ONCE UPON A TIME........
Since 2010, ADDICTED TO DETAIL in Cannonvale has been the go-to car care specialist of the Whitsundays.
“Detailing, in it’s true form is an art,” said Damien Orth, owner and operator of Addicted to Detail. “It’s the systematic approach to cleaning, correcting, enhancing and protecting every surface that can be found within a vehicle. ” Damien does it all: paint correction and protection, exterior and interior detailing including leather and fabric cleaning, engine bay detailing, machine-metal polishing, washing and waxing as well as installation of interior UV protection and glass sealant. “There are many variables in detailing that only experience, dedication, passion and a keen eye for detail will show in the results achieved,” said Damien, who researches and purchases equipment and products for the best results. With knowledge and expertise, Damien at Addicted to Detail stands apart from express car cleaners. “Detailing lasts longer than the ‘cheap shine’,” said Damien. “Without the correct cleaning process, your vehicle can merely look clean, instead of truly being clean.”
Living in the Whitsundays, cars are exposed to harsh environmental conditions including ocean salt, high temperatures and high mineral levelsin our town water. “For many, our cars are investments,” said Damien. “Detailing can help to protect them from the elements.” “Surely looking after your car will benefit you in the long run,” said Damien. “You service your car to keep it running properly. Your car’s interior and exterior surfaces need the same attention.” According to Damien, protecting your car is especially important when it’s new although some people can fall prey to high prices at the time of purchase. “Don’t pay the exorbitant costs that are typically charged by car yards,” he said. An ‘Approved Detailer & Applicator’, Damien offers superior products such as Opti-Coat PRO to keep new cars looking good longer. What makes Opti-Coat PRO better than the rest? It’s not a paint protection wax or sealant that will wash away or break down over time. Opti-Coat PRO bonds permanently with the factory coating, protecting the surface indefinitely and will not delaminate.
From sealants to paint protection, Damien cares about every detail, a habit that came from his days as an award-winning chef. Keeping cars in pristine condition was a natural career shift for him. His first car was a 1968 Mini Cooper S. Damien spent years meticulously maintaining his Mini Cooper S and other cars as well as detailing friends and family vehicles. After 15 years in the Whitsundays, Damien noticed the community need for a proper car detailing business and opened Addicted to Detail.
“At Addicted to Detail, I’ll take care of all your car care needs with the same enthusiasm and passion that I built my cooking career on,”
What We Offer
Not every car is the same, our lives are different & we use & treat our vehicles in very different manners for very different reasons & purposes. Each job is taken on it's own merit which allows fairness with regards to pricing & expectations. Let Damien arrange an obligation free inspection of your vehicle to help determine what best suits your needs, budget & expectation...
This way we can suggest & offer suggestions on how to help maintain your vehicle with ease. Customer service is the most important aspect of business & we strive to exceed this with every job from initial enquiry right through to you picking up your vehicle & even after care.
From Dirt Bikes, Road Bikes to Show Bikes we can clean, detail & prepare your bike for you. No need to spend countless hours doing this yourself... bring it to us & we can maintain your bike while saving you the hassle.
Cars | Wagons | SUV’s | 4wd’s | Utes
New or Old.... whether you are wanting to protect a new vehicle or clean your current one, we will exceed your expectations ! We also prepare vehicles for sale to maximise your sale price.
Has your vehicles paint work got those ugly swirls or scratches ? Why not bring it in for an evaluation to determine what can be done to remove this & leave your paint looking the way it should.
Marine | Boats | Jet Skis
Got a Boat or Jet Ski either big or small ? Looking to have it properly cleaned & protected ? Be assured we can also take care of all your marine detailing requirements
Opti - coat pro+
VEHICLE SURFACE PROTECTION COATINGS
WHY CHOOSE OPTI COAT ?
The Leading Paint Protection available on the market within Australia. Addicted to Detail Whitsundays, located in Airlie Beach is proudly supplying & installing Opti-Coat PRO+ to vehicles from Moranbah through to Ayr.
Premium Detailing & premium products teamed with professionally trained, industry leading techniques will deliver the results that can only be enhanced by a product such as Opti-Coat PRO+ made by Optimum Polymer Technologies from Tennessee, America.
