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Old 10-06-2015, 06:43 AM   #1
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Simoniz Glasscoat

Has anyone had experience with this stuff? The dealer wants to apply it to my dad's new Lexus and came off the price of $1200 to $700 rather quickly when he balked. They'll guarantee the application for get this... SEVEN YEARS. That's probably why they can get away with such an absurd pricing structure.

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If others say it's good stuff, I was thinking of buying a bottle and applying it to his new ruby red two stage paint job before he has a chance to scratch the crap out of it in automated washes. (He's 87, and no matter how many times I will tell him to take it to a hand wash place he won't drive that far or pay that much).

BTW, I asked this same question on the FB page for my local PCA club and all I got was pretentious GT3 and Turbo owners telling me they drop their cars off at X shop, followed by those shop owners telling me I can't do what they do and to leave it up to the professionals if I want a durable wet-look finish. What jerks.
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Old 10-06-2015, 07:02 AM   #2
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nothing will stop scratching completely other than a clear bra
That is probably the best thing for you. A clear bra will protect the paint and should last 5-7 years if done properly and the high quality product. It's not cheap, probably $1500- $3000 to do the car depending on how much of the car is done

I had Ceramic pro put on my Targa and I am very pleased. It is scratch resistant. but not scratch proof. It does make keeping the car clean easier.

There are other products as well. Nanoskin, opti-coat, CQuartz

You can do it yourself, but you need to make sure the paint is perfectly prepped and clean , including using a solvent or alcohol to remove all way and polish
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