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Old 10-07-2004, 19:24   #1 (permalink)
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Paint Protection?

Has anyone had the sentry paint protection done to there car where you dont have to polish it and no bird crap etc wont stick to it, if so what do you think of it.
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Old 10-07-2004, 19:36   #2 (permalink)
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Waste of money...

Wax it with some expensive wax when you get it home and ultimately your doing the same thing... for alot less money.
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Old 10-08-2004, 01:54   #3 (permalink)
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I work as a car detailer and see heaps of cars come through work with Paint protection stickers on them. I havent seen 1 yet that had above average paint. In fact most of them have been a bit below average probally due to the owners being slack cause they think this stuff they have paid 100's for actually works.

Waste of money IMHO.

Go and buy some good wax and if thats to much effort then buy a white car...
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I wouldn't recommend it.

I've had a paint protection package on a new car previously, and for about 6 months the car looked freshly waxed after every wash.

After that though, it started looking a bit ordinary, and I had to cut it back before I could polish it.

You still have to get bird poop off straight away as it can still affect your paint.

The other guys are right, dont bother, its not worth it. If you are on the coast rust protection is worth it though.
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Does it help protect against stone chips and light scratches.
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Re: Paint Protection?

It completely depends on what you call "paint protection". Sure, the slap on jobs with a 6/12 month warranty are not worth anything, but there are others that are genuinely good. I can vouch for this because I have a paint protection that is comparable to a final layer of paint on the car, but is clear and glass-like. The theory is that is locks in the colour, its shine...and protects from fine scratches, bird crap, etc.
And for you skeptics, I have a lifetime warranty that covers all of these things. So there are good ones around.
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Re: Paint Protection?

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It completely depends on what you call "paint protection". Sure, the slap on jobs with a 6/12 month warranty are not worth anything, but there are others that are genuinely good. I can vouch for this because I have a paint protection that is comparable to a final layer of paint on the car, but is clear and glass-like. The theory is that is locks in the colour, its shine...and protects from fine scratches, bird crap, etc.
And for you skeptics, I have a lifetime warranty that covers all of these things. So there are good ones around.
Well pass on the name I'm happy to become an ex-sceptic
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Glad you got the warranty cause if you keep the car for say 10 yrs i bet the paint will be in the same condition as if you hadnt of had it.....
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Re: Paint Protection?

I got FORD paint protection with mine. Waste of money. Was told by a Ford panel shop manager that the dealers just pay some company to send a kid out to slap it on, and its just basically Turtle Wax or something you could buy yourself. They got mine all over the black plastic parts (ie around the side mirrors) and it was a bitch to get off.

Ive had bird shit on it, and it didnt protect the paint from that. Do it yourself, choose the product and save money.

I have no idea about professional paint protection, say done by a high end panel shop - that could be worth a go.
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I get it on black cars ...... every LITTLE bit helps ..... save your $$ ...
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