WHAT IS OPTI-COAT PRO+ ?
Opti-Coat is a hard wearing, ceramic clear coat for superior resistance to scratching (9H), and protection from chemical etching due to environmental impacts.The Opti-Coat pre-polymer cross links, and forms a continuous protective film on the painted surface it is applied to, similar to a single component isocyanate that forms a clear coat finish.Opti-Coat has better chemical resistance, scratch and mar resistance, and release properties than any automotive paint coating in use. It provides permanent protection for all modern factory paints.
WHAT MAKES OPTI-COAT SO DIFFERENT?
Opti-Coat is not a paint protection wax, sealant or nano coating that will wash away, or break down over time. Opti-Coat bonds permanently with the factory coating, protecting the surface indefinitely and will not delaminate. A single layer of Optimum Clear Coating measures up to 2 microns in thickness. When compared to other paint protection products, Opti-Coat is more than 100 times thicker, with tests showing a wax coating measuring less than 0.02 microns. This allows Opti-Coat to effectively absorb damage that would otherwise affect the factory paint layers. Swirl marks and light scratches are not only decreased by the harder Optimum Ceramic Coating, the factory paint is protected and preserved. Opti-Coat is completely resistant to acidic environmental substances such as bird lime (bird droppings). Unlike your factory clear coating that can be permanently damaged, Opti-Coat will not etch or dissolve when in contact with these substances, and a clean, glossy clear coating is maintained.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF APPLYING OPTI-COAT?
A SUPERIOR CLEAR COAT FILM
Opti-Coat will provide the owner with a superior clear coat film and the most advanced paint protection product in the marketplace, that is resistant to chemical etching, and harder than factory clear coatings to reduce swirls and scratches.
A PERMANENT HYDROPHOBIC SURFACE
Opti-Coat will provide the owner with a permanent hydrophobic surface that is easier to clean, and stays cleaner for longer!
IMPROVED RESALE VALUE
By maintaining a quality finish using the Optimum Clear Coating, you'll also maintain a solid resale value when it comes time to upgrade to a new vehicle.
LEATHER | FABRIC | PLASTICS
Maximum UV Protection for Leather & Vinyl
Opti-Guard Leather & Vinyl creates a hydrophobic coating with concentrated UV absorbers to protect leather seats and dashboards from premature ageing, cracking, and other damage such as colourtransfer and staining of leather seats.Opti-Guard Leather & Vinyl is an acrylic hybrid resin that creates a strong, yet flexible coating for these softer surfaces and high resistance to chemicals. The coating contains special matting agents to maintain the original factory appearance of the surface it is applied to.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Opti-Guard Leather & Vinyl is applied liberally to the surface and left to be absorbed by the substrate. The resin penetrates the surface to produce a permanent bond within the material. This is particularly important for leather seats that are subjected to constant wear and abrasion. As the coating soaks deep within the leather, it is resistant to be removed through normal use.
EXTERIOR GLASS COATING
Improve Driver Visibility with Opti-Glass Pro!
Opti-Glass Pro is designed to chemically bond to silica based surfaces such as automotive glass, to produce a superhydrophobic film. Opti-Glass Pro will increase driver visibility by repelling water that runs off the windscreen at low speeds, and also reduce stone chipping. Compared to silicone based glass sealants, Opti-Glass Pro has far superior durability and resistance to wiper abrasion.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Opti-Glass Pro works by creating an extremely high contact angle between the glass surface and water. This superhydrophobic surface means that the water droplets struggle to cling to the windscreen and roll off, or are blown off as air passes over the vehicle. This enhances the performance of your windscreen wipers, or negates the need to use them at all! Additionally, Opti-Glass Pro can increase windscreen chip resistance by increasing what is known as the coefficient of friction. This means, as an object comes in contact with the windscreen at speed, it is more likely to be deflected than to damage the glass.
