Opti-Coat and Detailing Blog

In this post, we discuss when not to do paint correction. What's that you say? A paint correction shop recommending against paint correction? That's right! It's not for everyone and in some circumstances shouldn't be done at all. Many vehicle owners want to keep their second most valuable investment (after the house or condo) looking as good as new. Vehicle enthusiasts may spend hours waxing, washing, cleaning and detailing to get the pristine, gleaming “look” they desire. It becomes addictive! The downside of chasing the vehicle perfection dragon is that it can have a cost – to your vehicle’s protective clear coat and your wallet. A perfect example of this is paint correction.
Many Vancouver motorists neglect their vehicles’ paint coat in fall and winter. Their thinking is probably something like this: “Why do it? It’s always raining, which washes off most of the road dust, so who cares if my car looks perfect in Vancouver’s rainy and snowy fall and winter?” Actually, the reality is quite the opposite. Fall in British Columbia is the perfect time to get a professional paint protection (ceramic coating) for your investment, and, that’s exactly what your vehicle is…an investment. Here is why fall and winter is the best time for paint protection for Vancouver motorists.
Is System X worth it? It's a question we frequently read online and are asked.  If you are wondering if System X Diamond is worth it, there are other questions that need to be answered first. Although we at Gleamworks – a Vancouver BC ceramic coating shop - have a vested interested in saying that System X is worth the cost, we have also tried other ceramic coating products and to our experienced eyes and hands, System X is a clear winner. Many of our Vancouver and Richmond ceramic coating customers have tried other products only to find themselves in our shop within a year. To them, and us, System X provides better, longer lasting paint protection and aesthetic results.

Watch this car detailing before and after video. The owner of this Jeep Liberty had recently returned from a road trip that included a lot of driving on gravel back roads. Though road trips are a lot of fun, they also make a vehicle dirty - inside and out! Why Your...

Check out our recent Opti-Coat installation on an Audi. Like most vehicles, the car's surface had swirl marks from improper cleaning and polishing, scratches and etching (discolouration and paint erosion) left by bird droppings and the harsh chemicals contained in road grease and grime. Why the owner wanted to install Opti-Coat After...