New Buick purchased, now the dealer is pushing their 'lifetime' paint
warranty where they apply some sort of Teflon/wax coating for the small
fee of 'only' $600 ! Anyone had any experience with this or is just
another way for them to make the big bucks ?
Also looking at a 3M product that is a clear film that is applied to
various areas to prevent dings, etc. Again....any comments ?
My opinion also regarding the 'teflon'. Still curious about the clear
plastic covering tho. Would it prevent the normal 'chips' etc encountered ?
Never talked to anyone that has had it.
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On Sun, 16 Dec 2007 08:47:35 -0600, firstname.lastname@example.org (Zork) wrote:
I've got a 2002 BUICK. ( cream )
They must've used great stuff when they painted it.
The finish still looks "a foot deep"
and, it washes up like it just came from the factory.
Personally, I think the solid colors hold up
much better than the metallic finishes.
Some of the newer imports look like
they used a spray can directly over the sheet metal.
BTW re dealer add-on coatings;
They don't seem to hold up under the Arizona summer sun.
I've seen more than a few cars with peeling clear-coat.
$600 profit for the dealer. Waste of time & money especially if YOU
don't keep a car more than 5 - 6 years. My parents 91 Cadillac has never
been waxed until this year and the finish still looked fantastic prior
to waxing it.
Today's auto paints are very good, just keep it waxed.
Many dealers in the Chicago area are adding these wax & interior
treatments and tape stripes to a car with an added $1000 to the price
tag. Its called Car Artistry on the add on sticker on the rear window.
91 Bonneville 310,936
05 Park Ave 64,225
There was a post in <alt.autos.corvette> earlier
this year on GM refusing to honor a warranty
claim on paint following a dealer applied coating.
Get it *in writing* that the dealer agrees to
repair any paint defect that GM refuses to honor.
Personal opinion -- GM's current clear coats are
great by themselves.
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