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    Hi recently went to a main dealer for a possible purchase of an alpine white coupe.The salesman was really talking up the treatment they do to the paintwork to stop you having to polish it for a few years.
    I personally enjoy cleaning my cars so not interested,but how good is the treatment they do ??and they charge £300 which ill never pay.
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    Basically, its similar to what we do at Volkswagen... Its basically an Autoglym lifeshine kit, You get a bag, with all your usual stuff from polish to fast glass and interior clean. It also includes a sealed pack which the valeters use on your car before you pick it up ( with all the stuff in the bag you get, just in a once use kit )

    The stuff BMW use is supposed to be the best there is, i dont know exactly what they use, but i had a friend who was a valeter at BMW a couple of years ago, and he said the stuff they use was Very, very good.

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    I paid for "Seal and protect" on my wifes new MINI Countryman last month....

    Not really convinced it was woth the money TBH, yeah the water beads well and yeah you get a satchel with some stuff in, but other than some of the polishes I would never use the sponges and applicators anywhere near one of my cars...

    I might be biased, but I think that I can get a better finish myself with some of the products that I use - only time will tell if it really lasts for a couple of years...

    P.S. I expect that a new car would look the business TBH, but I think that in future I would have a detailing specialist do a proper job on it instead, after all it's only as good as the person applying it.
     
     

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    It's going to be something similar to (if not) something like supaguard. IMO doesn't work and not worth the money to be applied by some monkey.

    You can get away with loadsa blemishes on white, i'd personally use AG SRP on it to keep it looking clean when it dulls down. If your after removing swirls then that's a total different conversation
     
     

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    My wife's Golf had the AG protection.

    I clayed it off and did it properly in the end
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    Absolute waist of money, and i'm not saying that just because i'm a detailer. The products themselves aren't too bad, but will not last as long as they say (and probably no more than 3-4 months) but the biggest problem is guarenteeing it is done to a high standard. If the person applying it has no detailing experience then they will inflict swirls and light scratches due to poor technique, and then seal that poor finish in.

    In my opinion, your money would be better spent paying a pro detailer to "enhance" the finish, and then waxing yourself every few months with a quality wax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GavGTD View Post
    Absolute waist of money, and i'm not saying that just because i'm a detailer. The products themselves aren't too bad, but will not last as long as they say (and probably no more than 3-4 months) but the biggest problem is guarenteeing it is done to a high standard. If the person applying it has no detailing experience then they will inflict swirls and light scratches due to poor technique, and then seal that poor finish in.

    In my opinion, your money would be better spent paying a pro detailer to "enhance" the finish, and then waxing yourself every few months with a quality wax.


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    That's what I said....

    TBH, I have "gone to town" on my own E91 and using some of the stuff I got from Autobrite (and a bit of training) I think it looks better - maybe I am biased... Really like the finish on the "Addiction" wax....
     
     

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