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Old 09-25-2017, 01:30 PM
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Yah ... But that Trucoat ...

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Old 09-25-2017, 07:26 PM
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$800 for the simonize and interior refresh? That is fraudulant. Any full service car wash can do the same job for under $200! Or diy for under $50, and get 2 waxings.

For proper care, undercarriage wash in the spring, wax in the spring and fall, and for interior, same time as waxing.
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Old 09-25-2017, 08:02 PM
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This is a year 2010 post. 7 years old.

Best car wax:

Collinite 845 or Collinite 476S. If an older car Collinite 476S AND Collinite 840 pre-wax.

Some others are good. Some better then others. But Collinite is at the top.
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Old 02-16-2019, 12:36 AM
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Originally Posted by rosecitywanderer View Post
Go ahead and have them do it but just so it's out there, that 7-year sealant that the dealers like to sell is the biggest bunch of baloney out there. I'm a professional detailer on the side and can say that there is no such thing as a sealant that lasts 7 years. With proper care on a garaged car, sealant will last six months...TOPS.

So the next time you buy a car and they ask you if you want their magical sealant, just say no.
This is a very old thread but I came across it and just had to comment for any who does come across it in the future. One post talking about Simoniz being garbage and in the next sentence says to use a polymer sealant. FYI Simoniz is the ultimate polymer sealant. They use a chemical called polysiloxane. It's used by NASA for the coating of almost every panel sent to space, it's used on solar to protect them from the elements. Tech has changed. Some salesman dont! FACT!
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Old Today, 09:55 AM
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I hate when dealers add this kind of crap to their cars before they hit the lot. when we bought my wifes atlas it had 1500 worth of this stuff. $300 3M edge and door guards ( $20.00 on amazon), $300.00 for front window tint, and $800 for whatever paint and interior protectant they say they do but have no proof they actually did it. Even with it done I have a hard time with an $800 price tag for $30 worth of wax applied by a $7.00 an hour teenager.

The kicker- the tint and 3M stuff and window tint wasn't even on the car but was on the window sticker, and when I asked for certificate or proof the protection was applied they had nothing. I negotiated off the sticker price and ended up buying the auto for around $5k off. still ended up with all of the extras they tried to make me purchase
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