+1Hydrajaws said:I sought the opinion recently of a professional automotive paint shop manager regarding these paintwork treatments that are being offered by dealers these days and the reply was
"Do not waste your money as most of them do not last and are no better than polishing the original finish on the car with a quality product such as Autoglym." More important is that the bodyshops hate dealing with accident repairs to a car treated with these wonder products as most of them contain silicon and unless eradicated totally new paint does not like it and causes all sorts of problems.
Finally,the only reason dealers pressurise customers into having paint,leather and carpet treatments is the huge commission offered to them on sales and then dealers car cleaners do not apply them properly.
I took the information on board and will be using Autoglym resin polish as I have done for the last 25 years.
So in the end I capitulated! Went for the Autoglym Lifeshine that they offered for £290 after lots of saying "no"catwoman said:
My dealer ended up throwing in Autoglym Lifeshine free of charge, so that shows you just how much profit there is in these products!MikeyT said:With my F-Pace due to arrive at the dealership at the end of September, I have been having e-mail dialogue with them expressing my concern about the internal and external treatment they are offering. This purely because of the issues raised on this forum in a number of threads.
They included Supaguard within my order, effectively automatically, without any real discussion about the merits or otherwise, at an invoice cost of £568.
Despite my concerns being raised, they insisted that the coating/treatment was sound and that the process was carried out by professionals who had been used for many years.
On the basis of this, I asked them for details of the process for my review and consideration, including details of guarantees, etc.
In response, an email has arrived today, stating the following...........
" Regarding the internal and external finishing, we would recommend the Protech system which is our developed product for the exterior and interior protection. We have now moved onwards since Supagard which is what was originally offered. We will also get you a discount price of £479 for it as opposed to the £568 currently quoted."
Would welcome the views of other forum members in regard to this latest development.