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After Care Tips
The Leading Paint Protection available on the market within Australia. Addicted to Detail Whitsundays, located in Airlie Beach is proudly supplying & installing Opti-Coat PRO+ to vehicles from Moranbah through to Ayr. Premium Detailing & premium products teamed with professionally trained, industry leading techniques will deliver the results that can only be enhanced by a product such as Opti- Coat PRO+ made by Optimum Polymer Technologies from America
OPTICOAT CUSTOMER CAR CARE GUIDE
Opti-Coat is the hardest wearing coating available... There are however some simple care methods that should be adhered to to help maintain Opti-Coat's protective properties....
If you have ANY concerns on how to deal with any situation, I STRONGLY suggest that BEFORE you try doing anything yourself... at-least give me a call. It's safer & quicker to get sound advice than it is to do something that may make the situation worse. I am always happy to help so please feel free to contact me.
THE FOLLOWING STANDARDS AND TECHNIQUES WILL ENSURE YOUR OPTI-COAT APPLICATION IS MAINTAINED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARD.
Vehicles should be washed fortnightly at a minimum, to avoid excessive contamination build up on the surface.
Avoid washing your vehicle in direct sunlight – heated panels will evaporate water and soap suds, possibly leaving streaks and water spotting on the surface.
Pre-Rinse – remove as much surface contamination as possible before handling the paintwork. Dirt particles are highly abrasive. Pre-rinsing will minimise exposure to the coating.
Wash Cleanest Panels First – Leaving the dirtiest panels last will avoid cross contamination. Usually this involves washing upper surfaces (roof, bonnet, boot) first, followed by upper side panels and leaving lower panels last. NEVER use the same soap and sponge/mitt for wheel cleaning.
Dispose of contaminated water – empty any buckets that become too contaminated and refill with fresh, clean soap.
Always dry the vehicle completely and never allow to “air dry”. Tap water contains minerals. When the water evaporates, these minerals are deposited on the surface creating “waterspots” or “watermarks”. As the minerals harden with heat they can be extremely difficult to remove from the surface.
Use specialised microfibre drying cloths – such as waffle weave drying towels or microfibre chamois. Avoid excessive wiping of the surface and allow the absorbent material to soak up surface water. Low pressure rinsing also known as “sheeting” can remove excess water and make drying easier.
SPOT REMOVAL OF SURFACE CONTAMINATION
Never use abrasive products to polish the coating and remove spot contamination.
Never use excessive rubbing and force to remove spot contamination
Surface contamination such as bird droppings, tar, tree sap should be removed as soon as possible to avoid temporary staining of the coating and/or hardening on the surface requiring professional removal.
REMEMBER.... I am only a phone call away if you have ANY concerns...
PH. 0419 480 749
~ paint protection film ~
SELF HEALING STONE CHIP PROTECTION FILM
Designing, Refining, Testing & Producing our Ultra PPF has been an intense process. As with anything in our range, we set about creating & producing a PPF Film that is made with the highest of quality components that is thoroughly tested & adjusted, reproduced & re tested until we are satisfied that the end product is unique to any other stone chip film on the market.
OPTI COAT ULTRA PPF
STONE CHIP & HARD IMPACT PROTECTIVE FILM
KEEP YOUR VEHICLE IN PRISTINE CONDITION WITH OPTI-COAT PAINT PROTECTION FILM (PPF).
THE ULTIMATE™ PROTECTION FROM STONE CHIPS AND IMPACTS!
Opti-Coat Paint Protection Film (PPF) is a 0.2mm, optically clear film digitally cut to custom fit your car and then professionally applied to protect your painted surface from daily hazards such as stone chips, tree branches and sharp objects. Opti-Coat PPF Ultra features a self-healing top coat that reforms and repairs light scratches in the film and maintains a high gloss.
OPTI-COAT PPF SOFTWARE
To create a perfect fit for for your vehicle, we use Opti-Coat PPF software. This allows authorised dealers to download patterns of specific vehicle makes and models directly to a plotter for precision cutting of the Opti-Coat Paint Protection Film.
