put. We pay more attention to detail than the detail shops! Detailing as a hobby and detailing as a job are very different! We will treat your car as if it was our own, receiving the utmost care and do not cheap out on products! You WILL get what you pay for. Unlike dealerships, we do not use glazes to cover up defects.

What is a Clay Bar?

Distinctiv_Detailing uses clay to remove bonded contaminates from your paints’ finish, making it smooth like butter. Once the sealant is applied, the sealant is bonded to your paint rather than the contaminates on your paint.

*Now utilizing the most recent technology; Autoscrub

What can Polishing do?
Polish, used after the clay bar, will remove light scratches and swirls by leveling out the clear coat. Depending on the clear coat hardness, more moderate polishes/aggresive pads (Or both) may be needed, followed by a finer polish/pad to jewel the paint.

What is the difference between Waxes and Sealants?

Simply put, the¬†synthetic¬†polymer sealants that I use lasts much longer than waxes. Although waxes do tend to produce a deeper ‘gloss’, clients often opt for the longer lasting topper. Of course, both options are kept in stock in event that a wax is preferred.

What is Opticoat and why is it for me – I’ll quote Dr. Ghudoussi himself?

“The Optimum Ceramic Clear Coating (Opti-Coat Pro) is all about protection. But what sets it apart from numerous other paint protection products on the market making similar claims?

The first significant difference is the chemistry. Dr David Ghodoussi, an Organic Chemist and founder of Optimum Polymer Technologies explains it best.

“Opti-Coat is a pre-polymer that cross links and forms a continuous film on the surfaces it is applied to, similar to a single component isocyanate that forms a clear coat finish. Opti-Coat also reacts with the substrate that it is applied to so it will not delaminate”

“As far as the durability, it is similar to urethane clear coats. It will not wash away or break down, however, you can polish it over time ! The hardness starts at 6-7 but will increase over time to 9H as it is exposed to heat. Opti-Coat has better chemical resistance, scratch & mar resistance, and release properties than any automotive coating in use.”

Translated so we can all understand that – Opti-Coat is not a wax or polymer paint sealant that will degrade over short periods of time. Or a paint protection product that requires a special “soft wash” or pH neutral shampoo to remain on the surface for any extended period of time. It is a permanent, clear coat finish very similar to your factory clear coat, only harder, and with higher resistance to chemical etching.

The second significant difference is the thickness of the coating. A single layer of Opti-Coat measures approximately 2 microns in thickness. Or 100 times thicker than your typical wax or paint sealant measuring in at 0.02 microns.

What this means to your vehicle is that any damage inflicted on the surface is absorbed by the Optimum Coating. This is particularly significant in relation to scratches and swirls in the paint work that inevitably build up over time. Not only will the Opti-Coat resist damage far better than factory finishes, but the coating itself can eventually be removed and reapplied. Protecting and preserving your factory coating, and restoring¬† the vehicle to “better than new” condition.”

Why choose Distinctiv_Detailing?

We are authorized by Optimum Polymer Technologies as a professional installer!

http://opti-coat.net/approved-dealers.php?state=CA

Johnny Wong