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I've had inevitable chat with my dealer regarding paint protection treatment. They offer Jewelultra Diamondbrite and was originally asking £450 for external and internal treatment. After a bit of haggling he had suggested he can do it for around £250! ( Shows the extortionate markup!).

Has anyone used this type before or have experience of it? At £250 is has got me thinking about it.

I've also been looking into gtechniq and ultimate finish (http://www.theultimatefinish.co.uk/car-care-blog/new-car-protection/jaguar-f-pace-first-edition/) are close to me and have done an FE recently as per the link.

The price for a ceramic protection would be x3 more than the dealer offer for theirs. Clearly ultimate finish would be a higher standard of application, they'd want the car for 1-2 days for the job!

The dealer has assured me that their protection is applied in-house by an experienced detailer.

On a side note I saw I on the ultimate finish site a XJL which had its callipers painted red with their detailing.. Couldn't resist a cheeky ask on how much more that would be :p
 

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I would not even pay your dealer £250 as they are still ripping you off big time !!!
I have just bought the Diamondbrite base-coat and finish glaze coat in 2 bottles off E bay £1 each and £2.85 postage and spent a lovely 2 hours applying it to my F Pace with excellent results.
 

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Im going the detailing route. Had the same £450 quote quickly reduced to £250 too. The detailer I've visited had two golfs just finished they looked beautiful. Waited this long another couple of days won't hurt.
 

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I've looked into this a lot as was fascinated by the benefits once I realised what they were.
If this is a good ceramic coat which I guess it is then £250 is surely a steal. I know you can buy the stuff yourself but the time and effort for me is worth much more than that and it's done properly and should have guarantee.

To do the job right is pretty much an all day job and who works for much less. You can go with a much more comprehensive detail with a really specialist detailer using modesta or ceramic pro and they will take 2-3 days and charge £1000 - £1500 for the job,.

Your spending a lot of money on the car so if you have a coating that means you don't have to polish your car and it's protected from bird much and other dirt as well as fading must be good value.

For me allowing me to not have to polish and just do easy washes even for a few years is well worth the £500 I'm paying for a gen 3 glass coat which is a ceramic coat.
 

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I would not even pay your dealer £250 as they are still ripping you off big time !!!
I have just bought the Diamondbrite base-coat and finish glaze coat in 2 bottles off E bay £1 each and £2.85 postage and spent a lovely 2 hours applying it to my F Pace with excellent results.
I guess it's about what you value. £250 to me doesn't seem unreasonable for somebody to spend a good number of Hours on the have to clean dry and apply properly and do,the inside which surely takes best part of a day. I'd not let any of my guys spend long doing work for a client for that amount. Personally for me I'd not want to spend 4 hrs polishing my car given to will last a while and has a guarantee for me personally means it's a snip given what the car is costing me.
 

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The Diamondbrite is a polymer based protection and that probably explains the cost the dealer offered!

I'm leaning towards paying the premium and getting it done properly with the due care and attention I think the job deserves.

The detailers recommended that the car goes to them unprepared. I need to see hoe the dealer feels doing the handover dirty car with all the transportation guff on it still. Also weary it's going to be difficult to see any imperfections prior to accepting the car if it's not clean and ready to go
 

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The Diamondbrite is a polymer based protection and that probably explains the cost the dealer offered!

I'm leaning towards paying the premium and getting it done properly with the due care and attention I think the job deserves.

The detailers recommended that the car goes to them unprepared. I need to see hoe the dealer feels doing the handover dirty car with all the transportation guff on it still. Also weary it's going to be difficult to see any imperfections prior to accepting the car if it's not clean and ready to go
Ahh sorry thought it was ceramic. I thought about the 2 day thing but a one day compromise for just under £600 is what I went for. Just hope dealer hasn't done too much prep. Did ask not to.
 
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