paint protection - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-05-03, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
fullthrottle's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 695
Question paint protection

Anyone had this applied to their car? Is it worth the $600?
fullthrottle is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-05-03, 12:05 AM
Sammy's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Playing Doom 3
Age: 35
Posts: 284
Re: paint protection

It's not worth it really, spend the $600 on something else. You will never notice the paint protection.
Sammy is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-05-03, 01:18 AM
Full of useless info!
Formerly's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Nthn Beaches, Sydney
Age: 33
Posts: 217
Re: paint protection

what does it do anyway...apart from the obvious 'protecting' no use against some idiot and his set of keys....
Formerly is offline  
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-05-03, 05:56 PM
C'dore Convert
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 26
The dealer will try and sell you kinds of add on services......rust proofing, paint protection/glazing, scotch guarding, doobywhacker anti-static gizmo charging etc...

Just say no. You can get all these things done by yourself at a much cheaper price, cutting out the dealer/middle man fat on the top.

PLUS, some of these services are total crap anyway. Paint glazing? Is a car a donut or something?

You don't need paint protection......look after your car, clean it often, give it TLC instead.

And if you must get it 'rustproofed'.......take it to someone who you see an example of their work before hand...they should do a frickin thoroughjob for it to be worth the cash. And to be honest I'd probably still only get it if you lived real close to a beach or a lead mine!


PS does anyone know what rustproofers use to rustproof anymore? Do they still use fish oil, or wax or sump oil??? Or something else?
Gadro is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-05-03, 10:54 PM
rod c's Avatar
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 1,114
Re: paint protection

I had paint protection on one car, a complete waste of money. Buy a good wash and wax brand.
rod c is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-05-03, 11:27 PM
Registered User
Aussie Falcon's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 2,153
Re: paint protection

Be careful of rust protection. A friend of mine had it done to a new BA Falcon. Whatever they sprayed got between the muffler and the body and emits a very foul smell as it burns off, it is so bad he has to have the windows always up. He has had it in at the dealer a few times to get it steamed off but it doesn't help.
The poor sucker also got paint protection!
Aussie Falcon is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-06-03, 12:06 AM
FF Town Sheriff
philbie's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Moama
Age: 45
Posts: 1,165
Re: paint protection



" i will own another V8, just what type of body it's in is another question. "
philbie is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-06-03, 03:07 AM
walking power
Fordy's Avatar
Join Date: May 2001
Location: who cares
Posts: 3,035
Re: paint protection

Someone was saying in another thread yesterday that its just polish. And most of that money($600) goes to the dealer or rep???
Fordy is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-06-03, 03:48 AM
Rip Up The Track Join OFR
XRFPV8's Avatar
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 6,021
Re: paint protection

dealer gave me windows tinted, fabric protection, paint protection $770 the lot, you never have to polish your car, just once a year inspection any fading or bad paint they will fix for free. its like a insurance policy for your paint..


Rods Rocket, Boss n/a 290 Unichip Tuned by APS et:12.6@110 Mph
We are all inclined to judge ourselves by our ideals; others, by their acts.

XRFPV8 is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Exterior | Body | Paint
Gear in this thread - Powered by O'Reilly Auto Parts

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2004 SVT Mustang Cobra Mystichrome Aussie Falcon Ford SVT Vehicles | SVO Vehicles 15 11-09-03 11:08 AM
Paint Protection GLENNL1977 Exterior | Body | Paint 4 07-26-03 05:06 AM
What paint protection do you use? laminge Exterior | Body | Paint 31 06-13-03 08:31 AM
Anyone got Wynns paint protection?? TheBow Exterior | Body | Paint 4 06-12-02 02:31 AM
If Qantas sold paint Falchoon The Pub 6 04-19-02 11:48 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome