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Toolfan66
01-01-2011, 06:43 PM
Has anybody had this done on their car or bike?? It's expensive but is it worth it??

thsmith
01-01-2011, 07:24 PM
I am not familiar with it but I think a new paint job needs to breath before you start sealing it.

I pretty much stick with Maguire's when I had show bikes.

thsmith
01-01-2011, 07:29 PM
After reading up on it I would be inclined to talk to a local custom paint shop and see what they have to say.

I pretty much ignore anything a dealership is trying to sell as an up sale.

Toolfan66
01-01-2011, 07:50 PM
Thanks!!!

Polkersince85
01-01-2011, 07:58 PM
It's a used car now. Go ahead and pour a half bag of M&Ms behind the back seat and spill a beer all over the front. :eek:

A $12 can of Meguire's will go a long way. IMO

kawizx9r
01-01-2011, 08:20 PM
If it were a new paint job, you'd want to give it a good 3-4 weeks for it to cure.

The top layer/coat might feel hard but the paint underneath will remain soft and can be damaged easily.

Since it's a factory paint job, 'new paint' isn't an issue here. I've used Meguire's on all my bikes and cars and love it.

Toolfan66
01-01-2011, 08:29 PM
Well not sure if I got suckered into this when I purchased my car, It goes in thursday for this glasscoat. it sounded good at the time with the warranty for the paint on the car (7 years on a new car) but now I'm second guessing my decision.

Reading on the net it seems to be a 50/50 on what people think about it.

I have a bad feeling this stuff is over hyped. oh well as long as it don't affect the finish in a bad way I guess it will be done since I payed for it..

nap
01-01-2011, 08:48 PM
I had bought the paint protection from Ziebart which was applied once a year. I personally was very satisfied with it. I never had to wax the car and it always had a nice sheen to it even after a year. I never had problems with bird droppings damaging the paint. This was for a used car that was 4 years old when I bought it. I hope this helps to ease your mind. Cheers. :cool:

Toolfan66
01-01-2011, 08:52 PM
I had bought the paint protection from Ziebart which was applied once a year. I personally was very satisfied with it. I never had to wax the car and it always had a nice sheen to it even after a year. I never had problems with bird droppings damaging the paint. This was for a used car that was 4 years old when I bought it. I hope this helps to ease your mind. Cheers. :cool:

It does help,

Thanks!!

F1nut
01-01-2011, 09:05 PM
It comes with a clear coat, there's no need to put some other type of coating on that.

F1nut
01-01-2011, 09:11 PM
Culled from their site,
Forms permanent protection against, acid rain, tree sap, Bird waste, insects, road salt, hard water and spray paint
Provides outstanding long-term shine and protection


That's exactly what the clear coat from the factory does and why they started using clear coats in the first place.

Sherardp
01-01-2011, 09:15 PM
Got it on my BMW and had it done to my Escalade. Well worth the price of admission, though Japan maybe a little more in price. Keeps the paint looking outstanding. Once it's done my provider recomends a follow up after 3 yrs. Looks awesome though. Couple pics of it done with my ACS roof spoiler installed.

http://i450.photobucket.com/albums/qq227/gixxer_rydder/IMG_0375.jpg

http://i450.photobucket.com/albums/qq227/gixxer_rydder/IMG_0374.jpg

thsmith
01-01-2011, 10:31 PM
TFLF, Extra protection is good and the good thing is they can't throw back on you if there are problems with the paint in the future.

Toolfan66
01-01-2011, 11:12 PM
TFLF, Extra protection is good and the good thing is they can't throw back on you if there are problems with the paint in the future.

True,and it's paid for. It's been 5yrs since we bought a new car and I have never heard of it before..

Keiko
01-02-2011, 06:07 AM
FWIW, I use Liquid Glass on my Tacoma and Subaru. It's kind of a pain to buff out, but it's worth the effort. I apply 2 coats initially, then maintain it once a year. Good stuff.

http://www.autogeek.net/liqglasautpo.html

VR3
01-02-2011, 07:45 AM
Zaino is the ****

http://www.zainostore.com/Merchant2/photos/blacktalg.jpg

Sherardp
01-02-2011, 08:05 AM
Zaino is the ****

http://www.zainostore.com/Merchant2/photos/blacktalg.jpg

+1 it is very good wax.

zarrdoss
01-02-2011, 10:53 AM
Meguiar's gold class works great for me, they offered the same thing when I got the truck but I decided not to do it.

54346

GaryZ06
01-02-2011, 01:18 PM
Zaino is the ****

http://www.zainostore.com/Merchant2/photos/blacktalg.jpg

Been using it for over 10 years.

Poee7R
01-02-2011, 01:19 PM
+1 on Zaino.

Ive used alot of products over the years, nothing stands up or looks as good in my opinion.

Also their leather cleaner and conditioner are awesome, smells like a nice new baseball glove.

Check em out.

http://www.zainostore.com/


Dave