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Old 11-01-2012, 06:33 AM
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I had paint protection on my car and it was shite doesn't tell us a lot. What was the product called? Most of the paint protection products on the market are rubbish I agree, particularly anything sold by the dealers.

I have to say though, that Opticoat is doing what it claims on my Jeep, in the 8 months I've had it on. The proof will be over several years, but so far, so good.


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Re: Paint protection is it worth getting it..

A car dealer I knew when I lived in NY told me 15% of the dealership's profit came from all the crap that was sold after the deal was made on the car.

The folks selling it didn't actually work for the dealership. It was a private company that had people in most of the dealerships and often were called the 'financial advisor'. They would handle the paperwork to process the loan while trying to sell some add ons.
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Re: Paint protection is it worth getting it..

"financial advisor" = "Ming Mole"
The word MING came from the crap product they tried to push. I understand the same product also covered as dishwashing soap, dog shampoo, waterproofer for plastic containers, whiteboard cleaner, as well as pimple and wart remover.
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Re: Paint protection is it worth getting it..

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I had paint protection on my car and it was shite doesn't tell us a lot. What was the product called? Most of the paint protection products on the market are rubbish I agree, particularly anything sold by the dealers.

I have to say though, that Opticoat is doing what it claims on my Jeep, in the 8 months I've had it on. The proof will be over several years, but so far, so good.


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Not sure if that was a question for me. I cannot remember the product name otherwise I would have said. Just goes to show, it made absolutely no lasting impression on me. Maybe I could have said I didn't remember. It seems the general consensus is most paint protection isn't worth the cost.
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:42 AM
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Not sure if that was a question for me. I cannot remember the product name otherwise I would have said. Just goes to show, it made absolutely no lasting impression on me. Maybe I could have said I didn't remember. It seems the general consensus is most paint protection isn't worth the cost.
It was, but I didn't mean it to sound snarky, sorry if it came across that way. I was just interested in what the specific product is, as they claim to work in different ways


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Re: Paint protection is it worth getting it..

While clearing out the filing cabinet, I come across some old papers. It was Moto One.

No offense taken. I just never saw the post until much later. Seems I am not getting email notifications.
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Re: Paint protection is it worth getting it..

Went to a retired panel beater in our suburb. He quoted 550 to wax and polish the jeep. He said this should last about a year. I didn't accept because if I am paying that amount of money it should last a couple of years. Heck if it is going to last only a year I might as well wax the car myself every 6 months.

Do you know if Opti Coat 2+ lasts longer than couple of years?
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:51 PM
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Re: Paint protection is it worth getting it..

Define "LAST" ?
Will it have the same 100% protecting after 2 years? I very much doubt it.
However, it would probably still have more protection after that time than the majority of other sealants.
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Re: Paint protection is it worth getting it..

I honestly don't see what the fuss is about, I have been in the automotive industry for over 30 years and a great deal of that time has been with paint and refinish. If you can spend about an hour every six months and apply a good coat of wax, thats all you need. I currently use Mothers Carnuba wax (about 30 - 40 bucks), took about 40 min to apply last weekend. You will find bugs, birdshit and fallout will wash off a lot easier.

Thats my 2 cents worth anyway.

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I think I agree with you. I would rather spend 550 on decking the car out with side steps front tow hook. I can wax every 3 months and make it a family event!

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Can you wax for me too?
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Wax on Wax off

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