Hydrajaws wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:01 pm
corriescar66 wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:21 pm
Don't worry.... I was originally skeptical of these coatings, having been fleeced by Supagard....
Now coming to the end of year 2 with GTechniq and, in the words of The Monkees, 'I'm a believer'... So much so, I had my XKR done earlier in the summer too..
Looks great and undoubtedly be better protected for the Scottish winter to come than the ones covered in Swiss cheese...
If anyone feels that something from a bottle is incapable of protecting paintwork
then I suggest they buy a bottle and try it on any metal painted surface (not your car). Let it go hard and then try to get it off. You'll need wet & dry paper and a lot of elbow grease.
If anyone would like some free wax and all the many pre treatment bottles, they're welcome to come and get it.....
I considered having my first F Pace treated with Geotech ceramic but fortunately I mentioned this to a friend who runs a very large body shop doing insurance work for some of the large companies. "Snake Oil and The Kings New Clothes" was mentioned but on a serious note the recommendation was not to do it. The main reason being that the very hard surface protection is almost impossible to remove should any paint work be required after accident damage. Body shops hate ceramic coatings and the insurance companies are seriously looking at the exta costs involved in having to strip treated panels prior to painting and who then retreats the painted panel and at what cost? Paint correction very definately yes but regularly use a good wax polish to preserve the shine. Call me sceptical if you will but where did all this ceramic paint treatment come from? The USA and that says it all!!! As somebody else has suggested get the factory paint corrected and I suggest buy a tin of the old Simonize yellow wax for around £7 and this will produce a shine equal to these new fangled unproven products.
Your post is based on opinions only -yours and second hand ones.
Mine is based on FACT. As I said, I was sceptical, but having had it applied to two of my cars AND having one repaired in a body shop, the only thing you are correct about is that to have coatings re-applied on repaired panels is disproportionately expensive to having the whole car done.
Feel free to keep using 20th century techniques to keep your XF clean and shiny. I don't have the time to spend on 4 days polishing and waxing a car only to have it covered in pollen stuck to the wax the next day.
I fail to see that without having any first hand knowledge of these products, the people that apply them, the ease of cleaning or the quality of the finish, that you are qualified to give any comments on them one way or the other.
A friends son had his car repaired by an insurance company approved 'large body shop' recently. It came back with different number plates front and back and missing the grill badge. They didn't know the difference between Hans Christian Andersen and Elvis either...
Perhaps we should do a poll for those that have coated their cars and ask if they would do it again...