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Old 05-13-2012, 08:38 PM
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Re: Paint Protection.

I've not much experience but I was recommended Maquires Ultimate Liquid Wax. I'd be interest in people's opinion.

FYI - I noticed the above cost from $53.00 AUS upwards so I searched online and found it for $19.97 on Amazon plus $9.00 postage US. I ordered 2 as postage for 2 was $12 and received them one week later. So 2 for less than the price we pay for 1. So my guess is other products may also be much cheaper.
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:08 PM
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Re: Paint Protection.

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Today I started to apply paint protection to the Overland.
Started with a wash, then applied Maquires Claybar with the Quick Detail.
Although the paint "looked good" before I started, it was surprising to see the grit that accumulated in the clay.
So far did the bonnet and front guards.
After the claybar, I gave it another quick wash, then applied Autoglym Extra Gloss Protection.
Although my wife could not see any difference, (late afternoon, after her wiping the back of her hand over the areas that were done, and those not yet done, she could definitely feel the difference.
Also Scotch Guarded the carpets.
Tomorrow, I will attack the remainder of the car, then post some images.
Hi AllyPally,
Where did you buy the Scotchguard. Was it the 3M product. Interested how you applied it and the end result. Does it require a retreatment periodically? Also, do you reckon the clay bar is necessary with such a new car. Looking to give mine the once over as soon as this freakin rain stops!!

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Old 06-01-2012, 12:02 AM
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Re: Paint Protection.

I got the Scotchguard from Bunnings. It is 3M.
Used 2 cans. Removed the mats, tokk them inside, gave a good vacume clean then sprayed and left overnight to dry. Did the same to the car capets. Let them dry overnight, and spray sparingly.
As for Claybaring, you should be able to determine whether or not it is required by close examination of your paint, by feel and sight. Remember, it has had plastic glued to most panels during shipping. A good strong detergent may achieve the same result as claybar if the feel is good.
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Re: Paint Protection.

I just ordered a car bra for the frontend. Ordered in the same Cherry Red, on Thursday, and it arrived by courier next day. Not everyone likes these covers, and I am a little weary of them against the paint. But, since it "blends" with the car, it should be better than having stone chips on the front and bugs in the grill.
I must post pics when I install it.
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Re: Paint Protection.

Will it work with the ACC ?
They are great for the country trips and are fine for the paintwork if fitted correctly.
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Re: Paint Protection.

It should work with the ACC. I sent them a photo of the bulb, and it looks like they have added a cutout for it.
I will fit it up on the weekend.
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It should work with the ACC. I sent them a photo of the bulb, and it looks like they have added a cutout for it.
I will fit it up on the weekend.
I got the bra in my purchase deal (mopar I think). It's a good tight fit. There is a cutout for the ACC. The only issue I have is the hole for the number plate is two small for the standard NSW number plate so I need to loosen the plate, feed the bra behind it and retighten. Otherwise no tools or anything are required after the initial plug replacement in the front guards.

I also understand that they shouldn't be used during wet weather and if so then in my opinion it defeats the purpose. I presume that's because dirt and grit gets washed underneath it and/or the inability of it to dry.

When I picked the car up they installed the bonnet section only, then washed the car!!!! I removed it and it was soaking. hung it up in the garage and it dripped for a day before it had any chance of drying out.

I've used the full bra a couple of times when heading out of sydney. Rip it off and the front was bug free excluding chrome grill area.
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Re: Paint Protection.

I did the paint protection today, I used Collinite, car came out really good. I used 5x cans of Scotchguard on seats/carpets etc. Scotchguard is $8 cheaper per can at bunnings compared to supercheap auto. total cost was $87. thanks allypally for the write up.
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