When it comes to protecting your vehicle both GYEON and Opti-Coat have you covered. Having said that, both companies formulate their ceramic coating with different chemistry and therefore have different strengths and advantages over each other.
When it comes to outright chemical resistance, Opti-Coat Pro and Opti-Coat Pro+ offer the greatest resistance. These products are resistant to all acids and alkaline degreasers in the full pH range of 0-14 – they won’t penetrate the coating at all. Click here for this demonstrated in the objective report by CSIRO.
On the other hand, GYEON coatings are rated at being able to withstand pH 2-11, which is still great chemical resistance particularly for the average car owner. It is certainly well above any wax, which has no chemical resistance.
When it comes to overall slickness GYEON Q² Duraflex is one of the slickest coatings we have ever used. It’s so slick that insects landing on the horizontal panels cannot actually stick to the paint anymore! This was witnessed first hand by our applicator during a Duraflex installation and is due to the top coat, Q² Flexi, which is a silicone based top coat. GYEON Q² Duraflex also offers insane beading of 120 degree water contact angle.
All the coatings we offer add great gloss. Our personal favourites would be GYEON Q² MOHS+ and Opti-Coat Pro+. But appearance is such a subjective thing that what we like might be different to what you like.
For a more comprehensive overview of each brand, check out the following links: 1) GYEON Ceramic Car Coatings and 2) Opti-Coat Ceramic Car Coatings.