In 2012 Opti-Coat was submitted to CSIRO for independent testing of chemical resistance, and scratch resistance claims. Opti-Coat is the first and only coating in the protection industry to submit to such voluntary testing to Australian standards.

Concentrated acids and ethanol were used to simulate the effects of environmental substances on the coating all with no effect, and a tungsten carbide needle used to see how much pressure was required to penetrate the coating.

Chemical Resistance ASTM D1308-02
Hydrochloric Acid (Concentrated): No Effect
Phosphoric Acid (Concentated): No Effect
Ethanol: No Effect

Scratch Resistance AS 1580 Method 403.1
Resistance: 1100g