PROFESSIONAL QUALITY & INSTALLATION
Our Opti-Coat dealers are experienced professionals using the ultimate in paint protection film. Their installation expertise, combined with the Opti-Coat PPF software, ensure form-fitted perfection guaranteed against defects such as splitting, cracking and yellowing for 10 years.
opti-coat ~cAR care products~
CAR CARE MADE EASY…
From …. PreWash Decontamination
The Opti Coat Range of pre wash decontamination products were designed with many key factors being of utmost importance, one being that….. Every Item Produced & Released is to be of Premium Professional Quality that give results like No Other, YET……….. are easily used by the Every Day Enthusiasts
To….. Premium Care Care Products
Whether your Vehicle has been Coated in Opti Coat PRO+ or our Opti Coat PPF or not, the range of Opti Coat Car Care Products will not only make looking after your pride & joy much easier, the protective qualities of each product is 2nd to none. With a product for every purpose… all your Car Care needs are covered
Opti Coat have you Covered
One word describes the way in which all Opti Coat products are created …. SYNERGY. The range of products were created to either WORK together or COMPLIMENT each other. Want to know what items your vehicle would benefit from ? Get in touch with Damo to find out. With products like these it’s a fact that a little bit really does go a long way.
WHY IS TINTING YOUR WINDOWS IMPORTANT ?
The most important advantage of window tint is also the least known. While the windshield is made of a glass and plastic laminate, the side and rear windows are made of tempered glass. In case of an accident, they shatter into thousands of tiny chunks. Window tint film keeps the majority of these from flying around and showering the occupants, adding an extra safety measure in case of an accident. Any quality tinting film is strong enough to hold the glass together even in the worst of accidents.
Aside from all the young drivers who like to black out their windows with the darkest tint they can, window tint is also a desirable aesthetic upgrade for the more mature, older audience as well. Putting a nice light-colored tint on any automobile gives it a noticeable, classy appearance.
Many people tint their windows to hide expensive items like GPS units, sound systems, tools, and other valuable equipment that can be easily seen from the outside, making it an obvious target for thieves. Tint is an effective and cheap alternative to expensive alarm systems for people concerned about keeping their valuables safe.
If you want to make your car glare proof on bright sunny day, tint is pretty much the only option you have. It is effective enough that even lighter shades can cancel most of the problems caused by glare. And the darker shades will eliminate glare completely.
Many people notice the added comfort of tinting on hot and sunny days when the sun is beating down on your their all day, trapping all the heat inside in the same way the greenhouse effect traps heat inside the earth’s atmosphere. Tint your car and you’ll never again be burnt by your cars hot interior when you go to sit down.
Lastly, all window tint, no matter how dark, cuts out 99% of UVA and UVB rays. Those are the rays responsible for fading the interior of your automobile, not to mention they are also harmful they are to your skin. So if you want keep your interior, and your skin, looking new, tint is the way to go.
5 REASONS TO TINT YOUR VEHICLES WINDOWS
Your car is a valuable asset that you want to last as long as possible. Having window tinting professionally installed on your vehicle is a great way to protect your investment. Window film blocks harsh sunshine that can fade upholstery and discolor leather and vinyl. It protects car interiors from cracking and warping to keep your car looking newer longer. Window tinting also blocks windshield glare to decrease eye fatigue from direct sun and bright nighttime headlights.
UV RAY BLOCKAGE
Car window tinting can block up to 99% of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays that can accelerate skin aging and cause skin cancer. Even clear window film or a light tint can block out both damaging UVA and UVB rays. For people who drive for extended periods of time, window film protection provides a critical advantage to safeguard against this risk.
SOLAR HEAT REJECTION
If you’ve battled finding the right level of air conditioning for all of your passengers, window tinting can help resolve that dilemma. Depending on the grade, window film can block anywhere from 35-65% of the solar heat that builds up in a car. You can balance climate and comfort for everyone and cut down fuel consumption from air conditioning overuse.
SHATTERED GLASS PROTECTION
The safety benefits of installing window film on your car cannot be underestimated. Window film is designed to keep glass from shattering if an object hits it. In the event of a car accident, passengers are protected from flying glass shards and from being ejected through windows. Additionally, thieves will find it difficult to break through tinted glass and get into your car.
PRIVACY AND SECURITY
Window tinting comes in a wide range of shading to provide a level of privacy for you and your passengers as you go down the road. When you park the car, you can walk away and know that prying eyes cannot see your valuables inside.
The benefits of installing window tint include more than simply improving the look of your car. It can add to your peace of mind when you want to protect your vehicle and those who travel with you.